When I started learning about essential oils I was curious as to what to do with them. I hope to answer some of my own early questions for those of you in my shoes today.
16 Common Uses for Essential Oils:
- Directly on the skin (diluted as recommended and/or as necessary) We love to create blends and dilutions in these roller bottles for easy application. I recommend always diluting essential oils when using on a baby or young child. Some people's skin is more sensitive than others. You can use coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, or Young Living’s V-6 oil. Any fatty oil, but not not butter.
- On the bottom of your feet (can use most oils undiluted here)
- At the point of stress (stomach for stomach ahem “discomfort”, head for head “discomfort”, etc.)
- Behind your ears/back of neck
- Detox bath (mix essential oils with epsom salts and add to bath water)
- Mix into your skin lotion or make your own
- Mix with a carrier oil to create a massage oil (recommended dilution of at least 15-20%)
- Inhale (put on wrists or hands, hold over face and breathe deeply)
- Diffuse – this is a great way to expose your children and family to oils. We love our diffuser and have it running almost constantly. (see this list for more aromatherapy ideas)
Internally (only the ones marked for dietary use)
- Add to drinking water or beverages
- Use to season food
- Put several drops in an all-natural vegetarian capsule to swallow
In Household Products
- Use in place of laundry detergents. LOVE that Young Living now has a Thieves laundry soap!
- Use in place of household cleaners (dish soap too!)
- Use in place of scented candles and air fresheners (no toxins, more health benefits)
- Use to keep pests away. (Young Living's Purifcation Essential Oil blend has as it's main ingredient Citronella.)
NEVER get essential oils IN the eyes, ears or mucus membranes. This Safety Guide has more information.
These are just a few of the many, many ways to use essential oils. You will discover, as you start to use them, that you find your groove with how you like to apply and work with your oils.
While Young Living Oils are very effective, it is important to take care of your body in other ways too. Eat well, avoid sugar, drink plenty of water, exercise and get enough sleep. (I'm preaching to myself here too!)
I am not a doctor. These are just some my experiences and things I've learned with using these products for my own family. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat or cure. You assume the responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs with your physician.
For information on how to get started and experience the benefits of oils for yourself, CLICK HERE.