4 Easy DIY Aromatherapy Scents You Can Make With Ingredients In Your Kitchen

03 August 2016

Stop and smell the…

The frenzied pace of life in Singapore can become overwhelming and stressful at times.

But to ease physical and mental exhaustion, you need only light a candle or spray a calming aroma to create a bubble of Zen. Specific scents can conjure nostalgic memories and elicit emotional responses. 

Here are a few DIY aromatherapy scents for your tired soul.

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1. Therapeutic candles

After purchasing bouquets and arrangements from an online florist in Singapore, you can further extend the life of cut flowers can be extended by using them as raw materials for a DIY aromatherapy candles.

The scent of roses, bouquet staples, are good for relieving anger during particularly stressful days. Jasmine, chamomile, and ylang-ylang are equally effective.

For this DIY project, you’ll need herbs, spices, flower petals (lavender, lilac and jasmine), 1 cup oil (almond, olive or jojoba), warm water, 2 1/2 litre jars, a large pan, a wooden spoon for stirring, cheesecloth, and a sieve.

Read the full instructions here.


2. Potpourri with dried flowers

Another excellent way to repurpose flowers for therapeutic purposes is by making DIY potpourri. This bowl of fresh aroma wafting through your home will be your comforting embrace once you enter the confines of your home.

To create this homemade ornament, you’ll need dried flowers, essential oil, herbs and spices, lavender and other trinkets. You can play around with the materials to reflect your sense of aesthetic.

What’s good with this project is that the potpourri doesn’t just have therapeutic effects, it also serves as part of your home’s décor.

Read the full instructions here.


3. Aromatherapy room & linen spray

This easy and affordable homemade aromatherapy concoction only requires some basic items and ingredients: a 2-ounce spray bottle, 1 ounce high-proof vodka blended with distilled water to help prolong the aroma, and 20 drops of your preferred essential oil blends, such as the soothing scents of rosemary and lavender.

Spritz some of this scent into your pillow and linens to help set the mood. This aromatherapy room and linen spray should help ease you into a deep and relaxing sleep.

Read the full instructions here.


4. Organic floral perfume

Perfumes with essential oils have a therapeutic effect. So even while you’re on the go, a whiff or your favourite floral scent on your skin and clothes can immediately lower your tension and relieve your anxiety.

Even better, with a DIY floral perfume, you don’t need to shell out too much money to find the perfect scent, because you can customise it according to your preference.

Various floral scents can work for different types of lifestyles, the more popular choices are geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose, and ylang-ylang.

Read the full instructions here.


By Steve Feiner and Nadia Jamal, Finder blogger, July 2016


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