How To Use Your Oils
HOW to Use Essential Oils (and What to Use Them For)
It’s pretty simple, really. There are four basic ways to use essential oils.1. Topically – As in, apply it to your skin. Thanks to their molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly absorbed and in less than 30 seconds will have made their way to your blood stream to start spreading goodness through your veins. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
NOTE: DO NOT EVER put essential oils in your eyes or ear canals. It’s a seriously bad idea and you will regret it. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
2. Direct Inhalation – A fancy term for sniffing. Did you know fragrance is the substance of memories? It’s scientific! Inhaled aroma causes the olfactory nerve to send messages to the limbic part of the brain, which activates thought and memory. The pituitary gland, which hangs out in that part of the brain, is then stimulated to release chemical messages that travel via the blood to glands and organs that create physical body Hence, in less than a second, a scent can activate a number of physical and emotional responses. Ever smelled a cookie straight out of the oven and been transported to Grandma’s house? Or caught a whiff of ocean breeze and suddenly you’re back on that fabulous beach vacation? That’s your olfactory nerves and pituitary glands at work.
3. Diffuse – Misting the air with a device called a diffuser. Like direct inhalation, diffusing gets your olfactory-pituitary team off the bench and into the game. The advantage to diffusion is it has the ability to remove many toxins, chemicals, fungus, bacteria and viruses from your environment, spreading the goodness to everyone in your home or office. And it’s easy: you put some oil(s) in the diffuser, add water (most of the time), and turn it on. The diffuser breaks down the oils into tiny particles and sends them into the air in a mist. Not only is this a great way to absorb the oils and keep viruses, bacteria, and mold at bay, your home will smell wonderful!
4. Internally – Yep, you can swallow oils but that’s not the only way: You can also do a suppository with oils diluted in a capsule. (I advise using this method at bedtime.) Why on earth would you want to do that? Well, it’s a fantastic way to absorb the oils and saturate your tissues with their healing properties: Strangely enough, the fastest way to get the benefits of oils to your lungs is to insert them rectally. (One good chest cold with a hacking cough is all it takes to see the benefits of that.) Ladies, vaginal application = 100% absorbability. Taking oils orally will benefit your entire digestive tract. You can find relief for numerous viruses, bacteria, and digestive issues like gas, bloating, and cramping with internal application.
A Brief Word of Warning: Before you haul off and start splashing, sniffing, diffusing, and swallowing any oil that comes your way, you should know two things:
1. All oils are not created equal, which is why I only use Young Living oils. (Remember about the 3 grades of oils?)
2. Not all oils are meant to be ingested so before you knock back a shot of something you might regret, it’s best to do a little info-gathering to find the best method for that oil.
Uses for Essential Oils
Now that you know how to use oils, wouldn’t you like to know what you can use them for? It’s a long list—they’re not called “essential” for nothing! Below are just some of the things essential oils can be used to treat:
Arthritis (people & pets) Depression Ear Mites (cats/dogs) Fever Fibromyalgia Fungal Infections Fussy Babies Headaches Household Germs Indigestion Insect Repellant Mold Muscle Aches Oral Health Perfume Rashes Relaxation Wrinkles Sleep Sore Neck Sore Throat Stress Stretch Marks Sunburn Relief Teeth Grinding Warts Cold/Flu Bacterial & Viral Infections Stomach Ache Dermatitis
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