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Friday, September 21, 2007

A Few Good Ideas for Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the therapy using essential oils to promote health and well-being. The use of essential oils for solving health problem has become a more common and accepted form of treatment in recent years. The most frequent way of using the essential oils is through massage; however essential oils can be used in a variety of other ways such as :

1. Oil Warmer

Aromatherapy oil burner worked by heating a few drop of essential oils in a water bowl set above a tea light candle. Aromatherapy oil burner is the easiest way to benefit from essential oil?s scent and mild therapeutic effect. You also can try a simple blend to go with an oil burner. As a starter, It?s a good investment. (Ed. note: the Plug-in diffuser is also a warming diffuser).

2. Electric Nebulizing Diffuser

An electric nebulizing diffuser will allow you the ability to create many fantastic scents and expand them into the air that is throughout your home. There are many types of electric oil diffuser you can choose today. It?s the most effective and easiest way to disperse essential oils in the air. It?s recommended for emotional and mental health as well as for diseases effecting the lung, blood and the brain. A nebulizing diffuser can break down the oils into a fine mist to make easier for the aroma to be inhaled. And once you switch it on, it will last for couple hours.

3. Steam Inhalation

Steam inhalation is commonly associated with treating respiratory illness such as colds and flu. Add about 10 drops of eucalyptus, peppermint or pine essential oils into a bowl of hot water, then lean over the bowl and cover your head with towel for about tne minutes as you inhale. This treatment is good when you having colds.

4. Mists and Sprays

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.

5. Aromatic bathing

Bathing can be a pleasurable, highly relaxing experience and adding essential oils to your bathwater increases the benefits tenfold. Start by adding 6 drops of essential oils or blend into the bath water (add after the bath is drawn). The scents of essential oils fill the room with delightful fragrances, while essential oils enter the skin pores and relax tired muscles. (Ed. note: Aromatherapy bath salts are also an excellent means of enjoying this method).

6. Aromatherapy Massage

When used in massage these essential oils usually dilute with carrier oils, and then applied to the skin. With this, it is absorbed by the skin, and penetrates into the tissues of the body, your blood and the interstitial fluid. Smothing fragrant oil into tired muscle is the most pleasurable ways to relax and unwind.

7. Compresses

This method is a fast and effective ways to speed recovery from muscular pain and strains after a rigorous workout, and a treatment for bruises, headaches, insect bites, toothache, spots and more. Compresses can be made from adding 3 ? 6 drops of essential oils or blend into one quart of warm water. Stir carefully. Soak a clean cloth in the water, rinse it and apply to the affected area. Leave it there for 15-20 minutes. Repeated as needed.

8. Natural Perfume

Adding essential oils in your perfume base is lot more cheaper than you bought a branded perfume which is full of chemicals. To make an aromatherapy perfume is very easy (see link below).

9. Aromatherapy Candles

Candles can be used to help set the atmosphere and improve the ambience in many situations. They can be used in any room of your home and provide a wonderful enhancement. Using aromatherapy candle has a positive effect on our body and emotions. The key is in choosing the correct scent to match the emotion or sense you wish to evoke.

By knowing different ways of using essential oils, you can know which is the right one based on your needs. I hope that you can more able to create and apply your own aromatherapy treatments at your home.

This article is courtesy of the good folks from Aromatherapy at Home. For more information on aromatherapy and essential oils guide, please visit Aromatherapy-at-Home.com








*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.


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