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How to Use Essential Oils

An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. The oils maintain the odors and tastes of the plants they are extracted from making it easy to recognize their presence. There are various uses for essential oils. These range from therapeutic foot baths to air fresheners. Below we will look further into how exactly to perform these uses properly.

Things you will need

 

  • Diluting Oils
  • Small Spray Bottles
  • Almond Oils
  • Coconut Oil
  • Mint or Lemon Oils
  • Olive (not virgin) oil
  • Aloe Vera oil
  • Essential Oils
  • Eucalyptus Oils
  • Grapeseed Oils
  • Lavender Oils
  • Medicine Droppers
  • Peppermint Oils
  • Sandalwood Oils
  • Tea Tree Oils

Instructions

 

  1. Conduct a skin patch test for sensitivity.
  2. Rub your elbow with a dash of diluted oil.
  3. Allow to stand for 24 hours
  4. Inspect for itching or redness.
  5. Using your medicine droppers add 3 drops of essential oil in your bath water.
  6. Climb in.
  7. Allow skin to soak for about 10 minutes.
  8. Put four drops of oil in a bowl of bowling water.
  9. Drape a towel over your head
  10. Inhale the steam.
  11. Add 5 – 7 drops of oil to a quart of warm water in a bath.
  12. Put your feet in.
  13. Allow to soak for about 10 minutes.
  14. Add 20 drops to a 5oz spray bottle.
  15. Spray room with it.
  16. Add one drop of oil to a light bulb.
  17. Add 10 drops of oil to 1oz of diluting oil to massage oil.

 

 

Dos

 

  • Try using grapeseed oil in blends to treat oily skin.
  • Try using apricot or extra virgin cold pressed olive oil to make a massage oil for normal skin types.
  • Exercise caution when putting essential oil on your skin especially citrus oils.
  • Refrigerate all vegetable oils.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Be extremely careful when using oils on the elderly, pregnant women, children or anyone with health problems.

Donts

 

  • Avoid using mineral or baby oil as a carrier as they do not absorb well.
  • Do not store in heat or light.
  • Avoid any contact between the essential oils and your eyes, nose and mouth.
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