I have my oils, now what?
The first steps on your oil journey...
Hooray, your oils are here!
And now what? What you should NOT do, is leave the bottles closed 😃
First, open all the bottles one-by-one, inhale and see what the aroma does for you. Maybe there’s an aroma you love right away. Take that one first, put water in your diffuser (up to the red dot), add about 6 drops of the oil, switch the diffuser on and enjoy.
And now you sit down and relax with a cup of coffee or tea and read through everything you received with your first order.
If you’ve followed our advice, you have received in addition to your Basic kit (Home Essentials Kit or Family Essentials kit or one of the other kits) also the fractionated coconut oil, the Petal diffuser (included in 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, then hopefully you have another carrier oil in your house, because you want to dilute your oils with carrier oil before you use them on your skin. This is better for your skin and the essential oils do not evaporate as quickly, so your body can absorb more oil.
Dilution = 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 easily 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 – therefore cheap diffusers made from cheap plastic break down quickly, also my experience is that cheap diffusers can get hot during usage. Websites like Wish and Aliexpress tempt with nice prices but you can assume that you get what you pay for. Cheap price = expensive investment. We’ve been using the Petal for years now and it’s still running. We now also have a diffuser in every room of our house.
But start easy – crazy will happen naturally, just give it a little time 😃
DIY Roll On recipes
There are so many different possible oil-combinations with your starter kit. I’ll give you the roll-on recipes below, which 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, then you might simply double the number of drops.
As a carrier oil I use fractionated coconut oil (fco), because it has no scent of its own, is very liquid and absorbs quickly. But you can also use other carrier oils. The shelf life of the carrier oil is determined by its content of Vitamin E.
If you want to make a roll-on last longer, you might consider adding extra Vitamin E. In my experience, however, this is not necessary. In our family we usually use the roll-ons up 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 tiny bit 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 carrier oils are often too thick and could clog the spray head. Sometimes I also mix water with a little carrier oil, for example for sprays for hair.
The neutral hand and body lotion mixed with distilled water can also be used very well in a spray. Aloe Vera (gel) can also be used as an ingredient in sprays. You have plenty of choices here!
Sprays with water must always be shaken well before use, because the essential oil floats on top of the water.
Veggie Caps recipes
I was excited about making my own capsules with the oils right from the start.
It’s really not difficult and the benefits are phenomenal. Of course you can buy ready-made capsules, but the adventurer in me likes to experiment and make them myself.
Veggie caps are only suitable for adults. What I mean by this is: DO NOT USE FOR CHILDREN.
Here I give you our most used Veggie caps recipes.
Please note that the Veggie caps dissolve quite quickly, you should always make the capsules fresh and take them immediately. I usually fill caps up with olive oil.
For this I have a 15ml bottle with a pipette ready.
There's so much more you can do with the oils from your starter kit.
I'd love to hear about your experiences and wish you loads of fun with your first order.