I am often asked about dilution. Because of the potency and purity of these oils, dilution will be necessary this is great as it means your oils will last longer and be able to be applied to your skin.
Different oils have a warming or cooling effects on the skins such as oregano, or peppermint. This can feel like a burning sensation on sensitive skin so always dilute and test before applying. Whereas other oils such as Lavender are more soothing to the skin, and can be used with little or no dilution depending on age, and area of the body.
Other things to consider with oil blends are the sun sensitive oils (Citrus) that can amplify the effects of the sun and cause burning if used on the skin before sun expose.
Please keep in mind these charts are only a guideline to follow. When counting drops I tend to get that stubborn drop that won’t come out and then 2 drops come out It’s OK if your blend does not have the exact drops the chart is recommending (remember it is a guideline). Essential oil drops are really an inaccurate measure because the viscosity differs in oils and not all droppers used are the exact same, meaning drops are not a uniform measurement. So again, these are guidelines.
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Some days are easy and some days are hard, but some days you really need emotional support.
Today is one of those days for me. I am just feeling really fragile for no real reason. I received some criticism, (for something that wasn’t my fault) and I’ve felt terrible all day. My life is pretty good, I can’t complain. I work from home, all my needs met, I’m doing well and today I even got to watch my two eldest daughters receive some well deserved awards for school achievement. That didn’t stop that nagging gut feeling, that was bringing me down.
Why such a small thing could get me down is beyond my comprehension, it’s not my normal, but here I am hours later thinking any moment I could cry if I think about it for more than 3 seconds. The person even called me, to admit it was in fact his fault for not communicating the details after making an exception to usual procedures. But still I feel low. this is very out of character for me, I have even prayed for comfort.
The LORD works in mysterious ways.
So I turned to essential oils. A quick check in a book/app for oils to use and I’m reaching for the diffuser. Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon and Lime to the rescue. I put these oils in the diffuser, but later decided to make up a 10mL roller with this same blend. I also decided to treat myself to a pot of tea in a special set a friend gave me. After an hour sitting here with the diffuser, It has really lifted my spirits and I and feel the frowns line leaving.
Is it time for you to do some self care today?