A growing number of people are turning to essential oils to replace toxic cleaning chemicals and poisonous pesticides. If used right, these oils can also support us during minor illnesses, because they contain natural infection-fighting compounds. The right oils can also relieve headaches and muscle spasms. Inflammation is another condition that can often be helped with these oils.
But how many of us know how to use these oils properly? For one, they should generally not be rubbed onto our skin unless they are diluted in a neutral carrier oil. Authors Carol and David Schiller offer complete instructions on how to best use these plant-based remedies in their book, 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy: Mixing Oils for Everyday Use.
Women who are pregnant should avoid essential oils, unless a midwife or physician tells them differently.Buy Now