Essential Oils: An ‘Essential’ part of your home
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Essential oils are a great household item to keep your home feeling fresh and smelling amazing. While essential oils have multiple uses, from aromatherapy to relieving pain and reducing pimples, our favourite way to use essential oils is to freshen up a home. Create a lovely relaxing environment by letting the essential oils fill the room with aroma and tranquillity.
What are Essential Oils?
‘Essentially’ essential oils are the concentrated extract from plants, flowers, fruits and any other ingredients which retain the natural scent or flavour of the source. Although some people are skeptical of the health benefits claimed by essential oils, what no one doubts is the incredible smell of a freshly installed oil diffuser with orange and jasmine vapour drifting through your home.
There are a few different options for using essential oils in your home. One of the most common is water vapor oil diffuser. These gadgets create a soft, calming atmosphere as the water vapour releases the scent of the oils. We love the trendy and elegant designs they come in and make a perfect decorative addition to your home.
Bring the great outdoors, indoors
When you go outside in spring for the first time, the first thing you do? Take a deep breath. Notice the soft, delicate notes of flowers and earth filling your nostrils with a serene calm feeling.
To match the beautiful spring scents of the outdoors use essential oils. Image replicating the fresh, earthy smells of the Peak District right in your living room. Even if you’re sceptical about the benefits of essential oils, the aroma will leave your home smelling new and amazing every time you walk in.
Here is a list of our favourite scents and a few of their proposed benefits
- Lavender: anti-inflammatory, reduces stress, induces sleep
- Peppermint: relieves joint pain, allergy relief, relieves itchiness
- Sandalwood: anti-inflammatory, natural aphrodisiac
- Rose: eliminates Bacteria, eases Menstruation
- Eucalyptus: reduces cough, treats dry scalp
- Tea Tree: treat acne/pimples, anti-bacterial
- Lemon: rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory
- Grapefruit: treat oily skin, reduce stress and lower blood pressure
- Jasmine: prevents infections, reduces scarring
- Patchouli: boosts the immune system, anti-inflammatory
If you are on the go, or not yet convinced of replacing your scented candles with an oil diffuser- try this other great technique.
Place a few drops of your preferred essential oil flavour in your hands. Rub your hands together and gently warm up the oil between your palms. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth. Take a deep breath inhaling all the beautiful aromas of the oils that you have released from warming your palms.
It will look, and feel, something like this.
What are your favourite ways to freshen up your home? Drop a comment below and share your ideas on how to keep a home smelling fresh and always feeling like spring.