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.

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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.

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Aromatic Sprays:

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.

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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.

Skin Application

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…

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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.

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I would like to say that Inner Strength massage oil has been a heaven sent for me. I have arthritis, it runs in my family and my brother was the very first one to discover it. I just think that this oil is the best. I’ve tried so many different kinds of oils for pain and this is the best there is. I have also passed it on by giving it as Christmas gifts for people I know that could use it and they love it. I sincerely appreciate all the hard work that goes into making the oil and I will never stop using it.


– Leticia E. in Vancouver, Washington

Soul Escentials products ascend to a realm of relaxation and healing that I had never experienced before. I could feel the difference right away. The therapeutic properties of these essential oil blends have helped me feel so much better. My parents have painful arthritis and I bought them some Soul Escentials salts for the bath. I knew they had tried it when they asked me where I got them. It helped relieve their pain. They are hard to buy gifts for and now I know what to get them.


– Betsy K. in Jamestown, Pennsylvania

The first product that Rachel ever recommended, “Replenish,” just so happens to be the one we use most frequently and has had a profound effect on the wellbeing of our youngest child. Nathan has Down syndrome and one of the traits that comes along with his condition is narrow sinus and nasal passages. One top of that he also had Tracheomalacia and Bronchomalacia (collapsing of the trachea and bronchi) when he was a baby. As you can imagine it was crucial that we did everything we could possibly do to keep it easy for him to breathe, especially when he became congested. Using Replenish (we use the massage oil on his chest, and back and also use the essential oil in the humidifier) helped keep his mucus thinner and helps open up his airways breathe easier and sleep more soundly. Thankfully he has grown out of his malacia but we still use Replenish on a regular basis to help him and the rest of our family breathe easier when we come down with colds.

– Alanna L. in Lafayette, Oregon

I have been using Soul Escentials oils for about 3 years now. My biggest use of them has been for serious back and muscle issues, and with heat treatment and ice. These oils often stopped my pain so that did not need to take my pain medication. I have used them for my stuffed up nose with allergies, stomach issues, near panic attacks and often just to have my own luxurious spa treatment! I would not ever want to be without these oils!


– Susie S. in McMinnville, Oregon

My husband and I, both seniors, have been using Inner Strength massage oil for the many years Soul Escentials was available. From his achy back to both of us using it on our knees. It is amazing how it takes on the pain and soothes. I am confident in the natural ingredients used making this product. Rachel is always there to answer any questions on her products or for your overall wellbeing. I certainly would recommend Inner Strength to anyone who is looking for something to help feel better again.


– Bonnie F. in West Bend, Wisconsin

When I inhale Surrender, I breathe deeper, slower, intentionally. It is both healing and uplifting, a perfect combination of essences. And for that moment, when I surrender to the tranquility this magical aroma captures, I feel contented and pleased.


– Karen W. in McMinnville, Oregon

So much has changed in my life since starting to use Soul Escentials products. Let’s start by saying I am a true lover of fine quality body products, always looking for the best. Well, I have found it now and I can’t live without it! Soul Escentials is not only making the best quality products out there but they are taking pure essential oils for health and healing to the next level. My favorites are Amorous, Free Spirit, Inner Strength, and Vibrance! I feel like these blends have truly changed by life! My love is stronger, my spirit freer, my strength more adept and my vibrancy shining bright! Thank you Soul Escentials for helping me attain the most important things one can possess. So pure, so true, so you.


– Angela P. in Anaheim, California

Soul Escentials Replenish blend is incredible. We keep it on hand – great if the kids feel stuffy or under the weather. Helps to gently keep airways and chests clear during the day or night.


– Beth C. in Sherwood, Oregon

I have enjoyed using Soul Escentials oils and bath salts for a few years now.  My favorites are the essential oil blends.  The Inner Strength blend has been helpful to me in easing minor joint pain.  I enjoy the Surrender blend at night, and for a soothing bath.  The Lemon Ginger has been useful for easing occasional constipation, or digestive upset. The bath salts are lovely for a soothing and relaxing bath, and they leave my skin feeling soft.  I have given the oils as gifts as well.  I recommend essential oils for many uses. Satisfied oil customer!


– Debbie O. in Dundee, Oregon