A lot of people look at aromatherapy and think of diffusers, but did you know there are a multitude of ways that aromatherapy can benefit you and your self-care regimen? At Goddess Garden, we are known for our mineral sunscreen products (made with essential oils BTW), but did you know that we also make essential oil blends and aromatherapy bracelets? Read on to learn more about how you can incorporate essential oils and aromatherapy into your daily routine for some major health benefits. In part 1 we will list the first 5 ways and in part two we will list the final 5 ways.
1. Essential Oils in a diffuser
Using an essential oil diffuser can make any room smell amazing. Essential oils are potent and offer incredible mood-altering aromas derived from plants, flowers, fruit, and herbs. Essential oils are placed in this device, sometimes with water and sometimes with heat so they evaporate. The benefit of using an essential oil diffuser is that it gives you the ability to change your environment. Perfect for those of us who work from home. Build relaxation into your day with our AromaMood Pick Me Up essential oil blend. Made with organic peppermint, grapefruit and orange essential oils, it can lift your spirits and help you focus to achieve your goals. Just add a few drops to the water in your diffuser and get ready for your day.
2. Essential oils in the bath
Your evening bath soak has grown up. Replace your typical bubble bath with an essential oils bath. Scents like lavender and patchouli can help you relax after a long day. Here are a few tips to maximize your evening soak:
- Since all of our essential oils are already mixed with a carrier oil (jojoba), you can put the drops straight into the bath water without having to pre-mix. You can also add the oils to Himalayan sea salt or Epsom salt first and then drop into the tub for added benefits.
- Add the essential oil blend while the water is running and swirl around to distribute evenly in the tub.
- Play some relaxing music and sit back and calm your anxious mind with our AromaMood Grounding essential oil blend that helps you relax and enhance your focus. Made with organic oils like vetiver, patchouli, and lavender that help you stay calm and grounded.
3. Essential oils on our aromatherapy bracelets
Stones have been used throughout history to create balance and affect mood. The most balancing of all stones, lava rock is the physical embodiment of fire. Coming from the center of the Earth, lava rock brings with it strong grounding properties, and balances those who need an extra spark, as well as those with fire to spare. It provides the foundation to build energies, especially when combined with other stones. It is also a porous carrier of scent, making it an ideal foundation for essential oils.
By combining the therapeutic qualities of organic essential oils and stones, in an always-with-you bracelet, you can make the most of what Earth has to offer, everywhere you go. Our custom curated AromaMood Aromatherapy Bracelet Blends come in a special bottle that delivers the precise amount of oil to the bracelet. Simply add the blend to the lava rocks and allow to dry.
4. Essential Oils in the car
The after-school pickup can be a grind. Waiting in line to pick up the little one can feel like you are waiting an eternity. Put a few drops of our AromaMood Happy Day essential oil blend onto a cotton ball and place in your air vent or floorboard of your car and lift your spirits immediately. Made with pure essential oils like organic citrus oils from bergamot and grapefruit, paired with jojoba oil. The moving air will flow through the cotton ball, diffusing the scent and uplift your mood immediately.
5. Essential Oils for Deodorizing
Lingering smells are not fun to come home to. Essential oils can help rid your home of musty smells, pet odor and more. Our AromaMood Brain Boost essential oil blend is the perfect way to eliminate nasty odors around the home. Grapefruit and lime essential oils can remove smoke and stale odor as well as musty, mildew smells. Mix 3 cups of water with 20 drops of our AromaMood Brain Boost essential oil blend in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture liberally to the musty smelling odor. Allow the mixture to air dry on the item. You can also put a few drops onto a cotton ball and drop it into the bottom of your trash can before you put in a new trash bag.
Some notes on usage and safety.
Essential oils capture the very essence of the plant, so they’re incredibly concentrated and powerful. Don’t be intimidated! Just follow the label warnings and precautions, and take note of these basic usage guidelines and safety tips. You’ll soon be ready for the next chapter.
Health and safety guidelines:
- Essential oils are flammable. Keep away from open flame and high-heat sources.
- Keep oils tightly closed and out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never ingest essential oils.
- Always dilute essential oils with a vegetable oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil if you use them on your skin.
- The following oils should only be used in a diffuser or other non-skin application since they have more potential to irritate the skin: Cinnamon, Basil, Clove Bud, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Wintergreen and Sage.*
- If you’d like to use an oil on your skin, do a skin test by diluting a small amount and applying it to your inner arm.
- If redness, burning, itching or irritation occurs during the test or at any time, stop using the oil immediately. Wash with soap and water for ten minutes. You may also anoint the area with any vegetable-based oil, and wipe with a clean cloth or cotton ball to remove residual essential oil.
- Strong citrus oils applied topically can make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light. If oil is used on the skin, protect exposed areas from the sun during use and up to 12 hours afterwards.
- Keep oils away from eyes and mucous membranes.
- Always use the recommended amounts.
- Avoid Sage, Wintergreen, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel and Eucalyptus if you have epilepsy.
- If you have a medical condition or are taking prescription drugs, consult with your healthcare professional.
- If you are pregnant or nursing, please avoid the following essential oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Sage, Sweet Basil, Sweet Fennel, Wintergreen, Clary Sage, Nutmeg or Peppermint.*
- If you have high blood pressure, check with your doctor before using the following oils in aromatherapy: Black Pepper (Morning Chai Blend), Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage or Thyme.*
- If you have any concerns about using oils, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor.
*NOTE: Oils listed include only those we carry and may not be a complete list of all essential oils.
General Usage Guidelines:
- Some essential oils can stain clothing. Be careful to wash your hands after applying oils, and wait for the product to soak in before coming in contact with any fabric.
- Always store your products in a cool, dark place with the lid tightly sealed. You may keep them in the refrigerator, but it’s not required. If you do, take care to mark them as non-edible.
- If using a diffuser, always place on a clean, dry, even surface.
- Never cover the diffuser or block the opening.
- Always use the recommended amounts.
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