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How to Use Essential Oils

It’s no secret that essential oils do more than just smell nice. They’re packed with healthy benefits that soothe, heal and invigorate your body. These fragrant oils are made by pressing plant tissue to extract all the plants natural smell, flavor and health benefits. So, how do you use essential oils?

Ways to Use Essential Oils

how to use essential oils

Apply Essential Oils to Your Skin

Essential oils are great for your skin. But before you apply an essential oil to your skin, mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil. A good rule of thumb is to use one drop of essential oil per one teaspoon of a carrier oil for a 1% dilution. Although essential oils are safe to apply to your skin, steer clear of your eyes, nose or mouth.

Our Healing Essential Oil Blend soothes and comforts achy, tired muscles. Rub a 1% or 5% essential oil dilution to the affected areas or add a few drops of these oils to a warm bath to restore your tired body. A few drops of an invigorating essential oil enhances your massage.

Diffuse Essential Oils

Diffusers come in all sizes and shapes, but there are four popular types on the market. These include a nebulizer, ultrasonic, heat and an evaporator diffuser. Each one uses a different method to diffuse the essential oil into the air. If you don’t have a diffuser, no problem. Add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place it wherever you want the oil dispersed.

Scientists suggest that essential oils can assist in lifting your mood. Try these oils in your diffuser to help your mood:

Essential Oil Blends to Help Your Mood

Other Essential Oil Considerations

Be careful if you use your essential oils on children or the elderly. Check with your doctor first. Never use an essential oil on a baby, unless your pediatrician says it’s okay.
Store your essential oils safely out of reach of children and pets.

If you’re pregnant, consult with your obstetrician before using any essential oils. Certain oils are never safe for pregnant women including camphor, parsley seed, sage and hyssop.

Throw away your older oils. Toss out oils that are more than 3 years old. Old oils can spoil and may cause an allergic reaction, so don’t take a chance.

If you’ve never used essential oils, give them a try and reap the many benefits they offer to your health and well-being.

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