Aromatherapy Using Oil Burners

Monday, 24. August 2015

Aromatherapy Using Oil Burners

Learn more about how you can use oil burners for aromatherapy in this article. How to do you use essential oils correctly? How do you choose the correct dosage of your oils? Which oils should you use for what effect? 

For general information about aromatherapy, how it originated, and what aromatherapy actually is, see our blog post "Aromatheraphy: Healing using Essential Oils"

Note: Since there are highly concentrated substances in essential oils, the "less is more" principle applies in using them. Using too much oil may have negative effects. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and use less. 

The Use of Oil Burners in Aromatherapy

The effects of essential oils are strongly felt by our lungs and our noses. The active ingredients in the oils go through the lungs and into the bloodstream very quickly. From there they are transported to our individual organs and body parts. Essential oils can have any effect on your entire body.

The scents of essential oils also directly affect the brain. Smell stimulates the regions in our brain that are responsible for feelings and sensations. Therefore, selected fragrances also have a positive effect on our moods.

It is important to use the right amount of water when using your oil burner. It is also important to keep in mind the temperature. If essential oils are heated above 40 degrees Celsius, the effect of the aromas contained therein is lost.

For different effects, different oils should be used.

  • To protect against insects, use 3 drops each of clove, geranium and tea tree oil or 3-4 drops of lime, bergamot or lemongrass oils.

  • To increase concentration, use 3 drops of basil, eucalyptus and lemon or 3 drops of rosemary, verbena and mountain pine.

  • If you want to relax, it is best to use 2-3 drops each of blood orange and ylang ylang.

  • For easier breathing, use 3 drops each of larch, cedar, thyme and mountain pine.

  • To fight nervousness, try 2 drops each of douglas fir, lavender and Balsam Tolu.

  • To calm anxiety, use 2-3 drops each of blood orange, rosewood or Arabian frankincense.

  • To calm children's fears, use 3 drops of red mandarin, sweet orange and clementine.

  • For colds, try 3 drops of eucalyptus, tea tree, white pine and fir needles are excellent for colds. You can also try 2-3 drops of yarrow, lavender, rosewood and fennel (sweet) very well.

  • Do you suffer from nightmares, use 2 drops each of vanilla, lavender and white pine.

  • To fight depression, try 2-3 drops of geranium, bergamot, and petitgrain.

  • Finally, are you looking for an essential oil for meditating? You can use either 1-2 drops of rose and myrtle, or 3 drops each of cedar and Arabian frankincense or 3 drops each of sandalwood, myrrh and white pine.