How to use oils

Most people feel intimidated to use essential oils, because it is new to them, but it’s really pretty simple. There are three ways to use Young Living Essential Oils. Remember you can always check your bottle label to see which way it should be used. So there’s no need to memorize each oil and its use, but in time you will have it memorized. 😉 Here’s a brief description. In time you will be incorporating essentials oils into your everyday life.


Inhaling certain essential oils heightens the senses and can have many positive effects, you can:

Inhale the essential oil directly from the bottle.

Diffuse the essential oil using a diffuser

Pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel making a tent, then breathe deeply and slowly.

Topical Application

Many essential oils are safe to use directly on the skin. Depending on your desired effect, areas that are popular include ear lobes, temples, soles and tops of feet, abdomen, and the back.

Place 2-3 drops of oil in the palm of your hand or directly onto the desired area.

Massage the oil in a circular motion onto the skin. Repeat as needed.

Caution: Always read the label for instructions before applying. Essential oils are very potent and some may be irritating to the skin or in the case of citrus based oils photosensitive, so you should avoid exposing that area to sunlight for at least 12 hours. If irritation does occur apply a carrier oil or pure vegetable oil to the area, this will help to dilute, never use water as this will intensify the effect (oils and water repel).

Internal Consumption

A number of essential oils work well as dietary supplements or food flavorings. Young Living has an entire line of these oils, called Vitality.

Place a few drops into a gel capsule and swallow with water

Add a couple drops to your meals while cooking.

Add a couple drops to your water. I like to use lemon vitality in my water in the afternoon. ALWAYS USE GLASS – NEVER PLASTIC OR STYROFOAM.

Please note: You should always follow the recommended dosage on individual product labels and seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally.

Learn more about oil usage here

I only use Young Living Essential Oils, as they guarantee 100% pure, therapeutic-grade oils produced from carefully identified plants with chemical profiles that match or exceed recognized world standards. Extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing, only unadulterated essential oils are used in their products.