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by on Nov.30, 2011, under Essential Oil

Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.

Bergamot Oil Uses: Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils?cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress.

Safety Information: Bergamot Oil is phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.

Petitgrain Oil (Citrus aurantium)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, and slightly floral.

Though distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.

Petitgrain Oil Uses: Acne, fatigue, oily skin, stress.

Safety Information: Unlike many other citrus oils, Petitrain Oil is not considered phototoxic. It does not indicate any special precautions when using Petitgrain Oil.

Fir Needle Oil (Abies alba)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet.

Fir Needle Oil Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis.

Safety Information: Fir Needle Oil is a possible skin irritation depending on true plant species.

Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale)

Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.

Ginger Oil Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation.

Safety Information: Ginger Oil is slightly phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.

Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulate)

Mandarin Essential Oil is a favorite of children and parents. Of all the citrus oils, Mandarin Oil is the sweetest and tends to be the most calming. If desiring to use a citrus oil in the evenings before bed or with children, Mandarin Essential Oil is usually the best choice.

Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.

Mandarin Oil Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress, wrinkles

Safety Information: It does not indicate any special precautions when using Mandarin Oil. It may be prudent to treat Mandarin Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil.

Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol. Menthol induces a cooling sensation, and use of Peppermint Oil in a body mist or even in the diffuser can help to cool you down. Emotionally, Peppermint Oil is stimulating and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. Peppermint should be avoided before bedtime.

Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.

Peppermint Oil Uses: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo.

Safety Information: Avoid Peppermint Oil in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Peppermint Oil is a mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). May cause sensitization.

Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica)

Aromatic Description: Woody and sweet. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.

Cedarwood oil Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. Cedarwood essential oil is antiseptic, astringent, anti-bacterial, a stimulant to the skin and circulatory system, sedative and an aphrodisiac.  In aromatherapy, it is useful in the treatment of eczema, dry skin, dandruff, fluid retention, nervous tension, arthritis, rheumatism, cystitis and asthma.

Safety Information: It should not be used in pregnancy or with young children, due to its toxicity.

Lavandin Oil (Lavandula hyrida)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender.

Lavendin Oil Uses: Abscesses, asthma, blisters, boils, burns, cuts, cystitis, dry skin, dull skin, eczema, fatigue, insect bites, irritated skin, lice, muscle aches, scabies, shock, sores, sprains, strains, vertigo, wounds.

Safety Information: Avoid in pregnancy, epilepsy and fever because of camphor content in Lavandin oil.

Clove Oil ( Eugenia caryophyllata)

Aromatic Description: Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.

Clove Oil Uses: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache.

Safety Information: Clove oil is a mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Avoid Clove oil in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Citronella Oil (Cymbopogon nardus)

Aromatic Description: Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.

Citronella Oil Uses: Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellant, oily skin.

Safety Information: Citronella oil may cause possible sensitization, avoid Citronella oil during pregnancy.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Aromatic Description: Tea Tree oil is medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, and herbaceous.

Tea Tree Oil Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, arthritis, warts, whooping cough.

Safety Information: Tea Tree oil may cause sensitization in some. It does not indicate any special precautions when using Tea Tree oil.

Nutmeg Oil (Myristica fragrans)

Aromatic Description: Rich, spicy, sweet, woody. Similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant.

Nutmeg Oil Uses: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.

Safety Information: If used in large amounts, Nutmeg oil can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia. Nutmeg oil is a possible oral toxin (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner), possible psychotropic (may affect behavior) and possible carcinogen.

Cinnamon Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Aromatic Description: Much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. Cinnamon essential oil is peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy. Oil distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree is preferred over the oil distilled from the leaves. Cinnamon bark essential oil, however, tends to be much more costly.

Cinnamon Oil Uses: Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.

Safety Information: Cinnamon oil is a mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.

Lemongrass Oil Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress.

Safety Information: Avoid lemongrass oil in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.

Pine Oil (Pinus nigra)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, balsamic

Pine Oil Uses: Colds, coughing, flu, rheumatism, sinusitis, antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, energizing, antiseptic and aromatic properties.

