4. Use diluted essential oils
Essential oils must be diluted to the appropriate concentration before topical application. This not only falls under the category of essential oil safety, but it is also important advice for oils preservation. Some essential oils can be applied to the skin in their full potency, undiluted, which is strongly recommended by some manufacturers and aromatherapists. There are some protocols that are appropriate for this type of neat application, and the oils should be used by this. However, in most cases, the oils must be used diluted and at higher frequencies. Even so, you will get the desired result and save some essential oil.
5. Choose the best way to use oils for your needs
Make sure that the way you’re going to use the essential oil is going to give you the best results possible for the benefit you’re after. Otherwise, you risk wasting valuable “gift of the nature”. For example, if you want to use an essential oil to help with an emotional issue, you might find that using a personal inhaler is more effective than applying the oil or blend (obviously diluted) to the bottoms of your feet.
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6. Use intermittent diffusion
It is best to avoid continuously diffusing essential oils or blends. Intermittent diffusion is not only more secure, but it is more efficient and it also helps essential oil last longer. Remember that with essential oils, less is more. We also know that nothing in excess will benefit us. In this case, in addition to the waste of oil, we may wake up with an overload of the olfactory system and the problems that generates.
7. Diffuse with a purpose
Essential oils should only be diffused if they have a specific purpose, and not just to make the space smell “nice.” There are many natural air fresheners on the market that are less expensive and dedicated. Make use of them!