Using Essential Oils

Young Living essential oils can be enjoyed in many different ways as you go throughout your day. No need to drive to the spa or take time away from other activities. There are five primary ways to use your oils. 

1. Topically

Unless oils are labeled safe for use directly on the skin, they should not be applied to skin, as so many contain unlisted filler chemicals or have been extracted with the use of solvents. However, all Young Living essential oils can be applied to the skin, either directly (“neat”) or in a carrier oil such as jojoba (diluted). When you’re feeling over-busy, Lavender, Copaiba or Frankincense can be applied to your wrists for calming. Peppermint, wintergreen, and clove oil (the ingredients in Young Living’s PanAway oil) can be diluted and applied after a workout to soothe tired muscles. Many people massage frankincense oil onto their skin to counteract the signs of aging. There are endless combinations of oils that you can try—just get started to discover your favorites!

2. Aromatically

Inhaling essential oils via a diffuser is one of the most popular methods of using oils, and for good reason! Research shows that when you inhale an oil, the molecules interact with the olfactory organs and, almost immediately, the limbic system (commonly referred to as the “emotional brain.”) The limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. Because of this, inhaled essential oils can affect the body through several systems and pathways.


Some oils, such as Citrus Fresh, rosemary, lemongrass, and tea tree, can help purify the air. Others, such as copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, and lavender (all ingredients in Young Living’s Stress Away blend) can be diffused while you’re working on a tough project to ease tension or after a long day while relaxing in a bath.

3. Internally

Most oils that are available for purchase cannot be taken internally because they are not food-grade. However, Young Living’s Vitality line is food-grade, rated for internal use, and safe. Pure, food-grade essential oils are highly beneficial to supporting wellness when taken internally, either as droplets on the tongue or added to water (or tea). Vitality oils can also be used in cooking and baking. You may also opt to take combinations of oils in a capsule that you fill yourself. 


Lemon essential oil can be added to water in the morning for a quick wake-me-up. Thieves oil is often used as an immune booster. Frankincense is often called a “happiness booster” and is enjoyable when taken internally as an afternoon power-up. 


As you begin adding essential oils to your life, supporting wellness, and enhancing your everyday activities, you’ll discover countless ways to use your oils. There are no “wrong” ways to use Young Living essential oils (as long as you are following safety guidelines on the labels). Oiling is an adventure in well-being! 

4. Home Cleaning

Many oils have cleansing properties, including lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary (all ingredients in Young Living’s Thieves oil). These oils can be diluted in water and used as chemical-free household cleaners. Surprisingly, Thieves cuts grease and can even be used to clean tough messes. Nearly any essential oil can be used as an air freshener or dropped onto dryer balls for fresh laundry. All, 100% natural and safe for the entire family.

5. Young Living Oil-infused Products

One of the easiest ways to fill your life with essential oils is through oil-infused products. Young Living has created many popular products using essential oils. From Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray to Ningxia Red drink, to supplements, these products are convenient way to incorporate essential oils into your home, personal care (such as shampoo and conditioner), and daily activities. Each product is made to the highest quality standards, just like Young Living’s pure essential oils.


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