Diffusers disperse essential oils into the air with a cool
air stream or gentle warmth. They
are ideal for cleansing and purifying the air and for creating a mood-setting,
fragrant atmosphere. Use 4-8 drops of essential oil on the replaceable
cartridge or pad for cool air diffusion. Use 25 drops or more in a nebulizer.
Use 3-5 drops on warming diffusers. Refresh as needed.
Massage and Body Oil
Massage is considered by many to be one of the best ways to experience
aromatherapy due to the combined benefits of touch and essential oils.
Massage relaxes muscles and improves muscle tone, circulation, and lymph
flow. it relieves physical tension and, in turn, mental stress. Standard
dilution is 20 drops of essential oil to 2 ounces of vegetable oil or
fragrance-free lotion. Sensitive skin may require a lower amount, such
as 10 drops in 2 ounces, or less if necessary.
It's easy to make your own therapeutic massage oils using Oshadhi synergy
blends. Simply add one-half of the 10 ml bottle of essential oil into
one 200 ml bottle of Oshadhi organic carrier oil such as sweet almond,
hazelnut, or sunflower. This makes a 2 1/2% dilution--perfect for a therapeutic
massage and body oil.
Baths combine the restorative effects of both water and essential oils
in a most pleasurable way. They are perfect to relieve muscle strain,
soothe skin conditions, and promote emotional balance. Use 8-10 drops
to a full tub of water. it is best to add the essential oil after you
have immersed yourself, so you receive the full benefits of the oils as
they begin to diffuse in the warm water.
Inhale the fragrance, three or four times, through the nose directly from
the bottle or from a tissue sprinkled with 4 drops of essential oil.
Certain situations require a specific, direct application. In these cases,
a stronger dilution is used for a brief period of time. The essential
oils can be diluted in a carrier oil, or other medium such as aloe vera
gel or witch hazel. Certain essential oils such as lavender and tea tree
can be used undiluted for small areas such as an insect bite or scratch.
Experiment with the strength and adjust to a higher dilution if there
is skin irritation. To start: 10 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon
of carrier oil.
Many of the Oshadhi singles oils are recommended to assist respiration
and relieve congestion, such as eucalyptus, fir, rosemary, and spike lavender.
In these cases, a chest and upper back rub is beneficial. Dilute 10-20
drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil and apply.
After your shower, put 3-5 drops of essential oil in your hands and rub
them together. While your skin is till damp from the shower, quickly and
evenly spread the oil over your arms, legs, and torso. Allow to dry.
Foot baths are a wonderful way to pamper yourself--perfect when you do
not have time for a full bath. Remember: when your feet feel good, you
feel good all over! Use 2-4 drops in a tub of water. Adjust the temperature
of the water to suit your needs: cool water invigorates and energizes,
warm water sedates and relaxes.
A compress is a clean, damp, folded cloth that has been infused with essential
oils and then applied to the skin. It employs either warm or cool water,
depending on its use. Fill a basin with water and add 2-5 drops of essential
oil. Stir briskly, lay in the cloth, wring, and apply.
Put one drop of essential oil on the hot rocks or mix 5 drops of essential
oil in one cup of water and pour over rocks.
Personal fragrancing is an alluring way to express yourself. Mix 10-20
drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Apply to one or
more of the pulse points--behind the ears, underside of the wrist, inner
elbow, behind the knees, and on the backs of the ankles.
Using aromatics for meditation and spiritual focus has been used for thousands
of years. Oshadhi has several oils well-suited for this purpose, such
as frankincense, patchouli, sandalwood, and myrrh. Diffuse in the area
or put a drop in your hands, rub them together and inhale the aroma.
Essential oils can be added to pre-madem, fragrance-free products. Use
10-15 drops per 2 ounces of moisturizer; 20-3- drops per 8 ounces of lotion;
20 drops per 8 ounces of shampoo; and 20-30 drops per 8 ounces of conditioner.
Misting is a convenient way to impart the enticing aroma of essential
oils in the room or on your skin. Fill an 8 ounce mister bottle with 20-30
drops of essential oils. Shake vigorously each time before misting.
Anointing is an ancient, spiritual practice used to bless, show recognition,
offer protection, and to heal. Anointing literally means "to touch
with oil." Use 4 drops of essential oil mixed in 1 teaspoon of jojoba
or olive oil.