How To Make A Warm Compress

How To Make A Warm Compress

Heal with Heat


  1. Fill a basin (not made of plastic) with about a pint of water as hot as you can comfortably stand.
  2. Add 3 to 4 drops of your selected essential oil. If you’re using more than one type of essential oil, add no more than 4 drops total.
  3. For your compress, choose and hand towel, another small piece of fabric, or a cloth bandage.
  4. Place the compress on the surface of the water, and let the compress become completely saturated.
  5. Lift the compress from the bowl of water, and wring out any excess.
  6. Place the wet compress on the area to be treated. To contain the moisture, cover the compress with a plastic bag or a sheet of plastic wrap, and hold the compress and the plastic in place to keep the compress from slipping.
  7. When the compress cools to body temperature, replace it the another warm compress.


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Sources: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled July 15, 2018

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