Max. 8 drops
|Essential oils are
ideally suited for use in the bath, either individually or blended. They may be used to
soothe, relax, revitalize or as pure indulgence. Run a warm bath, add 4-6 drops and
gently agitate the water to disperse the oils evenly. Keep the door closed to capture the
aroma and enjoy a relaxing soak for 15-20 minutes, breathing deeply.
CAUTIONS: For sensitive skins, babies or
young children reduce the dosage and dilute in a small amount of vegetable oil or a Meadow
Sweet Base Bath product. Do not splash in eyes. Advisable to avoid Citrus oils, Cinnamon,
Clove, Peppermint & Thyme.
Max. 3 drops
rinse well. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil, mixed in a base oil, to a wet face-cloth or
sponge and rub over your whole body briskly while under a warm jet spray, inhaling deeply
through the nose to benefit from the aromatic steam.
|Run a warm water bath to
hip level. Add essential oils and swish around as well as possible.
CAUTION: As for bath & bidet.
|Refresh tired feet by
soaking for 20 minutes in a bowl of warm water containing chosen oils. Wrap in a warm
towel for 10 minutes and finish with a foot lotion containing essential oils.
|Sprinkle the required
number of drops of essential oil into a bowl of warm water and soak hands for about 10
minutes. Dry thoroughly and massage in a little vegetable oil, or cream using a few drops
of the same essence.
||Same as for bath.
maximum per pint of water
||Add drops of essential
oil to the water and throw over the heated sauna stones to evaporate.
CAUTION: Only use Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and
Pine as these three enter the body with inhalation and are believed to leave by
perspiration. Never pour essential oil directly over a hot surface - essential oils are
max. 5 drops to 1 teaspoon
|Add essential oil to
vegetable carrier oil and mix well.
CAUTION: For sensitive skins, babies or young children reduce
the dosage. Test on a small area of skin for sensitivity before using.Never apply neat
essential oils directly to the skin.
||Simply dissolve in
alcohol or carrier oil and apply to the body as you would a perfume.
CAUTION: Never apply neat essential oils
directly to the skin.
drops to 100ml water
||Add essential oil to
spring or de-ionised water, leaving it a few days in the dark and then filtering it using
a coffee filter paper. Although essential oils do not dissolve in water they do impart
their scent to it as well as their properties.
||Sniff when required.
CAUTION: Meadow Sweet Oils warn against
direct contact of the essential oil with the nose or surrounding tissue.
||2 - 3
||Pour hot water into a
bowl, add the oil, cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl with your face
about 10 inches away and your eyes closed. Breathe deeply through your nose for about one
||To create a wonderful
aromatic atmosphere in your home try using an oil burner. Fill the bowl at the top with
water and add a few drops of essential oil onto the surface. The candle in the pot beneath
heats the water, slowly releasing the natural aroma into the room. Electric vaporisers
(Aromastones) are also available from Meadow Sweet Oils.
||Pour hot water into a
small bowl, add essential oil. Close windows and doors and allow 5 - 10 minutes for the
aroma to permeate the atmosphere. Replenish as required.
||Use the heat from light
bulbs to release essential oils. Small ring burners, usually made of porcelain or
terracotta sit over the top of the light bulb within a table-standing lamp. Add a few
drops of oil and the heat from the bulb will gently vaporise the essential oil.
CAUTIONS: Always put the ring on the light
bulb when it is turned off and cool and take care not to spill the essential oil onto the
attachment as essential oils are flammable.
||1- 8 drops
||Attach burner to the
radiator by means of the magnets on the rear of the vaporiser. Add a few drops of oil
(also add water if desired) and wait for the heat from the radiator to help the oil
vaporise. Try one of Meadow Sweet's unique and pretty radiator vaporisers
||Add essential oil to the
to 7 tablespoons of water
||Use a new plastic plant
sprayer. Put in warm water and the required amount of essential oil. One tablespoon of
vodka or pure alcohol added to the solution will act as a preservative. (Optional). Shake
well and spray around the room avoiding polished wooden furniture, velvet and electrical
||2 - 3
||Light the candle and wait
until the wax begins to melt and then add the oils to the warm wax.
CAUTION: Avoid the wick as essential oils
||1 drop per
||Sprinkle drops of
Cypress, Cedarwood, Pine or Sandalwood over the logs to be used about an hour before
lighting the fire and then burn them to release your favorite aroma.
||Add a few drops of an
appropriate flowery or spicy essential oil to refresh tired potpourri, or to make your
own. For lasting effect, add to potpourri, place in a sealed plastic bag and store
overnight in the airing cupboard.
||For brushing coat -
dampen bristles in a basin of water containing 3-4 drops of Tea Tree. Wipe paws clean with
a cloth squeezed out in the same solution. For fleas use Red Thyme & Tea Tree in a
collar or a spray or rinse.
terra cotta corked
bottles in the wardrobe. The essential oil is absorbed by the clay and released slowly.
Fill with the oils of your choice. Cedarwood may act as a moth repellent.
||Place a couple of drops
of oil on a cotton wool ball and place it inside the pillowcase or beneath the pillow.
Alternatively drop some oil directly onto the corner of the pillowcase. See Meadow Sweet
Oils Aromatherapy Teddies.
||1- 2 drops
||Freshen the cupboard with
Lemongrass. Deodorise shoes with 2 drops of Pine or Parsley oil.
drops& 8 oz. bicarbonate of soda
||Put bicarbonate of soda
into a polythene bag, then sprinkle with the essential oil and mix well. Seal the bag
tightly and allow the aroma to permeate the soda for at least 24 hours. Sprinkle over the
carpet, leave for 1/2 hr. before vacuuming.
to 125 mls of water
||Make an aromatic spray
using refreshing oils such as Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium & Rosemary. Spray a fine
mist over cotton and linen fabrics. Put in the airing cupboard to dry.
to 50mls water
||To keep musty drawers
fresh, line with essential oil impregnated wallpaper. Cut the wallpaper to size, then
spray the underside with a strong aromatic solution in a plant mister. The drawer liner
will need a refresher spray every 3 months or so on average.
& COLD COMPRESSES
||6 drops to
||Add the oil to the hot
water and place a small towel or piece of lint or cotton fabric, on top of the water.
Wring out the excess and place the fabric over the area to be treated. Cover this with a
piece of Clingfilm, then lightly bandage in place if necessary. Leave to cool and repeat.
Same for cold, except use icy cold water and leave in place until it warms to body
||The hair can also be
enhanced by the use of a few drops of essential oil in the final hair rinse or added
straight to a mild shampoo. Adding 5 ml of essential oil to 100ml vodka can make an
alcohol-based scalp rub. Useful for lice and fleas. Alternatively add 3% essential oil to
a nourishing base, such as olive oil with jojoba or sweet almond. Massage into the scalp
and wrap in warm towels for two.