When you use essential oils, one to three drops is generally enough. There are several ways to diffuse the oil.
- You can place a few drops on a cotton ball (Not the synthetic cosmetic puffs). If you don’t have a pure cotton ball, you can use a handkerchief – just put a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto the center and it will be scented for the entire day.
- Electric and candle diffuser will disperse the scent to larger areas.
- A potpourri simmerer
- Or distilled water boiled in a non-metallic pot then placed in a large, heat-proof bowl.
- You can also rub natural stones with a few drops of your oil.
- Or add 6 to 10 drops to your bath water (however, not all oils are safe for bathing).
Pair whichever method you choose for using essential oils, with visualization (creating a mental picture or internal feeling of the change you would like to bring about) along with the appropriate oil to help manifest change. For instance, if you would like more money than you currently have, imagine large checks being deposited into your bank account (the more specific the better) while using the fragrance of nutmeg. Do this each day and the visualization process will become easier.
However, it is important to remember that you must be willing to change if you truly want to bring about different results. If you visualize and inhale your selected scent but stubbornly cling to your old mindset and ways, you are setting yourself up for failure. Using our money example, if you are worried about the problems and responsibilities of money then transform those worries into an eagerness for the challenge of ways to increase your income; you have a greater opportunity to bring about change as you relate to money.
Change comes about slowly through persistent effort. So be patient with yourself and expect setbacks along your journey. When you falter just accept the detour and get back on your path to creating a new reality.
Source: Magical Aromatherapy by Scott Cunningham. This book also has an excellent section describing 100 natural aromatics and their influences.