How to Use Essential Oils – The Basics
There are 3 ways to use essential oils to help you and your loved ones have better health and well-being. The great thing about using essential oils is that when we influence one system of the body, the entire body is affected.
I love to use oils Aromatically. I diffuse them with an ultrasonic, no-heat diffuser. (Heat breaks down the oils, which takes away the therapeutic benefits). I like to use this method because everyone in the room can benefit from diffusing.
You can also use essential oils Internally. The FDA has approved OUR oils for this use. HOWEVER - and I cannot stress this enough - most oils, especially ones that are found on the store shelves, are NOT safe to ingest. Want more information on the AMAZING oils I use? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a shout out at 678-842-3848. I would love to talk with you!
You can put a drop of lemon oil in a glass of water. (And, I do mean a "glass" glass. No plastics!)
Place a drop of frankincense on the roof of your mouth or put a few drops of oils in a veggie cap.
Finally, we can use the oils Topically.
When applied, essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the area of application. Additionally, once they enter the body through the skin, they will soon be found in the blood cells of the body.
In order to safely apply Essential Oils they should be diluted. (Read more about dilution and proper ratios here.) Sometimes, like in the case of a bug bite, you may not have time to dilute. But, I always like to encourage all my loved ones to dilute the oils whenever possible. And, in fact, there are some oils that actually need to be diluted in order to prevent evaporation before the body has had time to receive the benefits.
Plus – your oils last longer! A 15 ml bottle has about 250 drops. This means that there are 200-250 applications! Each application can be mere pennies to use.
We use all three methods in our home every day. What is your favorite way to use essential oils?