Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
You don’t need a degree in chemistry or extensive training to use essential oils effectively. With a basic understanding of safety precautions and application methods, it is easy to start using essential oils in your daily routines.
As you start using essential oils, keep the following guidelines in mind:
If you have specific concerns about the essential oil you intend to use, consult with a healthcare professional first.
There are three ways to use essential oils:
The best essential oils are naturally sourced. To see why doTERRA is committed to providing only the purest essential oils, click below:
Each oil is unique, making it easy to find a naturally sourced solution for your specific wellness needs. Some of the most popular essential oils have multiple benefits and application methods. These oils are often household favorites.
As you try different essential oils, you will learn which ones work best for you and your needs. For the best essential oil experience, it is important to use oils that are pure, potent, and safe.
Learn why doTERRA essential oils are some of the best on the market:
Here are a few precautions you should keep in mind when learning how to use essential oils:
*Hot oils, or strong oils, are labelled with a “D” for Dilute on the product label. Examples of these oils include Cassia oil, Cinnamon Bark oil, Clove oil, Oregano oil, Thyme oil, and others. Oils classified as “S” for Sensitive should be diluted for children or those with sensitive skin. Oils classified as “N,” or Neat, can be applied directly without a carrier oil—however, it is good practice to start by using a carrier oil even with Neat essential oils, just to be safe.
Learn more about best practices for essential oils:
Aromatic use of essential oils, also called aromatherapy, is especially useful.
Sense of smell is a powerful tool. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by smell receptors, which deliver the aromas of essential oils directly to the body and environment. Some essential oils have uplifting or invigorating aromas, while others have calm, soothing aromas.
Diffusing is one of the simplest ways to use essential oils aromatically. You can use an essential oil diffuser if you’d like, but using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices. You can achieve similar aromatic benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand, cupping it around your nose, and breathing deeply.
Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically:
Essential oils easily penetrate the skin for localized benefits, making topical (on the skin) application a great way to experience the benefits of essential oils. This is why doTERRA creates essential oils powerful enough to support healthy-looking skin, yet gentle enough to use on a daily basis.
When used topically, essential oils can soothe skin and promote a healthy-looking complexion. They can also be used as part of a soothing massage. Before topical application, be sure to follow all label recommendations and dilution instructions.
Beneficial Areas to Apply Essential Oils
Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Topically
Sensitive Areas to be Avoided
Certain essential oils can be safely ingested and add a unique dimension of flavor to cooking and beverages.
Follow label recommendations and other professional guidelines for dosage when using essential oils internally.
Effective Methods of Internal Application
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