Aromatherapy Techniques


Hot and Cold Compresses

Hot and cold compresses – add 4 – 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot or cold water. Soak a folded clean cotton cloth in the water, wring it out, and apply over the affected area. If using a hot compress, cover with a warm towel and repeat when it cools.

Hot compresses are good for muscle pain, arthritis, rheumatism, toothache, earache, boils and abscesses.

Cold compresses are good for headaches, sprains and swelling.

Hot and cold compresses can be used for pain relief 🙂

Using neat – a few essential oils such as lavender, tee tree and sandalwood can be applied undiluted to the skin. Most oils should not be used neat as they can cause irritation.

Reference Aromatherapy – step by step guide – Sheila Lavery