Are your essential oil mixes which you add to your products suited for your clients’ aromatic needs? You are not alone in your confusion.
We constantly have people calling us asking what types of blends would suit their clients’ needs. This is where training or taking classes and workshops plays a vital role in understanding the many problems not just physical but mental or emotional that can exist.
Being well trained in Essential oils is of utmost importance as it is as crucial as learning the anatomy and physiology of the body.
One of my students had learned on the internet about black pepper essential oil as being stimulating and good as a pain reliever. She wanted to add this to a bath product she prepared for her client that suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue does require a stimulant to help the client along in the daytime to feel awake and uplifted and the black pepper will ease pain. However when used the wrong way can create problems for the client.
If we think of black pepper in a bath mix, we have to be very careful as we do have delicate body parts that can become inflamed in the bath with the wrong products. Remember that black pepper even diluted in a carrier oil is classified as a hot oil.
I remember many years ago I read a gynecological article that stated many women are using perfumed body washes and bath products that can lead to severe female reproductive health issues. The gynecologist was advising women to use unscented products and wash with mild unscented soap. He went as far as advising woman to not wash their underwear with too many different detergents as well but instead to use the same mild soap to wash underwear with and to wear cotton underwear.
So when it comes to essential oil blends for the bath or shower, we have to remember the milder the better.
The client suffering the fibromyalgia can benefit from a massage with the black pepper essential oil, blended with another warming oil to form a synergy mixed into a base oil or carrier oil to dilute the essential oils.
The vapors during the massage will be inhaled by the client which in turn will stimulate the brain and uplift the mind.
Another caution is peppermint essential oil in soap making. A client bought peppermint soap for her bathroom. One of her children had washed their hands and accidentally rubbed the eyes causing major pain and stinging. After several hours of rinsing and washing the eyes with lukewarm water they then ended up at the doctor’s office for drops to stop the irritation.
It is always good to seek the advice of a professional and to educate yourself. Natural does not always mean that it won’t do harm. Sometimes natural is more potent because it is in its’ purest form.
OUR PAIN RECIPE FOR THE WEEK
JUNIPER BERRY – GREAT FOR PAIN AND RELAXATION
GERMAN CHAMOMILE- GREAT FOR THE INFLAMMATION THAT ACCOMPANIES PAIN
ROMAN CHAMOMILE- GREAT FOR PAIN AND THE STRESS THAT COMES WITH IT
5 DROPS EACH IN 30ML BASE OIL, MASSAGE WELL INTO PAINFUL AREAS
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