Safety Information: Pine oil may cause sensitization.


Star Anise Oil (Illcium verum)

Aromatic Description: Sharp, anise and licorice-like aroma.

Star Anise Oil Uses: Rheumatism, bronchitis, coughing, colic, indigestion/cramping, colds, flu.

Safety Information: Star Anise oil is narcotic and slows circulation when used in large doses. Slight risk of sensitization. Avoid Star Anise oil in cases of alcoholism, liver disease, paracetamol use, breast-feeding, pregnancy, endometriosis, certain cancers, hyperplasia, and damaged skin and with young children.

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Essential oil for Teens

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Essential Oil

Using Natural Remedies to help you deal with common teen issues

You have probably heard all the talk about natural remedies, but have you ever considering giving them a try? nature has an answer for almost everything that ails you and the products are easy to use. In fact, many natural products are easier on your body than their laboratory produced counterparts. One of the easiest and nicest way to give natural remedies a try is using essential oils.

Bath or Shower

Add 10-20 drops of a pure essential oil or a few cap-fulls of diluted oil (or blend) to a hot bath. Enjoy the smell as the beneficial oils are absorbed by the skin. In the shower, put a few drops of il on a cloth or sponge and rub all over body paying special attention to trouble spots and stress points.

Compresses

Add 5-10 drops of you an indicated oil (or blend) to a medium bowl of very warm water. Soak a cloth in the bowl. Gently wring the cloth out and apply to the troubled area.

Diffuser

Use heat to send a scent across a room. In candles, make you own by adding 3-5 drops of an essential oil to melted wax while it is in a mold. Let cool and use. Never put an essential on a wick or flame. Use a specially made diffuser (electric or candle powered) and place 5-10 drops of an oil blended with water over the heat source.

Inhalant

Place 1-2 drops on a dry cloth or handkerchief and place over nose; inhale deeply. Use as an addition to an electric facial steamer. Fill a skin with hot water and add 3-5 drops of oil. Lean over the sink and place a towel across your head and shoulders to keep in the vapours; inhale deeply. Inhale oils directly from vial.

Massage

Add 15-30 drops of an essential oil ( choose one oil or combine several, but do not use more than 30 drops) per 30ml (1 oz) of the carrier oil of your choice. Carrier oils dilute the essential oils so that they can be applied to your skin. Many pure essential oils will irritate your skin and must be mixed with a carrier oil if they are to be applied topically. As your aromatherapy specialist if you have any questions about a specific oil. Some common carrier oils are: Grapeseed oil, almond oil, canola oil, olive oil.

Personal Care

Hair care: add 8-10 drops of an essential oil for every 30mil (1 oz) of hair care product. Choose an unscented or very lightly scented product. Essential oils can be used as fragrance and / or remedies to problems like dandruff and oily scalp. Skin Care: add 10 drops (alone or in combination) of essential oils to 30ml ( 1 oz) skin care cream, lotion or non-alcoholic toner. Again, choose an unscented or very lightly scented product. Some oils can be applied to the skin full strength and some oils come specially blended for use skin care.

Personal Fragrance

Mix the essential oils of your choice with a carrier oil or unscented body mist at ratio of 5 drops of oil per tablespoon of the products. Create a truly original signature scent!

How can teens benefit from aromatherapy and essential oils?

Teen hormones are particularly sensitive. The use of synthetic over the counter drugs can have short and long term effects such as mood swings, anger, and depression. The use of phyto-medicines is pro-biotic rather than anti-biotic (meaning they work with nature not against it). Essential oils are the easiest and most pleasant of the phyto(plant) medicines.

Aromatherapy seems like a” girl thing”, can guys use these products as well?

Absolutely. The masculine segment is the fastest growing in the world of aromatherapy as men want results and aromatherapy delivers. Men want logic. When they understand that aromatherapy is highly concentrated therapeutic plant material that is applied topically to affected areas, it makes sense to them.

What are the benefits of using essential oils ( compared to commercial products for things like acne, headaches, muscle pain, etc?)

