Breath of Fresh Air: Discover the Benefits of Natural Aromatherapy
Why settle for synthetic fragrances when you can give your nostrils a whiff of natural goodness?
As the world becomes increasingly conscious of the negative impact of toxins on the environment, so many are looking to natural & healthy options in aromatherapy too. (Are we best friends yet?)
What’s The Deal With Synthetic Fragrance?
First things first, let's take a sniff at some stats. Did you know that artificial fragrances used in aromatherapy can contain up to 3000 chemicals (yikes), some of which can be harmful to your health?
That's right, despite their pleasant smell, synthetic fragrances can also contain phthalates, which have been linked to hormonal disruptions and other health issues. *chills*
Our Top 4 Natural Aromatherapy Options?
1. Grow your own scents!
There are actually several houseplants that release calming aromas, and by adding any of these plants to your home can not only improve air quality but also create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Yes please, any excuse for more plants!
Another natural option for aromatherapy is incense, which has been used for centuries in many cultures for spiritual and therapeutic purposes. Incense is made from natural plant materials, such as wood, resin, and herbs, and is often used in meditation practices. Plus, burning incense can add an extra sense of ambience to any space. See hereour Aussie-founded and amazing-smelling incense!
3. Essential Oils
Derived from plants, essential oils can be used in a variety of ways, such as diffusing them in a room or using them in a massage oil. Not only do they smell great, but they can also have therapeutic benefits, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Even turn your dried flowers into a diffuser by placing a few drops on them!
4. Candles, but not just any candles!
Candles can create a warm and cozy ambience in any space, but it's important to be aware of the potential hazards associated with them. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting candles for your home:
Avoid candles made with paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum, and when burned, it can release harmful chemicals into the air. Instead, opt for candles made with beeswax, soy wax, or coconut wax.
Look for candles scented with essential oils or labeled as "phthalate-free."
Choose candles with cotton or wooden wicks. Some candles are made with wicks that contain metal, which can release toxic fumes when burned.
In conclusion, if you're looking for natural aromatherapy, there are plenty of alternatives to synthetic fragrances. From essential oils to incense, there are different ways to harness the power of nature and enhance your well-being, some without spending a scent! (See what I did there…)