Making Scents: Four Essential Scents to Use in Your Home
Studies show that scent is one of the most powerful of the senses. It can sooth the mind and body, bring back memories, and relieve common ailments. Here is your guide to best essential oils and how to use them in your home.
There is no denying it, the scents in your home can influence both your health and your happiness.
The scent of sage has been found to have the potential of reducing depression and sadness. This little purple flower can work wonders for your mood. While you can inhale the flowers themselves, try mixing three to five drops of Clary Sage oil with powdered milk and then adding it to hot water. You can breath in the lovely scent as is, or use it in your bath.
Create a Serene Scene
For a quick way to wind down and add calm to your home, infuse the air in your home with a little lavender. Studies show that it reduces anxiety. Place a dozen drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle, adding approximately six ounces of distilled water and two ounces of witch hazel. Then spray the concoction around the room. Shake before using, and avoid spraying near candles or other sources of flame.
Get Headache Relief
Before reaching for the aspirin or ibuprofen, trying a more natural approach with peppermint. The scent has been long thought to provide relief from tension headaches. Mix some peppermint oil with coconut oil and massage it at your temples for headache relief. You can also scent your home with peppermint to energize and ward off those tension headaches before they take hold.
Find a Flu Season Friend
To relive congestion and respiratory problems, breathe in the scent of eucalyptus. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, so not only will it take care of stuffiness, it can also be used as a preventative. Go lightly with the oil, just using a drop or two in a diffuser. Use of eucalyptus around infants, small children or pregnant women is not recommended.
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