Bring scents of nature into your home
Essential oils still sound mysterious, but as they’re a growing trend, the more we know, the more we love them. Not only that, they are a necessity for a healthy, happy home, but they can turn into an enjoyable hobby that will help you stay present and mindful.
Essential oils are a complex subject, but learning about the most common ones, you can start using now, is no rocket science. The key is finding pure, natural essential oils, and you can test any oil with the following: spill a drop on a tissue. If it doesn’t dissolve after a few minutes, it’s not pure essential oil. This doesn’t mean that unpure oils are harmful; instead, they are useless, so why waste money on them?
Another giveaway is the price. If a seller has the same price for each essential oil, it’s a fraud. These oils come from different plants, so naturally, their prices depend on how rare the plant is and how much plants does it need to make that tiny, helpful bottle.
For those who are starting with aromatherapy, remember that learning about essential oils is a lifelong process. But, most common oils are simple to understand, and you likely already know their purposes.
Lavender oil is among the most popular. It’s relaxing, calming, and you don’t have to use defuser. Just put a drop on your pillow for better night sleep. Chamomile oil also has a calming effect, and all you need to do is inhale it several times to ease off the tension.
Rosemary oil, like the plant itself, improves memory and cognitive function, while peppermint is a somewhat helpful muscle relaxer. Spray a few drops onto your scalp or on your neck for relief.
If you were wondering how to make your homemade cleaning product more efficient, look no further. Lemon essential oil is the perfect ingredient, plus the smell gives an instant refreshment. Tea tree oil is antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant, and antiviral, but you can also use it as a facial cleanser and natural shampoo. And yes, you can add it to your cleaning products as well.
In case you have any allergies, consult your doctor about essential oils. Other than that, they are safe, natural, powerful, yet soothing and relaxing. Give yourself, and your home a few drops of your favorite smell to make the space more personal and calming.