The application of essential oils directly to the skin.
When we talk about putting essential oils on your skin, we are only referring to Young Living oils! We can not attest to the purity of other companies. When you see an oil in the store that says it is 100% pure, the reality is manufacturing guidelines state that only 5% of the oil in that bottle needs to be pure! The rest can be synthetic and man made chemicals which can make you very sick! Some bottles directly state to NOT apply them to your skin! So please be safe and research before you decide to put any oil in your body that you are not 100% sure is safe!!
When we discuss essential oils in ANY context, we must advise you that we are NOT medical doctors. None of this information is meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any condition. Essential oils can be a great addition to our wellness tools but please, if you have a medical issues notify your MD and work with them to find a solution.
Safety with essential oils is imperative! NEVER get oils in your eyes or in your ears. If you do happen to get any oil in your eyes or ears, do NOT use water to rinse it out. Use a carrier oil around the edges of your eye or ear to help pull the oil out. Oil and water do not mix.
Young Living Essential Oils
Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally. Topical application of oils is one of the safest ways to use oils on children and pets as you can get the benefit to the area needed without having to worry about other areas. Our essential oils are powerful and effective when used in the right way and for so many ways! Young Living is made up of people—including moms, dads, students, and professionals—who seek lives of wellness and fulfillment. With that in mind, if you have any questions about our quality commitment towards our products, feel free to visit www.seedtoseal.com!
Did you know that there are vita-flex points all over the body? Three primary places to look at and apply oils are the feet, ears, and hands! The feet are a great place to start as they tend to have the largest pores allowing for quicker absorption. If you are new to oils, start with just a drop or two increase from there if needed. Side note, if you are wanting the benefits of a specific oil but are not a fan of the scent, the feet are a great place to apply that oil!
Neat Vs Diluted
You can apply essential oils in one of two ways; neat or diluted. When applying an oil “neat” to the skin, we mean directly from the bottle to the skin without being diluted. With many oils, applying them neat is no issue however there are several that I would NOT apply neat. These would be “hot” oils and by “hot” we mean oils that may cause redness, irritation, or a burning sensation when applied.
When discussing applying oils diluted, you may hear us discuss “carrier oils.” A carrier oil is a fatty, cooking oil you might have in your pantry – like olive, grape-seed, coconut, or almond. There are a few reasons for diluting an essential oil:
1 – If an oil is considered “hot” then the carrier oil helps to lesson the affect on your skin without diminishing the therapeutic affect.
2 – A carrier oil can be used to help with the application of an oil or just to help your oils go further. If you are wanting to massage an oil into a tight muscle, then the use of a carrier oil allows the oils to spread more.
Some oils are sensitive to direct sunlight. When this happens, your skin can become irritated, more so if you are fair skinned. The best places to apply these such oils, if you know you will be out in direct sunlight, would be under clothing or on the bottom of your feet. Photosensitive oils can include many of the citrus oils including lemon, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, angelica, etc.
If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to post and ask over the next few days while the class is open. We have lots of available resources if you have any questions or if you just want to read testimonials from those already using oils!