Last post we spoke about the Introduction to Essential Oil and the benefits of Inhalation.
Below are a few simple methods of Inhalation and Diffusing essential oils into the air around you:
- Tissue or Cotton ball
How it works? Place 2-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue or cotton ball and keep it near you, inhaling as often as you like. Will last several hours, simple and accessible to all.
- Create a Room Spray
Always one of my favorite options! Recipes coming soon for Room Sprays and Essential oil blends.
- Fan Diffuser
Handy in the car on warm days, remember the sun is your friend.
- Necklace Diffuser
For example Terracotta Pendants are great. There are also other types of necklaces that have a container to hold a small amount of Essential oil so you have it handy around your neck. Good for traveling.
- Electronic Diffuser
They are awesome and I recommend getting the best quality diffuser that you can afford for diffusing your Essential oils. It is money well spent, will waste little to none of the oils and will work well for a long time if you clean and take care of them. They work well in the nighttime with powerful respiratory essential oils for cold, flu, asthma, bronchitis, etc..
Next up- Topical application.
One of the big differences between Topical application of Essential oils and Inhalation is that for Topical use you must always dilute the Essential oils with carrier oils, lotions, or butters before applying directly on the skin. Since Essential oils are so potent and concentrated, this is very important!
Some Essential oils are known to be gentler than others, like Lavender for instance. Personally, I would still dilute pure Lavender Essential oil with fractionated coconut oil (for example) before ever using it on my body.
With some oils, which are considered more “hot” (think Cinnamon, Oregano, Black pepper) the dilution needs to be even higher to always be on the safe side. Whenever I am blending with a “hot” Essential oil, I double the dilution to make sure the blend
Topical application of Essential oils has many benefits: for painful areas in the body, tension, wounds and injuries, for taking care and deeply nourishing the body and more. With butters, lotions and scrubs using Essential oils and other natural, organic ingredients, they will not only make your skin feel incredible, but can assist in the treatment of many skin conditions.
I will be offering up lots of yummy recipes for essential oil blends, room sprays, body scrubs, bath salts, facials, bug sprays and more… so stay tuned!