How to Safely Use Essential Oils

How to Safely Use Essential Oils

For many people who are starting to use essential oils, they often feel overwhelmed not knowing where to begin..

Let’s start simple with going over ways to inhale essential oils.

Inhalation is one of the easiest ways to start using essential oils as you don’t need to have any additional materials- it can be as simple as inhaling the essential oil directly from the bottle.

When opening the bottle of essential oil, don’t take a big breath right away. Just like with perfumes, you would want to take it slowly and gently inhale the fragrance. You can even use perfume test strips and simply add a couple drops of essential oil!

There are plenty of other ways you can safely use aromatherapy in your daily life:

  • Creating a hot steam bowl
  • Adding a couple drops of EO to a candle wax or melt
  • Diffusion through an oil diffuser

For most beginners, many would probably consider creating a hot steam bowl and adding a couple drops of essential oils for a DIY diffuser.

Benefits of hot steam bowl for aromatherapy:

  • Respiratory health
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Helps support body comfort

Others may prefer adding a few drops of essential oils to some unscented wax melts to liven up the room, or even using an essential oil diffuser.

The diffuser is one of the most common methods of aromatherapy and an effortless dispersal tool. Adding a couple drops of your favorite oils has never been easier!

Some diffusers require adding a certain amount of water before adding essential oils, but be sure to check your instructions on how to use the diffuser properly as each one is different.

Most diffusers work by creating mist droplets so they are dispersed into the air, refreshing any room with the scents of your choosing.

There are plenty of ways to safely inhale essential oils and benefit from the wonders of aromatherapy!