Essential oils are a pleasant and very effective way of taking aromatherapy from the bottle to the…body!
If you want to quickly purify and freshen the air in your home, or in your office, make an aromatherapy air freshener. Fill a spray bottle with distilled water. Add 5-10 drops of the essential oil of your choice for each ounce of water. Shake well and use it to spray around the room as often as you need it. Remember to shake well before each new spray.
This is by far the most effective and easiest way to disperse essential oils in the air. It is recommended for emotional and mental health as well as for diseases affecting the lungs, the blood, the heart, and the brain. The atomizing diffuser does not alter or heat the oils, thus enhancing their healing properties. It can be utilized at home or at the office and, unlike the sprays, it is very efficient, since the essential oils’ particles stay in the air for longer periods of time.
Even if aromatic candles are very popular and very romantic, this is the least efficient way to diffuse essential oils, because the flame burns most of the essential oil, thus greatly reducing its effects.
In a candle diffuser, a small tea light or votive candle is placed under a well which holds the essential oils. It is more effective than aromatic candles, but still much less effective than atomizing diffusers.
There is nothing more refreshing, soothing, energizing, relaxing, revitalizing than an aromatherapy bath… Bathing regularly with essential oils will improve many muscle pain conditions and enhance your emotional balance and emotional well-being. For an aromatherapy bath, add 5-10 drops of essential oil, or oils to the warm water in your bathtub. The amount of essential oil required for your bath will depend on the kind of essential oil you decide to use. Certain oils such as peppermint, thyme, lemon and eucalyptus are much stronger than others, therefore you’ll need only 2-3 drops to ontain a very aromatic bath. One last piece of advice: don’t forget to turn off your phone and if you want to make it even more enjoyable, turn on a diffuser with your favorite blend. Ah, does life get any better than this?
Hot compresses relax muscles, decrease stiffness and dilate blood vessels thus increasing blood circulation in the area. Backaches, toothaches, earaches, arthritis flare-ups, all benefit from the use of hot compresses. Cold compresses cause blood vessels to contract, decreasing blood circulation in the affected area. Fevers, headaches, sprains can be successfully treated this way.
To make a compress, pour one quart of water (hot or cold according to the condition you’re treating), into a two-quart glass bowl. Add 3-6 drops of essential oil to the water. Stir carefully. Soak a clean cloth in the water, rinse it and apply it to the affected area. Leave it there for about 15-20 minutes. Repeat as needed.
This is a very effective method of bringing relief to several respiratory ailments, as well as emotional distress. To prepare for a steam inhalation, pour two quarts hot water in a glass bowl. Add 3-6 drops of your favorite oil or essential oil blend. Wrap a towel around your head as if you were making a tent and slowly and deeply inhale the vapor for about 10 minutes. Repeat if needed.