A topical application is more effective than ingesting drugs through the intestinal tract. Phyto (plant) medicine have side benefits for their use, rarely if ever a negative side effects. Synthetic drugs all have side effects- NO EXCEPTIONS.

When should essential oils NOT be used?

During pregnancy or when it is contra indicated (meaning when an oils is recommended for something that contradicts what you need it for, when it is specially not to be used with another oil or when a professional tells you to stay away) or not properly blended.

Can essential oils help with acne?

Very much so. A skin care system with essential oils will retrain the skin to operate as it should.

Can essential oils help with dry skin?

Rose geranium and lavender are examples of oils that transform skin to it’s original and intended state.

Can essential oils help with studying and memory?

Memory gains can be had, 30% to 100% by using single oils or better yet a blend as a memory anchor. Put 2 drops on the back of the hand when studying and have the same blend at exam time. It works and it’s fair game!

Can essential oil help with puberty and growing pains?

Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint are  very effective at regulating hormonal shifts and pain release can be effectively relieve the pain and inflammation of sore muscles and joints during growth spurts.

Can essential oils help with love and romance?

Our products will bring a sensual scents to someone’s bath or shower or provide stimulating massage oils.


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How To Use Essential Oils To Improve Your Life

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Essential Oil

Suggested Uses Bath, Diffuser, Massage, as a Perfume, or Body/Room Spray.

These are general guidelines. Every essential oil may not be suitable for some uses.

Diffuse Add 5-10 drops of essential oil blend to the well of your aroma lamp, be sure to add enough water. A lamp ring is another alternative.
Bath: Add 6-8 drops to a bath. Swish to mix oils or better yet dissolve in 1/4 cup milk or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.

Spritzers These are easy to make just follow the guidelines below. Use 4 oz. of distilled water To make a facial mist use 8-10 drops of essential oils per 4 oz. of distilled water. 30-40 drops per 4 oz. for a body spray 80-100 drops per 4 oz. for a room spray. Some essential oils may not be suitable.
Massage /Body Oil Add 6-10 drops to 1 ounce unscented oil Try Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil.

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Difference between fragrance and essential oil

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Essential Oil

Articles refer from candleandsoap.about.com

What is the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils – especially as they relate to candle making and soap making?
Well…if you’re a candle maker or soap maker who uses them interchangeably – who makes candles and makes soaps that just smell good (to you and others,) regardless of whether it’s natural or not, then there’s probably not much difference at all. As long as it’s a quality fragrance or essential oil, and has been tested to be safe in the application you’re using it for.

But if you’re dedicated to making only natural soaps and natural candles, then there is all the difference in the world! Few topics in soap making and candle making have engendered so much discussion, debate and controversy as fragrance oils vs. essential oils in candle and soap making.

But let’s start with the basics:

What is a fragrance oil?
A fragrance oil is a mix of various chemical components, some natural (from plants or even animals), and some synthetic. They are carefully formulated and/or blended to the exact specifications of a perfumer whose goal is to design a scent. “The perfumer is effectively an artist who is trained in depth on the concepts of fragrance aesthetics and who is capable of conveying abstract concepts and moods with their fragrance compositions.” – Wikipedia -” Perfumer”  Sometimes they are formulated to smell like something occurring in nature (e.g. lavender, pine, bluebonnets, strawberries), or sometimes they are formulated to smell like an entirely new creation or concept (e.g. spring rain, love spell, winter wonderland.)

There are literally thousands of various compounds that each have their own scent…that blended together create a fragrance oil. Some fragrance oils contain essential oils as part of the natural components or constituents. Some do not. Some contain synthetically made constituents of essential oils. To help thin the various compounds, and to help create some uniformity of strength across fragrance oils, they are usually diluted with a “diluent.”

