Olis Essencials: Com fer-los servir. Essential Oils: How to use them.
Elaboració pròpia d’olis essèncials a partir de plantes i àrbres del nostre entorn.
Essential oils are often applied in diluted form, with a carrier vegetable oil (almond, olive, wheat germ or grape seed oils etc).
EssenciesCat provide ready made diluted blends (see Essence 1-6) to safely apply from once to 4 times a day as needed on different locations on your body. Allow the oil to absorb for 2-3 minutes before getting dressed to avoid staining clothing.
Before applying oils, wash your hands with soap and water.
Massage : Apply the blend on the skin and massage in. Use a warm compress (cloth soaked in hot water, covered with dry cloth to seal the heat) after applying essential oils for deeper penetration. Leave the cloth for 15-30 minutes. Remove immediatley if uncomfortable. Cold packs (frozen peas and other veg) applied after applying essential oils when treating inflamed or swollen tissues.
Indirect Inhalation : Drop 1 or 2 drops neat essential oil on your pillow and enjoy soothing aroma all night. Or wear as a perfoume or cologne : Rub two or more drops on your chest, or: neck, supper sternum, wrist, under your nose, ears and enjoy the fragnance throughout the day.
Direct Inhalation : Place 2 or more drops on your left hand and rub clockwise with your right hand. Cup your hands together over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply – (Don’t touch your eyes).
Add several several drops of essential oil into a diffusor or bowl of hot water. Inhale the steaming vapours that rise from it or enjoy your house, office or car with your chosen essential oil during several hours.
Ingestion: It is possible to ingest 1 or 2 drops of essential oils on a spoonful of honey, mix of olive oil or glass of water.
Please consult an aromatherapist. NOT ALL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SAFE TO INGEST.
There are many creative ways of using essential oils. Enjoy finding the ones that suit you and your family!