Stress is a normal occurrence in everyone’s lives. It’s that nagging feeling which keeps people on their toes day in and day out. It makes people less productive. Creativity often, flies out the window where there’s too much stressors looming in our midst. As stress can prove to be debilitating to the body and the mind, it is only fitting that we find ways to work around it. Some people go on vacation while others, go to nearby spas. But these alternatives can be quite pricey, so why not make one at home? A sandalwood spa, for instance, is a great idea.
Now, how to make your own sandalwood spa without spending a lot of money? Here’s how.
1. Air Freshener Slash Disinfectant
Many households focus on keeping warm or cool air inside their homes. Insulations are carefully set for extra layer of protection. But with the same musty air being breathed over and over again, germs and bacteria can easily permeate the entire household’s immune system leaving them sick and you stressed out from worries.
This where homemade sandalwood spa-like air fresheners slash disinfectants do the trick. Aside from relaxation and your home smelling nice, sandalwood when combined with other essential oils actually carry potent antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties to keep diseases away. Simply improve the air quality in your home by combining essential oils via the following:
Room Spray. Simply fill a spray bottle with 1 cup water, add 8 drops of sandalwood, wild orange, and clove essential oils or do the sandalwood-eucalyptus-lemon combination to make a mist.
Disinfectant Cleaner. Combine 3 cups water, 4tbsp white vinegar, and 10drops of sandalwood oil. Use this to sanitize toilets, door knobs, countertops, stovetops, and windows.
2. Relaxing Diffusers
Another way to take the stressors away is to spread relaxing sandalwood sensation into your own abode. The combination of sandalwood with other essential oils like lavender or peppermint when placed inside an electric diffuser or via a traditional oil burner will make a great partner during bath time or bed time.
To make a house smell like an authentic sandalwood spa like some fancy hotel in one of Mexico’s favorite Riviera, simply mix a few drops (according to your preferred thickness) of sandalwood and lavender or peppermint to an easy-plug-in diffuser with water, turn it on and let the diffuser do its own sweet time of releasing the heavenly aroma.
Diffusers suffused with sandalwood and other essential oils can help calm the senses, relieve anxiety and soothe emotions. They also help de-stress and release the tension. So, if you’ve been to the exotic beaches of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia, you know what relaxation definitely means.
Body massage is always one of the main service offerings in spas. This healing therapy involves manipulation of soft body tissues to stimulate better blood circulation, intensify lymph flow, and encourage relaxation. Aside from its awesome effect to the mind, it also helps rejuvenate the skin by giving it a firmer and fresher glow. Though there are numerous types of massage, one must-have is massage oil.
Creating homemade sandalwood spa-like massage oil can be done quite easily these days. Simply choose a carrier oil like Jojoba or almond oil, essential oils like sandalwood, and then put them together. A stimulating sandalwood spa massage oil, for instance, requires 4 ounces of jojoba oil, 15 drops of sandalwood oil, 15 drops of rose oil, and 10 drops of jasmine oil. You can mix and match with other essential oils according to your preference. The best thing about sandalwood oil is that it can go easily with any carrier oil and other essential oils.
In conclusion, a sandalwood spa right at the heart of your home can be easily done in more ways than one. Budget conscious individuals can simply concoct their own brand of spa-like oils and diffusers to enjoy stress-free days. With more retail outlets online to supply your essential oil needs, relaxation is definitely well on its way.