Aromatherapy refers to
the use of selected fragrant substances as oils,
lotions, inhalants and other forms to affect the mood
of an individual and promote his or her health. In
home, we can make use of these tips while bathing in
bathrooms and feel fresh for the whole day and even
get rid of all those bugs, insects and cockroaches in
hidden corners of our homes.
Today, fragrant aromatherapy candles or a bag of
aromatherapic potpourri is quite in vogue and are known for
their calming and stimulating effects and are quite effective as
energizers too. Make sure that you are not allergic to any of
the substances used here before you make use of them. Here are
some aromatic therapeutic solutions you can use for your home:
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted
out of fragrant plants by compressing them. They are either
inhaled or mixed with bath water to affect the mood as
desired. They are also used to keep away insects, freshen up
clothes and polish furniture.
Essential oils get absorbed through our skin
in our body and can heal us by stimulating specific areas of
our brain, whether they are mixed with bath water or used for
massaging our body.
A healthy spray that protects your
houseplants and garden can be prepared by adding 6 to 8 drops
of the mixture in a gallon of water prepared by mixing
together lavender and thyme oils. Thyme oil in water helps to
grow healthier cabbage and cauliflower while basil oil favor
growth of broccoli, potatoes and tomatoes. Yarrow oil for
cucumbers, chamomile for onions and carrot extract for lettuce
are a blessing for your kitchen garden.
Add 2 tablespoons of soap dissolved in 2 cups
of boiling water to two cups of turpentine and one cup of
melted natural beeswax and then add 10 drops of cedar wood,
cypress or sandalwood oil to make a great-looking furniture
polish that can be used for all wood finishes.
For the fresh smelling clothes, throw a cloth
with two drops of bergamot, lavender, neroli, cedar wood,
petit grain and sweet orange oils in the dryer with them.
Mix about 6 drops of lavender, lemongrass,
citronella and peppermint oils in one cup of water to prepare
a room spray that can rid us of mosquitoes, ants and
Mix together citronella oil, cedar wood oil,
garlic and clothes freshener and put a couple of its drops in
the collar of your pet without diluting it. It gets rid of the
fleas in the fur of your pets and do not harm them a bit.
Mix together eucalyptus, thyme, rosemary, tea
tree, lemon and marjoram oils. To immune yourself and your
family against colds, make a room spray by adding six drops of
the preparation per cup of water or adding 4 to 9 drops of it
in the water of a humidifier.
Mix together lemon, bergamot, lavender, sweet
orange, oregano and thyme oils and mix 8 drops of it in a
liter of warm water to use a bathroom freshener. You can also
use it as a cleaner by pouring 2 to 3 drops of undiluted
mixture on a wet sponge and wipe down all surfaces using wash
water. Add more oil to the sponge when necessary.
Pour a few drops of undiluted peppermint and
spearmint oils near the living areas, edges of the ceiling and
other holes to drive off mice and other bugs from the home.