Ever since I threw myself whole heartedly into eco-life, I was attracted to the idea of essential oils. Not only can you use them for medicine and skin care, but to me, their best use is for aromatherapy. We’ve been hearing that buzzword “aromatherapy” for a while now, but what does it really mean?
Aromatherapy is simply using the scent of plant oils a.k.a. essential oils to enhance psychological and physical well being. Different oils perform different functions. Many times when I find myself with a headache, instead of reaching for the ibuprofen, I grab the peppermint essential oil, rub a few drops in my hand, then rub it into my forehead, neck, ears, and feet (the oil penetrates and enters into the body quicker through the ears and feet.) and breathe in the scent deeply. At times of stress, I use lavender oil. When I had a cold and a terrible sore throat, I researched and found that rubbing bergamot oil directly on the throat can help. Lemon oil is great for pimples! It’s an astringent and potent detoxifier. Other essential oils are good for acne too….in fact, that is one of the tips I give in my free ebook, Beauty Naturally: 10 Nontoxic Ways to a More Beautiful You. You can pick up your free copy right here.
An Essential Blend
Inhale the sultry scent of "your boyfriend's shirt."
They can also be blended together for different purposes as well. I love mixing peppermint and lavender to invigorate and relax at the same time. Many people like to use essential oil spray, especially at night before going to sleep. You might spray the room, your face, or your pillow. Now, another option exists. Sleep Scentsations makes scented pillow liners in six categories. The tantalizing scents are: aromatherapy, botanical, fresh, sensual, exotic, and wellness. They are scented with 100% natural oils with absolutely nothing synthetic. They come in a 12 x 6 inch pad that has a sticky back. (It sort of reminds me of a maxi pad, at least how it peels off!) Anyway, you stick it directly to your pillow then put the pillowcase over it. You wouldn’t want to stick it directly to your pillowcase because the scent may be too strong or irritate your face. I tried the scent “my boyfriend’s shirt,” which is of the “sensual” variety. When I first laid down, I smelled the scent very strongly. It was quite pleasant. It’s a musky scent, remniscent of your man’s cologne. I detected tones of musk, jasmine, and sandalwood. And let me tell you, I slept soooo good that night! If you are a back sleeper though, you may not smell the scent as well as you will if you’re a side sleeper. When I woke in the morning, I still smelled it on my hair as I worked and moved about the house!
Does it last?
On the second night, the scent was not as strong….yet still subtly there. By night number three, the scent was even more faded but I could still smell it. On the fourth night, the scent was faint but still detectable. The number of days the liners are supposed to last ranges with the different scent types. The “sensual” liners are supposed to last between 4-7 days, however, the aromatherapy liners will best work from between 1-2 days. I really wish I had gotten to try the aromatherapy liners…the relaxing scents of lavender, bergamot, chamomile, and cedarwood. It sounds wonderful! Many people use essential oils at night to help them unwind after a long day or aid with sleeping problems. Sleep Scentsations gives you another choice and it’s affordable! A pack of 8 is $17.99. Would I buy this product? I sure would!
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way for this review. This review consists of my honest opinions and experiences when using this product.