Essential oils are the aromatic compounds extracted from plants that can support our bodies in a wide variety of ways, giving us many benefits.
how do you use essential oils?
Aromatically: Essential oils can elicit powerful physiologic, mental and emotional responses by simply inhaling them. Try placing 1 drop of Wild Orange and 1 drop of Peppermint in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and inhale through your nose. This is a huge pick-me- up and is like a natural, "high"... Using essential oils aromatically is the fastest way to get the essential oil into the bloodstream, and experience the physical benefits. Every time I apply essential oils topically, I love to take a minute to inhale the extra oils from my hands and breathe in that goodness.
Diffusing: Having a diffuser in every room of my house is one of the most amazing assets. Diffusing essential oils is such a powerful way to purify the air in your home, in your car, or whatever space you are working in. The power of breathing in essential oils boosts your mood and supports your emotional health. Simply chose whatever oils you are intuitively craving and add a few drops to your diffuser.
Topically: Essential oils are fat-soluble, and because of their chemical compounds they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream when directly applied to skin. Place 1-2 drops of the essential oil in the palm of your hand and add some fractionated coconut oil, and apply to the targeted area. When beginning your essential oil journey I suggest diluting all of your essential oils for topical use. I love DoTerra’s fractionated coconut oil because its smooth, absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy film. As you become more comfortable, you can try applying the oils that are safe for neat use where you like with no dilution. Everyone is different and those with more sensitive skin, such as babies and kids should always dilute. Places to apply the oils are the bottoms of the feet, on the wrists, back of the neck, behind the ears, over the heart, or over any point of interest.
Internally: A good method for ingesting essential oils is to look for the Supplements Facts on the label on the back. I don’t’ recommend internal use for any other brand. You want to make sure that the oil is a 100% pure and safe for ingestion. There are many different opinions on internal consumption, so its crucial that you personally, do your own research and know the brand of oil you are using, and comfortable with your own decision.
Here are some ways we use the oils internally, I like to add a couple drops of Frankincense under my tongue for quick absorption and overall immune boosting. Adding a couple drops of a citrus oil to a water bottle or a glass of water is very cleansing and invigorating. When doing this, make sure to use glass, metal, or ceramic. Do not use plastics, the essential oils are so pure they will draw out the petro chemicals from the plastic. Veggie caps are also a great way to take essential oils internally. Simply, whatever oil you are needing to your veggie cap and take right away. Do not save them for later, because they will disintegrate the veggie cap.
Today I choose to take proactive care of myself so that I may thrive, love deeply, and be a gift to others.
I love doTerra essential oils, they are a blessing to so many people. However, I am not a Physician. I am a lover of empowering people everywhere to take charge of their health in a preventative and natural way. doTERRA Essential Wellness products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult your family physician if you suffer from chronic ailments.