Never before have our homes been so important to us. Here’s how you can use natural fragrance around your home, to create the perfect environment in each room.
Over the past ten months, we’ve been at home more than ever before. Professional and personal boundaries have been blurred, make-shift offices have appeared on kitchen tables and sofas, and we’ve all needed some rest and relaxation to help us deal with new routines and the ongoing uncertainty.
Some of you may have been working extra hard and really need a safe and relaxing space at home to decompress. Others may need to switch the purpose of a room multiple times during the day. We’ve seen first hand just how powerful essential oils can be when trying to set the right atmosphere in any space. Here are our tips for harnessing the power of essential oils and transforming your space, even when things get difficult!
How do essential oils impact our mood?
Essential oils have been used throughout history to positively influence the way that we feel. When inhaled the molecules travel into the brain where they impact its emotional center of the brain, the amygdala. We love to scientifically validate the anecdotal evidence behind aromatherapy. So, whilst most of us know the calming effects of lavender, aromachology has led to the study of lavender’s physiological impact and why it has a calming influence.
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Aromatherapy has found that lavender, camomile, geranium, and palma rosa have a particularly soothing influence that will help ease you into sleep. The Soothe blend and New Romantic blend are perfect for creating a relaxing and soothing atmosphere.
It the first impression when entering your home, you want it to be welcoming. There’s nothing better than the fresh scents of our Happy blend. Bergamot brings a deep citrus scent and helps to activate that “feel-good” hormone serotonin. Orange oil is comforting and Ylang Ylang is a mood enhancer the blend with its uplifting qualities. Transition through rooms and stages of your day by inhaling these natural scents.
Whether you’re in a dedicated workspace, at the kitchen table, or on the sofa, your home office (make-shift or otherwise!) should feel uplifting, motivating, and invigorating. Our Detox blend contains a blend of rosemary, peppermint, and lemongrass. Designed to get you in flow and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Light a candle or add a few drops to a diffuser.
Whether spending quiet time alone or with loved ones in the living room will bring a sense of wellbeing, and in these dark, cold evenings, all we want to do is be cosy.
New Romantic is the perfect soothing and calming blend of lavender, palmarosa. Alternatively, you could try the peace blend with is warming cinnamon, comforting orange, and grounding cedarwood. This scent has been specifically designed to help ground and promote a sense of peace. Blankets, low lighting, and the flickering of a wick are bound to make your night-in even better.
Which type of product should you use, and where?
Not only should you switch up the scents you use to create the right mood, but you should also switch up how you use them!
Candles are great for adding a comforting atmosphere and scent to a room. We love lighting a candle while working and at night before bedtime.
Reed diffuser is perfect for a small room or hallway. They work very well in a bathroom, the entrance to a home or an office. They are low maintenance and you keep getting delicious therapeutic scents.
Essential oils are great to use in a steam diffuser, candle making, or even putting a few drops on your pillow at night to help with sleep.
Room sprays are great to refresh an area, whether that’s your office, bathroom, or kitchen, as they’ll instantly switch up the energy of a space. Keep an eye out for the Yougi pillow and room spray launching this month. Can't wait to share more with you about this new hero product.