Below are suggested ways to use the oils and it is important to stress these are not “off the shelf” oils but therapeutically graded 100% pure essential oils.
The three ways to use essential oils:
The original way you might have heard about taking essential oils is through taking a pill and can be found in tablets like Kalms that have Lavender essential oil. Ingested the oil is broken down by stomach acids before it passes through the liver and then enters the body stream.
Again, it is very important to only take therapeutic graded oils like Doterra which are 100% pure. Not all essentials oils can be taken internally so please always look at the directions.
The oils can be taken in a veggie capsule. (which can be ordered via the website) 2 to 4 drops of essential oils added to a carrier oils like olive, grape seed, jojoba, apricot, sweet almond, avocado, sunflower and coconut oil.
Another way is the French method where by 2-4 drops can be added to a tea spoon of honey in tea or water.
My personal preference is to use the oils in my cooking, we are selling Nature’s Chef Kit and coming soon, Nature’s Cookery Kit.
Lastly I recommend using a toothpick to dip into the oils and mix with a glass of water to make tasteful and healthy drink. For example, the refreshing flavour of Lemon in cold water or the qualities of Peppermint or Ginger in a hot drink.
Applying to the skin. Not everything we put on our bodies are absorbed, but essential oils are! Essential oils have a very small size of molecule so it can pass through the pores of our skin and eventually get into our blood stream. It is important to think about the purity of the products we put on our skin and what is absorbed into our bodies. Again, that is why Doterra has a high standard of graded oils.
Massage a few drops into the body with a body lotion or spray. A carrier oils like almond or coconut oil works well to massage into the body.
Please do not apply directly to the skin until you know which oils work for you.
A good ratio dosage is one teaspoon of carrier oil to 2 drops of an essential oil.
All pressure points are good, the wrists, the back of the neck and the soles of the feet. I personally use peppermint oil to my temples to relieve stress or a headache.
As quickly as in 10 seconds essential oils can work by breathing in through the nose up to the limbic part of the brain where we process emotions, where it is going to effect the production of serotonin and other hormones. So they take effect almost immediately. As people say a smell can bring back memories and it processes the sensory system in a very powerful. Scent can build into a powerful story that can effect our emotions in a positive way.
Simply inhale the scent from the bottle or from a few drops placed in the palms of your hands. A diffuser works well or our diffuser bracelet or necklace. (available on the website)
Lastly the perfect combination is a soothing bath, not only to smell the essential oils but for them to be absorbed into the body in a relaxing environment.