If you have never used essential oils before, getting in to the practice can feel somewhat complicated. There are all the different scents, to start, and that is just straight oils without going into blends at all. And if you do go into the blends, they quite often just list a single purpose—‘Deep Dreaming Sleep’, for example—without telling you what is actually in said blend. In this case, probably lavender, rosemary, frankincense oil, and possibly some lemon balm, to name only a few potential members of a blend that might promote both deep sleep and dreams. It’s all in the oils and the ways in which you combine them—which are, handily enough, more or less limitless.
But it’s also all in the way that you experience the oils. Are you blending them with a carrier oil—grapeseed, coconut, olive, avocado—and rubbing them directly into your skin, are you dropping them into a hot bath to soak in, using them in cooking (where do you think the flavors in candy come from?), or in creative projects such as candle making? Maybe you don’t have time for those things, or maybe you hate things on your skin (personal problem I have with rubbing oils directly onto my skin). From there, your best bet would be to use either an oil diffuser or a nebulizer. It all depends on what you’re looking to accomplish.
An oil diffuser is a gentle creature; as its name well implies, it will diffuse the oils you put on it into the air in a fine mist along with water (good for places where it is drier; you can moisturize and enjoy the benefits of essential oils with hardly any effort). This is good for less serious problems; relaxing after a hard day at work, aiding falling asleep, or waking back up again in the morning—possibly even in lieu of coffee. These are delightful little machines that can run day and night if you like them to. They are hardly going to overdose you on essential oils, and will make your home smell wonderful constantly.
Alternatively, the aromatherapy nebulizer is for more acute issues; this is more along the lines of aromatherapy, and can be used to treat things like asthma, congestions, coughs, stomach aches, headaches, insomnia, et cetera. Unlike the diffuser, if you are going to use a nebulizer, it is probably better to get your oils/oil blends from a person who knows what they are doing. The levels of essential oil delivered by the nebulizer are much more concentrated than those of the diffuser, and the effects will be that much more intense, which is something to look out for. Some oils can be toxic or make you sick in stronger doses. As with any method intended to treat some kind of problem, take care; having taken that care, the benefits will be multitudinous. With practice, you may be able to replace many of the common medicines in your medicine cabinet with a varied array of oils, a good-quality diffuser, and a nebulizer.
Plant Therapy Essential Oils
Twin Falls, ID 83301