There are 3 ways to use essential oils:
Topical use is just how it sounds, placing an oil right on the area of concern. If I am in need of some tension release, I can place the proper oil around my neck and head. If I bumped my knee, I can place oil on the location to sooth it. The fastest spot to get oils into the body, however, is the bottom of the feet. Soles of the feet have the largest pores and are able to absorb the oil and get it into the body within 30 seconds.
Smelling oils does wonders for anything dealing with the mood or in need of opening the airways. Whether you are a bit agitated from a situation in your life, needing a quiet moment to relax, or needing a boost right before a workout, aromatic is a great way to get some support. You can smell the oil right out of the bottle, you can diffuse it, or you can place a drop of oil in your hands and enjoy the aroma by cupping your hands over your nose and mouth for a few minutes.
Internal use of essential oils should be done with caution. Essential oils are incredibly potent and too much of a good thing can overload your system. It is not wise to consume more than 10-25 drops of oil internally each day (as an adult). If your bottle of essential oils tells you not to consume it, I would recommend listening to the bottle. Why would I use essential oils internally? There are great effects from internal use like cleansing the body, supporting the digestive system, or supporting the organs. You can drop it in water, place it under the tongue, or use the drops in a capsule.
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