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A few customers in recent months have referred to it as H-roma-therapy, and we love it! Aromatherapy can be done at home with the use of essential oils and a diffuser. To be simple, a diffuser is a device that disperses essential oils into the air, allowing their aromas to be inhaled and potentially providing their benefits.


To use a diffuser, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to water in the diffuser's reservoir, turn it on, and let it run for the recommended amount of time. Be sure to follow ours or the brand you purchase from instructions and safety guidelines.


Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam, or mix a few drops with a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil, to use as a massage oil or in a bath.



What are the benefits of aromatherapy


Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote health and well-being. Here are some potential benefits of aromatherapy:


  1. Stress and anxiety relief: Certain essential oils, such as lavender and bergamot, have been shown to have calming effects on the mind and body.

  2. Improved sleep: Some essential oils, such as chamomile and lavender, may promote relaxation and improve the quality of sleep.

  3. Pain relief: Certain essential oils, such as peppermint and eucalyptus, have been shown to have pain-relieving properties.

  4. Boosted immune system: Some essential oils, such as tea tree and eucalyptus, have antimicrobial properties that can help to support the immune system.

  5. Improved digestion: Certain essential oils, such as ginger and peppermint, may help to relieve digestive issues such as nausea and bloating.


It's important to note that while aromatherapy may have potential benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment. It's also important to consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional before using essential oils, as some oils may cause adverse reactions or interact with certain medications.



Which essential oils are best for aromatherapy


There are many essential oils to choose from for aromatherapy, and the best one(s) for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. From our knowledge and speaking with customers in London, here are some commonly used essential oils for aromatherapy and their potential benefits:


  1. Lavender: Calming, promotes relaxation, may help with sleep and anxiety.

  2. Peppermint: Energizing, promotes mental clarity, may help with headaches and nausea.

  3. Eucalyptus: Invigorating, may help with respiratory issues and congestion.

  4. Tea tree: Antimicrobial, may help with acne and skin irritations.

  5. Lemon: Uplifting, may help with mood and digestion.

  6. Frankincense: Grounding, may help with relaxation and meditation.

  7. Rosemary: Stimulating, may help with memory and focus.

  8. Chamomile: Calming, may help with sleep and anxiety.

  9. Bergamot: Uplifting, may help with mood and stress.


It's important to note that some essential oils may not be suitable for everyone, and it's recommended to consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional before using essential oils. It's also important to purchase high-quality essential oils from a reputable source to ensure their purity and potency.

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