Updated: Jun 26, 2018
DIY Corner : 3 Ways to Scent Your Home With Aromatherapy
Are you looking for an eco-friendly alternative to air-fresheners? Why not try aromatherapy? In this blog, I share 3 easy DIYs that will bring beautiful natural fragrance to your home.
Craft a reed diffuser to gradually release subtle scent in any room. You'll need a narrow necked glass or pottery container, and rattan reeds or bamboo skewers (with the pointed tips removed). Choose a combination of two essential oils – I've been loving the freshness of lemon and mint just lately, but some other lovely options are orange and cinnamon, or rose and ylang-ylang. Add 25 – 30 drops of essential oils to ¼ cup of sweet almond oil, mixing with 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. Pour the resulting mixture into your container and place the reeds inside.
Lavender and Roman chamomile essential oils promote relaxation and sleep making them ideal for use in the bedroom. Make your own pillow mist by filling a 2oz glass spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and distilled water, leaving space for your oils. You'll need 20 drops of essential oils in total – adjust the mix according to your preference. To use, lightly mist your bedding and pyjamas just before bed-time.
Wardrobe & Drawer Sachets
Keep your wardrobes, drawers and storage boxes smelling fresh and repel moths with essential oil scented sachets. Blend 20 drops of cedar wood and 8 drops each of lavender and rosemary. Use this mix to scent cotton wool balls, and stuff in small decorative bags to hang in your wardrobes. I also like to use this essential oil blend to scent drawer liners.
How do you use aromatherapy in your home? Would love to get ideas!