Probably the simplest form of
diffusion is to put 2
or 3 drops of essential oil onto a handkerchief or tissue and hold
under the nose, in the way posies of old were used. Breathing the oils
will stimulate your body to create antibodies, endorphins and
neurotransmitters, all vital to building good health and a strong
Warm a mixture of water and
essential oil over a
candle or electric heat source to diffuse the aroma into the room. Most
aroma lamps hold about 1/4 cup of water, start with 10 to 15 drops of
essential oil, add more if needed. But careful, more is not always
better, some oils such as lavender, sedating at low levels are
stimulating at high dilution.
blend of 20 drops essential oil to 4oz of water, shake as you spray
into the room, the oil and water do not usually mix and stays in
suspension for only a short time. This method will act quickly to
purify and freshen the whole house.
See: Body Mist
Very few essential oils can
be applied directly to
the skin, and I recommend that a test with a diluted sample be tried
first. (See: safety precautions).
If you have no reaction, try one or two drops of essential oil to two
or three locations on the body, inside the elbow and ear lobes are
amongst the favorite spots, gently massage in. The best way to apply
essential oils directly to the skin is in a dilution of vegetable oil,
body lotion, or cream.
& Body Lotion | Massage
Oil | Moisturizing
Try 5 to 15 drops added after
your bath is drawn,
gently stir to disperse the oil, soak and enjoy.
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It is not my policy to advise
on food supplements,
and suggest that only essential oils approved for food use be taken