Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically or taken internally as dietary supplements.
We would recommend that you also consult our reference chart that provides specifics on how the oils can be used; internal , topical or aromatically and which oils are best applied with fractionated coconut oil for sensitive skin.
Caution is recommended with a number of oils, and we always suggest that you do a skin sensitivity test.
Essential Oil Safety
Very safe and gentle with few side effects
Keep out of eyes, ears and nose
In case of irritation when used topically - dilute with fractionated coconut oil, vegetable oil or other fat, never water
Skin sensitivity test for primary safety issue
Follow all label directions
Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Aromatherapy is founded on the body’s predictable response to specific olfactory stimuli. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications.
When we inhale essential oils the odour molecules make contact with the olfactory bulb at the top of the nasal cavity. From here a neural response goes to the deepest and most primitive part of the brain - the limbic system, which is associated with memory. How quick this pathway operates, you have observed many times!!! A certain smell will often remind us of a past experience - and how quickly do we get this flashback?!
Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.
Low or no-heat essential oil diffusers are recommended as they do not change the chemical structure of the oil being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.
Other methods for aromatic use: -
Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. Their antibacterial properties make them great natural disinfectants and antiseptics. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.
Application of oils to the feet is very beneficial and safe and our preferred topical area: the feet have an extra layer of skin making it safe even for the "hotter" oils; reflexology points are activated in the soles of the feet; fast absorption - within 30-60 seconds oils are available in the body to promote wellness.
AromaTouch Technique - this treatment method deserves a special mention. Eight oils are applied in sequence designed to relax and de-stress; boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and pain and restore homeostasis in the body. A truly amazing sub-clinical application of oils that works on a neurological level to support the body and maintain wellness. Learn how to do this very simple technique, take it home and allow your family to experience it, too. Perfect for existing health practitioners, massage therapists
Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties, while others assist the healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Always check the label.
Ways to take oils:
All oils and protocols discussed within this site refer to doTERRA branded oils and products only. Be sure to use only doTERRA pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care. The advice shared in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.