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  SEVEN COMMON WAYS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS

 Get the most out of your essential oil product

Below are some of the common applications of essential oils, such as using hot compresses, diffusers, or with hot water for inhalation.

 

1. Inhalations: The Standard dose is 10 drops. This method is best for respiratory and sinus issues, and headaches. Caution: prolonged inhalation of concentrated essential oils can cause headaches,

vertigo, dizziness, nausea, and lethargy.

 

2. Baths: A generally safe does is 5 - 10 drops for milder oils. Put oil in water immediately before entering bath, and disperse. Oils can be mixed with 1/2 to 1 cup sesame oil or milk then poured into a bath. A1/2 ounce bottle is a perfect size for a bath blend. Add 2 or more essential oils together adding up to 7 or 8 drops to a carrier oil, and pour this into the tub. Be advised that some oils are not

recommended for baths.

 

3. Compresses: Use 10 drops oil in about 4oz of hot water, soak the cloth in the solution, and wrap.

Essential Oil compresses are great for bruises, wounds, muscular aches and pains, dysmenorrhea  (painful periods), and skin problems.

 

4. Facial steam: Add 1 - 5 drops in hot water in a pot, and cover head with a towel, allowing the steam

to rise up to your face. Facial steams are excellent for opening sinuses, alleviating headaches, and for

skin treatments.

 

5. Massage: For massage use, Essential Oils are typically diluted at 2% - 10%. For adults, a 2.5% dilution is recommended for most purposes. For children under 12, please use less (1% is generally safe).

 

6. Direct Palm Inhalation: Please be advised, this method of use should only be done with oils that can

be safely applied to the skin. Apply 1-2 drops of oil to the palms of the hands, rub together gently and

then inhale deeply. This is an excellent method of use for a quick and easy exposure to the antimicrobial and other therapeutic uses of essential oils.

 

7. Diffusers: There are various types of diffusers on the market, with different advantages and

disadvantages.

 

Note: above guidelines are for reference only. Please consult your doctor or medical professional before use

Barbara Elizabeth Essential OilsGeneral Aromatherapy Safety
Though essential oils are safe and 100% natural, yet users are advised to take some precautions while using aromatherapy products. Some general safety guidelines that should be strictly observed are:
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Always ensure the integral dropper is in place
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes and other delicate areas
  • Only for external use

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.