Urban living means excitement and entertainment, but it also means exposure to contaminants and pollutants on every corner. Whether we’re inside our homes, in an office or in transit, we’re often faced with a lack of fresh airflow and a complete absence of plant-based wellness.
Enter: essential oils. These plant-derived powerhouses can instantly deliver the benefits of being in nature, even if you live, work, breathe and eat in the heart of the action.
To understand the effect of essential oils, first picture yourself taking a deep breath in the middle of a serene, remote forest. Then, think about how your body feels in that moment: essential oils can connect you to that feeling.
Even better, when you’re connected to nature, your body releases hormones called endorphins that elevate happiness, calm your mind and help you feel your very best.
Here are four ways to create a forest-like wellness sanctuary in your home, at your office, and even during your daily commute.
1. KEEP A DIFFUSER BESIDE YOUR BED
We spend about eight out of every twenty-four hours breathing (and dreaming) in our bedrooms. Not only can an ultrasonic diffuser help fill your sleep sanctuary with freshening and humidifying cold steam, but airborne essential oils can also become part of your routine to help you get a better, deeper sleep.
Add a calming diffuser blend like Tranquility and turn on your ultrasonic diffuser at the same time each night, allowing the benefits of essential oils to flow through the air and trigger your mind that it’s time to wind down.
In the morning, switch your blend to an uplifting blend like Liquid Sunshine and start your day feeling shiny and bright. (Need to take some things off your everyday to-do list?? We hear you! That’s why we created the aromaTime with two tanks and a timer, so you can set yourself up for wellness around the clock.)
2. CREATE A “PERSONAL DIFFUSER” WHEN YOU’RE ON THE GO
Car exhaust, dust, that person on the train wearing too much perfume– there are air contaminants everywhere you turn. Before heading out into the busy streets, roll Immune Germ & Virus Fighting Remedy on your throat, under your nose and on your chest. Whether you’re commuting on a plane, train or automobile, you’ll be breathing in the benefits of eucalyptus, tea tree and cinnamon. This blend will transport you to a natural sanctuary in less time than you waited in line for coffee.
3. CHOOSE ALL-NATURAL HOME CLEANING OPTIONS
It’s something we love to talk about: what we put in our air and what we put in our bodies is just as important is what we choose to clean the surfaces in our homes with. Traditional home cleaning products can expose us to harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances that can, in turn, wreak havoc on our health. When you’re choosing products for your household, always read the labels and opt for 100% natural wherever possible. We made it easy with our new Home Cleaning Line, with effective, plant-based solutions for your dishes, kitchen, bathroom and more.
4. REFRESH YOUR FURNITURE AND LINENS WITH PLANT-BASED SPRAYS
Dust and other airborne allergens not only affect the air you breathe, but they also land on soft surfaces like furniture, which can be harder to clean. Create a monthly routine of refreshing your couch, chairs, pillows and blankets with a plant-based spray like Fresh Air, and breathe easy knowing you’re taking care of your entire home, and the air around you at the same time.
Even though we can’t see it, the air we breathe has a huge impact on our overall well being. If you’re living and working in the middle of a concrete jungle, surround yourself with the healing power of plants by using essential oils and plant-based products on your skin, in your home, and in the air you breathe.
Take a deep breath—even the smallest actions can have big impacts. Try adding a few new air care routines to your day, week or month and see how your wellness increases.