How to use essential oils at home

Massage: This method is   favored by many professional aromatherapists. Specific essential oils   are chosen to suit the condition and temperament of the person. They are   the blended with a base oil. Such as Just The Essentials massage base,   grapeseed, or sweet almond. The essential oil content should be between   1% and 3%. As a general rule, physical ailments like arthritis or muscle   spasm demands a stronger concentration than conditions of an emotional   nature. The following is just a guide line. Pay attention to the   precautions of the essential oils when deciding what oils you want to put into your blend.
Remember, be conservative when starting your blend – you can always add more essential oil to the blend.

Base oil                        Essential oil
1tsp. ——————— 3 – 5 drops
25ml. ——————– 7 – 25 drops
100ml. —————— 20 – 60 drops

Massage ensures that the oils are effectively absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.

Skin oils and lotions: The essential oils are prepared in much the same   fashion as they would be in massage. The emphasis here is on treating   the skin itself. It is important not to pull or drag on the skin,   especially in the delicate areas. A few drops of essential oil can be   added to a favorite cream, lotion, or face mask. You can make your own   face masks from fruits, oatmeal, honey, sea products & milk then add   your essential oils to the mixture.
Hot and Cold Compresses: A   hot compress can be made by filling a bowl with hot water, then ad 4-8   drops of essential oil. Dip a folded piece of cotton cloth into the   bowl, squeeze out the excess water and place the cloth on the affected   area until it has cooled. Hot Compresses are very useful when wanting   relief from arthritis, backache & earache. During the acute stage of   injury, unless specific directions have been given, use a total of 6 – 8   drops of essential oil on the compress, whether that is hot, cold, wet   or steamed.
Hair Care: Use a few drops of essential oil in   your hair shampoo or conditioner. Lavender added to your shampoo can   help to repel lice and fleas. Bergamot and Tea Tree help to control   dandruff and dry scalp.
Hair growth: bay, clary sage, ylang ylang.
Hair loss: cedarwood, rosemary, sage, ylang ylang.
Dandruff: cedarwood, patchouli, sage, rosemary, tea tree, bergamot.
Normal hair: Lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus lemon, geranium, carrot.
Greasy hair: thyme, cypress, birch, basil, sage, clary sage, lemon.
Dry hair: yarrow, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood.

Bath: This is my personal favorite way to incorporate essential oils   into my day. Bathing with essential oils provides an experience that is   both cleansing for the skin and balancing for the emotions.
Early morning wake up: 3 drops bergamot, 1 drop basil, 1 drop peppermint.
Insomnia: 1 drop of each, lavender, marjoram, chamomile, valerian.
PMS: 1 clary sage, 1 geranium, 3 lavender, 1 rose.
Stress relief: 6 of neroli, 3 bergamot.
Immune Boost: 4 tea tree, 1 frankincense, 2 lemon.

Essential oils can be added directly to the bath water. They will not   disperse when added so you may want to add them to an oil or soap base   first. This helps to distribute the essential oils evenly for maximum   absorption.

Footbath: A foot bath can be a relaxing experience   and a wonderful way to receive the benefits of the essential oils. A few   drops of Lavender and Eucalyptus are helpful at combating athlete’s   foot and fighting fungus.

Peppermint: refreshing, great after a long day.
Swollen feet: Lavender, chamomile, fennel.  1 drop each into a bowl of iced-water.
Tired feet: 3 drops of rosemary and 2 tablespoons of baking soda will help soothe away tiredness.
To help stop an ingrown toenail from becoming infected massage daily   with the following: 8 drops tea tree 8 drops lavender into 10ml. of a   carrier oil.

