Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemeium nobile)
Pacific is an uplifting and calming blend. Stress and anxiety wreak havoc on the body, reduce immune response and increase susceptibility to disease. The essential oils in Pacific blend have been found to effectively reduce restlessness, anxious feelings, depression and calm the mind and body. It is also useful for insomnia, providing a restful night's sleep for many. Generally, Pacific is considered safe to use on small children, but you may want to consult your health care practitioner before applying.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more general information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or cream and apply on wrists, temples and back of neck or as desired.
This works well in a roll-on applicator with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or jojoba.
Inhalation: Diffuse; directly inhale.
Internal: The quality of the oils used in Pacific are suitable for internal use within safe parameters, if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils internally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application. Click here for more information about internal usage.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.