Diffusing: Using a diffuser device is a safe and easy way to enjoy the effects of essential oils. Ultrasonic diffusers disperse a fine mist of essential oil molecules into the air, through a vibration of water. The healing aroma of the essential oils will fill the room. Check the instructions specific to your diffuser product for water and oil ratios.
Room Spray: A quick and effective way to enjoy aromatherapy on the go is to use a spray bottle. Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oils to the bottle with 100mL of water. Shake the bottle vigorously before each use. This method can be used to remove odour from a room or enhance the mood. This room spray is recommended to be used up within a week.
Dry Evaporation: Put several drops of essential oils onto a cotton ball or pad and leave to dry. The cotton ball or pad can be sniffed directly or placed around the home to disperse the scent.
Direct Method: Take care when applying essential oils to your skin. Most essential oils must be diluted by a carrier / vegetable oil (e.g. coconut oil, jojoba oil) at no greater concentration than 3-5% before being applied topically. One teaspoon of carrier substance is to be diluted by 3 drops of pure essential oil for topical application. Diluted essential oils can be applied to your temples, neck and behind the ears.
Massage: Aromatherapy massages are therapeutic and engage with both physical touch and olfactory senses. Essential oils for massage should be diluted with a carrier oil at a 1% to 3% solution. In other words, 100mL of carrier oil is to be diluted by 1 to 3 mL of essential oils.
Bath: Adding 3-8 drops of essential oils to bath water is an effective way to relax the body and mind. The benefits are absorbed through the skin as well as through the respiratory system. The use of bath salts, carrier oil or milk is recommended in order to properly disperse the essential oils into water. Agitate the surface of the bath prior to immersing your body.
Pillows: To assist with sleeping problems and breathing, place 1-3 drops of essential oils on the corner or underside of your pillow. Take care to place the essential oils in an area away from your face, especially the eyes.
Steam Inhalation: Add 2-5 drops of your chosen essential oils to a bowl of steaming water. Lean over the bowl and cover your head and bowl with a towel. Keep your face roughly 30cm away from the water and keep both eyes closed. Inhale the steam deeply through your nose for 10 minutes. The effects of the essential oils are absorbed through the respiratory system.