[Anna Abshire]

How To Use Essential Oils

Aromatic, Topical, and Dietary

Essential oils have enriched lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.

You can access the power of essential oils in many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.

Uses Of Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be used in many ways, including:
  • Inspire a positive emotional state
  • Enhance your physical wellness
  • Awaken spiritual awareness
  • Purify your home 
  • Refine your beauty 
  • And so much more!
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How To Use Essential Oils


Many essential oils are safe and beneficial to use directly on the skin. Place 2-3 drops of essential oils directly on the desired area and massage in.  Repeat as desired. Always follow the labels directions.                                                                                                                       Cation: Essentials are very potent and maybe irritating to the skin.  If irritating occurs apply Young Living V-6 vegetable oil complex or any pure vegetable oil to the area dilute.                                                                                                                                                               Citrus based oils and blends may cause temporary photosensitive.


Use essential oils aromatically to uplift the spirit.                                                                                                             -Rub 2-3 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale.                                                                                 - Add a few drops of essential oils to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.                                                                          - Use your favorite essential oils in our diffuser.


Only brand suggested to even consider taking internally is Young Living.                                                              When taking Young Living Vitality oils internally, try these tips:                                                                                     - Place several drops of oil into a vegetable capsule and swallow with water                                                               - Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a glass of water, NingXia Res, juice, yogurt, your favorite sweetener, or plant based milk and swallow.                                            - Add 1-2 drops of oil (to taste) to meals when cooking.  Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.

Not all oils are created equal 

In the United States, there is no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential “pure” or “therapeutic grade,” the contents of the bottle must contain at least 5 percent essential oil!

All oils in the world fall into one of 4 categories: Grade A, Grade B, Grade C, and Grade D.

Grade A is therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.

Grade B oils are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.

Grade C oils are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95 percent with alcohol.

Grade D is called “floral water,” which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5 percent of the bottle with this “leftover trash water,” fill the rest with carriers, and label it “pure.”

Grade A is the only true pure oil. Grade D would be like walking into your fridge, taking a glass of orange juice and diluting it 95 percent before you drank it! It wouldn’t have the full benefits of orange juice. That’s why you want Grade A oils. Before you purchase, check to see if the company grows their own plants, owns their own fields, and controls the entire process from Seed to Seal- from the farm to the sealed bottle. Pesticides, pollution, previously farm land – all of it can affect the quality of an oil. Why would you go the extra step of using an oil to get away from chemical- and then use an oil laden with chemicals? It makes no sense.

Why do Oils Company sell oils more cheaply?

 To save money. If you spray your crop with pesticides, you have more crop to distill. If you use a chemical solvent to extract the oil, you pull more out. If you dilute it with cheaper oil or a carrier oil, your stretch the oil you have distilled. Most essential oils are sold more cheaply because companies cut corners.
- Sarah Harnisch

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Information courtesy of Anna Abshire