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How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatic: To use and essential oil aromatically, simply smell the oil directly from the bottle. You can also put a few drops into a diffuser and which disperses the oil into the air. Another option is to place a few drops of the essential oil into the palms of the hands, rub together vigorously and inhale deeply.

Ref: Emotions & Essential Oils second edition

Topical: To use an essential oil topically, place a few drops in the palm of the hand and apply to selected area. If you are using an essential oil that is irritating to the skin, dilute it with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil or fractionated coconut oil. If you are applying more than one oil to the same place on your body, be sure to layer the oils rather than mixing them together first and applying them as a mixture. Layering means to apply the oils one at a time. Allow a few minutes for each oil to absorb into the skin before adding the next one.

Caution: Use wisdom and consider all safety information from a competent reference book regarding essential oil use. There are some oils that should never be taken internally. Others should not be applied “neat” or directly on the skin, without first being diluted with a carrier oil. Also ensure the oils you are using are of the highest standards of quality. Use caution when using essential oils for children and babies. Some oils may not be safe for children or for use during pregnancy. Essential oils can be much more potent than herbs, so a little goes a long way. Babies and children have highly sensitive skin and require less oil. If you are pregnant or nursing consult a licensed health care professional before applying essential oils.

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