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Frann's Alt.Health Shop offers selected high quality essential oils with healing and soothing properties. My product range includes a wide range of organic essential oils. You can buy your essential oils with confidence online from Frann's Alt.Health.
Of course, it's perfectly possible to use carrier oils just on their own for skin care and massage, but really you know, that's missing the point. Essential oils are pretty much where the aromatherapy rubber meets the road. They are, literally, the essence of what aromatherapy is about.
There's much more to essential oils than just a nice aroma. Not all essential oils smell that great, anyway. If all you want is a nice scent, you are in the wrong place. This page is for medicinally active essential oils, which pack a punch like a 50lb gorilla in comparison to other fragrant oils. You have to take them seriously, because if you treat them as if they were perfumes, you could cause yourself problems.
Take the time to read the information about each oil before using it. In particular take note of the warnings in each oil's description, where present. Remember that not all oils are suitable for children, and even where you do use them, you should use dilutions on the low side, just for safety's sake.
Please note that most citrus-based essential oils are photo-sensitising, as are some other oils. It is advisable not to use tanning beds or sunbathe within 48 hours of using these oils.
How to use your essential oils
There are three main ways of using essential oils: in an oil burner, mixed with a carrier oil or added to a bath or footbath.
An alternative to an oil burner which is safer for children's rooms or when you want to have fragrance while the occupants are sleeping is either to use an electric diffuser or to put up to 5 drops of essential oil (3 for children) onto a damp towel or cloth and drape it over a radiator.
— In an oil burner, just add up to 5 drops essential oil to some water in the bowl before lighting the tealight, or in an electric diffuser put them directly onto the pad.
— Use a mixing bottle with a measured amount of your chosen carrier oil or carrier oil blend. You can add up to 4 different essential oils to the blend, a total of 5 drops essential oil to each 10ml base oil (e.g if you are using 2 different essential oils, that means 5 drops of each oil to 20ml base oil). Of course, if one or more of the oils is normally diluted at (more or) less than 5 drops per 10ml carrier, adjust the quantity accordingly. Put the cap on and shake well to mix before use.
— Add up to 5 drops essential oil or 5ml essential oil blend to a bath of warm water, or one or two drops in a footbath, mix in well and enjoy.
You can also use the oils to make other products, such as body butters, soaps, bubble baths and so on. Follow the dilutions suggested here and only use oils which are safe for use on skin.