Using Thick Aromatic Oils
Thick aromatic oils are used in various ways, and they are used with visualization and with power. There are various ways of using thick aromatic oils. Inhalation through a diffuser, ingestion, and topical application; topical application involves the dilution of the oils in carrier oils and applying topically. On the other hand, adding aromatic oils to a bath combines at least two methods (inhalation and topical application). As far as topical application is concerned, aromatic oils are diluted in varying strengths depending on the use. The concentration may vary from a single drop of thick aromatic oil per carrier oil to several drops of thick aromatic oil per carrier oil. Generally, thick aromatic can be diluted or applied 50:50 with carrier oil before using.
Thick Aromatic Oils and Their Uses
Marigold: This oil heals minor burns, bruises and cuts; soothes acne symptoms, rashes and itchy skin; treats insect bites; and reduces appearance of scars and stretch marks. This oil is basically considered safe. It is one of the few aromatic oils, which is suitable for use in preparations intended for infants.
Patchouli: This oil has a rich, woody aroma, and it makes a good base note in aromatherapy blends. This particular oil has the potential to do the following: alleviate dandruff, alleviate constipation, ease digestion, repel insects, relieves oily skin and hair, and soothes insect bites and stings. When used in aromatherapy, this thick aromatic oil relieves stress and alleviates nervous exhaustion. In addition, it promotes mental and physical relaxation.
Peru Balsam: This aromatic oil may be applied topically; however, one is advised to dilute it heavily, since some people may be particularly sensitive to it. The oil is useful in aromatherapy, you can use diffuse it after dilution or inhale directly. It can effectively help you to alleviate cold symptoms, sooth rashes, along with minor wounds. The oil is also important for use as a scent fixative and base note. When used in aromatherapy, it promotes relaxation and soothes senses.
Sandalwood and Vetiver
Sandalwood: This aromatic oil can be used neat, and it is best suited for ingestion, topical application, direct inhalation, and diffusion. The oil is useful for combating inflammations; reducing wrinkles, acne and scars; combating viral infections-cold sores; soothing hemorrhoids; and improves sleep. In aromatherapy, the oil is useful for calming and relaxing stressed or anxious people. The oil is also known to promote a sense of calm and inner peace, as well as easing feelings of mental cloudiness. Furthermore, the oil promotes intuition when used for meditation.
Vetiver: This thick aromatic oil is easier to use if diluted equally in carrier oil, and it is best suited for topical application, direct inhalation, ingestion and diffusion. The oil soothes dry skin and acne; alleviates joint stiffness, muscular dystrophy and menstrual cramps; reduces attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and rejuvenates aching muscles. When used in aromatherapy, this oil fights vagueness, provides an overall sense of calm, and alleviate depression.
Blending Thick Aromatic Oils
Vetiver oil blends well with ginger, frankincense, cedarwood, black pepper, bergamot, helichrysum, grapefruit, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, mandarin, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, and ylang-ylang. This particular thick aromatic oil is generally regarded safe.
Sandalwood blends with Roman chamomile, Peru balsam, jasmine, black pepper, grapefruit, patchouli, ylang-ylang, German chamomile, blue cypress, chamomile, mandarin, Vetiver, rosewood, ginger, clary sage, frankincense, and fennel. This oil needs to be diluted before use, regardless of the fact that it is safe and non-irritating.
Peru balsam blends with ylang-ylang, patchouli, sandalwood, lavender, black pepper, jasmine, ginger, nutmeg, and petitgrain. With respect to safety concerns, expectant women and nursing women are strongly advised to keep off from this thick aromatic oil.
Patchouli blends with lavender, German chamomile, clary sage, grapefruit, coriander, geranium, frankincense, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, Vetiver, Roman chamomile, mandarin, cardamom, and angelica root. This oil is generally considered safe for all human groups.
Marigold blends with lavender, frankincense, laurel, bergamot, arnica, and cypress. This oil is basically considered safe, and it is one of the few oils best suited for use in preparations meant for infants.
You are strongly advised not to use thick aromatic oils, including sandalwood, Vetiver, marigold, Peru balsam, patchouli, benzoin, and vanilla in a diffuser without diluting with a thin oil. The most recommended thin oils include rosemary, eucalyptus, and citruses. You are also advised to heat thick aromatic oils with warm water, and when blending, ensure that the carrier oil is warm. The most appropriate carrier oil for children is sweet almond. You can always consult aromatherapy specialist for further guidance on using and blending thick aromatic oils.