Because essential oils are soluble with the lipid membranes of cell walls, they have an unmatched ability to penetrate cells and disperse within minutes throughout the body. Consider how nicotine skin patches and hormone skin patches rely on transdermal absorption to deliver drugs throughout the body.
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How to enhance the benefits of essential oils
The longer essential oils stay in contact with the skin, the more likely they are to be absorbed. Rose Ointment, a mixture of beeswax, vitamin E and other natural ingredients, is designed to be layered on top of essential oils to reduce their evaporation and enhance penetration. It also helps seal and protect cuts and wounds.
Mix 3-4 drops of essential oil with 1/2 tsp. of Massage Oil Base or V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil to create your own custom massage oil. You may also use our premixed massage oils, such as Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport, or Sensation Massage Oils.
Raindrop Therapy is a kit of essential oils designed specifically for massage. The kit includes a free demonstration video.
VitaFlex is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective at delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. Apply a drop or two of essential oil to those areas of the feet that correspond to the system of the body you wish to support.
Wearing as a perfume or cologne
Therapeutic-grade essential oils are natural, refreshing, and healthy alternatives to synthetic fragrances and deodorants.
You can mix or layer a single oil with a blend or mix a single oil. However, avoid mixing oil blends together as this may alter the aroma as well as the benefits.
Creating a compress
As the oil penetrates, you may experience a warming or even a burning sensation, especially in areas where the greatest benefits occur. If burning becomes uncomfortable, apply V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil.
Bath or shower
Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to our special Bath Gel Base to disperse evenly and prevent stronger oils from stinging sensitive areas. Use our essential-oil-enhanced shampoos, conditioners, and bath and shower gels. To maximize benefits, leave them on the skin or scalp for several minutes to allow the essential oils to penetrate.
The Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) oils can be taken internally as dietary supplements.
Many essential oils make excellent food flavorings. Only 1 to 2 drops of essential oil may be equivalent to a full bottle of dried herbs. To maximize their benefits, dilute as needed and add them after cooking.
The Young Living diffuser is specially designed to disperse a fine mist of essential oils sufficient to fill a room in a few minutes. It disperses oils without the heating or burning that can render the oil less beneficial. Research shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:
Start by diffusing oils for only 15-30 minutes per day. As you become accustomed to the oils and recognize their effects, you may increase the time.
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Put several drops into the palms of your hands, cup over your mouth and breathe deeply. You may also apply oils to a tissue or handkerchief and inhale.
Essential oils, like peppermint, lemon, or frankincense, make ideal additions to humidifiers or vaporizers.
A few drops of oil may be added to dishwater, the washing machine, or the dishwasher to help disinfect and purify. Favorites are lemon, peppermint, Melrose and Purification.
If you are in a hurry...
You do not have to count the precise number of drops or apply the oil to an exact location. Simply shake a few drops into your hand and rub them in.