Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

How do you make aromatherapy a part of your daily life

Use an Aromatherapy Candle

These candles are all natural, made with plant waxes or beeswax. They contain no toxic petroleum products or chemical additives. The scent comes from pure, natural essential oils. Choosing your mood is as easy as choosing a candle. Choose soothing, relaxing, uplifting or exotic escapism.

Use Aromatherapy Diffusers

There are graceful soapstone diffusers that heat oil and water in a bowl above a tea light candle. There are convenient electric diffusers, portable diffusers, and personal stone diffusers that you can carry with you.

More Ways to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be mixed into personal body spray, room sprays, body and bath oil and bath salt.

Aromatherapy bath to relax and soothe tired muscles: Create a relaxing ambiance in the bath to unwind. Aromatherapy candles, soap, bath salts and bath oils lull the muscles into submission. The bath salts will help remove muscle tightening lactic acid during the bath while essential oils such as lavender and peppermint or eucalyptus and birch relax the muscles, stimulate circulation and relieve any pain, tension in the muscles or headaches and cramps.

Aromatherapy laundry freshener: Enjoy the clean, fresh scent that is healing to the body all day and night. Add a touch of lavender oil or hydrosol to the rinse water before you add the clothes to keep them smelling naturally fresh – not synthetic. The gentle smell of lavender sheets at night is so soothing and will help you sleep and wake up in a good mood!

Aromatherapy Sleep/Bedroom: Keeping the bedroom calm, soothing and relaxing goes a long way toward healing sleep and toward de-stressing your love life. Add to the lavender sheets, aromatherapy candles and diffusers for warm lighting and lovely, relaxing scent.

An aromatherapy foot bath or foot massage also is great for helping you get a good night’s sleep. Try chamomile to help you fall asleep. Put a few drops on a tissue and tuck under your pillow. Also you may put a few drops on an aroma stone on your night stand.

Natural non-toxic, uplifting house Cleaning: Using naturals to clean and disinfect is not only healthier, but more pleasant. It is even healing as oils are antimicrobial and support our health and immune systems. Use pine, grapefruit, orange, and lemon.

Aromatherapy Body Oil: Mix 30 drops of essential oil per one ounce of carrier (base) oil. Use an all natural vegetable oil that is pure and cold pressed. Olive oil and safflower can be used from the kitchen. Lavender is an all-purpose oil great for the muscles, relieves pain, headache, tension and smells lovely.

Aromatherapy Room Spray: Blend 30 drops per ounce of essential oil in pure water to give the room a quick pick up. Lavender essential oil is antiseptic and antimicrobial. It disinfects with a beautiful scent, and is calming and relaxing. Spray on sheets before bed for a peaceful and restful sleep.

Oils for Home Use

You will want to keep each of these oils at home.

Lavender
Peppermint
Grapefruit
Frankincense
Chamomile

How to Make a Spray or Oil

Blend 30 drops of essential oil to one ounce of base. Use one essential oil or a mixture to your liking. For body oils, simply blend into olive oil or safflower.

Conclusion

Aromatherapy is healthy, simple, safe and easy to use. It can be a part of your daily life with little to no extra effort, and you can reap the benefits. Your whole family will appreciate it.





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