How to Use Essential Oils

Massage:  Dilute 10 drops of essential oil to 25ml of vegetable oil

Inhalation:  Not for asthmatics.  Fill a container with hot water; add 2-3 drops of essential oil.  Children – 1 to 7 years add 1 drop.  Lean over container, cover head with towel and breathe deeply, keep eyes closed and breathe through the mouth for throat infections. A vapouriser in the house and especially the sick room is very effective.

Room Spray & Deodoriser:  Essential oils have antiseptic & antiviral properties – they freshen the air & prevent spread of infection.  Use an oil burner or vaporizer if preferred or fill a100ml bottle with water and add 10 drops of your oil.  Spray the room to purify & freshen.

Tissue:  2-4 drips on your tissue, handkerchief or pillow

Bath - Footbath:  A pleasurable & beneficial way of using essential oils.  Add 10-12 drops to water soak & relax

Hot & Cold Compress:  Fill a container with 500ml water; add 6-10 drops of oil.  Place cotton cloth in water, squeeze & apply to affected area.

Hot compress:  Effective for rheumatic, menstrual aches and pains. Urinary tract infections, earache or abscess respond to this method.

Cold compress:  For sunburn, headache, varicose veins.  To reduce inflammation caused by sprains & hot swollen areas.

Mouthwash & Gargle:  For sore throats, infected gums, mouth ulcers & bad breath.  Half fill a glass with water; add 2-3 drops of oil.  Stir well & gargle.  Do not swallow.

Creams & Lotions:  Add 6 drops of oil to 30gms of a fragrance free, plant made cream.

Oil Burner:  Add 10-15 drops to warm water

Pulse Perfume:  All McLaren Vale Lavender blends make great perfume.  Apply to wrist & throat to carry these gorgeous fragrances with you.

Our Essential Oil Range

  •      Lavender                -       beneficial multi-purpose
  •      Pamper Blend       -        sensuous, aphrodisiac, evocative
  •      Energiser Blend    -        cheerful, uplifting, joyful
  •      Bush Blend            -        enlivening, restorative, refreshing
  •      Stress Relief          -        sedative, balancing, calming
  •      Soothing Blend      -        strengthens, grounding, relaxing

What is an Essential Oil?

Essential Oils are highly concentrated plant substances.  The practice of using them is called Aromatherapy, a holistic therapy that treats the body, mind and spirit in a gentle, enjoyable way.

How do I know if an essential oil is safe for me?

Always exercise caution when using essential oils.  Do not take essential oils internally, administer to children under 5, during pregnancy or those taking medication.   Seek advice from your medical practitioner if you are unsure about using essential oils.

Be aware that any ingredient has the potential to irritate skin. If you are unsure about an allergic reaction to an essential oil, carry out a patch test first.

How do I carry out a patch test?

Apply a small amount of the substance on your inner arm, just below the elbow, cover with a band-aid and leave for 24 hours.  Should any redness or irritation appear do not use the substance.

McLaren Vale Lavender Commitment to You:

Essential Oils not grown on our property at McLaren Vale, South Australia, are exclusively sourced in Australia where stringent testing for quality, potency and purity are guaranteed.  All essential oils meet the highest quality standards, and international accreditation.    We do not compromise on quality.

Warning:  Before using an essential oil, read this information leaflet carefully.  Essential oils are powerful, toxic substances and must be used with caution and kept out of the reach of children, they are delicate substances to be stored in a cool, dry & dark place.

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