THE SCENT STORY – PART 3

How to use Essential Oils Properly

So now we know what Aromatherapy Oils are, how we extract them and why we use them, but how can you harness their phenomenal powers correctly?

Here are a few great methods to really make the most of these oils:

  • Inhalation

    This happens via the olfactory system, or the nose and nasal passages. This sends a message to limbic system which is telegraphed to the central nervous system as well as the glands that control how the body function. It only takes seconds for the message to get to the brain and the effects can be instantaneous.

  • Baths

    In this instance the essential oils can be absorbed through the skin as well as being inhaled through the olfactory system. Apply to your bath via aromatic bath salts or bath oils (safely produced to enable slow release of essential oils) and benefit from the slow dispersal of the healing oils.

  • Massage

    Pure essential oils are approximately 70 times more concentrated than the whole plant. For massage a 2.5% diluted essential oil solution is recommended. The massage itself enables the body to absorb the moisturising oil whilst the person can be calmed and healed with the curative scents.

  • TJK Haircare

    The TJK haircare routine is not only a cleansing experience but a sensory experience. We have combined the best natural products available with a bespoke blend of essential oils to give the user an holistic approach to their haircare. Whilst nurturing the hair and scalp with moisture the senses are soothed and regenerated through inhalation. The essential oils also benefit the scalp aiding to abate any recurring conditions and have beneficial effects on the scalp’s circulation when stimulated with massage.

What not to do!

In general Essential oils are very safe to use, but there are some precautions you should take so as not to harm your body with these exceedingly high concentrate oils.

  1. Always use a carrier oil!
    1. Essential Oils should never be used directly on the skin as they are very potent botanical extracts. The only exception to this is Lavender that can be used in small doses.
  2. Avoid contact with the eyes or any mucus membrane
  3. Do not use essential oils internally
  4. Use only pure essential oils, not synthetic counterfeits
  5. Keep out of reach of children

When you know the correct way to harness the healing and restorative powers of natural essential oils you really will see the lasting benefits. At TJK we have selected a range of bespoke blends to ensure you body is safe and reaping the benefits of the cold pressed essential oils.

If you are concerned about any of the blends we use at TJK or the effects essential oils may have on your body, please feel free to contact us or talk to your healthcare advisor.