Posted by Jen Min Tan on 4th Oct 2020
How To Use Essential Oils
Essential Oils are highly concentrated natural extracts from the leaves, flowers and stems of plants. The most common way to use essential oils is to inhale them, both for their amazing scent and therapeutic properties. But they can be used in nebulizer diffusers and humidifiers, as well as diluted with a carrier oil and applied to the skin. Essential oils have a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic properties. Their antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties make them a useful product in your medicine cabinet. They have also been shown to promote healthy sleep, relieve headaches and alleviate pain. In addition, essential oils can improve skin conditions, help treat the common cold and encourage healthy digestion.
Below we'll check out some of the ways you can use essential oils, along with their benefits and different blends for common ailments.
The easiest and most effective method of inhalation is by using a nebulizer diffuser. We did an article on the different types of nebulizers and how to select one based on your needs.
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For the steam method, you will need a bowl of hot water and a towel. Place the bowl on a table and add a few drops of essential oil. Place a towel over your head and the bowl. Close your eyes and inhale the steam for several minutes. Repeat a few times throughout the day. When you are dispensing essential oils through the air, consider pregnant or breastfeeding women, children or pets in your environment. Some essential oils can be dangerous.
This method only requires some type of dry material such as cotton ball or fabric. Add a few drops of essential oil to the material. Hold this to you nose and inhale or allow the scent to disperse naturally. You can add the materials to the vents in your car, your shirt collar or your pillowcase.
How To Use Essential Oils On Your Skin
You can use essential oils for skincare and massage in a variety of ways. Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and apply mixture to your skin. Recommended dilution rates for aromatherapy massage and body oils. Dilution rates are the amount of essential oils per one ounce (30ml) of base oil.
Dilution Rate(%) Adults
Children above 4 years old ( 0.5 to 1%)
0.5 - 1 % = 3 to 6 drops
2.5 % = 15 drops
3% = 20 drops
5% = 30 drops -
Recommended Dilution Rates For Aromatherapy Facial Oils (Adults use only)
Dilution Rate(%) Sensitive Skin Normal Skin
0.5 - 1% = 3 to 6 drops
1 - 2.5% = 6 to 15 drops
Essential Oil Benefits
While more research is needed, essential oils have a wealth of proven health benefits. They are an affordable, versatile and convenient way to improve your health and quality of life. You can use them to relieve pain, cramping, improve respiratory health, and heal skin conditions. They also relieve congestion, promote healthy sleep patterns, and boost your mood.
To help you get started towards your aromatherapy journey we have come up with 2 very special and attractive essential oils starter kits gift boxes. From now till 31 Oct 2020 you will be able to purchase these special gift boxes from our online shop https://www.riwhomespa.com or our retail outlet at Thomson Plaza #01-26.
Includes The Following Products
Includes The Following Products
Lavender Essential Oil - Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oil used in aromatherapy. Lavender essential oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help minor burns and bug bites. Several studies have shown Lavender essential oil may help promote sleep and fight insomnia. It has also shown the inhalation of Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system, making it a great alternative for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Eucalyptus essential oil active components contribute to its reputation as a purifying, cleansing and immune boosting oil that is ideal for use on skin and in aromatherapy. It is known for its ability to reduce or eliminate harmful surface and airborne bacteria. It facilitates easy breathing, enhances feelings of relaxation, creates a refreshing feeling when used in massages, soothes nervous tension and helps clear the mind among its various other benefits.
Lemongrass Essential Oil - Lemongrass is a tropical, grassy plant used in cooking and herbal medicine. Extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant, lemongrass oil has a powerful, citrus scent. It's often used by healthcare providers to treat digestive problems and high blood pressure. In fact, lemongrass essential oil is a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression. The Citral in lemongrass essential oil helps ease pain as it relieves inflammation.
Peppermint Essential Oil - Peppermint essential oil has so many uses, it's no wonder this oil is a staple in many people's medicine cabinets. It is used to sooth nausea and other stomach issues, helps to clear congestion, quiet headaches and tackle symptoms from PMS. The entire plant contains menthol, an organic compound with local anesthetic properties which provides a wonderful cooling sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort.
Tea Tree Essential Oil - Tea tree essential oil has many benefits for the skin. It's an alternative to conventional treatments. When used tropically, tea tree oil can treat certain skin conditions or improve the overall appearance of your skin. The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil may contribute to its ability to combat oily skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree make it useful in relieving the discomfort of itchy skin. It soothes the skin and can help heal infections that cause itchy skin. It can also helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. The antibacterial properties of tea tree makes it an effective wound healer.
Now that you have your essential oil starter kit, here are some useful and popular blends to get you started. They are effective and simple to use as a massage oil or face oil.
Breath Happy Massage Oil - Take a deep breath and open your airways. Blend 6 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil with 30ml of unscented sweet almond oil. Blend them together in a glass bottle and shake them. Massage onto chest and neck for respiratory support.
Sore Muscle Massage Oil - Apply this comforting oil blend to stiff and overworked muscles for some much needed relief. Blend 8 drops of Lemongrass essential oil, 3 drops of Lavender essential oil and 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil with 30ml of unscented sweet almond oil. Blend them together in a glass bottle and shake them. Massage onto sore muscles.
Pick Me Up Massage Oil - Stimulate and energize with this pick me up blend. Blend 6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil, 6 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 3 drops of Lavender essential oil with 30ml of unscented sweet almond oil. Blend them together in a glass bottle and shake them. Massage on full body or on your chest, neck and arms for an uplifting effect.
Headache Helper Massage Oil - This blend is great for tension and stress headaches. Blend 6 drops of Lavender essential oil and 6 drops of Peppermint essential oil with 30ml of unscented sweet almond oil. Blend them together in a glass bottle and shake them. Massage onto your shoulders, neck and temples (avoid getting near the eyes)
Goodnight Massage Oil - For those needing a good night sleep use this relax blend by blending 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and 4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil with 30ml of unscented sweet almond oil. Blend them together in a glass bottle and shake them. Massage onto full body or on chest, shoulder and neck before bedtime.
Do take note this promotional Essential Gift Boxes are only available for purchase between now till 31 Oct 2020. They are limited in numbers and while stocks last. So check them out and the rest of our products on our online store http://www.riwhomespa.com and our retail store at Thomson Plaza #01-26!