Different ways to use essential oils in
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
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
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.
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
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.