Aromatic use is ideal for mood management and emotional support. The sense of smell is a direct pathway to the brain’s emotional center. How To: Inhale directly from an open bottle, rub a drop o f oil between your palms, cup your hands and inhale, make a steam tent, place a drop on a shirt collar or pillow, use a diffuser or cold humidifier.
Topical use is ideal for boosting the immune system, sustaining healthy, radiant skin or comforting tired and sore muscles or joints. Essential oils are quickly absorbed through the skin into the blood stream where they can reach every cell in the body with just a few drops. How To: Apply 1 to 4 drops to the affected area, spine or to the bottoms of feet where the skin is durable and the pores are largest. Dilute with a carrier oil as necessary for skin sensitivity. Essential oils can also be applied topically as therapeutic and fragrant ingredients in homemade body creams and ointments.
Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Before ingesting essential oils, be sure that you are using only the highest quality essential oils to ensure safety and efficacy. To learn more about radiantly pure oils that are 100% free of solvents, chemicals and additives, contact me and I would love to hook you up!
Some oils, such as wintergreen, should not be taken internally, no matter how high the quality because Wintergreen is toxic in high amounts. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label. How To: Place oil in a capsule, put a drop under the tongue, add a drop to drinking water, gargle oil with water or add oil to recipes.
Essential oils eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and mold, making them excellent cleaners. They also dispel odors, cut grease and can fill your home with wonderfully invigorating fragrance. How To: Add a few drops of oil to a water-filled spray bottle and use to disinfect surfaces, food or laundry. Diffuse to kill airborne germs and pathogens. Essential oils can also be used in a wide variety of excellent homemade household cleaning products.
**The advice on this page is not intended to replace professional medical help. These statements are for educational purposes only, they are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. This information is offered as a way to use essential oils to assist the body in its own natural processes of reaching balance and homeostasis.