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How to Use Essential Oils?

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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 .

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Please note the prices are listed in wholesale as this is the smartest way most economical to purchase and the same price I pay for my Doterra goodies.  Click here and select join and save to get started.

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Top 10 Must Have Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Every home needs these top 10 oils to help with first aid and natural solutions for stress, sleep and cleaning.

Introducing these in my familys home has been a life changing experience.  From having children sleeping better at night, increased immunity as able to help prevent things at the first sign of threat, and protect when nasties are getting around.

 

Happy to help you get started with your own set, click on shop   to see the most popular kit with all of these included in large size, except for Ice Blue always comes in 5ml.  Plus includes a diffuser, saving over $100.  Alternatively you can choose the sample kit Smart & Sassy Essentials kit that has all these oils in the 5ml size.  There is also the opportunity to purchase individual oils.  Reach out to me if you have any queries happy to help guide you on best option.

Lets break the top 10 down:

Frankincense – powerful healer.  Crosses blood brain barrier.  Key oil in many blends due to its healing properties.  Inflammation supports skin tissue recovery.  Soothes hyperactivity and restlessness.  If in doubt use Frankincense.  Wonderful for face, imperfections, blotchiness, acne, scars.   Mix couple of drops in with moisturiser to give it a more nourishing healing effect, or spot treat directly as needed.

 

Lavender – great for calming, soothing bug bites and insomnia.  Reduces stress and powerful antihistamine.  Helps with ear ache and depression.  Reduces pain from bee stings and soothes skin irritations. Great for children.

 

Lemon – Cleansing and Mood Elevating.  Removes petrochemicals from body, detoxes, effective for colds and flus.  Disinfectant and an antiseptic.  Degreases and gets rid of stickiness.  Drink in water first thing every morning, couple of drops = daily cleanser, metabolism kickstarter.  Wait 20 minutes before eating breakfast.

 

Peppermint – Indigestion and Cooling.  Alleviates nausea and digestive issues, reduces fevers, increases alertness, increases oxygen absorption.  Catalyst when mixed with other oils.  Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, treat for shock, colds, colic and heartburn.  Cold Press with washer to forehead and roll dilluted on soles of feet to help bring down fevers.

 

Oregano – Natural Immune Support System.  Relieves joint pain and inflammation, treats bacterial and yeast infections.  Kills warts and skin tags and athletes foot.

 

Melaleuca / Tea Tree – First aid ointment, skin cuts and infections.  Healing for all skin related issues eczema and psoriasis.

 

Digestzen – all digestive issues, stomach related upsets including nausea, constipation, morning and travel sickness, sinusitis.  Drop into belly button or dilute with carrier oil, rub clockwise around abdomen.  You can also drink in water, see directions on bottle.

 

Onguard – protective blend, immunity booster helps kill off nasties.  Provides protection against airborne bacteria.  Antibacterial, use as sanitizer, bench spray – 10 – 20 drops onguard, ¼ cup vinegar, fill rest of spray bottle with water.  For preventing or supporting illness, dilute and roll on soles of feet and spine.  Use arch of foot if walking around.  Apply diluted across glands on throat for colds.  May also drink in water.

 

Deep Blue / Ice Blue – relieves muscle tension.  Eases growth pains. Deep Heat equivalent.  Restless leg syndrome.  Great for tension headaches.  Dillute rub in area of tension, temples on head / back of neck.

 

Breathe / Easy Air – all respiratory related issues – helps alleviate colds and runny or blocked noses.  Drop onto collar, or dilute and rub into chest, up the spine.  Breathe In.

 

ROLLER BOTTLES – 5ml bottle, 10 drops Essential oil fill rest with Carrier Oil.  For children halve 5 drops.  This is a guide as everyone’s bodies and responses are different, less is more, can always add more.

Ailments:

*Mosquito Bites – Lavender and carrier oil

*Head Lice – Tea Tree & Lavender in water spray bottle

*Headache – 5ml roller bottle 4 drops x Peppermint, 3 x Frankincense, 3 x Lavender, rest carrier oil.  Add Ice Blue / Deep Blue when you need to take it up a notch for a stronger headache.

*Sore Throat – cup of warm water / tea 1-2 drop each of Onguard, Lemon & Peppermint

*Skin Irritation –    Frankincense, Lavender and Melaleuca / Tea Tree

*Bruising – Lavender

*Fevers – Peppermint – diffuse, drop under tongue or in water, or apply to back or soles of feet diluted

*Sinusitis – Digestzen drop on belly button, drop of peppermint under the tongue – caution very hot, so may prefer peppermint beadlet or dilute with carrier oil

*Arthritis- frankincense diffuse or dilute and apply to area

*Asthma – Breathe / Easy Air – diffuse or inhale directly from bottle.  Apply oil to hands / tissue and inhale.  Dillute and apply to chest, throat or back.

*Burns – Pain and healing lavender, place 10 drops lavender in 120ml water misting spray.  Great for sunburn and blisters too.

 

Carrier Oil: Fractionated Coconut Oil, DoTerra brand is great for pouring and travelling with.

Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil are all other options can purchase from pharmacy or health food store.

 

Enjoy your health and wellness journey if I can be of assistance please let me know.  You are welcome to share this blog with friends and family you think it may assist.

 

 

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5 Reasons Every Home should have an Aromatherapy Diffuser

Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Omm

Purifies the Air

Diffuse Essential Oils with Aroma-Bloom
Diffuse Essential Oils with Aroma-Bloom

Essential oils such as clove, cinnamon bark, thyme and oregano can help kill the bacteria & fungus present in the air.

Reduce Dust in the air

Aroma diffusers have an ionising effecting. Meaning, air quality is improved as they release more negative ions that attached to positive ions causing 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.

Gorgeous Aroma to fill the room

Combined with oils they can do a magnitude of things depending on your needs from a pep you up, help you sleep or fight off the nasties.

Why not to burn essential oils?

We love cold diffusing as we don’t burn essential oils.  Burning essential oils changes the properties of the oils, and the make up of the oil which can result in more toxins entering the air around you. Plus the heat element can be dangerous for little hands.

Available online, or able to check them out in person at Blackwater Chiropratic.

OUR RANGE OF AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS

AROMA O’MM
Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Omm
Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Omm

Gorgeous Wooden Diffuser, with real bamboo finish $89.95

The Aroma-O’mm ultrasonic essential oil diffuser is made with ‘real bamboo.’ It is the perfect diffuser for those who love a ‘natural eco vibe’ whilst diffusing essential oils. Not only is it chic in design but also built with some great technology. Offering a warm white or yellow light for extra ambience you can’t go past this little aromatherapy gem for the home or as a gift.

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Aroma-O’mm

 
AROMA BLOOM

So many gorgeous colours so hard to decide which one you may need 2.

Aroma-Bloom

$99.95
AROMA PEARL

Aroma-Bloom – Pearl

$99.95
AROMA MOVE

Aroma-Move

$59.95

On the go keep your diffuser travelling with you in the car.  Bonus is comes with powerpoint cable to take out once you get to your destination.