- Method of Use
Method of Use
Although there is continual research into the specific pathways and effectiveness of each oil, essential oils are generally absorbed into the circulatory system via absorption through the skin or mucous membranes. Once the oil molecules have entered the bloodstream they travel throughout the body and affect it according to their properties/actions.
- inhalation – add two or three drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and breathe in the steam for a few minutes with a towel draped over your head to capture the steam with the aroma.
- vaporisation – the most preferred method of vaporisation is to add pure essential oils along with water to an oil burner, diffuser or vaporiser to disperse into your immediate environment for aromatherapy benefits.
- bathing – add four to six drops of pure essential oils to a hot bath along with a dispersant (such as alcohol or milk) to break up the oil on the surface of the water, which avoids the oil sensitising your skin. Caution: overuse of essential oils in the bath can cause irritation. Use only mild, non-irritating oils for the bath, such as lavender and clary sage.
- massage – using 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil into a massage oil base is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body through lymph drainage and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system. Check out our shop for massage oils and balms.
- atomisers – adding 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 200mls of distilled water along with 30mls of vodka (to emulsify the oils) and then spray on bedding, linens, towels, and use as a room spray to deodorise and disinfect the air.