Essential Oils for Daily Health Care

Generally, the pure essential oil is not suitable for direct application to the skin because of its high concentration. It must be diluted with base/carrier oil. When the essential oil is diluted with a carrier oil, the ratio is approximately 1 c.c. carrier oil for a drop of essential oil.

Note: Generally 20-drop essential oil equals 1c.c essential oil.

The following are recommendations for essential oil DIY for health care:

◎ dizziness: grapefruit oileucalyptus oil, lemon oil

◎ stuffy nose: tea tree oilrosemary oil

◎ sore throat: grapefruit oil, lemon oil

◎ dry & itching eyes: tea tree (used with a diffuser)

◎ headache: lavender oilpeppermint oil (massage temple)

◎ mosquito bites: lavender (applied to the affected area)

◎ low back pain: peppermint, rosemary, chamomile (massage lower back to the end of the spine)

◎ constipation: rosemary, peppermint, lemon (massage the lower abdomen)

◎ influenza: tea tree, lavender, thyme (used when bathing for 10 to 15 minutes)

◎ upper abdominal pain: peppermint, clove (massage the upper abdomen)

◎ lower abdomen pain: thyme, eucalyptus (massage the lower abdomen)

◎ Athlete’s foot: tea tree, lavender (wipe around the toes and nails)

◎ abscess: lavender, tea tree, chamomile (applied to the affected area every 2 days)

◎ bruises: geranium, rosemary, lavender (massage or applied to the affected area)

◎ nosebleed: lemon, lavender (inhalation method)

◎ burns: Lavender (applied to the wound after 10 minutes of cold compress)

◎ toothache: clove, chamomile, lemon (applied to the affected area)

Directions for use of essential oil:

  1. All essential oil applications should not replace medical treatment.

It is recommended to use the essential oils with a diffuser with which the effect is much better than that with an incense burner.