The Different Ways To Use Aromatherapy
There are different ways of using aromatherapy so if you think inhaling it is the only way, think again because here are a few other options.
If you have muscle aches or pains, you can get a massage using one or two essential oils. You don’t even need a full body massage to feel its profound effect because you can apply it yourself especially when you have a terrible headache or have some pain in the arms or legs.
You can even bathe yourself in aromatherapy oils. All you have to do is fill the bathtub and add in 6 to 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice. If you don’t have any oils, try bath salts that are designed to dissolve once this is mixed with water.
For those who don’t like to apply this directly to their skin, they can also add aromatherapy oil to a hot or cold compress. To do that, you have to get a bowl and fill it with water. Once this is filled, pour in some essential oils and then soak a tea towel for several minutes. After wringing out the excess water, you wrap this in another towel or a plastic wrap and then apply this over the affected area.
Some stains are hard to remove and when nothing else seems to work, perhaps some essential oil will do the trick. To do that, you simply mix the essential oil with the laundry, floor rinses, wash buckets or water misters. The result is a clean shirt and household.
Aside from keeping your clothes and house clean, aromatherapy oils can also help remove a stench even when it is coming from your shoes. To do that, you put a few drops of the oil in a pan if the smell happens to come from the kitchen and let it simmer for a few minutes. As for your shoes, you just put a few drops into the shoe.
You can even mix aromatherapy oils with some of your cosmetics. Some examples of these include body lotion, cold creams, hair rinses, perfumes and shampoo. When you do this, make sure it is 1 part essential oil to 9 or 10 parts of the base material.
Do you have a bad breath or a sore throat? An essential oil like clove or tea tree can help after gargling it for a few seconds. If you don’t like the taste, try mixing this with plain water.
Aromatherapy oils are also great for burns, minor cuts, scrapes and scratches. To use it, you mix a few drops of the oil with some warm water. You then soak a clean cloth or a cotton pad then apply this over the affected area before putting a bandage.
There are many ways to maximize aromatherapy and how it can be used depends on the type of oil that you have. While some will make you feel calm and relaxed others will make you experience a different sensation. The nice thing about using such oils is that it is safe for you to use.
It will surely make the house clean and smelling good while at the same time make you feel good since there are no side effects unlike certain medication.