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Essential Oils Uses
Disclaimer: Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with respect and extreme care. Never take essential oils internally, or without the guidance of a professional aromatherapist. Always be cautious when using essential oils on children and during pregnancy. Store all essential oils out of reach of children. This guide should not be used for prescribing or diagnosing. It is not a substitute for professional medical attention. Consult a holistic doctor for treatment of health problems. Exotic Fragrances Inc. assumes no responsibility if you choose to prescribe for yourself without the approval of a licensed medical doctor.
Massage
Essential oils can produce remarkable Therapeutic results when used with massage. They have the ability to penetrate deeply into the skin tissues and are then circulated throughout the entire body/mind system. Inhaling the aromatic vapors also has an immediate and beneficial effect upon the mind and emotions. For internal problems, massage the appropriate oil(s) (diluted) over the affected area. Add 10-12 drops of the chosen essential oil(s) per 1 ounce of massage oil (this is a 2% dilution). Use a 1% dilution for children, elderly people, or those with sensitive skin.
Bath
Bathing with essential oils is a delightful experience for the body, mind, and soul, and one of the most effective ways to benefit from Aromatherapy treatment. In hot water, essential oils are readily absorbed into the body tissues and the aromatic vapors inhaled. This benefits the entire body/mind system. After the tub is filled, mix 3-8 drops of the chosen essential oil(s) into the water. Breathe deeply, relax and forget your cares !!!! For dry or sensitive skin, dilute essential oil(s) into one tablespoon vegetable oil before adding to bath. When bathing young children, or using essential oils which can irritate the skin, use less essential oil (2-3 drops) and always dilute in (We recommend) Natural Jojoba, Sesame Oil Natural, Grape Seed, Avocado, Hemp, or Coco oil.
Inhalation
The easiest way to obtain and enjoy the benefits of essential oils to simply inhale their aromatic fragrance directly from the bottle. Try a few drops on a tissue or handkerchief to carry with you to inhale through the day, or on your pillow at night.
Steam Vapor Inhalation
Beneficial for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and coughs, as well as congestion, colds, flu, and sore throat. Use 5-12 drops total of essential oil(s) in 2-4 cup of water. Boil water, let cool for 1 minute, then add the specific essential oil(s). Cover your head and the sides of the pan with a towel, close your eyes and inhale the steam vapor deeply for a few minutes.
Chest Rub
Use the formula for massage; massage into chest and back.
Aromatic Diffusers
There are a variety of diffusers available which effectively vaporize and disperse essential oils directly into the air. These devices are an excellent way to refresh the air, kill airborne bacteria, promote and emotional health, and create various moods within your home and office environment. We do not recommend burning a tea light candle that contains PARAFFIN Wax.
Spray Mist/Air Refreshers
Mix 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) into a spray bottle with purified water (shake well before each use). Use spray mists to purify and refresh your home, office, and your auric energy field. Lavender, Pine, and all of the citrus oils are particularly uplifting and refreshing. Juniper, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary are excellent for clearing negative energies. Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, and Tea Tree are powerful antiseptic oils for eliminating airborne bacteria during illness.
Skin Care
Essential oils easily penetrate into the underlying layers of the skin (dermis), promoting regeneration and rejuvenation of skin cells. They can be added to your facial cleansers, toners, oils and lotions by mixing 10-15 drops total essential oil(s) per 1 ounce liquid (do not apply essential oils directly to skin undiluted). You can also add essential oil(s) to facial steams and saunas. Works great with Shea Butter or Coco Butter pure.
  • Normal Skin: Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rose.
  • Dry Skin: Hemp Oil, Jojoba, Avocado, Grape Seed, Chamomile, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose, Sandalwood.
  • Oily Skin: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon.
  • Sensitive Skin: Chamomile, Jasmine, neroli, Rose.
  • Aged Skin/Wrinkles: Hemp Oil, Jojoba, Avocado, Grape Seed, Frankincense, Jasmine, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose.
  • Chapped Skin: Hemp Oil, Jojoba, Avocado, Grape Seed, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood.
Hair Care
Essential oils improve the health of the scalp, regulate oil secretion, and strengthen and stimulate the roots of the hair. Geranium, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang are suited for dry or damaged hair; mix 10-15 drops per 1 oz Of jojoba oil and massage into scalp and hair (can leave in hair, or apply heat for thirty minutes and shampoo). Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Clary Sage are suited for oily hair; mix 5-10 drops total into 16 oz warm water, use as final rinse after shampooing. Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang stimulate hair growth. Cedarwood, Patchouli, Rosemary, and Tea Tree help eliminate dandruff. (We highly recommend Hemp and Jojoba oil as a rejuvenator.
Perfume
Use essential oils as a pure and simple alternative to synthetic commercial perfumes which may contain harsh chemicals and animal products, and may be tested on animals. Rub a drop of your favorite (non-irritating, non-photosensitive) essential oil(s) onto your skin and enjoy their mood-enhancing, aromatic qualities.