Uses For Essential Oils and recipes for cleaning, body care and making your home smell great! Learn all about essential oils here!!
Essential oil benefits are numerous!
There's so many uses for essential oils taking all your recipes from bland to
See the Essential Use Chart below for help in creating your own recipes and use.
Along with reading this page and the following links, you'll feel more comfortable and confident in using these oils. Make sure you read; What are essential oils Cleaning with essential oils Essential Oil Warnings, Homemade Air Fresheners Make Your Own Perfume & Most Common Essential Oils and Their Benefits
I’d like to encourage you to read each link on essential oils so you’ll not only learn all the benefits and uses for essential oils but also, what precautions to take when using these wonderful oils.
First of all, since I have said several times do not apply directly to skin (exception, lavender & tea tree) some of you may be anxious to know how to use essential oils and the best way to apply.
You should always dilute with a carrier oil. These common carrier oils are available to order right online, they're affordable and great for essential oils!
You may already have some carrier oil, the following is a list of all acceptable carrier oils::
Almond, apricot kernel, avocado, calendula, evening primrose, grape seed, hazelnut, jojoba, macadamia, olive, sesame, walnut, wheatgerm.
The lighter the oil, the better and these oils should be kept refrigerated until used (refrigerated they’ll last approx. 1 year) – avoiding rancid oils.
Uses for essential oils can be mixed in water, milk or pure lotions.
Pure essential oils are about 70 times more concentrated than the whole plant.
Dilutions are typically 2% - 10% for adults. (A 2.5% dilution is recommended for most purposes).
For children under 12, 1% is generally safe.
A 2.5% blend for a 1 ounce bottle of carrier oil is 15 drops of essential
1% = 6 drops per oz
2% = 12
3% = 18
5% = 30
10% = 60
Baths – Using Your Favorite Oil(s)
Do not add the oil to a running bath, the oils evaporate so instead add to your filled bath and mix by hand before entering.
For ages 12- adult, add about 7 drops.
Children between 5 and 12 (and elderly) add 4 drops
For ages between 1-5 and pregnant women, add 2 drops.
Aromatic baths are excellent for skin problems, circulatory problems, respiratory symptoms, stress and nervous tension, insomnia, muscular and menstrual pains.
Facial Steam - See 1 - 5 drops on hot water in a pot, leaning over hot water, cover your head with a towel to allow steam to your face.
Excellent skin treatment also great for opening sinuses and congestion.
Compresses - 10 drops oil in 4 oz hot water, soak cloth and wrap or place on affected area.
bruises, wounds, muscular aches and pains, dysmenorrhea and skin problems. Individual benefits of essential oils will help you decide which oils to use. (Uses for essential oils for specific health concerns should require more research or advice by a professional)
Cleaning - Some essential oils offer anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, enhancing your cleaning products. See Cleaning with Essential Oils and for more cleaning recipes, visit HOMEMADE CLEANERS
Skin Care - Some oils offer benefits for skin care
ranging from acne to wrinkles, for recipes you can visit
SKIN CARE RECIPES that offers several links and options.
Natural Air Freshener & Aroma therapy visit Homemade Air Fresheners for great recipes, tips and ideas.
Since we’re focusing on natural products for cleaning and body care and less on health treatments, I won’t go into much detail on how to use essential oils for health issues but will occasionally touch on it.
cover this topic by visiting the additional links below, I’m sure you’ll feel better about introducing the oils into
your home, and will soon be drawn to your favorites. Feel free to share your ideas and
most of all, have fun!!
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