I use essentials oils every day and some as needed. When my body needs some help, I turn to essential oils first or even as a preventive measure. Soooooo….the WHEN is easy!
The HOW of essential oils takes a little more knowledge, but practically is also easy.
Application methods for essential oils are varied and fun: topical, inhalations, household products, and internally. I personally have not experimented with household products yet, but have used essential oils in homemade skin care products. My everyday use of essential oils is mostly inhalations, topical, and internal.
What I have purchased so far….
I have been using Young Living essential oils since October of 2015 and am still building my arsenal of oils up. I currently have Clove, Endoflex, Thieves, Progessence Plus, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Lime, Ginger, Stress Away, Peace & Calming II, Eucalyptus Blue, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Lavender, Sleepylze, and Nutmeg.
First thing I recommend is an Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace. Right now it is free; you pay only for shipping. I like to put Peace & Calming II in the diffuser necklace and wear it during my commute or during stressful days at the office. I also like to put uplifting or oils that promote mental concentration in the necklace. I also like using a diffuser in the house or office to get some good inhalation of oils. A few deep breaths and I feel the effect.
For topical use it is important to remember that most essential oils need to be diluted before putting them on your skin, otherwise the oils because of their high concentration, will burn the skin. Dilute with what is called a carrier oil. Examples of some carrier oils are: coconut oil, avocado oil, emu oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, or olive oil. Not all essential oils need to be diluted so be sure to read the instructions on the bottle before using. Some of my favorite places to apply essential oils are on my forearms and wrists on the thin skin area, on my face, on my neck, back, and spine, behind and on my ears, the bottoms of my feet, on my stomach, and you can use them directly on the area you need to. I do use essential oils topically every day.
Internal use of essential oils is somewhat controversial; I advise doing your own research before taking internally. I personally do take my oils internally in a way that I’m comfortable with and feel good doing. I use them mixed with oil, honey, or in a drink. I do not use them internally every day.
There is a great phone or iPad AP called Reference Guide for Essential Oils (by Abundant Health) that I highly recommend and use daily. The AP has a Guide, Application, Single Oil info, and Oil Blends info.
It is important to me to use the highest quality products that I can; Young Living essential oils are top of the line quality and I highly recommend them.
Cost is a concern for all of us, I would love to discuss pricing options with you. If you are interested in learning more about how essential oils can help you and your family live healthy, happy, and save money please reach out to me. I am happy to speak with you.