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Inhale directly from the bottle or from the palm of your hand. For at home or at work I recommend a cold water diffuser. This is the easiest way to use the oils. The diffuser distributes the oil particles in the room air.


Topical application is a very effective method of applying essential oils*.
Because essential oils have a low molecular weight and are fat-soluble, they penetrate the skin easily. Once absorbed, they remain in the applied area for localized benefit. Although essential oils are easily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. A light massage increases blood flow to the application area, which in turn improves distribution throughout the body. Using a carrier oil (FCO, almond oil, jojoba oil) can also increase absorption, especially on dry or flaky skin, as it helps to hydrate the skin and slow the evaporation of the oil. To reduce the chance of developing skin sensitivity, especially if you have young or sensitive skin, it's important to use a carrier oil (like dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil).*

It is always advisable to use multiple small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. A topical dose can be repeated every 4-6 hours as needed. Because each person is unique, the dose for each person will vary based on size, age, and general health.

Beneficial areas where you can apply essential oils:

- neck

- Forehead

- temples

- Breast

- Belly

- arms

- Legs

- Soles


Other Effective Topical Methods Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath. Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to desired area. Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer, then apply to skin.


Sensitive areas to avoid:

- Eyes

- inner ears

- damaged skin


*Be sure to read and follow labels for specific instructions and safety information with all application methods.


Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements to support a variety of health conditions*.

Internal use is a safe and effective method of administration due to our body's sophisticated physiological processes.* When ingested, essential oils travel through the gastrointestinal tract directly into the bloodstream, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are fat-soluble, so they can be easily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and then excreted. The composition of essential oils is very complex. Each component has unique biochemical properties that interact with cells and organs in different ways. Although these mechanisms of action are not fully understood, the positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle reasonable doses of essential oils. Proper dosage according to labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity.

Effective methods of internal application:

- for cooking or baking

- Water, smoothies, milk, tea or other beverages

- Put the recommended number of drops in an empty capsule (so-called veggie cap)


*Be sure to read and follow labels for specific instructions and safety information with all application methods.

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