So you’ve found a purple box at your front door filled with mother nature's essential oils and you don’t know what to do with them, right?
I know exactly how you feel because I felt the same way when I first started. In fact, I was using my essential oils in the wrong way. Lesson learned.
That’s why I’m going to help educate you so you don’t make the same mistakes I did plus it’s what I love to do, serving people.
You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the many benefits of your essential oils. All you need is a basic understanding of how to safely and simply use them during your daily routine. Easy peasy.
There are three ways you can use your essential oils, they are:
- Aromatically - Diffusion is the most effective way to enjoy your essential oils. You can also place a drop of essential oil into the palm of your hand, rub them together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale.
- Topically - Apply to the souls of your feet or the affected areas to target specific needs.
- Internally - Drop in water, under the tongue or into a veggie capsules to support mouth, throat, digestive or overall health + wellbeing.
NOTE: Internal use should be considered on a case-by-case (or oil-by-oil) basis. When it comes to using essential oils internally, you’ll need to consider the specific chemistry of the oil, its possible effects, appropriate doses and application methods for each individual oil. It’s important to note that some essential oils simply cannot be used internally - in any amount.
It’s up to you which method you prefer or use, of if you’re anything like me you’ll use a combination of all three. Also here’s a great infographic on how to use essential oils topically.
My preferred options are on the souls of my feet, down both sides of my spine and either side of my neck. I intuitively listen to my body and follow it’s lead.
These five must read e-books will answer most of your burning questions as far as essential oils, aromatic and internal use are concerned.
Essential Oil Safety
It's recommended that these essential oils are diluted with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) before any topical application. Here are some guidelines to help you get started with essential oil safety + application as well as the recommended ideal amounts.
I’m all about empowering people so they can listen to their bodies and take care of them holistically with essential oils.
NOTE: Always check with your healthcare professional if you have any pre-existing issues before using essential oils.
Pregnancy + Breastfeeding
Avoid using Clary Sage, and any blends containing Clary Sage during pregnancy. Also note, Peppermint can decrease milk supply in some breastfeeding women, especially when used internally. For more information for pregnant and breastfeeding women, click here.
Ingesting Essential Oils
Is it safe to ingest essential oils? You can find out more from dōTERRA Science.
Most dōTERRA Essential Oils are considered food grade, however always double check before ingesting. A quick way to check if it's safe for ingestion is to do your own research.
Essential Oil Blends
Education + Supply
I think that’s well and truly enough information and resources for now, wouldn’t you agree?
Also coming soon on liahalsall.com is a private members only page for my oily squad, Find Hope In Health with Essential Oils. It’s where I’ll be coaching, educating, mentoring + supporting my squad on their oily journey.
If this speaks to your soul, check out Part 1: How to Create A doTERRA Wholesale Account.
doTERRA’s a company I believe in and has products I love. Who doesn’t want some of that in their life, right? Call me crazy but, this sort of stuff is exactly what fills up my cup every day.
Next in this series will be Part 3: Top 10 Essential Oils + Uses. Join my email community so you don’t miss out on that one.
Well enough about me. I'd love to hear from you. What else would you like to know about essential oils? Go right ahead and leave me a comment below.
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As always, thanks for dropping by and sharing your comments with me. I always look forward to reading them.
Until next week bye for now.