For infants and young children:
.5-1% dilution = 3-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier
Sensitive skin: .5 to 1 percent dilution = 3 to 6 drops per ounce
Normal, healthy skin: 1 to 2.5 percent dilution = 6 to 15 drops per ounce
2.5% dilution = 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier
3% dilution = 20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier
5% dilution = 30 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier
10% dilution = 60 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier
General purpose: Mix 1 cup vinegar, 2 cups purified water, and 10 drops of oil in a spray bottle.
Freshen Air/Dispel Odors
Essential oils are very effective to relieve stress and encourage relaxation. The most effective methods for using essential oils to aid in calming the mind and relaxing the body are vaporization, baths, and massages. The oils can be used on their own or a combination of multiple scents.
Use oils in a diffuser or an aroma lamp, add 10 maximum drops to a hot bath, or make massage oil by adding 10 drops maximum to one ounce of carrier oil such as almond or olive.
Lavender is the most common for relaxation. It is a sedative and a tonic. It helps you to relax while easing aches and pains. Sprinkle four drops on a tissue and inhale deeply for sudden stress. In the past, people carried handkerchiefs perfumed with lavender water or rose water.
Experiment with different combinations to find the right the effects for you. Do not to mix more than three oils.
Neroli (orange blossom)
Patchouli (also an aphrodisiac)
Black: Banishing, banishing negativity, absorbing negativity
Brown: Stability, pets, grounding, strength
Blue: Healing, patience, happiness, wisdom, psychic abilities, tranquility, changes
Gold: Solar magick, financial matters, prosperity, represents the Sun, Yang, and the God
Gray: Uncertainty, neutral, making choices, represents between light and dark
Green: Healing, money, wealth, fertility, jobs, growth, luck, abundance
Orange: Energy, courage, success, willpower, imagination
Pink: Romantic love, friendship, peace, compassion
Purple: Power, spirituality, meditation, magickal powers, deep healing
Red: Energy, strength, passion, courage, protection, self-defense
Silver: Female energy; represents the Moon, Yin, the Goddess
White: All purposes, peace, purity, protection
Yellow: Intellectual pursuits, confidence, travel, communication
FENG SHUI CORRESPONDENCES
Water: Inspiration and creativity energy
Wood: Communication energy
Fire: Intimate and friendly energy
Metal: Intelligence & sharpness of mind energy, is associated with wealth
Earth: Nurturing and caring energy