How to use Essential Oils

If you’re wondering: ‘how do I use essential oils?’, read on to learn what to do with essential oils in order to enjoy the essential oils benefits.

There are three ways that you can use essential oils: inhalation, topical application, and ingestion.

Inhalation

Breathing in the enchanting aromas of essential oils can elicit powerful physiological, mental, and emotional responses. If you want to know how to use aroma oil at home, there are several ways.

Direct inhalation involves opening the essential oil bottle and breathing in the aroma through the nose. Alternatively, you can rub a drop of oil between the hands, and cup them around the nose and mouth, or drop some oil onto a cloth and hold it close to the face.

You may also opt to use a diffuser to evaporate the essential oil into the surrounding environment. If you are unsure of how to use a diffuser, this will depend on the type of diffuser that you have. Alternatively, add essential oil to water in a spray bottle to make an air freshener.

Topical

Essential oils are readily absorbed and enter the bloodstream when they are applied to the skin, so people often ask how to put essential oils on skin. Many essential oils are safe to apply to the skin without a carrier oil; however, you can dilute them with a different kind of oil, which also helps to slow down evaporation.

You can also dilute the essential oil by adding it to an unscented lotion, or water. Usually, only a small amount of essential oil is needed to produce the desired outcome, so diluting is the best way to use them safely and avoid using too much. If you’re wondering where to put essential oils, they are usually applied to an affected area or the bottom of the feet.

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Ingestion

Using essential oils internally allows them to be transported through your body, to all organs including the brain. However, you should always ensure that an essential oil is safe for internal use before ingesting, and only use a small amount.

Consider putting one or two drops under the tongue, or taking essential oil in a gelatine capsule or vegetable capsule. Alternatively, you can add essential oil to hot or cold water, tea, or food.