Spring is in the air and flowers are blooming everywhere, which makes it even more enticing when they become a part of our everyday lives. We don’t need special occasions like a wedding or an excuse to get out of the doghouse, to enjoy everything these beautiful blossoms have to offer.
Who doesn’t love enjoying some quality time away with our gal pals? While a girl’s night out is certainly a great way to spend memorable moments with our favorite BFF’s, a spa night at home is an excellent alternative to hitting the bar scene.
Rather than going out to an expensive spa, instead we can chill at home with our closest friends while we pamper ourselves in the presence of some fresh flowers and breathe in this type of natural aromatherapy.
Benefits From These Blossoms
Back in the sixties, during the time of peaceful protests when “flower power” and free love was all the rage, it was for a very good reason. Science is now sharing with us that these blooms have a number of different health benefits including a sense of overall relaxation and a calming effect. In fact, studies show that simply viewing roses can be an instant stress reliever.
For example, in hospital settings, when patients with floral arrangements are present in their rooms, they needed less postoperative pain medication delivered to them. They also had much lower blood pressure and reduced pulse rates compared to those without the presence of these floral arrangements during the time of their recovery.
Scents And Sensibility
Similar research has shown that placing plants and flowers inside homes and workspaces leads to more creativity overall, better cognitive performance, puts us into a much better mood while providing us with more oxygen delivered into these spaces. So, what’s not to love?
Speaking of love, roses have always had a strong tie to being a sign of love and commitment, while their scent is certainly enjoyable, after all, by any other name, it would smell just as sweet. Other scents from some of these flowering plants, like lavender for example, have proven to be beneficial for a number of different dilemmas. Their aroma gives people relief from anxiety, depression and restless moods. This makes them a perfect addition to any spa-like environment.
Mood Alteration and Fascination
Plants, flowers, their blossoms, buds and fragrances are all beneficial to us in many different ways. Whether we’re enjoying them in the great outdoors or bringing them into our indoor spaces, they grace us with benefits that are worth exploring and embracing.
Aromatherapy is another reason that adding flowers to your home spa is key! Mixing flower scents with essential oils can help create the atmosphere. Be selective about which flowers you bring into your home spa, that agree with your allergies, and make you feel more relaxed overall.
Taking Care of Your Home Spa Flowers
You want your flowers to last as long as possible--after all, your home spa is not a one stop shop! There are a few tricks to making sure flowers stay fresh, such as:
Recut their stems. If you recut the steps at a sharper angle, flowers will more easily be able to take up water.
Change the water. With fresh water, you have fresh flowers. Water that has been sitting for too long with debris may pick up bacteria.
Control temperature. When you’re not using the sauna, make sure that the temperature you are storing the flowers is between 62 and 70 degrees.
Flowers are beautiful no matter what part of your home you add it to. Whether you have a home sauna or jacuzzi, flowers can undoubtedly improve the look and feel of your home spa. Choose what’s in season, what you find beautiful, or just what’s recommended from your favorite florist. Either way, you can’t go wrong.