There are many ways to reduce stress, and one of them is through the alternative healing of aromatherapy. This form of new age medicine has been around for centuries, and has been used in a number of different ways – either through diffusion, oil burning and even massage. Though some people dismiss this method as non-scientific, it can’t be discounted that our olfactory senses have an effect on our mood.
There are many pick-me-up scents and essential oils out there, and blending some of them together creates scents that have different positive effects on our moods. For those us in need of stress relief, there are a number of ways to enjoy aromatherapy to uplift our spirits.
You should focus on the scents of lavender, chamomile, bergamot, jasmine, lemon and sandalwood. You can combine these scents sparingly, or use them individually in a number of ways.
In Your Bath
Put a few drops of essential oils in your bath water. Not only will the warm water help dispel the relaxing scents of the oil, it can also be absorbed in your skin and leave you feeling cozy and relaxed.
You can opt to buy candles that have already been infused with essential oils of your choice. Simply light these and enjoy the scent it disperses in the room. The best way though is still to use a vaporizer. These are available in stores, and it comes as ceramic, glass, or terracotta form. Add water on the top container, and put small droplets of essential oil. Place a tea candle below it, and wait till the room is infused with the oil’s soothing and relaxing scent.
You wouldn’t want to leave a lighted candle on during your sleep, so the best alternative to enjoy aromatherapy is to use a line spray. You can buy these at a store, or create it yourself by placing water and oils in an atomizer spray. Spritz it on your bedding and pillows, and enjoy a stress-free slumber.