Plus, other aromatherapy products to help you relax and unwind.
Aromatherapy is becoming more mainstream than ever—you may have already used essential-oil beauty products or enjoyed a cool, essential-oil infused towel on your forehead after a hot yoga class. These oils don't just smell great; inhaling them can have science-backed health benefits, too. The little bottles of oil aren’t magic, but when you sniff one, your olfactory bulb sends a signal to the part of your brain that controls emotions, resulting in an effect on your mood. Research has shown that certain scents can affect our moods, cognition, and physiology. Using essential oils as medicine is an ancient practice, and even now, they’re commonly used to treat nausea and anxiety.
There are tons of different ways you can enjoy aromatherapy at home. The most common and potent is to buy oils and use them with a diffuser, which pushes the oil, mixed with water, into the air as a mist. But you can also enjoy essential oils in self-care products, too. Below, find everything you need to get started in aromatherapy—and enjoy some super-Zen me time.
HoMedics Ellia Soothe Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
HoMedics Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
Nebulizing Aromatherapy Diffuser
Remedies Rainbow Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
This diffuser has a built-in light that glows all seven colors of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple—so set it to your favorite, fill it with water and the essential oil of your choice, and say aaaaah. Perfect for adding moisture to your home's dry winter air.
Aromatherapy Shower Kit
VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser
Cor Pendant Personal Aromatherapy Necklace
Ellia Essential Oil Collection
Diffuse these oils into the air, massage onto your skin, or put a few drops on your pillow or comforter. Scents include eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange, peppermint, grapefruit, lemon, lavender, “Get Going,” “Wind Down,” “Fight It,” “Be Centered,” and “Open Up.”
Herban Essentials Antibacterial Towelette Wipes
These wipes are perfect to stash in your purse, gym bag or carry-on for a quick refresh. Scented with essential oils, they’ll clean up your hands, face, and other surfaces (yoga mat!). Use lavender to calm, mint to energize, and lemon to brighten your mood.
Handmade Solid Lotion Bars
These beautiful body lotion bars come in tins so you can stash them in your desk drawer, purse or travel bag. Made with Shea and cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils, they’re super hydrating and soothing. The set includes lavender, rose and ylang ylang, citrus, and matcha green tea-jasmine.