Whether the constituents of the fragrance oil are safe on your skin will determine whether or not a fragrance oil is “skin safe” for soap, lotions or other cosmetic applications. Fragrance oils, and especially the constituents that make up fragrance oils, are guided by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials which generates, evaluates and distributes scientific data on the safety assessment of fragrance raw materials found in perfumes, cosmetics, shampoos, creams, detergents, air fresheners, candles and other personal and household products. Perfumers and fragrance oil blenders are also guided by IFRA, the  International Fragrance Association, which is the official representative body of the fragrance industry worldwide. Its main purpose is to ensure the safety of fragrance materials through a dedicated science program. They focus on fragrance safety both as it relates to the consumer and to the environment.

The DuPont Corporation used to use “Better Living Through Chemistry” as their slogan. Think of fragrance oils as “Better smelling through chemistry.” Just like chemistry has created many wonderful and safe things that make our world better, easier and more pleasant – chemistry has created many wonderful-smelling things that are a part of our everyday lives.

However, not everyone believes in “Better Living Through Chemistry”…especially as it relates to chemicals in our soaps and candles. What if you want it natural?

What is an essential oil? Much of the renaissance of soap and candle making in the 20th Century was due to people wanting to get back to more natural ways. Whether out of fear of cancer or other health problems, wanting less chemicals in our environment, or just a desire for a simpler existence, people began wanting the things around them to be more natural. From the food they eat to the soap they bathe with, some people want nothing in or on their bodies but the pure basics. These are the warriors for the use of essential oils in candles and soap.

Essential oils are natural oils that contain the “essence” of a plant. They are the liquid or resin that is distilled, pressed or extracted from different parts of the plant – leaves, flowers, bark, berries, root, needles, seeds, beans, peel, cones, wood, stalks etc. Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, though some oils are gotten through other processes like expression or solvent extraction.

Sometimes the oil can come from different parts of the plant – a few plants (like an orange tree) contain several different essential oils in different parts. Orange essential oil is derived from the fruit, neroli from the flower blossoms and petitgrain from the leaves.

It takes many, usually hundreds of, pounds of plant material to make a pound of essential oil. It takes about 200 pounds of lavender to make a pound of lavender essential oil. It takes over 2000 pounds of rose petals to make a pound of rose essential oil. (That’s why it’s SO expensive!)

Essential oils can be used in making soap and making candles – as well as in making many other fragrant items like room sprays, lotions, bath salts and oils, balms etc. They are also, of course, the foundation for the whole practice of aromatherapy.

For the most part, they can be used in about the same concentrations, and used in the same ways as fragrance oils. Remember, many fragrance oils contain essential oils as part of their blends.

Some people may be concerned about the safety of essential oils – and rightly so. Essential oils are powerful organic chemicals. But the same care should be taken whether using fragrance or essential oils in your candles and soap. Chemicals are chemicals whether they’re created in a lab, or created in nature. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s safe to put in or on your body.

So which is better?
I love essential oils. I also love fragrance oils. I had both of them in my soaps and candles. I do not believe that either one is inherently better than the other. They both have their proper uses, cautions and advantages. Like with all things, it is up to us candle makers and soap makers to learn all we can so that we can make educated choices about the products we make.


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Essential oil Chart

by on Jul.28, 2010, under Essential Oil

Essential oil Use oil to treat Suggested usage Blends well with Warnings
Eucalyptus Decongestant, Antiviral, Colds, Influenza, Antiseptic, Wounds, Burns, Muscular Pain Massage, bath, hot compress Melissa, Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Thyme, Chamomile Do not overuse
Geranium Antidepressant, Astringent, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Promotes Healing, PMT Massage, bath, vaporiser Bergamot, Citronella, Lemon Grass, Lavender Not recommend for pregnancy.
Lavender Analgesic, Antibiotic, Antiviral, Headache, Menstrual Pain, Acne, Anti-inflammatory Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Geranium, Pine Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin
Lemon grass Infections, Fever, Digestive, Tonic, Headache, Deodorant, Footbaths Massage, vaporizer, bath Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Rose Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin
Sweet Orange Antispasmodic, Stomach, Mild Sedative, Constipation, Chronic Diarrhoea Massage, mouthwash, vaporizer, bath Ylang Ylang, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cypress, Cinnamon Do not use before bedtime, sensitive to sunlight
Patchouli Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Astringent, Fluid Retention, Anti-inflammatory, Stings Massage, warm compress, inhalation Ylang Ylang, Rose, Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine Do not overuse
Peppermint Colic, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Cold, Fever, Headache, bad breath Massage, inhalation, mouthwash Eucalyptus, Lavender, Majoram, Rosemary Do not use before bedtime, may irritate senstive skin
Tea tree Influenza, Fungi, Viruses, Warts, Ringworm, Cold Sores, Blisters, Acne Massage, bath, vaporizer Lavender Undiluted it may irritate sensitive skin
Ylang ylang Relieves Sexual Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Slows Breathing, Antidepressant, PMS Massage, bath, vaporizer, skin tonic Sandalwood, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli Do not overuse

