How To Apply Essential Oils
One question I did almost daily from my Joyful World Essentials Instagram account is, "Madi, where do I apply my essential oils?"
I figured if one person is thinking this question than many more are probably also voicing this question in their minds. This blog will provide clarity as to where to apply your beloved plant goodness and a brief commentary on essential oil safety.
Where To Apply Essential Oils:
Start slow and small when you are introducing something new into your routine. Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure and very potent.
I always recommend starting on the bottoms of your feet when you introduce essential oils into your routine. The bottoms of your feet have the largest pores and your feet typically are not as sensitive as some other parts of your skin.
Follow this chart below for more suggestions on where to apply essential oils on your head, shoulders, chest, neck, wrists, knees, heart, abdomen, legs and feet.
Essential Oil Safety:
Just because something is natural does not mean that you won't have some type of reaction to it - many people have proven this to be true when trying to switch to natural deodorant. Another example, if you are allergic to pine, you should stay away from Pine Essential Oil. Keep this in mind as you introduce new essential oils into your home!
Start with diluting! Diluting essential oils is not only helpful for making your oils stretch, but is also recommended for beginners. You can dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil. Try fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil or avocado oil (just to name a few)! If you're needing some adorable roller bottles, my sweet friend Kelly has some wonderful options on her Etsy shop.
Kids especially need to use essential oils diluted. Most moms do not introduce essential oils at all on their children topically until 3 months or older. Some moms choose to wait until after 1 year. Trust your mama gut and do what is best for your family.
Young Living makes it super easy for mamas and and has a whole line of kid's products that are already pre-diluted so you don't even have to think about the ratios.
Here's a helpful dilution chart for kiddos: