HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

DILUTION RATIOS

 It's IMPORTANT to properly dilute 100% essential oils.  When using them with CHILDREN sick or elderly and on the skin, please use the GUIDE Below 
 

CARRIERS / TOPICAL APPLICATION

Massage or topical skin application is a great way to  benefit from the therapeutic properties of essential oils.   When used in combination with base oils like Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil. Pomegranate Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or Sesame Oil, they can impart a healing effect on body and emotions.  
 
  • @ 10 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier base.  
  • @ 20 drops for localized treatments:  
-chest rubs (coughs, cold, flu, bronchitis)   
-specific area massage (arthritis, join pain, headahces, muscle aches) 
-facial treatments (regulate or nourishing skin)
 
** Any essential oil can be used undiluted on adult feet.  Apply 2 to 3 drops to the sole of each foot *** 
 
COMPRESSES
Add 6 drops essential oil to 4 oz of hot or cold water and soak gauze or cotton cloth.  Wring out and apply to area.   Resoak as needed or when compress reaches body temp. Apply 20 mins, off 20 mins and reapply if needed.  Effective for headaches, tendonitis, bruises, sprains, muscle aches, cramps.
 
BATHS
Baths provide both olfactory stimulation (inhalation) of the oils plus topical absorption through the skin.  In a tub of warm water, add 8-12 drops os essential oil DILUTED IN :
  • 1/4 cup milk (Cleopatra was known for her milk baths.  The lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid and helps exfoliate skin)
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons of honey or carrier oil (Honey is a natural skin moisturizer.  You can combine with milk, too).
  • 1/2 cup Epsom or Sea Salts
 
Add essential oils to the carrier and mix, then add to the bath. Essential oil WILL NOT DILUTE IN WATER. You will get a concentrated slick on the surface!  If burning or irriation occur, apply oil to area of skin to counteract.  
 
Try a foot bath to get essential oils into your system - 6 drops
to a basin of warm water and soak.  Good for detoxing too!
 
DIFFUSION & INHALATION
 Candle warmed ceramic diffursors or aroma burners heat water and diffuse essential oils into the air.  
  • Fill the well with water and 10-15 drops essential oil.  Clean after use.
  • Evaporate slowly and do not boil.
  • Add more water if necessary.
  • Do not put essential oils in the well without water (they will burn).
  • Use caution - essential oils are flammable.  
 
Electric/Ultrasonic diffusers are available and each work differently so follow the manufacturer's directions.
 
Diffuse oils into hot water (good for an office setting).  
  • Use 2- 4 drops of oil in glass or ceramic mug.
  •  Do NOT put essential oils in styrofoam or plastic - they will eat away the plastic!
  • (Fact to consider if taking internally.) 
 
Steam inhalation:
  • Good for respiratory conditions
  • May aggravate Asthma.  
  • 4 drops essential oils to 4 cups of steaming water in a glass or ceramic bow
  • Tent a towel over your head and keep eyes tightly closed.  Inhale for 5-10 minutes.
 
Dilution Ratio Guide (Carrier oil to Essential Oil drops)
 
1/2 - 1% Dilution

0.5% Infants & Toddlers

1% Children, Elderly, Sick or Pregnant

* DO NOT use Peppermint with children under 12 

1/2 OZ (1 TBSP) - 1 TO 3 DROPS

1 OZ (2 TBSP) - 3  TO 6 DROPS

2 OZ (4 TBSP) - 6 TO 12DROPS

4 OZ - 12 TO 24 DROPS

8 OZ - 24 DROPS

2% Dilution

Whole Body Treatments

Massage, Baths, Oils & Lotions  

1/2 OZ (1 TBSP) - 6 DROPS

1 OZ (2 TBSP) - 12 DROPS

2 OZ (4 TBSP) - 24 DROPS

4 OZ - 48 DROPS

8 OZ - 96 DROPS (1 tsp)

1/2 - 1% Dilution

0.5% Infants & Toddlers

1% Children, Elderly, Sick or Pregnant

* DO NOT use Peppermint with children under 12 

1/2 OZ (1 TBSP) - 1 TO 3 DROPS

1 OZ (2 TBSP) - 3  TO 6 DROPS

2 OZ (4 TBSP) - 6 TO 12DROPS

4 OZ - 12 TO 24 DROPS

8 OZ - 24 DROPS

2% Dilution

Whole Body Treatments

Massage, Baths, Oils & Lotions  

1/2 OZ (1 TBSP) - 6 DROPS

1 OZ (2 TBSP) - 12 DROPS

2 OZ (4 TBSP) - 24 DROPS

4 OZ - 48 DROPS

8 OZ - 96 DROPS (1 tsp)

4% Dilution

Localized Treatments

Concentrated in a small area

1/2 OZ (1 TBSP) - 12 DROPS

1 OZ (2 TBSP) - 24 DROPS

2 OZ (4 TBSP) - 48 DROPS

4 OZ - 96 DROPS

8 OZ - 192 DROPS (2 tsp)

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