Every woman has a bottle of the essential oil that belongs to oneself. As essential oil is more and more popular, however more and more people do not pay attention to the usage of essential oil. The result protects skin to become disfigurement. Skin care is very important, essential oils need to be careful.
So how to use essential oils correctly?
1)Dilute before use
Essential oils are extracts from plants and contain a high concentration of active ingredients. If you do not add any dilution of direct use, it is easy to cause skin nutrition surplus, like eating meat all day without vegetarian collocation, the result is just the opposite.
Take the unilateral essential oil as an example, the most commonly used method is to dilute the essential oil and smoke it in the air, which can promote sleep and enjoy a pleasant sleep environment.
Which essential oils can be used directly, such as lavender essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, tea tree essential oil can be used in small amounts on the skin. But also avoid the vulnerable parts of the eye; However, there are other essential oils that can be used directly.
2)Sensitivity test should be done before use
The concentration of essential oil is too high, besides the person that itself has sensitive reaction to essential oil, the likelihood can cause skin is sensitive or stimulate reaction, sensitive test is done before using so especially important.
As a simple and easy way to learn, dilute one drop of essential oil in 10ml of base oil and apply it to the bend of the elbow, the inside of the wrist or the chest. Leave it on for 24 hours.
If there is no redness or irritation, you can accept the essential oil and vice versa. If unfortunately, skin discomfort or erythema phenomenon, need to be immediately washed with cold water, after use also need to double use or completely abandoned.
3)Don't stick with one essential oil
Same kind of essential oil, had better use continuously not more than 3 weeks, be sure to remember unilateral essential oil does not use every day. Because long-term use, can accumulate toxin, can cause unnecessary harm to the body function.
4)Use at night to avoid exposure to toxins
Some essential oils are photosensitive, and when exposed to the sun after use, they can produce a polytoxic reaction that can cause skin darkening and even skin cancer. Therefore, essential oils are best used at night to reduce the possibility of photosensitivity.
5)Precautions for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women avoid certain essential oils during pregnancy because some of them can cause menstrual disorders. And some of their diuretic components may cause fluid loss in the placenta. In fact, no matter what essential oil, for the baby, or as far as possible to use less, even temporarily do not use any skin care products.
I hope the tips I've shared about proper use of essential oils will help you.