How Do I Use Essential Oils In Oregon?

If you’re a beginner to essential oils, in Oregon there are three primary ways essential oils enter the body: applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. When choosing the right method to use essential oils, always keep in mind the desired result you are wanting and then determine the best application for use.

Essential oils can enter the body by being applied to the skin. This method can vary from using a compress, gargling, bath or even massage. It requires several drops of essential oils to be used topically in some manner. It is important to note that most essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.

Inhalation methods vary from steam, spray, dry evaporation, or diffusion. While people inhale and diffuse essential oils for a variety of reasons, it has been shown that inhalation is most effective and best suited to treat a variety of respiratory complaints. Using an atomizing essential oil diffuser is the most highly recommended inhalation method.

Although, ingestion of essential oils has had much controversy in Oregon, I suggest you do the proper research yourself and use safe practices. Cases of death, organ failure and hospitalization in the history of aromatherapy have been caused by ingesting essential oils. Therefore, ask the right people the right question. Is it safe?

Oregon, There’s a scene in the fifth act of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) production of “Twelfth Night” when twins Viola and Sebastian appear together onstage. It’s a rare moment of magic — due not only to the glamorous set design but also to the fact that the same actor, Sara Bruner, plays both characters.

For a few spellbinding minutes, the audience witnesses the touching interaction of these androgynous siblings — an affecting performance from Bruner made possible by cinematic sleight of hand, fitting given that director Christopher Liam Moore has set Shakespeare’s identity-blurring comedy in the glitzy tinsel of 1930s Hollywood.

While just a flash in the dazzling world of the play, which runs for nearly three tune-filled hours, this technical scene demonstrates the seamless melding of creative forces that have made the Tony Award-winning festival one of the most celebrated in the nation for 81 years.

Since it’s tucked in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountains, there’s something about the OSF experience that feels secluded and almost hidden. Still, the festival in Oregon is no well-kept secret. Each season more than 100,000 people visit the little city of Ashland (pop. 20,713) and purchase nearly 400,000 tickets for shows, which range from productions of classics by the Bard to compelling new work by contemporary playwrights.

But when watching the action unfold from the theaters’ seats, it’s hard to get a sense of what happens before the curtains rise — a seldom-seen realm beyond the reach of the audience where each play comes to life.

Bruner’s no stranger to the disorienting land of Illyria. She’s twice before starred in “Twelfth Night” at other regional theater companies, but neither of those productions compares to this shimmering show at OSF, where she simultaneously plays both twins for the first time in her career.

“I grew up working in regional theater, and there are a lot of things that feel very familiar here,” says Bruner, who spent 17 years at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival before migrating to Southern Oregon. “But the Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes it to an entirely new level. Everything is bigger, and the stakes can feel high at times because there is a national eye on the company.”

Oregon, Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, and the Snake River delineates much of the eastern boundary. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. It is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state's mild winter climate, despite the latitude.

Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843, the Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles, Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 26th most populous U.S. state. The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities, with 160,614 residents (2013 estimate). With 609,456 residents (2013 estimate), Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S. Its metro population of 2,314,554 (2013 estimate) is 24th. The Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state's most densely populated area, home to eight of the ten most populous cities.

Oregon's landscape is diverse, with a windswept Pacific coastline; a volcano-studded Cascade Range; abundant bodies of water in and west of the Cascades; dense evergreen, mixed, and deciduous forests at lower elevations; and a high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin. The tall conifers, mainly Douglas fir, along Oregon's rainy west coast contrast with the lighter-timbered and fire-prone pine and juniper forests covering portions to the east. Abundant alders in the west fix nitrogen for the conifers. Stretching east from central Oregon are semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes, and meadows. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), Mount Hood is the state's highest point, and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon's only national park.

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