There are many ways to use aromatherapy, and it can help to induce a certain mood around your home. Many find that specific scents will help reduce anxiety, increase energy, and even alleviate pain when used in conjunction with other treatment alternatives. Aromatherapy products and supplies make wonderful gifts, too, when you want to give someone special a great gift that feels indulgent.
Consider the following aromatherapy products to add scents to your home:
Tealight oil warmer
There are some amazing tealight oil warmers, and if you are uncomfortable with lighting candles, many are electric. These gently warm the essential oil to exude the therapeutic fragrance that you select. For all-day use, add a few drops of water to the oil in the burner for a slightly lighter scent.
Some benefits of essential oil include:
Peppermint oil can help a headache, and it will give the home a holiday scent.
Citrus scents, such as lemon and orange, can increase energy and fight fatigue. These also bring a fresh, clean scent to the home.
Reduce chronic pain with the scent of rosemary and eucalyptus.
Wax cubes are a great alternative to a candle, and don’t require an open-flame to emit fragrance. These are pieces of scented wax that can be gently melted, in the same fashion as an oil warmer–often in the same device! Look for slow-melting cubes, of beeswax or soy, for gifts that will be adored by others.
Tips for using wax cubes include:
Clean your wax burner in-between uses to keep the scents clean and fresh.
Before washing, submerge the burner with wax in cold water. This will make it scrape clean easily.
Look for scents that could be mixed and matched, to create custom fragrances. For instance, buy a package of apple scented wax and one of cinnamon scented wax, and melt together for a fresh baked pie scent.
Oil diffusers are another way to enjoy the scents of your favorite essential oils. These don’t require burners or tealights, and are often found in decorative styles that bring an aesthetic quality to the home. The scent of these may be a bit fainter than when you warm the oil, but it could be a practical all-day option for the bedroom or bath.
Diffusing essential oils is easy; here’s how:
First, purchase diffuser sticks from a craft store or aromatherapy site.
Drop oil on the end of the stick, saturating as desired for a stronger scent.
Place the sticks in a tall vase or glass, with the oil-soaked end up.
Add a couple drops of oil every day or so, and replace when the sticks seem oily and stale.
If you haven’t tried aromatherapy in your home, you could be missing out on a wide range of therapeutic benefits that this trend provides. Try giving someone else the gift of aromatherapy with a clever oil burner and some alluring essential oils this holiday!Read More