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Essential oils have a powerful effect on the body because when we smell them, their scent travels through the bloodstream all the way to the lungs. This happens because smells affect the limbic system of the brain, which controls emotions and memories.

Nowadays, we don't value our sense of smell as much as we do our sight and hearing. We're constantly bombarded with things we see and hear, from signs and pictures to background noise from the radio or TV.

Best Smelling Essential Oils for Home

Scientifically proven, when we become more sensitive to smell, our brains change, and new connections are formed. Our sense of smell is directly linked to our brain and affects our subconscious, emotions, and memories.

Therefore, inhaling a particular aroma may impact us differently than before, such as making us feel calm or refreshed, or triggering a memory.

When my friends come to visit me, they are delighted to enter a cloud of pleasant fragrances of natural origin.

You can also achieve this simply by making an air spray that is easy to make and easy to use.

Sprays are made from water and essential oils, but it is recommended to add a little alcohol or vinegar because then essential oils disperse more easily in water.

In any case, we must shake the sprayer vigorously before each spraying. Do not spray on the skin.

Lavender Essential Oil

Discover The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

I love lavender. Not only does it smell heavenly, but lavender has been proven to have calming effects on the body and mind.

From soaps and candles to essential oils, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this magical plant into our daily routine.

Lavender  in Aromatherapy

The lavender scent relaxes, removes fear, calms, and stimulates. It goes well with bergamot, geranium, pine, rose, and neroli.

A Simple Lavender Aromatherapy Recipe:

Ingredients:

10 drops of lavender essential oil

1 tablespoon carrier oil (such as almond, jojoba, or coconut)

Directions:

In a bowl, mix the lavender essential oil with the carrier oil.

Apply the mixture to your temples, wrists, and neck for a calming aromatherapy experience.

Relax and enjoy the soothing scent of lavender.

To increase its potency, you can repeat this process up to three times a day.

Lavender in Cosmetic

Lavender is a commonly used ingredient in skincare products known for its distinct scent. It is often included in products for acne or post-sun care.

Suggested use:

To create a calming back massage with a hypnotic effect, mix 5-6 drops of lavender oil with 100 ml of base oil such as almond or jojoba oil.

To make a relaxing bath, you will need 8 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of rose oil. Mix these oils with a spoonful of honey or cream, then add the mixture to your bath.

Find Freshness with Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil has a fresh citrus scent that quickly refreshes, encourages, and creates feelings of optimism when used in a vaporizer or diffuser.

It is especially helpful for those who wake up feeling a bit grumpy. Lemongrass oil is also beneficial for those who are exhausted, stressed, or depressed.

Additionally, when combined with cedar or cypress oils, it effectively absorbs and repels unpleasant odors. It is also suitable for people who spend a lot of time behind the wheel.

Lemongrass in Aromatherapy

Lemongrass essential oil can improve concentration and provide a fresh burst of energy. It also has a sedative effect that can aid in relaxation, relieve mental fatigue, and help with insomnia.

Combining it with basil, ginger, or coriander can enhance its effects. Additionally, combining it with rose or sandalwood can balance its intense scent, while rosemary can enhance its refreshing aroma.

Here is a simple recipe for lemongrass aromatherapy:

• 5 drops of Lemongrass oil

• 2 drops of Basil oil

• 1 drop of Ginger oil

• 1 drop of Coriander oil

• 2 drops Rose or Sandalwood oil (optional)

• 1 drop Rosemary oil (optional)

Mix all of the oils in a bowl and add them to your diffuser. This blend will provide an energizing and refreshing scent while helping you relax.

Uplift Your Mood with Sweet Orange

The Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a sweet and fruity scent that can provide several benefits such as stimulation, invigoration, relaxation, motivation, and relief from anxiety.

The oil is highly versatile and popular among beginners in aromatherapy because of its many beneficial properties and pleasant smell.

Orange essential oil has multiple benefits for the skin including the ability to care for dry and irritated skin, as well as oily skin.

Sweet Orange in Aromatherapy

It can create a warm and pleasant atmosphere that promotes joy and an exuberant mood, making it popular with children.

Orange oil blends well with several other essential oils, including cinnamon, clove, vanilla, lemon balm, neroli, ylang, and cypress.

