Taking essential oils internally is only recommended for some oils–and all oils taken internally must be therapeutic grade. Young Living meets all criteria for their oils labeled "dietary".
Please follow the directions carefully on each bottle. If you choose to take essential oils internally, fill a capsule (Young Living Vegetable Capsule), or dilute in your drinking water from a glass vessel (no plastic, ever!)
Inhale directly from the bottle, your hands or use one of the many Young Living diffusers.
Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin, no dilution required, for example, peppermint to temples for headache. Please use caution and base your own use on your own skin sensitivity and experiences.
Some dilution may be required. Directions are on Young Living bottles.
Some good "carrier oils" are Jojoba, Almond, Sweet Almond, and Coconut. Young Living carrier oils are available, hV-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex' and they also provide massage oils.
*note: try one or two drops of oil per every 4oz. of carrier oil. Begin each new oil with a low number of drops, experience the aroma, and see how it works for you. You can always add more oil, but you cannot take the oil out!
If the bottle is labeled for photosensitivity, use caution with these oils and direct sunlight. See how your body reacts to them.
A Few Good rules
1. Keep caps on tight!
2. Roll, don't shake the bottles
3. Use glass containers when mixing essential oils or when drinking them in water.
4. Keep essential oil bottles away from sunlight.
5. When you begin diffusing oils, start slow and work your way up to continuous flow. Young Living suggests 5-15min for beginners, until you become acquainted with them - then slowly increase your time.
6. Keep oils of out of reach of children.
Essential Oils and Your Doctor
Most doctors I have come across are happy to discuss essential oils. Here are some conditions that should be given special attention when using oils. Ask your doctor about essential oils that may interfere with your medications.
-Cancers (estrogen dependent cancer)
-Hypertension (too high blood pressure)
-Hypotension (too low blood pressure)
*check with your doctor before using oils during Pregnancy!
How many drops per bottle? All oils have a different viscosity (consistency), but a very good estimate to follow is 5ml (100drops) and 15ml (250-300 drops).
What does ORAC mean? Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity are units of measurements for Antioxidant values. The higher the number, the better for you they are. The number reflects which oils are more capable of breaking down and destroying free radicals in your body systems. Essential Oils are one of the best resources to assist in detoxing your body. Less free radicals = less disease and younger looking skin.
What exactly is a carrier oil and why should I use them? Any oil mixed with essential oils. The carrier oil will slow down absorption, because essential oils can evaporate more rapidly than the essential oil. The carrier oil will help spread the essential oils when used to apply to skin as well. The carrier oil could be a very good friend to those with sensitive skin who want to continue the use of essential oils.
Popular Carrier Oils
-(sweet) almond oil
-grape seed oil
Why should I use a diffuser vs. a warmer? Essential oils are not meant to be heated. If you heat the essential oils you will spoil the benefits of the essential oils.
What do I do if my skin is irritated? Wipe off with a carrier oil, NOT water.
What do I do if I get essential oils in my eyes? Flush your eye with a carrier oil to alleviate any discomfort.
What is a hot oil? These oils can cause a hot or burning sensation. If this happens, dilute the area with a carrier oil. Some hot oils are: cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint, oregano, thyme, Exodus II, and Thieves.
Can I use more than one oil at a time? Yes. You can mix oils.
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