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!