Three Fun Ways To Use Essential Oils
Using essential oils is one of those things that brings me joy! Naturally, I want to spread the joy to you, too: GET TO USING THOSE OILS STAT!
Here are three fun ways to use essential oils:
1. AROMATIC USAGE
This is a simple application method that can help anyone experience the potent, uplifting, relaxing, or purifying aroma of essential oils. Not only is using them aromatically extremely convenient and simple, but it also offers immediate benefits.
DID YOU KNOW: Our homes are more polluted than the air outside!? Aromatically using essential oils is an easy, fun, natural way to reduce the pollution in your home. In fact, I highly recommend diffusing your oils on a daily basis to cleanse the air, combat toxins, and eliminate odors in your home as well as providing support for your body’s systems.
One of my favorite ways to do this is with an essential oil diffuser. An essential oils diffuser is a device created especially to disperse fine oil particles into the air so they can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. The aroma can prompt the nervous system to transmit signals to the limbic system in the brain – the same part of the brain that houses emotion and memory. The brain may respond by initiating various physiological functions, such as a release of hormones or a positive boost in mood.
"Diffusing is my very favorite way to use, love, and benefit from essential oils." ~ Melissa J. Johnson
• Cleanses + purifies the air
• Improves air quality
• Reduces airborne threats
• Creates an inviting space
• Acts as a chemical-free air freshener
• Enhances concentration
• Creates greater spiritual, physical & emotional harmony- Holistic synergy
• Fast mood management + offers emotional support
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Because I care about what you are putting in your body, I want to invite you to learn along with me as I explore the “air” you breathe in a new edu-email series I call “All About Aromatics”
In this relaxed email series, you will unpack the science behind aromatics, lean into delicious diffuser blends and get an insiders peek at our most popular diffusers that I am very excited to talk about.
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2. TOPICAL APPLICATION
Topical application Is an uber popular and time-tested method by yours truly. It is another fast & simple way to experience the benefits of essential oils. Topical application is unique because it allows you to target specific areas of the body to achieve a desired effect. An example is when you have an upset stomach... Rubbing Zengest over your belly button will provide almost instant relief.
Because essential oils hold powerful cleansing and purifying properties, they have long been used to soothe, maintain, and improve the skin. Oils contain chemical constituents that are useful for naturally cleansing and purifying—making them useful for maintaining healthy-looking skin.
I use oils for reducing the appearance of skin imperfections, soothing irritated skin, cleansing oily skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, promoting a healthy complexion, reducing the appearance of blemishes, and so much more.
• Face: useful for helping with complexion and beautifying the skin
• Forehead, neck & temples: a target area for dealing with feelings of tension
• The roof of the mouth: for help with balancing emotions and your mood
• The base of the skull: an external option for emotional and mood support
• Abdomen: to apply over major digestive organs
• Chest: a good area to apply for feelings of clear breathing
• The soles of the feet: to soothe the feet, or for reflex massage. Massaging the feet can stimulate nerve endings and generate whole-body benefits.
• Along the forearms: pulse points help radiate oils through the blood stream
Sensitive Areas to Avoid:
• Eyes and the skin around the eyes
• The inner ears, up the nose
• Injured, broken, or damaged skin
You can learn more about the science behind the fun use of essential oils in my easy-to-consume edu-email series, 'All About Aromatics' here:
3. INTERNAL USAGE
The last fun way to use essential oils, is to use them internally. Using essential oils internally promotes healthy cell function, gastrointestinal health & maintains healthy immune function. Some oils even offer cleansing benefits!
The bottom line is, using oils internally offers the body deep systemic support. It is a personal decision but consider the fact that it offers substantial health benefits.
Internal use will provide a safe way to add natural, potent flavors to food and beverages. Not only will the addition of essential oils to entrées, drinks, snacks, and baked goods provide a simple way to experience the health benefits of essential oils, it will also add a potent, unique flavor to anything edible.
BUT Is it safe to use oils internally?
Essential oils come from the leaves, stems, peel, fruits etc- all compounds found in nature. Therefore they present a safe & effective way to receive internal benefits. You are most likely already incorporating essential oils into your daily diet, as many pre-packaged foods we eat contain a small amount of essential oil for flavour.
Our bodies are designed to metabolize and process natural compounds like plants and fruit, so we are already equipped to metabolize essential oils. Essential oils are merely high concentrations of natural compounds—the part that gives plants their taste and smell. While some essential oils are never appropriate for internal consumption, there are plenty that can be safely taken internally and processed by the body.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I only recommend that you use doTERRA Essential Oils internally as they are the only essential oil company to date that proves their oils are 100% pure. You never ever want to ingest oil that isn’t pure.
If you want to learn more about what essential oils NOT to buy, read my blog article: 'Don't Buy These Essential Oils'.
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Hi, I'm Melissa 👋🏻
If you hang around me long enough I will convince you that you are worth anything your heart desires. Yes, anything!
I live on an acreage on a small island on the West Coast of Canada (Salt Spring Island) with my husband, two boys and animals.
I pump my tires on empowering women to make themselves a priority, and living an intentionally clean and natural lifestyle- I love to live sustainably and I like to DIY the shit out of everything.
When I was employed, I quickly learned that I hated working on other people's terms. I disliked trading my precious time to build somebody else's dream and I wanted to be the one raising my babies at home with me. The essential oil industry has allowed me to build my dream life and dream business from home.
You can find me on Instagram for daily tips for self-care, essential oil education, and lots of laughter.
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