The Healing Art of Using Essential Oils

October 1, 2017

 

The methods of use are what make aromatherapy one of the most beautiful and indulgent of all the complementary therapies. There are so many ways to enjoy the captivating aromas of our pure singular essential oils, 3% precious dilutions and blended aromatherapy essential oils. We have compiled the most popular methods of applications for you to start enjoying your healing aromatherapy journey!

 

Essential oils are highly concentrated and are not to be taken orally and must be diluted, usually with carrier oils, before being applied directly onto the skin.  Botanical Elixir recommends choosing 3 singular essential oils to create a balanced and beautiful aromatherapy blend, or use our therapeutic aromatherapy blends that have been carefully created to assist you with an array of healing benefits.

 

If creating your own unique combination, we recommend you use singular essential oils and use the following ratios for a beautifully balanced blend; 3 drops of Top Note, 2 drops of Middle Note and 1 drop of Base Note. The basic rule for blending is for every 12 ml of any base product add 6 drops of essential oil.

 

Bathing

Bathing is the most beautiful and nurturing method of use in the practice of Aromatherapy. Add 6 drops in total of your chosen oils to either 12ml of Luxe Foaming Gel or Light Massage Oil and disperse into the bath water. Agitate the surface of the bath and then immerse body and relax for 10 – 20 minutes.

 

Body Cream

Add 25 drops of pre-blended essential oils or 3 singular oils and mix into 50g of Luxe Cream Base. Massage into your body to hydrate dry skin - works best after bathing or showering.

 

Body Scrub

Mix 4 tablespoons of salt or sugar and add to with 50ml of Light Massage Oil and add 20 drops of your chosen essential oil blend and massage vigorously into the entire body and rinse off. Your skin will feel silky soft. Finish with Luxe Base Cream and your favourite oil blend.

 

Compress

Choose 3 essential oils and add 1 drop of each to a basin of warm water. Agitate the water thoroughly. Soak a face cloth to the face, holding for 5 seconds. Release and repeat.

 

Facial Oil Mask

Simply warm 12ml of Luxe Cream or Luxe Massage Oil and add 3 drops of pure essential oil and massage into the skin. Use long flowing strokes and leave for 30 minutes to gain the full benefits of the chosen oils.

 

Foot Bath

Choose three essential oils and add 2 drops of each to a large bowl of water mixed with Luxe Foaming Gel. Mix the water well to disperse the oil molecules. Soak your feet for 15 minutes.

 

Hair Oil

Choose three essential oils and add 2 drops of each to a 12ml of Light or Luxe Massage Oil and shake well. Comb through the hair, massaging into the scalp. Leave on overnight and wash out in the morning for a deep conditioning treatment that will leave hair soft and shiny.

 

Hair Rinse

Choose three essential oils. Add 2 drops of each to a 100ml blending bottle filled with warm water and you can add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and shake well. Rinse through the hair, massaging the scalp to add shine and lustre to the hair. Do not rinse out and dry and style as usual.

 

Healing Swab

Choose three essential oils and add 2 drops of each essential oil to a basin of warm water. Agitate the water thoroughly. Bathe the affected area with the aromatic water and a cotton wool pad.

 

Hydrating Body Treatment

Choose 3 essential oils and add 2 drops of each to 12ml of Massage Base Oil or Luxe Base Cream. Apply richly to the entire body, starting at the feet and working up toward the neck with a vigorous circular motion.

 

Inhalation

Add 3 drops in total of your chosen essential oils to a bowl of hot steamy water. Place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for 10 minutes. The essential oil molecules are absorbed by via your respiratory system.

 

Liquid Soap

Mix 50ml of Luxe Foaming Gel and add 25 drops of your chosen essential oil blend or a combination of 3 singular oils and add to a hand soap pump. Your hands will smell divine.

 

Massage

Massage is the most powerful and effective method of use in the practice of Aromatherapy. Via the sense of touch the individual is stimulated while the essential oils penetrate the body. Choose 3 essential oils and add 2 drops of each or 6 drops of pre-blended essential oils into 12ml of Luxe Massage or Light Massage Oil.

 

Perfume

Make a blend of 3 essentials and add 2 drops of each to 10ml of Luxe Massage Oil and pour into a roll on bottle. Leave to synergise for a week as use as a beautiful and individualised perfume.

 

Shower Gel

Mix 25 drops of your 3 chosen essential oils or pre-blended oil blend and add to 50ml of Luxe Foaming Gel and put into a pump bottle and use daily in the shower to invigorate the senses and start your morning refreshed.

 

Spritz

Spritzing is one of the most versatile and effective methods of use in the practice of Aromatherapy. Simply fill a small spray bottle with 90 ml of distilled

water. Choose three essential oils and add 2 drops of each into the bottle filled with water. Shake well before spritzing into surrounding air and it will last 7-10 days.

 

Tissue Method

Add 1-3 drops of pure essential oils to a tissue. Inhale deeply and you can put this under your pillowcase to smell all night. This is great for colds, anxiety, stress, and to aid a deep sleep (particularly for children).

Vaporising

                                                                                        

Vaporisation is the most popular and versatile method of use in the practice of Aromatherapy. It is the first point of entry for essential oils via the sense of smell. Fill your vaporiser or diffusers with water, to the level indicated and add 6 - 9 drops in total of pure essential oils.

 

Enjoy the healing aromatherapy oil journey and for more information please visit our website www.botanicalelixir.com.au.

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