How to use Essential oils for aromatherapy.


The most common way to use essential oils is to inhale them, either directly out of the bottle or by using a diffuser or humidifier. You can also dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and apply it directly your skin (topical application). Or you can get creative and add the mixture to a body wash, shampoo, or bath. Another method is to using aromatherapy jewelry. Below are some aromatherapy items and techniques. A great quick method is also palm cupping, covered below.

Palm Cupping 

What is palm cupping? It is a quick and easy method to enjoy aromatic benefits without any other tools besides your hands and your essential oils. Excellent to use during emotional disstress.

  •  Applying a drop or two of essential oil to your hands rubbing the palms together to apply essential oil to full surface of palm and then cupping your hands over your mouth and nose breathing deep through nose and exhaling through mouth. Be carful not to rub your eyes during this process.

Aromatherapy Jewelry

Aromatherapy jewelry is a great tool to use on the go, the location is perfect for aromatic benefits. It's also helpful in reminding you to apply your essential oils. 

   Types of materials used in aromatherapy jewelry that can hold essential oils are as listed below;

  • Wood (unsealed, no finish) 5/10
  • Lava stone (striped of all wax coating) 7/10 bigger the surface most absorbtion
  • Felt pads (these must be disposed after each use) 10/10
  • Glass or gemstone viles (great to hold on the go but they do not diffuse the scent) 10/10 they do not diffuse but great forbeautiful on the go storage
  • Lockets (usually contain felt pads or or lava beads inside) 10/10 felt pads are the most absorbant.
  • Clay (must be unsealed or have no finishing glaze or coat to be able to absorb oil) 7/10
  • Leather  (gives great surface area of absorbtion) 8/10 fades quicker than other methods needs to have one side unfinished to absorb oil.

You can Many Beautiful Aromatherapy Jewelry items here at The Modern Gem shop, on Etsy, Lava Essentials, as well as low grade (plated)  items on Amazon.

***Make sure that you check quality, gold plated items fade quickly when in contact with EOs, can cause metal allergies, some shops use sealed wood, clay and lava stone which will not absorb oil. Highest quality is sterling silver, 14k gold filled, 14k rose gold filled, unsealed natural lava stone, unsealed clay and wood.



    Ultrasonic room diffusers are an excellent way to cover a large surface area and allow multiple people to enjoy the aromatic benefits. There are many different designs that have light features, relaxing sounds, kid friendly designs, and timers.

Wide rang of diffusers can be found on Amazon, Doterra, Young Living and many other small business shops on etsy.

What are some Methods or tools you have found helpful? Also drop your favorite links to diffusers below?

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