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Surprising Health Benefits of Fresh Flowers

By now you probably know that fresh flowers have the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. A stunning bouquet of flowers can turn any occasion into something special. You may be surprised to know that fresh flowers offer a whole host of health benefits besides making you feel happy.

Summer is a great time to indulge in some self-care and treat yourself or a loved one to some fresh flowers. Below are a few of the health benefits that come with your blooms.

  1. Flowers can improve your mental health
    As mentioned above, fresh flowers have the ability to instantly improve your mood. Whether you receive them as a gift, a get well gesture or even buy them for yourself, your mood will instantly be lifted leaving you feeling loved, happy and satisfied.Fresh flowers can also help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. A bright bouquet can create a calm, soothing space. This allows you to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the flowers, take a few deep breaths and relax.
  2. Sleep better
    When it comes to sleep, flowers are a great addition to any bedroom. Delicate scents from the flowers are proven to lower your heart rate and blood pressure to ensure you are relaxed for a night of deep undisturbed sleep.While lavender is the most thought of flower when it comes to sleep, roses should not be passed over. Their elegant yet light aroma makes for a perfect addition to any bedroom without being overpowering. When picking fresh flowers to help improve sleep, look for light or pastel colours that make you feel calm.
  3.  Add humidity to any room
    If you suffer from sinus or other respiratory issues where you are susceptible to dry airways, throat, sniffles and sneezing, fresh flowers can help add humidity to the air. If dry air is an issue within your home, flowers could be the answer you are looking for. Added humidity will help to create a more comfortable environment and improve symptoms.
  4. Improve Memory and Concentration
    This is a great option for those who have a home office. Fresh flowers and indoor plants help to oxygenate the air boosting brain cells and improving memory and concentration levels. A fresh bouquet not only helps improve memory and overall ability to concentrate for long periods, but bright colours can also inspire and increase creativity.Keeping flowers in your favourite colours can inspire and get creative juices flowing. Changing up your flower colours every couple of weeks can also help to keep you inspired without the chance of the colours blending in and becoming just another object in your space.
  5. Feel Safer
    It has been proven that the colour green makes people feel relaxed, at ease and safe. Green flowers and foliage can help evoke these feelings. Many people often overlook green flowers in favour of more popular blooms but give them a chance and you will be surprised at how helpful they really are. Try adding green bouquets to areas where you like to relax such as your bedroom, bathroom, sunroom or living room.

Fresh flowers bring with them a whole host of health benefits. Take advantage of these by treating yourself or loved ones to a fresh bouquet every now and then. You will both reap the benefits that fresh flowers bring.