Inhale their vapours
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.