Essential Oil Applications
Diffusing Essential Oils:
Diffusing essential oils in your home or office is a perfect way to help you relieve tension, dispel odors, and create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. When diffusing, essential oils have been reported to improve the immune system, and create a feeling of balance and wellbeing. Diffuse an Oil
Direct inhalation of essential oils is easy and brings many of the same benefits as distillation. Put several drops in the palm of your hands, cup over your nose and mouth, and breathe deeply. You may also apply oils to a handkerchief or tissue and inhale.
Use in Humidifier/Vaporizer:
Some essential oils like peppermint, lemon or frankincense make ideal additions to humidifiers. Begin by adding honey, sea salt, or bath salt to the water to emulsify the oils. Next, add 1-2 drops of essential oil directly to the water, increasing the amount as needed. (Note: Because essential oils can damage machine parts, be careful not to apply the oils directly on any part of the machine or plastic covering.)
Bath or Shower:
Add 2-3 drops of an essential oil to our special Bath Gel Base™ for an even dispersion and to prevent stronger oils from stinging sensitive areas. Our essential oil enhanced shampoos, conditioners, and bath and shower gels provide all-natural cleansing and moisturizing for hair and skin. For maximum penetration, leave them on the skin or scalp for several minutes. See our Bath and Shower Products.
Essential oils give wonderful benefits when applied directly to the skin. Because they are soluble with the liquid membranes of cell walls, essential oils have an unmatched ability to penetrate cells and and disperse within minutes throughout the body when applied topically. Always skin test an essential oil before using it. Apply one oil at a time. Essential oils can be layered.
Wearing as Perfume or Cologne
As a healthy alternative to synthetic fragrances, therapeutic-grade essential oils are all-natural and have long lasting, distinctive aromas. More and more people are wearing essential oils and enjoying the benefits oil can provide. See our Essential Oil Blends.
Creating a Compress:
A compress is ideal for soothing tired muscles or reducing inflammation. Begin by rubbing 1-3 drops on desired location – diluted or neat – depending on the oil and the skin sensitivity at that location. Cover with a damp towel. (The damp towel should be hot if you are hoping to soothe muscles. To reduce inflammation, use a cold, damp tower.) Next, cover the moist towel with a dry towel and leave in place for 10-60 minutes.
As the oil penetrates, you may experience a warming or even a burning sensation, especially in areas where the greatest benefits occur. If burning becomes uncomfortable, apply V-6 Mixing Oil™ or any pure vegetable oil.
To create your own custom massage oil, mix 3-4 drops of essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of a massage oil base such as V-6 Mixing Oil™. You may also use our premixed massage oils such as Ortho Ease™, Ortho Sport™, or Sensation™ for a soothing massage. See our Massage Oils.
Raindrop Technique™ is a kit of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed specifically for topical application during massage. Raindrop Technique™ was developed as a result of research on spinal misalignments. Click Raindrop Technique for more information.
Vita Flex Technique:
Vita Flex is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. Apply a drop or two of oil to the areas of the feet that correspond to the system of the body you wish to support. For more on the Vita Flex Technique and a Vita Flex Chart click here.
Oils that are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA may be taken internally as dietary supplements. Essential oils should always be diluted before being used as a dietary supplement. You may dilute 1 drop of essential oil in any oil-soluble liquid, such as a teaspoon of honey or 4 ounces of soy or rice milk. See Dietary Supplements
Many essential oils make excellent food flavorings – they are much more potent than tried herbs. You may want to experiment in your recipes, but some have found that dipping a toothpick in a bottle of oil and stirring it in the recipe provides sufficient flavor. To maximize the benefits of the oils, add them after cooking to avoid undue heat. Cooking Tips
A few drops of oil may be added to the washing machine, or dishwasher, to help disinfect and purify. Favorites are lemon, peppermint, Melrose™ and Purification™. Cleaning Tips
Pets and Essential Oils:
You’ll be surprised how we use essential oils on our pets for flea control, pleasant odor, Raindrop Technique on pets, even horses, and all the little things in between. Oils for Pets
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