There are many uses for essential oils in aromatherapy products. Aromatherapy massage oils are blended with carrier oils to create a soothing bath spray. Essential oils are combined with other aroma chemicals such as jasmine, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, mint, eucalyptus and lavender to produce exotic scents that are refreshing and invigorating. Many essential oils used in aromatherapy products are diluted to produce a more subtle aroma. These essential oils are often blended with carrier oils, creating a light fragrance, which has a very soothing effect.
If you want to create a romantic mood in your home, then mix orange flower water and Jasmine flowers with Rosemary, sandalwood and vanilla. This mixture creates a romantic, exotic fragrance, as the scent of jasmine is invigorating, while Rosemary is reminiscent of a bouquet of exotic roses. When mixed together with other essential oils, jasmine provides a radiant mood with a hint of sweetness, while Rosemary and sandalwood create a very sensual aroma that will set the mood for romance.
With scented candles, you can have just about any fragrance you want, as long as it's not considered harmful to your health. For example, perfumes such as pine, lavender, vanilla and grapefruit can be used freely, although when you use real candles made from paraffin or gel, then you should always check with the manufacturer. Gel candles have a longer shelf life than other wax candles, so they are better suited to those who want to light the candles occasionally for decoration, rather than daily use. However, if you're concerned about using a fragrance that's potentially dangerous, you can always use soy based candles, which lack the damaging effects of paraffin or gel.
Most people like to smell their home when they come home, so why not create your own aroma to fill your home? Why not make your own scented candles? You can buy ready-made candles, but you can also make them yourself, using ingredients straight from your kitchen. One great ingredient you can use to create your own aroma is bay leaves. Burn the leaves in a hot wick to create a lovely relaxing scent, perfect for a night on the sofa.
Most candle makers will offer a range of different scents for you to choose from, and many candle brands also have scented candle holders, to help you burn your candles more easily. If you already own a range of scented candles, you may prefer to purchase a holder to help you light them more efficiently. However, if you're new to scented candle burning, it may be easier to purchase a scented candle holder, so you can light your candles without having to constantly re-light them. Many candle makers also offer holders that you can add your own fragrance to.