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