"Apply an oil (I like tea tree or argan oil) to keep your scalp and skin hydrated."
~Reality in Consciousness
COMMON CARRIER OILS for TOPICAL USE
APPLY with CAUTION & CARE~
cream, lotion, compresses, & massage oils
For other individuals, a two percent dilution of 14 to 20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier base may be used. Until you are comfortable with the results of the oils, you should always start with less. You can always add additional. If you notice that the mixture is too overpowering, just dilute with more carrier base.
*SAMPLE FORMULA TO MAKE A 2% ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
2 drops Ginger
2 drops Cardamom
1 drop Lemon
2 drops Peppermint
4 drops Lavender
3 drops German Chamomile
*Creams & Lotions:
Lotions, creams, and oils are moisturizing and soothing.
- Add up to 10 drops of essential oils to each ounce (2tablsepoons/30ml) of light natural cream or lotion, such as apricot oil. The “oil-infusion” is best when kept in a dark glass container. If you have a clear glass container, keep it in a cool, dark space to extend its shelf life. Your oil should be reusable and effective for several months. Yet, you may want to check periodically for any stale or rancid odor, cloudiness indicating microbial contamination-if this occurs, do not use.
~Compresses aids in the relief of pain, inflammation, lethargy, improves circulation, headaches, fluid, and lymphatic congestion. Using cloths made with natural materials only, while instilling just enough water to soak the compress.
- Follow the same instructions as the *hot compress but use 100ml (3-4fl oz) of cold water and six ice cubes. Do not let the cold compress dry out. You may also alternate between cold and hot compresses which can improve circulation in injuries, such as sprain ligaments and bruises.
- Some studies show that the therapies thought to be most beneficial are those that include massage. For your continued well-being at home, a massage therapy technique may be performed at your residence by a professional, or you may simply visit a local spa.
*Certain basic rules should be observed when using essential oils topically for well-being at Home:
- Keep essential oils out of reach of children
- Never exceed the recommended dilution
- Never apply essential oils directly to the skin
- When working with small children, applying the blend to the feet, lower legs, and back reduces the risk of the oil getting into the mouth and eyes
- It is important to purchase reputable brands and be alert to the sale of adulterated
Aromatherapy treatments alone is not enough to give us health, youth, and happiness. It should be supported by a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes eating a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in seasonal foods, not over-indulging in food or alcoholic drinks, getting plenty of regular sleep, balancing the emotions, and trying to lead a stress-free existence in which you are not constantly rushing around (Maury, 2004).
About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing”, Blogger & Owner of realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Affirmations, Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
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