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Guide to home remedies using essential oils

For many years, I have been using essential oils for a variety of uses at home, such as for facial oil, topical healing, and aromatic therapy.

I haven’t been blessed with perfect facial skin. I battled with a severe acne from a young age. It is certainly not a pleasant experience going through youth with a terrible acne problem, especially for a girl. So, yes, I totally understand how other people feel about it. I hope that by sharing this extensive list of the most commonly used essential oils, people can find the confidence to whip up their very own elixir at home! It certainly is a very useful skill to have, plus you can save lots of money from not buying those expensive skin products that don’t always help.

First of all, let’s have a look at the various uses of essential oils:

  1. Bath
    Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil to carrier oil/body wash and pour into bath water
  2. Aroma Diffuser
    Add 5-10 drops
  3. Beauty & Bodycare
    Add 1-5 drops per 10 mg cosmetic base
  4. Compress
    Add 3-5 drops to a bowl of hot water
  5. Steam Inhalation
    Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of hot water
  6. Room Freshners
    Add 2-5 drops to a mixture of dried flowers, oil burner or wooden ornaments
  7. Aromatherapy Mist
    Add 10-15 drops to 30 ml water
  8. Topical Use
    See dillution guide below. Make sure to add essential oils to carrier oil for a proper dilution

Great options for Carrier Oils: Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Rosehip oil, and many others. Let’s not forget also, Witch Hazel and the wonderful Aloe Vera extract . Check out this link to learn more.


Dilution Guide for Essential Oils

Number of drops per ml

 10 ml20 ml30 ml50 ml100 ml
5%15304575150
4%12243660120
3%918274590
2%612183060
1%3691530
0.5%1.534.57.515

Recommended dilution:

  • Toddlers: 1%- 2%
  • Children: 1.5% – 3%
  • Adults: 2.5% – 5%

Healing Properties of Essential Oil

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Lists of Essential Oils AntiagingAstringentCicantrisant
Vulnerary
AntibacterialAntifungal
AntisepticInsect RepellentAnticoagulantAntiviralAntidepressantAntihistamineAntibioticAntiflammatoryAntioxidantCarminativeDecongestantDepurativeMetabolicFebrifugeNervineExpectorantImmune StimulantLaxativeSedativeStimulantTonicAphrodisiacAnalgesic
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