Bath – Adding a 4-8 drops of essential oil, mixed in with a small amount of carrier, like milk or oil, to a bath is effective for soothing sore muscles, supporting respiratory health, enhancing sleep and uplifting your mood. Choose your essential oil(s) according to your needs and aroma preferences. For instance, for sleep you may enjoy a combination of lavender and vetiver, etc...
Diffusion – Diffusing can be as simple as putting a few drops of oil on a tissue, or placing oils in an electrical diffuser that spreads the aroma throughout the room.
Room and Body Spray – Create sprays by adding essential oils to distilled water. Shake before use. Sprays can be used as personal perfumes, room deodorizers and facial toners.
Steam inhalation – Steam inhalation can effectively support your respiratory system, while clearing nasal passages. This is the best method to prevent or treat respiratory infections. Simply add 2 drops of essential oil, like eucalyptus or ravintsara, to steaming water, place towel over your head and hot water, and breathe it in.
Nasal inhaler – Custom blended nasal inhalers are a convenient and efficient use of our natural plant resources. Use as needed to support respiratory health, decrease stress and anxiety, enhance your immune system, boost cognitive function or assist with hormone regulation.
Skin lotion – Essential oils have numerous healing properties and are particularly useful when addressing skin issues such as itchy skin, rashes, scars, or insects bites, as well as for muscle aches and pains.
Massage oil – Therapeutic massage benefits are greatly enhanced by adding oils that specifically increase circulation, relieve pain, nourish the skin, promote hormone balance, enhance mood and support emotional well-being.
Natural Perfume – By adding your favorite essential oils to jojoba or fractionated coconut oils, you can create a synthetic free perfume option.
Salt or Sugar Scrubs – Adding skin nourishing essential oils to salt or sugar, along with oils like jojoba, sweet almond or coconut can be an outstanding natural skin exfoliant and moisturizer.
A Word about Internal Use of Essential Oils – The use of essential oils orally, vaginally or rectally should only be done to address a specific health concern, with chemically appropriate essential oils at calculated doses, for a specified period of time, and only under the guidance of a clinically trained aromatherapy professional. Casual/daily internal use of chemically potent essential oils has the potential to cause gastrointestinal inflammation/corrosion, and/or elevate liver enzymes, indicating a liver is under stress.
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