Aromatherapy oils can be used in a variety of ways. You can administer it through massage oils, creams, steam inhalation, sprays, and bath products. They should always be used with caution, and some oils should be avoided if you have certain medical conditions.
When used in massage, essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil. The most common carrier oils used are grapeseed and sweet almond oil, and for full-body use, the recommended concentration is 2% essential oil dilution (4 drops in 10ml of carrier oil).
Creams, lotions, and oils:
Manufacturers often add essential oils to creams and lotions or mix various oils to create aromatherapy blends. Creams, lotions, and solutions can help heal wounds, slow skin aging, aid detoxification, and increase circulation.
Steam inhalation involves adding a few drops of essential oil to boiling water and inhaling them through the nose. Steam inhalation can relieve respiratory congestion and sinus infections and may improve respiratory function.
You can mix essential oils with bath gels and other emulsifiers to add to a bathtub of hot water. Soaking in a bath with essential oils can reduce stress and relieve muscle aches. It may also help relieve fatigue and improve circulation.
Electrical diffusers are devices that disperse essential oils into the air. It can enhance the environmental , purify the air, and remove pathogens. Diffusion of oils may have psychological benefits, including relief from stress, anxiety, and sleep problems.
You can inhale essential oils directly from the bottle, via an inhaler stick, or another material, e.g. a tissue. This can provide relief from breathing issues, nasal congestion, and nausea.