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Essential Oils we use in our practices

Discussions about our uses of essential oils in our practices , what type and manufacturer we use . Our personal successes with the oils for our clients .

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My use of essential oils 10 Replies

Hi everyone , I use essential oils every day in my massage practice and my home life . I swear by them and have allot of success with them . I would love to hear from other therapists what brand you…Continue

Started by Beulah. Last reply by Amanda Sanza Oct 12, 2017.

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Comment by Darcy Neibaur on January 26, 2011 at 10:25am
Dave at Massage Envy we mix our lotion and oils right in front of the client so they know they are fresh. Only takes a minute or two.
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on January 26, 2011 at 8:25am
Ii use ONLY Doterra CPTG EOs and it was Melaleuca alternifolia.
Comment by Daniel Cohen on January 26, 2011 at 7:53am

Kelly are you referring to Melaleuca alternifolia, Tea Tree oil? It does have antiinflammatory qualities but there are many oils much more effective for that purpose. I prefer Manuka oil, Leptosperium scoparium, as an antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral. Especially since it is less likely to cause dermatitis or burn on sensitive skin. As an antiinflammatory I prefer blending clove bud, chamomile roman, peppermint and camphor.

Some carrier oils alone are also antiinflammatory, such as Jojoba, Sweet almond, and Rice bran.

Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on January 26, 2011 at 6:16am
I had a new client yesterday present with Left shoulder elevation and right hip depression severe low back pain to include right gluteal, hip, leg involvement.  Had been taking muscle relaxer px meds to lessen pain.  While on table and after assessing pain levels I placed fractionated coconut oil on his back from neck to tailbone then told him I was going to apply some essential oils,  I first used Mellaluca (muscle relaxer) on his right quadratus lumborum, feathered that in the placed deep blue from the rhomboids al the way down to the tailbone, feathered that in then began deeper pressure massage on those particular muscular areas.  Feedback was he had NO More pain and wanted to bottle the technique to take home.  Made me feel good but I think he felt a lot better.
Comment by Dave Caskey LMT on January 25, 2011 at 11:31pm
They choose that one more than any of the rest.  I also keep one with 40 drops lavender and 40 drops sandlewood in  8 oz. carrier oil.  I'm careful not to use any oils that have bad side affects.  I used to keep some unscented in the shop but it kept going stale because no one chose it.  I use a mixture of fractionated coconut oil and grape seed oil for the carrier.  It's nice and light and soaks in good. 
Comment by Pat Ward on January 24, 2011 at 6:50pm
Yes Dave 100 drops sounds like a lot, do you clients like it that strong?
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on January 24, 2011 at 5:56pm
WOW! At Massage Envy we add only 12 drops to 2 oz of lotion and think that is very strong.
Comment by Dave Caskey LMT on January 24, 2011 at 3:31pm
Hi ,my name is Dave.  I use several essential oils in my massage oils.  I use Lavender the most.  By itself or in a blend for its relaxing and protective properties.  By itself I use 100 drops in 8 oz. of carrier oil.  That's a lot stronger than most people suggest but I've had good luck with it. I also mix it with Sandlewood, with Frankincense, with Spearmint, with Eucalyptus or with Clove depending on what  effect  I'm trying for. I keep several different blends on hand for my clients and they all have their favorites. 
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on November 12, 2010 at 1:27pm
Do you have a patient with diabetic neuropathy? Try this using your essential oils
Developed used and taught to Doterra IPCs by medical director David Hill.
To restore blood flow
1 Massage “aroma touch” into the calf muscle and bottom of the feet.
Apply heat (dry heat) to foot and leg
2.Work the tissues with hands or infra-red massager.
Calf muscles, between toes and bottom of the foot 10-15 minutes each leg
Stimulate lymphatic movement. Have them supine and rock feet back and forth.
To help ease diabetes,
Take the DōTERRA essential oils Lifelong wellness supplement pack
Use the following essential oils in your dietary regime:
• Coriander
• Cinnamon bark
• Grapefruit
• basil

Watch diet and exercise.
Kelly Sanders
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on November 1, 2010 at 5:47pm
72 uses for essential oils. Couldn't fit all here but contact me off list and I'll send to you.
72 Essential oil uses, you've never thought of.
These are Essenital oils uses that are odd, or you have likely never heard of before.

1) Fruit or veggie wash

Add 3-5 drops of a citrus oil to 2qts - 1 gallon of water in a bowl, mix well, then use as a wash fruits and vegetables. Dry well. Will also help prevent premature molding or rotting.
(2) Small cuts, scrapes
Believe it or not, Peppermint oil is soothing to open wounds, and is highly anti-bacterial. Small cut and scrapes will feel better and heal quickly. Apply or spray neat.
(3) Sunburn - Apply WHAT!!
Believe it or not, Peppermint oil is cooling and soothing to sunburns. Make a spray and use neat or 5-10 drops in a few tbps's of distilled water. It will help protect against infection, however, consider that lavender or frankincense has better healing properties for burns. Apply lavender or frankincense then layer with peppermint spray to drive the oils and cool and comfort the skin.
4) Poison Ivy, oak
Combine calamine lotion with peppermint (1tblsp with 5 drops) and apply to itchy area's.
(5) Thicker, fuller hair
Add 20-50 droops of Rosemary to shampoo &/or conditioner for thicker, fuller hair, and to slow thinning. (Does not help re-grow hair) And it smells wonderful, especially added to doTerra's hair care.
(6) Hiccoughs
Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint to 1-2 tbps of room temperature water in a small glass or shot glass. Swig, and the hiccups will usually stop immediately.
(7) Hot tub rash
Apply clear skin or on guard neat to area's of hot tube rash.
(8) Hemorrhoids or backside & underside issues.
Hot sitz baths
A hot sitz bath is taken in warm water of 95 - 105º F / 35 - 41º C, with the water level not higher than your navel. You can use a bath tube or large tub of some kind. Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with 1-2 tbps of coconut or other carrier oil. Then add the oils to the water and agitate well.
Beneficial for:
•hemorrhoids, piles
•muscular issues
•painful testicles
•painful ovaries
•uterine cramps
•prostate issues
Consider; Cypress, deep blue, frankincense, helichrysum, etc.
(9) Cold sitz bath
In a cold sitz bath, water of only a few inches deep is used and should not be colder than 68º F / 20º C. A with the water level not higher than your navel. You can use a bath tube or large tub of some kind. Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with 1-2 tbps of coconut or other carrier oil. Then add the oils to the water and agitate well.
Beneficial for:
•vaginal discharge
Consider; Digest Zen, lavender, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, rosemary, etc.
(10) Steam tent
Pour hot water into a bowl and add 5-10 drops of an essential oil to help clear sinus issues, ease bronchial issues and help relieve coughing. Consider Breath, eucalyptus, citrus oils, rosemary, peppermint, melaleuca, etc.
(11) For serious sinus, cold and congestion issues
Neti pot
(12) For colds, flu, congestion, sore throat.
Essential oil tea
(13) Essential oils and Compresses
Compresses are very effective in the application of essential oils.
(14) Carpet deodorizer
Take an cleaned out Pringles style can, use a hole punch to punch several holes in the lid. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 20-40 drops of essential oil, mix well and put in the canister. Sprinkle on carpet area's and let sit for up to 1/2 hour then vacuum. Deodorizes,

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