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essential oils and medical flowers herbsAromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to help balance health. Three methods of application include:
Aromatically – Inhale directly from bottle, diffuse (with a diffuser), or from the palms of your hands.
Topically – Massage the oil into desired location. Depending on the oil you can do this neat (undiluted) or diluted with an organic carrier oil.
Another topical method is to fill a small spray bottle (1 oz or 2 oz) with 1:1 distilled water:witch hazel (alcohol-free) and add a few drops of essential oils. Shake bottle before each spritz.
Internally – Drop oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water. (This is the method I use with Oregano oil for parasites)
Or add a drop of oil to a small glass of water and drink.

I have discovered that quality varies from brand to brand. Some high-ranked companies include Doterra, Young Living, and deSensua.

For more information here is an excellent book: Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends by Valerie Ann Worwood

Angela Taylor is the author of The BrainFood Cookbook. She successfully recovered her son from autism using the GAPS/Paleo diet. She resides in Baltimore, MD and holds three degrees from John Hopkins University. Angela is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and works with clients via Skype and in-person in Baltimore.

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