Falling for Essential Oils

Toss your toxic commercial candles and sprays scented with carcinogenic fragrance oils aside. Say goodbye to air fresheners that are far from natural.

This Fall, how about trying some natural autumn scented essential oils? They are easy to use in a diffuser in the home! The benefits of essential oils and their cozy fragrances come from pure plant sources and are created by steaming or pressing plants to extract the oil. This can be done using plant flowers, seeds, roots, bark, fruit, leaves, etc. (If you want to DIY some essential oils, read this article to learn how). 

Aromatic essential oils benefit the mind and body. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. According to John Hopkins Medicine, when inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. This can reduce stress, boost your mood, and aid in better sleep.

Here are a few ways to use Essential Oils in your home:

Aroma: You can add 5 drops of essential oil into a diffuser for some soothing at-home-aromatherapy. The fragrance can be a natural mood booster or create a relaxing oasis, depending on the scent you choose. 

Essential Oil Bottle on top of flowers

Compresses: Soaking a cloth in warm water and essential oils, such as Wintergreen, and applying it as a compress to aid for bruises, infections, aches and pains.

Cielo spa offers a variety of essential oils and different oils have different benefits so be sure to ask one of us what is best for you. Visit us today to bring the benefits of essential oils home with you.


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