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How to use essential oils

With so many essential oils at your fingertips that have so many possible uses, you’re bound to wonder how to use them all. No worries—with a little help, you’ll be a pro in no time!

The easiest way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils is by breathing them in! Put a few drops into the palms of your hands, cup your hands around your mouth and nose, and inhale, breathing deeply for as long as you need. You can also use an essential oil diffuser to fill your home or office with your favorite scents or add drops of your favorite essential oils to a cotton ball and place it wherever you want to disperse the scent.

Using essential oils topically is very popular. Some people move from casual oil users to devotees after learning how to use oils on the skin. Oils can help improve the appearance of healthy skin, improve a relaxing massage, or add zing to an invigorating one. You can enjoy a range of benefits by applying oils to the crown of your head, behind your ears, to your neck, temples, and bottoms of your feet. Also, if the aroma of an oil is too strong or your skin is sensitive, you can dilute it with a carrier oil such as Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.

Did you know you can obtain the benefits of certain essential oils by ingesting them?* Young Living’s Vitality™ line was specifically developed for internal use! Use these tips with Young Living’s Vitality essential oils:

Add to water. Add a drop or two of your favorite Vitality essential oil to water throughout the day.

Take in a capsule. Put a couple drops of Vitality oil into a vegetable capsule and swallow with water.

Spice up your favorite recipes. Add Vitality essential oils to infuse your favorite recipes with rich, unique flavors.

Apply directly to your tongue. Place a drop of Vitality oil directly onto your tongue.

NOTE: *Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.

Essential oils are very potent, so be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way, and always follow the directions on the bottle!

To learn more about specific products and their uses, visit our Safety Guidelines, How to Use Essential Oils page, Essential Oils FAQ page