Aww, soothing the mind. Imagine this: the scent of gardenias. What is more tranquil than inhaling this sweet floral, silky aroma?
Nothing! And kiddos with Autism Spectrum Disorder will agree. I have been working with kiddos on all different levels of the spectrum for over a year now. It is no surprise that one remedy to soothe an angry client is the scent of gardenias.
As a client becomes agitated, the one thing that has worked time and time again is rubbing gardenia oil on a client’s temples and beneath their nose. Applying 1 to 3 drops of gardenia oil for a client and encouraging them to engage in breathing exercises is a soothing remedy to relax various personality types.
Maybe this works because the whiff of gardenias allows them to imagine a perfect world filled with flowers or simply because of the gardenia’s intoxicating perfume. Any which way, see it for yourself and add it to one of the plant-iful ways you cope with everyday stressors!