by Steph Cavelli
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Aromatherapy is being used more often these days to alleviate minor pains. Many people are familiar with the oil that can be inhaled by opening the bottle or massaging this into the affected area. There is another way to make this happen and this is done by using an oil burner.
There are two types of aromatherapy oil burners. The first is the electric while the other is the ceramic.
The electric oil burner is considered to be safer since it does not need an open flame to keep it on the whole day. This is great since the children might accidentally tip over it causing a fire to happen.
The ceramic oil burner has to be lit. This is lighter than the electric version and comes in different variations.
The oil burners work just like the candles. Once it heats the liquid on the surface, this will turn into smoke that will enter through the nostrils sending a signal to the brain making one feel relaxed and refreshed.
There are certain things people should know about using aromatherapy oil burners. This should be done at all times to prevent accidents from happening.
1. Essential oils are flammable. This means that only a few drops should be applied. This accessory should be turned off when it is not being used. It will also be a good idea to set this in a place that is a bit far from the curtain, paper or any alcoholic product since this will just serve as an accelerant in the event of a fire.
2. Not all of the oils can be used for aromatherapy. Studies have shown that improper use of it can cause certain problems when it is inhaled. Such examples of these are bitter almond, camphor, penny royal, onion, horse radish, sassafras and winter green.
3. The oil and the burner should be kept away from children. The kids might play with it causing a fire or even take this ingest this. Should an incident happen, poison control must be contacted at once to help the victim.
4. Not everyone can use the oil and the burner. This includes pregnant women and people who have allergies. Those who have never done this before and would like to try should first consult with a doctor if this is safe to use.
The nice thing about the aromatherapy oil burner is that the person does not have to mix this with other oils to create the desired effect. This can be done only if the individual wants to try something new.
The smell brought about the aromatherapy oil burner will surely last in the room hours even if the person has left for a few hours. This can be removed by opening the windows so that the scent will go away.
The basic ceramic oil burner will cost less than $20. The price for the electric version is double that amount. Regardless of the model chosen, the only thing for the user to do now is to put a few drops of oil into the small plate and then breathe deeply the scented air.
The individual can lie down on the bed or on the floor or do the same thing in a sitting position because within minutes, the person will begin to experience a change that is good for one’s well being.