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Benefits of Using Essential Oils

 What are the benefits of using essential oils?

Before we can begin to talk about the benefits of using essential oils, it's important to know that Young Living Essential Oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.

How to use essential oils aromatically?

Using essential oils aromatically is most likely the most familiar to you.  One of the most common uses is diffusing oils in a diffuser.  You'll want to be sure to check the instructions specific to your diffuser for water and oil ratios, but it's as easy as adding water and drops of oil to your diffuser to get the benefits of essential oils aromatically from your diffuser.  

Why not try this combination in your diffuser before bedtime to promote rest and relaxation:
  • 4 drops of Lavender
  • 3 drops of Cedarwood
  • 2drops of Frankincense
Don't have a diffuser?  Don't worry!  You can still enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
  • Add drops of your favorite essential oils to a cotton ball and place it in areas where you want to disperse the scent!  This really works!  
    • Tip: add a few drops of your favorite citrus scent on a cotton ball and place it in a gym bag, garbage can, or anywhere else that needs a boost!
  • Place a few toothpicks in your empty essential oil bottle to soak up the scent and disperse the aroma.
  • One of the easiest ways of getting the aromatic benefits of essential oils is to simply take a few drops into the palm of your hands.  Cup your hands around your mouth and nose and inhale.  Breathe deeply for a long as needed.  Take it don't want to hyperventilate!

How to use the essential oils topically?

While using essential oils aromatically may be the most familiar to you, topically is one of the most popular.  Once you get the hang of this, it will probably be one of your favorites!!  Trust me, you won't want to turn back.  Learning how to use essential oils on your skin is what turns most people from casual oil users to devotees.  
  • Essential oils can be applied to the crown of your head, behind the ears, to your neck, and to your temples.  
    • If the aroma of an oil is too strong, or you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the oil with a carrier oil (jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil).  
    • You can apply essential oils to most parts of your body, but be cautious of your most sensitive skin.  
    • Who doesn't love a relaxing massage?  Try using Lavender and Cedarwood with a carrier oil for a calming massage.  After a long workout, rejuvenate your muscles with the cooling effects of Peppermint essential oil in a sport's massage.
    • Another great way of applying your essential oils topically is to the soles or the tops of your feet.  In aromatherapy, using Tea Tree oil as part of your spa or beauty treatments provides a relaxing sensation for you.  You can even add a few drops of your favorite to your bath like Lavender or Cedarwood.  
  • Did you ever think you could use your essential oils to enhance your skin?  Keep some of these tricks in your arsenal to reduce the appearance of blemishes and give yourself a healthy glow!  
    • Tea tree essential oil is great for reducing the appearance of blemishes.  For a smoother-looking skin, you can add Bergamot essential oil to your nighttime routine.  (Keep in mind that Bergamot and other citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so try to avoid sun exposure after application. 

How to use the essential oils internally?

Did you know that you can get the benefits of essential oils by ingesting them?  Young Living's Vitality line was developed to provide a clear distinction between oils for internal use and those for topical and aromatic use.  All are the same pure, authentic essential oils, just labeled differently so there is no confusion.
  • Try adding a drop of your favorite Vitality oil to water throughout the day as a great way to stay hydrated.  Oils like Lemon Vitality, Grapefruit Vitality, and Orange Vitality provide a hint of flavor without the calories.  
  • Adding some of the other Vitality oils such as Oregano or Basil Vitality to your pasta sauce gives an authentic Italian flair.  Visit our page of recipes for even more ideas!

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