HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS ~ AROMATHERAPY SPA
by KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP, CAT
Pure essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic uses and benefits.
The method applied can affect the results.
First, please remember that essential oils should never be applied neat
(undiluted) to your skin. There are absolutely NO exceptions to this! This includes the soles of your feet or palms of your hands. When using oils neat for inhalation purposes please exercise care and dispense your oils on a tissue or cotton ball for direct inhalation.
SKIN REJUVENATION ~
After your shower apply 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend, diluted in a carrier oil, to a warm, damp wash cloth. Rub your body briskly all over with the warm, scented wash cloth and allow your skin to air dry. Your skin will look radiant and feel silky, smooth.
BATH SALTS ~
Blend together one third cup each:
1) Epsom salts (a muscle relaxant and detoxifier)
2) Celtic salts (rich in minerals)
3) Baking soda (skin softener)
Mix your ingredients thoroughly together and add 3-4 drops
of your favorite essential oil or blend. Disperse your Bath Salts into a warm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes, allowing yourself to relax fully.
SALT GLOW RUB ~
Use your BATH SALTS and give yourself a full body rub down with them before soaking in a hot bath. Adding a spoonful of your favorite Carrier Oil to the ‘Salt Glow’ will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.
Mix 3 drops of essential oil per person in a dispersant such as honey and add to your Jacuzzi. This may be repeated every 30 minutes. WARNING: Essential Oils may damage plastic plumbing.
RECOMMENDED Essential Oils for Your Home Spa:
Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang
FAVORITE SPA CARRIER OIL ~
For an incredible home spa experience I prefer using a an organic unscented oil like light coconut oil as its molecular structure is close to your skin’s own natural sebum and, as it is unscented, will not interfere with the full, aromatic scent of your essential oils.