Essential Oils Can Enhance The Quality of Your Life

by Karen Brooks on July 16, 2011

Many of you know that I hold a full time career in the business world. Sales & Marketing management is my specialty, and that is a people business. In my position, I travel throughout the North America and am constantly on airplanes and in hotel rooms.

There isn’t a day that goes by, that I don’t use an essential oil to enhance the quality of my life! My friends already know that I carry a little bag of the most common oils with me at all times.

When one of my business associates gets a rash, has a headache, or an unexpected ache or pain, they come over and ask me what I have in my little bag that would help them. They are amazed at the ease of application as well as how quickly the oils work! Peppermint is the new standard headache relief in our office. As you walk by the cubicles, the wonderful smell of peppermint permeates the air!

I am often asked, how can I use essential oils? Once I try them, I can’t get enough as they make me feel so good!

Listed below is a little primer for you, to help you incorporate oils into your everyday life. It explains how to use essential oils.

There are three basic ways to use essentials oils: inhalation, topical application, and internal consumption.

The inhalation of essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Below are several techniques used to inhale essential oils:

1: Direct inhalation-simply smell them.

2: Diffuse the oils using a Young Living diffuser which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The Young Living diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.

3: Fill a humidifier with water. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. ( Do not put oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)

4: Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Topical Application
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 in the Application Chart. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities. Key points of application on the body are:

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.

Where Do I Topically Apply Essential Oils?

Crown of head
Behind ears
Upper back
Over vital organs
Soles and top of feet

Suggested internal consumption methods:

1: Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with water.

2: Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk.

3: Put 1-2 drops onto a piece of bread or add to your meals when cooking.

4: Add 1-2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave and swallow.

5: Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow. Exercise extreme caution when using this method. Many oils are very strong and should be tested by pouring a single drop onto a spoon and tasting a small portion to determine the amount of oil to be used.

Turn your home or office into a more natural and healthy place to live. Essential oils are the perfect alternative to harmful household chemicals and costly over the counter preparations.

I recommend Young Living essential oils. They are pure, which makes them powerful and effective. For the responsible use of essential oils, read the complete label on each bottle and follow the safety guidelines and tips found in the Essential Oils User’s Guide.

Please feel free to ask me a question below. I would love to introduce you to the wonderful world of oils and how they can enhance the quality of your life!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

james samy July 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Thank you for sharing this great stuff even though i have never used essential oil to enhance the quality of my life. I will definitely read again this post.


Claudia Looi July 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I only have peppermint oil and I agree with you…they are the best for migraine.


denny hagel July 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

As an advocate of parenting the way Nature intended, I am thrilled with the opportunity to add these amazing natural oils to enhance the physical health of children as well! Wonderfully informative article!


Olga Hermans July 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Thank you so much Karen for your indepth details on how to use the oils. I certainly will follow up on all of these!


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