This almost feels like a TV series.
Season 1, Episode 2 🤩
My last post was about the Aromatic Application of Essential Oils, but there are more ways to take advantage of these precious oils. Topical application is another very effective method. Once absorbed, they remain in the applied area for a localized benefit. They penetrate easily into the skin, because they have low molecular weight and are liposoluble. They can used as a concentrated and localized treatments.
There are several ways to increase your absorption of essential oils:
A light massage will increase blood flow to the area of application, improving the distribution throughout the body.
The use of a vegetable oil also increases absorption. Especially in dry skin, it helps moisturize the skin and slows down the oil's evaporation.
Add a few drops of essential oil to a warm bath.
Make a hot or cold compress by dipping a towel in water with essential oils, then apply in the desired area.
Add oil to a moisturizing cream or lotion.
Best application areas
- Forehead and temples
- Chest and abdomen
- Legs and soles of feet
However, there are a few precautions:
To reduce the likelihood of developing an allergic reaction, especially in young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a vegetable oil (such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil) to dilute the more potent oils, especially when experiencing oil for the first time . *
Normally, the recommended dilution ratio is one drop of the essential oil to every three drops of vegetable oil. *
It is always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day instead of a single large dose. *
Start with the lowest possible dose (1 to 2 drops). A topical dose may be repeated every 4 to 6 hours as needed. *
As individuals, we all have our peculiarities, the dose may vary according to the weight, age and general health of each person. *
Sensitive Areas to Avoid:
- Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
- Eyes and inner ears
- Cracked, injured or injured skin
Thank You Mother Nature.
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The publication of this information is not a medical practice and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before taking any form of treatment, the reader should seek the advice of their physician or other healthcare provider.
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