Spending some quality time pampering yourself is just as important as meditation is for the mind. It’ll help you de-stress and unwind after a long day and also keep you physically and mentally fit. There's nothing better than using products that have an uplifting and relaxing effect on your mood! If you’re new to essential oils, let me introduce you the world of healing - Aromatherapy!
Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine therapy that focuses on healing your body through your senses. It makes use of essential oils extracted from plants and mixed together and applied topically, diffused or inhaled. The health benefits of aromatherapy are beyond what you would imagine! Aromatherapy helps relieve anxiety and depression, boosts energy levels, speeds up the body's healing process, cures headaches, boosts cognitive memory, induces sleep, strengthens your immune system, reduces any pain, improves digestion, and increases circulation.
The most important aspect of aromatherapy is synergy which essentially is the combination of oils used to create a healing effect. More on essential oil blends later! There are many ways you can benefit from aromatherapy, you can add a few drops of essential oils to your daily bath and beauty products or you could buy an incense diffuser and make your home an aromatic paradise.
Here are some indulgent aromatherapy products that you’ll fall in love with.
Lighting up some scented candles not only gets you in the mood but also thoroughly relaxes you.
POPxo Recommends: The White Window Clear Container With Scented Softwax - Bali Candle (Rs 850)
Love soaking in the tub at the end of a long hard day? A relaxing bath salt is all you need! Toss a handful of bath salt into the tub and soak the day away.
POPxo Recommends: Seychelles Incense Fizzy Lavender Bath Bombs (Rs 545)
Spritz on a relaxing body mist at the end of a long day and it’ll take you right into wonderland.
POPxo Recommends: Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda Sleep Therapy Body & Pillow Mist (Rs 1,549)
Using relaxing bath and body products is one of my favourite ways to pamper myself every day. I don’t have a bathtub in my house, a light body oil and a body lotion are my go-to products at the end of the day.
POPxo Recommends: Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda Sleep Therapy Massage & Bath Oil (Rs 1,249) and Kama Ayurveda Rose, Orange & Cinnamon Soap (Rs 495)
Electric and tea light incense diffusers are another great way to make the most of aromatherapy in your home. Add some water to your incense diffuser and a few drops of essential oils.
Here are some essential oil combinations or blends that you can use depending on your mood:
4 drops Cedarwood and 3 drops of Lavender
3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Geranium and 3 drops Lavender
Peppermint oil rubbed on your temples is a great headache relief, but if you don't’ want to put essential oils directly on your sk. Add a 1-2 drops of each of Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint and Lavender to a diffuser. It will relieve the worst of migraines!
Add 3 drops of Peppermint, 3 drops of Lavender and 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to your diffuser for instant relief from any allergies.