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How to use Essential Oils

It is incredibly important to use essential oils safely and effectively, and this blog will give you guidance and direction for how to use essential oils with ease and grace.

Before you start using essential oils, it is important to access your current health situation, requirements, and if you are experiencing a certain health situation, receiving treatment or medication from a health specialist.

It is important to confirm the correct essential oils to use, by researching for yourself and/or working directly with a trained healthcare specialist.

Different Ways To Use Essential Oils

  • Inhalation
  • Diffusing
  • Massage: diluting with a carrier oil, and massaging your hand, feet, back, whole body – avoiding eye area, and sensitive membrane skin areas
  • Bath – ensuring you use dilute with a carrier oil before adding to bath
  • Shower – add 1-3 drops to your flannel, and rub your body in the shower
  • Adding a drop to your clothes

Note: if you accidentally apply too many drops of an essential oil to your body, or it is too strong/hot and causing redness or feeling uncomfortable on the body, use a plain carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil etc.) to dilute the essential oil, rather than using water.

Safe Essential Oil Dilution Quantities For Adults

Diluted with 10ml carrier minimum* As a guide, use a total of 10 drops of essential oils each day, and use oils on alternate days or weeks, so your body continues receiving the positive benefits, without overuse causing the body to diminish its reactions, and to avoid becoming allergic to one essential oil by using it every single day for prolonged periods of time.

“Essential oils are flammable, and should not be used in any way that involves close proximity to a naked flame or similar fire hazard. Essential oils are not explosive, and they are safe when used in a diffuser, but there is some degree of risk. Burners that are lit with a candle flame are not recommended, but fragrant candles are safe.” by Tisserand Institute

Diffusing Essential Oils: 

Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil or blend to your diffuser. This is a fantastic way to experience ambient inhalation, and also a gentle method to purify the quality of air inside the home; especially during months when you limit opening your windows.

Diffusing with your beloved pets: ensure there is good ventilation, easy to leave the room, and to diffuse for a shorter period of time, using a smaller quantity of essential oils. Cats do not have the correct enzymes to process essential oils.*

Aromatherapy Massage: 

When applying to the entire body/large areas of the body to massage, it is recommended to use 1.5-3% dilution with a carrier oil.

Start massaging from your feet, and work your way up your body to your head.

This is a fantastic practice of self-care after a bath or shower each day.


Blend 3-9 drops with a minimum of 10ml carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba, sweet almond etc.), add as much or as little as the mixture as you feel is right.

Ensure you disperse the mixture before you get into your bath. Soak for a maximum of 20 minutes.

For an extra purifying and restorative bath, include a cup of epsom salts or magnesium flakes, to support achey and tired muscles.


Add 1-5 drops to a dry flannel.

Clean yourself as normal, and then add the neat essential oil onto your flannel/washcloth/sponge, and rub over body, whilst standing underneath the running water and inhaling the aromatic steam through your nose. Avoid applying directly to face/eye area and delicate membrane areas.

Foot Baths: 

Blend 5-8 drops with a minimum of 10ml carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba, sweet almond etc.)

Ensure you disperse the mixture before putting your feet into your bath. Soak for a maximum of 20 minutes. Massage the oils into your feet, for extra relaxation and restoration.

For an extra purifying and restorative bath, include a cup of epsom salts or magnesium flakes.


Add 1-2 drops

Many essential oils can stain clothing, so be prepared for material stains, if you wish to choose this method.

Add the undiluted essential oil to socks, bottom of shorts, trousers, skirts, dresses, sleeves, collar to uplift your emotions or use to repel insects. If you want to keep insects away from your head, apply a drop to a hairband, scarf, hat.

‘Hot’ Essential Oils to Avoid Using in the Bath or Shower


Add a drop to your palms, a tissue or hankerchief, and taking 3-20 breaths.

You may wish to breath with oils for a longer period of time, if you feel the need to calm your nervous system and bring it back into a more balanced and grounded state.

Apply diluted blends to body/pulse points:

Add a drop/rub the rollerball directly to your:

  • Neck: front & back
  • Behind your ears
  • Temples/forehead (take care to avoid applying too close to your eyes)
  • Chest/heart area
  • Lower back
  • Wrists
  • Further dilute and massage your feet/hands/back/body

Adult dilution chart for differnt body applications:

Facial cosmetics: 0.2%-1.5%
Body Massage: 1.5-3%
Bath & Body Products: 1-4%
Specific Problems: 4-10%
Pain, wounds: 5-20%

The higher the % you use on the body, particula, the less time you should be applying to your body.


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