I’ve talked before about having your oils to hand so you can easily call on them whenever you need them, but sometimes the difficulty is working our HOW to use them… do you apply topically, or should you smell them, or (shock horror) ingest them?!
Well it’s understood that oils experienced aromatically will the quickest and most effective way to gain their therapeutic benefits. That way they do not need to be processed and metabolised by the liver before they can start supporting your mood or helping to improve your ailment.
The tiny oil molecules go into your nose and up through your nasal cavity. The smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. So you can gain an almost immediate response which can potentially calm your whole being.
And as much as I love my diffusers and have them dotted all around my house, the most stressful situations when your oils can really support you, will not often be when you’re sat on your sofa. You might be at work, or in a room full of people, or waiting to board an aeroplane. During these times you want a convenient and discreet way to use your oils without everyone else around you also getting a whiff.
Enter the aromatherapy inhaler.
Your personal smelling stick with the perfect pre made blend for the given situation that works for you! You can buy plastic ones, but it’s big thumbs down to plastic nowadays, so I got some glass ones with a metal outer (not shown) I also removed the wick and filled my inhaler with Himalayan rock salt for added therapeutic benefits.
Did you know in the 18th century, Polish salt miners were documented as having noticeably better immune systems and lung health compared to their families. If the salt miners did happen to come down with a respiratory condition, the symptoms were mild and recovery time was fast. All of this was attributed to inhaling salt on a daily basis. Interesting no?
I used 10 drops each of Frankincense and Bergamot essential oil and this is my ‘go to’ scent for times when I’m anxious or cross. I like to call it my Elsa blend… LET IT GO 😉
If you’d like to experience the powerful benefits of essential oils, just drop me a line. I’ve got lots of opportunities for you to come to an introductory oils class, or I may even be able to send you a sample so you can test it for yourself!