How do I use essential oils?
We love essential oils because they engage so many senses. Give your kitchen a fresh, clean smell using lavender-lemon garbage disposal cubes. Warm your muscles with a peppermint massage before your next workout. Bask in a chamomile aroma bath after a long day. Facilitate a spiritual experience by diffusing the perfect scent. The opportunities to enhance your experiences with essential oils are endless.
There are three primary methods of using essential oils:
- Topical absorption through the skin.
- Inhalation through your nose and respiratory system.
Topical absorption through the skin.
Topical applications can include massage, compresses, lotions, and more. Essential oils should be diluted before you use them to reduce the risk of skin irritation. They should be about 1-5% of your total blend. Use our Essential Oil Dilution Quick Reference chart to begin mixing your own recipes.
Inhalation through your nose and respiratory system.
Allowing aroma to envelop you is one of the easiest ways to experience essential oils. You can add fragrance to a room using a diffuser, use flower water to add fragrance to fabrics, or add a drop of essential oil to the next letter you send. Many topical applications like baths and compresses can engage your sense of smell as well. Essential oils are highly concentrated, so please remember to dilute them prior to using on your skin or if the fragrance is too strong.
Some people ingest essential oils for medicinal purposes.
Please note, ingesting essential oils can be very dangerous. We caution against taking essential oils as a dietary supplement or medicine unless you do so under medical supervision.
Even if an oil is 100% natural, 100% pure, unadulterated, and organic there are still risks of adverse reactions.
Whichever method you choose, It is important to listen to your body and pay attention to cautions specific to the oils, products, and applications. If an adverse reaction occurs, please discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately.