Okay, so we know that essential oils have beneficial properties, but how exactly do you use them?
Unfortunately, too many people either don’t use the oils they have or don’t even try essential oils because they are not sure how to use them. So sad!
Hopefully, that’s not you, but if it is, watch this short crash course video all about how you can easily use essential oils. I give you actionable and totally doable ways that will have you using essential oils on a daily basis!
Check it out!
Here’s a quick summary of the video:
Young Living’s oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade, thus they are safe to use in the following three ways:
Inhaling essential oils.
Inhale directly from the bottle.
Place a drop in the palms of your hands and cup over your nose – Peppermint is one of my favorite oils! It works great for nausea.
Applying essential oils on your body.
Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. More is not necessarily better with these oils. Also, everyone is different, so I suggest always starting with a small amount, because you can always add more if you need to.
- Dilute with a carrier oil (vegetable or seed oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil)
- Read the bottle for dilution ratios because some oils are considered “hot” like Oregano or Clove, so they need to be diluted)
- Dropper Bottle – I use a 1 ml dropper bottle filled with a carrier oil (I prefer fractionated coconut oil). The dropper bottle help you to be precise with your dilution ratios.
- Apply to Skin – apply either directly at the source of concern or on the corresponding Vita Flex point on your feet. Don’t know the vita flex points? Don’t worry, just rub it all along the bottom of your feet. Your feet have lots of large pores and this makes for easy absorption (especially for little ones).
- Wash your hands after applying topically. You don’t want to accidently rub your eye (especially with a hot oil)! – if you do get an essential oil in your eye, do not try to flush it out with water, use a cotton ball with a carrier oil and rub it on your eye.
- Roller Bottle: Additionally, if it is a mix that you are going to use frequently (like my face serum, or my immunity boost foot rub), I like to make a 5ml or 10ml roller that is already properly diluted carrier oil and I can easily rub on and go. I keep a bunch of these in my purse for easy access.
Ingesting oils internally.
The French School of thought involves ingesting essential oils internally. My recommendation is to do your research and make a decision for yourself whether you feel comfortable ingesting essential oils. Many Young Living Oils are labeled as a dietary supplement and can be taken internally (be sure to read the label because not all oils are meant to be ingested)
- Add essential oils to water: (always use glass) – my favorite is one drop grapefruit in my tall water bottle. I refill my bottle all day long and I don’t add any more drops. It still has the subtle hint of grapefruit. Grapefruit oil help me to curb my hunger cravings.*
- Drop on tongue – I like peppermint because it freshens breath and it is known to support healthy digestion*
- Mixed with warm water and honey in a tea – I add 1 drop Thieves and 2 drops lemon oil to a mug of warm water and honey for a delicious immune boosting tea.*
- Cooking and baking – Sometimes a drop is too much, so start small and add more if necessary. For instance, you can take a toothpick in an oil (like oregano) and add just a touch to a spaghetti sauce.
- Vegetable Capsules – essential oils can be added to empty vegetable capsules and then topped off with a carrier oil. (I personally, haven’t taken oils this way, yet, but I know people who have). Young Living sells the vegetable capsules as well as some health food stores
- NOTE: Taking essential oils internally can only be done with therapeutic grade essential oils!
Can you use all Young Living Oils in these 3 ways? No! Some oils are not recommended for ingestion. Each individual oil is labeled with the recommended uses and dilution ratio for adults. Be sure to read this information carefully before using the oils! If you are new to using essential oils, always start SLOWLY. Less is better and will ensure your body adjusts well to the oils.
In review we talked about the 3 methods of using essential oils
If you have questions, you can contact me through the contact page and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible!
I hope you have a great day!
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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