3 Simple DIY Natural Home Aromatherapy Ideas from Soapery 21

3 Simple DIY Natural Home Aromatherapy Ideas from Soapery 21

With spring in full swing, there's no better time to explore the benefits of essential oils and learn a little more about how aromatherapy can bring the warmth and joy of nature into our homes.

Just like the blooming hedgerows, blossoming trees and rising birdsong of spring, essential oils can powerfully deliver that natural, energetic sense of freshness and vitality into our indoor living spaces. 

By choosing essential oils, which are derived and distilled from plants and flowers, we can easily create a calming, uplifting and welcoming atmosphere that encourages relaxation and boosts our mood

How Do Essential Oils Support Our Emotions? 

Essential oils are supportive for our emotions because they can have a direct impact on the limbic system of our brain, which is responsible for controlling emotions and memory. 

When inhaled or applied to the skin, the aromatic compounds in essential oils can trigger a response in the body, such as the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which can help to uplift our mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. 

As well as the physiological benefits, the calming ritual of using essential oils can be a form of self-care and mindfulness in itself. Lighting a candle, or adding a few drops of a favourite oil to a diffuser can be a mindful touchstone in our day, a small but powerful moment of calm and connection

3 Simple DIY Natural Home Aromatherapy Ideas

We have put together 3 of our favourite DIY natural aromatherapy ideas from Soapery 21 to help us easily bring the benefits of aromatherapy into our daily routines at home.

  1. Diffuse Essential Oils

The easiest way to use essential oils at home is to use an essential oil diffuser. It’s simple to experiment with different oils just by adding a few drops and inhaling. 

Lavender and chamomile are popular choices for promoting relaxation, while peppermint and rosemary are wonderful for supporting clarity and memory. Note down the oils you enjoy and create an aromatherapy blend that suits you.

2.Make Your Own Naturally Scented Candles

Add  essential oil to melted vegetable wax such as soy or rapeseed and pour it into a suitable candle container with a wick to create your own natural aromatic candles. You can find a more detailed guide to natural candle making here. 

In addition to the aroma, candlelight provides a sensory experience that can be both beautiful and beneficial to our well-being too. The soft, flickering glow of a candle sets a calming and inviting mood, perfect for creating a cosy ambiance and unwinding after a long day

3. Create a DIY Reed Diffuser

In a small bottle or jar fill to ¾ full with Witch hazel add up to 100 drop of your chosen essential oils, shake to mix well.

Pop in natural reeds, about 4 will do for a small jar, it will take up to 24 hours for the scent to infuse through the reeds.

Enjoy the aroma of your chosen blend as it fills your space. 

Soapery 21 Essential Oil Blends

We’ve got you covered with Soapery 21 essential oil blends that are carefully chosen and blended to create specific emotional and physiological effects. These beautiful blends can be used easily in diffusers, room mists and sprays. 

Relax Blend - a balancing, calming and restful blend. The essential oils in this blend are deeply relaxing both for body and mind and can help promote a feeling of calm. It can also assist in relieving feelings of anxiety.

Refresh Blend - a cleansing, freshening and deodorising blend. The essential oils in this blend have antiseptic and antibacterial qualities which can help cleanse and freshen the space it is used in. It is a good blend to assist in easing cold and congestion symptoms

Sleepy Blend - a calming, soothing, stress reducing blend. The essential oils in this blend can help to create a sense of peace, remove feelings of stress, calm the mind and aid a restful sleep

A Few Safety Tips When Using Essential Oils

Essential oils can be so great for creating a calming or invigorating atmosphere, but it's important to be cautious and use them safely, especially when you have kids and pets around. 

Here are some key safety tips:

Research child-safe and pet-safe essential oils: Not all oils are safe for everyone and you can find more detailed information here

Dilute oils properly: Essential oils are very concentrated and can be irritating to the skin and respiratory system. Always dilute them with a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil before application on your skin.

Diffuse with caution: Diffusers are a great way to disperse essential oils in the air, but be mindful of the room size and ventilation. Keep an eye on children and pets and allow them to leave the room if they seem bothered.

Never ingest essential oils: Essential oils are not safe to swallow and can be poisonous.

Store them safely: Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets. They should be stored in a cool, dark place in tightly sealed containers.

At Soapery 21, we believe in the power of nature to enhance our lives and bring balance to our senses. By trying out a few of these simple and natural aromatherapy ideas we can easily create a warm and uplifting atmosphere that supports our mental and emotional well-being. 

From Shetland Shores to Your Skin: Find Out More About Soapery 21

Nestled amidst the wild beauty of the Shetland Islands, Soapery 21 crafts natural, botanical skincare that nourishes both your body and the planet. Each product is lovingly handmade in our workshop, harnessing the power of nature's finest ingredients like plant-based extracts and essential oils.

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We meticulously source local ingredients whenever possible and ensure our packaging is either recyclable, biodegradable, or reusable. Even our fragrances are a testament to our earth-conscious ethos, featuring unique, in-house formulated aromatherapy blends using only pure essential oils.

Soapery 21 isn't just about skincare; it's about a mindful connection to nature. Choose us to experience the difference: gentle, effective products and a commitment to sustainability that shines through in every aspect of our brand.

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