Aromatherapy
HOW TO USE GUIDE

Our How To Use Guide offers easy ideas to get you started on the journey to bring the natural benefits of using pure essential oils into your daily life.

You can be creative and have fun making your own product for personal use and for family and friends.

Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated, only a few drop are needed to achieve their many benefits. Read our Safety Guidelines and take extra care with children and the elderly. Not all oils are for everyone, check for sensitivities.

INHALATION

Inhalation is the fastest and the most direct way of experiencing essential oils.

Benefits

  • Soothes and relaxes the senses
  • Some oils may help soothe congestion
  • Steam inhalation helps to cleanse the skin
  • Refreshes and uplifts
  • Creates a mood
  • Clears the air of unwanted smells and odours

Point to remember

  • Avoid close contact with eyes or skin
  • Do not apply oils directly to the skin
  • If asthmatic, steam inhalation is not recommended

ADULT DROPS

SKIN APPLICATIONS

Creating or using with pure essential oils bring many benefits to body, mind and spirit. The power of touch and massage is a wonderful way to relax and destress. A simple shoulder rub after a long day at the computer will revive the spirit. A hand massage to an ailing family member gives comfort and love.

Benefits of Massage

  • Help reduce tension, anxiety & stress
  • Stimulates and improve circulation
  • Relaxes the body and mind
  • Is soothing and comforting
  • Hydrates and relaxes the skin
  • For best effect allow time for the oils to be absorbed

Take Care

  • Do not massage over inflamed areas, burns, wounds, broken bones

ADULT DROPS Applications for the skin

BATH / FOOT BATH

A BATH allows the essential oils to enter the body through the skin and through inhalation and is a wonderful way to relax or create a soothing FOOT SPA by adding essential oils to a foot spa bowl of warm water. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

  • Fill the bath with warm water
  • Add your selected oils to 1 tablespoon of milk and shake well (milk helps disperse the essential oils into water)
  • Pour into the bath and swish water vigorously to dispense the oils
  • Sprinkle some flower petals. Lay back and enjoy!
COMPRESS

A COMPRESS is a great way to apply essential oils to a particular area of the body to soothe and relax such as for general aches and pains, tension, irritation, cramps. They can be used to warm or cool an area.

  • Blend 4-5 drops of essential oil with 1 tablespoon of milk. Add to 100ml water and swish water to disperse oils. Soak a face washer in the water, wring it out and cover the effected area. Keep re-applying compress as required.
  • Warm compress – apply hot water bottle over the compress, soothing for muscular aches and pains.
  • Cold compress – apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel over the compress, soothing for the irritated skin conditions, swellings, headaches or when feeling hot and sweaty! Do not leave the ice pack on for more than 5 minutes.
CREATING A HEALTHY HOME

There is a lot more Aromatherapy than placing a few drops of essential oils into an aroma diffuser.
One of the way they can enhance your wellbeing is to utilise the many benefits and natural refreshing scents
of pure essential oils to create ‘green’ product for you and your family.

Be creative! Have Fun!

DID YOU KNOW?

Many product available in the supermarket today contain chemicals, additives and artificial fragrances which
can effect our health and wellbeing.

WHEN YOU READ THE PRODUCT LABEL CAREFULLY…

You may be very surprised at the ingredients that you will find behind the pretty pictures on the labels and packaging.

The good news is that not only do we save money by returning to simple, time-honoured method, we also help to save
our Earth by reducing waste and eliminating toxic materials from our rubbish, waterways and the air we breathe.

There a many oils to consider for general use including eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary
and tea tree, to name a few.

HEALTHY AFFORDABLE INGREDIENTS TO CREATE A GREEN HOME INCLUDE:

BAKING SODA (Bicarbonate of soda) is a pantry staple that effective cleans, deodorises, brightens and cute through grease and grime.

WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR effectively (and gently!) removes grease, soap scum and grime. In laundry, it can also disinfect washing.

UNREFINED SALTS serve as a catalyst for other ingredient, such as vinegar. It boosts cleaning and  deodorising action. It also prevents colours running when added to laundry.

ESSENTIAL OILS not only make great scent additions to homemade cleaning product they also contain properties that enhance general health and wellbeing.

WHEN CREATING GREEN PRODUCTS, RECYCLE AND REUSE!
  • Use clean glass jars or bottles, or clean and recycle spray bottles.
  • Label and date every new creation. Shake well before use.
  • List all ingredient on the label so you will remember what ingredient are in you creation should you wish to make it again.
  • Store in the dark, cool environment.
  • Keep all product out of reach of children and pets.
A FEW IDEAS TO GET YOU GOING!
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

1/4 cup White venigar
3/4 cup Water
30 drops Selected Essential oil(s) glass bottle

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon OR
  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange

Direction:

  1. Add ingredient together in a bottle.
  2. Shake thoroughly
SINK, SHOWER & TUB CLEANER

10 drops:
Selected essential oil(s)
1 cups:
Baking Soda
Shake container
Sponge
Small seive

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 5 drops each of Tea Tree and Lemon or
  • 5 drops each of Rosemary and Peppermint

Direction:
1. Put baking soda into a sieve.
2. Drop essential oils into baking soda.
3. With fork mix and press the oils so they combine with the baking powder.
4. Pour into a shaker type container with large holes (small holes tend to clog up).
5. Sprinkle onto surface to be cleaned.
6. Rub gently with a damp sponge and rinse.

SHOE DEODORISER

20 drops:
Selected essential oil(s)
1 cups:
Baking Soda
Glass jar with airtight lid
Sieve

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 10 drops each of Tea Tree and OR
  • 5 drops each of Rosemary and Peppermint

Direction:
1. Put baking soda into a sieve.
2. Drop essential oils into baking soda.
3. With fork mix and press the oils so they combine with the baking powder.
4. Sprinkle into shoe.
5. Let it sit overnight.
6. Tip out in the morning into kitchen drain to cleanse the drain. Brush excess powder from shoe or rinse with damp cloth.

FABRIC SOFTENER CRYSTALS

20 drops:
Selected essential oil(s)
1 cups:
Sea salt
Glass jar with airtight lid

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 10 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
  • 5 drops each of Eucalyptus and Orange Sweet

Direction:
1. Pour salt into jar.
2. Blend in essential oil.
3. Add 1-2 tablespoons into your laundry load and wash as normal.

KITCHEN DISINFECTANT

6 drops:
Selected essential oil(s)
10ml:
White distilled vinegar
Spray bottle

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 3 drops each of Tea tree and Eucalyptus
  • Alternatively, use Breathe blend

Direction:
1. Pour vinegar into spray bottle.
2. Add in essential oils.
3. Top up with plain water
4. Apply on counter tops and wipe with sponge.

LIKE OUR IDEA! KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING TIPS :
  • Follow instructions carefully as some ingredient must be combined in a particular sequence.
  • Only use 100% pure essential oils in your recipes. Do not use chemical fragrance oils.
  • Always label your creations properly so you know what is in each container.
  • Never mix commercial product with homemade product – they can create a toxic reaction.
  • Take care not to spray any of the products you make into eyes.
  • Always test them on yourself first.
  • Remember to keep all your products out of reach of children and pets.

We hope we have inspired you to take the fun challenge and look at how you can create a healthy environment and chemical-free products for you and your family.