Information about using Pure Essential Oils and Carriers
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES.
When using pure essential oils please adhere to the following guidelines.
Essential oils are powerful concentrated substances distilled or extracted from plants and should always be treated with great care.
Always keep oils and products out of reach of children and pets.
Do not apply undiluted oils directly onto the skin.
Avoid any contact with the eyes or mouth.
Essential oils should never be taken orally.
If the oil is splashed onto any sensitive areas of the skin rinse off immediately.
Some oils are inflammable and should be kept away from naked flames.
Do not confuse essential oils with synthetic oils.
Your essential oil supplier should be able to tell you the precise origin of the oil and supply a batch number if required.
Do not apply essential oils to open cuts or broken and damaged skin.
Always dilute oils as guided.
Basically you need between 1 and 3% dilution for most essential oils or blends of essential oils.
3 drops of essential oil to 10 ml of carrier oil
4-5 drops of essential oil to 15 ml of carrier oil
6 drops of essential oil to 20 ml of carrier oil
15 drops of essential oil to 50 ml of carrier oil
30 drops of essential oil to 100 ml of carrier oilChildren (1 – 3 yrs) half the drops for an adult amount.
Babies (2–12 months): 1 drop or less to 10 ml carrier oil.
Using Essential Oils Around The House
Air filters or purifiers. A few drops of oil can be added to the filter pad when all the original fragrance has been lost. Pine Needle, Cypress or Lemon are good, though there is a wide choice.
Linen cupboard or drawers.You can get a nice effect by using oils of your choice. A few drops of Lavender or Geranium on a piece of paper towel which is then folded works well. They are particularly effective in linen drawers.
Tie a cotton wool ball (with some essential oils in it ) in a small piece of fabric. Suspend in the wardrobe. Patchouli, Ho Wood and Lavender for a feminine aroma or a Bergamot and Sandalwood mix for men.
Shirt drawers.A few drops of Patchouli on a paper towel under the lining paper adds a nice touch to the shirts.
Room evaporators.A few drops of oil placed on a paper towel and left on top of a radiator provides an instant fragrant room. Light oils such as Lemon, Orange and geranium for freshness. Lavender for old world charm, Sandalwood and Patchouli for mystery and allure.
Insect repellents.Little sachets of fabric can hold cloves, cotton wool, citronella and eucalyptus.
Mood rooms.Lavender or Rose absolute can be useful for relaxing. Meditation, Yoga or simply a place to clear the mind can be achieved with frankincense or Myrrh. A gymnasium or work-out room can be invigorated with Lemon or Peppermint.
Bathing with Essential Oils.
As a general rule – cool baths are stimulating, warm baths are relaxing and pleasant, hot baths are weakening and enervating.
Add oils either in a bath oil – soluble type or floating type or even directly into the water. If you add directly to the water, they normally evaporate very quickly, so that you get a better effect with a bath oil. They can uplift, relax, refresh and stimulate. Do not use citrus oils in a bath, especially neat. If you add neat oils use no more than 3 – 4 drops, for children half that and do not do it for babies.