March 28, 2009

How to diffuse without aromatherapy diffusers

The following technique will allow you to do aromatherapy diffusion with material you can easily find at home, instead of using a classic aromatherapy diffuser. So here we go: 

Fine cloth aromatherapy diffuser 

Pour 3 to 4 drops of essential oil in a fine cloth and put the cloth next to you. With the movement around the room, (of yourself, other people or things) you will notice the aroma. 
  • Advantage: you can perform this technique anywhere.
  • Disadvantage: Does not release too much smell around the room.

Heat aromatherapy diffuser 

Boil 2 cups of water and pour it in a bowl. Add 10 drops of essential oil into it. Use few drops if you are using oil that may cause irritation as: Eucalyptus, pine, thyme, rosemary, etc. The heat will burn up the essential oil and make them evaporate immediate across the room. 
  • Advantage: Spread the aroma easily across the room.
  • Disadvantage: It is not long-lasting. Heat may actually alter or destroy some components of oils, so healing properties swill not be the best as with cold air. 

Aromatherapy candle diffuser 

Light up a candle and let it burn off for 5 minutes. Blow it away and pour 1 drop of essential oil on the melt wax (not on the wick!), and light up the candle again. 

Remember: Essential oils are inflammable, so try not to put more than 1 drop. 

  • Advantage: you can use it in any candle-safe area.
  • Disadvantage: Extreme care with candles. Aroma does not last long. Heat can alter or destroy essential oils components.


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