A Very Simple Quick Guide On How To Dilute & Use Aromatherapy Essential Oilsposted on 12 June 2016 | posted in essential oils | ( 1 ) Comments
You've read about the wonderful effects of Aromatherapy, you get your oils and now you want to start using them. but alas you need to dilute them and now you're feeling a bit stuck how do we do that safely?
with so much information you can start to feel a bit overwhelmed!
ive put together a little blog to simplify the dilution of Aromatherapy essential oils (with the handy little chart) as a extra bonus i've included information on how to apply them
keep reading all will be revealed... first we need to think about our dilution oil?
DILUTION DILUTION DILUTION
First let's talk about dilution there are two types of oil...
base carrier oils- which needs no dilution at all.
essential oils -Generally all neat essential oils need to be diluted with a base/carrier oil (click here for more information on carrier oils and there properties) before being applied to the skin some essential oils you buy are prediluted or preblended *please check this before applying to your skin*
why is dilution necessary?
dilution is required as essential oils are very powerful and highly concentrated and may cause skin irritations if used incorrectly .
so first of all you need to decide on which base oil carrier you would like or need to use for your dilution?
Some of the commonly used carrier oils include:
Another use for carrier oils blended with essential oils is that they are often applied during massage, acting as a needed lubricating agent when working larger areas and muscles. One advantage of carrier oils is that they do not evaporate like essential oils that tend to evaporate quicker when applied neat. Carrier oils actually aid in absorption. Incorporate carrier oils for massaging, making lotions, serums, rubs, and creams for use on babies, children, elderly, and sensitive areas.
applying the oil
The above dilution charts are very cautious and are perfect for those that are new to using and mixing their own essential oil blends so blend with confidence and enjoy
essential oils are strong and need to be respected a few important points to be aware of.....
a good rule (as with all things) if in doubt leave it out!
Please remember that I am not a doctor nor a trained healthcare professional. The information that I am providing is meant for informational purposes only and I can't diagnose or prescribe medications for you. This disclaimer acts as the explicit waiver of any liability,
products referred to are not intended to or guaranteed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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