aromatherapy 101 How To Use Essential Oils

For thousands of years, essential oils were used in various cultures for health and medicinal purposes. In today's modern world, essential oil uses range from household cleaning products, personal care, natural medicine treatments, and for aromatherapy. You will find several benefits including anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Essential oils act as natural medicine without the side effects that you can get from over-the-counter medicine.


It’s important to test on a small area of skin and try one oil at a time. With essential oils, you can target specific areas throughout your body without the risk of adding unknown chemicals to your skin. Before applying essential oils to your skin, we highly advise that you use a carrier oil with your essential oil before use. Carrier oils are used as a base to dilute essential oils. Diluting your essential oils is a must, especially when they are being used on pregnant women and children.

Carrier Oils

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil

Essential Oils Applied Topically Can:

How To Use Essential Oils with an Herbal Essence Dropper

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Heal wounds
  • Improve mood
  • Lower fevers
  • Alleviate congestion
  • Eliminate headaches
  • Supports easier breathing
  • Promote relaxation

Try rubbing essential oils on your chest to help stimulate your respiratory system and to help boost your immune system.

Other Beneficial Areas To Apply Essential Oils:

How To Use Essential Oils with Carrier Oil

  • Arms
  • Bottom of feet
  • Legs
  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Hands


Essential oil inhalation can help tremendously with reducing stress and improving your moods. If you'd like to try the basic inhalation method, just open an essential oil bottle and gently inhale. A gentle waft is good enough, and it will trigger cell receptor sites to awaken your body. You can also put a single drop of oil into your hands, start rubbing them together, place your hands underneath your nose and breathe in.

How To Use Essential Oils for Inhalation

Several Methods Of Inhalation Include:

  • Direct inhalation
  • Smelling salts
  • Aromatherapy inhaler
  • Steam inhalation
  • Aromatherapy mister
  • Diffusers

Diffusers help disperse essential oil particles into the air. Dispersing a balanced amount of aroma oils creates an aromatic, healing environment. When an essential oil diffuser is on, we start to breathe in antiseptic and antibacterial properties of pure oils. It's very important to look for high-quality aromatherapy diffusers and essential oils if you are trying to stay in good health.