aromatherapy + essentials.
Aromatherapy– sounds fancy right? For some, the word may evoke mental pictures of fancy spa water and soothing meditation. In all honesty though, when I first heard the word I probably had the mental image of a deer in the headlights, because I had no clue what it meant.
Whether you're the expert on aromatherapy and essential oils, or you're sitting there trying to figure out why you clicked on this, I'm guessing this may help a bit.
To put it as simply as it was originally put to me, aromatherapy used to help you relax and de-stress. Aromatherapy relies on essential oils (see how clever the title was?!) which, when inhaled through the nose help moderate stress levels in the body (and usually smell awesome too!).
We currently carry seven different essential oils, as well as our Aroma1 diffuser, which allows you to bring the benefits of aromatherapy into your home. In case you have no idea which to choose, we've put together this handy guide to help you in the process.
Aside from it's awesome scent, lavender has been used for thousands of years for cooking, bathing, and medicine. Drop some lavender essential oils into your diffuser if you're looking to:
- reduce anxiety and emotional stress
- improve sleep
- alleviate headaches
- act as a non-toxic air freshener
The eucalyptus tree is an evergreen tree native to Australia– also known for being the koala’s favorite snack. Even though I'm sure you'd love to channel your inner koala and chomp on some raw eucalyptus leaves, it may be better to just give the oil a shot. Eucalyptus oil is great for helping you with:
- sinus trouble and allergies
- home care
- air purification
- respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia, and tuberculosis
tea tree oil.
Tea Tree, also known as melaleuca (don't I sound smart), is another Aussie export. Tea tree essential oil has been traditionally used as an antiseptic, but it's also great in the home because it help:
- kill airborne bacteria
- act as an anti-inflammatory
- clear nasal passageways
Confession time, I just learned that Bergamot is a type of citrus.
Anyways, bergamot oil is unique from other essential oils, as it has been proven to enhance mood, as well as a slew of other health benefits including:
- releasing emotional pain
- acting as a powerful antidepressant
- working as a sedative
- killing germs and bacteria
- relieving stress
- reducing cough
This oil is the closest you can get to living in a winter wonderland. Luckily, peppermint is incredibly versatile. It can be used for:
- relieving headaches
- antimicrobial purposes
- improving mental focus
- clearing the respiratory tract
- boosting energy
Everyone knows the saying, “when you have lemons, make lemonade.” And though we love lemonade (especially with a bit of mint!), we think that there might be a few other ways you can use those lemons. Lemon oil is great for:
- cleansing and purification
- cough relief
- relieving nausea
- promoting weight loss
- a natural disinfectant
- improving mood
- providing immune support
I know, wood oil sounds fake, but I promise it's a thing. Our cedarwood oil actually comes from wood, and not roots or leaves. It's also been said that cedarwood oil helps to foster wisdom and beauty (how else can I explain it?). Today, we know that it can help with:
- improving focus
- combating inflammatory agents
- reduce skin irritations
- relieving spasms
- repelling bugs
- reducing cough
- cleaning out toxins