There are many different methods of using and applying essential oils.
Here are some of the post popular oil application methods:
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Add 10-12 drops of a single oil or a blend to 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts or baking soda – or 5 drops to 1 TBSP of Epsom Salts or baking soda. Pour it into a hot bath while it is filling. Soak until water cools.
Apply 2-3 drops of essential oil or blend to palm of one hand, rub palms together, cup hands over nose and mouth and inhale vapors deeply 6-8 times.
A few drops in a diffuser (for therapeutic use, cold air diffusers do not harm the fragile properties of essential oils), you can buy electric devices, candle warmed, ceramic rings to place on light bulbs, or just use a bowl of warm water.
Using heat to diffuse essential oils will destroy essential oils, rendering them therapeutically ineffective. Cold air diffusers gently break up essential oils into tiny molecules through micro diffusion thus retaining the integrity of the oils. This process creates a fine mist vapor that floats in the air and can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system.
If you’re diffusing an oil only for aroma, an oil burner works perfectly. But, if you’re using an essential oil or blend for therapeutic benefit, use a cold air diffuser.
Dilute 1 part essential oil or blend with 4 parts vegetable oil (olive works great) and apply 8-10 drops on affected area. Cover with moist hand towel or wash cloth. Cover the moist towel with a dry towel and leave in place for 10-15 minutes. If there is inflammation – always use a cold compress. If there is no inflammation, use a warm compress.
FOOT REFLEX POINTS:
Massage oil or blend with the side of your thumb or reflex tool on the corresponding reflex point on the feet. Use a press and circle motion for 10-20 seconds per point.
RECTAL RETENTION: (only if directed)
Dilute 15 drops recommended essential oil(s) or blend with 1 TBSP vegetable oil. Insert 1 TBSP into rectum with a bulb syringe and retain overnight.
VAGINAL RETENTION: (only if directed)
Apply 5-8 drops of oil or blend on a tampon and insert into vagina for internal infection; or apply to sanitary pad for external lesions. Retain overnight.
Run hot, steaming water into sink or large bowl. Drape towel over head, covering hot water also. Add 3-6 drops essential oil(s) or blend to the water. Inhale vapors as deeply as possible several times through the nose as they rise with the steam. Recharge vapors with additional hot water as needed.
Blend 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil (Almond, Apricot, Jojoba) and indulge in the power of touch.
Put 1 to 2 drops on cuffs or scarf. (CAUTION: Many essential will stain clothing.)
Put 1 to 2 drops on a cotton swab, and apply directly to the affected area.
Apply 1 to 2 drops directly onto a dressing.
Add 1 drop per 10 ml of natural face mask.
Add 2 to 15 drops to 30 ml carrier oil.
Add 5 drops to a bowl of warm water.
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.
Add 10 to 15 drops to 100 ml hot distilled or mineral water.
Put 1 to 2 drops on pillow.
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.
Add as desired to potpourri.
Add 10 drops per half-pint of warm water to plant mister. (CAUTION: Essential oils may damage furniture.)
Add 2 to 3 drops to 15 ml carrier oil.
Add 5 to 15 drops to 100 ml natural, unperfumed shampoo.
Add 2 to 3 drops to sitz bath.
FACE & BODY SPRAY:
Add 10 to 15 drops to each pint of warm water.
Mix 20 to 30 drops and a pint of warm water.
LOTION & CREAM:
Add 5 to 10 drops to each 30 ml of natural, unfragranced lotion or cream.
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.)
Facial steams, foot soaks, insect repellant, household cleaning…. and much more… use your imagination
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