Being Extra

Sometimes we need a little extra in our lives. Life can be hard and a little pampering once in a while can do us well and lift our spirits. Some people go to get massages other people take hot baths. There is an endless amount of things one can do to make themselves feel great. There has been a huge movement to natural healing as well. One such practice is called aromatherapy. This is the art of using different scents to create a state of wellbeing. Essential oils are usually implemented to achieve this goal. This has become such a large market that even Walmart carries a large array of essential oils that can be used to achieve different mental states.

Lavender oil is one such oil. The sweet scent of lavender oil has been known for centuries to calm and soothe. Many products on the market use it in their creams and even cleaning products. There are many ways to use the oil. Some people use the oil in a diffuser and that evaporates the oil into the air and fills the room with a wonderful calm scent. If you have trouble sleeping it can help calm your brain and lull you to sleep. I have gone to massage therapists that use it in conjunction with carrier oils to soothe sore muscles and leave your skin smelling lovely.

My girlfriend usually will use a drop or two in our laundry which leaves the clothes smelling like spring. In our busy stressful lives we usually look for ways to calm down and take it easy. We watch TV or will drink a beer and these although nice can leave us feeling wanting more. What I am trying to convey is that there are other ways to relax. Ways that are natural and improve our brain chemistry. Lavender oil is one such way but it isn’t the only oil on the market.

Peppermint oil has the ability to improve concentration and focus. It can make us feel awake and ready to face the day. Once again this oil can be used in a plethora of ways and I personally enjoy just sticking it in a diffuser and filling the room with the fresh minty scent. Lemon oil is another one the citrusy scent can do wonders when added to a homemade cleaning solution. I try to make all my own cleaning supplies. I find it gives me a feeling of accomplishment when I can use things that I make. You can make your own essential oils and there are many tutorials on the web that will take you step by step. Moving forward and progressing can take time and making essential oils can be a great hobby that can give you a sense of accomplishment.

Essential oils have been around for centuries and many cultures have used them for various purposes. If you are interested in seeing how essential oils can improve your life read some of my other articles on this topic. Everyone needs rest and relaxation. Sometimes it is as easy as picking up a bottle of lavender essential oil.

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