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The Introduction to Essential Oils is a free aromatherapy class online! It gets you started in the world of aromatherapy, and teaches you the basics of using essential oils safely as you blend for home, body care and health.
Common Methods of Use
With a little practice, you’ll be able to incorporate essential oils into your life. By doing so, you will benefit greatly from the oils’ healing properties. Here you’ll find descriptions of the most common methods of use. Part Four of this course will teach you how to make some of these products.
Bath — Adding a few drops of essential oil to a warm bath is an age-old technique. Bathing with essential oils is great for stress reduction, relaxation, soothing sore muscles and joints, supporting respiratory health, mood enhancement, and treating your senses to the full aroma of an essential oil.
Diffuser — Spreading an essential oil throughout a room is known as diffusion. Diffusers range from simply putting a few drops of oil on a tissue, to electrical devices that spread more oil over a wider area.
Room spray — Sprays can be used to deodorize a room, as personal perfume, or even as facial toner.
Steam inhalation — Use steam inhalation to directly impact your respiratory system, clearing nasal passages and getting the therapeutic effects of essential oils into your lungs. This is a great method to prevent respiratory infections.
Nasal inhaler — Using a nasal inhaler can have similar effects as steam inhalation. However, a nasal inhaler can be carried with you and used throughout the day to support respiratory health. Nasal inhalers are also used for emotional support, due to the direct connection between scent and the emotional centers in the brain.
Skin lotion — Add essential oils to an unscented lotion to take advantage of their healing properties. Use this method when working directly with a skin issue, such as itchy skin, rashes, scars or insects bites, as well as for muscle aches and pains.
Massage oil — Increase the effectiveness of therapeutic massage by adding oils that specifically increase circulation, relieve pain, and nourish the skin. Aromatic massages also enhance mood and support emotional balance.
Lip balm — Blend essential oils into a base of beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil to create a therapeutic lip balm.
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