Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aromatherapy for Work & Home

Today has been a crappy and stressful day. A now, former employee decided to make a run for it. He didn't want to sign the exit interview form and just took off. I'm just going to have to add this crazy exit to my list. One guy left a note stating that everything is "bullshit" and much much more. This guy is not my employee. He wasn't pissed off at me. I barely knew the guy. I just work here...leave me alone. I know nothing.

Anyway, it is time to destress. I found this article and I hope it helps me and others. :P

Aromatherapy for Work & Home

Whether you're a teacher, doctor, or stay-at-home mom, life moves pretty fast, and the daily stresses and anxieties that build up can sometimes become overwhelming. Choose a natural de-stressor by burning aromatherapy soy candles to create a warm and relaxing mood around your home or office.

Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that uses essential oils, meaning the purest essence of a plant, to produce physical and psychological effects. The particular plant combination that is used will depend on the desired effect. In addition to essential plant oils, aromatherapy employs other natural ingredients such as salts, cold pressed vegetable oils, sugars, milk powders, clays and mud.

If stress at work is making you tired and anxious, use aromatherapy soy candles that contain lavender or chamomile to create a relaxing nighttime environment. Alternately, peppermint, rosemary and ginger are good scents to consider for more energy. Grapefruit, lemon and orange scents are thought to bring happiness and peace, and countless other combinations can be used for many types of aromatherapy.

Some commonly used herbs are sage, rosemary and eucalyptus, while others prefer sweet scents like vanilla, cinnamon and coffee. You need only choose the combinations that are most pleasing to you and that create the desired mood effect.

All natural candles are the best kind to use for aromatherapy, and many kinds of soy candles are available that are kind to the environment. Aromatherapy soy candles are made from 100% vegetable wax, an energy source that is completely biodegradable and renewable. Soy candles are safer and cleaner than petroleum-based, paraffin candles, and burn just as long. Paraffin is a by-product of petroleum refining processes. Therefore, traditional paraffin candles may release harmful petroleum pollutants, some of which are known by the EPA to be carcinogens. This is what the black residue sometimes seen on walls and surfaces near to the candle is.

Because soy candles are made from all natural, minimally processed materials, they burn much cleaner and do not release harmful chemicals into the air. Usually, all natural candles use a lead-free, cotton or hemp wick and are free from chemical dyes. However, it is important to check with the particular manufacturer before choosing an aromatherapy soy candle.

When burning soy aromatherapy candles it's important to consider safety. Never leave a lit candle unattended or within reach of young ones. Always burn candles on a heat-resistant surface and away from any flammable objects. Do not burn near wind or draft. Before using, cut the wick of the candle to 1/4" in length and do not move candle while it is lit. Aromatherapy soy candles should be kept out of direct sunlight and stored at temperatures below 80 degrees.

All natural candles using essential oils for fragrance are an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to induce relaxation, improve vitality, and increase happiness on a daily basis. Choose the right scents for your home or office, or give the gift of aromatherapy to a friend or family member. Use aromatherapy soy candles daily to enhance your mood, because sometimes the most effective remedies are the simplest ones.

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