Guide to Use
When using essential oils, DO:
- Obtain information on the oil(s)
prior to use
- Mix an essential oil with a
"carrier" oil prior to use in massage.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, and
can cause skin irritation if they are not
mixed with a carrier oil such as almond,
olive, or sunflower
- Use small amounts. In massage, 1
fluid ounce of carrier oil should have 12 to
15 drops of essential oil added.
- For sensitive skin, or children
under 12 use approximately 2 fluid ounces of
carrier oil, and 12 drops of essential oil.
On children, or sensitive skin types, it is
best to try a skin patch test before use.
- When combining with carrier oils,
mix only the amount that can be used in a
relatively short period of time. When
properly stored in a cool, dark place,
essential oils on their own can last for
years. However, when combined with a
carrier, oils will turn rancid within three
- When using in the bath, 10 to 12
drops of essential oil should be used. The
water temperature should be sufficiently hot
to ensure the oil mixes fully with the
water, thus producing effects through both
direct skin contact, and the breathing of
oil enhanced steam.
- Buy only high quality oils.
Synthetic oils do not have the healing power
of the natural products.
- Consult an aromatherapist if you
are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical
When using essential oils, DO NOT:
- Take any oils internally unless
advised by a professional aromatherapist.
- Store oils in plastic containers.
- Use citrus based oils prior to
sunbathing or using a tanning bed, as they
- Use a steam inhalation method if
you are asthmatic.
View our Bath & Body
| bath & body
native medicines | checkout
policy | shipping
us | newsletter
archives | our
commitment | help
acupuncture information | aromatherapy information | chinese medicine