Essential Oil Facts & Info 2

Essential Oils can be utilized for many external uses & inhalation. Essential oils are highly concentrated, topical use should be done with extreme care and caution. Inhalation of Essential Oils should be used for purposes suggested and should be also done with caution and care. Please consult an aromatherapy book for in-depth description of uses and purposes. We recommend The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, by Julia Lawless.

Aromatic Bath, Hot Tub or Sauna: place 4 – 10 drops in the water. It is recommended to put the drops into the water immediately before entering. Gently stir the water to disperse the oil. For sauna, we recommend that you dilute the oil with 70 – 90 % water and spray on rocks and into the air. Essential oils may also be blended with Sea Salt for use in the bath.

Aromatic Compress: Put 3-5 drops into a hot or cold basin or bowl of water depending the need for a compress. Cold water will contract the skin tissue and warm water will relax the skin tissue. Fold a clean cloth and submerge it into the water, and then squeeze the excess water from the compress into the basin. Apply immediately to the painful area.

Aromatic Facial Steam: Use 1 -2 drops of oil per cup of boiling water. Place drops into the bowl or basin after the water has boiled. Stir the water to disperse the oil. Immediately place a towel over your head and place your face as close as possible to the aromatic steam with out causing any discomfit.

Aromatic Massage: Use 5 – 10 drops of essential oil per 2 – 8 oz. of carrier oil. We recommend Sweet Almond, Safflower, Grapeseed, Jojoba, or Apricot Kernel Oils. These wonderful carrier oils also make great Body Oils.

Steam Inhalation: We recommended inhalation for respiratory problems such colds, sinuses and coughs. Inhalation can also be used for headaches. Place 3 – 5 drops of essential oil on a tissue or handkerchief. Hold it under your nose and then breathe deeply. Also placing a small, open bottle of essential oil can have the same effect.

Environmental & Room Fragrancing: Electronic diffusers are an easy and effective way to fragrance a room for esthetic and therapeutic purposes. Use only pure essential oils or synergies of pure essential oils never use essential oils cut with carrier oils in diffusers as they will clog the diffuser. Use essential oils and diffusers instead of aerosol room fresheners.

We offer a wide range of Aromatherapy and Bath & Body Products scented with pure therapeutic grade essential oils for all aspects of use including stress relief, healing, relaxation and intent.

Aromatherapy Facts & Info

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, absolute oils and hydrosols. For some uses aromatherapy may include the use fragrance oils. Aromatherapy is an off-shoot of herbology. The use of aromatherapy may be best known in these areas:

  • Skin Care or Aesthetic – effects essential oils have on skin and hair care.
  • Emotional or Psycho – aromas are known to have effects on our emotions, moods and feelings; aka aromachology.
  • Holistic or Spiritual Healing – the combination the spiritual healing with the body, mind and soul.
  • Medical or Healing – the effects essential oils have in healing, enhancing and maintaining good health.

The word Aromatherapy was coined in the 1920’s by French perfumer Rene Gattefosse.

Aromatherapy has been used for over 6000 years. The Chinese were perhaps the first culture to use aromatic plants for well-being. They burned incense to create harmony and balance.

The use of aromatherapy is a personal and lifestyle choice – one that can bring pleasure, beauty and well being to the users life. Pleasure is described as a source of enjoyment. One should not deny themselves the pleasure and benefits of pure Lavender Essential Oil from France? Lavender Essential Oil is soothing to dry and inflamed skin, it is uplifting and aids PMS. By understanding how to use aromatherapy daily you can enjoy the benefits of these wonderful Essential Oils and help to maintain a healthy balance in your life.

Aromatherapy is among the fastest growing fields in alternative and holistic medicine. Aromatherapy is widely used in clinics and hospitals for treatment of pain relief, for labor pain, for relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy, and for the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Essential oils stimulate and nourish your skin, they enhance your immune system and stimulate the senses. The use of Aromatherapy and or Essential Oils extends to Skin Care, Hair Care and other Personal Care Products, Candles, Incense, Potpourri and other Home Enhancements.

Essential Oils are often described for their various odors and scents, also known as “notes”:

  • Floral – Rose, Jasmine, Lilac, Gardenia
  • Citrus – Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Tangerine
  • Mint – Peppermint, Spearmint
  • Woody – Cedarwood, Sandalwood
  • Herbaceous – Basil, Marjoram, Thyme
  • Earthy – Oakmoss, Patchouli
  • Spicy – Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg

Recommended Reading: The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by, Julia Lawless; The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood; and 375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols by, Jeanne Rose.

We offer a wide range of Aromatherapy and Bath & Body Products for all aspects of use including stress relief, healing, relaxation and intent.