Aromatheraphy Oils

I want to have my house smelling good.. But I dont like the smell of regular deodorizers or sprays, so I've decided on using candles, ... thumbnail 1 summary


I want to have my house smelling good.. But I dont like the smell of regular deodorizers or sprays, so I've decided on using candles, essential oils, and potpourri. Typically me, I embarked on a thorough research on home fragrances, essential oils and their effects on our mind as well as their skin health benefits. Here's what I found so far...

Add a few drops of essential oil to water for burning and spritzing around the house.

  • LAVENDER - relieves headaches, stress, insomnia, minor burns, skin rashes, lowers blood pressure. Calmative. Basil Essential Oil- Anti bacterial, headaches, mental alertness, fatigue, stress, Period pains (Blends well with lemon and fennel).
  • LEMON - Cellulite, oily skin, anti bacterial, asthma and other respiratory complaints, refreshes and stimulates the mind.
  • SANDALWOOD- Calms the mind and spirit, oily skin, soothes irritated skin, and is an aphrodisiac for men. (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).
  • SPEARMINT - Soothes the skin, calming, and settles upset tummies.
  • LEMON GRASS - Skin toner, oily skin, fatigue, muscle aches and gastric infections. Stimulates, energizes and relieves stress related conditions and nervous exhaustion-(Blends well with tea tree and lavender)
  • BASIL - clears the mind of worries, help you focus and concentrate and uplifts people who suffer from depression and stress.
  • BERGAMOT - fruit that resembles a miniature. The oil is extracted from its peel or rind. It is uplifting and cheerful, reduces anger, frustration, anxiety and stress;
  • CHAMOMILE - relaxes and relieves and anxiety, tension and insomnia. This is good for hyperactive children, the frail and the elderly.
  • EUCALYPTUS - clears the head and calms emotions.
  • FRANKINCENSE - comforting, warming and relaxing. Burn a few drops with water during meditation to help focus the mind. It is aromatically balancing and produces a sense of calm.
  • JASMINE - improves self-confidence. It relaxes, soothes and uplifts.
  • LIME - uplifting and ideal for tired minds. It is stimulating and activating, especially where there is apathy, anxiety or depression.
  • MANDARIN - the only oil considered safe for use after the first trimester of pregnancy. It is refreshing, happy, soothing and relaxing.
  • MYRRH - stimulates and revives. it relieves apathy, lack of motivation and lethargy.

Tidbits:

  • to encourage romance - use jasmine, neroli, orange, rose, sandalwood or ylang-ylang essential oils.
  • burners should be deep and bowl-like at the top for the best results.
  • try a few drops of lavender on your pillow to ensure a good night sleep.
  • essential oils are a bit pricey so if on tight budget, try incense sticks.

I'm currently using CHAMOMILE scents for the bedrooms and its really so soothing...MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL for the living room!





3 comments

Lyn said...

I am like you, oils and natural scents... excellent gathering of essential scents... I like this site, will be back... take care and blessings...

Lady Language said...

I love burning essential oils and use lavender and sandalwood all the time. Much better than sprays and deodorizers.

pinaywife said...

wow! glad other could relate.. its just so relaxing when you're tired t come home and smell something soothing!

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