The fact that certain scents can relax us, or lift our mood substantially may not be news to many, but even whilst many of us realise this fact, still few of us use aromatherapy to its full affect and sadly we miss out on some of the great benefits which we could use to help us live our life in a natural and balanced way. Aromatherapy after all is a natural, holistic complimentary therapy, it can aid us by helping us to connect with our inner spiritual self, connecting with our creativity, by healing us physically and emotionally, and by its powerful aroma affecting our moods.
Aromatherapy can also be used in every aspect of our lives whether at home or at work, to relax us, keep us calm, or it can be used to help us to feel a little more prepared before going into difficult work meetings providing us with a feeling of positively during crucial times and it can equally help us to create a more romantic setting when at home if so wished.
There are so many products available for us to use such as:
Aromatherapy essential oils
Diffusers are probably lesser-known elements of aromatherapy but are very simple to use and can easily be incorporated into the home environment without any fuss. Light bulb ring diffusers are inexpensive and readily available from retail outlets or through mail order. They are fitted to the light bulb after a few drops of oil have been placed into the special inner channel. When the light bulb is switched on, the warmth from the bulb gently heats the oil and the fragrance is gently distributed around the room.
There are other diffusers too, which can be useful such as the battery operated fan diffuser. This is portable and quite small so is non-obtrusive. The fan inside distributes the oil in waves around the room. There are also electric fans, which can be used giving a greater choice of selection to the general consumer.
The choice of oil used is largely dependant on mood so think carefully before purchasing, the best way of course is to be able to test them to see whether the scent appeals to you, especially if your primary aim is not to use them for healing but as a mood enhancer.
To heighten the benefits still further when at home, it can be useful to play some therapeutic aromatherapy music. This has been specifically created to enhance the sensations experienced by the oils filtering through the air in your environment.
By incorporating aromatherapy into your life as much as possible, it can help to create a better life balance whilst staying in touch with nature.