Inhalation: The quickest and most simple method of using essential oils. Essential oils can be inhaled straight from the bottle or added to a diffuser or essential oil burner. Perfect for a quick pick me up or to help improve your mood.
Steam Inhalation: Used to treat respiratory infections and skin. To a bowl of steaming hot water add 2 to 3 drops of your chosen essential oil, close your eyes and position your face at a comfortable distance from the water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe for up to 5 minutes. Or add up to 5 drops of essential oil onto a face washer and place under the shower stream to create an aromatic steam in your shower.
Compress: A compress tends to be used for muscle or joint pain but can also be used for digestive or respiratory complaints. Make a compress by adding up to 3 drops of essential oil to a medium sized bowl of water. Soak a face washer in the water and wring out excess moisture. Apply the face washer to treatment area and repeat as the compress either cools down or warms up for up to 10 minutes. For inflammation, recent sprains or strains use cold water. Muscle aches and spasms and stiff joints respond well to warm/ hot water.
Massage: A beautiful way to incorporate essential oils into your life. First, the essential oil must be diluted because they are a very concentrated substance and could cause skin irritation or other unwanted effects. A full body massage blend for general use is 15 drops (adult) or 6 drops (children) of essential oils to 30mls of a carrier oil such as sweet almond, coconut or olive oil. Face treatment oil is 1 drop of essential oil to 5mls of carrier oil. We use a lower dilution for the face because the skin on your face tends to be thinner and more susceptible to irritation.
Bath: What could be more luxurious then having a relaxing bath in water gently fragranced with essential oils? Essential oils do not mix with water so always add your essential oil blend to a dispersant before adding to bath water to avoid the risk of skin burning or irritation. A dispersant is a substance that blends the essential oil into water, such as full fat milk, coconut milk, carrier oil or honey. Add 8 drops of essential oil in a dispersant to your bath water.
Hand or Foot Bath: Add 3 drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm water. Useful to treat skin infections, arthritis or poor circulation.
Our aim is to simplify aromatherapy by sourcing and delivering pure essential oils and blends that are easy to use and incorporate into daily life. We strive to educate our community about the benefits and safe uses of essential oils, supported by both ancient traditional knowledge and recent scientific research. We work closely with our team of botanists, chemists and aromatherapists to develop the most effective essential oil blends and provide the best possible education on aromatherapy.