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How to Use Essential Oils?

Aromatically, Topically, Internally….. What do these all mean?

Topically

Since you’ve been a baby you’ve been exposed to “fragrance” inside of lotions, creams and washes that you’ve been using.  Topical application is application to the skin, we always recommend diluting to avoid skin sensitives also to help the oils absorb into the skin better with a carrier oil.

Personally, when I am using topically it is most likely I am using a roller bottle.  A glass bottle of 5ml, with a roller bottle on the top.  These are pre-dilluted with fractionated coconut oil as the Doterra Essential Oils are so strong you only need a few drops.  For every 5ml I only have 10 essential oil drops and top the rest of the bottle with the fractionated coconut oil.

I will apply these to my pulse points, wrists, neck and behind ears and wear as a perfume.  These also support me physically and emotionally throughout the day depending on what I am needing.

Aromatic Dressing

A beautiful process to nourish and hydrate your skin by diluting your favourite essential oil in fractionated coconut oil and liberally applying it all over your body from your toes, along your legs, thighs and buttocks, across the belly, chest, neck, back and arms.  This is a wonderful way to wear your fragrance for the day, moisturise your body and help provide support with your favourite essential oil or combination.  No need for toxic perfumes when you can do it naturally.  Put on your favourite music and rub in circular motion all over your body to really get into the aromatic dressing movement.

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

 

Blending

The combining of 2 or more oils in a roller bottle, dish or diffuser.  This is great for allowing a few oils to work their magic in harmony at once.

A common blend we have pre-made to support:

Head Tension: Peppermint 4 drops, Lavender 3 drops and Frankincense 3 drops

Cough Cough: Cardamom 3 drops, Siberian Fir 3 drops, Marjoram 2 drops and Frankincense 2 drops

Immune Booster: Onguard 2, Oregano 2, Lemon 2, Tea Tree 2 and Frankincense 2

Night Night: Lavender Peace 7 drops, Vetiver 3 drops

Anxious Feelings: Balance 6 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops

Owie: Lavender 4 drops, Tea Tree 3 drops, Frankincense 3 drops

Layering

Layering is a technique to apply multiple oils one at a time waiting in between.  Applying one oil at a time waiting 1-2 minutes between each one allowing the essential oil to absorb, most take 15-30 seconds and then allow them to take effect.  This allows each oil its moment to shine and support the body as best it can.

An example of when this has been most effective:

I cut my toe on an oyster shell it throbbed all night, the next morning the wound had started to heal but it was throbbing.  So I rolled on some frankincense, within moments the cut opened up and a small amount of fluid released giving instant pain relief.  Then I rolled tea tree on the top to help cleanse the skin to keep nasties out while it healed itself again.

Aromatically

Diffuser

Diffusing is the most effective way to help disperse the benefits of the essential oils for your entire home.  Your home will smell gorgeous, and help transfer the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils to everyone in the family including the pets.  You can create an upbeat lets get things done with peppermint and wild orange to a serene tranquil vibe for everyone to calm down with balance and lavender peace.

 

Diffuse Essential Oils with Aroma-Bloom

Diffuse Essential Oils with Aroma-Bloom

Inhaler

Alternate to a diffuser, you can inhale essential oils directly from the bottle.  Or add a drop to your hands, rub together and cup to your nose.  You can also purchase inhalers which allow you to add a few drops of oil to a cotton wick that sits inside a nasal inhaler.  Some may choose to even fragrance a handkerchief to then bring to your nose and breathe in.

Why not to burn essential oils?

We are always cold diffusing, which means that the essential oils aren’t being broken down and changing the molecular make up of the chemicals.  You may have a memory of incense or candles being burnt that caused instant headaches, aside from them possibly containing synthetics the burning of them can make them toxic.

Safety

Diffusers are also designed to turn off when finished and you can also pre-set the timers, big tick on the safety.  Being cold no little fingers can get burnt either.

Reduce Dust in the air

Cold aroma diffusing has an ionising effect, improving air quality as they release negative ions up into the air that attract to the positive ions, causing the dust to fall to the ground.

Humidifies the air

This is great for all respiratory related issues, as it is aggravated by dry air.
Safer & cleaner – no heat and without condensation, so wet walls & windows or hassle of correct sleep wear for when traditional humidifiers will go out in the night.

Purify the Air

Essential oils such as clove, cinnamon bark, thyme and oregano can help kill the bacteria & fungus present in the air.  On this same note you add a drop of essential oil such as Purify or Tea Tree to cotton wool ball and pop it into your shoes to help eliminate odours.

Which Diffuser to Buy?

I recommend investing in a good quality diffuser so you don’t waste your essential oils, as you will most likely find with cheaper versions you’ll require more oil as it won’t disperse in the room as well. Doterra have a petal diffuser $58 very practical with 1, 2 & 4 hour settings with a night light option.  Or my new favourite is the Lumo Diffuser $104  with 2, 5 and 10 hour settings with the beautiful wooden base and colour therapy with optional rainbow light feature.  I do have a selection of Aroma Blooms, Allure, Aroma Moves, Aroma Sky and O’mm diffuser available too. See link here.

Internally

Yes this does mean you can put the oil in your mouth, again dilution is recommended with most.  Although many will swear by the drop of Frankincense under your tongue daily for emotional support and cellular support.  Frankincense is the hunter and he will find where in your body needs the most support and go there.  Daily I take a couple of drops of essential oil lemon in my morning lemon tea.  Remember not all essential oils are created equally and I only use Doterra essential oils for their high quality testing, pure form free of chemicals and nasties.  Wild Orange in your mineral water is just like fanta without the calories.

Another form of taking internally aside from within drinks is to drop a few drops into a veggie cap and swallow.  I use this form more commonly when I am needing to boost up my immunity, along with an immune bomb roller for my feet and spine I will take a veggie cap every few hours to up the anti, and fight off the nasties.

To read up more about internally usage please refer to my article here .

holistic-wellbeing

 

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