Aromatherapy is a natural and powerful way to prevent illness, promote healing, and improve your mood and overall wellness. But before you can take part in aromatherapy you need to have the right tools.

Essential Oils
First and foremost you’ll need high quality essential oils. You can use single oils or blends. Many people purchase starter kits that have a combination of both. As you get more comfortable with essential oils, you may begin to create your own blends.

Carrier Oils and Substances
While it is safe to use some essential oils directly on the skin, many require dilution. Carrier oils can help dilute the essential oils so that you can apply them to your skin and hair.

Some possible oil choices include coconut oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil. You may also want to purchase a lotion that is fragrance free and add essential oils directly to it. You can also add it to castile soap and Himalayan sea salts.

Diffusers
Diffusers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are made for small rooms while others are more powerful and can diffuse oils into large rooms. Some are humidifying and some diffuse using heat. When it comes to diffusers your budget and needs will guide your choice.

Personal diffusers are also available that keep the essential oils close to your body. You can find them in the form of jewelry, nasal inhalers, and even adapters for your car or CPAP machine. There are even fusers made from fidget spinners and pens.

The wide variety of diffusers means that you can practice aromatherapy wherever and whenever you need it.

Organization
When you get more experienced with essential oils you may find that you develop a large collection of little glass bottles of oil. It helps to have an organization system that makes it easy to find what you need. There are many different types of cases and containers on the market.

You’ll want to choose one that holds all the oils in your collection and gives you some room to grow. You may also consider purchasing a smaller case that you can use for travel when you don’t need to take everything with you.

Educational Materials
There’s quite a bit to learn when it comes to using essential oils for aromatherapy. It helps to have books and courses that lead and guide you through the process of using essential oils and even creating your own blends and products.

There are many videos, audio courses, and online courses that can help you to get a firm foundation in the proper use of aromatherapy.

Containers
If you’re interested in creating your own blends and personal care products you’ll need the appropriate containers. Essential oils should be protected from contamination and light and generally need to be stored in dark glass containers.

You may also want to purchase containers with rollerball tops so that you can easily apply essential oils to your skin. And if you want to create lotions, lip balms or soaps you’ll need appropriate containers for them.