Simple Guidelines for Adults **When following this for children, reduce the amount of essential oil to the recommended level**
Massage -Massage/Body Oil – 10-15 drops essential oil to 1 oz carrier oil -Hair/Scalp Treatment – 25 drops essential oil to 1 oz carrier oil
Bathing and Dry Brushing -Tub Bath Salts method 1- mix 1/4 cup to 1 cup of bath salts, 1 tablespoon of natural soap (castile etc.) and 3 – 10 drops of essential oil. Add to tub and swirl once the tub is filled and the tap is turned off. -Tub Bath Salts method 2 – add bath salts and 1 tablespoon of natural soap (castile etc.) to running water, turn the water off add 5-10 drops of essential oil, stir. -Milk – 5-10 drops essential oil in ¼ cup whole milk, add to water after the tub is turned off. Shower Bath Salts – 5-8 drops of essential oil per cup of bath salts Showers – after the shower, apply 4-6 drops of essential oil to a wet cloth, vigorously rub over the body, quick rinse. -Dry Brush – 1-3 drops of essential oil on a natural bristle brush, brush towards the heart, shower or bathe.
Compress -Compress – 4-6 drops essential oil in bowl of hot water, skim surface with cloth, wring cloth until wet but not dripping, and apply to area, cover with towel or blanket to keep warm, allow to sit for 15-20 minutes or until cool. -Cold compresses can be used for treatment of sprains, strains and inflammations.
-Face– dilute essential oil or blend in a carrier to NO MORE than .5% to 1% -Skin – dilute essential oil or blend to NO MORE than 2%. Environmental Fragrancing
-Spritzers – 3.5 oz distilled water, .5 oz witch hazel, 24+ drops essential oil -Inhalation Steam – 3-5 drops of essential oil in a glass or ceramic mug of hot water, put towel over the head and mug and breath deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth until you cannot smell the essential oils any longer -Diffusion – follow manufacturer’s guidelines (cold air diffusion is best) -Nebulizing – fine mist of essential oil blown into the air -Evaporation – apply 2-8 drops to a porous surface (terra cotta clay is great), allow to evaporate