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.
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.
- 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.