How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils have many different uses in aromatherapy, but did you know that they can also be used in different ways in everyday life? Essential oils can work to transform a space in your house, be used in a homemade body oil or room spray, and help in aiding a good nights sleep. Read on to find out more.
In a Steam Diffuser
Adding a few drops of an essential oil to a diffuser can transform the energy in a room in your home. To create a spa-like atmosphere at home, try adding a few drops of a lavender or clary sage essential oils to your diffuser.
Our Soothe Essential Oil is a deeply relaxing therapeutic grade essential oils including lavender and clary sage, mixed with geranium, eucalyptus and bergamot.
For an office or work space, we recommend adding a few drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil to your room diffuser to invigorate and motivate. Our Detox Essential Oil is a blend of peppermint, spearmint, bergamot, lemongrass, may chang, rosemary and juniper berry essential oils. It works as a deeply invigorating scent to awaken your senses and clear your mind.
In Candle Making
Essential oils can be added to cooled soy wax during the process of DIY candle making. The essential oil should make up 10% of the poured wax (160g of melted wax would need 16ml of essential oil). To read more about the process of candle making with essential oils, read our How to Make Soy Candles with Therapeutic Essential Oils journal post.
In Soap Making
Essential oils can be added to a soap base in the process of making handmade soaps. Adding 3% - 4% of your chosen essential oil to the melted soap base to enhance the benefits of the soap. Dried flower petals or charcoal can also be added to homemade soap for additional skin benefits. Try making your own soap at home with our Natural Soap Making Learning Kit.
In a Body Oil
A few drops of essential oil can be added to a base (or carrier) oil to be massaged into the skin. We recommend using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil or hemp oil as a base oil. Only 3% essential oil is needed for a body oil, for 100ml of a base oil, add 3ml of essential oil.
Try adding our New Romantic Essential Oil to a base oil to create a soothing and heart-opening body oil that can be applied to skin in the evenings, after a relaxing bath.
In a Room Spray
Essential oils can be used in a room spray to refresh any room around your home. Try adding Orange essentials oils to a room spray to uplift and comfort. Essential oil in a room spray should make up about 5% to 10% of the spray mixture.
Using a glass spray bottle, add in 5 - 10 drops of your chosen essential oil, add 2 parts water (if using a floral essential oil, floral waters like lavender or geranium water can be used here) 1 part alcohol. Mix and spray.
Add a few drops to your pillow
If you have trouble sleeping, try adding a few drops of essential oil to your pillow before going to bed. Lavender and eucalyptus essentials oil work well to calm, soothe and relax your mind and body before bedtime.
As a Mosquito repellent
Summertime means a lot more time outdoors, whether that be spending time in nature or dining al fresco in the evenings.
To keep mosquitos and bugs at bay, try burning our Happy Candle while outside, the natural and uplifting blend works perfectly as a summertime scent and to repel any unwanted small visitors.
Our Happy Essential Oil can also be added to a carrier oil to create a body oil that can be applied to the skin if you are prone to bug bites during the summer months.