Optimum Choices offers only therapeutic Grade A essential oils.
For more information or to purchase these oils
online, contact our essential oils expert and business partner, J.R. Roessl:
If you have a specific essential oil question, e-mail
personal essential oils questions and to order, call
917-861-5247, and tell her Optimum Choices sent you.
Just like Massage Therapy, there are many protocols and applications of
Essential Oils depending on your body’s needs. Determine which technique fits
English — dilute Essential Oils with carrier (vegetable) oil then use for
French — use neat topically on the skin, take Essential Oils internally
German protocol — inhalation of scent, traditional aromatherapy
U.S. protocol — use whatever works
Inhale — use air pump diffuser or put oils on cotton balls and stuff into vents
or pillows, sniff from bottle
Neat — apply topically to area of
concern, always start gradually with a new oil or if you have sensitive skin
Bath — add to gel and put in bath
water, add to bath salts
Massage — apply topically during massage
Reflexology — apply to hand and feet energy points
Auricular — apply oil drops to ear lobes on emotional release points
Raindrop TechniqueTM — drop Essential Oils on back and combine with Vita Flex
massage, great detoxifier
Essential Oils are 50 times more powerful than herbs; don't use a lot. Start
using one drop once or twice a day. If needed, work up to 3–4 drops.
Which oil to use? The Essential Oils Desk Reference is an excellent guide. (see
Reference below.) Listen to your body—if the scent is pleasing, your body
wants that oil. Exception: If your body is not ready to process the released
emotions or too much detoxifying will result, you may temporarily dislike the
scent of that oil but your body may still need it later. You can use muscle
testing, a dowsing pendulum or just your intuition to test. Check in with your
There are approximately 260–300 drops of Essential Oil in a 15 ml bottle
depending on the oil's viscosity. If one needed 4 drops/day, there would be approximately
a 75-day supply in a typical $25 bottle. That’s only $10/month.
First-time users of therapeutic, Grade A Essential Oils or people
with sensitive skin should always dilute the Essential Oils with a mixing
(vegetable) oil. This is especially true for the "hot" oils of oregano, thyme
and peppermint. Always start with a 25% dilution mixture for children and pets.
If Essential Oils are accidentally introduced into the eyes, NEVER use liquids
to di-lute, always use mixing (vegetable) oil.
Nothing on this website has been evaluated by the FDA. This information
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please
see a qualified healthcare practitioner for any disease or illness.