While essential oils have plenty of benefits, they must be handled appropriately. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances that can cause harm to the body if not used properly. If you have never used essential oils on your skin, it is advisable to perform a skin-patch test to check for any allergic reaction.
- Dilute 3-5 drops of pure or blended essential oils in a teaspoon or 15 ml carrier oil / cream / lotion,
- Use as a rub to your feet, back, or other desired body areas.
- Using Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Blend,
- Apply a moderate amount to the painful or affected area.
- Gently massage onto the skin until fully absorbed.
- To maximize the benefits try to keep the area with a warm towel about 5 minutes after the application.
- Using Anti-Hair Loss & Scalp Care, pour a small amount of oil – about half teaspoon into a saucer and dip the tips of your fingers into the oil.
- Massage gently the scalp for about 2 minutes and let it stay for at least 45 minutes before washing hair.
- For the oils to be absorbed effectively, a warm towel may be wrapped around the head after applying.
- This is a further recommendation, but, not a requirement.
mildshampoo to wash hair.
- A few drops of this blend can also be added to your regular shampoo or conditioner to give an added boost.
- Do this every 2 days for best results.
Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Essential oils are volatile substances produced from various plant parts such as: seeds, leaves, fruits, flowers, resins, and woods. A certain oil is called "essential" in the sense that it holds the essence of the plant's fragrance and flavour from which it is obtained. These oils are mainly produced through distillation. They have therapeutic and healing properties which make them vital in aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is defined as the art and science of using aromatic plant compounds aimed to harmonize the physical body, mind and spirit. It is a type of alternative medicine that greatly uses varied essential oils to promote health & well being. It attempts to boost the body’s natural healing process by integrating the physiological, psychological and spiritual processes. Thereby attaining of what is called a “holistic” approach to healing or therapy.
Aromatherapy however, must be kept in mind that this form of cure to help ease medical conditions should be seen as complementary or alternative treatment to modern medicine. It is not a replacement of conventional medicine which employs the use of synthetic drugs and surgeries for treatment, unless so applied by a licensed medical practitioner.