Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that uses the scents of various plants to enhance wellness. In recent decades, aromatherapy has become increasingly popular as a form of alternative medicine and holistic treatment.
There are many ways to get the benefits of aromatherapy. You may choose to use one or more methods simultaneously, depending on your requirements and preferences.
In this blog post, we'll explore ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your daily life and routine.
Oil burners with candle wax/essential oils
Oil burners with candle wax - If you have an oil burner, you can purchase jar candles that have been created specifically for aromatherapy. These candles are made with a high percentage of natural wax and essential oils. The candles usually come in small containers that fit on top of your diffuser and burn for about an hour or two.
Once you've chosen an oil burner, fill it with water and place a few drops of essential oil on the wick or candle wax. The flame will slowly vaporize the oil into the air, creating a relaxing atmosphere for you and anyone else who may be around.
Adding essential oils to baths or foot soaks. Muscle aches and pains from exercise or overuse can be relieved by adding a couple of drops of essential oil to your bathwater.
It can also help relax sore muscles after exercise because heat helps loosen tight muscles and increase blood flow. Another approach to unwind while treating dry skin on your feet is to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your foot soak.
Putting a few drops on a pillowcase
Putting a few drops on a pillowcase. If you want to try aromatherapy but don't know where to begin, start small by putting a few drops of oil onto your pillowcase before bedtime — this will help relax you as you fall asleep. After a week or two, add another oil to your routine until you've found one (or two) that works best for you.
If you just need something to make yourself feel happier, try adding Sweet Orange Essential Oil to your pillowcase—citrus scents are known as uplifting scents because they can boost moods while reducing feelings of anxiety and depression.
Alternatively, you could also use pillow mists to spritz directly onto your pillowcase for something more subtle and specially formulated to lull one to sleep.
Diffusing essential oils. Diffusing essential oils in your home or work place is among the simplest methods to use them. Just place a few drops in a diffuser and enjoy the benefits of the essential oils as they fill your space with their calming scent.
Aromatherapy diffusers are simple to operate, and they can quickly fill a room with your chosen fragrance. You'll want to use distilled water and high-quality essential oils for the best results.
Put a few drops on cotton balls or tissues and place them around the room where you want to scent it—or carry one in your pocket for when you're on the go! This is especially useful if you have trouble sleeping at night because it's hard for smells to permeate through closed windows.
One of the best methods to unwind and soothe your body is through massage, whether you do it by yourself or with someone else. If you're going to give yourself an aromatherapy massage, mix up some essential oils that can help you feel more relaxed. Some good ones include lavender oil, chamomile oil, rosemary oil, and sandalwood oil. You could also use a blend of these essential oils if you'd like to try something new!
Many massage therapists incorporate essential oils into their sessions because they're beneficial for both the body and mind. The scent of lavender can help calm nerves and relieve muscle tension, while peppermint oil helps people focus more easily on their work.
Aromatherapy candles burn at a lower temperature than traditional candles, which means they're safer and less likely to cause fires or burns. They also last longer than most other candles because they're made with more wax and less air space.
Aromatherapy candles can be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. They are a cheap and easy way to help you sleep and can also help you focus, which is especially important if you're working on something mentally demanding, such as studying or writing an essay. Never leave a burning candle unattended so do remember put out the flame before falling asleep!
We have listed a few ways to use aromatherapy for mental wellness, but there are many more. Different oils can be used for different purposes—for example; lavender is good for anxiety and stress relief. If you’re interested in exploring this topic further, we recommend checking out our blog post on essential oils and their uses.
It's important to note that aromatherapy is not about covering up the smell of something you don't like, such as pet odor. It's about creating an environment that promotes relaxation and well-being.