Aromatherapy Fashion: Fabrics, Accessories, Beauty, Laundry




Aromatherapy fashion


In this post, I am going to share information with you about essential oils and fashion. I discuss innovative essential oil beauty products, fashion products, and accessories like jewelry. Also, I speak about natural essential oil-based laundry detergents.


Using our sense of smell in relation to fashion is modern. We have to think about fashion in relation to the senses. I will specifically talk about the sense of smell in relation to fashion, and the use of essential oils in fashion, beauty, and accessories. I have included and hyperlinked 6 different fabric patents by people that have invented specific fabrics or methods of fabrics infused with essential oils.

Essential oils help people psychologically and physiologically. As well, essential oils are used therapeutically. They support the body mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and energetically. Aromatherapy fashion is a modern wellness trend.


There are multiple different ways we can choose to use essential oils in fashion. One of them is adding them to fashion fabrics. We should be wearing essential oils embedded into our fabrics. There are lots of new innovative fabrics and patented essential oil-infused fabrics to get to know.

A "scented" fabric is a fabric treated with essential oils. They are fabric treatment applications produced in the textile industry. They use microencapsulation technology. The capsules have essential oil in them.



Essential oils are made from:

plants, flowers, trees, fruit, bark, grass, and seeds.

Using essential oils is an "herbal" healing treatment that began thousands of years ago.



Essential oil aromatherapy advantages:

  • Anti-stress

  • Relieves mental exhaustion

  • Lifts mood

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Alertness

  • Enhances memory and brain

  • Changes brain patterns

  • Calming

  • Grounding

  • Boosts focus

  • Helps the lungs and breathing

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-microbial

Essential oils are not just for aromatherapy, the essential oils help to heal the body. They help us internally and externally. When you breathe in the essential oils move through the nose and help the body internally. They also absorb through the skin.



A few of the different textiles methods and patented fabrics that are essential oil-infused:

  1. "Process for producing fabric with plant flavour"

  2. "Non-woven fabric containing microencapsulated essential oils for preservation of crops"

  3. "Method for finishing cotton fabrics through spraying plant essential oil"

  4. "Natural mosquito repellent laundry products"

  5. "Fibres containing the aromatic component of cedar, and textile materials made from such fibres"

  6. "A lyocell perfumed fiber and a method of making thereof"



Listed below are a few fabrics and the companies that sell and manufacture essential-oil infused fabrics and apparel:

  1. Pangaia uses their patented PPRMINT™ Oil Treatment (some of their mint-infused fabrics may last as many as 50+ washes!)

  2. Buttercloth’s Icy Cotton is infused with organic mint fibers.

  3. Aroma textiles lab is a scenting facility that uses their patented Scentsual® technology. An additional service they offer is printing facilities with scented ink.




Laundry with essential oils


Another important piece of aromatherapy fashion is the type of laundry detergent that we use and the type of fabric softeners. I highly recommend hypoallergenic laundry detergent and detergents infused with essential oils. One of my favorites is the lavender essential oil-infused laundry detergent. If you can’t find laundry detergent with essential oils, you can mix them into the detergent that you bought—but it should be a non-scented hypoallergenic detergent. Make sure you shake the essential oils into the detergent.


Here are a few all-natural laundry detergents that are made with essential oils or detergents without scent so you can add the essential oils:



Detergents made with essential oils:

Meyers (lavender)

Biokleen (lavender eucalyptus)

Zum (frankincense + myrrh)

Rustic Strength (orange)

Free + clear detergents:

Arm & Hammer

Method

Ecos

Aspen




Steam your clothes with essential oils

I have a small cropped denim jacket that I like to wear, and I don’t launder it every week because it is a jacket. But when I leave the house, all these residual energies from me, from other people, and from the environment can get stuck on the jacket. So, I use a 100% natural aromatherapy essential oil body spray or home spray and spray my clothing with it. It works.

Another way you can clean your clothing, or just "charge and cleanse" it with the aromatherapy essential oil scents, is to use your diffuser. The vapor steam from the diffuser will go onto the clothes.

One thing to mention, when you wear essential oils on your clothes-- or say, you spray them with essential oils, you don’t necessarily want the fabric to be polyester or made from plastic. You don’t really want to merge plastic with essential oils.

Essential oils have brought out plastic fumes before when I added essential oils to my plastic mouth guard. I had to throw the mouth guard out because I could taste the essential oil, but also the plastic fuming scent that was coming off of it too. This is just an indirect example, yet, merging essential oils with synthetic detergents, synthetic fabrics, and synthetic jewelry may not be healthy.



Fashion Accessories


Another popular aromatherapy and fashion category is fashion accessories. They carry a lot of bracelets and necklaces that have mini-diffusers attached to them. When you place the essential oil on the terra-cotta rock, wood, or whatever type of diffuser material it is, it constantly emits the essential oils.




These are a few fashion accessories being infused with essential oils:

  • Necklaces

  • Bracelets

  • Scarves

  • Lockets

  • Earrings

  • Watches




Aromatherapy perfume

An aromatherapy body spray can be a perfume. I have not used a lot of perfumes in my life because I am allergic to the chemicals they use in them. But, an important part of fashion is perfume and scent. I think more essential oil-infused sprays (not oil rollers) are going to be the future of natural perfume.



Essential oils that I love


I have been using an aromatherapy diffuser in my car while traveling and by my bedside for years now. I also use essential oils on my skin and take baths with essential oils. I also use essential oil-infused laundry detergents. Depending on what is in the store, I use their non-scented or their essential-oil-infused hypoallergenic detergents.




The top six essential oils that I use that you should try:

  • Eucalyptus

  • Peppermint

  • Tea tree

  • Lavender

  • Geranium

  • Ylang-Ylang


There are several essential oils and blends you should try, but I will recommend my favorites for healing and wellness: geranium, ylang-ylang, frankincense, rose, myrrh, palo santo, and sage. Some people have said that essential oil blends are more powerful. If you look at the herbalists that blend multiple herbs together to treat an ailment, this is similar to blending essential oil herbs together. I personally like using one single essential oil, but I like blends too.

Young Living essential oils

You can purchase essential oils anywhere, but there is one brand that I believe is the most potent and powerful essential oil brand that I know, and that is Young Living essential oils. They are pure essential oils. They do not add any carrier oil to them, which is why it is a little more expensive than other essential oil brands.

Young Living is now infusing supplements with essential oils and adding them to home care products like hand soap. Body care is definitely in relation to fashion. I would check out their essential oil-infused body care products.




Final note


Fabrics: patented fabrics–herbal, essential oil-infused fabrics will be a very important part of the future of the fashion industry. We want to wear plant-based fabrics with essential oils. We are not really an advanced society. Many say there is no evidence or research to say that essential oils are proven to cure or treat ailments.

There are numerous different reasons why essential oils are an important part of modern wellness. Aromatherapy fashion is going to be a large part of the future of the fashion industry. Most specifically, they are going to become more and more popular in natural jewelry, natural laundry detergents, and natural plant-based patented fabrics.




References:

https://www.mdpi.com/2673-7248/2/1/3/htm

https://fashionandtextiles.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40691-015-0042-9

https://fitfibers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06.0/scented-fibers.pdf








 




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