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Category Essential Oils

Beginning with essential oils or aromatherapy?

essential oils

Essential Oils

Are you starting to use essential oils? Here’s a little guide with some necessary notes about essential oil safety. There are three traditional methods of using oils for aromatherapy which have been called the English, French and German models.

The English model includes what is now called ‘aromatherapy massage’ – involving the dilution of important oils in carrier or base oils and application topically to the skin. Since both the essential oils and the carrier oils work with the skin, the oils are absorbed into the blood stream with subsequent physiological effect. Most essential oils need significant dilution (typically to less than 3% of the overall volume) as they can trigger skin inflammation...

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