A Guide to At-Home Aromatherapy

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Essential oils are easy to use and offer a host of calming benefits. From easing joint inflammation to aiding deep sleep, essential oils are also highly customizable depending on your needs. This makes at-home aromatherapy a great option for people looking for an effective, beginner-friendly spa care practice. Here are the best ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your daily routine when you need to unwind. Be mindful that you dilute any essential oils you use to avoid sensitivity or irritation, and take care to read any instructions for dosage and proper usage.

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Lotion and Body Oil

Lotions and body oils do wonders to moisturize the skin, and they are also ideal for soothing anxiety or aching muscles after a long day. Look for products containing frankincense to ease inflammation and products containing bergamot to lift your mood and reduce stress. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a carrier oil for a relaxing massage.

Bath Salts

Add bath salts infused with essential oil to a hot bath for the ultimate, relaxing soak. Lavender is perfect to aid stress relief for deep sleep, and eucalyptus can help ease congestion and relieve pain. To maximize relaxation, soak a small towel in diluted essential oil and rest it over your shoulders or chest for a cooling sensation that supports calm breathing.

Essential Oil Diffusers

For a quick mood boost, add water and a few drops of essential oil to an essential oil diffuser. Diffusers are great for multitaskers who want to support stress relief and relaxation while enjoying other activities. Fragrant oils like orange and peppermint quickly activate your central nervous system, creating a greater sense of alertness and calm.

Aromatherapy Accessories

Aromatherapy accessories are the perfect option for adults or children with sensitivities to essential oils, as they allow controlled usage of an oil. Necklaces and bracelets made to absorb essential oils are convenient for everyday use, while portable aroma sticks can be used for enhancing breathing exercises. Try adding lemon or cedarwood to your accessories to ease anxiety and lift your mood.

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