For many people, their first exposure to essential oils, leads them to ask, “What do I do with it?” While seasoned users of oils, dōTERRA Wellness Advocates, and others familiar with these powerful and delightful oils tend to think, “What can’t you do with them!!” in fact, there are guidelines for using essential oils safely.
You can experience dōTERRA oils:
- And some oils can be used in two or even all three of these ways
Using Essential Oils Effectively: Aromatic essential oils
Aromatic oils are those you add to household products or use as surface cleaners, add to your laundry, diffuse into your room, apply to a cotton ball and place in your home or your car’s air vents, or savor the smell directly from the bottle.
Your powerful sense of smell has receptors that link directly to the body’s limbic system, via your olfactory nerve. The limbic system supports a range of functions in your body including emotions, memory, and behavior. Because of this, smells can help inspire feelings of joy, peace, or energy, depending upon the oil or blend of oils you select.
Understand the Oils You Use: Topical essential oils
This broad category of oils includes all of the essential oils or blends that can be applied directly to the skin or that can be mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil and then safely applied. As with any product you rub on the largest organ in your body–yours skin–you should exercise thoughtful precautions when using oils topically.
Spend a little time getting to know how oils react with the body so that you make the best decisions about using essential oils safely for children, pregnant women, or elderly people. Likewise, everyone needs to pay attention to sun exposure when using certain oils, just as you may need to pay attention to sun exposure when taking certain prescription medications or using some cosmetics.
Using Essential Oils Safely: Internal essential oils
Select oils can be used internally. In most cases this means you can cook or bake with them, add them to your water, tea, or other drink, or use a veggie capsule, and take the oils in the same way you take a vitamin. Before you ingest any essential oil, you should review the labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines and follow these guidelines carefully.
In addition to all the dōTERRA essential oils and oil blends you will want to learn more about, here are two products that can help you make the most of your oil success experience:
- dōTERRA Veggie Caps are made specifically for you to customize your dietary supplement needs, Veggie Caps provide a convenient and healthy way to take dietary ingredients orally.
- dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil Cocos nucifera. Fractionated Coconut Oil is an absorbent and light carrier oil that will help to increase essential oil distribution while leaving skin feeling smooth and soft.
- dōTERRA Petal Diffuser. The Petal Diffuser is a small, convenient, and night-friendly diffuser with a far-reaching mist designed to help purify and humidify the air around you.