How Do You Use Essential Oils?

You don’t need a degree in chemistry or extensive training to know how to use essential oils effectively. With a basic understanding of safety precautions and application methods, it is easy to start using essential oils.

Get Started With Essential Oils

As you get started with essential oils keep these things in mind:

There are three ways to use essential oils:

1. Through smell
We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by:

2. On your skin
“Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are:

3. Ingesting,
or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods: 

Keep reading for more ways to use essential oils.

What are the Best Essential Oils?

The best essential oils are pure and unadulterated. To see why doTERRA is committed to providing only the purest essential oils, click on Pure Essential Oils

Each oil is unique, making it easy to find a natural solution for your specific health concerns. Some of the most popular essential oils are those with multiple benefits and application methods. These oils tend to become household favorites.

Here are the 10 most popular essential oils:

As you try different oils, you will learn which essential oils work best for you and your needs. For the best essential oil experience, it is important to use oils that are pure, potent, and safe. Click below to learn why doTERRA essential oils are some of the best on the market:

Why doTERRA?

Essential Oil Safety

Here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when you are learning how to use essential oils: 

Essential Oil Safety Guidelines

* Hot oils or strong oils include Cassia oil, Cinnamon Bark oilClove oilGeranium oilLemongrass oilOregano oil, and Thyme oil.

Learn more about best practices for essential oils here: Essential Oil Safety Guide

How to Use Essential Oils Aromatically

Aromatic use of essential oils is especially powerful.

The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiological, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system, which is the part of your brain that stores memories and emotions. Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming.

Diffusing is one of the simplest ways to use essential oils aromatically. You can use an essential oil diffuser if you’d like but using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices. You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand, cupping it around your nose, and breathing deeply.

Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically:

How to Use Essential Oils Topically (on the Skin)

Essential oils easily penetrate the skin for localized benefits, making topical (on the skin) application a great way to experience the benefits of essential oils. This is why doTERRA works to create potent essential oils that are powerful enough to promote healthy-looking skin, yet gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

When used topically, essential oils can improve complexion and skin tone. They can also be used as part of a soothing massage. Before topical application, be sure to follow all label recommendations and dilution instructions.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils

Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Topically 

Sensitive Areas to be Avoided

How to Use Essential Oils Internally

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain.

Follow label recommendations and other professional guidelines for dosage when using essential oils internally.

Effective Methods of Internal Application

Looking for other ways to use essential oils? Click below to learn more about how to use essential oils. 

How to use essential oils

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