There are many ways you can make your home smell amazing. Aromatherapy is the use of of natural (essential) oils extracted from flowers, herbs, tree parts (bark, roots peels, petals) . These parts are considered cells - the essence that gives plants their fragrances. It is known as essential oils.

Aside from boosting feelings of relaxation, some benefits of essential oil aromatherapy are:

  • Improves sleep
  • Provides allergy relief from respiratory issues
  • Provides pain relief
  • Wards off illness by boosting immunity
  • Boosts your energy and helps you feel rejuvenated

When choosing what oils to use for aromatherapy, there are benefits each essential oil has.

  • Need to improve sleep? - Lavender & Ylang- Ylang Oil
  • Need allergy relief from respiratory issues? Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Teat Tree Oil
  • Need pain relief? Ginger, Chamomile & Bergamot
  • Need an immunity boost?  Oregano Oil, Lemon, Peppermint
  • Need energy or need to feel rejuvenated? Citrus Oil, Ginger, Vanilla, Rosemary

The essential oils can be used with diffusers and there are various types of them:

  • Fan diffusers
  • Evaporative diffuser - Evaporative diffusers are good for personal use in a small area and on the go; but may not be ideal for large or outdoor areas.
  • Nebulizing diffuser 
  • Ultrasonic diffuser uses electronic frequencies to create vibrations in water, which creates a fine mist (of water and essential oils) that is released into the air. However; because the majority of the mist is a water vapour, the scent has limited healing capacity. Studies have shown that mixing oil and water alters and damages the healing properties of essential oils.For a simple step on how to use the diffusers:*Make sure to read  instructions on how to use the diffuser as labelled on product

By: Chizzy Obilonu

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