How to use essential oils


Our sense of smell is a tool that can trigger powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by our smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system through our olfactory nerve. Some essential oils will provide uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. You can also, rub your oils between the palms of your hands, and inhale them to experience the aromatic benefits of your favourites.


Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit. You can dilute a few drops of your favourite essential oils, with a carrier oil like Almond Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply it topically using a rollerball. Or you can apply it directly, undiluted onto your skin. The following areas are the best for quick penetration. Each oil has its topical strong suit, so be sure to inform yourself on how to get the most out of your oils, topically.

  • Back of Neck
  • Forehead and temples
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Arms, legs and bottoms of feet.


Essential oils can be an amazing flavouring for your recipes, any time of the day. They can also be ingested via Veggie Capsules, to beat any onset of cold, flu or virus. Look for the “I” on your dõTERRA bottles to know which ones you can cook, bake and ingest overall.