Essential oils diffuser: Recommendations and methods of use

By: SWSA

We must learn to know the essential oils and use them properly to get the most benefit without suffering any side effects.

Natural and therapeutic essential oils diffuser

The best way to discover the benefits of essential oils is to start by atmospheric diffusion, ideally using an essential oils diffuser specially designed for it. Different models are available commercially or pharmacies. Try to look up for essential oils diffuser reviews. It is important not to use burners, as heat can damage the aromatic molecules and lose their therapeutic properties.

For those who can not buy an essential oils diffuser, it is possible to prepare and use a vaporizer at home or in the office.

First of all quality

Essential oils are available in the market and not always of good quality. It is very important to distinguish an essential oil which is 100% pure and natural with an adulterated oil or partially or totally synthetic. To do this, we must carefully look at the product label. This should clearly state that it is 100% pure, holistic and natural essential oil, it should also be clearly indicated the Latin name of the plant. The indication of the origin of the plant and the distillate body should be considered.

To purchase essential oils of the highest quality, we should ensure optimal results and significantly reduce possible allergic reactions caused in most cases by adulterated or poor quality essential oils.

For therapeutic use orally and to flavor our dishes and desserts, you will need to buy essential oils preferably organically grown.

Always chemotype

The chemotype is a biochemical marker that distinguishes an essential oil within the same botanical family. It is the case of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, eucalyptus, the camphor trees, for example. The essences of plants differ in their biochemical composition according to the place where they grow and there are many factors that influence it, such as hours of the sunshine, soil type, vegetation, rainfall, etc.

The presence or absence of a molecule within an essential oil significantly modifies the use and applications we will do with it.

Not the same using an essential oil of rosemary chemotype which is 1,8 – cineole to use which is defined with camphor chemotype. The first is free from toxicity the second is potentially neurotoxic and abortive. Another significant example is thyme. There are 7 different chemotypes for thyme. Although always treated the same plant chemotype inform us about therapeutic applications and the ways most appropriate administration. For example, the thyme thymol is dermo-caustic and can not use purely on the skin, however, thyme to linalool is not aggressive to the skin. The thyme thymol can cause liver damage if taken long form and in high amounts.

Not for everyone

It is advisable not to use essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy. From the fourth month and during lactation, you can use some of them, but preferably under a doctor or advised by a pharmacist supervision.

If you do not have the proper knowledge, it is not advisable to apply essential oils to children under 6 years.

People who suffer from allergies, epileptic people and older people should inform themselves properly before you start using essential oils.

Precautions for use

  • Pure essential oils should not be used in the nose, ears and in the anogenital areas, and inthe eyes.
  • Essential oils are not soluble in the case of projections intense eye or skin irritation ormucosal use a vegetable oil (olive, sweet almond, etc.).
  • Avoid using essential oils photosensitizers before exposure to the sun (they are mainly citrusessences extracted from the bark: bergamot, lemon, tangerine, orange, grapefruit).
  • The essential oils of oregano compact, Greece oregano, savory, Ajowan, cinnamon, thymethymol are not pure Dermocaustic and should be applied on the skin.
  • When in doubt without the proper knowledge or never use them pure.
  • Keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
  • Close correctly the jars and store in a dark place preferably. Tightly closed and in a suitableplace. Instead citrus essences * should be used within 6 months after opening the bottle and should be kept in the refrigerator. * In the case of citrus whose essence is extracted by cold pressing of the fruit peel, there is no talk of essential oil (a term reserved for the distilled essence).
  • Wash hands after each use.pplications

Applications

The main forms of administration of essential oils are:

  • By air
  • Topically
  • Orally

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