How to work with essential oils

20.10.2020 21:20

In addition to the classic matters from the pharmacy, it's nice to have something a little extra at home. For example, wonderful essential or essential oils are suitable for this.
For inspiration, I offer some basic and interesting tips to get you started. Natural essential oils are volatile fragrant essential substances produced by plants.
In aromatherapy, essential oils are used for their ability to affect the body's bodily functions and affect the psyche and emotions. With properly chosen essential oils, we achieve immediate relief from a wide range of problems, strengthen immunity and prevent complications or prevent the development of certain diseases.
Essential oils are highly concentrated substances, so each bottle contains active substances from several hundred to thousands of kilograms of plants. For each use, it is necessary to carefully dilute each essential oil in carrier vegetable oil, neutral hydrophilic oil, fat or alcohol, or also in wine vinegar, honey or skim milk.


You should allways massage the affected area or body parts with a mixture of essential oil in essential vegetable oil
children up to 6 years - 0.5% (3 drops in 20ml of carrier oil)
children 6 - 12 years - 1.5% (10 drops in 20ml of oil)
from 12 years - 2.5% - 3% (17 drops in 20ml oil)


Drop 1 - 2 drops into a bowl of warm water, mix, throw a towel over your head and inhale for about 5 minutes


Drip 1 - 2 drops into a glass of warm water, mix, gargle, spit out and do not swallow profusely

local application

2 - 4 drops of eo drip into a bowl of warm water, mix, soak a washcloth, squeeze and rub the affected area


3 - 5 drops eo are mixed with a spoonful of oil, poured into a bowl of hot or cold water, in which we soak the compress, and apply to the affected area

washing in the washing machine

4 - 9 drops directly into the washing powder tank


2 - 7 drops in a bucket of water for cleaning


Add 3 - 5 drops to the car aroma diffuser, which is then inserted into the air outlet

In addition to the above options, you can also use essential oils in cosmetics, such as creams, make-up oils, and of course perfumes, usually in a ratio of 1-5%.
If you want to use essential oils for inhalation, you don't need to do so only at home over a bowl of hot water, but you can buy or make inhalers for quick help.