Enhancing your mood, totally relaxing you, giving a lift to your mental health, bringing emotional and physical strength- Yes! Of course all these are the results of aroma therapy.

Aroma Therapy

Essential oils of plant origin are the main players in aroma therapy. Most often aroma therapy is a term used in high end spas, natural therapy clinics, ayurvedic message centres and so on.

It is usually wrongly believed that aromatherapy can be done only in clinics and spas and not at home. Well, you can surely use essential oils at home and get every effect of the therapy done at very high rates at a fractional cost at home.

You are required to know the precise effect the essential oil has on your body and mind.

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Here is a small list of usage of aromatherapy at home.

Relaxing Aromatherapy

Calming Aromatherapy

Sleep Inducing Aromatherapy

Stress Release Aromatherapy

Foot Message Aroma Therapy

We shall see these aromatherapies as featured publications one every week.

Relaxing Aromatherapy

When anyone speaks about relaxation, one scent that keeps coming to your mind would be lavender. Though lavender is true relaxant there are many other combinations of essential oils that would totally make you feel free and relaxed.


Relaxing Massage

This would be a perfect massage after a hectic day due to strains caused either at your office or an outdoor fun activity.

Add the following essential oils in 15 ml of coconut oil in the combination exactly as given and massage your body starting from upper body to your foot. (Always better when got done by your partner)

Anise ? 5 drops Rose in Jajoba ? 15 drops
Nutmeg ? 5 drops

 

If you want to have even better results you could add the following combination of essential oils to 15 ml of coconut oil

Orange – 4 drops Anise ? 3 drops
Cedarwood ? 3 drops Neroli ? 3 drops
Chamomile ? 2 drops

Another Mixture that is equally relaxing is

Marjoram – 6 drops Roman Chamomile – 3 drops
Lavender – 10 drops Sage – 3 drops
2 ounces Sweet almond Oil

 

Here the base oil is Almond oil and not coconut oil as we have used in other oils. Instead of coconut oil, you can also

Relaxing Bath Aromatherapy

If you do not have much time to massage you could directly use 4 drops of Chamomile and 2 drops of Lavender essential oils in your bath, and believe me you would find it totally unwind you from your day?s pressure.

Another relaxing bath can be had by adding the following essential oils in an oil dispenser and add a few drops of it in your bath. This is more economical and can be used for more than one bath.

Grapefruit ? 6 drops Bergamot ? 6 drops
Lime ? 5 drops Ginger ? 3 drops
Sandalwood ? 2 drops

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Relaxing Aroma Spray

Mix the following essential oils in a bottle with a disperser neck. You can use 5 to 6 drops of this mixture added in water in a diffuser and spray in your room. This mixture not only gives you a good aroma but also relaxed you.

Lavender ? 20 drops Chamomile ? 10 drops
Marjoram ? 20 drops Orange ? 20 drops

 

Relaxing Aroma Mist

Blend the following essential oils in a 4 ounce plastic spray bottle and add an emulsifier. Add distilled water to it so that the water reaches the rim of the bottle. Shake well and start spraying.

Marjoram – 6 drops Roman Chamomile – 3 drops
Lavender – 10 drops Sage – 3 drops
2 ounces Sweet almond Oil

 

Massages, relaxing bath and sprays help in a great way to calm you down and give a good soothing and relaxing effect. You would find that you never feel tired or bored to go to your office the next day.

These mood enhancers help you in many ways to keep you house calm and lively rather than tensed and friction full. Try a spray as soon as you husband comes home from office and share your experience with our users.

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