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How to know which essential oil are safe for babies

by on Jun.28, 2010, under Essential Oil

Essential oils must be treated with care at all times and many of them carry contra-indications as to their use, such as not using them during pregnancy or on babies. However, there are some essential oils that are not only safe for baby but are also good for baby.

Essential oils for babies have such uses as helping to alleviate diaper rash and dried skin, such as cradle cap.

Select the safe oils for babies according to the baby’s age.

  • From birth to 2 months: Chamomile (both German and Roman), Lavender, Yarrow and Dill are safe essential oils.
  • From 2 months to 6 months old: Adding to those already listed, you can also include Coriander, Neroli and Mandarin essential oils.
  • From 6 – 12 months old: Gradually add Grapefruit, Aniseed, Tea Tree and Calendula essential oils.

Be aware of how to use the oils safely and in what quantities. Always follow reputable instructions and always have a trusted recipe at hand.

Decide how you wish to use essential oils with your baby. There are some suggestions offered under “Tips” for starters. It is a great idea to do some research during pregnancy for suitable remedies for baby ailments and soothing.

Do not ever use eucalyptus or wintergreen on any child under 2 years of age. They can be lethal.

Warnings

  • It is always prudent to ask your health professional for some advice before using on your baby or toddler.
  • Always read the labels. If in doubt, do not use. The place of purchase should be able to provide you with advice if you ask.
  • Do not ever use “essential oils” that say not to use internally or on the skin. This are not essential oils but petrochemically distilled fragrance oils.

*Articles refer to ” wikiHow”

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Safty Information of Essential Oil

by on Jun.28, 2010, under Essential Oil

Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully. Implementing aromatherapy into your lifestyle shouldn’t cause paranoia or undue worry. By treating essential oils as medicines and following the steps outlined below, you will be well on your way to safely enjoying the many benefits that aromatherapy can offer.

These safety guidelines are not a complete safety reference for the proper use of essential oils. When in doubt, consult your physician and/or a qualified and trained aromatherapy practitioner.

Essential oils should never be used undiluted on the skin. There are instances when experienced aromatherapy users and practitioners make exceptions to this precaution, but only once significant essential oil knowledge is gained should you ever attempt to apply an undiluted oil on the skin. Lavender and tea tree are listed by a large number of aromatherapy sources as being oils that can be used undiluted. Undiluted use of lavender and tea tree, however, should be avoided as severe sensitivity still could occur in some individuals. Again, the safest rule of thumb is to never use any essential oil undiluted.

Some oils can cause sensitization or allergic reactions in some individuals. When using a new oil for the first time, do a skin patch on a small area of skin. Place a small amount of the diluted essential oil (never use essential oils undiluted on the skin) on the inside of your elbow and apply a bandage. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any form of reaction. Even if a particular essential oil is not known to cause irritation, this step should not be ignored. Even if an oil does not irritate you, it still can irritate someone else. It is important that you always keep that in mind.

Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy or by those with asthma, epilepsy, or with other health conditions.

Less IS More. When using essential oils, use the smallest amount of essential oils that will get the job done. If one drop will get the job done, for example, don’t use two drops.

Not all essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy. Wormood, pennyroyal, onion, camphor, horseradish, wintergreen, rue, bitter almond and sassafras are some of the essential oils that should only be used by qualified aromatherapy practitioners, if ever at all.

