How and When to Use Essential Oils
There are three ways to use essential oils for their benefits.
- Topically using either a compress, a spray, in a bath or massage, (note we recommend to dilute oils when using topically).
- Inhalation using either a diffuser, steam inhalation, dry evaporation, or a spray.
- Internal via oral ingestion (always check that the oil is suitable for internal use and use according to the directions on the label).
Please always check on the bottle’s label for any specific directions as different oils have different properties and not all are suitable for each method of use. We recommend diluting oils when using topically with a carrier oil.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the properties and benefits for which different oils are used.
Basil, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, lemongrass, and myrrh
Cleansing and purifying
Arborvitae, bergamot, grapefruit, juniper berry, melaleuca (tea tree), myrrh, oregano, and thyme
Natural insect repellent
Arborvitae, cedarwood, cinnamon, geranium, peppermint, and thyme
Cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender,
Promotes calm, uplifting, benefits the mind
Basil, bergamot, clary sage, juniper berry, lavender, marjoram, and ylang ylang
Invigorating, uplifts mood
Promotes vitality and energy
Immune system support
Cinnamon, frankincense, marjoram, melaleuca (tea tree), oregano, and thyme
Cardamom, fennel, frankincense, ginger, lemongrass, peppermint, and rosemary.
Let me know in the comments below which ones are your favourites and what you love using them for!