How To Use Your Essential Oils
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• Use your diffuser, 1-3 drops when getting started, and 6-8 when desired. Mix & match your favorite combos. If you are shopping for a diffuser, an ultrasonic diffuser is best to uphold the integrity and benefit of the oil. Placing your essential oils in a scent burner or humidifier may damage the delicate constituents in your oil, reducing their positive effect on your body and mood.
• Place a drop or two into the palm, lightly rub palms together, then tent your hands over your mouth and nose (we casually refer to this one as "the gas mask"). Inhale deeply at least 3 times. Rub the rest of the oil on your wrists, neck, or chest.
• Take off the lid and enjoy the aroma right from the bottle.
• Add a few drops to the dryer for a fresh scent to laundered clothes and towels.
• Place a cotton ball infused with a drop or two of essential oil in a car vent or near a fan.
This refers to the use of applying the essential oil to the skin, whether "neat" or undiluted, or diluted.
• Referring to the product label or a trusted resource guide, select the intended oil(s) and place a drop or two directly on the targeted area, getting as close as possible to the body system you are supporting.
• Wear your favorite oil or blend on your wrists or neck as perfume.
• Add a drop or two to your favorite body care product such as lotion, shampoo, or eye cream to enhance the appearance of the skin and hair. A few options are frankincense, myrrh, tea tree, rose, lavender, rosemary, or roman chamomile.
• Add 2-4 drops to your bath water. Select oils that are soothing to the skin. Avoid oils such as cinnamon, oregano, and peppermint when opening up a large amount of pores through heat.
• Apply to the bottom of the feet for an efficient method of absorption. Refer to a Vitaflex chart for details on which part of the feet correlate to the organ you have in mind.
• It is not recommended to apply oils directly into the eyes or ear canal.
• Should irritation arise, apply a carrier oil over the area. Choose a vegetable-based oil such as coconut, olive, almond, avocado, etc. Do not apply water to the area.
• Internally •
While there is some debate as to the safety of internal use of essential oils, remember that not all brands are the same. Young Living offers the kind of quality that allows the French Model of use to be used safely. Please use common sense and relevant research to add this method to your daily life.
• Using a trusted recipe, blend your oils in an empty gelatin capsule and freeze right away. This will help you have a supply on hand should you desire to repeat this method.
• Some oils are delicious in drinking water or as a tea! Some favorites are lemon, peppermint, Citrus Fresh, cinnamon bark, or Stress Away. Please refer to the product label for specific usage guidance. You can also make a tea with your chosen oil, sweetened with honey.
• There are many recipes on the internet for gummies, oil-infused chocolate, or specialty desserts. What a fun way to explore how to use your essential oils!
• Add a drop to your toothpaste or mouthwash for an invigorating addition to your oral care routine.
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