Ways To Apply Oils

Inhaling essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Follow these guidelines when using essential oils for inhalation:
  1. Inhale directly—simply smell them.
  2. Diffuse the oils using a diffuser,  which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.
  3. Use with a humidifier. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. (Do not put essential oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)
  4. Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.


Topical application of many essential oils is safe and can offer an enjoyable, relaxing experience. For topical application, follow these simple steps:
  1. Carefully tip the oil bottle and place 2–3 drops in the palm of your hand or directly on the desired application area.
  2. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.

Essential oils are very potent and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, by getting oils in your eye or ear canal or they feel too hot on your skin, immediately apply pure vegetable oils such as olive or coconut oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.

Therapeutic Bath Ideas
  • 2 cups Magnesium Chloride or Epsom Salt (or perhaps a cup of magnesium and a cup of Himalayan or sea salt)
  • 10-15 drops Essential Oil (choose oils that are gentle on the skin and tested for personal tolerance)
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
Combine the salt and essential oil and then add to hot running water. We like to get the bath water as warm as tolerable and then soak for at least 20 minutes for the full effect. We don’t add a carrier oil to the bath, as that inhibits the absorption of the Epsom salt and essential oils. Rather, if desired, apply a moisturizing oil to your skin after the bath.

Great oils for Bath/Shower

  • Cardamom 
  • Clary Sage
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus Radiata 
  • Geranium 
  • Lavender
  • Myrtle 
  • Palmarosa 
  • Petitgrain 
  • Pine 
  • Ravintsara 
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rose 
  • Thyme ct. linalool 

Once you are comfortable using the oils in a bath or shower, you’ll discover which oils suit you best.  Explore the possibilities slowly, and you should feel the reward.


Many essential oils make excellent food flavorings or dietary supplements.  I will also say that I would *ONLY* trust this method with Young Living essential oils. Check out their Seed to Seal guarantee.

Before using any essential oils we suggest:

  1. Consulting your doctor or a certified aromatherapist if you are having doubts.
  2. Only use a company like Young Living essential oils with the longest proven track record.
  3. Each bottle of Young Living essential oil is labeled with directions for how that oil can be used, and these directions vary based on location. Please consult with the product label for appropriate use directions.