Use of Essential Oils

The FDA does not regulate essential oils, therefore quality can differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.  As with any supplement or new regimen, please check with your health practitioner before using.   First-time users are recommended to patch test each oil before usage.  This is performed by diluting 1-3 drops of oil in 1/2 tsp of carrier oil such as olive, coconut, almond, vegetable oil.  Apply to bottom of feet or on inner arm.  Wait a few days to make sure you do not have a reaction to the oil.  Be careful not to expose test area to sunlight because some people can have photosensitivity reactions

Topical Use: 

  If no reaction then you may start to use the oils by mixing a larger batch such as 15-30 drops of oil in 1 oz of carrier oil.   Apply to skin and not mucous membranes 

Warm Compress: Apply topical diluted oil.  Add a moist, warm washcloth.  Place a dry towel on top of the moist cloth. Allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. This is a great option over the lower abdomen for bladder difficulties. 

Bath: Mix 5-10 drops of undiluted oil with 1/4 cup of Epson salt or gentle bath soap or gel. Add mixture under running water. 

Diffusing:

    Diffusers use distilled water and essential oils to create a fine mist that aerosolizes the oil.  The size of the water reservoir on the diffuser will determine how much oil to use.   For most diffusers,Mix you can start with 1-3 drops and increase based on preference.   Start by diffusing 15-30 minutes a day.

Vaginal Retention:

   Patch test prior to usage.  Mix 20-30 drops of oil in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil.  Apply oil tampon for internal infections or sanitary pad for external infections.  Use only organic, undyed tampons and sanitary pads.  Wear overnight. NO MORE THAN 8 HOURS. 

Rectal Retention:

     Enemas rectally can be used to deliver essential oil effects to the pelvic organs. Using a small syringe, bulb syringe, or non-latex enema or douche, mix 15-20 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.  Gently place syringe in rectum and squirt solution into the rectum. Remove the syringe.  Hold the solution in the rectum as long as you can, if possible overnight. 

Oral Ingestion:

Essential oils may be taken as an oral supplement but this should only be done under the guidance of a knowledgeable health practitioner.  Essential Oils should never be given orally to children under 6 years old.  General instructions include 1 drop of oil in 1 tsp of agave syrup, honey, maple syrup or carrier oil or 1 drop in 4 oz of a beverage such as milk, nut milks, rice milk,   Do not mix in water.