Scents are powerful — they can transport us to different places, remind us of people, and trigger memories long forgotten. Through the practice of aromatherapy, scents can also support whole-life wellness.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the scents from these potent, plant-based products “target smell receptors in the nose, triggering effects that pass through the nervous system to the brain.”
Those effects can help your body, mind, and emotional well-being in many ways. Here are 5 different ways you can use essential oils for aromatherapy.
🌙Aromatherapy For Bathtime
We’re firm believers in taking time for self-care. Aromatherapy during bathtime can soothe the body and the soul. Using essential oils in the bath is easy!
Add 5-8 drops directly to the water as the tub fills or make your own bath salts or bath bombs. For extra luxury—and moisture for your skin — mix 5-8 drops of oil in 2 tablespoons of V-6 or coconut oil before adding to your bathwater.
👶Aromatherapy For Pregnancy
Staying relaxed throughout pregnancy is key to keeping you and baby happy! Those nine months are exciting yet stressful — outfitting the nursery, visiting the doctor, choosing a name. Make sure you take the time to pamper yourself with a little aromatherapy.
Diffuse or dilute and apply these essential oils so you can keep calm while carrying on!
😊Aromatherapy For Massage
Massage therapy + aromatherapy = Double the relaxation power! Throw essential oils into the mix and you’ll really be living that spa life!
Create a custom blend of oils and add it to some V-6 or add a few drops of your favorite scent to one of our many massage oils.
😴Aromatherapy For Sleep
Our bodies need sleep to stay healthy and happy — establishing a healthy nighttime routine is key! According to the Mayo Clinic, research suggests that incorporating aromatherapy during bedtime can help trigger your brain to know that it’s time to snooze.
You can go simple by adding a couple drops of your favorite settle-down scent to a cotton ball, or you can mix the oil in a spray bottle with distilled water and spritz it on your pillow.
🙂Aromatherapy For Odor Elimination
Whether the smell of your homemade curry likes to stick around or your car stinks like soccer practice, essential oils are rock stars when it comes to eliminating odors.
The following oils are our top picks for getting rid of nasty smells. You can use them in your diffuser or DIY air fresheners.
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