Essential Oil Safety

Aromatically

INHALE AN ESSENTIAL OIL

As you inhale an essential oil, the molecules of the oil go into the back of each nostril where the molecules attach to receptors on the cilia hairs.

OLFACTORY BULB

These convert to nerves that send the odor information to the olfactory bulb in the brain.  This bulb communicates directly with the amygdala, hippocampus, and other brain structures.

THE AMYGDALA

The amygdala is the center for emotions in the limbic system and it links our sense of smell to our ability to learn emotionally.

POWERFUL PARTNER

The capacity to link information and emotions is why essential oils are such a powerful partner in creating and maintaining

emotional health.

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1. Diffuse in an essential oil diffuser

2. Put a couple drops of E.O. in hands rub them together and inhale

3. Wear as a personal fragrance

Topically

Topical application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Its very important to remember to dilute with a carrier oil (ie: Fractionated coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, rosehip oil) when applying oils topically.  Diluting an oil does not makes it less effective in fact, it actually makes the essential oil more effective.  The Potency of doTerra oils means that you should not use them in sensitive areas and open wounds. 

Some common areas to apply include: The Face, Forehead, Neck & Temples, Roof of mouth, Base of skull, Abdomen, Chest, and the Soles of your feet.

1. Use neat, directly on your skin

2. Dilute with a carrier oil or Lotion

3. Add to bath products like epsom salts and/or shampoo/conditioners. 

Internally

Essential oils come from plants, fruits and compounds found in nature, and therefore present a safe way to receive internal benefits.  Internal essential oil use offers some exclusive benefits for the body that aromatic and topical use simply cannot accomplish.

Keep in mind that not all essential oils are created equal.  Each essential oil has its own chemical makeup, it's own set of benefits and reacts with the body in its own way.  In addition, harvest, production, and testing can vary from distributor to distributor.  This means that while some essential oils are pure and thoroughly tested, others include fillers, preservatives, or impurities that lower the quality of the oil and make it unsafe for internal use.  It's very important to know where your oils come from and the transparency of the company providing them.

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1. Take in a Veggie Capsule

2. Put a drop under your tongue

3. Add to a glass of water