Many health food stores and natural grocery stores have added a variety of essential oils to their inventory, which might make you wonder how to use these essentials oils, such as oregano essential oil. To answer your question, I have compiled some information about this powerful herb for you.
Oregano Essential Oil As A Hand Sanitizer
Utilising the powerful antibiotic and antibacterial properties found in oregano essential oils, it can be mixed with a carrier oil to make a simple hand sanitizer. Because it is too strong to use on its own, you should choose your carrier oil wisely – olive oil, if you are prone to dry skin or coconut oil for normal skin.
10 drops of oregano oil to
2 teaspoons of carrier oil, and rub into your hands.
Oregano Essential Oil As A Respiratory Aid
To help with respiratory infections, add three drops of the oil into a bowl of steaming hot water. Place a towel loosely over your head, as you bend over the bowl, inhaling the vapors. This should be done, once a day, until the symptoms have subsided.How To Use Oregano Essential Oil - A Practical DIY Guide Click To Tweet
Oregano Essential Oil As An Acne Spot Treatment
For an overnight acne spot treatment, mix equal amounts of oregano oil with the carrier oil of your choice, and place them on the spots you want to treat, making sure, that you do not place it on open scrapes or wounds. Leave on overnight, and rinse off with warm water in the morning.
Place the following essential oils into a small spray bottle, and shake well before use
20 Drops of Oregano Essential Oil
20 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
20 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
20 drops of Tea Tree Oil
2 teaspoons of jojoba oil
4 tablespoons of water
Spray on feet twice a day, allowing the mixture to air dry. For highly sensitive skin, add an additional two tablespoons of water to the mixture. Do not use on cracked feet or broken skin!
Do not use oregano essential oil internally, and be sure that you do not use this oil if you are prone to allergies to oregano.
For culinary information on oregano, check out my article O is For Oregano.