How to Use Essential Oils – Topically

When I first received my kit of essential oils I was almost afraid to use them. What if I did something wrong? What if I wasted them? I quickly got over the fear and learned how to use these wonderful God-given oils.

First, ALWAYS read the instructions on the bottle to find out how each oil or blend can be used.

One way and probably the way I use them the most is topically. The instructions on the bottle will tell you whether or not the essential oil needs to be diluted. When it comes to the ‘mints’ you will always want to dilute with a carrier oil. With Peppermint Oil the dilution ratio is 4 drops carrier oil with 1 drop Peppermint. My favorite carrier oil to use for topical application is extra virgin olive oil. When my son was 6 months old and diagnosed with eczema our pediatrician suggested using extra virgin olive oil as a skin moisturizer so I have always kept it on hand.

Thieves essential oil blend is also one you will want to dilute with a carrier oil using the same ratio as Peppermint.

So how do you know where to apply to the oil? When it comes to a pain I am treating I apply directly where the pain is. When my TMJ is flaring up I massage Valor directly onto my jaw and then up my neckline at the base of my skull.

If I am applying an oil to help with stress, relaxation, or energy, I often apply on the back of my neck and wrists and sometimes over my heart.

Vita-Flex Points: You can also apply the oils to the vita-flex points on your feet. Vita-Flex is a safe, non-invasive, pressure-point reflexive massage technique and is particularity effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. Vita-flex points are particularity effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body.

The Essential Oils Pocket Reference is a great resource for learning other ways of applying essential oils.

Disclaimer: If you are under the care of a physician, before using the oils, please inform them of what you are using to make sure it is okay with your plan of care.