Methods and Dosages for 
Using Essential Oils

These guidelines are approximate. Exact recipes depend on potency and concentration of the oils used. Remember, if you want a stronger formula, adding a drop or two is easy, but removing is not.

Inhalation: 1 - 4 drops
Put drops onto a tissue or handkerchief and inhale. Good in moments of extreme stress, depression and fatigue and for opening blocked nasal passages.

Room Diffuser: 5 - 10 drops
With a ceramic diffuser, add oil to one cup of water, light candle. Oil molecules will be released into the air. For electric diffuser, follow instructions. Good for fighting airborne germs.

Full Bath/Foot Bath: 2 - 4 drops (children); 4 - 8 drops (adults)
Put drops in water after bath is drawn and gently stir. Soak for minimum 15 minutes. Relax and breathe deeply.

Compress: 3 - 5 drops
Put drops into a basin of warm water and dip clean cloth into the mixture. Squeeze out excess water and place on painful area. Very effective for treating stomach cramps, open wounds, inflammation and joint/muscle aches.

Steam Vapor Inhalation: 5-8 drops
Run hot water into sink or bowl. Cover head with a towel and lean over water. Keep eyes closed! Breathe deeply through nose. Excellent for head congestion and sinus infection.

Microwave a mug of water, add 3-5 drops of (  )Stir with metal spoon, wrap a towel around the mug, making a tent effect. Control the opening with the ends of the towel. Close eyes and breathe deeply through the nose. Excellent for head congestion and sinus infection.

Massages: 3 drops to 1 tsp. oil
15 drops to 1 oz. of carrier oil = 2.596 dilution factor (for all-over body massage)

Room Spray: 10 drops to 1 oz. water
Shake well each time and spritz into air for masking unpleasant odors and killing germs. Avoid wood furniture.

Household Cleaning: 2 - 5 drops in basin
Use less-costly oils (eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, orange) to wipe down sufaces, avoiding wood furniture. Kills bacteria and makes your space smell wonderful. Almost makes cleaning fun! 

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