How to use Essential Oils Properly

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Essential oils are a unique branch of health and wellness that utilizes the natural properties found in the essential oils found in various plants. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant’s oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. Essential oils are known for their many benefits.

How essential oils work

The chemical makeup of essential oils gives them a host of desirable health benefits. Each oil provides the living essence of its source, a beautiful palate of botanical energies, and can be used individually or blended for personalized essential oil therapies.

How to use essential oils

The benefits of essential oils can be obtained through inhalation, external application, or orally by ingestion.

Inhalation methods

Diffusers – disperse micro-particles of the essential oil into the air. Opt for a cold air diffuser.
Steam tents – to employ this method, boil a pot of water, remove from stove, and add two or three drops of essential oils.
Nose cone – Take a napkin or tissue and make a 2-inch square. Place 2 drops in the center of the paper. Fold in half and roll up to fit the nostril. Place the dry end, with no oil, into the nostril and keep there for 20 minutes.
Floral waters – Use about 10 drops of essential oils and the rest pure water to fill a 4-ounce glass bottle with spray. Use as a room freshener.

External methods

Bath – essential oils in a hot bath can stimulate the skin, induce relaxation, and energize the body. The heat of the bath helps the oils penetrate the skin faster.*
Massage – works the oils into the skin and can either calm or stimulate the individual.


Capsule – put cocoa butter with a drop or two of essential oil into a gel cap.

Throat drop – put a drop or two of essential oil into a teaspoon of honey, or onto a sugar cube.

Mouthwash – put a few drops of peppermint in a glass of water.

When considering internal use please seek medical guidance, as many essential oils  are “hot” and can cause burning when not diluted or used properly.

About the author: Derek Henry, B.Kin
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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