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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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