Topical Application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. And, although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption.
🌱 Light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, and in turn improve distribution throughout the body.
🌱 Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.
🌱 To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil) to dilute more potent oils, and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommended dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.
🌱 It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose.
🌱 Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed.
🌱 Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.
Beneficial Areas for Essential Oils:
-Forehead and temples
-Chest and abdomen
-Arms, legs, bottom of feet
Other Effective Methods of Topical Application:
-Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
-Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
-Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin
Sensitive Areas to be Avoided:
-Skin around the eyes
-Eyes and inner ears
-Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin
Once I begin to share specific oils for you to consider and/or you start to do your own research on the doTERRA website, please look for the various labels in order to better understand the application method and skin sensitivity.
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