How Can I Use Essential Oils?
An essential oil can be used for a variety of physical and emotional wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends by one of the following three methods:
Diffusing is one of the simplest methods for enjoying the aromatic benefits of an oil. Some essential oils have uplifting or invigorating effects, while others can be calming and soothing. It’s best to use a cold-mist diffuser so you don’t burn off the therapeutic properties of an oil. Diffuse an oil to also purify the air of unwanted odors.
This is a very effective method for applying the oils. They can easily penetrate the skin and once absorbed they stay in the applied area for localized benefits. It’s best to use only 1-2 drops on the area (these are potent!) and then apply 4-6 hours later if necessary. If you have skin sensitivities then it is advised to use a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil).
Essential oils can be used as dietary supplements if they are CPTG quality. Most oil labels will tell you they are not safe for internal use, so it’s best to always read the label before using internally. Because of the potency of the oils, you only need a small amount (1 -2 drops) and proper dosing according to professional guidelines should be followed to avoid toxicity.