Want more energy? Better sleep?! More zen focus while you meditate? My personal tips on how aromatherapy can help you achieve any goal, as shared by LadyLUX.com!
Using Aromatherapy Effectively
Alyson Charles, a fitness and wellness coach and host of The Juice on Veria Living, is a fan of aromatherapy.
A tea light diffuser is an easy way to incorporate aromatherapy into your daily routine.
“Use 8-12 drops of an organic essential oil in a tea light diffuser. Be sure to read the safety precautions for your diffuser first, but the scent wafts gloriously into the air and fills the room. Another option for making your home smell great is filling a spray bottle with distilled water and blending approximately 10 drops of your favorite essential oils and just spritzing around the house,” Charles said.
“I also love putting approximately 12 drops of oil into my bath. Not only are you reaping the amazing aromatherapy rewards but the oil is great for your skin too. And last but certainly not least, use your favorite essential oil during a massage. Certain oils like peppermint are known to help ease muscle soreness,” she said.
Aromatherapy can relieve stress, treat a range of physical and mental conditions and have a positive effect on mood. Charles said, “The first step is determining how you want aromatherapy to help you. There's a scent for everything. Do you want to feel energized and reinvigorated? Give rosemary, lemon or jasmine a try. Are you looking to calm yourself before you go to sleep or incorporate a scent into your meditation routine? Look to myrrh or lavender to help you.”
Charles pointed out that it is important to get a high quality essential oil and for certain aromatherapy methods such as massage, it is best to mix your essential oil with what is known as carrier oil, so before you delve in, be sure to do your research. "I personally use aromatherapy on a regular basis and it absolutely enhances my mood, overall well-being and it's just fun to try new scents to see what benefits they bring forth," Charles said.
A big shout-out to LadyLUX for inviting me to share my love of aromatherapy!