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Wellness is an integral part of your daily life. However, the stresses of everyday life mean that you need at least one method of relaxing. Many wellness methods include exercising and other strenuous activities like Yoga. Still, for many, these kinds of activities aren’t enjoyable, available or possible. So how do you assert wellness if you can’t perform many of the activities associated with it? The answer is to create an environment of wellness at home.
However, you should be aware that wellness techniques are considered holistic and aren’t backed by the medical community.
There are many essential oils, each with its different properties. Some of the most common include lavender, peppermint, jasmine, tea tree and an essential version of CBD oil. Many of these are believed to help remote health through their scent, which, when inhaled, can relax muscles, relieve stress and reduce pain. Some essential oils also contain antiseptic properties.
You can use essential oils in various ways, including with a diffuser, through dry evaporation or simply inhaling. However, you should be careful not to inhale too much or allow the oil to touch your skin. This is because many of them are incredibly potent and can cause irritation to the skin or eyes. But you can dilute certain oils in a bath.
Incense and Candles
Scents have been used to calm the senses for centuries. Scented candles are trendy today, but incense sticks provide potent aromas. Both are excellent for promoting wellness and relaxation. Candles have the added benefit of giving a soft and intimate ambient light. As with most things, there are various brands and qualities.
It is advised that you don’t purchase the cheapest incense sticks or candles, and some are made with harmful chemicals. There are also fake products online that claim to be high-end candles, such as Jo Malone and Yankee. The best candles for aromatherapy include Craft & Kin Fresh Linen. These are made from soy wax and essential oils.
Bath Salts and Shower Gels
Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath or shower? Of course, cleanliness is an essential factor in wellness with obvious hygienic benefits, but just being clean promotes a psychological sense of general well being and calm. Additionally, some products can enhance or stimulate other emotions, whether a bath person or a shower person.
Bath salts such as bath bombs, flakes and effervescent powders can turn a dull bath into a relaxing oasis of calm. Many are made with essential oils such as lavender and jasmine and are potent when mixed in water. Conversely, shower gels like Original Source are made with 100% natural ingredients for energising boosts such as mint and citrus fruits.
Wellness means different things to different people. While a large part of wellness includes exercise and Yoga, you might not be able to take part in these because of illness, disability or simple time constraints and family obligations. However, you can still promote wellness in your home with aromatherapy and relaxation using candles, incense and essential oils.