Aromatherapy, or what some people call essential oil therapy, is a form of therapy that has been around for more than 6,000 years and is a great health benefit for many people. It has been proven through studies to greatly improve your overall health and even boost your mood, but many people are unsure where to start when wanting to begin using this technique. This form of holistic healing is the safest way to help improve your mood and health, which can come in handy for a busy college student.
We know you have many questions, but here are some tips and tricks on practicing aromatherapy, while going through the busy college life.
Inhaling Essential Oils is One of the Easiest Forms of Practice for Aromatherapy
And there are many different ways to do this to experience it differently!
Inhaling essential oils is one of the easiest ways to practice aromatherapy and it is the most popular way as well. Inhalation can include letting the oils evaporate in an oil diffuser, by spraying the oils, inhaling oil droplets of the oils, or even breathing them in through different ways such as a steam bath.
Some of the benefits of practicing aromatherapy by inhalation is that it can provide respiratory disinfection to help prevent you from getting sick, it can act as a decongestant to break down any mucus you may have from a common cold, and even have positive psychological benefits.
Some of the health benefits of essential oils is that it helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungus, boosts immunity, helps to soothe sore throats, can help reduce headaches and migraines, and can even help improve your sleep schedule to help you sleep better at night. Some of the psychological benefits include helping to reduce stress and anxiety, and it helps to reduce any agitation that you may have from experiencing stress and/or anxiety.
If you are interested in aromatherapy and how oil diffusers can benefit your health, get one for your dorm room today and experience all of the perks involved with it with the easiest method of practicing!
Topical Applications With Built in Essential Oils is Another Great Way to Absorb the Benefits
Body lotions, bath, and skin care products are easy to apply and they even smell good!
Aromatherapy doesn’t just have to be inhaling essential oils. Essential oils can be embedded in topical lotions, bath products, and even other skin care products to help improve your health and mood. Massaging topical lotions, and other products with essential oils can help boost circulation and increase absorption of the oils. It isn’t proven, but it has also been suggested that applying them in areas such as sweat glands, hair follicles, or in the palm of your hand, can help to absorb the oils more effectively and sufficiently.
Essential oils can not only just be inhaled through a diffuser. Many essential oils can come in topical applications, such as body lotions, bath, and skin care products, and can even be absorbed through the skin with the help of a carrier oil.
It is advised by many aromatherapists that products that include essential oils are okay and safe to use, as they won’t hurt your skin, but you should never directly put essential oils on your skin. If you wish to just use essential oils directly, it must be diluted with a carrier oil, a base oil, or vegetable oil specifically made for essential oils. They are called carrier oils to carry the essential oil to absorb through the skin and to properly get the health benefits of practicing aromatherapy. It is also recommended to do a patch test to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the essential oils that you are using for your own safety.
Use the Steam from Your Shower to Inhale Essential Oils
They can go right in your shampoo, conditioner, or body wash, or even just on your shower walls!
Aromatherapy in the shower is something that many people do because of how simple it is. Believe it or not, you are easily able to put whichever essential oil you wish to use and easily put it in your shampoo, conditioner, or even body wash. This is a beneficial and easy way to use your essential oils if you don’t have a diffuser, which is common for many people to have if they’re using essential oils.
Another way to use or practice aromatherapy while in the shower is by putting drops of the oils on your shower wall. With this method, the steam from taking a hot shower will make it easier to inhale the oils. You can also take a warm wash cloth and put the oils on there and use it to exfoliate your skin. If you use this method, it is recommended that you use a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils so they don’t harm your skin. Bubble bath or salt bath products can also contain essential oils that can easily be used while taking some time to relax while you’re in the bath.
Do You Love Candles? Buy an Aromatherapy Candle to Help Prevent Stress and Anxiety.
Everyone loves candles and it’s an easy way to get some simple aromatherapy treatment at a low cost!
Candles are great to buy and can be soothing burning in the background as you’re studying, or doing homework. You can now make that even better with buying candles that are filled with different essential oils for all your different needs. Essential oils are derived from plants, which can help to trigger the response your brain makes when the oils are being burned. Depending on the essential oil that you purchase, they can calm you down, make you feel energized, and some can help you to focus instead of worrying about your stress and anxiety during the course of the school year.
Candles with built in essential oils are great for practicing aromatherapy in your dorm room in an easy and efficient way. They also come in many different scents with different health and mental benefits! Image Courtesy of Amazon.
Aromatherapy candles can be bought at many different places by many different brands. For example, Bath & Body Works makes their own brand of candles specifically for aromatherapy, called Aromatherapy. One of their candles is titled “Stress Relief” and it contains eucalyptus and spearmint, and is a great decongestant if you have a cough, or a runny nose.
There are many other aromatherapy candles as well, and they can all be found in stores, or for convenience, they can be found on Amazon, where there are endless options of candles filled with different essential oils for all your needs.
Consider Dry Evaporation as a Way to Use Essential Oils
It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s beneficial to your health!
Dry evaporation is an easy way to absorb and take in all the beneficial factors that essential oils have to offer. Dry evaporation is easy, and it’s just grabbing a piece of fabric, or using a cotton ball and put your desired essential oil on it and just inhale, or allow the scent to disperse naturally throughout the room.
Using the dry evaporation method, it can help to easily get the perks that essential oils can have on an individual. Many people also put this in their vents in their car, or even something as simple as putting a couple drops on your pillowcase. This method can help to improve your overall health and it’s an easy method to use as well!
Which Essential Oil is Right For You?
There are so many different kinds of essential oils for all of your different needs, and picking the right one can be kind of tricky!
There are numerous kinds of essential oils and they all do different things to either benefit your health, or your mood. Picking the right one can be hard, but you need to focus on which one would benefit you the most and go from there.
One of the most popular is lavender, which is a light floral scent that can help you to relax and sleep better at night, along with getting rid of those nasty headaches that you may be having. Roman chamomile is another great essential oil that helps to ease your mind and is even great for the skin, if it is steamed using an oil diffuser. It has also been proven to treat inflammation and eczema as well. Another oil that is great for health benefits is frankincense which includes digestive, antiseptic, and disinfectant properties, and may even help cure different oral issues, including bad breath, toothaches, mouth sores, and more.
Picking the right essential oil for you can be a challenge, but they each come with their own health and psychological benefits. Always make sure to do an allergy test on the essential oil that you pick to avoid any allergic reactions.
Even though the list goes on and there are many different essential oils, make sure to do your research before you start buying essential oils. Many of them can have allergens in them that could be harmful to you, but many of them can have lots of beneficial factors to improve your overall health and mood.
We hope that these tips on how to practice aromatherapy in your dorm room work well for you with all of the health and mood benefits in them. If you have any other suggestions on how to practice aromatherapy in other ways, please let us know in the comments!