Some Ways to Use Essential Oils

12:37 PM Posted by jo

It can be confusing to figure out how to use the essential oils. After all they come in a small bottle and it is easy to think they might not last long. A few drops of essential oils can last a long time and in Aromatherapy less is better.

I like to add essential oils to an oil lamp or a diffuser to get the effect I want. Sometimes I just want to purify the air with some lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus or tea tree. Other times I want to add some oils like lavender, bergamot, or chamomile for some relaxing moments, which is great if you want your children to wind down a little bit.

You can also add essential oils to a spritzer bottle and spray in the air to kill off airborne microorganisms.

I wrote down some suggestions on ways to incorporate essential oils into your lives, but don't let it stop you from trying new ways.

2 oz. glass bottle
1 ¾ oz. distilled or filtered water
10-30 drops essential oils
¼ Add witch hazel or vodka to emulsify the oils. Important for thick oils like jasmine and myrrh.

Roll-ons (great for making your own perfumes)
1 roll on bottle
fill ¾ with vegetable oil
add 3-8 drops of essential oils.

Steam Inhalations
4 to 6 cups of water
2 - 3 drops essential oil

Facial Massage
3-4 tsp massage oil
3-5 drops essential oils

8 oz. shampoo
80-100 drops essential oils

Body Lotion
8 oz. lotion
80 drops essential oils

Aromatic Shower
Wet wash cloth
6-8 drops of essential oils

Facial Scrubs
3-4 teaspoon carrier
2-3 drops essential oil

4-8 oz. warm or cold H2O
8-10 drops essential oils

Foot/Hand Bath
Small tub H2O
4-6 drops essential oils

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes