Aromatherapy Tip of the Day – November 12, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: November 12, 2013 is a continuation of Methods of Use.

METHODS OF USE (A Continuation)

Yesterday, we left off with showers. Today, we will start with Clothing.

Methods: Clothing
User’s Guide: Use this method only on clothing that is not valuable to you. Viscous and colored essential oils will leave a stain, as well as some Carrier Oils. Avoid: Benzoin, Chamomile (blue), Myrrh, Rose Maroc, and more.
It is best to choose one essential oil and use it neat (without a carrier oil). Place 1 drop on each cuff, where it can be raised to the nose when desired. Place 1 to 2 drops on a collar or scarf around your neck, where the aroma will gently rise to the nose.

Methods: Tissue or Handkerchief
User’s Guide: Place 1 to 2 drops of essential oil neat on a tissue or cotton handkerchief. Place it in a pocket and take out and inhale when needed.

Methods: Room Sprays
User’s Guide: Use a 1/2 pint plant mister, fill with warm water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 6 to 10 drops of your essential oil blend or essential oil neat, and shake well to mix. Spray high into the air, avoiding polished wood surfaces and materials that could be damaged by water and/or essential oils.

Methods: Fires
User’s Guide: At least one hour, before you put a log on the fire, add 1 drop essential oil neat or 1 drop of your essential oil blend, per log. Take care, as essential oils are flammable.

Methods: Incense
User’s Guide: Add 3 to 5 drops essential oils neat or 3 to 5 drops of your essential oil blend, to an unscented Incense Cone, Incense Stick, or to Incense Granules that is placed on a piece of charcoal. Let dry for at least 1 hour. Again, take care, as essential oils are flammable.

Methods: Perfume
User’s Guide: Place 1 drop of your essential oil blend, behind each earlobe and 1 drop on each wrist. Avoid clothing.

Tomorrow, we will finish this section on more Methods of Use, by discussing Smudge Sticks, Sweat Lodges, and Vision Pillows.

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Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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