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The Essential Oil Beginner’s Guide: Step-by-Step How to Use Essential Oil

December 23, 2022

Are you looking to incorporate essential oils into your wellness routine, but not sure how to use them? Essential oils can be a powerful and effective tool for enhancing your well-being, but it’s important to use them correctly to get the most out of your oils. Here’s a step-by-step guide to using essential oils:

Step 1: Choose an essential oil
There are many different types of essential oils available, each with its own unique properties and benefits. Consider your needs and preferences when choosing an essential oil. Do you want to promote relaxation? Try lavender or coriander seed. Do you want to boost your energy levels? Try peppermint or eucalyptus. Or, if you’re not sure which oil to choose, consider trying a blend of essential oils formulated for a specific purpose, such as Kalm’s Signature Blend, Relaxation and Resurrection.

Step 2: Choose a method of application
There are many different ways to use essential oils, including aromatherapy, cleaning, and relaxation techniques. Some popular methods of application include:

Diffusing- Use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air. This can be a great way to benefit from the aromatic properties of the oil and promote relaxation or improve air quality. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to a natural stone diffuser and inhale the steam to benefit from the oil’s therapeutic properties.

Inhalation- Add a few drops of the essential oil to a tissue or cotton ball and inhale the scent. This can be a quick and easy way to benefit from the therapeutic properties of the oil. You can also add a few drops of the essential oil to a handkerchief or scarf and inhale the scent throughout the day for a quick pick-me-up.

Topical application- Some essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, while others should be diluted with carrier oil, such as coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil, before use. Be sure to read the label and follow the instructions for recommended usage. Avoid applying essential oils to sensitive areas, such as the eyes or mucous membranes, and test a small patch of skin before using the oil if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. You can also add a few drops of the essential oil to a warm bath or use it in a massage oil for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Step 3: Store the essential oil properly
Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat to preserve their effectiveness and prevent them from breaking down or evaporating. Keep the oils out of reach of children and pets, and never ingest essential oils unless directed by a healthcare professional. Some essential oils, such as tea tree and eucalyptus, can be toxic if ingested.

Step 4: Follow safety guidelines
It’s important to follow safety guidelines when using essential oils to avoid irritation or allergic reactions. Dilution is key – essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used in moderation. Using too much essential oils can cause irritation or allergic reactions, especially when applied to the skin. It’s always a good idea to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying them to your skin and to follow the instructions on the label for recommended usage.

In conclusion, using essential oils can be a simple and effective way to enhance your wellness routine. Whether you choose to use them for aromatherapy, relaxation, or cleaning, be sure to choose an essential oil that meets your needs, choose a method of application that works for you, and store the oil properly to get the most out of your essential oils. Just be sure to follow safety guidelines and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or pre-existing health conditions.

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Welcome to Kalm, where we believe in the power of natural aromatherapy to bring peace and tranquility to your daily life. Based in Malaysia, our brand offers a range of essential oils and selenite stone diffusers that are sure to elevate your senses and create a soothing atmosphere in any space.

Our selenite stone diffusers are made from 100% pure selenite, a natural crystal known for its calming and balancing properties. Simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the diffuser and watch as it transforms your space into a relaxing oasis.

Our essential oils are carefully curated and sourced from around the world to provide the highest quality and most aromatic experience. From uplifting scents like lemon and eucalyptus to calming scents like lavender, we have something for every mood and preference.




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