ESSENTIAL OIL APPLICATION
Because of their tiny molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly absorbed by the skin. Applying the oils to your feet is a great way to absorb the oils into your body. Bottoms of the feet have some of the largest pores on your body, and sensitivity is uncommon. Other great areas to apply topically include the hands, wrists, ears, temples, spine, and over the heart.
You can bathe in the oils. It is best to mix 15-20 drops with Epsom salt in a separate bowl, then pour the bowl in the bathtub.
Tip 1: Apply 1-2 drops essential oil directly to the desired area.
Tip 2: For digestive support, apply 1-2 drops essential oil to belly or chest.
Tip 3: For respiratory support, apply 1 drop as a raccoon mask around the eyes (over sinuses) and over the chest.
Research shows that inhaling the pure constituents in these oils can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Hence, in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses. This causes the pituitary gland to be stimulated and release chemical messages that travel throughout the body to create physical body responses. That is why inhaling the oils can have a great affect on emotions. The only way to reach that part of your brain is not orally, but through your nose.
Tip: For emotional distress or nervousness, put 1-2 drops essential oil into the hands; cup hands over face and breathe deeply.
Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only home air purifying option. Enjoy peace of mind without compromise when diffusing Young Living essential oils. Diffusing oils helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors.
75% of American homes use synthetic air fresheners that contain numerous chemical agents that have been linked to cancer, including formaldehyde. The olfactory nerve is a pathway to the brain, and some of those chemicals are potential endocrine disruptors. Why compromise your healthy endocrine system? Ditch the toxic laden sprays, plugs, and candles. Diffuse instead!
Tip: Add 6-8 drops of essential oil to diffuser and diffuse as often as possible to help soothe and uplift moods, and cleanse the air of undesirables!!!
The Vitality Oil product line is specifically for internal use. You can put Vitality oils in an empty vegetable capsule. You can drink the Vitality oils in a glass of water, juice, or tea. You can cook with the Vitality oils and add them in your food. All of the Vitality oils are classified as nutritional supplements and labeled as such!
These are safe for all kinds of internal use EXCEPT for your eyes and ears; eyes will cause temporary discomfort, and ears contain delicate membranes-both should be avoided.
Tip 1: Add 1-2 drops of Vitality citrus oil to your glass of water for ph balance and cleansing toxins from the body.
Tip 2: Only use glass or stainless steel with the Vitality essential oils as they will eat plastic or Styrofoam.
ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY
Here are a few safety guidelines to help you have the best experience with your essential oils!
- Do not put essential oils directly in eyes or ear canal; it will burn. If this happens, apply a carrier oil. Do NOT use water!
- Olive oil, Coconut oil, and Grapeseed oil (and other fatty oils) are considered “carrier oils” (best to use organic).
- If an essential oil feels hot to the skin, put a carrier oil on the area and it will bring relief.
- Pregnant women, epileptics, and those with high blood pressure should consult their doctors as there are a few oils that should be avoided.
- Citrus oils are photosensitive, so if applied topically, avoid being in the sun for 12-48 hours.
- Essential oils should always be diluted for use on babies and children.
- If you are allergic to anything, always read the label.
- Always consult your physician when adding oils to your regimen.
Carrier oils are used with an essential oil when it feels too “hot” on the skin. Clove, cinnamon, oregano, Thieves, lemongrass and lemon are examples of “hot oils” that may need to be diluted with a carrier oil. However, when putting a “hot” oil on your feet, it does not need to be diluted with a carrier oil. Young Living's V6 Vegetable Oil Complex, coconut oil, olive oil (which most people have around the house), grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, and almond oil are some examples of carrier oils.