How Do I Use Essential Oils?
Now that you have your essential oils, you may be wondering, what is the best way to use them? So, how DO you use essential oils? The answer is – “It depends!”
Oils are flexible. For instance, if you have a sour stomach, you could apply an oil such as lavender, peppermint or DiGize topically on your stomach, or take a drop in water, tea or juice.
When people around you are coughing, you can support your immune system by using a diffuser to inhale an oil such as Thieves, applying it topically (the soles of the feet are a good place, as Thieves can be a bit ‘hot’) and by taking it as a dietary supplement. I call this the ‘1-2-3 Go’ method.
More oil usage ideas
Wear as a perfume or cologne
Apply your favorite oil to the pulse points behind your ears, on your wrists, elbows, etc. I love it on the back of my neck, or to rub into my hair.
The soles of the feet are an excellent place to absorb essential oils, especially the ‘hotter’ ones such as cinnamon, oregano or Thieves.
For extra absorption, soak a towel in hot water, then wring it out and lay it over the skin after you’ve applied the essential oils. If your towel gets too hot, you can put a dry towel between the skin and the hot damp towel.
Use a diffuser, put on a cloth or tissue, rub on your palms and cup over your nose, put into hot water, put into a vaporizer or humidifier, put on a cloth over a fan or vent – or any other way you can think of!
As a dietary supplement
Young Living’s ‘Vitality’ line of essential oils was created especially for you to use as a dietary supplement. Put into a gelatin capsule, in water, juice (Young Living’s NingXia Red juice is a great choice), in a drop of honey or Young Living’s Yacon syrup, or in tea.
Essential oils add natural flavoring to your recipes. Add lavender oil to your lemonade, dip a toothpick into basil oil and swish through your tomato sauce, or make yummy lemon bars.
Put a few drops of essential oil into a spray bottle and fill it with distilled water. I carry one whenever I travel, to spritz down the hotel bedspread, carpeting and bathroom. It cleanses the area, purifies the air and uplifts the atmosphere.