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The Secret to Integrating Aromatherapy into Your Life

The Secret to Integrating Aromatherapy into Your Life

If you are unfamiliar with aromatherapy, you may have written it off as some mysterious, slightly hippy way to make your home smell like a fancy a hotel. But, in truth, aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts to promote health and emotional well-being.

It may sound a little like hocus-pocus, but scientific studies back up the claims. Recent research has found that tea tree oil has significant antifungal properties, while lavender oil can help reduce anxiety in patients awaiting surgery

Curious how you can integrate aromatherapy into your life? The secret is to do it in a way that requires little effort (we know you’re busy!) and supports your regular self-care routine (if you don’t have one, now is perfect time to start!). We’ve gathered a few options that will make integrating aromatherapy into your life easy and convenient.

Get a Quality Diffuser

A good diffuser is like a good blow dryer—you don’t know how badly quality matters until you finally splurge…and then you’re kicking yourself for not upgrading sooner.

Avoid the hassle and start with a high-quality diffuser, like our Ceramic Essential Oil Diffuser. Not only is this beauty sleek and streamlined, it is also energy efficient, whisper quiet and comes with an automatic shut-off (as we said, we know you’re busy!).

Simply fill the reservoir with water and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil(s), and you’ll enjoy hours of healing scent while the air in your home is moisturized.

Indulge in an Essential Oil Massage

You can certainly pay for an essential oil massage at your local spa, but a willing partner and a few key ingredients are all you need to enjoy this luxury at home.

It’s important to note—you cannot use essential oils directly on skin. Instead, the essential oil must be diluted using a carrier oil, like jojoba or marula oil. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the carrier oil, then use the mixture for your restorative massage.

Add to Bath Salts

A few drops of your favorite scent can be applied to Epsom salts. Shake your container of salt to distribute the oil throughout, then toss a heaping scoopful into a warm bath. If your skin is dry, you can add a few drops of your massage oil mixture to the bath water as well.

Popular Essential Oil Combinations

If you’re ready to enter the world of oil blending, we’ve gathered a few “recipes” we think you’ll love. Try:

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed Blend – perfect for when you need a little morning boost

  • 3 drops of orange oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint oil

Concentration Booster Blend – helpful when you need a bit more focus (especially great if you’re studying)

  • 3 drops of frankincense oil
  • 3 drops of orange oil

Respiratory Blend – when those winter colds hit, try this therapeutic blend

  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops lemon

We hope you find this article a valuable resource as you dip your toe in the world of aromatherapy. We think you’ll find it’s a lovely place to be!

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References

Discover Magazine

Aroma Web

Frugal & Thriving

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