There are three ways to use essential oils:
 

1. Through smell. We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by:
 

  • Diffusing in an essential oil diffuser
     

  • Applying a drop to your hands and inhaling
     

  • Wearing as a personal fragrance on your body or any EO accessory

 

2. On your skin. “Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are:
 

  • Massage

  • Apply to targeted areas and rub in

  • Add to lotions or moisturizers

3. Ingesting, or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods: 
 

  • Add to a glass of water

  • Take in a veggie capsule

  • Put a drop under your tongue