Application

Historically there are three models of applying an essential oil: the german model only used essential oils by inhalation; the english model applied essential oils topically, meaning on the skin and the french doctors subscribed them to be used internallyIn the EU we are only allowed to talk about the first two models because essential oils are registered as cosmetics.

Make sure you read the label on your bottle of essential oil before using it.                                                                   

 Many Young Living essential oils are safe to apply directly/ neat ( without a carrier oil) onto your skin.

  1. INHALATION:

  • inhale directly from the bottle
  • put one drop into the palm of your hand, close your eyes and breathe it in.
  • put some drops in your cold diffuser like this one ( link).
  • place a couple of drops on a cotton ball and place in your drawer for nicely scented clothes.
  • pour some hot water into a bowl, add a few drops of essential oil and cover your heade with a towl ( like a tent). Breathe in deeply.

      2. TOPICAL

  • dilute a couple of drops of essential oil and dilute with a carrier oil. Then apply to and massage the desired area.
  • add a couple of drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of seasalt or epsom salt and then add to your hot/warm bath.
  • add some drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to your Massage oil.
  • a great, safe way to use your essential oils topically is to apply them on the soles of your feet.

      3. INTERNAL

  • in Europe Young Living now offer the Plus oils for internal use. In the States these are called Vitality oils. These essential oils are officially registered as nutritional supplements .
  • we use them in our cooking and baking
  • we add a couple of drops to our smoothies and drinking water
  • we take them in vegetable capsules

Historically there are three models of applying an essential oil: the german model only used essential oils by inhalation; the english model applied essential oils topically, meaning on the skin and the french doctors subscribed them to be used internally.

In the EU we used to only be allowed to talk about the first two models because essential oils are registered as cosmetics. However since Octber 2016 we have essential oils that are officially registered as nutritional supplements! These essential oils ( Plus and Vitality)  are wonderful and safe to take internally.

Make sure you read the label on your bottle of essential oil before using it.    

Safety

  1. never put essential oils into your eyes! ( If it happens, wash your eyes with a fatty/ vegetable oil like olive or coconut oil, milk, joghurt etc, NOT with water! Water will drive the essential oil faster into the tissue.)
  2. never put essential oils directly into your ears!
  3. store essential oils in a dark and cool place;
  4. keep essential oils out of the reach of children;
  5. if you are pregnant always consult with your midwife or doctor to ensure safe application!
  6. if you have any health condition always consult with your healthcare provider and doctor to ensure safe application!
 DEW DROP DIFFUSER

DEW DROP DIFFUSER

Some Inspirations for application:

  1. put a couple of drops of essential oil Lemongrass or the essential oil Blend Purification on the inside ( the cardboard part) of a toilet paper roll for a nice fresh smell in your bathroom.
  2. add a couple of drops of Lemongrass, Purification, Lavender or Tea Tree essential oil to your softener compartment of your washing machine for fresh and clean smelling laundry.
  3. diffuse essential Oil of Lavender before bedtime for a calming aroma; you can also put one or two drops of Lavender on your pillow.
  4.  enjoy a revitalizing foot bath with some sea salt and a couple of drops ofLemon essential oil before a pedicure.
 PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL AND USB DIFFUSER

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL AND USB DIFFUSER

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL AND USB DIFFUSER