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How to Use Essential Oils Properly?

Jun 24,2022 | PHATOIL

There are many types of essential oils with different functions on the market. Because essential oils can be used by almost anyone due to their numerous functions, they are also very popular. when is the best time to use essential oils? How to use essential oils?

What is the best time to use essential oils?

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Essential oils are best used at night because the pure essential oils are easily volatile, so they should avoid strong light. Moreover, the use of essential oils generally has a relaxing effect on the nervous system. If used at night, it helps to improve sleep quality. And it is not recommended to use during the day. If you want to use them, it is recommended to take sun protection measures. 

Plant essential oils are accepted by more and more people, and their unique advantages in skin care are worthy of praise in terms of functional maintenance, such as enhancing skin vitality, as well as relaxing and soothing energy conditioning.

Skin care routine

There are a variety of skin care products, including lotions, creams, and essences. There is no need to avoid using other products while essential oils are used, not to mention that essential oils do not conflict with other cosmetics.

Where should essential oils be used?

Blend essential oils are a mixture of pure essential oils and base oils, which are fat-soluble.

Although it does not have much effect on water-soluble cosmetics, it will affect the absorption efficiency of water-soluble products to a certain extent.

Therefore, in general, essential oils for facial use are best used after toner and lotion.

However, it should be noted that when using sunscreen products, it is recommended that the interval between the application of essential oils and oils should be 5 minutes.

This is because the molecular weight of sunscreen products is too large and difficult to penetrate the skin.

Light-sensitive essential oils for evening use

Most of the essential oils of citrus are photosensitizing, such as sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot essential oils, and others.

In summer with strong ultraviolet rays, it is best not to apply these essential oils during the day because they contain special substances that may absorb sunlight and cause slight burns on the skin.

Therefore, for essential oils that may have photosensitivity, it is best to apply the time before going to bed at night, and control the dilution concentration of essential oils below 2%. 

Using essential oils after exercise

Essential oils with weight loss properties, which can increase metabolism, promote blood circulation, and have diuretic and detoxification properties, are best used after exercise. For more information, we could refer to Summer Body Massage Oil for Body Sculpting.

The natural plant essential oils allow oils to be quickly absorbed by the skin, which accelerates capillary circulation and enhances the detoxification function of lymphocytes.

juniper, grapefruit, and cypress essential oils. Using these essential oils is helpful in losing weight or detoxifying the body. And they can also be used to stimulate the body after proper exercise.

Use essential oils within 1 year of opening the cap

The shelf life of essential oils is not fixed, and different types of essential oils have different shelf lives.

In general, citrus essential oils (essential oils extracted from the peels of citrus fruits) must be used within 8 months of opening. For more than 8 months, it can only be used for incense, not for skin care. The shelf life of wood essential oils is generally long, such as sandalwood essential oil.

These are for pure essential oils. For blended essential oils that are mixed with a variety of essential oils and added with most of the base oils, the shelf life is generally 1 to 3 years, and it is under the premise of ensuring the correct storage environment.

Based on this, it is best to use the essential oil within 1 year after opening the cap. This is not only because of the possible expiration and deterioration of essential oils, but also because of efficacy considerations. Over time, many pure essential oils will gradually volatilize, which greatly reduces the efficacy of compound essential oils.

Three therapies to fully use essential oils

Breathing therapy

Most of the breathing therapy is using the diffuser for incense, and the principles and time of use are:

Use leafy essential oils such as tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, and eucalyptus during the day. woody essential oils such as spruce, juniper, and cypress essential oils.

They can purify the air, reduce inflammation and sterilization, improve breathing quality, improve thinking, increase concentration, eliminate irritability, and make the air have a cool smell, just like being in nature.

At night, it is suitable to use flower essential oils such as lavender, orange blossom, rose, ylang ylang, and chamomile essential oils. and woody essential oils like agarwood, which can soothe the nerves and help sleep).

Smearing therapy

The smearing therapy is to mix it with the base oil according to your own constitution and apply the essential oil to the skin or absorb it through massage.

Children's oils are basically agarwood, frankincense, sweet orange, and patchouli, which can increase children's physical energy without any irritation to themselves.

Adults with a dry constitution and oily skin can consider using leaf essential oils as the main ingredient, such as lemongrass, lemongrass, mint, tea tree, eucalyptus, patchouli, and basil.

If your constitution is cold and your skin is dry, you can use flower essential oils as the main ingredient, such as rose, jasmine, lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, geranium, etc.

Beauty therapy

Beauty therapy is to smear the face with essential oils, usually diluted compound essential oils. This therapy should distinguish between time and skin type.

The essential oils of whitening citrus, such as lemon and bergamot, have strong photosensitivity and are not suitable for daytime use.

Rose, chamomile, orange blossom, frankincense, helichrysum: these essential oils are anti-aging and can be used day and night.

Adding essential oils to a bath is effective in relieving fatigue and regulating the body's temperature. If it is used for a spa, it is recommended to use woody essential oils such as cypress, juniper, and spruce. These woody essential oils can enhance the state of mind and increase the depth of breathing.

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