If you have ever visited gardens and smelled the natural fragrance of exotic flowers, you must have noticed that a fresh breeze of new energy has replaced the bad feelings inside you. Some people also have a habit to visit green and clean areas to treat their stress and depression. Aromatherapy oils work exactly the same as these natural activities do.
What is aromatherapy?
Have you ever heard about “laughter therapy”? This is a unique kind of therapy in which a person or a group of persons laugh at their best without a reason. This gives them a wave of fresh energy and takes away the negative energy that is slowly driving them crazy.
Aromatherapy works in a similar way. In this kind of therapy, people use fragrance or aroma to treat their mood swings, depressions, stress, or tensions. Some people even treat their long-term illnesses or traumas by this highly effective method called aromatherapy.
How and where to use aromatherapy oils?
There are different methods that you can adopt for using aromatherapy oils. Some of the most common methods are mentioned below.
1. Oil Diffusers
Oil diffusers are the latest trend in aromatherapy. Jasmine essential oils and other oils like lavender and lemongrass are the scented oils for diffusers that are most commonly used for aromatherapy.
Humidifiers are somewhat similar to oil diffusers. You can use the natural essential oils in humidifiers and it will spread the fumes of essential oil in the surrounding air. People also use humidifiers and oil diffusers in vehicles as these are mostly portable and electrically powered.
3. Soaps and shampoos
Another common method used for getting the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy is to use them in soaps and shampoos. The essential oils are mixed with the soap and shampoo that you use in your routine. This form of usage in body wash products is highly beneficial but it is advised to consult your physician or dermatologist first.
4. Bottle spray
The essential oils are also used in bottles to be sprayed. People use sprays of essential oils mostly in diluted form to be used just like deodorants or air fresheners. You can also control the release of oil quantities because you can release the amount of spray as per your desire.
5. Use with skin moisturizers
The natural oils that are helpful for the skin are also used with skin moisturizers or creams after mixing them with moisturizers just like mixing them with soaps and shampoos. This method is used by many people to experience multiple skin benefits.
6. Dilute in a bathtub
The essential oils are also used in diluted forms especially with water. One of the most common methods is to dilute the oil with water in a bathtub. You will have a feeling of ultimate freshness after this bath aromatherapy with the use of your favorite aromatherapy oils.
7. Oil burners
Last, but not least is the widely used method of oil burners. This traditional method is one of the easiest methods to diffuse the oil without a special diffuser or humidifier. The oil burners are most commonly made of ceramic and burnt with a light fire on the bottom.
All of the above-mentioned uses of aromatherapy oils are used for gaining multiple and long term health benefits. These benefits include physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.