Aromatherapy beads are small-sized beads that can absorb oil and fragrance. These are made from special plastics and several other synthetic materials. These beads are soaked in an essential oil required to be used at a particular instance and then placed in rooms. The scented beads spread the aroma in the environment of your living place, thereby benefiting you by virtue of their medicinal properties. Aromatherapy beads are also referred to as aroma beads or fragrance beads. For preparing the aroma beads, the beads should be soaked in the oil from several hours to a couple of days.
You might be wondering why beads should be used at all when there are so many other methods for making use of the essential oils such as aromatherapy lamps and candles. The main advantage of aroma beads over aromatherapy candles and lamps is that there is no risk of fire due to flame. Aromatherapy beads are usually used for spreading the fragrance in the environment.However, you can use them for other benefits as well. Though, there are a number of possibilities, some of the other possible uses of aromatherapy beads are mentioned hereunder:
- You can soak the aroma beads for uplifting your mood and reducing the feeling of depression. For this, you can soak your aroma beads in lavender essential oil, rose essential oil, sandalwood oil or cedar wood essential oil. Aromatherapy beads should be placed in the middle of the room so that it equally spreads in the environment.
- If you are suffering from any disorders or ailments of the respiratory system such as common colds, cough, chest and throat congestion, sore throats, or sinusitis, you can use aroma beads dipped in eucalyptus essential oil or mint essential oil. The vapors spread in the atmosphere are automatically inhaled through breathing and you get relief from the problem slowly and gradually.
- Aroma beads can be very useful for driving away the harmful insects from your home. If you are facing the problem of insects such as flies, cockroaches, ants, and other insects, soak a few aroma beads in lemon grass essential oil and place it at 3 to 4 areas in your house. Within a few hours you will find that you have got rid of most of these insects.
- If you want to use the beads for aphrodisiac purposes, soak the beads in rose essential oil and place them in your bedroom.
While these are some of the ways in which you can use the aromatherapy beads, it is advisable to consult an aromatherapy expert to avoid any unfortunate incidents.