Tips on Using Essential Oils

Updated: Jun 7


Essential oils have many uses and as you get to understand and love them you will find many different ways to utilise these amazing gifts of nature. It is important to use high quality essential oils that have no synthetic substances. Yes, you will pay more but it's a small price to ensure you do not harm our body.


Here are few ways to use essential oils to get you started.


UNDILUTED

If you are using a high-grade oil then a drop or two of essential oil can be applied to your wrists, temples or shoulders. For tired muscles and joints you can use a few drops directly on the affected area (this is not medical advice please consult your physician).


INHALE

I love my home to smell fresh and natural and have two diffusers. One in my bedroom and the other in my office. What would you choose natural essential oils or fake household air freshener? Essential oils can be inhaled straight from the bottle for a quick pick me up and for longer lasting and beneficial use an essential oil diffuser is efficient and these days they are made with lights and all sorts of beautiful designs. Fill your home with nature, rather than fake smells – this benefits everyone, human or animal, who steps into your home.




Water and oil don't actually mix well together so you will need to add your essential oil to salt or baking soda. By adding oils straight to a hot bath they may cause irritation. To make the bath salt add up to 20 drops to 1 tablespoon of Himalayan sea salt. You could also use Baking Soda.


MASSAGE OILS
To use in massage oils you can try diluting up to 10 drops essential oil into a carrier oil. For facial massage use a carrier oil such as Joboba. For a range of carrier oils and massage therapies visit my Young Living product page.

FOOD AND DRINK FLAVOURING

When I started to educate myself about essential oils I was surprised to learn you can add them to flavour food and drink. There are a range of essential oils that come from herbs and other plants such as Peppermint, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Orange, Lemon and Ginger. A drop or two of essential oil is highly concentrated so don't be too generous with drops. Experiment to get the right flavour.





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