Never let children use essential oils without the presence of an adult knowledgeable about their use. Most essential oils smell wonderful and many essential oils such as citrus oils can smell like they are safe to drink. Keep your essential oils away from children. Treat the oils like medicines that are poison in unknowing hands.

Essential oils should not be taken internally. Essential oils should only be taken internally after receiving a detailed consultation and prescription from a trained and qualified aromatherapy practitioner.

Essential oils are flammable. Keep them out of the way of fire hazards.

  • Always read label cautions and warnings.
  • Never ingest essential oils.
  • Do not use oils directly on the skin. (Dilute with vegetable oils).
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Please keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
  • During pregnancy Please consult an experienced aromatherapist. Most advise using NO essential oils during the first trimester (3 months ).
  • Essential Oils should be stored away from harsh lighting or sun, in a cool dark area away from heat.
  • Do not leave uncapped, as they are highly volatile and evaporate easily.
  • May be refrigerated to extend shelf life.
  • Pregnancy: Take note of those oils that are contra-indicated in pregnancy.
  • Babies & Children: Use with care, in accordance with age Babies (0-12 months): Use 1 drop of lavender, rose, chamomile diluted in 10ml base oil for massage or bathing
  • Infants: (1-5 years) Use 2-3 drops of safe essential oils (non-toxic and non-irritant to the skin, diluted in 10ml base oil for massage or bathing.
  • Children: (6-12) Use as for adults, but in half the stated amounts.
  • Teenagers: Use as directed for adults.
  • *Articles refer to Aromaweb.


  • Always read label cautions and warnings.
  • Never ingest essential oils.
  • Do not use oils directly on the skin. (Dilute with vegetable oils).
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Please keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
  • During pregnancy Please consult an experienced aromatherapist. Most advise using NO essential oils during the first trimester (3 months ).
  • Essential Oils should be stored away from harsh lighting or sun, in a cool dark area away from heat.
  • Do not leave uncapped, as they are highly volatile and evaporate easily.
  • May be refrigerated to extend shelf life.
  • Disclaimer
  • Essential Oils are not intended for use in treatment for specific medical conditions. For treatment of health ailments, please seek diagnosis and recommendations from a licensed practitioner. Some Essential Oils are contraindicated during pregnancy. Please seek advice from your health care provider.
  • Safety Precautions:
  • Do not take essential oils internally. Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Safety Data: Always check with specific safety data before using a new oil, especially with regard to toxicity levels, phototoxicity, dermal irritation and sensitization.
  • Contra indications: Take note of any contra-indications when using oils.
  • Pregnancy: Take note of those oils that are contra-indicated in pregnancy.
  • Babies & Children: Use with care, in accordance with age Babies (0-12 months): Use 1 drop of lavender, rose, chamomile diluted in 10ml base oil for massage or bathing
  • Infants: (1-5 years) Use 2-3 drops of safe essential oils (non-toxic and non-irritant to the skin, diluted in 10ml base oil for massage or bathing.
  • Children: (6-12) Use as for adults, but in half the stated amounts.
  • Teenagers: Use as directed for adults.

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    Tips for how to use the essential oils

    by on Jun.16, 2010, under Essential Oil

    Skin Care:

    To blend a nourishing face oil, combine 20 drops of your essential oil blend to 2 tablespoons of carrier blend it.

    After washing your face, leave the skin damp. Apply 2 to 3 drops to you fingers and rub them together.

    To apply the oil:

    For oily skin: Lightly tap on your face.

    For normal to dry skin: Use your fingers to spread the oil with upward strokes.

    For dry, chapped skin or after sports.: Follow with a light face cream

    For sunburn: Follow with alove vera gel.

    Massage and bath oil:

    There’s nothing like a warm bath to shift your moods and emotions. Including essential oils further enhances the bath’s power to ease the body and transform the spirit.

    For bath oil, put 1 to 2 tablespoons in a full bath. For massage oil, combine 30 drops of essential oils to 2 tablespoons carrier oil in a 1- ounce amber glass bottle.

