tips in using essential oils in aromatherapy
Aromatherapy may be so easy to do. You just buy some
diffusers or candles and then some essential oils and voila,
you have for yourself a therapy that can help you relax and get
rid of those headaches and those strange aches and pains in
Essential oils in aromatherapy come from natural sources. These oils are
extracted from plants different parts including the leaves, the
roots, the bark, the branches, and even the fruit peels. But
like many natural ingredients, dangers can happen when plant
sources that are poisonous and toxic are chosen for extraction.
Some plants may not be toxic when in small amounts but like
medicines, it can be hazardous when inhaled in concentrated
amounts. That is why experts recommend that you use different
scents. Do not stick to just one essential oil for everyday
use. Alternate three or four varieties. That way, you can also
get the benefits that different essential oils offer.
Also, there is also potential harm when these essential oils
are left undiluted for long periods of time. If you use
essential oils regularly, you won't have much problem. But if
you stock them up for long periods of time and then remember to
use them again, better buy a new one. It is also a good idea to
buy small vials instead of big ones. That way, you can save
your money and also save essential oils from turning bad.
The use of toxic plant sources of course only happen rarely.
There are manufacturing and product guidelines that are being
followed. And if you are careful of buying from sources that
are not reputable, you should be safe. Make sure also that the
oils that you are purchasing are pure and unaltered. These are
product seals that you can look into to ensure that what you
are buying is safe and authentic.
When it comes to using too much amount of essential oils,
this can be avoided by making sure that you read the
instructions and follow it to the letter. If the instructions
say a drop, put just a drop of the essential oil. Do not exceed
the amount even if you feel that the smell is not as strong for
Remember that these instructions are written there for a
reason. Besides, in order for these essential oils and the
aromatherapy to be really effective in relieving stress and
helping the body get rid of its psychosomatic pains, there is a
specific concentration of the essential oils that should be