How to Use Essential Oils by Stevi White

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On my previous post, I talked about Aromatherapy and Essential Oils and why Young Living. Today, before I start taking about each oil individually, I will tell you the proper way to use the essential oils, as this is very important. Just like prescription medicine, all essential oils can be harmful and dangerous, if not used properly; especially if they are taken in excess, or if taken for too long a time. Just like prescription medicine, you can have an allergic reaction and unpredictable sensitivities to the oils, so please keep this in mind. Keep conditions of use as sterile as possible, when using the oils.

Recap- Essential Oils are the aromatic liquids, distilled from plants.

There are 3 ways to correctly use the oils:

  1. Inhalation or Aromatic– this means that the oils are inhaled through the nose. This could include inhaling the aroma of the oil directly from the bottle or inhaling the aroma of the oil after it has been applied to the hands or other material, such as a tissue or cotton ball/ cotton wick. It could also mean breathing in the vapor or mist of an oil that has been diffused or sprayed into the surrounding air. You can also pour hot water into a boil and add a few drops of the essential oil.  Cover you head and the bowl in a tent like fashion towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
  2. Topical Application- this means that the oils are applied directly to the skin, hair or other surface of the body. This can be through a massage, bath, direct application of the oils or application of the oils within a cream, lotion, bath gel, or soap. While many oils can be applied neat (without dilution), others may need to be diluted with V-6 Oil or other vegetable or carrier oil before topical application, especially in cases of younger or sensitive skin. Bare in mind that Young Living Oils are VERY POTENT and may irate the skin. If this happens, apply Young Living the V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to dilute it.
  3. Internal Consumption- this means that the oils can be taken orally as a dietary supplement. This is either by adding the oil to food or a beverage that is consumed OR by swallowing a capsule with the oil inside. Young Living sells the capsules. (Use your own discretion when ingesting and READ ALL THE LABELS ON THE OILS)

My next post, I will talk about safety precautions with the oils, how long they are good for (shelf life) and how to store them.  And please remember:

 

******Stevi White is a Young Living Distributor and these posts are for educational purposes only and is not medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, and treatment of any disease or condition, proceed with caution and at your own risk. ********

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