HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils have many physically and mentally medicating properties. These properties include antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, strengthening immunity, improvement of blood circulation and lymphatic circulation, relief of pains and cramps, elimination of body slag and toxic substances, vitalization of body functions and balance of endocrine system.
Essential oils are aromatic oils obtained flowers, leaves, fruits, bark, resin and roots of plants. Their strong scent can activate human physiological functions and emotional balance.
Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, massage, fragrance lamps and oils burners, foot bath, perfume or in different rituals. Aromatherapy massage and baths with essential oils absorb through the skin and through the lungs and the blood circulation reach all parts of the body. Inhalation of the scent molecules of essential oils affect the brain through organ functions and the psyche.
Essential oils should always be diluted before use, and they should not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Some oils, such as lavender, rose, nerolia and tea tree can be used undiluted on a small area of skin.
Some oils are toxic in large doses or can cause skin reactions. Always follow the dosing instructions. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. Keep the oils out of the reach of children.
Limited and selective use of essential oils is recommended for children, seriously ill, pregnant, or breast-feeding mothers.
Those suffering from high blood pressure should avoid rosemary, thyme and sage.
Epilepsy does not combine with fennel, rosemary or sage.
Essential oils should not be used internally.
At home, base oils can be mixed with essential oils to massage lightly and locally on the back, stomach, hands and feet, or a specific problem area. The most important thing is to dilute the essential oils and avoid too strong dilutions, which may cause skin irritation or nervous reactions. In a tablespoonful (15 ml) of cold-pressed base oil - e.g. almond, apricot stone or grape seed oil - add maximum of 6 drops of essential oil.
The warm temperature of water helps the absorption of an essential oils through the skin and the warm aromatic steam enters the body through breathing. A bath with essential oil cleans the body but also the mind. Add 3-6 drops of essential oil in the bath water. Some essential oils are stronger than others, and are used in baths for up to 2 drops. These include rosemary, cedar, ginger, thyme, peppermint, basil, black pepper, lemon balm. Gentle oils such as lavender, chamomile etc. can be used in larger quantities. Essential oils are insoluble in water, so they can be first mixed with a natural emulsifier such as a small amount of honey, cream, Molkosan or whey.
HOT HIP BATH's duration is 10-15 minutes. The water should be relatively hot and extend to the waist. Add 1 drop of essential oil per liter of water first mixed with a natural emulsifier. Hot hip bath is used to relieve genitals, bowel and pelvic organs pain and inflammation.
COLD hip bath, 'rejuvenation bath", stimulates sexual organs and the spinal column and refreshes the blood. The water temperature is 10-18 °C and duration of the bath is 3-5 minutes.
For EXCHANGE BATHS you need two bathtubs, the second one could be a plastic children's tub. The hot water temperature is 37-38 degrees. Sit there for first five minutes, after which exchange to cold water from 10 to 18 °C for 5 to 10 seconds. The same is repeated twice. Exchange baths affect significantly most of the diseases of the internal organs, all the organ functions of the body and increase vitality. Also suitable for hand and foot baths.
FOOT AND HAND BATHS
Add 15-20 drops of essential oil into a bowl just before the bath. The water should be tolerably hot and cover the ankles or wrists. An effective bath is up to 10 minutes long. Foot and hand baths treat efficiently flu, colds, nervous pains and varicoses.
FRAGRANCE LAMP or OIL BURNER
The fragrance lamp is used to warm essential oils in water inserted in the ceramic or glass burner, 3-7 drops of essential oil at a time. When heating the water, it releases an aromatic steam and the scent fills the air of the room. The fragrance lamp is used to influence mood and focus, to purify the air in the room and prevent infections.
SPRAY BOTTLE or POTPOURRI
Water mixed with essential oils can be sprayed with a spray bottle into the room or other space. Lemon, eucalyptus and peppermint are used to remove unpleasant odors for example, from smoky rooms.
- Relaxing and sensual essential oils, sprayed or in frangrance lamp, neroli and ylang ylang
- Spices, herbs and fruit scents, for example. Cardamom and orange
- Refreshing bergamot, lemon or lime, drop a few drops in wash basins and into the toilet after cleaning
Home office and car
- Promote concentration and focus with rosemary, basil or lemon scents, sniffed in handkerchiefs, using sprays or a fragrance lamp on the desk.
- Open and clean respiratory tracts with scents such as eucalyptus or pine.
Closets and cabinet drawers
- Freshen the scent with the help of cotton balls or stones. Traditional moth repellent: lavender oil.
- The scent of potpourri can be refreshed with essential oils. Perfume your suitcase overnight prior to packaging with the addition of essential oils.
- Wallet, rubber boots and gym shoes, gloves, scarves, underwear, a book, a letter ...
MASSAGE 6-8 drops to 15 ml of base oil
Bath water 3-6 drops emulsified with honey, soap, molkosan.
CHILDREN 1 YEAR and under: a drop of lavender, chamomile or mandarin mixed with a tablespoon of oil massage or bath water. The oil can be massaged gently and clockwise on the soles of the feet of the baby, for example, in cases of colic or stomach ache.
1-5 YEARS: 2-3 drops of oils suitable for children in a tablespoon of base oil for massage or bath water.
6-12 YEARS: the same oils as for adults, but half the dose.
During pregnancy, the first 1-4 months mandarin, neroli and geranium. After the fifth month of pregnancy, also frankincense, orange, lemon and sandalwood. Other oils should be avoided.
Source: Aduki Ltd