Wondering how to use essential oils?
It’s really easy to start using essential oils with confidence in your home today! The first step is to make sure that you have a very pure essential oil that has gone through some pretty rigorous testing to ensure purity, quality and potency. Not all essential oils are equal. Some contain synthetic fragrances or fillers that can be very toxic, while others can be a poor grade of essential oil, meaning you have to use much more to get the benefit you could get from just a few drops of a truly pure essential oil. The company I chose to get my essential oils from has such high standards and integrity that they are being used in hospitals, which is a first for the essential oil world!
Now, there are three ways to use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (such as doTERRA): aromatically, topically and internally*.
I like to use my essential oils aromatically when I am trying to clear the airways, clean the air or boost the mood (very handy during the darker winter months!) To use an oil in this way, simply put a drop or two in your palm, rub your hands together, and inhale. You can rub the extra oil on your chest or back of your neck. My favorite way to use essential oils aromatically is through a diffuser. While there are many great ones out there, do your research, as some of the cheaper ones will not last very long, and you will save more in the long run by investing in a high quality diffuser with a warranty.
Topical application is one of my favorite ways to use essential oils, especially for my children. I always dilute essential oils for my wee ones, as they are very powerful. Not only is this safer for my children and their sensitive skin and tiny bodies, but it helps my essential oils stretch farther. Oils can be applied to the area of concern (a wound, the outside of the throat, skin issues and irritations, etc) or to the bottoms of the feet. The feet have very large pores, and when applied there, the essential oils can be found in the bloodstream within 30 seconds, and have reached every cell in your body, including the end of hair strands, within 30 minutes! They are quickly absorbed into the system, but also fairly quickly flushed out, so I find it is most effective to apply a small amount, and apply frequently.
Using essential oils internally* is a wonderful option to boost immune function, or when cleansing the body. I drink Lemon essential oil daily as a gentle cleanse and to stay hydrated. When dealing with throat tenderness, I like to gargle with On Guard and/or Oregano, then swallow. You can also put doTERRA’s 100% pure essential oils in an empty gel capsule.
*If the bottle does not have a nutrition facts label on it, DO NOT INGEST. Follow all label warnings and instructions. Please note that internal use is ONLY recommended for doTERRA 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Ingesting other oils that have not had rigorous testing, and may contain synthetic fillers and contaminants, can be very dangerous and even toxic.
My Top 10 Essential Oil Remedies:
Immune Support: On Guard, Lemon, Thyme, Melaleuca, Oregano
Respiratory Support: Breathe, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, White Fir, Cinnamon, On Guard
Supporting Digestive Health: DigesZen, Peppermint, Ginger, Lemon
Seasonal needs: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, TriEase Seasonal Support Softgels, Melaleuca, Breathe
Sleep/Calming: Lavender, Serenity, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Balance, Breathe
Occasional muscle and joint pain, and recovery from a hard workout: Deep Blue, Deep Blue Rub, Lemongrass, Marjoram, White Fir, AromaTouch, Peppermint
Mood/Emotional Support: Balance, Elevation, Serenity, Citrus Bliss, Wild Orange, and any of the new Emotional Aromatherapy line!
Energy and Wellness: Lemon, Peppermint, Wild Orange, Life Long Vitality Supplements (a HUGE must for me – they include 9 essential oils that you will want to take daily), Children’s Supplements (awesome whole food multivitamins and powerful omegas. I can tell these make a huge difference in my children’s bodies!)
Skin Care: Lavender, Melaleuca, Frankincense, Geranium, Immortelle, Verage Skin Care System (ah-mazing!), HD Clear Skin Care System (also just incredible!)
Interested in starting your own wellness journey using the most powerful and potent essential oils available today?
I’d love to help you. These oils have changed our home and our health, and I can’t wait to teach you how to do the same.
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