Using essential oils is an enjoyable and empowering experience. If you are new to essential oils, watch for signs that your body may be more sensitive than most. You may be using too much for your system and should dilute more than our recommendations if you notice the following:
You should always perform a patch test before using any new essential oil. You can read about that HERE
Because essential oils are aromatic by nature, they will quickly diffuse into the air. If you want a longer-lasting effect from your essential oils please follow these tips:
Dilute: Slow Absorption and Prolong Effects
By diluting your essential oils when applying them to the skin it slows down the rate of absorption and the amount of essential oil that is lost in the air.
Moist Warm Compress: Increases Absorption and Speeds up Effect
Because essential oils are lipophilic, by adding a warm moist cloth compress to the area, the hydrophilic nature of the water will repel the essential oil and Consequently, driving more essential oil into the skin and epidermis.