How are essential oils used?

by Liliana Santos

Essential oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care.

Below are some common ways to use essential oils:

  1. Diffuser : Add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser with water to create a pleasant aroma in the room and obtain therapeutic benefits.

  2. Inhalation : Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam for a few minutes to relieve nasal congestion or for therapeutic benefits.

  3. Massage : Mix a few drops of essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and massage into skin for therapeutic benefits.

  4. Bath : Add a few drops of essential oil to a bathtub filled with water for therapeutic benefits and relaxation.

  5. Compress : Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot or cold water and dip a towel in it. Wring out the towel and apply to the affected area for therapeutic benefits.

  6. Spray : Mix a few drops of essential oil in a spray with water to create a pleasant fragrance in the room.

It is important to remember that essential oils are highly concentrated and must be diluted before being applied to the skin.

Additionally, it's important to choose a high-quality essential oil from a reputable source and follow the manufacturer's directions for use.

If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional or an aromatherapist.

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