The most common method of application of essential oils is Inhalation. This includes administration with vaporiser, electric diffuser, electronic diffuser, sprays, nebuliser Aroma jewellery, or reed diffuser, just to name a few.
Alternatively, oils can be smelt from the bottle or dripped onto handkerchief or clothing.
Inhalation is also most appropriate for mental/psychological/emotional benefits as the olfactory nerve signals to the brains, and and of course for respiratory benefits.
Other methods include immersing into baths (diluted with base oil first before adding essential oils) and showers (adding essential oils to unscented shower gel).
Topical applications include diluting within a carrier oil and applied through massage.
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Of course, you must always factor in risk factors like current medical condition. For e.g. take note the following points for the level of inhalation:
- The method of diffusion
- The amount of essential oil use
- The size of the room
- How well it is ventilated, and how well the air circulates
- Distance of person from diffuser
Diffusing in room
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To understand more, further reading can be found:
Inhalation and the brain
Diffusion essential oil application methods