Apply topically to the skin with a carrier oil or add to personal care products

Essential oils have countless uses, from aromatherapy to skincare and products for massage. They are best known for their aroma when inhaled, as well as having amazing therapeutic properties. They can also be used on the skin as a natural perfume (diluted in a carrier oil) and found in many skin care products and natural remedies such as, anti-fungal products.

A few drops of essential oil can be added to shampoo, conditioner, or body wash for a soothing scent. For an indulgent experience, try adding a few drops of diluted essential oil to a warm washcloth and using that to gently exfoliate your body while taking deep breaths of the aroma. Finally, don’t forget about creating an aromatherapy bath by adding a few drops of dilute essential oil into the water before entering it. Stimulating your senses has never been easier with the powerful combination of aroma and warmth!

When using an essential oil topically, it is important to remember to use them with care

Whether you are using essential oils in a skin care product, or diluted in a a massage oil, you should keep in mind that essential oils have the potential to aggravate the skin. A little goes a long way due to their intense concentration. There are many methods of applying essential oils topically, but the most popular way is through aromatherapy massage which allows for deeply therapeutic treatments creating beautiful physical and mental benefits.

  • Avoid using essential oils near sensitive areas such as the eyes, ears, and mouth. Do not apply them to broken, inflamed, or irritated skin.
  • You can look out for potential skin allergies by doing a patch test before using any carrier or essential oil. To do a patch test, place a small amount of the oil on your inner wrist or below your ear. Wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
  • Certain citrus oils can cause photosensitivity when skin is exposed to sunlight after use. Avoid using on any areas of skin that will be exposed to the sun within 12 hours.
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