Normally, I like putting a lot of floral and woody notes into my aromatherapy burner, as I find them deeply calming. However, during this period, the priorities are definitely boosting immunity and disinfecting the air. Here are some suggestions of essential oils to drop in your burner.
First, you need an essential oil burner. I prefer electric to candle, as these are safer. Apologies that mine below is coated around the rim with essential oils… I’ve used this for about 9 years or so, I believe.
Next, you need some oils. You’ll notice that all the oils below are stimulating oils – so no need to use these at night when you’re trying to fall asleep. I have used rosemary throughout the night before when I was feverish and wanted to recover quickly, and I found this quite effective. I usually put 4-6 drops of essential oil in my burner in the morning, 4-6 more drops at my lunch break, and about 8-12 drops to see me through the night. This is sufficient for my medium-sized room. For small spaces like the toilet room or larger spaces like a conference hall, you need to adjust the number of drops (and perhaps size of the burner) accordingly. After dropping the oils in, I briefly swish it around the “plate” of the burner by swiveling the burner in a circular motion.
Starting from the right are lemongrass and peppermint. I would put about 2 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of lemongrass in my burner in the morning. There are a lot of types of rosemary, but I use rosemary CT1 as I find it works better when I have a cold, etc. Rosemary CT3 is great for skincare. I would put about 2-3 drops of eucalyptus and 2-3 drops of rosemary in my burner.
Take note that lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus can be used on their own. It’s just that many essential oils work even better when they are blended – although the proportions you blend them in counts for a lot.
I usually use wintergreen on its own, and I love that it reminds me of Christmas even in April! 3-4 drops of wintergreen at a time is great. Lemon is great for clearing the air, and helps increase focus on work, studies, etc. It’s actually a pretty blendable essential oil, but I tend to use it on its own. In terms of massage, it’s good for lung care for smokers, etc. I usually put 4-6 drops of lemon in my burner at a time.
I hope this post helps brightens your morning. Off for now!