Inhalation: is an efficient method for essential   oils to enter the body. It is beneficial for helping respiratory   ailments or sinus congestion. Eucalyptus, Frankincense or Peppermint may   be used. Simply add 1- 4 drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water.   Cover your head with a towel. Lean 12 inches over the bowl. Breathing   deeply for 5-10minutes. (Inhalation should be avoided by persons with   asthma or epilepsy.)
Facial steam: Steaming your face with   essential oils is a gentle and effective way to stimulate blood   circulation, moisturize the skin, & unclog the pores. Use the same   method as used for inhalation.
Irritated skin: chamomile, rose, peppermint, rose, tea tree, sandalwood benzoin, carrot seed.
Sensitive skin: jasmine, orange, peppermint, rose, chamomile jasmine, neroli.
Mature skin: frankincense, sandalwood, neroli, rose, palmarosa, myrrh patchouli, carrot seed.
Oily skin: bergamot, frankincense, grapefruit, tea tree, lemon, ylang ylang, clary sage.
Dry skin: geranium, jasmine, lavender, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, palamarosa.
Normal skin: bergamot, geranium, lavender, neroli, chamomile, rose.
Acne: chamomile, juniper, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, lemon.
Perfume: Selecting a scent is personal experience. You can create a   unique personal perfume for yourself. This will require you to   experiment with several oils until you find a blend that works for you.   There are many books with information on making perfume. I’ll give you a   few helpful hints and information so you can try your hand at personal   blending.
Your perfume base can be made from alcohol for a   cologne (5%total essential oils), jojoba or sweet almond oil for a   perfume base (10% total essential oils), or spring water for use in an   atomizer as a spritzer (1% total essential oils).
Cologne: Pour   the essential oils (3.5ml.)that you have chosen for your cologne into   70ml. of 100% proof vodka, stirring slowly but long enough to ensure   complete dispersal of the oils. Let is stand for 48 hrs. then add 30ml   spring water. Stir slowly, mixing thoroughly. Let the mixture stand for   at least another 48 hrs. If you follow the procedures of the perfume   trade, they leave the liquid sealed for 4-6 weeks. This allows the   perfume to mature. Once your perfume has matured, pour it through a   paper coffee filter and bottle. If it is to strong, you may further   dilute it by adding more spring water and mixing well.

Although   no perfumers will give away the formula for their blends they do offer a   few clues. Here is a list of some of the essential oils in some very   expensive and popular perfumes. You may want to try adding a few   essential oils of your own to the following blends:

Female perfumes & Colognes:

Opium by St. Laurent: Orange, pimento berry, bay, carnation, rose,   ylang ylang, cinnamon, jasmine, orris root, benzoin, patchouli,   frankincense.

Shalimar by Guerlain: Lemon, bergamot, mandarin,   rosewood, patchouli, rose, jasmine, orris root, vetiver, vanilla,   benzoin, balsam de peru.

Chanel NO. 5: Bergamot, lemon, neroli, jasmine, rose, orris root, ylang ylang, vetiver, cedarwood, vanilla.

Male perfumes and colognes:

Georgio: Orange, bergamot, pimento berry, carnation, cinnamon, patchouli, orris, rose, cedarwood, benzoin, and vanilla.

Paco Raban: Laurel, bergamot, lavender, rosemary, pettigraine, clary   sage, carnation, geranium, rosewood, cinnamon, pine, cedarwood.

Aramis: Orange, bergamot, pimento berry, lemon carnation, cinnamon,   rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, and benzoin.

Due to the expense of certain oils you may substitute a pure essential   oil with a 6% dilution from Just The Essentials. We carry in 6% dilution   of: neroli , carnation absolute, german blue chamomile, morrocan   chamomile, roman chamomile, jasmine absolute, rose damask absolute, rose   maroc absolute, sandalwood, vanilla, and others – see essential oil   listing.

Atomizer: Is an effective, quick, way to deodorize   and disinfect a room without harmful chemicals. It is a great way to   cool the body and refresh the face. It is an extremely effective way to   carry the benefits of essential oils with you, no matter where you go.   Fill a dark spray bottle with distilled or spring water. For each ounce   of water, add up to 6 drops of essential oil. Shake well before each   use.

Burners: Just The Essentials carries a large selection of   beautiful burners for use with your essential oils. This is an   excellent method that allows you to enhance your environment and gently   release the oils into the atmosphere. A burner is an indispensable tool   in the art of aromatherapy. By heating the oil, a diffuser effectively   introduces the fragrance and beneficial properties of an essential oil   to use a burner, fill the reservoir in your burner with water. Add 8 –   10 drops of the oil or oils of your choice. Light the tea light and   place it below the burner.

Light bulb rings: A light bulb ring   sits on top of the light bulb. You add 4 -6 drops of essential oil into   the cavity of the ring. When the lamp is turned on the heat of the   light bulb causes the oils to vaporize, releasing the essential oils and   their specific properties into the atmosphere.