Monday, May 23, 2011

How to use Essential Oils

When you are looking for essential oils, be sure to find those that are certified organic and spectramatigraph tested.
Here are some instructions for essential oil use:

Direct Application
- Apply neat, directly to the skin on location (the definition "neat). Dilute oils if necessary with message oil.
- Oils penetrate the skin. Rapid absorption delivers benefits throughouth the body within minutes.
-When trying new oils, always test a small area of skin before applying over the body.

Direct Inhalation
-Put several drops into the palms of your hands, rub together, or put on a tissue.
-Cup your hands over your nose and mouth, breathe deeply.

-Mix 10-12 drops (5 for children) of your favorite essential oils with one ounce of massage/carrier oil.

Wear as a purfume or cologne
-Apply pure, thereapeutic essential oils.
-Essential oils are superior alternatives to synthetic fragrances and deoderants.

Personal Care Items
-Cleanse, rejuvenate, heal with the amazing botanicals and oils from nature-pure essential oils! Just add essential oils to your shampoo, conditioner, lotions, etc.
-Create your own essential oil-infused deodorant, or skin care oil, or tooth polish.

-Add 5-10 drops essential oil to Dead Sea Salt or Sea Salt, mix. Put in a warm bath.

-Set a mood or cleanse the air with mists of healing and protection.

-Lavender oil is ideal for baby's room to calm and soothe with a healing aroma.
-Essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Lemon, or Frankincense are historical favorites to use in vaporizers.

Dietary Suppliments
-High quality, nutrient dense nutritional blends are essential to your daily vitality.
-Many essential oils can be ingested simply by putting 2-4 drops in a veggie capsule (obtain them at your local helath food store), and if needed, fill remaining space in capsule with edible oil. Can be taken with meals, or in between meals.
-Check with your health care professional before consuming any essential oils directly from the bottle.

Create a Compress
-Rub several drops of oil on desired location.
-Cover the area with a hot, damp towel. Cover the moist towel with a dry towel.
-If the 'heat' of the oil ised becomes too intense, apply message oil - or any pure vegetable oil - on location to dilute intensity.

Cleaning/Disinfecting In and Around The House
-A few drops of esssential oil may be added to the dishwasher or washing machine to clean and disinfect.
-Some essential oils create an environment that is unfrindly to and kills germs and bacterial. Some favorites include Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Thyme.

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