|Care of Essential Oils:
If properly cared for, essential oils can have a shelf life up to seven years.
Direct sunlight and exposure to air are most damaging to essential oils. Keep your oils out of the sun and make sure the caps are tightly secured.
Try to keep your oils in a cool dry place. They are sensitive to extreme temperature changes.
Bath: fill the tub with bath water. Add & swish 9-10 drops of essential oil into the bath water.
Liquid Soap: add about 30-45 drops of essential oil to 8 ounces of unscented liquid hand soap or unscented liquid shower body wash. Shake
Body Oil: add about 12-15 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil, such as jojoba oil and shake to blend.
Body Lotion: add 50-60 drops of essential oil to 16 ounces of unscented body lotion. Stir with a spoon or stirring stick to blend the essential oil into
the lotion until smooth.
Body Mist: add 10-15 drops of essential oil to a 1 ounce glass misting bottle filled with spring or distilled water. Shake well and shake before each
Liniment: add 25-20 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil, such as jojoba oil. Shake well to blend.
Compress: add & mix 3-5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm or cool water. Soak a wash cloth, wring and apply.
Shampoo/Conditioner: add 12-15 drops of essential oil to one ounce of unscented or mild shampoo and conditioner. Shake well to blend.
Hair Brush: place three drops of essential oil into the palm of your hand; rub over the natural bristles of a hair brush. Brush your scalp and your hair.
Diffuser: add essential oils to an electric diffuser, candle burner or a lamp ring.
Room Mist: add 17-20 drops of essential oil to a 1 ounce glass misting bottle filled with spring or distilled water. Shake well and shake before each
Scent: add five drops of an essential oil to a hanky or tissue and carry with you throughout the day. Or place under your pillow case to ease you into
Scent: add five drops to a cotton ball and place in drawers and linen closets.
Place: a drop of essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and inhale. (Keep away from your eyes). (A wonderful way to
encourage a deep breath).
Never take essential oils internally unless specified by the maker/manufacturer.
Read about an essential oil before applying it.
Essential oils are very concentrated substances and should be diluted before applying them to the skin. Follow guidelines or recipes which
recommend a 2%-5% solution.
Have a recipe’s concentration of essential oils when using with children. Do not use essential oils with infants.
Do not apply citrus essential oils, especially Bergamot before direct exposure to the sun. These essential oils increase photosensitivity.
Essential oils are not soluble in water. Make sure you dilute or fully disperse them when using water as a base.
Essential oils can cause a prickly, irritating sensation to the skin. Do not rub water on the area. Doing so will cause the oil to spread. Apply any
vegetable/carrier oil to the area; this will cause the essential oil to be absorbed and ease the irritation in minutes.
Keep essential oils away from your eyes.
Keep essential oils out of the reach of children and animals.
If skin irritation occurs or an allergic reaction occurs with any essential oil or product with essential oils in it, discontinue use