How to use essential oils
Essential oils can be used in perfumes, foodstuffs, disinfectants, as antibiotics in the agricultural sector, in soaps, in shampoo, and in a hundred other ways. There are wide- ranging medical benefits ascribed to specific oils – most commonly their antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities. Some are insect repellent, others support concentration, muscle relief, stress or panic reduction, relaxation or sleep.
A key feature of our fynbos essential oils is the range and variation of exquisite fragrances. These you need to experience yourself. Fragrances can be best enjoyed by heating in water over an oil burner or dispersing through a diffuser. A few drops in the bath, spritzing via a misting bottle, or sprinkling on one’s bed are other ways of enjoying both the fragrances and therapeutic qualities of individual oils. Some of our fynbos essential oils are very rare and not all of their qualities are fully understood. We would love for you to share your individual experiences.
Add a few drops of the essential oil into a bowl of steaming hot water, covering your head and the bowl with a cloth or large towel. Slowly inhale the essential oil steam.
Add a drop into your palms and rub your palms together. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth. Deeply inhale.
Add a few drops of essential oil to your diffuser, aroma-burner or humidifier and let it run next to your bedside, any room or workplace to enhance the mood; support the respiratory system and cleanse the air.
Add oils and water to misting bottles. Spritz into the air as needed.
Add a few drops of essential oil into your bath and enjoy soaking in the relaxing benefits.
Apply diluted oil to the soles of the feet, the back of the neck, or along the spine. They will readily absorb into your skin.Or add a few drops of essential oil into a tablespoon or two of carrier oil of your choice (i.e. olive oil, coconut oil) and massage into the affected area.
Take care when using essential oils
Our products are not intended to prevent or cure any illness.
Do not use while pregnant, and take special care with infants and young children.
When applying topically dilute with an appropriate carrier oil. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or health care provider.