    1. For pain, tension, circulation problems or water retention:

    Apply and gently massage the affected area. Do not press. To heighten the effect, use a hot compress. To make a compress, soak a washcloth in hot water, add a few drops of your essential oil blend, and place the washcloth on the affected area. To amplify the effect of the oils, relax and allow the heat to penetrate.

    2 For digestion issues, abdominal distress or menstrual cramps:

    Apply a few drops to your abdomen and massage gently in a clockwise, circular motion.

    Follow by placing a hot washcloth over the affected area. Let your body relax and your mind calm.

    3. For immune support:

    Gently apply massage oil to the soles of your feet. Use your fingertips to feel and apply pressure to areas that need attention.

    4. For respiratory issues or emotional distress:

    Apply your oil blend to the chest, then stand directly under the showerhead or rest with a hot compress on your chest.

    Inhalation blends

    The aromas of essential oils can be helpful to both clear and mind and ease breathing

    1. For sinus congestion, clouded thinking, or to shift your mood and find inspiration.

    Place a drop inside your nostrils or on the center of your chest. Inhale individual oils or a blend from the dropper bottle.

    2. To counter nausea or insomnia , to induce relaxation and deep breathing

    Place 2 to 3 drops on a tissue and inhale from the tissue with slow , deep breaths 10 to 15 times.

    3. For congestion, colds, flu, sore throats, or bronchitis

    Put 2 to 3 drops of essential oil blend in a bowl of steaming hot water. Close your eyes tightly, place a towel over your head and inhale the steam.

    Caution: If you have asthma, do not use this method.

    Diffusing Oil

    Diffusing oils feature 2 oils mixed to fill a room with healing aromas.

    1. For an air freshener, respiratory, immue support, or meditation blend

    Use an electric ceramic diffuser.

    2 For heavier, gummy oils from resins, woods, roots and smome flowers

    To avoid overheating, use a nebuizling diffuser.

    3. To shift your mood or emotions

    Create an air freshener, deodorant , cooling body spray, or light personal scent. Make a hydrosol in a 2 ounce spray bottle, which can be purchased at a pharmacy. Mix 10 drops of combined essential oils. Fill the spray bottle with filtered water. Shake well and spray around a room or around your neck, shoulders and chest.

    Anointing Oil

    Place a 100% essential oil blend in an amber glass dram bottle with an orifice reducer.

    1. For insect bites or blemishes

    Place a drop on your fingertip and apply to the affected area.

    2. To relieve indigestion

    Apply 2 to 3 drops directly on your abdomen.

    3. To shift a mood or emotion.

    Apply the oil on pulse points- the palm side of your wrists, the sides of the neck, the temples, and the crown of your head. OR Place a few drops on a tissue and breathe in deeply or inhale directly from the bottle to enhance the effect.

    4. For chakra balancing

    Place 2 to 3 drops on the area of each chakra:

    First- Soles of your feet

    Second– Below the navel

    Third- Just below the breastbone

    Fourth– center of your chest

    Fifth– Throat area

    Sixth– On your third eye ( center of you forehead)

    Seventh– top of you head.

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    The world of essential oils

    by on Jun.16, 2010, under Essential Oil


    It’s no surprise that the building blocks for our health and happiness exist in nature. From common aspirin to today’s most advanced medical breakthroughs, the natural world- the healing plants in particular- often provides the remedies our bodies need. Like us, plants have their own ways to find nourishment, fight disease, replicate, and heal. Essential oils are potent yet gentle concentrates distilled from the aromatic substances of nature’s most healing plants: what helps these plants flourish can help do the same for us.

    Essential oil particles are tiny and evaporate quickly. As we sense their complex aroma, we can absorb them through our skin or inhale them. They then interact with the brain and the rest of our physiology to heal us from within. We can sue them to help us sleep, relax our muscles, and steady us through hormonal shifts. These subtle essences offer an accessible way to fight illness, lift the spirit, calm the mind, and redirect our energies. With essential oils, we can bring timeless natural principles into accord with our need for health and our impulse toward growth.

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