We would suggest the following:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
Massage – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. Half that again for children, making it 5 drops. In this case, you will add 4 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Tea Tree and 3 drops of Lemon. Rub the mixture over the body, as required. Especially effective after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oils into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 2 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Lemon. Add Epsom salts.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.
Oral Oil Pulling – Oil pull with 1 drop of Lemon and 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil. Use a spoon of coconut oil, just less than 1 tbsp. Add the aromatherapy. Swish it around in your mouth for as long as you can 10-20 minutes if you can. Take paper tissue and spit the oil from your mouth. You can use a gentle tongue scraper after this.
** Oil pulling is not good for small children, but great for older kids and adults **
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Oils are for external use only and must be blended with a carrier oil. Always avoid the eyes, ears and nose **
** Lavender is the safest of oils, if on a rare occasion you react, apply more base oil to the skin to soothe it and dilute the massage blend with more base oil **
** Lemon – Avoid if pregnant/lactating, Avoid sun exposure after application for 12 hours. Avoid if on prescription medication. Avoid use on children below 5 **
** Tea Tree – Avoid up to the age of 5. Can irritate the skin and be very drying on its own **