Heloo, On this occasion we will discuss about how to use aromatherapy oils. First, begin with a high quality, unadulterated essential oil from a reputable company. These should never be synthetic. Exercise caution if you are pregnant as there are some oils you should not use. Seek out the counsel of your medical professional. Essential oils allow for diverse applications.

Inhale!

inhaleThis can be done directly through the nose by opening the bottle and inhaling, preferably from the cap. This is a very good way to find out whether you have a particular affinity with an oil without dispensing it first. You might also put a few drops on a cloth or tissue, hold up to the nose and inhale.

 

 

Diffuse

Aromatherapy DiffuseThere are many different types of diffusers for essential oils but it is recommended that you purchase a non heating method to diffuse as essential oils are volatile and evaporate with heat. Choose a diffuser that is easy to clean and bear in mind that your essential oil will go down fairly rapidly when you use this method although it is unparalleled for scenting a space. Do not use very heavy, resinous oils in a diffuser such as patchouli or myrrh as they will clog the diffuser. The ideal period of time to diffuse is twenty minutes.

 

Wear the oil

Everyone has different personal preferences for different oils. If there is an essential oil you particularly like, dilute a few drops in a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil and wear it as a perfume. You might also sprinkle a few drops over your sheets or pillowcase. In traditional English-style aromatherapy, the oil is diluted in a carrier oil and used in massage.

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Spray bottle

spray aromatheraphy oilsMake your own air freshner. Buy a spray bottle and use half a cup of water with five to ten drops of essential oil to spray the area. This is particularly nice to use in a space that is not your own, such as a hotel room. It is also good to use to disinfect an area or clear the air after cooking.

 

 

Use in an oil ring on a light bulb

There are special rings which can be purchased and filled with a few drops of oil before being placed on a light bulb. This will heat the oil and disperse the scent. This can also be done with an unscented candle. First, light the candle and allow the wax to melt a little around the wick, then blow it out and add the essential oil to the wax. Do not put oil into the wick while the candle is lit as oils are volatile.

 

Use in the bath

Five drops of your favorite oil can be diluted in a little carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba and then added to warm bath water. The drops can also be added to Epsom salts and then added to the bath water.

Aromatherapy oils do not just smell good. They have been documented to affect the body in many positive ways. The first step is to learn how to use them and decide on one of the many ways that will suit you best.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.

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