Now that we spend so much time at home, it is worth thinking about different improvements we can make with minimal efforts. One way to do that is learning a little bit about aromatherapy and essential oils and how they can make your home a really healthy place. There are a number of oils that have many healing properties, immunity boosting powers and are feel-good mood restorers.
If you are looking to feel invigorated and bring energy into a room, use lemon essential oil. It is also known as a powerful immune stimulant. It could be beneficial for people who suffer from low appetite. The orange scent is also energising, uplifts your mood and could help with mild depression and anxiety. It promotes better digestion and citrus essential oils as a whole are believed to aid the recovery from E. Coli and some Staph infections. Last but not least, those oils can be used as disinfectants on some frequently used surfaces.
Cinnamon, Clove Bud and Ginger
Some essential oils work best in a blend. A great example of that is a mixture of cinnamon, clove bud and ginger. Put together in a good quality diffuser, they are powerful enough to help your body combat many harmful bacteria and viruses. Do not ingest the essential oils unless specifically stated on the label it is safe to do so! Most of them are suitable for external use only. If you don’t have a diffuser or don’t want to get one, you can opt for aromatherapy candles, which can also be used as a great addition to your interior.
Having trouble breathing? Try eucalyptus essential oils. It is extremely useful for people with flu symptoms, rhinitis and many other respiratory conditions. Inhalations with this essential oil brings almost instant relief for congested sinuses, which may be a result of a bacterial infection, hay fever or simply common cold.
Tea tree oil may not be the most pleasant of them all. At least not everyone enjoys the scent. But its antiseptic and healing properties cannot be denied. It is known to be able to treat many viral and bacterial infections, repel bugs (including head lice) and is a strong natural disinfectant. One cool trick for your bathroom: add a few drops of tea tree essential oil in the toilet brush holder to make it harder for bacteria to breed and stick around.
Lavender, Chamomile and Peppermint
Whether you choose to combine these three essential oils or use them separately, each one of them has the power to calm you down and restore the balance in a room. Lavender is often used in massage studios as it helps the muscles and mind relax. Chamomile relieves pain and reduces stress. Peppermint oil is known to ease tension, mental fatigue, as well as motion sickness and nausea.
Where to Use Different Scents
Each essential oil can be placed at any room of your choice, but some scents are specifically useful in certain environments or to achieve a particular purpose.
The living room – use cinnamon to create a cosy and welcoming feeling. If you want to bring the summer indoors, try citrus scents or eucalyptus.
The bedroom – the best options are definitely lavender, chamomile and peppermint. Eucalyptus is not a bad idea as well if you are having difficulty breathing when lying down.
The bathroom – you can’t go wrong with tea tree and orange essential oils. As we already mentioned, the tea tree oil acts as a level of protection against infections, while the orange eliminates bad odours.
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