Get your Christmas evergreens at Colorscapes and bring the benefits of nature to your home.
Imagine the possibilities.
Soothe Your Soul - Improving Your Mental Health with Evergreens
Study after study that has been done comes back with the same result - our bodies are wired to be connected with nature. There is a term for this, which is "Biophilia", and it basically means that we have an innate urge or desire to connect with nature, even something as small as a houseplant can make us feel good. There are many reasons for this, including the presence of phytoncides, which are wood essential oils that is basically the "aroma of the forest".
During our "new normal" of social distancing, you can test this theory for yourself: take a walk outside, go for a hike in a forest, sit quietly by a babbling brook, plant a garden or take on another activity that allows you to spend time in nature. Then, note how you feel BEFORE and AFTER you do these things. Can you tell a difference in how you feel after spending time in and with nature?
You can bring some of these natural outdoor benefits to your indoor environment with the use of fresh evergreens during the holidays. Indoors these cuttings will dry faster than they do outdoors, but you can mist the greenery to help it last longer. Even a small amount of exposure is beneficial for the mind and body.