So you just got your Young Living Starter Kit in the mail. You’ve already flipped through the product guide, un-packaged the diffuser, and took a good whiff of each of your new essential oils. Now what?
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If you’re having trouble knowing where to start with your new oils, here are a few suggestions to help get you going. I’ve also included tips on usage and dilution of the oils, as well as any precautions to take. I’ve included notes on the best usage of each oil. But just as a refresher, there are four methods of using the oils.
- Diffuse – The Young Living diffuser holds roughly a cup of water. I only use two drops of essential oil at a time. It produces a pretty strong aroma. If this is your first time diffusing essential oils, be sure to follow this rule. Diffusing too much too quickly can cause a bit of a headache. Your body needs to adapt to these new substances.
- Direct Inhalation – Inhale directly from the bottle. Can also put a drop or two on a tissue or cotton ball to take with you and inhale as needed.
- Internally – Take caution using this method. Remember these oils are very potent. Ingesting too much of such a powerful substance could cause pose a huge health risk.
- Topically – It is recommended that most oils be diluted before putting them on your skin. This is especially important in children and babies. My three favorite oils for dilution are Young Living’s V6 oil (This stuff doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or stain your clothes!), sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. You can also use grape seed oil or olive oil.
Just click each bottle to see the uses for that oil.
So there are a few ideas to get you going with your new oils. Leave a comment below and let me know your favorite way to use your essential oils!