I have my oils, now what?
The first steps in your oil adventure...
Hooray, your oils are here!
And now? What you should NOT do is leave the bottles closed 😃
First open all the bottles and smell them and see what the scents do to you. Perhaps there is a scent that you immediately like. Well, take that first, put water in your diffuser (up to the red dot) about 6 drops of the oil, switch on and enjoy.
And now you sit down relaxed with a cup of coffee or tea and read everything you have received in your package in peace.
If it's good, you have next to you Basic kit (Home Essentials Kit or Family Essentials kit or one of the other kits) also the fractionated coconut oil, Petal broadcast (included in the Home Essentials kit), 3 Roll-Ons, 3 Spray bottles and the Veggie Caps (empty capsules for internal use of your oils).
If you haven't, hopefully you have a different base oil on hand, because you want to dilute your oils with base oil before using them on your skin. That is better for your skin and the essential oils evaporate less quickly, so that your body can absorb more oil.
Diluting = always smart!
Look further in the text for a dilution overview.
Below are recipes for in the diffuser, for roll-ons, sprays and Veggie caps, which you can make with your new oils.
Recipes for your Aroma diffuser
The easiest and safest form of aromatherapy is to use essential oils in the diffuser. Always use a high quality cold water mist diffuser. High-quality oils dissolve plastic – cheap diffusers break easily, and my experience is that cheap diffusers get hot. Websites such as Wish and Aliexpress entice you with great prices. You can assume that you get what you pay for. Cheap = expensive. I've been using the Petal for years now and it's still running. We also have a diffuser in every room of our house.
But start slow - crazy will come later 😃
DIY Roll On recipes
There are so many different options to combine the oils from your starter set with each other. Below I give you the roll-on recipes that we use the most.
I prefer to use 5ml roll-ons with metal roller-ball. My recipes are tailored to this. If you prefer to work with 10ml roll-ons, you have to double the drops.
As a base oil I use fractionated coconut oil (fco), because it has no odor of its own, is very liquid and absorbs quickly. But you can also use other base oils. The shelf life of the base oil (or carrier oil) is determined by the content of Vitamin E.
If you want to extend the shelf life of a roll, you could consider adding extra Vitamin E. In my experience, however, that is not necessary. In our family, we usually finish the roll within a few weeks.
DIY Spray recipes
Sprays can be made on a water basis (distilled water or cooled boiled water) with possibly a dash of vodka or hamamelis extract or a pinch of salt or a very small amount of liquid soap - depending on what you want to use the spray for. Then the oils emulsify better with the water.
You can also make oil-based sprays with fractionated coconut oil. Other base oils are often too thick and clog the spray head. Sometimes I also mix water with a little oil, for example for sprays for the hair.
It is also very good to use the neutral Hand and Body Lotion mixed in a spray with distilled water. Aloe Vera gel can also be used. You have plenty of options here!
Sprays with water should always be shaken well before use, because the essential oil floats on top of the water.
Veggie Caps recipes
I was excited right from the start about making my own capsules with the oils.
It really isn't difficult and the benefits are phenomenal. Of course you can also buy ready-made capsules, but the adventurer in me likes to experiment and make it yourself.
Veggie caps are only suitable for adults. What I mean by this: DO NOT USE FOR CHILDREN.
Here I give you my most used Veggie caps recipes.
Please note: the Veggie caps dissolve quite quickly, you must always make the capsules fresh and take them immediately. I usually supplement with olive oil.
I have a 15ml bottle with a pipette ready for this.
I'd love to hear about your experiences and I hope you enjoy your first order.