Essential Oil Basics

Updated: Apr 18

Are you just getting started with essential oils? If so you probably have a ton questions or are just eager to start using your oils. Here are some basic tips and knowledge you need to know for getting started with your oils.


Essential oil use is intuitively simple and so so satisfying. However, there are hundreds of oils and many ways to blend your oils and countless ways to make the most of your oils. I understand, and I've been there, it can be overwhelming. So, I've compiled a simplistic list of the "what to know" basics of essential oils.


Essential Oil Basics


  • A normal application of essential oils is 2-4 drops.

  • Apply fractionated coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil to skin before using oils with "sensitive" or "dilute" warnings with a 1:1 ratio, 1 part coconut oil to 1 part essential oil.

  • Let the oil drip out of the bottle. Do not press the dropper on to skin.

  • Do not put oils in eyes or directly in ears.

  • Water will intensify the effects of your oils. Do not add water to essential oils if already on skin or in eyes. Use coconut oil or a carrier oil instead.

  • Keep bottles of oil out of direct sunlight and away from heat.

  • Use oils internally if the bottle has a supplement box on its label.

  • Essential Oils are very potent with a variety of properties such as Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, or Antiviral.

  • Stay consistent and start slow rather than overloading the body in the beginning.


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