Topically

Aromatherapy & Essential Oils                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

I’ve been sharing about the different ways that essential oils can be used and today we’ll talk about topical application.

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The process of placing an Essential Oil on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails or mucous membranes of the body. The following list gives you an idea of how to specifically use essential oils topically:

  • Direct (local) application on the area of concern. For example placing Peppermint Essential Oil on the forehead for a headache.
  • Rub on the bottoms of the feet where oils will absorb more readily because the pores are larger.
  • Behind the ears and on the wrists.
  • Rub on the back of the neck to positively affect the mood.
  • Other uses include Massage, Reflexology, Auricular Therapy, Hot compress, Bath water, AromaTouch Technique.
When using essential oils it’s important to follow a few safety guidelines to create the best experience possible:
  • Dilute Essential Oils with a carrier oil for young or sensitive skin.
  • Dilute “hot” oils such as cinnamon, clove, and oregano. 1 drop essential oil to 3 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil.
  • Small doses throughout the day for new essential oil users. Start with 1-2 drops every 4-6 hours. *Dose varies on size, age, overall, and health status.
  • Avoid around eyes, in the eyes, inner ears, broken or damaged skin.
  • Water will intensify, i.e. cinnamon will feel even warmer. Oil will dilute, i.e. cinnamon will feel less warm.
  • Use caution when pregnant and with serious illnesses.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

To learn even more about essential oils, attend an AromaYoga Workshop: “Connect to Heart Center” with RYT-200 Michelle Brannan.

Date: TBD

“Tune in to the harmony of the heart.” An energetic yoga flow with heart opening asanas (poses) that will deepen our connection to our heart and in turn our life. Essential oils that will be used include Cedarwood, White Fir, Geranium, Peppermint, Lavender, Wild Orange, and Balance Blend.
Check back to read about the powerful properties and many uses of the above listed essential oils and other essential oil uses.
Can’t make the workshop? Attend another Yoga class with Michelle
Shop for Essential Oils:
myserenity.michelle@outlook.com  . 402.227.5697