The power of scent is often underrated. A particular scent can bring our senses to life and beautifully unearth a plethora of memories and emotions we thought were lost or forgotten.
The fresh smell of sea salt could transport you back to a childhood holiday at the beach, or the smell of freshly baked bread, bursting with flavor, has you back in your grandmother’s messy kitchen. All of these intricate memories are possible because scent directly affects your brain.
Formulating various aromatherapy recipes means that you can create your own cherished memories. Whether you’d like to be transported back to an important moment in your life or help you create a space for relaxation and reflection, aromatherapy recipes can do it all.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the holistic therapeutic use of pure essential oils from plants to help improve physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Many people also refer to aromatherapy as essential oil therapy because essential oils play a central role in the art of aromatherapy.
Essential oils are extracted from plants with nutrients, scents, energies and aromas that help to elevate your mood and ease your mind.
How to bring aromatherapy recipes into your home
Aromatherapy at home begins with essential oils. Depending on your selection, they may possess a grounding effect on your overall energy and also help to alter your brain chemistry to embrace a more peaceful state.
You can make your own aromatherapy blends with essential oils or purchase beauty wellness products infused with pure and authentic essential oils.
Explore a list of our favorite scents ranging from woodsy, citrusy, spicy and flowery in our ingredient greenhouse.
How to create good essential oil synergy?
There are a variety of essential oils that make beautiful combinations that elicit feelings of tranquillity and serenity.
When it comes to combining essential oils, you need to think about the following 3 things:
- The effect (Does it lift your mood or calm you?)
- The aroma (Is it citrusy, spicy, woodsy or floral?)
- The note (Is it top, middle or bottom?)
Once you determine these 3 things, you’ll feel more confident in creating some exceptional synergies.
Aromatherapy recipes for every season
A woodsy aromatherapy blend for a calm and cozy space
Woodsy essential oil blends can improve your wellness routine and help you better adapt to seasonal changes.
If you feel nostalgic about hikes through the wilderness, or just love the aromas of pines and woody forests, then this scent is ideal for you.
Try this forest fresh blend to help introduce feelings of warmth into your home.
- 5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
- 3 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
- 2 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Citrusy aromatherapy recipe to uplift your mood
Citrus aromas can be energy-boosting, as they energetically uplift your mood and help you feel motivated and invigorated.
Try this blend the next time you feel like you need to lift the energy in your home.
- 5 drops of Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
- 5 drops of Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
- 3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi)
Spicy aromatherapy recipe for a suitable, yet warm scent
Spicy essential oil blends add a little spice to your space. These blends are ideal for colder months as they bring in an element of comfort and coziness.
- 20 drops of Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- 30 drops of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
- 50 drops of Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
Flowery aromatherapy blend to entice relaxation and balance
Floral essential oils are usually associated with romance and sensuality, but when combined with other oils, they can create an uplifting and peaceful ambience.
This beautiful blend of essential oils will help you relax, calm your nerves and soothe your mind and body.
- 4 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 3 drops Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
- 2 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- 1 drop Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.)
The way your home feels and the energy it carries has a direct impact on your mind-body connection
It’s important to create an aura that encourages feelings of comfort and relaxation so that you feel better equipped to handle life’s ups and downs.
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