Recipe for Sweet Orange Aromatherapy:

• 5 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

• 3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil

• 2 drops of Clove Essential Oil

• 1 drop of Vanilla Essential Oil

• 2 drops of Lemon Balm Essential Oil (optional)

• 1 drop of Neroli Essential Oil (optional)

• 1 drop of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil (optional)

• 1 drop of Cypress Essential Oil (optional)

Mix all of the oils in a bowl and add them to your diffuser. This blend will provide an invigorating and stimulating scent while helping you relax.

Sweet Orange in Cosmetics

Orange oil is commonly used in the cosmetics industry to make soaps, shower gels, and care products for inflamed or damaged skin.

It is also added to anti-cellulite products. If you have cellulite and want to make your own massage oil at home, here is an example recipe:

To prepare a nourishing oil mixture, add 20 drops of orange oil, 4 drops of rosemary oil, and 2 drops of cinnamon oil to 100 ml of cold-pressed oil like almond, avocado, or macadamia oil.

Every night, use a massage glove to apply the mixture to the desired areas and give them a thorough massage.

Avoid using products containing orange essential oil when exposed to direct sunlight due to the risk of photosensitivity and phototoxicity.

Enjoy the Earthy Scent of Cedarwood

When I look for an earthy scent cedarwood is just what I need. It is not just pleasant to the nose but also has a host of benefits for my mind and body.

Studies have shown that cedarwood can help with anxiety, and stress, and even improve the quality of sleep. Not to mention, it's the perfect scent to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in my home.

Cedarwood in Aromatherapy

To make an aromatherapy blend with cedarwood essential oil, you will need:

10 drops of cedarwood essential oil

20 drops of lavender essential oil

2 tablespoons of coconut oil or sweet almond oil

Instructions:

In a dark-colored glass bottle, combine the cedarwood essential oil, lavender essential oil, and coconut/sweet almond oil.

Place a lid on the bottle and shake gently to mix.

To use, add 5-8 drops of the blend to an aromatherapy diffuser or a warm bath to enjoy its relaxing aroma.

Alternatively, you can massage a few drops of the blend onto the temples, neck, and wrists for a calming effect.

Store the blend in a cool, dark place when not in use. Enjoy!

Refresh Your Home with Eucalyptus

The Eucalyptus Globulus plant produces an essential oil that is a light-colored liquid with a fresh and spicy scent of camphor. It can be yellow, or even greenish at times.

Eucalyptus oil cools the skin and warms the muscles. Due to its cineole content, it acts as a disinfectant.

In natural medicine, it is known as 'cold oil'. Eucalyptus oil is also said to support problems such as sinus infections, ear infections, or laryngitis.

Eucalyptus in Aromatherapy

Eucalyptus oil is a sought-after scent in aromatherapy due to its ability to boost concentration, uplift, and encourage motivation.

It's particularly helpful for mental tasks, as it alleviates feelings of sluggishness and tension.

Moreover, it can provide relief for headaches and nerve pain due to its potency. Eucalyptus oil is classified as an extremely volatile oil.

Well goes with lavender, lemon balm, lemon, thyme, and grapefruit.

To make an aromatherapy blend with eucalyptus oil, you will need:

8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

12 drops of lavender essential oil

2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil

Instructions:

In a dark-colored glass bottle, combine the eucalyptus essential oil, lavender essential oil, and sweet almond/jojoba oil.

Place a lid on the bottle and shake gently to mix.

To use, add 5-8 drops of the blend to an aromatherapy diffuser or a warm bath to enjoy its refreshing aroma.

Alternatively, you can massage a few drops of the blend onto the temples, neck, and wrists for a calming effect.

Store the blend in a cool, dark place when not in use. Enjoy!

Eucalyptus in Cosmetics

In cosmetics, eucalyptus oil is mainly used in herbal preparations and for perfuming soaps, cleaners, and room fragrances.

Due to the antibacterial properties of eucalyptus, it can be used in care products for impure skin.

It is also found in insect-repellent products in the form of candles or room fragrances.

The smell of eucalyptus is usually associated with fresh breath and oral hygiene. A large part of the world's eucalyptus production is used in oral hygiene products such as toothpaste or mouthwash.

Final Thoughts

Essential oils are a great way to experiment with aromatherapy and wellness rituals.

Lavender is the perfect place to start to chill out after a hard day, lemongrass adds brightness and clear thinking, sweet orange fosters joy and upliftment, cedarwood encourages grounding and focus, and eucalyptus will re-invigorate any space.

So gather your diffuser, have some fun with different essential oil combinations, and explore all the healing wonders of these ancient remedies.

With a little experimentation, you can find an aroma that’s just right for you!

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