Who doesn’t like a good aroma? It brings a wide smile on your face and twinkle in your eyes.
It pricks your senses and arouses a feeling of happiness which is coupled with the gentleness of aroma. It transports you to places where you feel good just being in the ambience which is momentarily bereft of all the worries and miseries.
Off late, aromatherapy has gained traction due to its plethora of benefits. It is an amalgamation of science as well as art where the best practices from both factions are taken to derive holistic healing treatments. Aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It is also known as essential oil therapy. It uses aromatic essential oils medicinally in the overall holistic being. It elevates both physical and emotional health.
Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as inhalers, bathing salts, clay masks, facial steamers, aromatic spritzers and body oils, creams or lotions.
Aromatherapy offers a host of benefits. It helps you manage pain better and reduces inflammation. It helps to improve sleep quality. It can help in dealing with pangs of stress and anxiety. Provide relief from sore joints. Helps in treating headaches and migraines. It keeps bacteria, virus and fungus at bay. It definitely helps in boosting immunity and improving digestion. You can use essential oils in numerous ways. For example, add them to body lotions and carrier oils, and then apply them topically. A few drops of essential oils can enhance your facial toner, shampoo and conditioner.
Some natural DIY natural room fresheners
Vinegar Room Freshener: This is your go-to-vinegar if you want to combat odors. It is less expensive and eco-friendly too. Plus, it does not contain harsh chemicals. All you need is white vinegar, orange or lemon peel, glass spray bottle and your favorite scented essential oil. Fill the bottle halfway with white vinegar. If you don’t like the harsh smell you can dilute it with your favorite essential oil.
Lavender Room Freshener: Lavender is a gift from nature. It helps you deal with insomnia, headaches and anxiety. You can make it at home with some simple ingredients. You will need a spray bottle, lavender essential oil, vanilla essence and water.Take all the ingredients and mix them in a glass spray bottle. Lastly, shake well before spraying.
Citrus Room Freshener: Citrus scents are characterized by their strong and fresh tones. Which makes them ideal for the spring climate. You will need 1 lemon and 1 orange each. Cut the citrus into thick slices. Place the slices on a dish, not overlapping them. Then, heat the slices in the microwave for 10 minutes. They should appear slightly malleable, not crunchy. You can store them anywhere and feel the aroma.
- Gel Room Freshener: A homemade gel air freshener keeps your home smelling nice without burning a hole in your pocket. It can be used in your place, cars and even in your washroom. It also makes an excellent gifting choice. All you need is 1 cup of water, 3 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin, 1 tablespoon of salt and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Take a medium-sized pan, heat the water. Once it starts simmering a bit, not too much. Stir in the salt until it is completely dissolved. Mix in the unflavored gelatin. Lastly, remove from the heat and stir in the essential oil. Pour it into a small glass once it has cooled down.
These essential oils can fill your beauty stand whenever you like.
Aroma Magic Carrot Seed Essential Oil: This magical essential oil is useful for killing bacteria, fungi and has antioxidant properties to defend against diseases. It is useful for aging and wrinkled skin. And it helps to fend off eczema and psoriasis as well.
- Aroma Magic Cinnamon Essential Oil: Colloquially called “Dalchini” in hindi. It is formulated to ward off cold, flu and airborne infections. It aids in nervous debility and helps in digestion. It is beneficial for the elderly during winters.