Here are a few different ways to use your oils daily. Try them and find your favourites!
Scents have powerful connections to our feelings, emotions, surrounding and memories. Remember how grandma's baking made you feel? Or the smell of your favourite blanket? Diffusing essential oils is a simple but effective way to access those connections. It can also help build new and positive memories and experiences.
There are lots of different ways to diffuse, so let’s talk about the most effective methods. Burning or heating oils renders them less beneficial, so we’ll focus on different cold-air diffusion methods.
Inhale directly from the bottle. Easy, quick and effective!
Drop 1-2 drops into your palm, and gently rub palms together in circular motion 3 times. Cup over your nose and breathe in gently.
Drop a few drops of oils into your diffuser. Young Living diffusers disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. You will want a diffuser in every room in your home!
Use with a humidifier. Sprinkle a few drops of oil on a tissue or small cloth and place in front of the escaping vapor.
Tenting: Grab a large bowl, and carefully fill with hot water. Add a few drops of essential oils. Place your head over the bowl, and cover head/bowl with towel in a tent-like fashion. Breathe in deeply and slowly. Ahhhhh, bliss.
Make a spray: Fill a small spray bottle with water and oils. Spray your room, pillows, car, to clean the air, or to add ambience.
Applying oils topically means putting them on your body, and this is one of the most popular ways to use oils. I am positive once you get the hang of using this application, you will love the oils even more.
Start by applying the oils to the bottom of your feet. We have the largest pores there, PLUS many nerve ending are there, so this will help move the oils throughout your body quickly and easily.
If your skin is sensitive, you can dilute with a carrier oil. A carrier oil is a fatty oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, or Young Living's V6 vegetable complex oil (my favourite). You can even add oils to your favourite lotion or rub! Please dilute 50:1 for babies and children under 2. For more info, go here:
Common places to apply oils topically: behind your ears, on your wrists, chest, back of neck, spine, feet, crown of head, inner arms.
Do not place oils inside ears or too near/inside eyes!
Massage is a great way to get oils on yourself. For a calming massage, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils can be added to a carrier oil. For rejuvenating muscles after a long workout, experience the cooling effect of Peppermint essential oil’s menthol in a sports massage, and you can add Panaway or Deep Relief. They feel amazing
Another easy way to use oils this way is to drop oils in your bath or foot soak, or use during a pedicure massage.
Is it safe to ingest essential oils?
It’s a common question and one you’ve probably asked yourself: Are essential oils are safe to ingest? And if so, which essential oils are safe to ingest?
The internet will provide several thousand, often conflicting answers to these questions. There is nothing more important than your health, which makes it critical to find information that helps you choose the safest products for you and your family.
With that, here is everything you need to know about ingesting essential oils.
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts – a single drop contains the equivalent constituents of several plants which means they are potent!
To answer the first question: Yes, certain essential oils are safe to ingest – with caution. Stick to essential oils that have been formulated with human consumption in mind, like Young Living’s Plus Oils. Always follow the label instructions and make sure that the essential oils you choose are the purest available.
Our Plus line is designed specifically for ingesting and is labeled for flavouring, and is approved by Health Canada as such. When used in the proper, instructed amounts Young Living Plus oils open up a delicious new world of flavour with essential oils.