For thousands of years, people across the world have used aromatherapy as a way to calm themselves, treat symptoms, create balance in their space, and make their homes welcoming to guests. If you’re new to aromatherapy, you might feel uncertain about where to start. Don’t worry, we are here to help you promote harmony and wellness in your personal space through the use of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a method of healing and health-promotion that involves the use of natural plant extracts. Aromatherapy is a form of natural healing, and should be thought of as much more than air freshener.

Most commonly, aromatherapy involves essential oils. You can also engage in aromatherapy using other forms of natural scents, such as waters, salts, and balms. Different natural scents are known to have different healing properties. You can use aromatherapy to calm your nerves, treat your headache, or promote a positive mood.

Electric essential oil diffusers are one popular way of diffusing essential oils throughout the home. These diffusers are either plugged in or battery operated. People often use these diffusers in the bedroom because many of them can double as a nightlight, and some can double as a humidifier.

Electric essential oil diffusers release a fine mist of essential oils and water, keeping the room they are in lightly scented at all times. Two benefits of electric essential oil diffusers are that they can make your essential oils last a long time, and they perfectly measure how much oil is released so your home has a consistent presence of aromatherapy.

Reed diffusers are another way to diffuse essential oils throughout your home. We recommend putting reed diffusers in your entryway or living room, since they are so aesthetically pleasing. With these kinds of diffusers, you want to choose a beautiful glass base that matches your decor and allows you to see how much liquid is being held in the diffuser.

Some companies sell scented reeds, but we recommend using natural rattan reeds with no scent added to them. That way, you have full control over what is being diffused in your space. You fill the base of the reed diffuser with the essential oil mixture you want to diffuse, then drop in the rattan reeds. Over time, they will lift and spread the essential oil mixture. If you need a boost, you can flip the reeds at any time to increase the amount of oils they are diffusing.

Finally, essential oil sprays give you the most freedom of all diffusion methods. For this method, all you need is a spray bottle. Essential oil sprays can be used to freshen up furniture, curtains, and carpeting. You can also spray them in the air when you need a pick-me-up, or before guests arrive. Essential oils can even be sprayed on dried floral arrangements.

We hope you enjoyed this guide to incorporating aromatherapy in your home, and would love to hear how you’re using aromatherapy in the comments!

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