How to Use Essential Oils
There are three basic ways to use essential oils:
Read the Safety Guidelines and Tips prior to the use of any essential oil
Inhalation - the inhalation of essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Here are several techniques used to inhale essential oils;
ONE - Direct inhalation -- simply smell them, either right from the bottle, or a cou0le of drops in the palms of your hands
TWO - Diffuse the oils using a Young Living Diffuser, which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The Young Living diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.
Topical Application - Apply essential oils directly onto the skin where indicated. Dilue with V-6tm Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or a pure vegetable oil (e.g., olive or almond) before applying if dilution is indicated in the Application Chart. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities.
Key points of application on the body are:
Internal Consumption - Research indicates that some oils are more effective when taken orally. Only pure essential oils, proven safe and labeled as dietary supplements, should be used internally. Dilution and dosage is dependent on the age size, and the health constitution of the individual. Follow the recommended dosage on individual product labels to ensure safety or seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally.
Suggested internal consumption methods:
one: Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water
two: Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk
three: Put 1-2 drops onto a piece of bread or add to your meals when cooking
THREE - Fill a humidifier with water. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in the front of the escaping steam. (Do not put oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)
FOUR - Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly
To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:
1. Carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 drops in the palm of the hand or directly on the desired application area.
2. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired
ATTENTION: Essential oils are very potent, and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply a pure vegetable oil such as olive or almond oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.
You can also create your own massage oil blends by mixing your favorite essential oils with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or by using Young Living's pre-mixed massage oil blends (e.g., Relaxation, Ortho Ease) to relax, uplift, soothe and relieve.
four: Add 1-2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave
five: Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow. Exercise extreme caution when using this method. Many oils are very strong and should be tested by pouring a single drop onto a spoon and tasting a small portion -- 1/4 of a drop -- to determine the amount of oil to be used.