FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it take for Essential oils to work?
Using Essential oils is one of (if not the) fastest methods to get into the bloodstream, when applied topically they impact every blood cell in the body within 20 minutes! Essential oils are also great to use in a diffuser refresh your home and environment, and some can even be taken internally!
Can I put Essential Oils anywhere on my body?
No, you cannot! You should never put oils directly into your eyes or in your ears. If you accidentally get an oil in your eye, apply Fractionated Coconut Oil or another vegetable oil (such as almond or olive oil). Do NOT use water.
Do I need to use a carrier oil?
While there are some oils that you can apply neat, I think it’s best practice to always start by diluting with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil. I love our own doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil because it isn’t greasy, doesn’t have a fragrance and, because the long chain fatty acids have been removed it always stays liquid. Jojoba Oil is my favourite for my face. It leaves my skin feeling amazing.
Where is it best to apply my oils?
You can add essential oils to your daily skincare regimen. Just add a few drops of an oil to your facial cleanser, moisturiser, or body lotion. You can also dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and apply them directly to your face. I love Jojoba Oil with a drop of Frankincense or Yarrow Pom.
TEMPLES / FOREHEAD / BASE OF THE SKULL / NECK //
Applying essential oils to any of these areas will allow you to promote relaxation and target any feelings of stress. If you tend to hold a lot of tension in your neck, work long days behind a desk, or just need to unwind after a tense day, consider applying soothing and relaxing oils to any of these areas.
Applying oils to the abdomen is beneficial for stomach discomfort after a heavy meal.
The cooling and invigorating properties of essential oils can help promote feelings of clear breathing when applied topically to the chest.
BOTTOMS OF FEET //
This is the ideal place to apply oils because your feet can readily absorb the oils. When trying essential oils for the first time, or when using them on children, the bottoms of the feet are a good place to start because the skin is very thick and less prone to sensitivity.
How Do Essential Oils Work?
Opening a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil is such a delight, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. The aroma that your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil. Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin imperfections, reducing feelings of stress and worry, and promoting a restful environment for sleep. amazing benefits too!
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