Essential oil burners, diffusers, and candles are all tools that help you use aromatherapy in a way that has a lasting impression on your energy.
While these little things to me are usually my space fillers, the added bonus is that depending on the particular scent there is a specific positive psychological effect on me as well. Whether I place them in the bathroom, kitchen, living or wherever, they always help to bring things together. Sometimes it’s high-end and other times it's as natural as burning sage aromas - but what is consistent is their ability to elevate your mood.
Consider how you feel when you smell the enticing scent that comes from a bakery, the scent of a cologne or perfume from a person that breezes by you, or even the smell of freshly brewed coffee from the local coffee shop. Fragrances grab your attention in the slightest ways possible. Different aromas trigger different emotions. From mental clarity, coping with emotional conflicts, and even giving us the energy to tackle whatever we put or minds to.
Relieving Anger - chamomile, jasmine, patchouli, rose, and ylang-ylang.
Relieving Anxiety - bergamot, cedar wood, cypress, frankincense, hyssop, lavender, myrrh, neroli, geranium, and violet leaf.
Increasing Confidence - frankincense, jasmine, patchouli, and sandalwood.
Easing Depression - bergamot, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon verbena, neroli, and petitgrain.
Improving Memory - bay laurel, jasmine, lavender, lemon and rosemary.
Overcoming Fatigue - cardamom, eucalyptus, peppermint, sage and fennel.
Relieving Insomnia - lavender, chamomile, frankincense, myrrh, neroli, sandalwood, vanilla, and sweet melissa.
There are hundreds of ways to use these scents, and as you can see there are a plethora of benefits. The most important thing is to be mindful of how you incorporate them, and excitingly enough that’s the easy part!
Putting them in places that are universal in your home versus just having them in one place is what’s most important.
Scatter them out and don’t be afraid to put them in unthinkable or unconventional areas.
* Try accenting them along bookshelves, counters, and coffee tables. These places draw attention and are super accessible for you when you may need them.
* If you are a candle lover like I am. Try different types of candle holders that gives them character outside of the already appealing packaging. It also makes it easier to place them around the spaces.
* If you are looking to purchase an oil diffuser shop for one that’s crafted to compliment where you want to place it.
Let’s get into some of my favorite brands and relating to aromatherapy.
228 Grant Street Candle Co.
Nest Reed Diffuser
No matter how you decide to incorporate aromatherapy into your space, it’s important to know that it is another aid that doubles as a mental health + environmental uplifter.