There are many wonderful, effective methods to incorporate aromatherapy into your daily life for preventative health and well-being. Essential oils have the unique ability to naturally purify the atmosphere, therapeutically support breathing and the respiratory system, elevate or calm the mind, and strengthen and nurture the structure of the body. Because essentials oils are the spiritual, volatile essence of an aromatic plant, they also have an amazing natural ability to help connect us to our own spirituality deep within.
Diffusing: A highly beneficial and pleasing way to administer essential oils is through aromatic diffusing or vaporization. When diffused in the air the essential oil molecules enter your blood stream via the lungs from the nose and mouth. Because essential oils have a strong antibacterial and antiseptic action, diffusing is an effective, natural method to kill airborne bacteria and viruses that can enter the home. A freshly aromatic, healthy environment can be created in your home without the use of synthetic fragrances. Essential oils also support breathing and mental focus. There are many different types of diffusers on the market to suit your needs. Directions vary based on the aromatic diffuser.
Direct from bottle: Essential oils can be very effective when smelling directly from the bottle. They can aid congestion, sinus pain, and offer upper respiratory relief from cold and flu symptoms. They are also beneficial for headaches, stress and anxiety.
Direct palm inhalation: There are exceptions with using essential oils pure on the skin. Many of our essential oil blends may be used pure by applying 1 drop on the palm of your hands, rubbing the hands together and then cupping your palms over your nose for deep inhalation, or by applying one drop to the inside of your wrists to wear as a personal scent.
Please read the Skin Application section below for safety guidelines and directions on how to administer a skin patch test.
Steam inhalations: Add 2-3 drops to a basin or sink of warm/cold water, cover your head with a towel or cloth to contain the steam and breathe in the soothing vapors of the essential oils. This method may support congestion in the upper respiratory tract, sinus, headaches, anxiety and colds.
Our all-natural aromatic sprays are blends of pure essential oils and purified water. Aromatic sprays may be used to freshen up a room, to purify the atmosphere and to enhance breathing. They may be applied to pillows and linens for restful sleep and relaxation, and can be sprayed on the body to fragrant. They may also be sprayed in any living area to reduce undesirable odors and kill bacteria, as many essential oils are naturally antibacterial and antiseptic.
General Household Use:
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil to an aromatic diffuser, humidifier, or oil burner to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Place 2-3 drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and placing in corners of rooms, shelves, and drawers to enhance the mood and aroma in a room.
Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to a kitchen or bathroom sink, following with warm water to blend with the oils to help freshen up the room, enhance breathing and reduce undesirable odors.
2-3 drops of essential oil may be added to a small cloth and placed in the laundry dryer to naturally scent clothing, towels and bed sheets.
It is always best to dilute pure essential oils in a fixed oil, such as jojoba or sweet almond oil before applying to the skin. Essential oils are very concentrated, and may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. It is always best to administer a skin patch test if you are concerned about a particular essential oil by applying one drop to your inner forearm area, where the skin is thinner than the rest of the body. If a rash or allergy type symptoms occur within 30 minutes, wash the area thoroughly with a mild soap and water, and discontinue use.
For children and the elderly, use 1/3 of the directed amount. Do not use pure essential oils undiluted on children.
Please visit our Safety page here for information regarding essential oils and their contraindications in illness and pregnancy.
Bath and Shower: Add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil blend to a bath after water has filled or to a shower before entering as a refreshing way to start the day. We recommend using unrefined sea salt for maximum relaxation and therapeutic benefits in a bath.
Compress: Add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil blend to warm or cold water in a large bowl or sink basin, soak a small cloth, wring, and apply to affected area up to 3 times daily as needed. Compresses are useful for menstrual or stomach cramps, fever and headaches.
Massage: Add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil blend to 1 tsp. of fixed oil, such as sweet almond or jojoba, and apply to desired area. Massage oils are useful for sore muscles, joints and injuries.
Taking Essential Oils Internally
Due to the lack of knowledge regarding essential oils in the general public, we do not recommend taking them internally.
Our products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. They are not meant to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with all medicine, please seek advice from a qualified health practitioner before use.
The Art of Bath
Therapeutic baths date as far back as the ancient Egyptian and Roman times. It was their belief that by bathing in aromatic essences, they were able to prolong their youth and vitality. Baths are a gateway to restoring energy and relieving daily stress. They can be an effective way to connect to our innermost spirit and spend that intimate time with ourselves that we desperately need in our ever demanding societies.
We have created a line of Sea Salt Body Soaks to enhance your experience. Our sea salt is pure and unrefined containing a high mineral composition and only therapeutic grade essential oils are used. We urge you to plunge, dive deep and swim far…
The Art of Massage
Massage therapy is one of the oldest known natural therapies. Its healing practice dates back thousands of years. Establishing a healthy relationship with our body helps to increase awareness of our on-going physical and emotional needs as we age. Our bodies are not meant to retain the stress and physical demands that we place them under. It may be very damaging when we fight through pain because it challenges our body’s natural instinct to heal itself. Often injuries can slow us down and our workload may be physically trying. Massage allows our body the freedom to heal, to increase blood flow and circulation, and may help eliminate toxins that can build up overtime from stress, emotional issues, and physical injuries. A massage can guide relaxation of our mind and body, so that we can hear what it wants to tell us. The physical human connection of transmitting energy is also very important. When we find a massage therapist whose energy aligns with ours, they can help nurture and free our body from its often overworked conditions.