Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant and can provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly. Essential oils can be used on their own for aromatherapy or with complementary natural ingredients, such as vegetable or carrier oils.
Essential oils can be applied directly to the skin. Be sure to read the label before using oils topically, as some oils must be first diluted with a carrier oil.
Key areas for topical application are:
|* Crown of head
* Behind ears
* Upper back
* Over vital organs
* Soles and tops of feet
Steps for topical application are:
1. Place 2–3 drops of oil in the palm of your hand or directly on the desired area.
2. If placing oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, massage the oil into your skin using a circular motion. Repeat as desired.
Note: Essential oils are very potent and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply a carrier oil or pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute.