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Aromatherapy, Diffusion, Essential oils

Which essential oils are safe for diffusion?

Many essential oils are safe for diffusion, pure or diluted. We will list them and share some of our favourite recipes.

Diffusion is a quick and easy way to administer essential oils. It is very effective for all ENT L.R.O.¹, sleep or stress concerns. Essential oils are absorbed through the respiratory tract and penetrate the mucous membranes. They stimulate the olfactory receptors located at the top of the nasal cavity. In this way, information is transmitted to the limbic system, a strategic area of the brain that regulates emotions and behaviour. Their effect can therefore be physical... but also psychological.

However, some essential oils are not compatible with diffusion, especially when used in their pure state. Care should be taken with the following essential oils as they can be very irritating to the eyes, nose and throat: basil, Ceylon cinnamon, tarragon, wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, peppermint, compact oregano, mountain savory and thyme with thymol.

Others are not recommended because they contain a high proportion of compounds from the ketone family, such as rosemary camphor or spike lavender...

Other essential oils are not suitable for diffusion because they are slightly irritating (cypress, juniper, Scots pine, etc.) or have a particular scent that makes them unpleasant to breathe (carrot, coriander, cumin, etc.).
In this case, they should be mixed with a sweet, floral and fresh essential oil, which will temper their character: lemon, eucalyptus radiata, palmarosa, green mandarin...

Essential oils to be diffused pure

  • Bergamot
  • Asian rosewood
  • Roman chamomile
  • Cardamom
  • Lemon
  • Java Lemongrass
  • Elemi
  • Frankincense
  • Black spruce
  • Eucalyptus lemon
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Eucalyptus radiata
  • Geranium
  • Jatamansi
  • Laurel
  • True Lavender
  • Lavandin super
  • Lemongrass
  • Pistachio mastic
  • Lime blossom
  • Lovage
  • Green mandarin
  • Marjoram
  • Lemon balm
  • Myrrh
  • Myrtle
  • Neroli
  • Niaouli
  • Sweet orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Grapefruit
  • Patchouli
  • Petit grain
  • Ravintsara
  • Rosemary cineole
  • Damask rose
  • White Sandalwood
  • Siberian fir
  • Clary sage
  • Thyme linalool
  • Thyme (Thujanol)
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon verbena
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang-Ylang

Essential oils to be diffused diluted

1 drop of essential oil in 30 drops of one or more other essential oils

 

  • Angelica
  • Sweet dill
  • Sweet coriander
  • Cypress
  • Cumin
  • Atlas Ceder 
  • Cistus ladanifera
  • Juniper
  • Fresh ginger
  • Scots pine
  • Rosemary verbenone 
  • Tea tree 

 

Essential oils not recommended for diffusion

 
  • Yarrow
  • Chinese star anise
  • Basil
  • Ceylon cinnamon
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Turmeric
  • Tarragon
  • Wintergreen
  • Clove
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender aspic
  • Peppermint* 
  • Nutmeg
  • Compact oregano
  • Rosemary Camphor
  • Mountain savory
  • Thyme with Thymol

*Can be diffused pure in only 5 minutes with a soft heat diffuser

Ideas for blending essential oils for diffusion

For a healthy indoor environment

Clean air (from 7 years old)

Recipe 1: 5 drops of tea tree essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of lemongrass or marjoram or linalool thyme essential oil.

Recipe 2: 10 drops of Scots pine essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of lemon essence, palmarosa essential oil or lemongrass.

Recipe 3: 15 drops of thyme linalool essential oil + 30 drops of ravintsara essential oil.

Recipe 4 : 30 drops of Siberian fir essential oil + 30 drops of eucalyptus globulus or ravintsara essential oil + 2 drops of fresh ginger essential oil.

Recipe 5: In a nebulizernebuliser diffuser: 5 drops of thyme linalool essential oil, 5 drops of eucalyptus radiata essential oil, 10 drops of lemon oil. To be diffused twice for 20 minutes during the day, as a preventive measure, to purify the air.

During a winter epidemic: diffuse a few drops of Scots pine essential oil in the room for 15 minutes per hour.

Bad smells (from 7 years old)

Recipe 1: 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of lemon oil + 5 drops of grapefruit oil, or lemongrass or Siberian fir essential oil.
Recipe 2: 30 drops (≈ 1 ml) of Scots pine essential oil + 10 drops of cypress essential oil (diffuse for 10 minutes maximum).

    Refrigerator / Cupboards / Lavatory

    Against bad smells

    Recipe 1: 5 drops of Siberian fir essential oil + 10 drops of Scots pine essential oil on a ceramic pebble from Limoges.
    Recipe 2: 10 drops of lemon oil on a ceramic pebble to be placed in the refrigerator or in damp places.

      To sanitise the fridge
      5 drops of Scots pine essential oil + 5 drops of lemon essence or cypress essential oil, or juniper, or Siberian fir, or lemongrass, on a Limoges ceramic pebble or in a small dish.

      To prevent and treat illness

        Prevention of flu or other viral epidemics (from aged 7)

        30 drops of eucalyptus globulus essential oil + 30 drops of ravintsara essential oil + 10 drops of lemon oil.

        Viral pathologies (from aged 7)

        60 drops (≈ 2 ml) of ravintsara essential oil + 10 drops of lemon essence, or Siberian fir, linalool thyme or lemongrass essential oil.

        ENT conditions

        Colds / Rhinitis / Sinusitis (from 7 years old)

        Recipe 1: 10 drops of Scots pine essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of ravintsara or palmarosa essential oil.
        Recipe 2: 10 drops of linalool thyme essential oil + 60 drops (≈ 2 ml) of eucalyptus radiata essential oil + 5 drops of rosemary cineole essential oil.

        Bronchitis (from 15 years)
        5 drops of rosemary verbenone essential oil + 30 drops (≈ 1 ml) of eucalyptus globulus or ravintsara or Scots pine essential oil.

        Bronchitis / Oily cough / Sinusitis (from aged 7)
        10 drops of Siberian fir essential oil + 60 drops (≈ 2 ml) of eucalyptus globulus or eucalyptus radiata or niaouli or ravintsara essential oil.

        Sinusitis / blocked nose (from 15 years old)
        3 drops of rosemary verbenone essential oil + 30 drops of thyme linalool essential oil (in a sequence of 10 minutes maximum).

        Coughing fits (from 7 years old)
        20 drops (60 drops ≈ 2 ml) of Siberian fir essential oil diluted in a base of Scots pine or incense or juniper essential oil.

         

        For fatigue and insomnia

        General tiredness (from aged 12 )
        Mix a few drops of lemon oil, basil, peppermint or Scots pine essential oil and diffuse for half an hour in the morning and afternoon in your homein living rooms.

        Nervous fatigue (from aged 12)
        5 drops of cypress essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of Atlas cedar essential oil (diffuse for 5 minutes maximum).

        Fatigue / Memory / Concentration / Lack of alertness (from aged 7)
        90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of ravintsara essential oil + 10 drops of palmarosa or linalool thyme essential oil.

        Relaxation / Stress-related disorder (from 7 years old)
        Recipe 1: 4 drops of true lavender essential oil + 120 drops (≈ 4 ml) of frankincense essential oil.
        Recipe 2: Diffuse 4 drops of sweet orange essential oil in the bedroom at night using an electric diffuser - or simply put them on a Limoges ceramic diffuser pebble or saucer placed near a source of heat (caution: no flames!).

        Insomnia / Restless sleep (from aged 7)
        3 drops of true lavender essential oil + 120 drops (≈ 4 ml) of green mandarin oil.

        Difficulty falling asleep (from 7 years old)
        Recipe 1: 1 drop of basil or tarragon essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of green mandarin essence.
        Recipe 2: In a 10 ml bottle, mix equal parts of rosewood, petit grain bigarade and orange essence essential oils. Diffuse in the bedroom for one hour before going to bed.

        Decreased libido (adult)
        Diffuse a few drops of pure palmarosa essential oil in the bedroom using an electric diffuser.

        For children 

        Calm and relaxation

        Recipe 1: To help your child relax, you can diffuse true lavender essential oil in their room, both during the day and at night. From aged 3.

        Recipe 2: Put equal parts green mandarin and sweet orange essences in a diffuser. From aged 7.



            To keep insects away

            Mosquito repellent (from aged 7)

            10 drops of Java citronella essential oil + 5 drops of geranium essential oil + 90 drops (≈ 3 ml) of lemon eucalyptus essential oil.

            Moth repellent (from aged 7)

            Soak a Limoges ceramic diffuser pebble (or a small piece of dry wood) with essential oil of cypress, incense or Atlas cedar, patchouli and place it in your cupboards, wardrobes, drawers..

            Dust mite repellent (from aged 7)

            Diffuse a mixture of equal parts of lavender, niaouli, tea tree and linalol thyme essential oils + 1 drop of Atlas cedar essential oil for about 30 minutes. White sandalwood is also a good ally.

            Fly repellent (from aged 7)

            Put a few drops of Clove tree on a ceramic pebble, or in a dish.

            Reminder: 
            It is not recommended to diffuse essential oils in the presence of children under 7 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with asthma, epilepsy or a history of convulsions. In case of health problems, ask for medical advice from a health professional (doctor or pharmacist).

            ¹ ENT is the abbreviation for ear, nose and throat, and is the medical specialty for disorders of the ear, nose and throat.

            Extracts from Isabelle PACCHIONI's books: "Je veux une maison zéro pollution ! Avec les huiles essentielles" by Isabelle PACCHIONI, published by Leduc.s Editions, "HUILES ESSENTIELLES, HUILES VÉGÉTALES & HYDROLATS : Mes indispensables" and "Aromatherapia", published by Aroma Thera

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