In­hale their vapours

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In­hal­ing the vapours of es­sen­tial oils can stim­u­late parts of your brain to in­flu­ence phys­i­cal, emo­tional and men­tal health, ac­cord­ing to the Univer­sity of Maryland Med­i­cal Cen­ter web­site. Common es­sen­tial oils used in this way in­clude lavender to calm and ease anx­i­ety, lemon­grass to dif­fuse odours and re­pel in­sects, and pep­per­mint to com­bat sleepi­ness and im­prove fo­cus.

Ana says she in­hales scents di­rectly from the bot­tle or from a drop on her hands. She also rec­om­mends dif­fus­ing the es­sen­tial oil us­ing an ul­tra­sonic or cold-air dif­fuser. “Can­dle burn­ers are not suit­able for ther­a­peu­tic es­sen­tial oils be­cause the heat may de­grade the oil,” she adds.

Although in­hal­ing va­por­ised es­sen­tial oils is gen­er­ally safe, peo­ple with lung con­di­tions such as asthma, res­pi­ra­tory al­ler­gies or chronic lung dis­ease should con­sult a doc­tor first.

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