How Do I Use Essential Oils?

This is essential oil’s 101. There are so many oils that it can seem very complicated. So why bother? Well if you’re reading, you’re at least curious. So here’s a very general answer from Young Living, and then we will dive deeper.

From YL: I’m new to essential oils. How are they used? –There are three basic ways to use essential oils (EO): topically (applied to the skin), orally (ingested by mouth), and as aromatherapy (directly inhaled or diffused). Each bottle of Young Living essential oil is labeled with directions for how that oil can be used, and these directions vary based on location. For example, Neroli and Jasmine are labeled for topically or aromatic use only, while Peppermint is labeled for oral use in the United States.

First I want to dive into ingesting oils. Never ingest anything into your body, that you aren’t sure is supposed to be there. Young Living does have a line of products that are ingestible. And if you are ready to take this leap into ingestible oils I am happy to share more with you. Our vitality line is designed to ingest, add to your water, cook with, and serve multiple purposes. Ensure that you’re using the right oils. Please don’t assume that our entire oil line is ingestible. Your health matters to us. I’m guessing if you’re new to oils, you might not be ready to start ingesting them, so let’s talk a little more general.

For most of us our primary oil usage will be diffusing or applying topically. If you’re new to applying oils topically I always recommend you began with a roller. Young Living has rollers for anxiety, respiration, and more. Having an anxiety roller in your bag during periods of high stress can be extremely helpful. A roller creates a blend of oils that work well together, and puts them into a roller bottle for easy application. Below are links to learn more about some of my favorite Young Living rollers. I recommend Peace and Calming, Stress Away, and Breathe Again as great starter options. If you are interested in a roller that is sold out please message me, and I will let you know when it is back in stock.

If you followed me for long, you know that I am a huge fan of diffusing. I believe that diffusing oils can positively change your entire environment. It’s a wonderful way to improve the well-being of your family, and also a great way to celebrate holidays. If you’re new to diffusing lavender is really considered a gateway oil. Most everyone you speak with that uses oils will have at least one bottle in their cabinet, and probably more. We currently have three in our house. Lavender is a great oil for everyone in your house to aid in sleep and relaxation. Diffusing oils is a personal experience. By that I mean what are you trying to accomplish by refusing? Are you simply trying to bring in the holidays with a festive smell, or are you looking at oils to fundamentally improve overall health and environment? Once you’re able to answer this question, I am able to help you discover oils that might be right for you. So what do I diffuse?

I diffuse a lot of holiday blends, and in the next couple of weeks I will be sharing several love recommendations as we head into February. I also have my go to oils that hang out next to the many diffusers around my home. Here’s a peek at my favorite diffuser blends. My day to day blends keep it simple. You can ring hundreds of blend recommendations online, or just ask me!

If you are interested in applying oils topically, I would like to hear more about what benefits you are seeking. Understanding what your personal needs are, helps me guide you to oils that provide those benefits. I always recommend that you start small. If applying oils start with a drop. If you are diffusing oils start with two drops. This ensures you don’t over use an oil, and also will highlight any personal allergies you might unknowingly have.

More questions? Like and follow this blog as I dive into more of Young Livings most frequently asked questions.

Please let me know how I can support your essential oil needs. If you would like to purchase oils the links below can help Gide you, or message me to discuss.

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