The correct balance of Essential Oils can be used to treat illnesses, skin diseases, tension, stress, anxiety, insomnia and lethargy, among many other common ailments.
The key to using Essential Oils is a deep understanding of their power, and an ability to utilize this power in the most safe and effective way.
Caution and Safety Tips
- If you have sensitive skin, first test the product by applying to the inside elbow crease. If an irritation occurs, try diluting the product to approximately 1%. Most plant forms can be safely used by almost anyone, but it is difficult to predict allergic reactions.
- Never apply undiluted Essential Oils to skin (except for Lavender or Tea Tree).
- Keep Essential Oils out of reach of children and animals.
- Avoid contact with mouth and eyes.
- Never take Essential Oils orally.
- If pure Essential Oils get into your eyes, mouth or any sensitive area, flush immediately with a Carrier Oil, like Grapeseed or even Vegetable Oil.
- Carrier Oils are therapeutic, natural, unprocessed oils derived from seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, and are very effective in supporting the skin’s ability to function without becoming clogged.
- Some Essential Oils are flammable and should be kept away from open flame.
- Many Essential Oils cause drowsiness. Avoid operating machinery or driving a car after using relaxing oils.
- If you are PREGNANT or NURSING please use aromatherapy only in consultation with a duly licensed health practitioner.
- If you are EPILEPTIC please avoid Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Wormwood and/or Rosemary essential oils.
- If you are HYPERTENSIVE please avoid Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Sage, Peppermint, Thyme and/or Black Pepper.
Essential Oils Applications and Uses
- Bath & Shower: Add 10 – 15 drops to a full bath. Inhale vapors deeply while bathing. Oils will also be absorbed by the skin. While showering, add 3 drops of oil to a face cloth or sponge and rub briskly over body.
- Compress: Add 6 – 8 drops of oil to a bowl of warm water. Soak cloth in water and apply to injured or sore part of the body.
- Deodorant: Add 1 drop to Deodorant Crystal before use.
- Environmental Fragrance: (Diffuser) Add 3 drops of oil to melted wax part of candle – do not put directly on flame. Add 10 – 15 drops to water in bowl of a glass or pottery room diffuser. Add 5 drops to light bulb ring, and place directly on light bulb. Boil water in pot, remove from heat and add 10-15 drops of oil.
- In Your Car: Keep a small Mist with you to freshen and awaken your mind. Hang a small clay diffuser from the mirror. Always use an oil that is stimulating and balancing in the car.
- Furniture Polish & Household Uses: Combine 10 drops of Ylang Ylang to 1 oz of Jojoba. For laundry add 10 drops into your washer before cycle starts. Place 10 drops of oil on a cloth and insert with clothes in the dryer. Add a few drops of oil to a full sink every time you wash dishes. Place a cotton ball with 15 drops of Essential Oil in the vacuum bag. Combine 30 – 60 drops of oil with 60 ml of water and 60 ml of vinegar for glass cleaning. Essential Oils like Eucalyptus,Tea Tree and Lemon are most effective for cleaning.
- Hair Care: Add 8 – 10 drops for every 30 ml (1oz) of hair care product.
- Inhalation: 1 or 2 drops on a tissue or handkerchief and inhale deeply. Tissue may also be inserted inside pillowcase while sleeping. Add 3 drops of oil to a sink of hot water, cover head with towel and inhale vapors deeply through your nose.
- Jacuzzi or Hot Tub: Add 10 – 15 drops, depending on size of jacuzzi or hot tub.
- Massage and Body Oil: Add 15 – 20 drops of Essential Oil to 30ml (1oz) of carrier oil.
- Perfume: Mix Essential Oil with a carrier oil for perfume. Use 5 – 15 drops of Essential Oil for every tablespoon of Carrier Oil.
- Skin Care: Add 10 drops for every 30 ml (1oz) of skin care product (moisturizing cream or lotion base). Please note the Saje Skin Care line already includes the ideal content of Essential Oils.
Essential Oil Storage
Essential Oils are volatile. Replace cap tightly after each use. Always ensure that your oils are in colored glass bottles and stored in a cool, dark place, out of the reach of children. Most essential oils have a shelf life of approximately two years. This can be increased by storing them in a refrigerator.
Essential Oil Blending Instructions
Please note that Essential Oil measurement and blending suggestions will vary from source to source and differences will occur between oil consistencies.