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How to Use Essential Oils

Suggested Dilutions for Various Methods of Application

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS DILUTE ESSENTIAL OILS BEFORE APPLYING TO SKIN

Massage/Body Oil

- For adults - 2-3% dilution (10-12 drops of essential oil per ounce of (Carrier / Body Oil)

- For pregnant women, elderly, and children - 1% (5 drops per ounce of (Carrier / Body Oil)

Bath

3-15 drops essential oil per tub, depending on the oil

Compress

5 drops essential oil per cup of water

Inhalant

3-5 drops essential in a bowl of hot water or into a diffuser according to the manufacturers directions
Caution: Never do an inhalation during an asthma attack

Douche

3-5 drops essential oil per quart of warm water
Caution: Choose non-irritant oils only
(Ex: lavender and/or tea tree oil are safe)

Foot or Hand Bath

5-10 drops essential oil per quart of water

Sitz Bath

5-10 drops essential oil per sitz bath

Fragrant Body Water

5-10 drops essential oil per 4 ounces of water
(shake well before use)

Room Spray

20 drops essential oil per 4 ounces of water
(shake well before use)

Gargle/Mouthwash

1-2 drops essential oil per cup of water