How to Use Essential Oils Topically

Did you know that some essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, while others need to be diluted first? When using oils topically, you should always refer to an essential oil guide to find out whether the oil you're using can be applied directly.

Common Essential Oils You Can Apply Topically

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  • Lavender
  • Lemon*
  • Frankincense
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • Wild Orange*

Topical use: Apply 2-3 drops to the affected area.

*Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after application. 

Common Essential Oils You Should Dilute

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  • Peppermint
  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Eucalyptus

Dilution: Use 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, per 3 drops of essential oils. 

Roller Blends: The easiest way to dilute essential oils for easy application is by adding your essential oils and carrier oil to a roller bottle

How to use a roller bottle: 

  1. Add your oils to the roller.
  2. Fill the roller the rest of way with a carrier oil.
  3. Roll to apply. 

Common carrier oils: Fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil. Use whichever carrier oil you prefer.

Where Did We Find This Information?

Best Essential Oil Guide - The Essential Life Book 6th Edition

All of this information and essential oil recommendations came from The Essential Life book  an essential oil usage guide! You can learn more about this comprehensive essential oil guide here.

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