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Blending and Applying Essential Oils

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Blending and Applying Essential Oils* Bath – Add up to 8 drops to bath water and swish water to mix or add 6-8 drops to 1/4 cup Epsom Salts or Baking Soda – Add to bath while water is running and soak 15 20 minutes.
* Clothing – Put 1 to 2 drops on cuffs or scarf. (CAUTION: Many essential will stain clothing.)
* Compress – Add 3 to 5 drops to half a cup of water (hot or cold, depending on the purpose of the compress). Dampen the compress and place over the injured area.
* Cotton swab – Put 1 to 2 drops on a cotton swab, and apply directly to the affected area.
* Dressing – Apply 1 to 2 drops directly onto a dressing.
* Face mask – Add 1 drop per 10 ml of natural face mask.
* Face oil – Add 2 to 15 drops to 30 ml carrier oil.
* Foot bath – Add 5 drops to a bowl of warm water.
* Gargle – Use 1 to 2 drops per 30 ml water. Mix the essential oil in a teaspoon of honey. Then mix with warm water. Gargle and spit it out. Do NOT swallow essential oils.
* Gauze – Add 1 to 2 drops to gauze for dressings.
* Humidifier – Add up to 8 drops per pint of water. (Read instructions for humidifier. Some machines may be damaged by sticky residue.)
* Inhalation – Add 3 drops to steaming bowl of water. Lean over the bowl and drape a towel over your head to keep steam in.
* Lotion & Cream – Add 5 to 10 drops to each 30 ml of natural, un-fragranced lotion or cream.
* Massage oil – Add 10 to 30 drops to each 30 ml carrier oil.
* Mouthwash – Add 10 to 15 drops to 100 ml hot distilled or mineral water.
* Pillow – Put 1 to 2 drops on pillow.
* Powder – Add up to 30 drops desired essential oils to 30 ml cornstarch in a small wide-mouthed glass jar, shake well, and allow jar to sit for at least a day before using.
* Potpourri – Add as desired to potpourri.
* Room spray – Add 10 drops per half-pint of warm water to plant mister. (CAUTION: Essential oils may damage furniture.)
* Scalp treatment – Add 2 to 3 drops to 15 ml carrier oil.
* Shampoo – Add 5 to 15 drops to 100 ml natural, un-perfumed shampoo.
* Sitz bath – Add 2 to 3 drops to sitz bath.
* Spray for face & body – Add 10 to 15 drops to each pint of warm water.
* Wash – Mix 20 to 30 drops and a pint of warm water.

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