Essential Oils

how to use oils

Aromatically:

 

"Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or by using a diffuser.  This is actually the quickest way for your body to use the oils. And your house will smell amazing." -Annie Hauser

The aromatic use of essential oils may be the most familiar. Perhaps you’ve wandered into a spa and been delighted by the aroma of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils or maybe felt the soothing calm of Lavender’s scent in one of your favorite at-home products. Now you can learn how to get the benefits of essential oils by diffusing their aroma! This is your easy switch from toxic candles to healthy diffusing.

"Look out for aromatherapy candles made of paraffin—a petroleum byproduct—which releases carcinogenic soot when burned. The soot can also cause respiratory problems and will aggravate the conditions of those who already have asthma, lung, or heart problems.

'Burning an aromatherapy candle made of paraffin is similar to preparing a healthy drink of fresh-squeezed juice and adding a shot of gasoline,' says Eric Johnson of Candleworks, an Iowa City, Iowa-based company that specializes in wholesaling nontoxic aromatherapy candles.

Besides endangering your health and that of your family, soot from paraffin wax can cause significant damage to the inside of your house, plus your computers, electrical appliances, and ductwork." -Green America

HOW TO DIFFUSE:
If you don’t know how to use an essential oil diffuser, check the instructions specific to your product for water and oil ratios. I only ever use about 6-9 drops total whether using the Aria or the Dessert Mist diffuser and add water to the fill line. You should clean your diffuser at least once a week. Here is a blog on How to Clean Your Diffuser properly. 

 

Topically:

You can apply oils directly to your skin, but always check your labels for dilution instructions. Some oils will need to be applied with a carrier oil to dilute them. Check out Essential Oil Safety​ for more info on how to properly dilute them. Others can be applied "neat", as in no dilution necessary, just directly on your skin.  

 

"Using oils on your feet is a quick and efficient way to get oils into your system.  You can also wear essential oils as perfume and to lift your mood." -Annie Hauser

 

Internally:

You can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule. Young Living's Vitality line is clearly labeled for internal use. You can use them for a dietary supplement, add them to your water for great flavor or a boost of energy, cook with them, or add them to a veggie capsule. 


 

Statements regarding Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products in this event are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care provider before using these products.

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