How to Apply Essential Oils

Posted by on May 22, 2020 at 1:45 PM



AROMATICALLY The best therapeutic application is through smelling the oils. You can diffuse into the air with an actual “diffuser”, being mindful to only diffuse for 20 minutes as it’s not beneficial to diffuse oils for long periods of time. Or a simpler method is direct inhalation: just place a few drops in your palm, rub hands together to warm the oil, then cup your hands over your nose and mouth. inhale slowly and deeply 3-4 times


TOPICALLY always dilute with a carrier oil. Since water and oil don’t mix you always want to add a dispersant. In general, It can be just a tablespoon of carrier oil to a few drops of essential oil. A carrier oil can be anything from basic cooking oils like vegetable oil or olive oil to something less common like coconut oil or almond oil.


• On The Bottoms Of Our Feet because that’s where the largest pores of your skin are and that allows for quick absorption. it’s also considered a safer choice because it is further away from our lungs and other organs and less likely to create an adverse effect. this is the recommended area when trying new oils on children. Many oils are not suitable for children so please consult with a professional before exposing anyone under 10 years of age.


• Over The Heart this is great when looking for emotional support from oils, I find it centering and calming.

• Any Localized Area Of Pain apply essential oils directly to the area of discomfort and massage the oils in. you can apply moist heat ,if appropriate, to enhance the effect of the oil

NOTE: While some advocate the ingestion of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, licensed aromatherapy professionals do not recommend self-prescribing due the highly toxic nature of some essential oils. Some very common oils like Eucalyptus are extremely toxic when taken internally. Doses as low as one teaspoon have been reported to cause clinically significant symptoms and severe poisoning can occur after ingestion of 4 to 5 ml. Accidental ingestion may happen when oils are not kept out of reach of children. Poison Control Center reports have gone up 200% in the past few years, mostly from ingesting or improper use on children


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