Methods of Use

This is the fun part! Take home your Aromatherapist products and - along with a few other easy-to-find ingredients - make your own natural perfumes, body and facial products, household cleaners ... the list goes on! It's the difference between eating a prepackaged, microwaveable dinner or going to the grocery store & buying fresh, organic ingredients to make your own beautiful, nutritious meal.

Some simple measurement tips to get you started...

1 ml = approximately 40 drops of most essential oils

15 ml liquid = one tablespoon or 0.5 oz

15 grams solid = approximately one tablespoon or 0.5 oz

After Bite: 30 drops of essential oil in a 10 ml roll-on bottle of Aloe Gel or Witch Hazel

Bath: 10 - 20 drops per 25 mls of honey, milk, buttermilk or any carrier oil

Bath Salts: 5 drops to 30 grams (2 tablespoons) of epson salts, sea salt or baking soda

Balm: melt 10 grams of shea butter and 5 grams of beeswax in 125 mls of carrier oil, then add 20 drops of essential oil

Beard Oil: 10 drops of essential oil into a 30 ml bottle of Rosa Rubiginosa. Shake well and apply daily to beard and skin beneath it. 

Body Powder: Combine 50 grams of white clay powder & a little baking soda with 8-10 drops of essential oils in a mortar and pestle. 

Bug Repellent: 20 drops of essential oil with a little bit of natural dish soap in a 50 ml spritzer bottle of water, floral water or vinegar

Carpet Deodorizer: 5 drops of essential oil mixed into 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Sprinkle across your carpet and allow it to sit for as long as possible before vacuuming. 

Clay/Facial Mask: 2 drops of essential oil per 5 mls of clay, honey, yogurt or smashed avocado

Cleaning Spray: 80-100 drops of essential oil in 100 mls of water (with a squirt of natural dish soap) or vinegar, sprayed on surfaces to clean and disinfect

Compress: 10 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of honey - add to very hot water, soak towel, wring out and apply over area

Deodorant: Simply include a very small amount of essential oil (1 drop) with your daily natural deodorant routine. Skin test and be very aware of irritation as this is a sensitive area of the body. 

Dry Brush: 5 drops of essentiall oil on natural bristle brush or loofah. Brush extremities in direction of the heart. For hair, brush from scalp to ends.

Environmental Fragrance: there are hundreds of simple ways to add scent to your home. A few drops of essential oil...

  • on a stone, placed on windowsill with regular sunlight
  • on a cotton ball in drawers or closets, inside a pillow case or couch cushions
  • in a small bowl of water placed on a radiator or fire place
  • in your vacuum bag
  • in your dish water
  • inside smelly shoes
  • in window cleaning water, when the sun warms the window panes the smell will be diffused

Foot Bath: 5 - 10 drops of essential oil per 15 mls of honey, milk, buttermilk, or any carrier oil - then put into 2 litres of water for a foot bath

Hair or Scalp Oil: 5 - 10 drops of essential oil in 15 mls jojoba - wrap hair in a hot towel for 20 minutes or more

Inhalant: take several deep breaths of 1 drop of essential oil on a kleenex or cotton ball

Lotion, Cream or Serum: 15 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of lotion, aloe vera gel or oil.

Massage: 15 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

Mouthwash or Gargle: 3 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of honey; stirred into one cup of warm water

Multi-purpose Cleaner: 10 drops of essential oil into a small bowl of white vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda. Use with a scour brush for tough soap scum or with a rag to disinfect surfaces. 

Personal Scent: 

  • perfume - blend essential oils at a dilution of 10 - 15% in jojoba oil
  • attar or balm - blend essential oils at a dilution of 10 - 15% in balm (recipe above)
  • cologne - blend 5% essential oils in grain alcohol (vodka) and floral water or distilled water

Room Diffuser: use micro diffuser, according to instructions

Sauna: 3 drops per ladle of water thrown on rocks. Body spritzer is also wonderful to use in a sauna (recipe below)

Shampoo or Shower Gel: 10 drops in 30 ml of shampoo or gel

Sitz Bath: 10 drops essential oil into 1/2 cup of dead sea salt, use a small scoop in each bath.

Spot Treatment: 1 drop essential oil into one tablespoon of Aloe Vera for daytime use or Pink Clay for overnight use. Apply directly to pimple and leave on through the day/night.

Spritzer: Floral waters make a wonderful, natural base for these spritzers. An emulsifier is needed to combine essential oils with water. A small amount of unscented liquid soap or alcohol will act as a natural emulsifier in your spritzer. 

  • Face = 8-10 drops essential oil per 100 ml water or floral water
  • Body = 30-40 drops essential oil per 100 ml water or floral water
  • Room = 80-100 drops essential oil per 100 ml water or floral water

Steam Inhalant: Steam is a great way to bring the active elements of essential oils into your respiratory system. There are many simple ways to do this...

  • place a drop of essential oil beneath your nose while drinking a hot cup of tea
  • place a drop of essential oil beneath your nose just before getting into the shower
  • place a drop of essential oil beneath your nose before going into a steam room
  • take a hot, relaxing aromatherapy bath, inhaling deeply throughout
  • place a few drops of essential oil into a steaming hot bowl of water, create a tent over your head with a towel and breathe deeply

Remember, essential oils are volatile, to benefit from their healing properties all you really need to do is breathe them in!