As part of progressing into the spiritual side of things such as learning about meditation and yoga, I have been experimenting with using essential oils for aromatherapy purposes. It happens that my household already has so many old books about all kinds of things before the internet. One day I stumbled into the basement and a few books immediately caught my eye. They were about yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, how to take better care of your face and skin, and etc. I read through the aromatherapy book first and basically it contains a lot of information that is spreading all over the internet. Basically the book already had good info which was just re-confirmed these days by more people as we become more aware of natural remedies. I have been using lavender essential oil mostly to help with sleep, with the epsom salt baths to help relax the muscles and recover, simply sniffing the dropper, and now I have tried adding a few drops to a little kettle thing where I filled it with about 50 mL of purified water. This kettle thing is another miscellaneous item I found within some shelves of the house that is supported by a wooden stick that goes through the top of it, which allows it to sit on a little furnace area where you are supposed to insert a small short candle. While lit, the candle will then heat up the kettle containing your water and essential oil mix, producing vapour that you can breathe. Since I could not find the best candle which would allow the flame to make close enough contact with the kettle, I found another way where I lit a bigger candle which came with a glass and metallic vase, and let the wooden stick support of it sit over the top edges of the vase. This allowed the kettle to rest at a level just in contact with the flame of the larger candle, which let it get hot enough to produce steam or vapour. I am fortunate for being resourceful enough to find such a cheap and effective way to vaporize the essential oils for inhalation. I must say that it seems to be working already. I can still feel or smell the lavender even when I am sitting at my computer right now. In addition to the candles and essential oils, I also experimented with burning incense (another convenient thing we already had at home). It has been a very long time since I immersed myself in this kind of meditative atmosphere and it is much needed. Scents are one of those things that we remember quite distinctly and can come up with a quick preference for. Essential oils are great and just another tool in our natural arsenal to promote wellness and a healthy state of mind. I recommend giving it a try if you haven't already and see if you can visit your local health food store where they may feature samples for you to sniff. Go with your intuition and you should be able to tell right away based on which scents you like. For me, I like peppermint, orange, lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, cedar, rosemary, and lavender. Basically each kind of essential oil has a different effect, like uplifting, calming, and clearing your nose and allow you to breathe easier. I used to think that these things were only for certain types of people, but apparently anyone and everyone can only benefit from the holistic and natural remedies. It doesn't matter what career you have and what background you are from. We all live on the same planet earth which already has an abundance of everything we really need.
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