Dilute with a carrier oil when applying to your skin
Less Is more. Start slowly
Essential oils are absorbed through your skin & enter bloodstream
Make rollers, sprays, balms or apply directly (when indicated)
Essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the blood where they enter our circulatory system, and eventually penetrate every cell in our body. When essential oils are applied topically, they should be diluted with a carrier oil (e.g. coconut oil) or, in some cases, they can be applied neat (undiluted). The most effective areas to apply oils topically are: crown of head, temples, third eye (the spot between your eyes), behind your ears (which has thinner skin making it easier for oils to be absorbed, neck, upper back and along your spine, abdomen, bottoms of feet and toes, ankles, along the jawline, shoulders, wrists, or over vital organs.
There are a few different ways essential oils can be used topically. You can make a balm, use a roller bottle, make a spray, or apply them directly to your skin with a carrier oil. The bottoms of your feet are the toughest skin, so it is the safest place to introduce oils to your body, if you have sensitive skin. Some of the largest pores are on the bottoms of our feet, allowing the oils to enter the bloodstream and cells quickly. Less is more; start slowly and let your body acclimate to using essential oils.
Citrus oils are photosensitive. Wait 12 hours after applying topically before sun exposure.