Self-isolation can take a serious toll on our mental health, which is why self- care is more important than ever right now. Personally, we love using essential oils to create daily rituals that support self-care, mindfulness and positivity.
If you’re looking for some simple ways to use essential oils for self-care, keep reading for 5 rituals you can easily incorporate into your everyday routine at home.
Set your intention for the day with a diffuser blend
Start your morning on a positive note and create a beautiful home environment by diffusing your favourite essential oils. The beauty of aromatherapy is that you can tailor a specific blend to set your intention for the day ahead.
Depending on what your day has in store, you might choose an uplifting blend for motivation, a calming blend for stress, or a focus blend for concentration.
Create a signature essential oil perfume
Wearing a personal fragrance can help you feel uplifted, motivated and ready for the day ahead. You can use roller bottles to create your very own signature essential oil perfume that can be applied to your wrists, neck and pulse points, or inhaled directly from the bottle as needed. You can read our guide on creating natural perfume using essential oils here!
Wind down with an aromatherapy bath
Wind down at the end of each day and de-stress with a relaxing aromatherapy soak. Simply add a couple of drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil to your bath and take some time out, even if it’s just 10 minutes a few nights a week. You may also want to include some Magnesium flakes or Himalayan salt for a beautifully detoxing soak.
Boost your skincare routine
Did you know essential oils can be added to your skincare for an extra boost? Essential oils like tea tree, lavender, geranium and frankincense are all known for promoting clear, radiant skin. Simply add a drop to your daily moisturiser, or mix with a carrier oil like jojoba oil. You can also opt for natural skincare products that already include essential oils, like our NATTo skincare range.
Create a pillow spray for better sleep
Sleep is so important for supporting a healthy immune system, but in these uncertain times you may find it difficult to “switch off” and get enough sleep. Creating a calming pillow spray with essential oils can help your mind and body prepare for bed.
Lavender oil has been proven to assist with better sleep, and is perfect for your little ones, too! Simply fill an amber spray bottle with 15-20 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, and the remainder with distilled water. Spray a few spritzes on your pillow before bed to enjoy a deep and restful sleep.
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