HOW TO USE OILS TOPICALLY:
Because of their molecular structure, Essential Oils are rapidly absorbed by the skin and into your bloodstream. Here are a few ways to get these powerful oils into your system:
2. Direct Inhalation:
Fragrance has the substance of memories. An aroma inhaled causes our olfactory nerve to send messages to the (limbic part of our) brain that activates thought and memory. This is why we often associate a smell with a memory. Scientific studies tell us that in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses.
Using an ultrasonic diffuser with Young Living Essential Oils cleans your environment of toxins in the air, chemicals, fungus, etc.
75% of American homes use synthetic air fresheners, which includes formaldehyde. When we inhale this formaldehyde and it hits the brain, it’s not only putting toxins IN but disrupting the endocrine system. It actually deadens the olfactory nerve so you don’t smell as well anymore and why you stop smelling that plug-in after a couple of days.
The Vitality line of oils are regarded as safe for consumption. You can use them in a variety of ways.
- in vegetable based capsules
- drop in raw honey or on bread
- in a glass of water or tea
***We recommend only using Young Living Essential Oils and following dietary instructions on the label. Never ingest an essential oil that isn’t classified by GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA.***
Using a carrier oil:
1. Some essential oils are “hot” to the touch or spicy and need to be diluted with a carrier oil. Some examples of “hot” oils are Thieves, Oregano, Lemongrass, Peppermint and many other. For safety, we recommend always diluting your essential oils with a carrier oil. Diluting does not decrease the effectiveness of an oil, but does decrease the possibility of a skin irritation or reaction.
2. Carrier oils are fatty, feel greasy and will eventually go rancid . On the other hand, essential oils will never “expire” and are not greasy.
3. Choices of carrier oils include but are not limited to: coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, Emu oil
4. There are two places you do not want to get essential oils: in your eyes or ear canal. If you do get oils in either of these places, please use a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil to dilute the area. Oil and water do not mix, so rubbing water on the site will only spread the oil, but the carrier oils will soak up the essential oil.
5. With children, you always want to heavily dilute all essential oils with a carrier oil.
6. Follow the usage instructions on the label! Every bottles contains instructions indicating whether the primary usage of the oil is for aromatic, topical or dietary use.
It’s really that easy and we’ll be here to help you along the way!