If you are suffering from anxiety, minor aches, and pains or simply want to improve your mood, there is nothing more powerful than experiencing the healing scents of essential oils. The good news is that anyone can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy at home.
When using essential oils at home, it’s important to know which one to use to have an effective treatment. Before you get started on practising at-home aromatherapy, learn how to properly handle these powerful oils and which scents are right for you.
Which Essential Oils To Use?
The essential oil that you choose will depend on the purpose. Do you want to improve your mood? Or do you need something to treat a burn?
For example, essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and basil are used for their calming effects and to help with anxiety. Bergamot and peppermint oil is used to stimulate and help those with depression.
It is a good idea to do research and talk with qualified aromatherapists that are trained in using essential oils to know which one to choose.
How To Use Essential Oils?
Essential oils enter the body in two ways:
1. Topical: You can use essential oils in the bath, or massage. Always bear in mind not to use too much. Remember that essential oils are absorbed by the skin and applying an excessive amount can result in an overdose.
2. Inhaled: This method means using a diffuser, steam inhalation spray or you are simply inhaling a drop or two of essential oil on a cotton ball.
Precautions and Tips
If you want to start aromatherapy at home, consider the following:
- Store essential oils out of the reach of children.
- Avoid getting essential oils in your eyes, nose, and ears.
- If you are working with pure essential oils from Malaysia, use disposable gloves.
- Do not ingest essential oils.
- When working with essential oils, choose a well-ventilated area as you can get dizziness or trigger a headache.
- Always talk to your doctor if you have a medical condition. Keep in mind that some essential oils should not be used by people with certain health conditions.
DIY Lavender Pillow Mist
As mentioned before, lavender essential oil is used to induce sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, treat acne, relieve pain, improve your health, and of course for its aromatherapy benefits.
Who doesn’t love the smell of this oil?
The smell has a flora, sweet scent that relaxes your mind.
After spraying this DIY Lavender Pillow Mist, you will feel calm and serene. It’s amazing how good it feels, and how fast it works.
How to use this DIY Lavender Pillow Mist?
To use this DIY Lavender Pillow Mist, all you have to do is to spray it on your pillow right before you go to sleep.
It is better if you do it every night for the best results. It is especially beneficial when you have a lot of things on your mind.
Keep in mind that most essential oils will last up to a year when you store them in a cool, dark place. If they lose their odour or turn thick and cloudy, it’s time to discard them and get a new one.
DIY Lavender Pillow Mist Recipe
Using a small funnel, fill your spray bottle with 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and 15-20 drops of Lavender essential oil. Fill to the top with water.
Close it and shake well.
This Lavender pillow mist is easy to DIY as it only has three ingredients. One of these ingredients is witch hazel.
What is witch hazel?
Witch hazel is a natural astringent. It is used to clean and tone your skin. It is added to this aromatherapy spray to help mix the essential oils with the water. Besides, when you are using this as a pillow spray, your facial skin will improve as you lay on your pillow.
Spray a couple of times on your pillow right before you go to sleep and relax. Enjoy!