How To Use Essential Oils (EO 101)

You don’t need a degree in chemistry or extensive training to know how to use essential oils effectively. With a basic understanding of safety precautions and application methods, it is easy to start using essential oils.

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As you get started with essential oils keep these things in mind:

  • Determine the uses and benefits of the oil you intend to apply.
  • Follow: Any label and packaging instructions
  • Health Concerns: If you have specific concerns, consult with a healthcare professional first.

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Through Smell

We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by:

Diffusing in an essential oil diffuser
Applying a drop to your hands and inhaling
Wearing as a personal fragrance

On Your Skin

Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are:

Apply to targeted areas and rub in
Add to lotions or moisturizers


Ingesting or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods: 

Add to a glass of water
Take in a veggie capsule
Put a drop under your tongue

Basic Safety Tips

  • Photosensitivity: No sunbathing after applying citrus essential oils. Citrus oils are sensitive to the sun since they are made from the rind of fruit. Avoid direct sunlight to the exposed area for at least 12 hours of that location may have a skin irritation or burn. Oils applied underneath clothing should be fine.
  • Avoid These Areas: Never put essential oils in your eyes, inside ear canal, or up nose. However, you may apply oils around the eye bone in a C shape, on ear cartilage and behind ear bone, or diffuse essential oils.
  • Hot Oils: Never put essential oils in your eyes, inside ear canal, or up nose. However, you may apply oils around the eye bone in a C shape, on ear cartilage and behind ear bone, or diffuse essential oils.
  • Dilution: Use a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil when applying essential oils topically to avoid skin sensitization.
  • ​Safe Storage - The majority of all adverse reactions to essential oils by children have been as a direct result of accidental overdose and ingestion in large amounts. Keep out of reach of children. Use child proof safety caps.

Most Commonly Used Essential Oils and Their Uses

Essential Oils for Health, Healing and Natural Wellness


Cleans and Freshens

Soothes throat irritation
Neutralizes odors
Uplifting and energizing mood support
Powerful antioxidant and detoxifier
Used in non-toxic household cleaning


All Things Calming

Reduce feelings of anxiety
Soothes unpleasant emotions
Soothes irritated skin
Supports restful sleep
Calms bee stings


Cools and Invigorates

Invigorates lungs
Increases alertness
Cools body
Calms head tension


Natural Immune Support

Natural defense for kids and adults
Use internally as a part of a monthly cleansing regime for GI health


First Aid for the Skin

Skin blemishes
Beautify the skin
Healthy scalp and hair
Apply to feet and toenails


Powerful and Versatile

Clean and dress minor cuts, bites and sores
Calms stress and tension
Supports immune function
Lifts mood and awareness

On Guard

Natural Defense

Protective mouth rinse
Immune support
Cleanses and purifies
Eliminates airborne threats

Digest Zen

Digestive Support

Eases digestive discomfort
Motion sickness or indigestion
Use at mealtimes for healthy, comfortable digestion

Deep Blue

Muscle & Joint Support

Apply to tired, aching joints
Use before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
Use for deep tissue massage


Respiratory Support

Clears airways and promotes easy breathing
Use with diffuser at night for restful sleep
Use for seasonal respiratory discomfort
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