Atlantic Aromatics Lemon Oil - Pressed from the lemon zest, this light and stimulating oil adds a cleansing character to massage blends. Lively and fresh in a burner, it will deodorise and purify. A good choice in public areas as most people like the aroma of lemon oil.
Essential oils are pure plant extracts distilled from herbs, flowers, leaves, woods and resins. The fragrance and the therapeutic powers are concentrated in the oils.
In using essential oils for general life-enhancing purposes choose the oils whose aromas you like best. These are probably the most suitable for you. Similarly, do not use an oil whose aroma you do not like unless it is prescribed for a specific purpose.
How to use Essential Oils safely
Correct Dosage and Blends
Massage blends should be between 0.5% and 3% depending on the situation.
For young children, the elderly, during pregnancy and when dealing with sensitive skin, use the smaller % (generally 1% or less).
For babies, approximately 0.5% (lavender and camomile are the two essential oils recommended for use with babies)
An easy, enjoyable way of using oils is to add 6 - 10 drops maximum to a bath. Relax and inhale the vapour. For a child’s bath or those with sensitive skin add 2 drops only and dilute in vegetable oil such as almond or grapeseed before adding to the bath. A footbath has many of the benefits of a full bath whilst saving time and water.
In an oil burner the heat from a night light candle can be used to vaporise a few drops of essential oil. Depending on the size of the room and ventilation add between 5 and 15 drops to the bowl of the burner and fill with water. Note: never leave a lit night light unattended or beside curtains
Often the most effective way of using essential oils is by making a blend and using it for massage.
Fill a basin with water, sprinkle in 4 drops of oil, dip a cloth in the water, squeeze out and apply. Compresses may be used Hot for arthritic /rheumatic pain or Cold for headaches, sprains etc.
Essential oils will keep for at least a year (and in most cases longer) provided they are stored in a cool dark place.