Essential oils can be used in a number of ways depending on the purpose.
Diffusing oils is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. My most favourite way is through my Petal diffuser using water or my diffuser bracelet with lava rocks.
You can also:
– place a few drops of essential oils into the palm of your hand, cup around your nose, and breathe.
– in a spray bottle with water.
– use as a household cleaner (my favourite is, purify, vinegar and water).
Oils penetrate the skin quickly as they are lipid soluble. To increase absorption, light massage will increase blood flow. Use of a carrier oil like fractionated carrier oil, can also help absorption. Check recommends dilution ratio.
When ingested, essential oils enter the bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported through to the rest of the body.
Oils can be used in recipes for cooking or baking, added to water, smoothies, tea, and other drinks.