Ever wanted to make your own aromatherapy products? Store-bought versions can get a little pricey, and imagine de-stressing in your warm soapy bathtub with your own homemade tablets! The DIY satisfaction will feel great. It's not difficult to make your own, and Hello Natural has the scoop.
Lavender and chamomile blossoms both offer calming, soothing benefits on their own and adding essential oils provides even more benefits. Here’s a breakdown of what different essentials oil can do. Use a few drops of each, or pick and choose your favorites for a unique blend. Some oils also have anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, perfect when you’re fighting off an illness.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR STRESS RELIEF
- Cedar Wood – calming, soothing, sleep-promoting
- Bergamot – uplifting, relaxing
- Lavender – calming
- Rosemary – uplifting, increases concentration, mental acuity
- Lemon – refreshing, mental alertness, calming
- Peppermint – revitalizing, cooling, invigorating
- Eucalyptus – clarifying
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STEP 1: Assemble ingredients. These tablets are super easy and inexpensive to make – you only need baking soda, essential oils, dried lavender and chamomile, if you have some on hand.
STEP 2: Grind chamomile and lavender blossoms. Then combine chamomile and lavender with baking soda. Add enough water so the baking soda holds together in clumps, but the mixture isn’t the least bit runny.
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Aromatherapy not doing the trick? Check out this breathing technique to calm you down.