aromatherapy and essential oils
Aromatherapy has become one of the most popular ways to
relieve stress in recent years. While before, nobody has heard
of this before, now aromatherapy candles and essential oils are
all over the place. Aromatherapy is now even used in office
buildings to relax employees, coffee shops and restaurants for
the ambiance and even inside the home.
Essential oils are perhaps the backbone of aromatherapy.
These are things that provide the fragrance and the essence of
the process. What is great about these essential oils, you
don't have to buy much. Just a drop of these oils and you are
ready to go. Here are some of the uses of essential oils that
you may not know about yet.
1. Besides relieving stress, aromatherapy and its essential
oils are very effective for calming the nerves and stopping
anxiety. It is also known to help relieve muscular and
rheumatic pains although not much medical research has been
done on this.
2. To ward away ants from getting into your food, use lemon
or peppermint essential oils on the door frames of your
cupboard or around your table.
3. You can make an air freshener out of an essential oil by
dropping a few drops into a spray bottle with water. Shake the
bottle and then spray on polished surfaces. This will give
scent to its surface and fill up the room.
4. Make your own cabinet fragrance with an essential oil in
cotton balls. Place it in a corner and then close the
cupboards. You will find that the scent will emanate from the
5. Essential oils particularly lavender can help ease
headaches and muscle pains. Just rub a drop of the oil onto
your temples and then massage.
6. Give lasting scent to your clothes. While they are in the
dryer, put a drop of essential oil into it. The dryer will help
set the scent into the clothes.
7. Ordinary candles can turn into aromatherapy candles when
dropped with some essential oils. Do this before you light it
8. Use a drop of your essential oil to revive old potpourri
that has lost its fragrance. You can even choose the fragrance
that you want and perhaps even mix and match the scent.
9 Got really bad smelling shoes? You can freshen them up
with the use of lemon or geranium oils. You can leave it
overnight to make the effect more lasting. After all
aromatherapy is not just for the body, it can also be for your