Remember what it feels like to stand at the very end of the dock, toes hanging above the rippling silver water, ready to jump? Exciting, right? Well, it’s time to take a dive of another sort – into the pure and natural experience of essential oils. We are your figurative lifeguard in this scenario. If there is some point holding you back from the experience, we want to help. We’ve got information, support, ideas and answers so that you can take the plunge with full confidence.
At Sacred Life we offer convenient pre-diluted roll-on blends so that you can enjoy the benefits of natural essential oils without worrying about blending, diluting or diffusing oils on you own. When you choose our blends, you can literally uncap them the moment they arrive at your door and begin enjoying the aromatherapy experience.
How to Apply Oils
There are simple, effective way to use essential oil blends to benefit everything from stress to attention to improved intimate relationships. We’ll start with the basics. The easiest way to use prediluted roll-ons is simply remove the cap and roll them on the skin. The healthy constituents influence your body through contact with the skin and through aromatherapy exposure in the air your breathe. Most people prefer to apply oils to high blood flow areas of the body for maximum circulatory exposure … the wrists, neck, torso, gut, inner thigh and armpits. The high-circulation area you choose will depend on your circumstances, target problem and personal preference.
Wrists. Applying oils to the wrists is a great way to experience both the contact of natural plant-sourced constituents on the skin and the accessible effects of aromatherapy through breathing. Use this application as a flexible and general method for multiple problems and blends.
Neck. Application to the neck is both intense and intimate. Apply blends to the front and back of the neck to address headaches, pain problems and breathing issues. Target it for stress relief and for intimate stimulation.
Torso and Gut. Massaging essential oil blends into your torso and gut area is deeply comforting both physically and psychologically. Apply blends to this area for stress relief, internal support, sleep, digestion, mood and pain.
Inner Thighs and Armpits. Target the areas under your arms and inside your thighs for all-over physical support. The large arteries in these areas efficiently pump blood to your entire system, so use these for whole-system support – immunity, energy, muscles and mood.
Reflexology is the application of essential oils and pressure to specific points on the feet, hands and ears that correspond with different organs and systems. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the stomach, brain or bladder. Applying oils and pressure to these points may benefit function. Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. Reflexologists use foot maps to guide their work, but you don’t have to be an expert to give it a go.
Use reflexology for better sleep. With a towel under your feet, generously apply our Sleep Blend to each foot. Relax them, one at a time, by pressing and squeezing, lightly slapping or gently kneading – whatever feels best. Press and hold your thumb on the solar plexus point of each foot for 5-10 seconds. Then, starting at the bottom of each foot walk your thumb from the heel to each toe. When you’ve finished, repeat the squeezing exercise and another thumb press on the solar plexus point. End by lightly running your fingertips down the tops, bottoms and sides of each foot in a feathery motion, barely touching the skin.
For an experience with a slightly deeper aromatherapy impact, apply your pre-diluted roll-on onto the palms of your hands and wrists. Spend a moment massaging it into your hands and fingers – and then cup your hands gently over the nose and mouth. Breathe in deeply several times, releasing your inhale with a slow and even pace through your mouth. Take a few breaths free of your hands and then repeat the process, cupping your hands over nose and mouth again.
Use the palm aromatherapy method for feelings of relief from congestion, allergies and stress. Apply our fresh and powerful Breathe Blend to hands, wrists and fingers. Gently massage it up forearms, kneading gently. Cup hands over nose and mouth and breathe using the “4-6-8” breathing technique – breathe in for four counts through the nose, hold it deeply for 6, and breathe out through the mouth for 8, releasing tension as you do. Even just one round of this breathing makes a difference.
The manipulation of muscles with a combination of massage therapy and essential oils increases health and wellbeing for recipients. Pre-diluted essential oil blends are ideal for massage because carrier oils allow for spread across larger areas and smooth maneuvering across the skin. Massage with essential oils creates physiological changes in the body through relaxation response and the physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues.
Massage for stress relief. Help the recipient lie comfortably on a firm couch, bed, or on the floor. Coat the skin with a blend of your choice (consider Forgiveness Blend or Sensual Blend). Begin by gently rubbing a small area with your fingers, moving across the area that needs massage. After 3-5 minutes move to a gentle kneading technique by crossing the hands back and forth in an action similar to kneading dough. Keep the pressure light and comfortable. If appropriate, ask the recipient if there are sore spots need extra pressure. Re-apply essential oil to these spots for best maneuverability. Your aim is to offer comfortable pressure while still allowing the person to fully relax. Use fingers and thumb to apply gentle pressure to the sore points, asking for feedback as you go.