How to use Essential Oils

July 15, 2010 No Comments


I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for several years as the first stop for any health concern in our family.  At first my family and friends laughed at me when I suggested they try these in place  of antibiotics, topical creams, Tylenol, cough medicine, cold medicine and a host of other over the counter drugs.  However, I persevered and now I even have them come to me asking what oil they should use.

My 21 year old recently had some badly infected cuts on his hands that were concerning even him (that takes a lot).  He had used a topical cream but was getting no results.  I simply poured Tea Tree Oil on them and bandaged them up.  He reported an amazing difference the next day.


Personally I haven’t used Tylenol for headaches for at least 5 years.  I put a few drops of peppermint on my tongue, my temples and my brain stem.  It is rare that I am not headache free within a minute or two.


I wouldn’t be without their Inner Defense.  I use this in place of antibiotics or cold/flu medicine.   At the first sign of sickness I pop 2 caps at night and a couple in the morning.  Again, rarely would I have to continue taking them unless I had symptoms for awhile before taking.  Then I might have to take for a few more days.


There are hundreds of products with thousands of uses.  It can get overwhelming so I am including a little cheat sheet on how to use some of them.  My all time favorite is Frankincense,   I will write an article on this wonder oil soon.

 Frankincense Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.

PanAway® Essential Oil Blend

Peace & Calming® Essential Oil Blend

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion.
  • Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
  • Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
  • Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  • Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
  • Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
  • Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
  • Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.

Purification® Essential Oil Blend

Purification® Essential Oil Blend

RutaVaLa Essential Oil Blend

  • Apply RutaVaLa essential oil blend on the back of neck, base of spine, the feet, or just under the nose before bed to overcome negative feelings and lull the mind into a sense of comfort.

Valor® Essential Oil Blend

  • Massage 1–2 drops of Valor essential oil blend on your temples or neck to ward off negative energy and increase inner strength when it’s time to have a serious talk with your boss, friend, or teenager.
  • Add Valor essential oil blend to your back following a massage for an uplifting experience.
  • Rub Valor essential oil blend on wrists to ease anxiety and yield confidence.

Thieves® Essential Oil Blend

Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend for 15–30 minutes in your home or office to help eliminate airborne bacteria.


There are certainly other companies that make organic essential oils but as I take these internally as well as topically I only trust YL.  I know these oils have no additives in them to dilute them, which is probably why they work so well.  Just as eating clean food is important for your body, it is equally important to take care when choosing health products.  Before you pop that next Tylenol think what affects it might be having on your body.  Just because these products are available to us does not necessarily make them safe.  We need to use our common sense when it comes to ingesting food and drugs.



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