How To Use Essential Oils

Essential Oil Uses

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Essential oils are commonly used 1 of 3 ways

  • aromatically
  • topically
  • internally
  • Young Living classifies each essential oil as a dietary supplement, topical, aromatic or all 3. Dietary supplements should only be ingested according to the directions on the labeling. Our topical and aromatics should only be diffused or applied externally according to the labeling instructions. Some may include all 3 methods.

    Aromatically

  • Use essential oils aromatically to uplift the spirit.
    • Rub 2–3 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale.
    • Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
    • Use your favorite essential oils in our diffusers.
    Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.

     


  • Topically

    Many essential oils are safe and beneficial to use directly on the skin.

    • Place 2–3 drops of essential oil directly on the desired area and massage in. Repeat as desired. Always follow the label’s dilution instructions.

    Caution: Essential oils are very potent and may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, apply Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or any pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Citrus-based oils and blends may cause temporary photosensitivity.

    Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.

  • Internally

    When taking essential oils internally, try these tips:

    • Place several drops of oil into a gelatin capsule and swallow with water.
    • Add 1–2 drops of essential oil to a glass of water, NingXia Red®, juice, yogurt, your favorite sweetener of choice, or plant-based milk and swallow.
    • Add 1–2 drops of oil (to taste) to meals when cooking.
    Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.

 

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