HOW DO I USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
I personally use my oils three ways:
1. Aromatically (in a diffuser) – cleanses the air, kills the germs, effect peoples’ mood. If you don’t have a diffuser that’s ok, because you can also open the bottle and smell straight out the top.
2. Topically – two rules – put it where it hurts, or if you don’t know then put it on the bottom of your feet. There are lots of nerve endings in your feet and the skin is less sensitive so it’s a great place to put oils. I do dilute most of the oils – if you’re under the age of 6, elderly, or pregnant you will need to dilute. Oils are very concentrated, so diluting is always a good way to go. I love to use the fractionated coconut oil. Mix with 1-2 drops, weight it down and give it more time to process.
3. Internally - Among the single oils doTERRA offers currently, 37 are safe for internal use. Using the oils for internal purposes means that you go beyond putting them on your skin to ingest them for their specific benefits to various organs or cells. There are several ways to take oils internally; you can cook with the oils, take them in beverages, or put them in a veggie capsule to swallow. To find out more about the science of using oils internally, check out the articles Can Essential Oils Be Taken Internally or Internal Use of Essential Oils.
Using oils internally is a method that is best used only when you have specific area of concern that can only be met by ingesting the essential oil. Keep in mind that you only need a drop or two at a time to reap the benefits of the oil. For example, supporting healthy digestion is a benefit that comes from taking Ginger internally.
I have attached a blog from doTerra "8 reasons to use essentials oils internally" which will be very helpful.
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