How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be utilized for an impressive range of emotional and physical wellness needs. They can be used as a single oil or in complex blends, depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods:
Aromatic Uses:Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. 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. Essential oils can also purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens, and can be used in laundry and as a surface cleaner in the home.
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 disinfectants. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.
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. Of course, doTERRA’s industry-leading 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils provide a superior solution for your health needs.
Did You Know?
Essential oils are easy to enjoy simply by inhaling. To try this for the first time, simply place 2-3 drops of the oil in a tissue, hold it near your nose and inhale. Repeat over a period of about an hour, and you’ll begin to enjoy the benefits of that oil.