I don't know about you but I find it really hard to unwind and switch off in the evenings. I suppose that's the major downside of working from home. However, I've recently been introduced to the magic of an oil diffuser. I was sent one to try from Organic Aromas and it's my new favourite thing. I went for the Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser because I loved the sleek design and that it comes in black but there are plenty of others to choose from.
Included in the (very well packaged) box was a small bottle of their signature essential oil blend so I could try out the diffuser straight away. I have to admit that this scent isn't really my cup of tea, it has a bit of a liquorice scent to it, which I know a lot of people love. Instead, I've been opting for a lavender essential oil which Organic Aromas also offer in their essential oils range.
So what is an oil diffuser and how is it relaxing? I thought the same thing. All I do is pop some oil into the diffuser and turn it on an hour or so before I'm planning to go to bed and it slowly releases the scent for two minutes at a time with one minute intervals in between. It's basically an effortless way to fill the room with a wonderfully relaxing scent. Lavender has always been something that has helped me sleep and this is no different. Combined with a nice cup of tea and a book or magazine after doing my skincare, this has become my little bed time ritual.
I also thought at first that it might get hot and that I'd need to be careful where I put it as with candles but these nebulizing (how good is that word) oil diffusers don't require heat or get hot which I was very pleased about!
I'm thinking of getting a mint scented oil to use in the mornings which would be lovely and refreshing. It's amazing how much scent can influence our mood.