Over the years, more and more people have leaned towards the exploration of an alternative form of medicine. This is why alternative medicine lovers have encouraged the use of essential oils. These products are concentrated extracts gotten from plants. Seeing as most plants contain phytochemicals that have certain health benefits, it’s no wonder essential oil roller bottles are becoming more popular these days.
What are the benefits of essential oils?
These scented products boast of great uses in aromatherapy (a complementary medicine that uses inhalation or body application of the products) to improve the health and overall wellbeing of its users. Studies have shown several ways in which essential oil roller bottles can improve health. These include:
- Treatment of certain types of skin conditions like psoriasis
- Treatment of insomnia and fatigue
- Reduction of anxiety, agitation and stress
- Relief from headaches and muscle aches
- Treatment of hair loss (alopecia)
- As an antiseptic or disinfectant
- Stress reduction and increased alertness which ultimately improves productivity
How to use essential oils
Because these products are so concentrated, experts encourage their mindful usage (a few drops is enough). Some of the ways people use the products include;
Diffusion-As one of the most common methods of using essential oil, diffusion can be done through either direct inhalation, micro diffusion or by using a humidifier. Diffusing the products is one of the fastest ways to get to act on your mood and help you relax.
Topical application- this can be done by using the liquid for massages, targeted application to certain areas of the body or simply adding some oil to your bathwater.
As the times are changing, people are looking to find alternative and creative ways to make the product use more accessible. One of those ways is by using essential oil roller bottles.
How to use roller bottles for essential oils?
These bottles are typically used to carry around and apply blends of products to the skin. The blend is usually a mixture of small amounts of an extract and carrier extract like jojoba or sweet almond for safe application to the skin. Essential oil roller bottles can be plastic, glass or stainless steel (stainless steel being the most common type). A roller bottle can be applied to any part of the body by simply rolling it across the desired spot. However, some parts of the body absorb the healing properties of the oil more than others.
For more effective absorption, you should apply the roller to the following areas of the body;
Wrists– specifically the inner wrists. This is because of the presence of pulse points. The oils will be absorbed quicker if applied to this area.
Temples– this is also a pulse point and a good area to apply your essential oil roller bottle for quicker results
Behind the ears– the skin in this part of the body tends to be more absorbent. Also, this is the location of the mastoid point and applying the roller here can help with migraines and low energy.
Bottom of the feet– because the pores on this part of the body are larger, the oils can be better absorbed into the bloodstream
Mindful use of these fragrant products can be incredibly beneficial for our health and overall wellbeing. The process of application, however, doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple essential oil roller bottle isn’t just easier to use; it can serve as an on-the-go form of aromatherapy.