With most of Americans suffering from moderate to high stress, it becomes essential for you to look for an easy way to sweep out the side effects of the same. Do you know around 44 percent reported that their stress levels increased in the past five years?
Whether it is due to greater workload or financial issues, the fact is you need to kickoff with a remedy which actually works.
What about aromatherapy?
Being defined as the practice of using the extracts from stems, flowers, bark, leaves, roots, and so on, aromatherapy tends to boost your psychological and physical well-being. Basically, it is the inhaled aroma which stimulates your brain function. The fragrance around you can make a huge difference to your mood.
So why not benefit from this super-easy remedy? Don’t worry; you really not invest a huge amount of time and money for booking aromatherapy sessions outside your place. You can start it right at the comfort of your abode.
This could be the simplest thing you can do. Just light up an incense stick of your choice, lay it on its holder, and let the aroma work for you. Within few minutes the smoke will waft through your room, spreading a heady, musky fragrance. The best part is that these are available in an abundant variety and are relatively inexpensive. You can place them anywhere and rejuvenate your senses.
These have been famous for masking those unpleasant odors in your home. But now you can use them for aromatherapy for calming effects. These are believed to work by targeting the scent receptors. So, when you breathe in the scent, the molecules trigger those parts of the brain which are responsible for calming you down.
If you don’t want to spend a good amount on designer candles, you can make them at home too. For this all you will need is fragrance oil. Just look for an oil with aroma which soothe your mind and let you relax. Try it on this weekend!
Need a more subtle way to introduce scent into your room? Simply, spray one of the best sweet-smelling wonders on your sheets, maybe while ironing or you can just spritz your pillowcases. The products available in the market consist of deionized water or neutral alcohol, blended with some kind of scent. There is just one catch- you cannot expect these fragrances to last overnight. However, you can make one which last longer at home.
All you need is:
- 2 tablespoons witch hazel or vodka.
- 10 drops of your favorite fragrance oil
- 6 tablespoons water.
- Jar with tight-fitting lid.
- Funnel and spray bottle.
To make it, combine the witch hazel or vodka with your fragrance oil in a jar. Now place the lid on tightly and shake it well for 15-20 seconds. To dilute it add water to the jar and shake again for 15-20 seconds to mix them well. Using a funnel pour it in the spray bottle. It is ready!
For the busy homemakers, there is another way to rejuvenate with help of aromatherapy. You can take the tech route using electric oil diffuser which works with just a touch of your finger. There are numerous aroma diffusers which can help vaporize your own blend of scented oils. All you have to do is pour few drops of oil onto the dish, on the plus, set the frequency, and it is done. While you can change the scents as per your mood, these handy gadgets keep you safe from burning the house down.
Which one would you prefer?