#1. Body Oils for Moisturizing, Massage, and Medicinal agents. Use 15-30 drops of essential oil for each ounce of carrier oil. (See carrier oils, right column.)
For body moisturizing. Apply blend to damp body after bathing. May use a single oil or a combination of oils to equal 15 drops per oz. for body use. Lavender blend makes an excellent substitute for baby oils and baby lotions which are full of chemicals. (Avoid mineral oil.)
Illness and Inflammation. Use 30 drops of essential oils for specific use, i.e. indigestion, colds, fever, etc. Use 2-3 times per day when treating conditions. May apply to feet, underarms or directly to affected area; arthritic flare-ups.
#2. Facial Oil. Add 15 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of pure, Aleish Jojoba oil. (Use either lavender, rosewood, frankincense or geranium.)
#3. Scalp Oil. Add 15-30 drops to each oz. of Aleish Jojoba oil. Massage into scalp and gently pull into hair. Wash after 20 minutes. This will impart shine to dull, coarse hair. Pick oils according to problems. Use lavender or rosewood for dry, damaged hair.
#4. Therapeutic Baths. A long lost art used by ancient Romans. Can be very healing. (Hydrotherapy)
Add 5-10 drops of pure essential oil to water after tub is full. Stir water and soak for 20 minutes. Use very warm water for relaxing, and slightly cool water for energizing. You may also add one cup of epsom salts for muscle benefits. The effects will last 6-12 hours. The bath method can be used for relaxing, energizing, muscles aches, flues, colds, etc.
#5. Direct inhalation. Add 1-2 drops to tissue or handkerchief and directly inhale. May also use special Aleish inhaler. Great for sinus, colds, energy.
#6. Steam inhalation. Add 5 drops of pure oil to gentle steaming water. Form tent with towel and inhale. Great for coughs, sinus, clogged pores.
#7. Compresses. 4-6 drops in warm water. (1/4th cup.) Apply to affected site with cotton cloth.
#8. Diffusers. Electric, Clay Diffusers, Lamp Rings, etc. Follow directions on actual diffuser. Generally add water to diffuser and 5-10 drops of essential oil.
These oils are to be used when diluting oils for body use. Always use cold pressed or expeller pressed oils. They are available at health food stores.
For body use, a few choices are:
* Sesame, * Grapeseed * Sweet Almond * Apricot Kernel * Sunflower * Peanut Oil.
These oils are 100% natural and contain the vitamins and amino acids from the plant. Essential oils last indefinitely, however these carrier oils have a shelf life of only 9-12 months. You can tell when they go bad by the smell.
Once you blend your oils, best to use them within a year. They are great for the skin, and can be easily metabolized.
* Aleish Jojoba Oil. This carrier oil never goes rancid and is advised for facial formulas, scalp formulas, perfume blends, and removing eye-makeup. 100% natural.
#9. Facial Spritzer. Use 15 drops per ounce of spring water or aloe juice combined in spray bottle. Spray face before moisturizing.
#10. Perfumes. Add 30 drops of your favorite Essential Oil blend to 1 oz. of pure Aleish Jojoba Oil.
#11. Air Fresheners and Disinfecting Spray. Add 25-30 drops of essential oil to each ounce of water in spray bottle. This can be used in bathrooms, shower stalls, toilet seats, when traveling, shopping etc.
* Add a few drops to washing machine. (Lemon, orange.)
* Spray on cabinets, countertops, etc for natural cleaning and deodorizing. (Lemon Grass, Cinnamon.)
* Put a few drops in vacuum cleaner bag. (Orange.)
* Sprinkle a few drops in trash cans.
* Place a few drops on cotton ball and place in drawers, closets, etc. (Lavender, Cedar, Ylang Ylang.)
* Insert a few drops with dried herbs into simmering water for a natural potpourri. (Cinnamon, orange, spruce.)
Essential Oils are the Love of God in liquid form.
How to use Essential Oils.
Essential Oils are 75-100 times more concentrated than dried herbs.
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