Essential oil therapy is a safer and healthier alternative to processed home fragrances. If you feel overwhelmed by the daily stresses of life, take in the healing scents of flowers along with other essential plant parts. They are known to boost sexual stimulation, ease physical pain, and also in reducing anxiety. Scheduling an oil-based massage or facial is one way of experiencing inward and outward relief.
However, you stand a better chance of performing an effective aromatherapy treatment when you do it yourself. Please get to know what’s involved by getting to understand which oils to use and how to handle them before you get started. Without further ado, here are a couple of the best DIY aromatherapy ideas to try at home:
If you’re looking to freshen up the air in your room, try a mood-altering spray. Spray it on your linens, curtains or carpets to ensure your room is always in an invigorated atmosphere. To prepare this, you need to combine your favorite essential oils with 4 ounces of water into a spray bottle. Cover up some unpleasant smells with a stronger room deodorizing spray. Of course, preparing this type of spray calls for an increased concentration of essential oils like clary sage, rose, and lavender.
Relaxing Bath Melts
Have you ever tried adding 12 drops of Shea butter, cocoa butter, or lavender essential oil into your bathwater? It’s about time you did if you haven’t. To thoroughly incorporate your preferred oils into your bath water, use one teaspoon of a dispersant such as honey or whole milk. When using Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, ensure you melt them down and add three drops of essential oil before pouring the mixture into your bathwater.
Scented Natural Oil Sachets
Even with zero sewing skills, you’ll find these scented sachets relatively easy to make. All you need is a bow tying ribbon (optional), scented filler, fusible bonding tape, and fabric. How the end product will turn out is entirely up to you. You can, however, use essential oils and rice as your sachet filler. You can also have fun trying out different fabrics such as burlap, provided you use something substantial.
Exfoliating Salt Scrub
Salt scrubs can be prepared with just two ingredients. As the name suggests, they help in exfoliating the skin in the gentlest way possible, thereby leaving it with a soft and smooth feeling. Some of the best salt scrub recipes to try out include lemon and lavender, tropical lime and coconut salt scrubs. Also, refreshing grapefruit and peppermint are worth trying out. As long as you have all the ingredients, the exfoliating salt scrub should be easy to make.
These are just a couple of practical aromatherapy ideas that may work for you. Try them out to enjoy that much-needed reinvigoration and relaxation. You could also get creative and come up with a more personalized blend of scents that appeal to you.