Being completely comfortable in your own home is essential. Aromatherapy is an ideal way to completely relax and improve your mood in your own home. More than pleasant scents, aromatherapy can improve your well-being with refreshing energy. Different aromas will improve different types of moods and needs, in various rooms. Follow our top tips on what aromas can help you.
Relaxing is incredibly important after a stressful and busy day. Fragrances can help you calm after a difficult day, and also allow you to feel more restful at night. If you need to de-stress, a bath can do you some wonders. Forget your hectic day by putting approximately 9 drops of sandalwood into your bath. Then to create a deep and peaceful night’s sleep, burn some mandarin oil in a diffuser in your bedroom as an aromatic lullaby.
Feeling under the weather with a cold or flu can be remedied with a powerful scent. These symptoms can be soothed with peppermint or eucalyptus oils. The best way to cure your cold with essential oils is placing a drop on a tissue and keeping it with you.
When you’ve been coking up a storm in the kitchen, it can be difficult to get id of the odour afterwards. Lingering food fragrances are never ideal in a kitchen. Spices have been used for centuries in order to neutralise food smells, rather ironically. To try this out, boil some water on the hob and add a few drops of wintery spice oils such as cinnamon, cardamom or clove.
Having pets in your homes are certain mood improvers. However, their odours leave much to desire. With aromatherapy, you’ll be able to disperse unwanted pet smells easily! Geranium and lemongrass essential oils are particularly great at eradicating pet odours. Add roughly 10 drops of essential oil into hot water with your regular floor cleaner and mop as usual!
Aromatherapy can revolutionise your cleaning habits. If you want to refresh stale carpet smells, use essential oils to breath fresh life into your living space. Mix together 10 drops of your favourite essential oil to 200 grams of baking soda. This mixture will keep for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to clean, sprinkle the mixture onto your carpets and allow it to infuse to a few hours. Then, hoover it up for clean and beautifully fresh smelling carpets throughout your home.
Keep your clothes smelling beautiful by infusing essential oils into your tumble dryer. Choose a favourite essential oil and add a few drops to a small piece of cloth or absorbent tissue to place in the dryer. Choose a soft and gentle aroma as it’ll stay with your clothes for a while. Try a combination of citrus and floral oils.
Try our home aromatherapy tips and tell us what your favourites are in the comments.