How to use essential oils?

How to use essential oils?

Massage, direct, tissue or steam inhalation, bathing, compresses, shower, sauna, aroma diffuser, perfumery, mouthwash, skincare, haircare… There are many ways to use essential oils, giving your daily life a personal touch of healing and unique aroma!

Visit our website or Instagram Highlights to navigate through the most popular uses and learn how to best apply our 35 100% pure, undiluted and ethical essential oils.

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how to use your essential oils massage


Relieves achy muscles, digestive discomfort, fluid retentions and even headaches, a massage with essential oils is ideal for addressing a large surface area. 

Suggested Oils: Cinnamon Bark, East Cape Mānuka, Wintergreen, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lavender


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One of the quickest and easiest ways to use essential oil. 

Direct Inhalation: A few oils can help you by simply uncapping the  bottle and taking a deep breath. For example, Peppermint and Cornmint can relieve motion-sickness. 
Suggested Oils: Peppermint, Cornmint

Tissue Inhalation: In a tissue or using a cotton pad, put 2 or 3 drops of your favourite oil. Placing it on a plastic, paper or cloth bag can make it last longer. Another idea is to put a few drops in your pillowcase to help you to sleep, though be aware that this can result in oil stains on pillow.
Suggested Oils: NZ Lavender, Lavender, Bergamot, German Chamomile, Pink Grapefruit

Steam Inhalation: A therapeutic steam inhalation using oils can help you ease respiratory problems. In a bowl of steaming water add 1-2 drops of your chosen oil or blend, cover your head over the bowl with a towel and take deep breaths for about 10 minutes.
Suggested Oils: Eucalyptus Globulus, Cornmint, Cedarwood Atlas, Peppermint, Lavender, NZ Lavender, Pine Scotch, Ginger


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Bath: A bath can be a relaxing opportunity to benefit from an essential oil or blend.  The warm water can relax and soothe muscles and open your skin pores, the steam helps to inhale and ease your respiratory system as well as soothe your mood. For hot baths, mix 4-6 drops of your favourite essential oil (or a blend) in a tablespoon of carrier oil or full-fat milk. Those bases will help to disperse the oils evenly and moisturise the skin.

Suggested Oils: Bergamot, Lemongrass, May Chang, Pine Scotch, Pink Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Cacao, Lavender, NZ Lavender, Sweet Orange, Geranium, Damask Rose

Foot Bath: Foot (and hand) baths are good for brightening and purifying skin, easing swollen, tired or sore ankles, hands, feet or treating specific conditions such as athlete’s foot. Apply the same method used for baths, mixing 4-6 drops of your favourite essential oil (or a blend) in a tablespoon of carrier oil or full-fat milk. Those bases will help to disperse the oils evenly and moisturise the skin.

Suggested Oils: Peppermint, Cornmint, Lime, Clove Bud, Tea Tree, East Cape Mānuka, May Chang, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Copaiba


how to use your essential oils compresses


Hot or cold, compresses infused with essential oils are simple and effective. Hot compresses are ideal for skin infections, muscular or joint problems, rheumatism, strains or arthritis. Cold compresses are good for sports injuries, inflamed areas or headaches. In a bowl filled with water, put 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oil and soak a flannel. Wring well and apply to the relevant area. 
Suggested Oils: 
Hot: Copaiba, Ginger, Lavender, Pine Scotch 
Cold: Eucalyptus Globulus, Peppermint, Wintergreen, May Chang, Tea Tree 


how to use your essential oils sauna shower


A good and relaxing daily hot shower can also be an opportunity to benefit from essential oils by inhaling or penetrating in your skin. A steamy shower can help to energise and uplift your mood and ease respiratory issues. Use 5-8 drops of your chosen essential oil on the outskirts of the shower which will not be hit by the water too frequently (to not be washed away quickly). 

Essential oils in the sauna are widespread and well known. To make the best use of them, add 20-40 drops to the pitcher of water that is used to splash the coals.

Suggested Oils: 

Shower: Rosemary, Damask Rose, Bergamot, Geranium, German Chamomile, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Pink Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Cornmint, Eucalyptus Globulus, Lavender

Sauna: Pine Scotch, Cedarwood Atlas, Eucalyptus Globulus, Sandalwood


how to use your essential oils aroma diffuser


Diffusers are the most common method used in aromatherapy. There are many ways to aromatise an office, lounge, room, retail space or car. You can use sprays, oil burners, humidifiers, fans, vaporizers, electronic aroma diffusers or even attach a gadget in your car or air conditioner vent. This diffusion method goes beyond giving the ambience of a good scent. Sitting near an aroma diffuser helps you to inhale an oil, benefiting from its therapeutic properties. To use, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. To make a room spray adds 20-30 drops of your chosen oil (or blend) with 3 tablespoons of clean water and 3 tablespoons of vodka. Mix well. 
Suggested Oils: Bergamot, Coffee, Cornmint, Damask Rose, Eucalyptus Globulus, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, Frankincense, Cedarwood Atlas

*Damask Rose and Coffee work best in oil burners because of their thickness.

how to use your essential oils perfumery


The catalyst for the creation of our company Be, perfumery is great for those who love a natural and personalised lifestyle. The sky is the limit for creations and there are countless ways to blend your favourite essential oils to create a personal fragrance. Be mindful of each oil’s precautions and proper dilutions and don’t forget to mix the blend in a carrier oil or alcohol base before you apply to your skin. 
Suggested Oils: Frankincense, Bergamot, Damask Rose, Geranium, May Chang, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, May Chang, Cacao, Cinnamon Bark, Lavender, NZ Lavender, Cornmint, Copaiba, Cardamom, Coffee, Palmarosa, Pink Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang


how to use your essential oils mouthwash


Although essential oils are not made to be swallowed (at least not without a specialist’s recommendation), like your favourite everyday toothpaste they can be used as an effective mouthwash to support good oral health or help ease toothache and other infections. In 1 tablespoon of a base oil add 4-5 drops of your chosen essential oil and dilute this mixture in warm water to use as needed. Do not swallow.

Suggested Oils: Clove Bud, Ginger, Lemon, Rosemary, East Cape Mānuka, Peppermint, Cornmint


how to use your essential oils skincare


To heal or nourish, adding your essential oil into ointments, balms or cream bases can help you to achieve therapeutic benefits and create a personalised scent applied to your body. Although a few oils are able to be used neat on your skin (such as lavender), we always recommend to dilute or, in this case, mix it into a base, to achieve better results and last longer.

Suggested Oils: Frankincense, Geranium, Tea Tree, East Cape Mānuka, Geranium, Bergamot, Cardamom, Coffee, Copaiba, Damask Rose, German Chamomile, Ginger, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, NZ Lavender, May Chang


how to use your essential oils haircare


For nourishing, restoring or combatting problems such as dandruff or hair loss, mixing essential oils into herbal infusions or base oils like coconut or olive oil can create effective natural hair treatments. 

Suggested Oils: Bergamot, Rosemary, Peppermint, Cedarwood Atlas, Copaiba, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, German Chamomile

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