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EO Basics // Internal Use

Essential oils are extremely beneficial when taken internally!  Here are a few ways you can incorporate essential oils into your daily routine:

  • Add a couple drops to a glass of water, juice, yogurt, honey, tea or plant based milk and drink
  • Add a couple drops of oil (to taste) to meals when cooking
  • Place several drops of oil into a vegetable capsule and swallow

And now with their newly labeled Vitality Line of essential oils, new and old favorites are easier than ever to spot and grab for internal use!

Diluting Your Essential Oils

When you begin using essential oils, always have a carrier oil nearby.  It’s a matter of safety.  If the essential oil accidentally gets in your eye or creates an unpleasant sensation on the skin, grab your carrier oil, NOT WATER.  Remember, water and oil don’t mix, so using water will only drive the oil deeper into the unwanted area.

What are carrier oils and why do you need them?  Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and have a neutral smell. They aren’t volatile like essential oils so they are perfect for dilution and topical application!

Some of our favorite carrier oils for diluting are almond oil and fractionated coconut oil.  You can learn more about these and others on the Young Living Blog here.

EO Basics // Topical Use

When applied topically, essential oils are absorbed into the blood stream within 30 seconds and metabolized within 2 hours, making it important to apply oils as often as the symptoms recur.

Here are some ways to use EOs topically:

  • Drop 1-2 drops of your desired essential oil onto the palm on your hand and rub it where it’s needed, .  Don’t overthink it.  Tummy troubles?  Apply directly to the stomach.  Tension?  Apply right to that tense spot.
  • Apply essential oils to the bottoms of your feet.  Look through the vita flex chart below for corresponding symptomatic areas.
  • Add a few drops to Epsom bath salts and ease sore muscles and calm the body and mind.
  • Add to a roller bottle and take your favorite blends and combinations on the go.  Use like you would any single oil - roll directly on desired area.

 

 

And remember to read your labels and if needed, dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil.  It’s always best to dilute on children and those with sensitive skin.  A good rule of thumb is: when in doubt, dilute!