The quality of essential oils is an important issue for anyone using them therapeutically. Confidence in their safe use begins with ensuring that the oils have a known botanical origin and composition. Due to their physical properties, essential oil presents a good number of uses. This means that, often more than one way of application can be correct, and there is enough room for personal preference. Nevertheless, you are advised not to engage excessive dosages.
Inhalation of the right essential oil can be very effective for managing colds or bronchitis conditions. The recommended traditional inhalation methods include: use of empty plastic shell of a typical asthma inhaler filled with tissue along with a drop of essential oil; put one or two drops on a small piece of paper tissue, rolling the paper and placing it gently into your nostrils; and the use of aromatic diffuser. The easiest as well as simplest way of using essential oil through inhalation is through the use of aromatic diffuser. The best aromatic diffusers that you can use are those that incorporate the use of modern ultrasonic technology instead of heat. Heat-oriented diffusers are known to interfere with the molecular component of the essential oils.
Aromatic diffuser breaks the oil into micro-fine particles, which is then dispersed into the air of your room. The essential oils, with their oxygenated molecules will remain suspended for a number of hours in order to freshen as well as improve the quality of the air you breathe. The anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic essential oil uses have the ability to kill bacteria, and are known to reduce fungus and molds. Essential oils when diffused are known to reduce the amount of airborne chemicals, and help to create spiritual, emotional and physical harmony. The greatest therapeutic benefit of inhalation essential oil uses is achieved by diffusing oils for only a quarter of an hour.
Essential Oil Baths
There are at least four bath essential oil uses, including: bath water, bath and shower gel. Wash cloth, and body sprays. As far as bath water is concerned, you are to add at least three drops of essential oil to your bath water while the tub is filling. While you are bathing, the oils will separate. And your skin will quickly draw the oils from the top of the water. You are advised to soak your body in the bathe water for at least fifteen minutes. Adding essential oils to a bath and shower gel base allows you to obtain the greatest benefits from the oils.
As they are evenly dispersed throughout the water and are not allowed to immediately disperse. In regard to body sprays, you are to fill a sizeable bottle with distilled water. And no less than ten drops of your favorite oil blends. Shake the bottle, and then spray the mixture onto your entire body just after taking a bath or shower.
Cooking with Essential Oils
This is among one of the essential oil uses that you must put into practice. You can incorporate essential oils into your cooking; however, you should remember that they are highly concentrated. Ideally, you should use, at most a single drop or less. Expert’s advice states that you need to use toothpick to help you control the tallying of smaller amounts of oil. You can achieve this by dipping the toothpick into the oil, and then stir it into your food. Food is one of the convenient ways of internal application of essential oils. However, the oils unique fluid and lipophilic nature has to be taken into account.
The above therapeutic essential oil uses are the most recommended ones. However, essential oils may not be very useful in some special cases, such as pregnancy.