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Using alternative health remedies such as burning an aromatherapy fragrance oil is becoming very popular and relatively affordable. Should you start adding aromatherapy diffusers, aromatherapy massages or some other form of aromatherapy to your life?
Aromatherapy is far from being a new practice. Hippocrates recommended the use of aromatherapy bath products and massages on a daily basis to ensure health and happiness.
The easiest and fastest ways to use aromatherapy at home are:
Of course, there are other ways to use aromatherapy to relax at home but these are the most common and most affordable methods.
My personal recommendation for those who have at least 20 minutes to spend is to have an aromatherapy bath with a few drops of your favourite essential oil(s). Keep it to about 5 to 6 drops up to a maximum of 8 drops.
The oils will improve your mood and health through:
If you don't have this much time or need to keep an eye on the children or on the stove, try putting a drop of essential oil on a tissue, then wiping the tissue onto an unlit light bulb. Then, turn on the light and the room will be filled with the fragrance of your choice within seconds.
Essential oils can affect your mood in several ways, therefore it is essential (get the pun?) that you start by determining your goal. Knowing that, you can select your aromatherapy scents:
If you want to apply essential oils to your skin, you must dilute them in a carrier oil first.
You can also use oil in aromatherapy diffusers or add a few drops of oil into your favourite unscented body lotion to make it an aromatherapy body lotion.
Did you know that humans can distinguish 10,000 different smells? Learn more about aromatherapy fragrance oil and relaxation.