Thursday, March 19, 2015

Three ways to use oils!

There are 3 ways to use essential oils. Each bottle is labeled to tell you how you can use each oil.


Use your diffuser or the diffuser from your starter kit. Add water to the fill line then add 2-6 drops of essential oil. Start small and add more if you need more. The less oil you use each time you diffuse the further your oils will go. The diffuser breaks the oils into teeny tiny drops that you inhale.
If you don't have a diffuser, you can also add a drop to the palm of your hand, cup your hands together then inhale or inhale straight from the bottle.  


This is where dilution comes in handy. Use a carrier oil to dilute your oil as necessary before applying it on skin. Check for skin sensitivity. Some oils are considered “hot” oils (meaning they will be very warm or hot on the skin and have a higher risk of sensitivity) such as cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint, oregano, thyme, Exodus II, and Thieves. Again if the skin is feeling hot, do not use water, but a carrier oil rubbed on your skin to help dilute it.
The best place to use essential oils is behind the ears, on the wrist, in the crook of the elbow, and on the bottoms of your feet. The bottoms of your feet have over 200,000 nerve endings and using oils there can help send oily goodness through your entire body!


A bottle will be labeled dietary supplement if it can be taken internally. If dietary supplement is not on the bottle, do NOT take them internally.

Put a few drops of oil into an empty gel capsule and swallow it. Empty capsules can be purchased through Young Living as well as online or in health food stores. 

Add oils directly to a glass of water or stainless cup (don't use plastic!!). Yes you can drink the oils this way. All of the citrus oils taste amazing in water and are wonderful in teas.

Finally, add a drop under the tongue. This is the fastest way for the body to absorb the oils but be careful with 'hot' oils!

*Please note that the information above about ingesting oils is to be taken at your own risk.  Studies have not shown nor disproved the use of ingesting oils to be helpful nor harmful.  Ann is erring on the side of not ingesting most....only the citrus ones in water or tea.

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