Curious about how you can use essential oils?
- There are multiple ways to use essential oils — aromatically, topically, and internally.
- The aromatic method is the most popular way of using essential oils.
- Popular aromatic methods include incense sticks, spray bottles…and many more!
How to Use Essential Oils Without A Diffuser
A brief introduction to essential oils and aromatherapy
Methods to use essential oils in aromatherapy
- Diffuser machines
- Reed diffusers
- Spray bottles
What are aroma diffusers?
Alternatives to aroma diffusers
In the bath
Essential oil inhaler
- Cotton wick
- Inhaler tube, cap, and cover
- Keep all the parts of your inhaler ready.
- Add 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oils in a glass bowl. You can use more than one type of oil. Use my Aromatherapy 101 guide to read about which oils go best together.
- Use tweezers to roll your cotton wick in the essential oils.
- Once the oils have saturated into the cotton wick, use your tweezers to place the wick into the inhaler.
- Next, screw in the cap at the bottom of the inhaler. Remember to close it tightly.
- Finally, put the cover on your inhaler. Always keep your inhaler covered when not using it.
- A glass/ceramic vase or container with a narrow opening.
- 5-6 Bamboo skewers (cut off the pointy ends). Alternatively, you can buy your own reed diffuser sticks online. They’re fairly inexpensive.
- 20-30 drops of your favourite essential oils (I recommend lavender oil + lemon oil)
- ½ cup canola oil or fractionated coconut oil (or any thin carrier oil of your choice)
- Add the carrier oil to the glass container.
- Add your favourite essential oils to the container. Swill gently to get the oils to mix.
- Stick the bamboo skewers or reeds in the jar. Remember to cut off the pointy ends with a pair of scissors first!
- Give the glass container a gentle swirl.
- Turn over the reeds to the other end every few days.