As we continue to make our way through spring, we can’t help but to think of all the ways to give our home a seasonal refresh. What better way to do that than with aromatic essential oils? Not only do these scents have enticing smells, but they also elevate our mood and even help prevent illness.
According to a study from The National Library of Medicine, aromatic oils can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety for people of younger and older ages. The oils can be used in their natural state with a diffuser, or you can get them in a variety of products including rooms sprays and candles.
Check out our selection of aromatherapy products from 3 Black-owned brands that are sure to put you—and your home—in a calming mood.
Brown Girl Jane
What’s better than one Black woman founder? Three! Founded by Spelman College graduates Malaika Jones, Tai Beauchamp, and Nia Jones-Given—Brown Girl Jane has successfully bridged the gap between wellness and luxury. Its Dusk-Santal Nectar room spray is perfect for getting a good night's rest and curating a very calming vibe in your home.
Halycon Grace Co.
Halycon Grace Co.'s Tyesh Barnor launched the brand out of the need to handle her very own anxiety and stress. Now, she offers three room sprays that give your home an added touch of stress relief coupled with fresh, non-toxic scents.
Mila Eve Essentials
We’ve seen Monique Samuels take the reality television world by storm via her stints on The Real Housewives of Potomac and Love & Marriage: DC, and recently, she’s done the same with essential oils. Her company, Mila Eve Essentials, features a variety of oils that provide holistic benefits. The company also offers tutorials on how to infuse the oils with some of your favorite everyday products.