Each and every aspect of the body works in sync to repair itself. In the event that you are hurt or sick, the entire body will work together to heal you. All the senses collaborate in this process. This is the main concept behind the use of aromatherapy for natural healing.
Even though it seems like a simple massage, this therapy offers extensive and surefire results. In fact, it has been around for a very long time, even before there were actual medicines as we know them today. You can either go to a massage parlor for an aromatherapy session or do it at home. Let’s look at how you can use aromatherapy to promote natural healing.
Inhaling Essential Oils
A common misconception about aromatherapy is that it cannot be done at home. There is greater convenience in having a therapist perform it, but you can easily use aromatherapy to promote natural healing at home. The best part is that you don’t even need fancy equipment. The most effective form of treatment in aromatherapy is inhaling oils. We will review a couple of effective ways of inhaling essential therapy oils:
Always keep in mind that you should never burn essential oils for evaporation. This is because when essential oils are heated directly, their chemical properties change, which will cause more harm than good. A great way to inhale essential oils is to dab a cotton ball in them and then let it sit for a while in the room. For a more concentrated effect, you can use multiple cotton balls and spread them around the room.
Boil water and turn off the heat. Add a few drops of essential oils to the steaming water. To inhale effectively, put a towel over both your head and the bowl of water. You can then inhale the steam with essential oils.
Applying Essential Oils
Never apply essential oils to your skin directly. A great way to apply them is to put a few drops of the essential oil in vegetable oil or water. You can also use nut oil if available. Do keep in mind that if you are using water as a carrier for the oil, you have to shake it vigorously before use. You can apply the solution to the affected area as necessary. If you want, you can add a heating or cooling effect for an enhanced therapy experience.
Be sure to try the abovementioned aromatherapy techniques to promote natural healing.