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How to use essential oils: methods of use at home


It is necessary to carry out inhalation with special care to those who suffer from bronchial asthma, as well as other serious respiratory diseases. Compresses with essential oils can relieve pain in the joints and back. Due to the rapid penetration of the active ingredients into the skin, the oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.

For more details see the section of therapeutic use of oils.

Enrichment of cosmetics with oils

Women in ancient times used ethers as a means to care for their face, body and hair. By adding essential oils to any care product, in addition to cosmetic, you can also achieve a therapeutic effect.

Essential oils are recommended to be added to cosmetics with a neutral composition, without the presence of a variety of additives.

How to use essential oils for face

Every woman wants her face to always look fresh, radiate health, and her skin is supple and toned. For these purposes, masks, creams, aromatherapy and lotions are prepared.

For the preparation of masks, clay is used as a base, which is enriched with a few drops of oil. The mixture is diluted with water to a paste-like consistency. The mask is applied to the cleansed face and washed off after it has completely dried.

Many women do not know how to use essential oils to care for delicate facial skin. It's pretty simple - you can quickly make a cream. For this, a simple and affordable basis is suitable - a baby cream. It is necessary to select the essential oil according to the type of skin and prepare a cosmetic product from the calculation - 150 grams of the base for 10 drops of the aromatic mixture.

The lotion is prepared from herbal infusion, in which a couple of drops of essential oil dissolved in 5 ml of alcohol are added. Such a tool is suitable for rubbing the skin of the face and neck.

Aromaled is prepared quite simply. You need to mix a teaspoon of fresh honey with 2 drops of aromatic composition, this mixture is diluted with water. After that, the solution is poured into molds, frozen. Cubes of such flavored ice are rubbed on the face, relieve irritation and redness on the skin.

Essential oils also have a beneficial effect on the hair, make it shiny and silky. Just add a couple of drops to the palm of your hand with shampoo and wash your hair in the usual way. The effect after this procedure can be assessed immediately after washing the hair.

For more information, see the sections on the website “Facial Oils” and “Hair Oils”

Oil burner

Aromalampa is used for aromatization and disinfection of air in enclosed spaces, as well as for aromatherapy.

The aromatic lamp is made in the form of a bowl in which water is added in combination with essential oils. A candle is placed under the bowl itself. In the process of heating water, essential oils evaporate and fill the air with aroma.

Before the aromatherapy procedure, the water is heated to a temperature of 50 ° C, the selected essential oil is added to it at the rate of 2 drops per 5 square meters. m square. The time of the procedure is from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Massage with essential oils

This procedure is most effective after taking a bath, the heated skin perfectly absorbs the components of the massage mixture. During massage, oils stimulate the regeneration processes in the body, contribute to weight loss due to the acceleration of metabolism.

As the basis for the massage mixture, milk, body balm or honey is suitable. During the massage, the finished mixture prepared from the base and essential oils is applied to problem areas and rubbed vigorously.

Grinding and Wrapping

Aromatherapy wraps give a good effect in the fight against cellulite and overweight. During the wrap, the effect of the bath is created, which contributes to the rapid breakdown of fat in problem areas. The most popular are night wraps - the body is resting and at the same time struggling with imperfections of the figure.

Rubbing with aromatic oils is used to combat stretch marks and other cosmetic skin problems. For grinding, grapefruit oil is perfect. After a week of regular rubbing procedures, you can notice a decrease in stretch marks, and soon their complete disappearance.

The use of essential oils to cleanse the body

Thanks to many studies, it was found that essential oils have a cleansing effect on the body - they can get rid of toxins and toxins.

Not all essential oils have these properties. Geranium oil can be used to cleanse the body of toxins, and lemon oil - from toxins. Olive oil on an empty stomach and castor oil are widely used to cleanse the body.

Lemon essential oil is used for aromatherapy and inhalation, for bathing. The dosage of aromatic oil in each procedure is different, it is indicated in the instructions.

Geranium oil is also used for aromatherapy, inhalation, steam face cleansing, and for the enrichment of cosmetics and shampoos.

Due to the wide spectrum of action, essential oils can be considered an indispensable drug, prophylactic and cosmetic. Only following the instructions for aroma oil can achieve the desired results.

These are general areas of application of essential oils, for details and instructions, see the thematic sections of the site, the table of properties of oils or the tags below.