Essential Oil Usage and Safety

  • HOW CAN YLEOs BE USED?

How to use EO

  1. Aromatically: ­ Fragrance is the substance of memories. Aroma inhaled causes the olfactory bulb to send messages to the limbic part of the brain, which activates memories and emotions. When inhaling, it takes 22 seconds for an oil to reach the brain. The only way to reach limbic system is through smell, which is why oils are such a great option for those for those needing emotional support and support for their nervous system.

 

Diffusing is another way we inhale oils, it purifies the air, makes your home smell good without chemicals, great for respiratory support, stubborn spouses and crazy kids. Having more than one diffuser is a plus too.

 

  1. Topically: Because of their molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly

absorbed by the skin. Sometimes when you apply an oil to the skin, it almost seems to

disappear into the body. When applied topically, it takes 2­-3 minutes for an oil to reach

the bloodstream, 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body, then metabolized within 2 ½

hours.

 

It’s not rocket science where to apply essential oils. Apply them to the area where you want to provide support. Some favorite places are wrists, behind the ears, neck, temples, stomach or especially feet. Quick absorption and the skin is tough there.

 

You may have heard of reflexology. You can use that same concept in applying oils to the feet.

 

Reflex

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Photosensitive oils = citrus oils. Be sure to apply where the sun doesn’t shine so you don’t get a sunburn.

 

Diluting: Dilute essential oils with Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil complex in your palm. I suggest starting out diluting especially for those with sensitive skin and children. Do not ever use oils in the eyes or ears. Precaution: If an essential oil gets in the eye, put a dab of a fatty carrier oil like olive, jojoba, almond, sesame or grapeseed oil around the outside of the eyelid.  Do NOT use water. The fatty oil will cut the essential oil and take away the burn in seconds.

 

  1. Internally: In water/drinks, cooking/baking, in capsules, suppositories.

Be sure to use glass or stainless steel when drinking essential oils in water. Citrus oils especially can digest petrochemicals, so it’s important not to use a plastic cup.



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