(Caution: Aromatherapy is a complex art and science. Use
oils mixed in carrier oils for safety. Consider taking classes in
aromatherapy before using these oils on clients.)
art of healing using different aromas made from highly concentrated extracts
of herbs, flowers, shrubs and other plants. The oils contain substances
that have been found to be therapeutic when inhaled or applied to the skin
with a carrier oil.
Storing of oils:
Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place to ensure their effectiveness
and reduce spoilage. A dark glass bottle is best. Plastic bottles
will deteriorate with time. A glass bottle with a dropper in it will also
deteriorate, so it is best to store the dropper separately. If properly
stored, oils may last for approximately one year.
oils should not be used without mixing with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, or sweet almond oil. Oils are very potent at full strength
and may burn or cause irritation. The use of oils over a long period of
time (more than 12 weeks) may make the oil ineffective as the body builds
up a resistance to that oil.
There is some controversy about
the use of oils in a diffuser that heats the oil or placing drops on a
light bulb, or in or under a candle. The heat increases the dispersion
of the oil but may also change the properties and effects of the oils.
Use in a bath- add 8 or so drops
to bath while running water to mix thoroughly.
Use in a diffuser made especially
for essential oils
Add to a humidifier 1-10
Add to a spray bottle filled
with water. Be careful not to spray on wood surfaces as it may damage
Place a few drops on a tissue
Use in a sauna or steam
Use in a candle or place candle
under oil holder.
Aromatherapy is much more than the simplified
sections in this website. It usually takes 2 years of training and a
lifetime of experience to be knowledgeable in aromatherapy.
Do not underestimate the power of these oils!!
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