Using advice

USE GUIDELINES FOR ESSENTIAL OILS

Most essential oils do not preserve themselves forever! This recommendation applies particularly to citrus zest oils (Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine ...), which are kept for about 12 to 24 months, depending on the storage conditions. Conversely, some essential oils "mature" and improve with aging, such as conifers, incense, sandalwood, myrrh, patchouli, to name a few.

In Diffusion

Choosing pure, high-quality essential oils
Use essences of very fluid consistency
We particularly recommend the following essential oils, as well as our synergies for diffusers!

Balsam fir
White pine
Ravintsare
Eucalyptus officinal
True Lavender
Super Lavandin
Sweet Orange
Lemon
Black spruce
Hemlock


Dermal application

→  Always carry out a test on a small part of the body before using an essential oil, to check its tolerance. Place a drop on the       crease of the elbow: if a reaction develops after a few minutes (redness, irritation ...), the essential oil must be diluted in a vegetable oil before application.
→ The cutaneous route appears to be the most suitable and the safest. Essential oils offer the advantage of an almost immediate penetration by the skin and then diffuse throughout the body. Smell and touch participate in the care, giving a broad and deep dimension to this mode of use.
→However, be careful with essential oils derived from spices, citrus fruits and herbs, which can be irritating to the skin. These should be diluted in vegetable oil.
→ Essential oils that are photo-sensitizing, like citrus, should be avoided before exposure to the sun.
→ Essential oils for which no reaction has been induced can be applied purely (2 to 3 drops) on the inside of the wrists, the chest and back for the respiratory tract, the belly in circular massage for digestion, or Locally on the muscles or joints to be treated.
Essential oils should never be applied purely on sensitive parts of the body (armpits, genital areas, face, mucous membranes etc). Depending on the oil chosen, it is possible to prepare a dilution of 2% to 10% (depending on whether the care is cosmetic or therapeutic) in a vegetable oil, to benefit from it.


Internally

Many essential oils can be consumed. Citrus, herbs and spices are very popular in the kitchen for flavoring dishes and desserts, but attention must be paid to the dosages, given the power of essential oils. It is also possible to use them for therapeutic purposes, but in this case it is strongly advised to consult a qualified aromatherapist or other health professional to establish a protocol to follow, adapted to your needs.

First aid

→ Cotton and vegetable oil (sweet almond, safflower, olive, sunflower etc.) should always be handy when using an essential oil.

→ In case of ocular projection, immediately pour vegetable oil into the eye to dilute the essential oil, and pass a cotton also soaked in oil to eliminate it. The natural reflex of washing eyes with water aggravates the situation, since it disperses the essential oil that spreads over a larger surface of the eye.
→ In case of essential oil contact with the sensitive parts of the body (armpits, genital areas, face, mucous membranes etc), apply a vegetable oil generously on the affected part to decrease the irritation.
→ In case of repeated skin applications of an essential oil in the pure state, irritation or drying of the skin that can occur will be prevented by applying a small amount of fatty vegetable oil after application (and even before, To slow its absorption).

→ In case of accidental ingestion of pure essential oil:
The intake of greasy vegetable oil (from 1 to 10 spoonfuls) reduces the irritation of the digestive mucous membranes.

→ In case of accidental ingestion of a high dose of essential oil (whatever it is):
A) absorb several spoonfuls of greasy vegetable oil
B) induce vomiting (if possible)
C) urgently hospitalize the victim of the ingestion for gastric lavage and other care deemed necessary by hospital doctors.

→ To avoid this kind of accident, always keep bottles of essential oils out of reach of children, in bottles difficult to open.

Precautions for use

→ By becoming aware of the quantities of plants needed to obtain aromatic essences (for some species, up to 100kg for extraction of 10ml), you can capture the exceptional concentration of aromatic essences, They are misused.
→ Keep essential oils out of the reach of children, away from light and limit the contact of the oil with the air. Do not put the bottles down, make sure they are properly tightened and store them in a cool, dry place (between 10 and 25o). The bathroom is the worst place to store essential oils, despite the widespread trend!
→ Essential oils should be used with great caution in pregnant women, children, people with allergies or epilepsy. Respiratory allergies should also be careful with atmospheric diffusion. Refer to a professional aromatherapist.
→ Never pour pure essential oils into the bath water: lighter, the essential oil remains suspended on the surface of the water and it could irritate or even burn the skin. It should be diluted in a neutral foam bath base or in milk. The hydrolats are here suitable for enjoying a therapeutic bath without risk of irritation. A few drops of pure essential oils can also be poured onto a washcloth, placed beside the bath.
→ Never introduce pure essential oil into the ear canal.




There are no products to list in this category.