Getting Started With Essential Oils

10:50 AM Posted by jo

It can be confusing when you are new to essential oils. They can be used in many different ways and each essential oil has many therapeutic properties. I put together some links to pages that I think are useful for a beginner.

Essential oils are safe to use as long as you follow the recommended dosage and research the contraindications before you use them. Some oils are contraindicated in certain conditions and others should not be applied prior to sun exposure. People with allergies should perform a skin patch test. A skin patch test is also recommended for children and when you use oils that may cause skin sensitivity. Pregnant women should consult a health care professional when starting any type of heath program

Essential Oil Safety Post
Before You Start
How to Perform a Skin Patch Test
Is Aromatherapy Safe in Pregnancy?

Administration & Dilution
There are many advantages of using essential oils. One advantage is the many ways essential oils can be administered in. The two most popular methods of administration are topical application and inhalation. When applied topically and inhaled the essential oils are almost immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. Inhaled oils don't have to go through the digestive system to enter the blood stream.

How to Dilute the Essential Oils
Topical Application
Inhaling Essential Oils 
Some Ways to Use Essential Oils
Even More Ways to Use Essential Oils
Are You Diffusing the Oils Correctly?
Aromatic Compress for Bruising
The French, English, and German Way of Using Essential Oils
The Vita Flex Technique
The Raindrop Technique
My Favorite Diffuser
Benefits of Adding Essential Oils to Massage

Essential Oils for First Aid
It is always best to be prepared before something happens. Essential oils have anti-fungal, anti-viral, antibacterial, pain relieving, and decongestant properties. Some oils have traditionally been used for wound healing and burns as well. For example, Lavender is an excellent oil to keep in your first aid kit. It is a very versatile oil and gentle enough to use neat, or undiluted in children. It is antiseptic and is be helpful in flu, wounds, catarrh, cystitis, colds and coughs.

Lavender to the Rescue
Using Essential Oils on Children-Fever
If I Only Had Three Bottles
Sunburn And Insect Spray
Make an Easy Antiseptic Vinegar

Aromatherapy for Children
Using Essential Oils on Newborn
Using Essential Oils in Infants- 2 - 12 Months
Using Essential Oils On Children- Fever
Using Essential Oils in Infants-Coughs and Colds
Chicken Pox- What to Do Naturally
Using Essential Oils on Infants- Teething
Using Essential Oils on Children- Fungal Infections
Calming an Overactive Child

Immunity, Colds & Flu
Essential Oils for Immunity
Essential Oil Blends that Support the Respiratory and Immune System
Toxic Mold vs. Essential Oils
The Common Cold
Soothing Throat Gargle and Spray
Preparing for Cold and Flu Season
Essential Oils and Bronchitis

These are just some of the pages on my blog to get you started. You can also check out the The Conditions Section  for tips on how to use essential oils for back pain, indigestion, stress, sleep problems, vericose veins, adrenal health, thyroid health, anxiety, various pains, anxiety, asthma and more. The Female Health Section covers topics such as menstrual cramps and essential oils especially for women. The Skin Care Section shares some great advise on how to incorporate essential oils into your skin care regimen.

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