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Using Essential Oils

From the ancient Egyptians and Chinese to the Romans and Arabians, the beneficial properties of the pure essences of plants have been known and practiced for thousands of years, for spiritual and medicinal purposes to promote physical and emotional health and well being. The ECO. aroma collection contains an extensive range of 100% pure essential oils and blends that harness this ancient tradition for modern use for therapeutic purposes or for a sensory experience.

What makes the ECO. aroma range different to many other oils on the market is that we have modernised aromatherapy to make it easy to introduce the benefits of essential oils into your life. We do this by creating themed kits that help you know exactly when and how you can use essential oils, some of these best-selling trios include our Travel Essentials Trio, Calm & Destress Trio and Fight the Flu Trio. Here are some other great benefits and easy ways you can introduce aromatherapy into your routine:

 

Sleep

Our new Sleep Blend is formulated to help you relax and unwind, so you can be gently and softly soothed to sleep. We have also released this new blend in our new essential oil rollerball, perfect for applying directly to your pulse points. Our Dream Drops Blend is another beautifully restful blend of essential oils designed to encourage a restful night sleep. For those that love a pure essential oil, Lavender is well known for its relaxing and calming properties and can be put onto your pillow before going to sleep.

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Calming

We all sometimes need a little help to relax and relieve stress, our Calm & Destress Blend is a serene blend of essential oils to help melt away stress and calm and soothe mind and body. We also have a brilliant Calm & Destress Trio which is perfect if you like to make your own blends.

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Flu

Essential oils can be very healing when it comes to fighting colds and flu. Our best-selling Sinus Clear Blend combines the essential oils of lemongrass, lime, grapefruit and peppermint in a refreshing, clear blend to help treat the symptoms of hay fever, sinus, colds and flu. We also have a Sinus Clear Rollerball which is perfect for keeping in your bag if you feel a cold coming on. Our new Fight the Flu Trio contains three clearing, refreshing and healing essential oils to help stay well during those cold Winter months.

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How to use: Modern-day scientists have found that various essential oils have strong therapeutic properties, working against infections, bacteria and even viruses. They can influence your moods, sharpen your focus, promote relaxation and enhance sensuality. ECO. modern essentials offers natural solutions in alleviating common ailments and stress using these natural ancient remedies for modern day living.
Vaporisers Enjoy the aromas & the benefits or essential oils at home or at work by adding to your vaporiser. Add 6-8 drops of ECO. essential oil to your electric or tealight vaporiser. For tealight vaporisers, add 3/4 water to the top dish before adding your essential oils.
Bath Slipping into a warm bath with your favourite essential oil is pleasurable way of enjoying it's aroma & benefits for mind & body. Not all essential oils are suitable to be used in the bath, please check our website for individual instructions for each oil. Add 3-5 drops of ECO. essential oil to a full bath before immersing yourself in the warm water.
Shower Enjoy the infusion of essential oils with the vapour of a warm shower. Apply to an area on the shower floor where you are not standing as to be mindful not to slip. Sprinkle 1-2 drops of ECO. essential oil on the recess of your shower floor.
Massage Massage is a popular way to enjoy the therapeutic touch of an experience massage therapist combined with the benefits or aromatherapy. Sensitive skins may wish to perform patch test to the skin before the massage. See under safety & precautions for instructions. Add 3-6 drops of ECO. essential oil to a carrier oil for use in massage.
Steam Inhalation Some essential oils are very beneficial to help with symptoms of coughs & colds & respiratory issues.
Add 1-2 drops of ECO. essential oil to a bowl of steaming water & cover the head with a towel. Close the eyes & inhale deeply.
Pillow Several essential oils are beneficial to help with relaxation & encourage a good night's sleep. Add a drop to your pillow before sleep. Take care to not get oil in your eyes.

Safety & precautions with using essential oils

Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and volatile substances and therefore care must be taken when using them. The following guidelines need to be read before commencing using any essential in the ECO.AROMA range.

*Please check our website for individual instructions for each oil.

NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DILUTED
DO NOT APPLY ESSENTIAL OIL ON BROKEN, RAW OR SENSITIVE SKIN.


PREGNANCY: Caution needs to be taken using essential oils during pregnancy and in the case of some essential oil avoided all together. Certain oils are very stimulating some having a diuretic effect while others can induce menstruation and effective hormones.  For more on using essential oils during pregnancy please click here.
AVOID USING SUNBEDS AND DIRECT SUNLIGHT: Some essential, oils mainly expressed citrus oils, can cause the skin to become photosensitive for a short period of time. It is best to avoid direct sun exposure and sunbeds at least 24 hours after use of these oils on the skin.
RECOMMENDED DILUTIONS ECO. recommends 6 drops of essential oil to 12ml of carrier oil of an ADULTS massage. ECO. recommends 3 drops of essential oil to 12ml of carrier oil of for CHILDREN, ELDERLY AND PREGNANT WOMEN.
SKIN SENSITIVE: some essential oils can irritate sensitive skin. ECO recommends doing a patch test on the inner arm before use.
CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER: if any symptoms persist ensure you consult your health care provider.

 

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