Rejuvenate your mood and health through Aroma therapy

Rejuvenate your mood and health through Aroma therapy

Lighten up the mood and relax through various methods of Aroma therapy; diffusing Essential Oils for therapeutic medication. Using Aroma therapy as an alternative to medicine is widely practiced in different parts of the world, for the prevention and cure of various health-related conditions.

It is a practice carried out by various aromatherapists and other practitioners through the help of different Natural Essential oil and its blends. Aroma is spread through different devices.

Diffusers

Various companies sell a wide variety of Aromatherapy devices. These are used to spread around the fragrance of the Essential oil or the effective synergies.

Aroma therapy Method 1: Tissue Diffusion

tissue

  1. Take 3 to 4 drops of the Essential oil on a tissue.
  2. Bring the tissue close to yourself or your nose

Pros:

  • Quick diffusion
  • Ideal to be used public places

Cons:

  • Does not produce that must aroma that can fill up a whole room

Aroma therapy Method 2: Steam Diffusion

diffuser

  1. Boil about 2 cups full of water.
  2. Pour the boiled water in a bowl
  3. Now add up to 10 drops of Natural Essential Oils and fewer (almost 8 drops) in case of Essential Oil Synergy (E.g. Cinnamon, Cajuput, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme, Eucalyptus etc.)
  4. The steam heats up the oil and its blends evaporate and diffuse quickly the room.

Advantages:

  • Diffuse quickly into space in a room.

Disadvantages:

  • The scent does not last for long.

Aroma therapy Method 3: Candle Diffusion

candle aromatherapy

Candle diffusion can be done with different candles and diffusers.

  1. Ignite the wick of a  pure soy candle/ beeswax
  2. Let it burn for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Extinguish with a drop of essential oil on the melted wax
  4. Now reignite the candle.
  5. Take special care as the Essential oils catches fire easily.

Pros:

  • Easy procedure
  • Costs less
  • Do not require batteries or electricity

Cons:

  • Flammable
  • The scent does not last long

Aroma therapy Method 4: Lamp Ring Diffusion

Aroma ring diffuserThe Lamp rings are made typically out of brass or terracotta. Shaped as a ring- the diffuser is set directly onto the light bulb. The light bulb lights up that heat up the Essential oils in the ring making the scent and aroma diffuser gently into the room.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • The bulb on which the ring is placed could break.
  • Rings cannot be placed on high-efficiency bulbs.

Aroma therapy Method 5:  Sandstone and Terracotta Diffusion

aroma_sandTerracotta clay and sandstone is used widely for making diffusers. The pots are porous in nature and the oils permeate through them into the room. The fragrance intensity depends upon the amount of Essential oil added to the pot.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive Pots
  • Easy usage
  • No requirement of electricity or any batteries.

Cons:

  • Aroma dissipates with time

Aroma therapy Method 6: Fan / Electric Diffusion

electricDiffuserDisposable pads immersed with Essential Oils are placed into the tray of the electric fans, which is then powered on to blow off air and aroma across the room.

Pros:

  • Fan diffusers spread aroma in large area
  • Easy to use
  • Powered by electricity and batteries
  • Portable.

Cons:

  • Require absorbent pads that need to be replaced with time
  • Noisy

Aroma therapy Method 7: Electric Heat Diffusion

These diffusers use thermal energy to heat up the oil and spread aroma in the room.

Pros:

  • Heat diffusers spread aroma in large area
  • Easy to use
  • Powered by electricity and batteries
  • Portable.
  • Works efficiently if oils of thick consistency are used; e.g. Patchouli, Sandalwood.

Cons:

  • Difficult to clean

Aroma therapy Method 8: Ultrasonic Diffusion

Ultrasonic diffusers are used for aromatherapy. It consumes ultrasonic waves and water for diffusion of Essential Oils.

Advantages:

  • Non-passive
  • Most Affordable
  • Popularly available
  • Humidifying room

Disadvantages:

  • Fail quickly

Aroma therapy Methods 9: Nebulizer

Nebulizer aroma therapyA nebulizer is a small device that has 2 parts; a base of plastic with a pump, and a glass piece that nebulizes the essential oil. The oil from the pump is forced out with pressure through the pump. This pressure breaks down the Essential oils into separate small molecules which allow easy and rapid diffusion, making it easier to get absorbed by the lungs.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Cleaning can be difficult and time-consuming.
  • Thick oils (like Patchouli and Sandalwood) cannot be used because they have a thick consistency.
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As a graduate of Public Health and Policy, Andrea developed an interest in disease development, food and safety and the latest advancements in health. She is a Freelance writer who had affiliations with multiple blogs. Andrea is now pursuing her post-doctorate in Behavioral Sciences.

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