No Worries: How Aromatherapy Can Help You Relax After Work

After a stressful day, all you want to do is lie on the sofa and chill until tomorrow, but you know that once you sit down you’ll never get up again – neither will you be able to cook dinner or do any of the things you promised yourself you’d get around to. You might not have time to have an at-home spa experience but you should definitely make time for aromatherapy!

How does aromatherapy work?

Essential oils penetrate the skin via hair follicles and sweat glands and supposedly help with elimination of toxins, increased circulation and general well-being. These pleasant smelling oils stimulate smell receptors in the nose which send signals to the brain that can help to alleviate stress, and improve your general state of mind (Source). There are tonnes of ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your life, so to get the most out of aromatherapy figure out which way works for you.

Have a healing bath

Before bed, schedule an aromatherapy bath, plenty of oils can be added to the bath. Kiss The Moon After Dark Bath Oil Love (100ml) can be added to the bath in pipettes and contains frankincense which calms the mind of worries and encourages restfulness and Rose Absolute oil to help your skin feel youthful and soft after your bath. If you prefer a bubble bath, House Of Intuition Magic Cleansing Bath will create a perfect restful atmosphere. It uses coconut and promises to invoke feelings of positive energy, gratitude, openness and cleanliness.

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Spray your pillow, home or clothes

If you’re feeling anxious a spray is the perfect companion. You can take your chosen scent in your handbag and simply spray it into the air around you when you feel panicked, nervous or stressed. Try This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less on your pillow before or after a stressful day or store a vial of Crystal Cactus Good Vibes Spray in your bag to help you stay positive and on-point!

Make your home your sanctuary

Leave negative vibes at the door and step into a perfect home. Invest in a great candle like Rituals Incense Luxurious Scented Candle which promises to bring positivity into the home and light it when you first walk in. Keep a spray like Little Moon Clear Skies Ahead Anti-Stress spray near your desk or any areas you are usually stressed in, and for those rare moments of me-time, try Kim Kardashian’s favorite Shiffa Rose Bliss Balm, you can have a massage, put it in your bath or just sniff it for a boost, it also comes with rose petals so you can really create a relaxing environment.