Now that I have my oils, how do I use them?
Some helpful wisdom about essential oil applications
At Oil Dab-a-Doers we don’t usually dab a little but we dab a lot. However if you are new to essential oils make sure you test a drop of the oil on your wrist and then rub together with the other wrist. Inhale and enjoy the experience. What are you looking for on the wrist? Well, some people are very toxic. If the spot turns red simply dilute the oil with a carrier and it is taken care of. Pretty amazing huh! By the way oils detoxify right away. Isn’t that awesome! You are immediately experiencing an essential oil. Even if you didn’t get red you are still having an essential oil experience but it isn’t quite as noticeable.
3 ways to use essential oils
Using Essential Oils Topically
Layering – is simply putting another essential oil over the top of the one you have just applied. You can do this several times but wait a little before applying the next oil layer.
Acupuncture – Licensed acupuncturists can dramatically increase their effectiveness with essential oils.
Acupressure – Apply 2-3 drops of oil on the pressure point with the finger.
Hot Packs – For deeper penetration of an essential oil, hot packs can be immediately added after a massage.
Cold Packs – Can be applied after the essential oils treatment. This is usually done on inflamed or swollen areas.
Creating a Compress – This is similar to hot packs. Put a dry towel over the hot pack to retain the heat. This helps drive the oil into the body.
Bath Oils – Essential oils do not mix easily with water when just dropped in bath water.
Add several drops of your favorite essential oil to 1/4 cup Epsom Salts or gel base. Mix
thoroughly and then add to your bath water.
Shower – Epsom salts and essential oils can be added to a special shower head.
Raindrop Technique –Raindrop technique is exclusive to Young Living. It was developed by Gary Young and is a way of delivering essential oils to the spine. The raindrop kit is a collection of oils used in the raindrop technique. Massage therapists love this Raindrop kit.
Using Essential Oils Internally
Lemon oil or any essential oil can be dropped in a glass of water and consumed.
Oils can be put in a vegetable capsule and swallowed.
Oils can be added to a carrier oil in a teaspoon.
Essential oils can be added to smoothies and used in cooking.
All essential oils that are GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the FDA may be safely taken internally as dietary supplements. Many oils are actually more effective when taken orally in small amounts. They can be diluted in a capsule with agave or carrier oil before consuming but it is not necessary.
An Oil Dab-a-Doer Word about Carrier Oils
Carrier oils such as olive, or coconut oil will extend essential oils over the skin. A carrier oil that can be taken internally can be added to dilute the essential oil. Carrier oils provide a dilution when oils are accidentally put in the eyes or there is a skin reaction to oils caused by the body’s toxic levels. Essential oils can react on people who use over-the-counter lotions and cosmetics because of the chemical contents. Keep a bottle of carrier oil available if dilution is necessary or desirable. Young Living has a V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex that is used as a carrier oil.
Using Essential Oils Aromatically
Inhalation – directly inhale from the bottle or pour several drops in the palm of your hands Then rub hands together and inhale.
Diffusing – is probably the best way to get oils through the air. Diffusers do not use heat so the full therapeutic benefits of the oils are retained. Extreme heat can destroy the constituents in the oil. Young Living offers many different kinds diffusers.
Humidifier/Vaporizer – add several drops to the humidifier or vaporizer.
Pour hot water in a bowl carefully, then cover your head and bowl with a towel and breathe deeply and slowly.
Dabs of Wisdom
Little Dabs of EO Information you can’t do without!
In their pure, unadulterated state, genuine essential oils exhibit a significant and profound impact on the healing processes of the body. For this reason the following information is being provided to enhance the wise use of essential oils. Young Living essential oils are safe to use directly on the skin because they are not adulterated. Do not use lavindin or some adulterated lavender on children as they might react.
Putting essential oils on the feet is a good way to start using them. Putting oils on the feet lets the body become used to the oil. It is a fact that the oil will travel through the body in a matter of seconds once applied to the feet. Take a look at the Vita Flex chart for more specific applications for healing.
Storing and Caring for Essential Oils
Essential oils can last for many years if stored properly. Keep bottle tightly closed as essential oils tend to dissipate. Keep oils away from sun light and in a cool, dark place. Avoid excessive heat. Essential oils do not go rancid like fatty vegetable oils. Never put essential oils in the eyes or ears. Essential oil may sting if they are accidentally put in
the eyes. If this should happen, immediately dilute the eye with a carrier oil. The stinging will stop immediately. It is important to note that the oil will not damage the eye, just cause temporary unpleasantness. DO NOT FLUSH WITH WATER!Water will only spread the oil. Jojoba, coconut, and olive oils are good carrier oils. Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex was created as a carrier oil.
Some Cautions:Essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint) should not be used on the throat or neck area of children under 18 months of age.
Angelica, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, and other citrus oils are photosensitive and may cause a rash, sun burn or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays within 1-2 days after application. Common sense tells us that skin which has had citrus oils applied but is covered with clothing is not at risk for sun sensitivity. Use caution when applying essential oils to skin that has been exposed to cosmetics, personal care products, soaps and cleaners containing synthetic chemicals.