This post has been sponsored by Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. I have been compensated by Nature’s Bounty and been provided the products discussed for review.
It’s summer and I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors in nature, enjoying all the wonderful sights and smells. I also love bringing the experience indoors with aromatherapy.
The sense of smell is evocative, considered to be one of our most primal and fascinating senses. With its subtle complexities, it plays a significant role in our well-being from energizing to relaxing. It is also closely linked with memory. I know that certain scents take me immediately back to my grandmother’s house, others to hiking with friends in the mountains and, some, like warm bread immediately make me feel calm and at ease.
Smells such as smoke or rotten food warn us of danger while others like cinnamon apple pie can make us feel safe and secure.
I have always loved aromatherapy and enjoy experimenting with essential oils. Though I do not enjoy heavy perfumes with synthetic ingredients, I adore essential oils which are plant extracts in their purest forms.
I recently discovered a wonderful new line of 100% pure blended aromatherapy essential oils: Nature’s Bounty Earthly Elements. These oils help me create moods and experiences and each has its own unique aroma and “personality”.
There are 10 essential oils in the collection and one Sweet Almond carrier oil, as well as a Nature’s Bounty Earthly Elements aromatherapy diffuser.
One of my favorites is Grapefruit. I find it uplifting and refreshing. It energizes my mood and gets me focused for the day. Peppermint is also revitalizing and soothing. Lavender is great when I want to unwind and de-stress at the end of the day.
Other scents in the line include: Chamomile, Patchouli, Jasmine, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Thrive.
My favorite ways to use the oils are in a diffuser which gently disperses the oil into my environment, and, by adding a few drops to the almond oil which is a carrier oil, they make massages a spalike experience. Every time I take a bath, I add a few drops depending on what I feel will help balance my mood.
You can add the oils to your DIY projects and make quality aromatic products. Thrive is perfect for that with its woodsy cleansing aroma. You can use it with warm water in a spray and don’t forget to spray the bottom of the trash can!
I also love spraying Peppermint oil mixed with water to freshen the air naturally! It’s one of my all-time favorite oils. I also use Peppermint Oil with the almond oil for a refreshing post-workout massage. I find it both uplifting and relaxing.
I use a few drops of lemongrass and eucalyptus mixed with the almond oil help repel pesky insects.
When I clean and rinse my fridge, grapefruit oil added to the water really does a great freshening job.
You can create aromatherapy candles, sugar face scrubs and more. My next post in this series will be sharing some of my own homemade ideas with you.
The full Nature’s Bounty Earthly Elements line can be found in the Vitamin Aisle at Walmart where they are very reasonably priced.
You can also learn more online at Earthlyelements.com.
These oils are not recommended for ingesting, for topical use only when blended with the Sweet Almond carrier oil.