How to Get Into Aromatherapy

How to Get Into Aromatherapy

There are many reasons that one might want to get into aromatherapy. Whether you're trying to calm down your anxious mind, promote restfulness (or wake yourself up!), or even trying to spark a creative mindset, there's an oil that can help with that. But how to get into aromatherapy? It's not as complex as you might think.

What Are You Looking For In Aromatherapy?

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Before you start buying up oils and diffusers, you need to take a good look about why you're getting into aromatherapy in the first place. Are you looking for a way to reduce stress while in your office? Do you want to be able to sleep better at night? Or do you want to boost the effects of a bubble bath?

What Oils Should You Buy?

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The oils that you will buy will be determined by the what you plan on using them for. For instance, if you're looking for an oil that can help you sleep, you should try lavender oil. Likewise, lavender oil would be a poor choice if you're looking for a way to wake yourself up in the morning.

Oil Purity

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Whatever oil that you buy, and whatever you use it for, you should always take a good, hard look at the purity of the oil. Oil purity means that the oil will work better when it's being used, and will be less likely to cause problems with any diffusers that you might use to disperse the oil.

Electrical Diffusers

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If you want top-of-the-line options for diffusing your oil, then you should go for an electric dispenser. These dispense the oil in one or two way:  Heat or cool mist. All that you do is simply fill the oil basin with your favorite oil, and you're set! It's simple and easy to do, and diffuses very quickly.

Non-Electric Diffusers

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These are the cheapest option, and perhaps the best to choose if you don't want to jump into using oils headfirst. They also work great for people who are unsure of what type of oil to use. There are a lot of versions here, but the “sticks in a jar” type (pictured above) is probably the most well-known.

No Diffusers Needed

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Who says that you have to have a diffuser in order to benefit from using aromatherapy oils?

There are a host of other ways to use them, so that you can benefit from your oils! If you're having trouble winding down, try some lavender oil in the bathtub: It's bound to relax you. You can also use oils on your skin in a massage, carrying your aromatherapy around with you!

How To Use

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Your best bet is to use your aromatherapy oils at times that are connected to why you're using them. It makes no sense to use an oil to help you sleep first thing in the morning! You should also put any diffusers close to where you will be, and simply go about your day as usual.

Aromatherapy is a great way to provoke a variety of changes to your mindset. Using aromatherapy oils, you can quickly put any unpleasantness behind you, and focus on yourself.

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