How to Use Essential Oils to Soothe Your Senses

Last updated February 8, 2024

Are you ready to embark on a sensory journey that uplifts your mind, body and soul? Bursting with health benefits, essential oils have captured the hearts of wellness enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you seek tranquility, invigoration or simply a moment of blissful escape, essential oils are here to weave their aromatic magic into your life.

From the soothing touch of lavender to the refreshing embrace of peppermint, discover how to unlock the power of these heavenly elixirs and elevate your everyday rituals to extraordinary heights. Get ready to inhale, indulge and ignite your senses as we explore how to use essential oils.

It all started with a drop of frankincense oil. I opened the bottle, allowed one drop into my palm and cupped my hands together over my nose while I took a deep inhale. Immediately, I felt my body change. A feeling of lightness rushed over me… letting go of the heaviness that I didn’t know I had.

And that’s the moment I knew using essential oils was going to change my life. As I went deeper into the practice, my belief in the transforming power of essential oil aromatherapy and its ability to support physical, mental and emotional health grew.

It was also then that I knew I needed to empower others with the education and natural tools they could simply add to their own well-being goals.

This Is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that utilizes essential oils and aromatic compounds derived from plants to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Essential oils are extracts from plants that have amazing benefits. When we inhale these compounds, our limbic system is affected, and sends messages to our entire body.  Aromatherapy is one of the most popular ways to use essential oils.

Just think of how the smell of lavender makes you feel calm and relaxed!  That’s aroma + therapy.

You may have been hearing a lot about essential oils these days. People are turning to more natural and holistic methods of support, and essential oils being a form of “plant medicine” make them a great natural alternative to conventional products that may contain synthetic ingredients or harsh chemicals.

There are a few reasons for this.  Plain and simple, pure essential oils are safe and effective. They are even stronger than herbs.

For example, peppermint essential oil is 28X more potent than the herb! When essential oils are sourced ethically and from the exact place where they grow best, they do what they are meant to do for the body. 

Of course, it’s always best to choose pure oils. But essential oils are affordable and cost just pennies per drop. 

When you use essential oils through a certified oil specialist, you will have the support you need and the optimum experience overall. 

How to Use Essential Oils

I use essential oils all day long, and you can, too.  There are four ways you can use essential oils. Here are my four recommendations.

1. You can use essential oils aromatically

Simply add a few drops of oil to a diffuser or inhale directly from the bottle. You can also make a personal diffuser by cupping your hands over your nose and inhaling. 

Using oils aromatically can help with respiratory issues, stress relief, mood enhancement and cleansing the air of the home. There are even times when I just walk by my oil stash and pick one oil for a burst of aromatherapy.  

2. You can use most oils topically

You can also apply oils directly to the skin. To cover a large area, dilute essential oils with carrier oils such as fractionated coconut oil or almond oil. Massage onto specific areas or use it in skincare routine—either directly or make DIY serums to target skin conditions or promote relaxation.

My boys know to go straight to the oils when they have injuries or muscle tension.

3. You can take many essential oils internally

When using a tested and trusted certified oil, it is possible to ingest certain essential oils. Lemon is one such instance and can be used to gently cleanse the body or support digestive issues.

Essential oils can be used to flavor food and drink, too, including using peppermint in a mocktail and chamomile in herbal tea. Or it can be infused into healthy treats such as wild orange power bites. When taken internally, essential oils have been known to promote cellular health.

4. You can use essential oils to clean your home

This is a true game changer! Using essential oils is a great alternative to the toxic products sold on the market. If we keep using toxic products, our body develops a toxic load that can result in dis-ease mentally and physically.

It’s actually quite simple to use essential oils for cleaning. You can use blends specifically made to clean the grime and grease, or you can create your own DIY.  One of my go-to’s is a lemon oil plus baking soda and vinegar soft scrub. So easy, economical and effective.

It’s the same lemon oil I take internally to cleanse the body! Can you imagine cleaning your home and experiencing happy oil aromatherapy all at the same time?! 

All Oils Are Not Equal

This is a question that many people often ask. Are all oils on the market the same? The answer is NO. You cannot just buy oils from anywhere and get the therapeutic benefits you expect.

For an essential to be effective, it must be a tested and trusted brand. It’s important to always use essential oils that are pure and potent. Pure means there are no additives or fillers.

Truly potent oils are sourced in the place where they grow best. When you have that ideal natural chemistry, the oil will support us exactly how it’s meant to. Not all oils can be used on the skin. Not all oils can be taken internally.

Please do not buy and use oils unless you know their purity and potency, and then learn how to use such essential oils with all precautions. 

My Daily Go-To’s

Just as there are many plants in the world, there are many essential oils. These essential oils are extracts from plants and fruits that have amazing wellness benefits. 

If you’re looking for a boost, here are the top five most used oils:

  • Lemon. This oil is cold pressed from the lemon peel. Used in a diffuser, lemon oil cleanses and purifies the air and household surfaces. If using a pure tested lemon oil, it can be taken internally to naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion. Lemon oil is known to provide an uplifting, positive aroma and a wonderful oil as a mood enhancer.
  • Lavender. We often refer to this oil as the Swiss army knife of oils! Lavender oil is known for its calming properties and can help reduce anxiety through aromatherapy, promote sleep when diffused or applied to the body, and soothe skin irritations. Using lavender oil in water, tea or as flavoring can enhance flavors.
  • Peppermint. Pure and potent, the oil is collected through a steam distillation process. Peppermint oil is refreshing and cooling and can promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. Pure peppermint oil when taken internally aids digestion, when applied topically relieves headaches and tension, and when inhaled it boosts energy levels.
  • Tea Tree. We collect tea tree oils by distilling the leaves of the Melaleuca tree. Renowned for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil is used for skin conditions, acne and scalp health. Tea tree oil is cleansing and rejuvenating.
  • Frankincense. This sacred oil is considered the King of Oils sourced from the gum resin of the Boswellia tree. Frankincense promotes relaxation and reduces stress through aromatherapy, and can be applied topically to support healthy skin. When sourced pure, frankincense oil supports healthy cellular function and can be taken sublingually to support a daily wellness routine.

It’s very easy to grab and use oils in diffusers, on the skin or sometimes ingested for so many of our daily health concerns. In addition to single oils, there are times when you can reach for a more targeted blend of oils that are synergistically combined together to provide an effective response. 

Think of the support your body will receive when you use blends such as balance (grounding blend), breathe (respiratory blend),  digestzen (digestive blend), deep blue (soothing blend) or onguard (protective blend). These proprietary blends are examples of blends that you can inhale for aromatherapy, apply topically or, in some cases, take internally.

Plants Are Powerful

It’s true! Plant medicine has been around for centuries.  And in my own health journey over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the value of plant-based natural solutions. The more we can do that is both good for the earth and good for our bodies, the better.

For me, it started with that first drop of frankincense and led me to continue a healthy life of balance, vitality and serenity with plant-based pure and potent essential oils. 

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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