The term ‘aromatherapy’ wasn’t invented until the 1920s, but the practice has been around for millennia. The idea of aromatherapy is to use scent to promote feelings of peace and calm – many people like to use it to relax, and it can lessen the symptoms of anxiety, for example.
As you might expect, as the years have gone on, people have found new and improved ways to enjoy aromatherapy – here are some to consider for your own needs.
One of the options for using aromatherapy is to purchase essential oils and place a few drops (often, you only need very little at a time) into an oil burner. You put the oil at the top, and underneath, you light a small candle – known as a tea light – which heats the oil (which might be mixed with water, depending on how strong you want it to be) and lets the scent proliferate around the house.
There are dozens of different styles of oil burner on the market, so it is easy to find one that matches your home’s aesthetic. You can move them from room to room (not when lit, of course, as this could be dangerous), ensuring you can have aromatherapy wherever you go.
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When you choose this option, the CBD within the vape pen will vaporize, and you can inhale that vapor. Since you would be essentially inhaling vaporized CBD oil, you will feel – and smell – the benefits right away.
Much like with an oil burner, you will need to have a specialist device for this option. However, many people find that having a diffuser in the home offers all kinds of benefits, so it is worth investing in.
Add the scented oil of your choice to the diffuser (you may also need to add a carrier oil, so make sure you read the instructions) and switch it on – it’s that simple. The oil will be diffused around the room, making the air smell wonderful.
Since each scented oil has its own property, it’s important to know what you want to achieve from your aromatherapy, and you’re choosing the scent to try out. It’s more than just a nice smell; you’ll want to pick well to enhance the positive feeling. Some oils, like peppermint, will help you focus and stay alert. Others, like lavender, are conducive to good sleep and calm feelings. Mixing these two up would be a problem if you specifically wanted to feel one way or the other.
If you are using scented oils, particularly essential oils, always remember to only use a few drops and dilute it in a carrier oil like grapeseed oil, to help it to go further. Scents like peppermint or citrus will be strong at first but fade quite quickly, however scents like sandalwood will build slower but last for longer, depending on the scent you were after.