Essential Oils? Household Uses Oil Properties Oil
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Basically there are three ways to use essential oils, topically
(direct to the skin), by inhalation, and internally.
Essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, however we recommend that a test with
a diluted sample be tried first, see safety precautions. If you have no reaction, try one
or two drops of essential oil to two or three locations on the body, inside of the elbow
and ear lobes are amongst the favorite spots, gently massage in.
Try 5 to 15 drops added after the tub is drawn, gently stir to disperse the oil, soak and
Use 5 to 10 drops essential oil per quart of water.
Fragrant body water
Mix 5 to 10 drops of oil to 4ozs of water.
Probably the simplest form of diffusion is to put 2 or 3 drops of essential oil onto a
handkerchief or tissue and hold under the nose, in the way posies of old were used.
Breathing the oils will stimulate your body to create antibodies, endorphins and
neurotransmitters, all vital to building good health and a strong immune system.
Ceramic diffuser lamps
Well warm a mixture of water and essential oil over a candle or electric heat source to
diffuse the aroma into the room. Most diffuser lamps hold about 1/4 cup of water, start
with 10 to 15 drops of essential oil, add more if needed. But careful, more is not always
better, some oils such as lavender, sedating at low levels are stimulating at high
Use a small air pump and nebulizing chamber in which air and essential oils are mixed and
then released into the room. Simply attach your bottle of your favorite essential oil to
Unglazed porous clay diffusers
These clay diffusers absorb the oil and through room heat will diffuse the aroma into the
surrounding atmosphere, they work better if placed in the warm sun through a window, use
10 to 15 drops of essential oil, add more as needed.
Use a blend of 20 drops essential oil to 4oz of water, shake as you spray into the room,
the oil and water do not usually mix and stays in suspension for only a short time. This
method will act quickly to purify and freshen the whole house.
Use 3 - 5 drops of oil in a bowl of hot water. CAUTION never use an inhalation during an
It is not our policy to advise on taking oils internally. There are essential oils that
are generally regarded as safe for internal use by the FDA, and there are oils that are
safe for food use, but care should be taken as to the amount used. Therefore, we suggest
that essential oils never be taken internally unless it is in a product intended for that
use, with clear directions on dosages or serving sizes, and it is from a company you
trust. Your health care provider should be consulted before taking internally for any
health related condition.