Whenever I go to a doctor for even the simplest called, they usually provide me with all kinds of different pills and meds. Of course, the primary you can get from a doctor is irreplaceable, but sometimes it is necessary. There are some alternatives out there that can help you maintain your health and even heal you. A very popular alternative these days is aromatherapy. A healing treatment that relies on different essential oils which are basically pure extracts from certain plants.
However, do not think that this is something new. Just because it is popular today, does not mean that it was not popular in the past. In fact, aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. People have been using it to heal all kinds of medical problems.
Of course, you cannot expect it to heal everything. It can help with certain problems, but it is not the ultimate solution to everything. Keep that in mind.
Since you are here, reading this article, I assume that you want to know more about aromatherapy and how to use it at home. Well, to help you with that, I decided to write this 2020 step-by-step guide. After reading it, I hope that you understand the basics of this type of treatment.
Benefits of aromatherapy
Before we start with a guide, I think it would be best to share all the different benefits you can get from this kind of treatment. Of course, you may not experience every benefit because the results can vary from person to person.
Most people use this treatment to help with some type of chronic pain. Whether the pain is in the ankles, the wrists, or any other joint. It can also help with back and neck pain. You can consider that the aroma is a type of pain relief.
Others have reported improved digestion, better and faster minimalism, better immunity, reduce stress and anxiety and depression. Some claim that their sleep has considerably improved which has led to fewer headaches and migraines.
In other words, it is obvious that there are a lot of benefits to aromatherapy.
Now let us get into the guide.
Steam inhalation – the easiest method
One of the simplest ways to practice aromatherapy in your home is with steam inhalation. All you need is the required essential oils, a small bowl of hot water, and a towel. Yes, it is that simple.
So, what you need to do is put some hot water in a bowl, but not too hard. You can adjust the temperature of the water as much as you want. If the water is very hot, the steam coming out will also be too hot when it reaches your face and when you inhale through your nostrils. Play around with the temperature of the water and see what works best for you.
Once you get the correct temperature, put a few drops of essential oil into liquid. How many drops? Well, it depends on the essential oil that you have decided to use. Usually, there are usage instructions on the label itself.
Once you have put the drops in, you are ready. Take the towel and put it over your head covering yourself over the bowl. This is a crucial step of the process because it traps all the parts steam inside of the towel, forcing it to go towards your face, your nostrils, and your mouth. By doing this, you utilized every single bit of essential oil in the steam.
If you feel like this method works pretty good, I suggest buying a personal steam inhaler. They are inexpensive and work much more efficiently than a bowl and a towel. I also recommend that you look for an essential oil that smells good which you can easily find on websites such as aromatherapy.press. Otherwise, you will have a bad experience with a personal steam inhaler.
Start a bath
This might not be the most efficient method on this guide, but it will still have some kind of effect on your health. Think of this method as a two in one.
Philip your tub with nice hot/warm water, put in all the products that you want in. A bath bomb, body gel, or whatever you want to use. Once that is done, get into the tub and pour several drops of essential oil into the water. Keep in mind, since there is a lot of water, you will probably have to put a lot more than a few drops of essential oil.
Once you are done, all you have to do is just relax and breathe in the healthy and beautiful aroma. After half an hour of relaxing, you can get out and you will feel the benefits of aromatherapy.
Use a diffuser
If you want your aromatherapy experience to be a little bit more passive, you can just get yourself a diffuser. These devices are quite affordable, but they can spend an entire bottle of essential oil in just a few minutes. Keep that in mind.
So, these devices are quite simple. You put in a bottle of essential oil inside a device and with enough heat, it turns it into steam. Then, through a tight nozzle, the steam is sprayed upwards into the room. The air is then filled with the aroma, helping anyone that is inside of the room. For the best efficiency, I recommend keeping the door of your room close during this session.
If you feel like the diffuser is wasting too much of your essential oil, you can always mix it with water. Of course, it may not be as effective as using pure oil, but you will still feel the benefits of aromatherapy.
This might be the simplest and most inexpensive method. All you need is to grab a couple of cotton wipes or cotton balls and put several drops of essential oil on them. The cotton balls will absorb the oil. Put them in a bowl and leave them right next to you while you are working, watching TV, or reading a book. Over time, the oils will start to evaporate. Of course, the evaporation process will be much slower than using a diffuser.
There are probably several other methods of aromatherapy that you can do at home, but I believe these are the most efficient and effective methods.