Whether it’s used topically, internally, or infused into the air and drawn in externally, practicing aromatherapy is a magnificent way to relax and relieve stress.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using extracted oils from flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, seeds, and twigs, to improve health and wellness, and there a number of benefits.
The Benefits of Aromatherapy
Improving a person’s mood, balance, and well-being
Improving a person’s immune system
Improving a person’s respiratory system
Improving a person’s circulatory health
Before practicing any form of aromatherapy on yourself, there are a few things you should consider. For starters, if you have any allergies or sensitivities, consult the essential oils ingredients before usage. If, however, you don’t have any allergies, consider the potency, purity and personal preference of each oil, and the best practice of diluting the oils.
To help, consult the following list if you plan on diluting your essential oils with bath oils, hand and body lotions, massage lotions, shower gels, decorations, or even appliances!
How Much Oil to Use and When
Bath: 8-10 drops in bath water
Massage: 5 drops per tsp. of base oil or lotion
Facial: 2-3 drops in base product
Foot Bath: 8 drops in bowl of water
Sauna: 2 drops to 2 ½ cups water
Facial Sauna: 10 drops in bowl of water
Body: 5-15 drops in base product
Chest Rub: 10-20 drops to 1 oz of carrier oil
Inhalation: 1-2 drops in boiling water or on a tissue
Light Bulb Ring:1-2 drops
Cleanser: 20 drops in 4 ounces of base product
Washing Machine: 10-20 drops per load
Vacuum Cleaner: 5-10 drops
Auto Vent Outlet: 2-3 drops
My Favourite Essential Oils
While the types of oils you choose to use in your aromatherapy Is entirely up to you, I suggest the following blends.