How to choose and use essential oil?
Before choosing the correct essential oil, always know why you need it for! Is it to enhance your mood or treat yourself from a rash? Each essential oil comes with its set of benefits and ways to use it. Always read and research the properties of essential oils, precautions you need to take, and the application method. There are 2 ways in which essential oil can be used. You can inhale it or apply it. For inhalation, you can either use a diffuser, dry evaporation or spray technique. For a diffuser, add 2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil with water and enjoy the freshness in your room. For dry evaporation, Pour 2-3 drops of essential oil into a cotton ball and keep it in your immediate vicinity. For the spray technique, Take a spray bottle filled with water, add a few drops of the essential oil and spray in the room and around the house to deodorize it. To apply the essential oil, always mix it with a carrier oil. Certain essential oils’ chemistry causes them to be irritants to the skin. These would require greater dilution or may be more effective when inhaled. It is mandatory for you to study the essential oil before you start using it. Always do a patch test or consult a doctor in case of allergies or irritation in the skin.