Essential, oils along with clays, herbs, and elixirs from nature, are an integral part of what we do at janegee. Our team brings an abiding love and respect for nature’s wisdom to everything we do and make. After all, natural is how we are meant to be. For those that are just starting out with essential oils, we want to help guide you in your exploration and uses. Read below to learn some of our favorite ways to safely and effectively use essential oils in your everyday life.
5 Ways to Safely Use Essential Oils
This is one of the most common ways that people use essential oils. Using an aromatherapy diffuser is a fabulous way to fill your living space with your favorite scents. Simply add 3-5 drops of your preferred essential oils to a diffuser and let the scent of the oils fill the room.
All you need for this is your choice of essential oils, water, and a spray bottle. To create your own room spray, add 10 drops of essential oil for every ounce of water to a spray bottle. Then, shake well before each use and spritz your room when needed.
Essential oils are lovely to use when bathing. However, it is important to always dilute the essential oils before adding them to your bath water. To dilute, add 10 drops of essential oils to 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil, or to ¼ cup of Epsom salts. Then, add the mixture into warm bath water.
Massage and Body Oil
You can easily add a scent to your massage/body oils by using essential oils. To do so, add 5-10 drops of essential oil to an ounce of jojoba oil or other liquid carrier oil of your choice. Then apply your new aromatherapy body oil when you are in need of a hydration boost.
Personal Aromatherapy Inhaler
One of the most effective ways to benefit from essential oils is through direct inhalation. Direct inhalation refers to the technique of breathing in an essential oil directly from a bottle, tissue, handkerchief, or cotton ball. Direct inhalations are most commonly used to give the body relief of respiratory congestion and emotional distress. This form of aromatherapy also has a great effect on the nervous system. Check out our aromatherapy inhalers here.
We hope you found this blog helpful and that it inspired you to start using essential oils or to use them in a new way. If you try any of these ideas, let us know by sharing on social media and tagging us @janegee! Let’s Become Better Together!
Because essential oils are highly concentrated, they can be harmful if not used carefully. When used improperly, skin irritation and sensitization can occur, which can be irreversible. This is why it is extremely important to have a good understanding of how to use essential oils safely and effectively. But not to worry! By following the guidelines below, you will have peace of mind and be able to easily enjoy using essential oils safely in your daily life.
Are you are ready to expand your education on the use of essential oils and aromatherapy? Our dear friend Demetria Clark, founder of Heart of Herbs, offers fantastic certificate courses. Let Heart of Herbs Herbal School support and mentor you on your journey. Transform your life and career.