Thursday, June 16, 2011

Methods of Using Essential Oils Part 3

Methods of Using Essential Oils Part 3

Water Methods

There are many wonderful things you can do with essential oils by mixing them into water, however there are also some cautions to use.

Bath: To add essential oils to your bath you will first mix the essential oils in with about 1-2 cups of baking soda or Epsom salt. After completely stirring the oils into the salt you can then pour the mixture slowly under the running spout to quickly dissolve the soda or salts. Never pour the oil directly into the bath. Oil and water does not combine very well so when you pour it directly into the water it will float on top of the water and when you get in you will get a high concentration hitting your skin all at once possibly causing irritation. Using oils in the bath are wonderful for relaxation (oils such as tranquility), skin irritation (lavender), increasing libido (Moonlight), bronchial issues (breezy) and fevers (peppermint). Be cautious when mixing in peppermint. I have had great success with peppermint bringing down fevers in a bath, but if you get too much it can sting your sensitive regions.

You can use the same method of mixing the oils and water as above to create a foot bath. Depending on your oil you can use a foot bath to relax, detoxify and to stimulate your immune system.

Shower: To use oils in the shower turn on the hot water and get it running nice and warm. Then add drops of oil on the floor of the shower. The hot water hitting the oil will displace the molecules sending them up into the air. This is wonderful for colds and flu. Use an oil like breezy or peppermint and see a clearing of your lungs and sinuses.

Mixing oils with water is a very effective method of use for essential oils, just make sure to heed the cautions given. I have made a few of the mistakes noted above so I pass them on to you to prevent you from some of those uncomfortable side effects.

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