Array
Wellness

What Essential Oils Can Do For Your Space

Experiment with aromatherapy and try these not-so-basic scents

Shares
Photography: Michael Angelo Chua and Dudu-Osum (Main Photos)

If you’ve ever dipped your toes into health and wellness, you’ll have come across one of the year’s biggest trends, essential oils. While these modern tinctures and concoctions are gaining huge traction these days, these simple and natural cure-alls have been around for centuries. Just think back to natural healers, old folks’ remedies from the provinces and even local folklore—chances are, you’ve heard of the perks that natural herbs and fragrances can evoke.

Apart from the anti-viral and anti-bacterial claims these oils bring are the signature fragrances you can mix, match, or use individually. Diffused through your home, rubbed on your temples, or sprayed on your linens, these scents add just another layer to personalizing your space. Take what appeals to you and read up on these scents’ potential benefits.

Lavender

Perfect for: The Bedroom

Think of the sprawling fields of Hokkaido or Provence and your mind may immediately transport you to a transcendental state of calm. 


Lavender has that same effect. Said to be a way to calm your nerves, its scent can help bring your stress levels down and let your parasympathetic nervous system—responsible for the rest and digest reflex—kick in.

Cinnamon

Perfect for: The Study

The spice that reminds us of Christmas and all things warm and cozy, cinnamon is believed to perk you up. 


Just think of the stick of cinnamon gum you chew on—its inherent spice can wake you up and give you some reprieve from tiredness. Spray this in a space where you need the ultimate wake me up elixir so you can stay focused all day.

Lemon

Perfect for: The Bathroom

There isn’t much that lemon can fix—a hot cup of honey lemon tea when you have a sore throat; a drop of juice on a stained kitchen counter can take all the grime away. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Think of lemon as an all-around cleansing agent—something that can be useful even for a state of mind that needs detoxifying. This citrus scent is also said to help boost the immune system and amp up your circulation.

Peppermint

Perfect for: The Home Gym

Minty freshness isn’t just for toothpaste and mouthwash, it’s a great scent to invigorate and freshen up your spirit. 


Think of dousing your self in a virtual wash that revitalizes you throughout the day.

Eucalyptus

Perfect for: All Around Stress Relief

Think back to your grandma’s old remedies for a bad cough or a clogged sinus and chances are you’ll remember the strong scent of eucalyptus.


Known to help undo respiratory blocks, this could be the scent for you if you’re suffering from any bumps on the road—mental, emotional and otherwise—too.

WHERE TO BUY:

Mia Maison

 

Zen Zest

  • Walter Mart, 790 Chino Roces Avenue Corner Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
  • zenzest.com.ph

 

The Body Shop

  • Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Rockwell Center, Makati City
  • thebodyshop.com.ph

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

This 39sqm Studio In BGC Shows That You Can Decorate Big In a Small Home

When it comes to small homes, this studio unit proves that more is more

8 Stylish Food Gifts You Don’t Need to Wrap

This holiday season, give your loved ones gifts that are not only thoughtful, but also beautiful

How Heart Evangelista Got A P3,000 Marble Table

The actress and artist shares an interesting story how she acquired the piece

2019 Planners To Help You Be More Organized Next Year

Get ready for 2019!

A Guide to Home Buying Terms, from Amortization to Zonal Value

Before closing any deal, make sure you understand the terms used by sellers and brokers

Create a Garden In Your Kitchen With These Houseplants

Not only will these make your space prettier, but these plants will make you feel better, too

9 Tips to Be a Better Grocery Shopper

Save time and money when you master grocery shopping.

How Much It Costs to Order a Grazing Table in Manila For The Holidays

Adding a grazing table of sumptuous cheeses and cured meats will instantly turn your holiday party into a feast

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Fabric Softener

Fabric softener can help with your laundry, but it also poses several harmful effects not just on your clothes, but even on the environment

South Folks, There's a New P2P Route to Makati

Traveling to the city has just become more convenient

Visit These Filipino Heritage Spots This Weekend

Some of these 6 Filipino culture and heritage hubs might be in your neighborhood!

This Exhibit Shows How Something Bad Can Be Turned Into Something Good

From heartbreak to absent parents, these artists and designers translate their darkest memories into unique objects
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!