Different ways to use essential oils in aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has become very popular especially with health-conscious people. It is believed that aromatherapy can help relieve stress and relax the muscles and the body. It is also a known antiseptic and an immune system stimulant. This means that it can help the body fight off infections and illnesses.

Aromatherapy also helps in the healing of wounds and in cell regeneration, causing tissues to grow and replenish itself. This is why some topical herbal medicines incorporate essential oils into their products.

But what lies at the heart of aromatherapy is the essential oils, which provide the scent. Essential oils are extracted from the various parts of the plants, from the leaves to the flower petals. Oils can even be extracted from the peelings of the fruits. This is perhaps why dried leaves and fruits also have scents.

There are many ways to use essential oils and blends. Like with fragrances, oils can be combined and blended with each other. When complementary scents are blended together, the benefit can even be better than when using just one scent. These are dispensed through different materials and different ways. Here are some of the materials that are used to spread the fragrance of the essential oils like in aromatherapy.

These are the materials that are used to force the aromatic molecules to combine with the air. Often these diffusers are electronically based. Examples of these diffusers are the bulb rings, electric-based lamps and fans and the nebulizers. Nebulizers are the most effective in diffusing the oils but can be more expensive.

Misting bottle
If you want a more inexpensive way of diffusing the oils, try the misting bottle. The disadvantage is that you need to do the diffusing manually. This means that you have to spray it yourself. Misting bottles are made by combining the essential oils with distilled water. When spraying, make sure that you do it above the head to avoid having the mist getting into your face.

Inhalers work by placing the essential oil or the blend together with dead sea salts or Epsom salt into a small glass bottle. The bottle should have a wide mouth, where you can slowly inhale the vapors for about 15 to 20 times. Another way to do this kind of aromatherapy is to make it a little more indirect with the essential oils dropped on a tissue or a handkerchief and inhale it from there.