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Aromatherapy for the home

Aromatherapy offers a range of benefits including stress relief, reduction of the effects of colds and congestion, relief from skin conditions and more. Aromatherapy can also be used in the home to create a wonderful ambience, mood and energy in every room of the house.

The benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy in the home

Aromatherapy not only allows you to create a refreshing scent for your home but also has a number of other benefits. Using aromatherapy rather than a plug-in or aerosol air freshener is a natural, safer and environmentally-friendly option. Aromatherapy also has added therapeutic benefits. Many aromatherapy essential oils contain anti-depressant and relaxing properties. This can work to create a calm and serene atmosphere and can also have additional benefits for stress relief, relaxation and enhanced concentration. Overall, aromatherapy can help to create a positive atmosphere for occupants of the home.

Oils to try in the home
Aromatherapy essential oils can be safely used in the home to create a relaxing and fragrant atmosphere. Here are some of the many oils that can be used in the home. These can be used on their own or in conjunction with other oils to create a unique blend:

This essential oil has a natural deodorising effect. It is known for its uplifting and refreshing nature. Bergamot is able to treat stress and depression and also has the added benefit of having antiseptic properties.

Ylang Ylang
This oil is known for its euphoric and aphrodisiac qualities. It is used to create a feeling of relaxation and is also widely used in skin care.

Another relaxing oil that also has antiseptic properties.

How to use aromatherapy in the home
There are numerous ways aromatherapy can be used in the home. Most commonly, fragrances, pomanders, ring burners and diffusers are used to give a home a refreshing, subtle and natural aroma.

Aromatherapy diffusers
Aromatherapy diffusers are a simple and effective way to disperse essential oils into the air. There are various methods for using aromatherapy diffusers. These include steam diffusion, candle diffusion, lamp rings, clay pot diffusers, fan diffusers and nebulisers

Aromatherapy oil burners

Aromatherapy oil burners can be made from glass, ceramic or metal. They all use a small tea light candle as their source of heat. Aromatherapy oils should be put into water and vapourised and not burned as they are inflammable. Using a blend of aromatherapy oils can help create a relaxing surrounding.

Aromatherapy pomander

Pomanders were early forms of aromatherapy. Traditional pomanders are clove studded fruit that have been rolled in a mixture of spices, herbs and other aromatic items and dried. Pomander balls are easy and fun to make and offer a fragrant way in which to scent your home.

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