USING ESSENTIAL OILS:
Essential oils as Foods
Essential oils can be used in cooking as a flavouring for yoghurt, desserts, sauces, balsamic vinegar, oils for dressings, drinks and liqueurs. A single drop is enough to flavour 100 g/100 mL of food or drink. To flavour plant oil to use as a dressing, you can add 100% pure essential oils of: basil, coriander, fennel, ginger, green pepper, lemon, marjoram, orange, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme.
Essential oils as Air and Room Scents – diffusers, fountains, humidifiers and perfumers
Essential oils can be used to purify the air by removing smoke and unpleasant odours at home, in the office and in the car. Add 6 to 15 drops of essential oil to your diffuser or to your oil heater with added water. The 100% pure essential oils that can be used as room scents include: bay, bergamot, cajeput, cedar, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, mint, mountain pine, myrtle, orange, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, stone pine and tea tree.
Essential oils as Cosmetics – massage
Essential oils can be used in massage, where their refreshing, stimulating, rejuvenating, relaxing, restorative, calming, sensual and detoxifying properties come to the fore. Massage oils are created by blending a plant oil, such as almond, avocado, hazelnut, hemp, jojoba, rosehip or wheatgerm, with 2–4% of individual or blended essential oils. For a rejuvenating massage, the following essential oils are best: bay laurel, bergamot, cedar, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mint, rhododendron and Scots pine.
Essential oils as Cosmetics – bathing
Essential oils can be used in your bath, where their refreshing, stimulating, relaxing, restorative, calming, sensual and detoxifying properties come to the fore. They are also wonderful in saunas and foot baths.
As a base, you can use honey, cream, clay and salt (2–3 spoonfuls), and then add individual or blended essential oils. We recommend the following quantities:
Full bath: 10–20 drops of essential oil
Hip bath: 3–5 drops of essential oil
Foot bath: 3–5 drops of essential oil
Our suggested essential oils for a harmonising evening bath: bergamot, camphor leaves, clove leaves, honey, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, linaloe, mandarin, orange and sandalwood.
Face and body treatments, skin care, compresses, masks, tonics, deodorants, body washes, shampoos and hair products. All these cosmetic treatments start with a base of plant oil (for example: almond, avocado, hazelnut, jojoba or wheatgerm), shea butter, clay, or a neutral shampoo or body wash. Individual or blended essential oils are then added to this base, in a ratio of 2–4%.
Our suggested 100% pure essential oils for dry skin: frankincense, jasmine, myrrh, neroli and palmarosa.
Our suggested 100% pure essential oils for oily skin: cedar, cypress, lavender, orange, rosemary and sandalwood.
Well-being and personal care
To help you rest and relax. To improve breathing and help prevent illness in winter. In fragrance diffusers, massages and baths.
Our suggested essential oils for relaxation: cedar, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemon balm, mandarin, myrtle, neroli, orange, petitgrain lemon, rose, sandalwood, yarrow and ylang-ylang.
Our suggested essential oils for improving breathing and helping prevent illness in winter: cajeput, eucalyptus, hyssop, litsea, mountain pine, myrtle, niaouli, stone pine, thyme and true lavender.
To stimulate concentration and meditation. In fragrance diffusers, massages and baths.
Our suggested essential oils for stimulating concentration: bergamot, grapefruit, hyssop, lemon, lemon balm, lime, mint, stone pine and verbena.
Our suggested essential oils for meditation: cedar, elemi, frankincense, hyssop, juniper, myrrh, myrtle, rose and sage.
To create Perfume, Eau de parfum, Eau de toilette and Cologne.
As a base, you can use jojoba oil or alcohol, and then add essential oils in a ratio of 2–15%.
Our suggested essential oils for an enticing perfume: benzoin Siam, cedar, champak, clove leaves, frangipani, frankincense, jasmine, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver and ylang-ylang.
TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL, RADIANT SKIN
All 100% pure essential oils are highly concentrated and should not be used on the skin undiluted. They should always be combined with a carrier, such as plant oils, butters, creams and neutral cleansers. Always check the dose printed on the packaging.
Treatments for your face
FACE OIL: 5–10 drops of essential oil in 100 mL of a base oil, such as sweet almond oil.
FACE TONIC: Add 2 drops of essential oil to around 90 mL of aromatic water and 5–10 mL of alcohol, or directly to FLORA aromatic waters.
FACE MASK: Mix 3 spoonfuls of clay or oatmeal with water to form a thick paste, then add 2 drops of essential oil.
STEAM FACIAL: Add 1–2 drops of essential oil to 2 litres of water.
Treatments for your body
AROMATIC BATH: Always combine essential oils with an emulsifier – with 2 spoonfuls of cream or honey, neutral liquid soap or a handful of sea salt. For a full-body bath, add 10–20 drops of essential oil; for a hip bath or a foot bath, add 3–5 drops of essential oil.
MASSAGE OIL AND BODY OIL: 30–40 drops of essential oil in 100 mL of a plant oil, such as sweet almond oil.
HOT OR COLD COMPRESS: Add 2–4 drops of essential oil to 2 litres of water.