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Essential Oils

Pure Essential Oils are natural extracts from leaves, petals, gums, barks, berries, roots and fruit rinds. Being highly concentrated, they are effective in small doses. Store away from sunlight and heat and keep out of reach of children. 

Aroma is one of life’s greatest pleasures, promoting relaxation and balance in body, mind and spirit.

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

BATH: 5-10 drops dispersed into a full bathtub. This is one of the most effective, easiest and enjoyable methods of absorbing oils through your skin. Some of the rich dark oils such as Vetivert, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Jasmine and Myrrh can stain fiberglass bathtubs. To avoid this mix the oils with 1tsp of milk to disperse the oils effectively. One cup of Epsom Salts stirred into the bath water increases the absorption of the oils into the skin.

SHOWER: 2-4 drops on a wet cloth.  After washing, add 2-6 drops to your wet cloth, squeeze and press the cloth over your skin. Continue wetting the cloth and pressing onto your skin until the essential oils have dispersed. This is a beautiful way to naturally perfume your body and to enjoy the oil’s healing benefits. Use invigorating essential oils like Bergamot, Lemongrass, Lotus, Ravensara, or Rosewood for your morning shower and relaxing oils like Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Oud, White Musk or Ylang Ylang for your evening shower. Also check out our essential oil blends for your showertime pleasure.

AROMABURNER (Also known as Vaporisation) : 2-8 drops in your aroma burner bowl will add a delightful ambience to any room or environment.  Use therapeutic oils like Eucalyptus, Recharge or Immune Tune during winter to keep the atmosphere healthy and relaxation, spicy or floral oils like Festive Cheer, Musk Mood or Deep Relax, for welcoming guests to celebrations or simply for end of day relaxation.  

MASSAGE: 15 drops of essential oil to 30mls of carrier oil. Massage is another effective and pleasurable way of dispersing essential oils onto the body.  Massage increases blood flow and helps to eliminate toxic waste in the body as well as being a nurturing relaxing experience. View our range of ready-made massage oils.
 
FOOTBATH: 4-8 drops dispersed into warm water.  Relieves tired aching feet. Use after work for 5-10 minutes, a footbath can do wonders to de-stress, revive and refresh you for the hours into the evening. 

COMPRESS: 4-8 drops into a basin of water.  Add essential oils, soak a cloth in the water, lightly wring out and place over affected area. Use a hot compress for menstrual pain, boils, abscesses, muscular aches and a cold compress for headaches, sprains, bruises, back and neck pains.

STEAM INHALATION: 1 drop of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot (not boiling) water, cover head and bowl with a towel, close your eyes and inhale the vapours deeply for several minutes. Use Eucalyptus or Breathe Easy for decongesting upper respiratory ailments or as part of a deep cleansing beauty treatment use Rose & Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium or Palmarosa.

DIRECT INHALATION: 2-4 drops applied to collars, cuffs and tissues to carry with you during the day, inhaling the vapours deeply and regularly.  1-3 drops of Sleep Well essential oil blend on upper the bed sheet can assist with sleeping difficulties and Flu Fix when you're all bunged up and feel lousy.

DIRECT APPLICATION : 1 drop onto dampened end of cotton bud applied to the affected area. Use for burns, bites, cuts, pimples. Lavender, Tea Tree and NZ Manuka and Kanuka oils are the only oils that can be safely used directly on the skin.    

HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS

4-6 drops in pot pourii to revive its aroma.  

4-6 drops onto a cotton ball and place in draws, closets and cupboards to leave a pleasing, lingering fragrance.  Lavender will deters moths from clothing drawers. Peppermint can deter mice from kitchen cupboards. Lemongrass is good for musty wardrobes and drawers.
   
4-6 drops on the vacuum cleaner filter leaves a refreshing aroma around the home. Use lemongrass, cinnamon, lavender, grapefruit or vanilla.

6-10 drops on carpet corners as a room freshener.  Great for freshening up the holiday house, rooms with unpleasant odours and musty wardrobes. Use light colour oils like lavender, rosemary, frankincense or marjoram.

8-10 drops into the last rinse cycle of the washing machine or the rinse water when hand washing delicates.

50 drops into a garden mist spray for use on garden plants to assist in repelling insects.  Use fennel, rosemary, peppermint or our essential oil blend of Bug Off.

Use your imagination and enjoy bringing the uplifting aromas of essential oils into your daily life.

Therapeutic information supplied on this web site does not replace diagnosis or treatments by qualified medical practitioners.  The therapeutic uses listed have been gathered from reputable aromatherapy sources and are intended for educational purposes. Owing to the biochemical structure of essential oils, a small number of people may react differently to essential oils than expected.  It is for this reason Fire & Ice make no guarantees as to their effects and uses.  No liability will be accepted for misuse, abuse or different reactions to the oils.

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