Create your own aromatherapy potions with the following blend recipes create by Sal!
Helpful Blending Tips
|% Dilution||10mL||50 mL/gm||100mL|
|1%||2 drops||10 drops||20 drops|
|2.5%||5 drops||25 drops||50 drops|
|5%||10 drops||50 drops||100 drops|
• 1mL of essential oil ≈ 20 drops
• For babies, skin care and sensitive skin use <1% dilution of essential oils.
• Most skin irritations occur because essential oils have oxidised, take care to check the expiry dates and store the essential oils in a cool, dry and dark place away from heat and light.
• For detailed information on individual essential oils please refer to ‘The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy’ by Salvatore Battaglia.
Important Safety guidelines
There are some precautions that must be followed when using essential oils:
• Oils should be stored out of reach of children.
• Do not take essential oils internally unless under the strict supervision of an aromatic medicine professional.
• Keep essential oils away from the eyes. If you do accidently get oil in your eyes, splash immediately with tepid water and seek medical advice if discomfort persists.
• Discontinue the use of essential oils immediately if you suffer an allergic reaction.
The following can be used as a guide to the possible contra-indications that may occur when using essential oils:
Many aromatherapists consider it sensible to avoid the use of the following oils during pregnancy – basil, clary sage, cypress, hyssop, juniper, sweet marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, thyme.
Many aromatherapists consider it sensible to avoid the use of the following oils by anyone with hypertension – hyssop, rosemary, thyme, sage.
The following oils may cause the skin to burn if exposed to strong ultra-violet light from sunlight or a sun bed – bergamot, cold pressed lime, bitter orange, lemon.
The following oils may cause skin irritation to people with sensitive skin. (Sensitivity varies from person to person and from oil to oil) – basil, lemon, cinnamon bark, clove bud, lemongrass, thyme and tea tree.