Sweet, Sweet Scents!

Inhalation is a really powerful and effective way to use essential oils. It's simplicity and portability make it ideal for use in even the busiest day. It's ideally suited to those who suffer from anxiety/panic attacks. It's also fab to utilise this method to clear your head, help you focus and even to combat travel sickness.

Creating Your Blend
Just look through the A-Z of Essential Oils and find the essential oil or oils that address your needs. You can create a blend if you like (but don't use any more than three separate essential oils) but just using one essential oil will still be very effective. If creating a blend you will need a dark glass bottle to store it in. These can easily be purchased at your local health food store. A 5ml bottle will be absolutely ideal as it is small and light enough to carry around with you. Pick a bottle that comes with a dropper included in the insert (its so much easier than carrying around a glass dropper with you!).

A lot of therapists recommend steam inhalation but I have never really approved. It can be very dangerous for those who suffer from Asthma or shortness of breath. I think that the most effective and safest way is to simply add 2 drops of your chosen oil or blend to a tissue or cotton pad. Relax and bring the scented tissue/pad to your nose and inhale deeply and slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Repeat two more times and relax.