Essential oil aromas can brighten your day, relieve anxiety, and help you recover from illness. For maximum benefit, it’s ideal to disperse the oils into the air. In this brief post, we’ll discuss three details that the ordinary person doesn’t know about diffusing essential oil.
The first step is to choose the delivery method. The most powerful experience comes from using a nebulizing diffuser. These dispense about 3ml of pure oil per hour. You won’t need to dilute the oil with anything so you get a concentrated aroma. Although this method uses oil quickly, you only need to run a nebulizer for a few minutes at a time.
Next, it’s time to design your recipe. What effect do you want? For example, to clear clogged nasal passages, try eucalyptus, peppermint, and bergamot or lemon. You only need one or two drops of each one. You can experiment for less money if you purchase a starter kit of oils.
Also, consider the longevity of each scent. Citrus oils are considered top notes with fragrances that fade quickly. Peppermint and eucalyptus are also top notes. But if you add ginger to the recipe above, that scent will linger longer because ginger is a base note. Think of it like perfume in that the first spray smells different than your skin will after a few hours.
There are free resources online and in books that explain which fragrances blend well together. Moreover, many essential oil manufacturers offer recipes to help you treat stress, colds, and insomnia. Although oils aren’t necessarily the cure for every undesirable condition, they can support good mental and physical health.
Finally, your ability to enjoy aromatherapy isn’t limited to your home. There are handy little car diffusers and travel-size models, too. Some are rechargeable while others plug into the cigarette lighter or a USB port.