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Brenda Seaborn
Complementary Health Practitioner

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18
April
2018

How to use essential oils at home.

How you can use essential oils safely in your home or car.

You can use 1 or 2 drops of essential oil; (no more is actually necessary as you can always top up,) onto warm water in a bowl.

If you have a candle-lit or electric diffuser, again you can add 1 or 2 drops to the water.

Some of you may have pads that are heated by your cigarette lighter in your car, only add one drop, here as it is such small environment. Safety advice; do not use essential oils in the car that will make you drowsy, such as lavender or chamomile. Basil essential oil is perfect here.

Alternatively you can add one drop onto a tissue and place in your room, that way if you find you don’t like it after a while you can dispose of it easily. Please do not place essential oils onto your pillow, to avoid a reaction with your skin and having to change your pillow in the middle of the night if you don’t like the smell.

When adding essential oils to your bath, only use warm water as the essential oils evaporate off of the water into the air. Always use a base vegetable oil, such as grapeseed, sunflower, olive or milk: no more than 5 drops of essential oil thoroughly blended into 5mls of base should be used in a bath for an adult. Always seek advice from your aromatherapist when wishing to use essential oils for children.

If using in cream or an oil such as jojoba, for your face; blending needs to be at a rate of 1/2 %:1 drop of essential oil to 200mls of cream or oil. A 1% blend may be used on the body; remember less is more: you are covering quite a large area of skin which will readily absorb the blended oils and cream quite quickly. Always hydrate well when using essential oils.
Always test blended oils onto your wrist before using, to test for allergies. If you have a reaction, rinse well in cold water immediately. If no relief is found please contact 111 or speak with your GP.

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