The aroma of a room can influence the ambience and the mood of those in it.
Aroma oils have the power to soothe your senses, yet creating the right atmosphere is a challenge owing to our senses being in control. Our sense of smell is linked to our limbic system in the brain, triggering our emotions and memory bank. Aromatherapy can enhance, or stimulate responses and getting it wrong can have negative experiences.
During my time as a nurse the smell of disinfectant was sometimes overpowering, and whenever I smell similar aromas to Dettol, I instantly visualise infected wounds, metal beds and the sluice area!! In contrast when I experience delicate aromas of rose I recall fond childhood memories of hours spent on the garden making rose petal water, laughing with my nanna and being free.
Today we spend many hours and great amounts of money furnishing our homes, yet are we fragrancing our rooms correctly to complement our visual image?
Candles are a popular choice, though restrictive when we have young children or pets close by. Diffuser rods are effective, though often lose their intensity quickly, plug in’s are a great idea but what if you don’t like the chemical element within the oils.
I have always had to be careful using room fragrances as my daughter suffers with a chronic lung condition. It was during my training as a Reflexologist that I found the amazing products of Neals Yard Organics. Their essential oils were perfect for my clients as they are organic and as soon as they introduced their diffuser range I was hooked.
Not only can I use the oils on my clients skin, they can inhale the aromas and soothe their senses, a win-win situation for all.
So what oils should you use to create the atmosphere to compliment your furnishings? I have created a guide you. Once you get to know the aromas you can experiment by mixing the oils together or select the pre mixed options listed within the guide.
At the end of the page you can downloaded or print off a PDF version of the oil guide for future reference.
Each oil name is a live link to the Neals Yard Organic site to purchase direct. Simply click on the name and the page will open in a new window.
If you would like any further information the read more section opens up further information on each oil.
In the Bedroom.
Sleep is essential for wellbeing. Lack of sleep can lead to irritability, exhaustion, fatigue, headaches, joint stiffness plus many more conditions.
Oil – Jasmine – To encourage sleep, a sweet and sensual aroma, that can enhance sensuality.
Oil – Sandalwood – Ideal for becoming still (mindfulness or meditation), promotes a calmness and overall wellbeing. Read more
Oil – Ylang-Ylang – Perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere with a sensual undertone.
Oil – Chamomile – Soothes and relaxes with its delicate herby aroma. Read more
Oil – Lavender – Cleansing, refreshing soothing and calming an excellent all round oil. Read more
In the Living Room
Oil – Bergamot – Calming and relaxing
Oil – Geranium – Uplifting and restoring Read More
Oil – Rose – Calming and soothing
In the Office
Oil – Eucalyptus – Cooling and refreshing, great for clearing sinuses. Read more
Oil – Peppermint – Stimulates the mind
Oil – Lemongrass – Energising and stimulating
Oil – Pine – Refreshing and energising. Read more
So now you know which oils to use you require a diffuser to compliment your homes decor.
Neals Yard Organics have some amazing diffusers which compliment your home.
Esta Aroma Read more
Sophisticated and stylish, the elegant bamboo Esta Aroma Diffuser brings a touch of aromatic eco-lux living to any room. The beautiful sustainably-sourced bamboo is cut by hand to allow maturing flowering strands to flourish. Creating a fine aromatherapy-infused mist, it’s ideal to help counteract drying central heating.
Soto Aroma Read more
Elegant and aesthetically pleasing, the Soto White delights your senses and adds luxury to everyday living.
The Soto diffuser has colour changing mood lighting, which moves through a rainbow of colours, it can also be set on a single colour of choice. There is also a no light option, to continue soothing whilst you sleep.
The Soto aroma diffuser also acts as a mini humidifier, creating a cool, scented and relaxing mist which will spread fragrances quickly and effectively.
Click the link below for your PDF Essential Oil Guide
Essential Oil Guide