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three ways to use essential oils

Updated: Oct 29, 2022


This is a simple application method that can help anyone experience the potent, uplifting, relaxing, or purifying aroma of essential oils.

Not only is using them aromatically extremely convenient and simple, but it also offers immediate benefits.

Using essential oils aromatically is an easy way to experience their power with little skill or knowledge, which is why aromatic continues to be a popular application method in the essential oil world today.

Our homes are more polluted than the air outside. One way to reduce the pollution inside your home is to scent your home naturally while simultaneously cleansing the air. One of my favorite ways to do this is with a diffuser.

I highly recommend diffusing essential oils daily to cleanse the air, combat toxins, and eliminate odors in your home as well as providing support for your body’s systems. An essential oils diffuser is a device created especially to disperse fine oil particles into the air.

Diffusers disperse essential oils as a fine vapor throughout the air so they can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. The aroma can prompt the nervous system to transmit signals to the limbic system in the brain – the same part of the brain that houses emotion and memory. The brain may respond by initiating various physiological functions, such as a release of hormones or a positive boost in mood.


• Helps to cleanse + purify the air

• Improves air quality

• Reduce threats

• Creates an inviting space

• Acts as a chemical-free air freshener

• May enhance concentration

• Helps to create greater spiritual, physical, and emotional harmony.

• Assists with mood management + emotional support


This is a popular and time-tested myself. It is also the fastest and simplest way to experience the benefits of essential oils.

Topical application is unique because it allows you to target specific areas of the body to achieve the desired effect.

In addition to targeted benefits, many forms of topical application can provide overall support to the entire body.

Topical application is my very favorite way to use, love, and apply essential oils. Topical application allows you to target an area that is giving you difficulty.

Because essential oils hold powerful cleansing and purifying properties, they have long been used to soothe, maintain, and improve the skin.

Many essential oils contain chemical components that are useful for naturally cleansing and purifying—making them useful for maintaining healthy-looking skin.

Essential oils are useful for reducing the appearance of skin imperfections, soothing irritated skin, cleansing oily skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, promoting a healthy complexion, reducing the appearance of blemishes, and more.

Unlike many skin care products, essential oils provide a pure, natural, and safe way to care for the skin. While the natural chemical components found in essential oils are helpful for the skin, essential oils don’t include the toxins or fillers that are often found in commercial cleansers, toners, and lotions.


Along with major benefits for the skin, the chemical components in essential oils make them useful for the entire body. Some essential oils hold soothing or calming properties that make them useful for relaxing the body. Other essential oils are known for their warming or cooling properties that can help calm the body or relieve tension. Some essential oils can even promote healthy breathing when applied to the chest and neck area, while other essential oils are recognized for their ability to soothe tired muscles and joints.

As mentioned, one of the advantages of using essential oils topically is the ability to target a specific area of the body. Topical application allows for specific, targeted use, which allows the user to select a specific oil based on its known benefits, and apply it to a precise area to achieve the desired effect.

Here is a list of great places to apply essential oils topically:

• Face (useful for helping with complexion and beautifying the skin)

• Forehead, neck, and temples (a target area for dealing with feelings of tension)

• The roof of the mouth (for help with balancing emotions and your mood)

• The base of the skull (an external option for emotional and mood support)

• Abdomen (to apply over major digestive organs)

• Chest (a good area to apply for feelings of clear breathing)

• The soles of the feet (to limit sensitivity, soothe the feet, or for massage.

Massaging the feet can stimulate nerve endings and generate whole-body


• Along the forearms.

Sensitive Areas to Avoid

• Eyes and the skin around the eyes

• The inner ears

• Genitals

• Injured, broken, or damaged skin


Some essential oils can be used internally to promote healthy cell function, support gastrointestinal health or maintain healthy immune function. While other essential oils may offer cleansing benefits.

When used properly, essential oils can hold a wide array of wellness benefits that can come from internal use.

Using essential oils internally is a very personal decision and you must do your research and decide whether this is a proper application for you.

In addition to substantial health benefits, internal use also provides a way to add safe, natural, potent flavors to food and beverages. Not only will the addition of essential oils to entrées, drinks, snacks, and baked goods provide a simple way to e1xperience the health benefits of essential oils, it will also add a potent, unique flavor to anything edible.

Is it safe to use essential oils internally?

If you have never used essential oils internally before, it might seem strange to consume something so powerful and potent. However, essential oils come from plants, fruits, and compounds found in nature, and therefore present a safe way to receive internal benefits. You are most likely already incorporating essential oils into your daily

diet, as many of the foods we eat contain a small amount of essential oil. Because our bodies are designed to metabolize and process natural compounds like plants and fruit, we are already equipped to metabolize essential oils. Essential oils are merely high concentrations of natural compounds—the part that gives plants their taste and smell. While some essential oils are never appropriate for internal consumption, there are plenty of oils that can be safely taken internally and processed by the body—much like other substances found in nature. So yes, when used correctly, dōTERRA essential oils are safe for internal use.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I only recommend that you take dōTERRA Essential Oils internally as they are the only essential oil company to date (March 2021) that shows their testing reports to confirm their oils are 100% pure. You never want to ingest oil that isn’t pure.


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This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualied healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

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