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HOW DO I USE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY?

Get the best use of your oils by learning how to use them safely.

· Essential Oils

                                      Aromatic

Aromatic use is an easy and effective way for your body to absorb the benefits of essential oils. Smell is a highly sensory experience, and the elegant aromas of every essential oil have unique scents that are aromatically uplifting, calming, and more.

Do!

Diffuse 3-4 drops of essential oil in a cold air or water diffuser

Apply essential oil to a cotton ball and place in desired area (such as inside a car vent)

Add essential oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets.

Put 1 drop essential oil in palms, rub hands together, cup hands over nose and inhale deeply.

Combine essential oil with water in a spray bottle and mist over linens or into air

Don't!

Apply essential oils directly on or inside your nose or ears.

Diffuse essential oils in a non-ventilated area.

                            Topical

Topical use is a great way for your body to absorb essential oil benefits due to their low molecular weight and lipid solubility. Often we suggest that essential oils are used with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, to help increase absorption and simultaneously moisturize dry or flaky skin.

While carrier oils can be generally useful, some essential oils require dilution (or use of a carrier oil) to protect the skin. Every essential oil approved for topical use is divided into one of three categories:

 (N) Neat: apply directly to the skin without carrier oil

(S) Sensitive: dilute prior to use for sensitive skin types

(D) Dilute: required dilution prior to us

Do!

Check the essential oil label to see if the product is suggested N, S, or D

Dilute “Neat” or “Sensitive” essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil in a 1:3 ratio prior to use

Dilute “Dilute” essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil in a 1:10 ratio prior to use

Test topical essential oil use on a small patch of skin before applying to large areas of the body (everyone’s body reacts differently)

Check the essential oil label for UV warnings

Don't!

Apply essential oil to skin around the eyes

Apply essential oil to eyes and inner ears

Apply essential oil to broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin

Apply to sensitive areas

Internal

Internal use allows you to receive essential oil benefits from the inside out—just one drop at a time! The flavor profiles of many essential oils are useful in cooking or can be added directly to a glass of water for a unique taste. Though essential oils are derived from consumable plant material such as fruit rinds or spices, not all are safe for consumption.

Do!

Check the label to ensure the product is approved for internal use

Add 1 drop essential oil per every 120 mL water (water is a safe way to dilute essential oils for internal use)

Slowly add to recipes using a toothpick

Add to a vegetable capsule and consume

Don't!

Directly consume undiluted drops of essential oil

Consume essential oils not approved for internal use

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