Sunday, August 9, 2020

Aromatherapy: Recommended Dosage of Pure Essential Oils

 

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Aromatherapy Philippines- For safety of using essential oils at home, it is best to know the dosage and when is "much" toxic to the body especially those who are ingesting them.

We know that there are a lot of skeptics out there raising their eyebrows that it is harmful to ingest essential oils. This is a bit true but not all pure essential oils, there are oils that can be ingested safely and moreso on a controlled dosage only.





Just like food or drink, we should take responsibility in whatever we put on our mouth or eat. Food and even water can be toxic to our bodies when we take in too much of its recommended servings or dosage. We might be eating an expired one or it is contaminated or adulterated. Pure essential oils needs to be taken with caution as well. So as to pure essential oils, there are safety guidelines we should all need to know.

Again, not all oils are equal, always take caution when ingesting one as not all essential oils can be taken internally.


Aromatic


Aromatherapy is making use of our sense of smell and other systems in our body that has an olfactory function on a controlled and informed used of essential oils. You can diffuse pure essential oils in an open air or in a close room or space.

Diffusion- Using your electric diffuser, add 3 to 10 drops of your chosen pure essential oil. Follow the label of the diffuser for usage instructions.

Inhalation
– You will need scent strips for this. Add 1 drop of pure essential oil to it and fan it on to your nose. Or use a tissue or cotton ball if you have. Add 1 drop and sniff it away. As simple and safe as that.


Skin Application


It is highly suggested as a best practice to always do a skin test if it is your first time to use the pure essential oil topically. This would also apply to carrier oils. This is to check if you are not allergic to the oils or will have skin irritation.

How?

Add 1 drop of oil on your elbow or a toothpick drop. Leave it there for 24 hours. You may cover it with a band aid or cloth too. Observe if you feel any irritation or allergic reaction. If you do so, then the essential oil or carrier oil is not good for you. Stop using it right away.

Please note, NEVER drop an essential oil that is not diluted on damaged skin especially if you have lesion, cut or trauma on that part of the skin.

Always go for a 1% to 2% dilution only. For example in a 30 ml carrier oil, 1% dilution is 6 drops of pure essential oil only. 2% dilution is 12 drops of essential oil.

 Refer to the Auto DILUTION CALCULATOR


Ingestion


This is ONLY applicable to pure essential oils listed as safe for internal use. It is not for all. You may consult a certified Essential Oil Specialist if needed.

**The internal use of essential oils is not currently permitted by the IFPA**




Disclaimer


Our Certified Essential Oil Specialist supports the suggestions above are safe given the quantities of the essential oils. Please DO NOT EXCEED dosage as to what's been recommended above. As unique as we all are, some essential oils or blends might work for you, some may not work for others. Each will have a different experience. So please take note and experiment "safely" on what works for you.

Should you be seeking medical cure or treatment, please contact a doctor immediately and refer to their prescribed medications.

The use of essential oils whether aromatically, topically or internally is NEVER a cure to illnesses or diseases. It should not be intended for use in the mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.  It is just supplementary or complementary to orthodox medicines. And is dependent to the client's wishes to use the Holistic approach in healing.

Any products or brands mentioned above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

If unsure or in doubt about what essential oils to use, always consult or refer to a Certified Essential Oil Specialist here.

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