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Essential oils, when used safely, can truly enhance the lives of those who experience them. Knowledge is essential in the use of these oils. Learn the types of uses and the individual properties of each oil you are using. Enjoy the oils... they are truly a gift.

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Basically there are three ways to use essential oils, topically (direct to the skin), by inhalation, and internally.

Topically
Essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, however we recommend that a test with a diluted sample be tried first, see safety precautions. If you have no reaction, try one or two drops of essential oil to two or three locations on the body, inside of the elbow and ear lobes are amongst the favorite spots, gently massage in.

Bath
Try 5 to 15 drops added after the tub is drawn, gently stir to disperse the oil, soak and enjoy.

Footbath
Use 5 to 10 drops essential oil per quart of water.

Fragrant body water
Mix 5 to 10 drops of oil to 4ozs of water.


Inhalation
Probably the simplest form of diffusion is to put 2 or 3 drops of essential oil onto a handkerchief or tissue and hold under the nose, in the way posies of old were used. Breathing the oils will stimulate your body to create antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters, all vital to building good health and a strong immune system.

Ceramic diffuser lamps
Well warm a mixture of water and essential oil over a candle or electric heat source to diffuse the aroma into the room. Most diffuser lamps hold about 1/4 cup of water, start with 10 to 15 drops of essential oil, add more if needed. But careful, more is not always better, some oils such as lavender, sedating at low levels are stimulating at high dilution.

Electric diffusers
Use a small air pump and nebulizing chamber in which air and essential oils are mixed and then released into the room. Simply attach your bottle of your favorite essential oil to the diffuser.

Unglazed porous clay diffusers
These clay diffusers absorb the oil and through room heat will diffuse the aroma into the surrounding atmosphere, they work better if placed in the warm sun through a window, use 10 to 15 drops of essential oil, add more as needed.

Atomizer spray
Use a blend of 20 drops essential oil to 4oz of water, shake as you spray into the room, the oil and water do not usually mix and stays in suspension for only a short time. This method will act quickly to purify and freshen the whole house.

Inhalant
Use 3 - 5 drops of oil in a bowl of hot water. CAUTION never use an inhalation during an asthma attack.

Internally
It is not our policy to advise on taking oils internally. There are essential oils that are generally regarded as safe for internal use by the FDA, and there are oils that are safe for food use, but care should be taken as to the amount used. Therefore, we suggest that essential oils never be taken internally unless it is in a product intended for that use, with clear directions on dosages or serving sizes, and it is from a company you trust. Your health care provider should be consulted before taking internally for any health related condition.

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is provided for education only. We cannot dispense medical or health advice.  Please consult your health care professional.

 

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