So you’re new to essential oils! You don’t need a diploma or an official certificate to benefit from using essential oils on a regular basis. Here are ten tools you’ll need to get started:
1. Precision droppers ensure that you get the proper dosage and don’t waste any precious oils. Buy a few droppers to always have one handy when you need it.
2. Use dark coloured glass bottles to store your oils. This will protect them from excessive light and also ensure that they will retain their potency as long as possible. Blue, green and brown bottles are the best choices for safe storage.
3. Non-metallic tools are best for mixing your oils. You can find glass rods online for a very reasonable cost.
4. Simple kitchen glass bowls are perfect for creating delightful aromatherapy blends at first. However, it’s best to have glass bowls or glass beakers dedicated for use with essential oils.
5. A glass funnel makes pouring blends into bottles very simple.
6. Carrier oils are very important to dilute your oils. Keep at least one type of carrier oil on hand. Popular choices for aromatherapists are sweet almond, jojoba, sesame, coconut, grapeseed, sunflower, and wheat germ oils.
7. A glass spray bottle or two allows you to create fragrant, healthy room sprays.
8. A diffuser is also an excellent item to have on hand. Diffusion is a popular and easy method for enjoying aromatherapy. You can keep a diffuser in several different spots around the home and office. Fill the diffuser with water and a few drops of essential oil. The diffuser then heats the water, and steam carrying tiny droplets of essential oil enters the room. You breathe this in to obtain therapeutic benefits.
9. Labels are very important for marking your blends for identification.
10. A notebook is indispensable to keep organized. You can record basic information about oils you have on hand and document information about the blends that you create. It’s very important to date all your records too!
Consider the following questions to help you make a great aromatherapy blend:
• Why am I designing this essential oil blend?
• What result do I want it to have?
• When and where will it be used?
• Why is this blend needed?
• How and when will it be applied?