3 Ways to Use Essential Oils

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Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.

  • Aromatic Uses

Aromatherapy is founded on the body’s predictable response to specific olfactory stimuli. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications. Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and environmental threats. Low or no-heat essential oil diffusers are recommended as they do not change the chemical structure of the oil being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.  I can help you find a great diffuser at wholesale prices.  Click here for more info.  

  • Topical Uses

Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural cleansers. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body. Some common areas to apply topically are the bottom of the feet, spine, back of neck, hands and ears.  The feet have the biggest pores in your body.  The feet and hands also have reflex points to all areas of the body. It’s always a good practice to use a carrier oil such as jojoba, almond or coconut oil with your essential oils.  See aromaticscience.com for essential oil safety.

  • Internal Uses

Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label. Using essential oils can be both profoundly simple and life changing at the same time.  Not all essential oils are created equal.  Many brands have not been tested for safety, purity and potency.  Other brands have fillers added to them to make them cheaper but dangerous to use.  If you would like to get more info on the brand I use and trust, go here.

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