Here are some suggested safety and usage tips for those new to oils or to dōTERRA:
- We generally use 2-3 drops of a dōTERRA essential oil or blend every 2-3 hours for adults, and a bit more often if something is flaring up and needs our immediate attention. Half that amount for children 6 – 12, and 1/4 the amount for infants and toddlers.
- Also note that you can use any oil aromatically and in diluted, topical form and in time will have the same effect as internal use.
- Keep in mind that these are highly concentrated liquid plant essences, so LESS IS MORE. Best to use just a small amount every few hours than a lot all at once so the body can absorb the oils and put them to use.
- Always do what is comfortable for you! There is no ‘must use’ method.
I’d love to teach you in more detail, suggest some great reference book and have a serious chat about how we can empower you to choose which oils are the best for you!
Here are the three different ways you can use dōTERRA’s pure therapeutic grade essential oils:
AROMATIC: Open the bottle and inhale the aroma to affect your mood and emotions with a single essential oil or blend to calm or energize, to support a healthy respiratory system, and to change the smell of the room. Put a few drops on a tissue or into a spray bottle. Add some essential oils to a diffuser to mist droplets of oil around the room.
TOPICAL: Choose a vegetable-based carrier oil, cream or lotion and add a few essential oils or blend drops to create your own body lotion or massage oil. Many dōTERRA oils and blends can be applied “neat” or undiluted for a localized therapeutic effect – such as a dab of peppermint on the forehead and temples to soothe head tension. Check dōTERRA’s online and printed usage charts for details on each product.
INTERNAL: Use dōTERRA essential oils (and only dōTERRA CPTG essential oils) internally to support a healthy immune response, sending oils directly into the digestive tract and intestinal system, or to support our metabolic and lymphatic systems. Add 2-3 drops of dōTERRA essential oils to your drinking water or take in a soft gel capsule, lozenge, or beadlet to get the oils into the bloodstream and digestive system that much faster.
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