Fragrances in the air have a powerful effect on how a person feels. A specific scent can evoke memories or help to relax the body and mind. It’s why so many people choose to incorporate aromatherapy into their home or office space. Infusing a room with a pleasant smell creates a welcoming and calm atmosphere. Depending on what type of mood you wish to achieve, many combinations of aroma blends are available for use.
Choosing the Perfect Scent
Essential oils come from plants and other natural sources. Steam or pressure removes the oil from a plant. Aroma oils are diluted essential oils (most contain a minimum of 2%) that are often blended to evoke a specific emotion. In addition to smelling good, many essential oils provide health benefits, which adds to their appeal. When trying to create the desired mood in a room, you should try to find an aroma oil that speaks to your senses.
Everyone has different likes and dislikes. The perfect scent for you may be completely different from that of the people around you. Choose a fragrance that captures your emotions. Feel free to change it up for holidays or special occasions. Chances are your personalized scent will be the one you always return to after trying other options.
Popular Scents for Beginner
When venturing into the world of essential oils, some of the more commonly chosen scents are lemon, thieves, peppermint, lavender, and frankincense. If uncertain about which direction to go, pick a category that appeals to you, such as citrus, floral, herbal, woodsy, or spicy. Try combining a base ingredient from this category with other oils that work well with it until you find a scent that speaks to your emotions.
If you love floral scents, try blending a floral essential oil such as lavender with vanilla or rose with bergamot, geranium, or lemon. If earthy or woodsy is your thing, try combining frankincense with citrus oils like lemon, lime, or wild orange. Spicy oils blend well with most other oils, including woodsy, citrus, and floral oils. You can also combine several items from one category for a unique scent that’s all your own.
Essential Oils Yield Surprising Health Benefits
The popularity of alternative medicine has increased over the years. Essential oils play an integral part in complementary medicine. They can be applied topically or used as aromatherapy in a diffuser to treat numerous health ailments. If you have difficulty sleeping, lavender oil can help you to relax and rest more comfortably. The smell of lavender also helps to alleviate headaches. The scent of rose reduces anxiety when inhaled, along with improving one’s complexion, and chamomile offers support to the immune system.
Do not ingest aroma oils. However, inhaling essential oils stimulates emotional health and well-being, behavior, and long-term memories. A person’s mental health responds well with aromatherapy since it triggers positive memories and a wide range of feelings.
Creating Calm Out of Chaos in the Workplace
Perhaps the workday didn’t go as planned. You left the office angry or feeling very unhappy and stressed. This scenario didn’t need to end this way. Aromatherapy in an office setting helps create a calm and soothing atmosphere that’s conducive to better productivity. Aroma blends infused with scents such as lavender, cloves, and camphor bring about an ambiance of calm to help the thought process remain clear and focused. An environment with less stress creates happier employees and translates into better job performance.
Studies show that a workplace that smells great attracts more customers. It also helps businesses to grow and produces more sales. Customers feel more welcome in an environment that is warm and inviting. Aroma blends encourage guests to stay longer and provides them with a memorable experience.
There Are Many Kinds of Diffusers for Home and Office Use
A safe and effective way to enjoy aroma blends at home or in an office setting is with a diffuser. There are several different types on the market, so understanding the differences can help you make an educated choice. If budget is an issue, a simple reed diffuser works wonders to permeate a small area with the scent of aroma blends. A reed diffuser is a long neck bottle with reeds placed in it that allows the aroma oils to be absorbed and released into the air.
For more efficient use of aroma oils, choose a diffuser with the ability to accommodate the overall size of the space that you want to have infused with fragrance. A cold-air nebulizing device is a perfect choice for distributing scented oils at a precise level of concentration. This type of diffuser retains the essential oil integrity since it does not require additional water or solvents to disperse them. A cold-air nebulizing diffuser produces a high potency scent while the super-fine mist prevents residue from leaving marks. Cold-air nebulizing diffusers are available in small, medium, large, or extra-large to properly disperse the right amount of fragrance throughout a given area.
Free Standing Diffuser or Connect to an HVAC Unit?
Scent diffusers can either be purchased new or refurbished to suit a wide range of environments. When deciding what type of diffuser to buy, do you want it to service an individual room or an entire home? If you only want to add fragrance to a single room, then a stand-alone unit would be the best choice. However, if you want the benefit of aroma blends permeating throughout the entire home, then a larger diffuser system is needed. Look for diffusers that attach to the HVAC system and can comfortably distribute a chosen fragrance over 4,000 square feet. Many diffusers operate silently, so noise is never an issue.
The Power of Aroma Oils Goes Way Beyond the Smell
Powerful scents can be strong or subtle, but all of them evoke emotions. Aromatherapy adds ambiance to whatever space it’s used in and brings an element of calm when breathing in the essential oils. Aroma oils capture the essence of the plants they are derived from and provide healthful benefits at the same time. They evoke harmony at the end of a hectic day and deliver a memorable experience for those under their influence.