Today, aromatherapy is getting to be very popular to the general public. People are now seeing the real therapeutic benefits of using essential oils for their overall physical well being. Using essential oils gives you a lot of benefits and some of them include being able to sleep well at night, the reduction of stress and a lot more. Using essential oils safely is important for us to know and below are some of the proper ways of using them safely and to our greater benefit.
Essential oils can be inhaled and there is nothing wrong about it. Even if you inhale oil or a blend of oils for long periods of time, the worst that is going to happen world be a headache, or nausea. You can use an essential oil diffuser to inhale essential oils or you can put a few drops on a tissue or cloth and inhaling it and this is a very safe way to use it.
People say that it is bad to put essential oils topically on your skin. Using essential oils directly on our skin may not be a good idea because of the know side effects it can cause like rashes, sensitivities, liver and kidney problems and others. You can only use them on your skin if they are diluted with a carrier oil like grape seed oil or jojoba oil. Diluted essential oils will give your benefit if you use it topically on your skin. This use can still have reactions like rashes on certain people so if you want to be sure that you skin will not react adversely, you should test it by using the patch test or applying a small patch of oil on our inner forearm and see if your skin will react adversely.
You should never ingest essential oils because it can lead to dangerous consequences like liver and kidney failure. Our bodies can process these compounds very slowly and they can be very toxic. Just as you would not use prescription drugs without the doctor’s advice, you also should not ingest essential oils without expert advice. It is only through proper use of essential oils that ingesting can be beneficial for the body. Find a certified clinical aromatherapist if you are looking for help with this type of usage, and consult your doctor as well.
Aromatherapy is taking its rightful place as a daily part of people’s lives. A good smelling world is something that anyone would want. It also improves how you feel so that makes it even better. The benefits of using essential oils are many and this guide will help you use it safely. Regularly using essential oils would soon show the actual benefits it can give to your life.