Suggested Tips on How to Use Essential Oils

Below are some of the best ways to use essential oils with suggested recipes to add balance to your mind, body, and soul:

Topically / Massage 
• Mix in min of 5 ml carrier oil to 1 drop of essential oil and massage into skin.

Diffuser (Reeds)
•  Mix 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of sweet almond carrier oil with 2 tbsp alcohol or witch hazel and 15 to 20 drops of essential oils into a narrow neck glass container. (Try essential oil blends). Stir the mixture with a reed, and then soak the reeds for about 10 mins. Flip the reeds over for immediate scent, while the other side continues to absorb. Note that it will take 2 or 3 days for the reeds to fully absorb the oil. Flip every few days for fresh scent.

Electric Diffuser
• Only 1 or 2 drops are required in 400 ml water.

•  Pour hot water into a bowl or pot; add in a few drops of essential oil, and place towel over head and inhale.

• Essential oils don't mix well with water; if you don't mix it first with a carrier oil, you run the risk of the essential oil getting directly onto your skin which could cause irritation. You should mix your essential oil either with bath salts (salts will disperse the oil safely), milk, or a carrier oil like sweet almond or jojoba.
a) Add 5 drops to 15 ml of carrier oil, mix and put into your bath water.
b) Add 5 drops to 1 cup (250 ml) of milk.
c) Blend 5 drops of essential oil into 1-2 oz (28-56 gm) of bath salts and 2 teaspoons jojoba oil.

• Add a few drops of essential oil to your wool dryer balls. 

Household Cleaner
• Add 10 to 15 drops of essential (try Lavender and Lemon) oil into 2 cups of hot water and a 1/4 cup of vinegar into a spray bottle. Shake and use as an all-purpose cleaner. 
Essential oils are extremely potent and it is important to use as little as needed. When a few drops of an oil used topically or aromatically will work, using more is not only unnecessary, but may actually be harmful.

Also remember when using essential oils topically, it is best that you mix with a carrier oil. Placing an essential oil directly onto your skin without a carrier oil or cream could cause irritation or rash.

While we do not recommend it, if you are planning on ingesting, check with your doctor first prior to using, as there may be some reactions depending on age, health circumstances, and medications you are currently using. We recommend seeking the advice or counsel from a certified registered aromatherapist prior to ingestion. 

Warning: Consult your doctor before using on children, or if you are pregnant.


Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment.

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