Learning How to Use Essential Oils Does Not Have to be Overwhelming

Learning How to Use Essential Oils Does Not Have to be Overwhelming

It seems like for as many people who use essential oils, there are just as many people who are overwhelmed by them. Despite how overwhelmed you may feel when it comes to using essential oils, I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to feel this way! If you read below, I think you’ll find my super simple oily rundown helpful. After all…life is busy and essential oils should make your life better, NOT more complicated! :) Here are the things you NEED to know when it comes to using your oils…

*Note: These tips are meant for healthy adults (there are different guidelines for children). If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or have a medical condition, please speak with your healthcare provider and check a reference guide before using essential oils. 

# 1) Young Living essential oils can be used in three ways: aromatically, topically, or taken as a dietary supplement.

  • To use an essential oil aromatically: Inhale directly from the bottle; add a drop to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and mouth, and inhale; add a few drops to a cotton ball and place near you; or diffuse (add 3-8 drops to a diffuser).
  • To use an essential oil topically: Apply 1-3 drops to the desired area of the skin (never in the eyes or ears). The wrists, back of the neck, and/or bottom of the feet are always great places to apply essential oils. Most essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil (ex: V-6 or olive oil) before applying them to the skin.
  • To take an essential oil as a dietary supplement: Add 1-2 drops to a capsule, herbal tea, water, juice, honey, or yogurt. Be sure to use a glass (not plastic) cup when adding essential oils to a beverage.

# 2) Each bottle of essential oil has a label on it. The label will tell you how to use that oil.

  • For example, the label on the bottle of RC reads, “Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 or olive oil and apply to desired area. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.”
    • If you don’t know where to apply the oil,  apply it to the wrists, back of the neck, and/or bottom of the feet as stated above in # 1.
    • If you don’t have a diffuser, use the oil aromatically in any of the ways listed above in # 1.
  • For example, the label on the bottle of Peppermint reads, “Dietary: Take 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily or as needed.”
    • If you don’t have capsules, you can take an oil as a supplement in any of the ways listed above in # 1.

# 3) Despite what you may think, you DO NOT need to know how a particular oil benefits you before you use it!

People tend to think that they need to know how a particular essential oil will benefit them before they use it. Although, it’s nice to know details about each oil, all you really need to know is that you will always benefit when you use an essential oil! The most important thing is not always knowing how a particular oil will benefit you. Rather, the most important thing is that you use them!

# 4) What to do when you get your Premium Starter Kit:

The Premium Starter kit is a very versatile and well-rounded essential oil collection. Therefore, you can benefit from doing the following with your kit…

  1. Open all of the bottles in the Premium Starter Kit and smell them.
  2. Pick the oil that you are drawn to in that moment.
  3. Use that oil by following the directions on the bottle.
  4. Use at least one oil every morning and at least one oil every night.
  5. Be sure to eventually work your way through each of the 11 oils in the Premium Starter Kit. Try using all of the oils even if you don’t like how they smell at first – they will grow on you. Sometimes, the oil that smells the worst, is the one you need the most.
  6. As you use the oils and as you have the time, learn more about each oil by reading the info that came with your kit, visiting: www.youngliving.com, browsing the Young Living Product Guide, and/or reading a reference guide.
  7. Over time, you’ll come to find which oils you really like and which ones seem to benefit you the most!

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Young Living Essential Oils for the Shower

Essential Oils for the Shower

One of the easiest ways to experience the aromatic benefits of Young Living essential oils and quickly incorporate them into your daily routine is to add a few drops of an essential oil to the back of the shower floor. The steam and heat from the shower assists with inhalation of the oils. You’ll never shower without essential oils again! :) Sometimes, I’ll randomly grab an essential oil to drop onto the shower floor. Other times, I’ll use an oil for specific support. Eucalyptus is one of my favs because it smells so invigorating! Go ahead try it!

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How to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, seeds, etc. These oils, also known as nature’s living energy, contain unique constituents that provide therapeutic benefits. Wondering how to use essential oils? Follow the guide below – along with the individual instructions on each label – to experience the amazing, health supporting benefits of essential oils. Please also read the information on my “Essential Oil Safety and Usage Guidelines” page.

Inhalation

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Inhaling certain essential oils heightens the senses and can have many positive effects on the body. Try these ideas to use essential oils for inhalation:

  • Inhale directly from the bottle.
  • Diffuse with any of Young Living’s diffusers (the Premium Starter Kit includes a diffuser).
  • Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
  • Place a drop or two on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball near you.

Topical Application

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Many essential oils are safe to use directly on the skin:

  • Place 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand or directly on the desired application area. Massage onto the area of concern. Be sure to check the label on each essential oil bottle (or your reference guide) to see if the essential oil should be diluted with a carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil, Young Living’s V-6 oil, etc).
  • Use one of Young Living’s essential oils that come with a roller ball attached. Or add a roller ball (aka: AromaGlide fitment) to a bottle of essential oil for targeted application. I just love the AromaGlide fitments!

Internal Consumption

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Some essential oils make excellent dietary supplements or food flavorings. The label on each bottle of Young Living essential oil will tell you whether it is intended to be used as a dietary supplement. To take essential oils internally, try these tips:

  • Place 1-2 drops into a gelatin capsule and swallow it with water.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water, NingXia Red, tea, juice, or yogurt.
  • Add 1-2 drops (to taste) to your meals when cooking (I like some of my oils in smoothies).
  • Add 1-2 drops to a teaspoon of honey or agave nectar.

Check out the “oils 101” tab on the top of my blog to learn everything a beginner essential oil user might want to know. :)

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Source: Most of the above information is taken from the 2013 Young Living Product Guide.

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