In previous posts we talked about the three ways to use essential oils and how to use them aromatically. Today we are going to talk about the 2nd way you can use essential oils – Topically.
Essential oils can be applied to the skin. This is known as topical application. Using Young Living Essential Oils topically is a great way to support your skin because essential oils are easy to use and provide quick benefits. If you have never used essential oils, one great area of the body to apply them topically is to the feet.
Apply essential oils directly onto the skin where indicated. Dilute with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or a pure vegetable oil (e.g., olive or almond ) before applying if dilution is indicated on the label. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities. Key points of application on the body are:
- Crown of head
- Behind ears
- Upper back
- Over vital organs
- Soles and top of feet (Click here to learn about the VitaFlex Technique)
To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:
1. Carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 drops in the palm of the hand or directly on the desired application area.
2. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.
Attention: Essential oils are very potent, and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.
You can also create your own massage oil blends by mixing your favorite essential oils with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or by using Young Living’s pre-mixed massage oil blends (e.g., Relaxation, Ortho Ease) to relax, uplift, soothe, and relieve.
Young Living offers a wide variety of essential oils, and when you enroll as a new member, you will receive eleven 5ml bottles in your Premium Starter Kit. Click Here to learn more about the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.