Essential oils are easy to use, easy to learn and makes it easy to rid your home of harmful chemicals. There are three main ways to benefit from essential oils:

Topical Application

Apply essential oils directly onto the skin where indicated. Dilute with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or a pure vegetable oil (e.g., olive, coconut or almond ) before applying if dilution is indicated on the bottle. Dilution may protect against possible skin sensitivities. 

To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:

1. Carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 drops in the palm of your hand or directly on the desired application area. (Dilute if necessary.)

2. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.

Attention: YL essential oils are very potent, and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or another pure fatty oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.

Where to Topically Apply Essential Oils


  • Crown of head

  • Temples

  • Behind ears

  • Neck

  • Upper back

  • Abdomen

  • Over vital organs

  • Soles and top of feet (see chart to right)

  • Ankles

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The inhalation of essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Below are several techniques used to inhale essential oils:

1: Direct inhalation-simply open the bottle and inhale. Or place a drop on your palm, rub hands together and cup hands over your nose and mouth.

2: Diffuse the oils using a Young Living diffuser which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The Young Living diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil. There are diffusers for travel too.

3: Add your favorite essential oil to a diffuser necklace or bracelet. There are diffuser charms for Fido too!

4: Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.


Young Living created the Vitality essential oil line of products so you know exactly which oils you can ingest safely. Suggested internal consumption methods are:

1: Put several drops of oil into an empty capsule and swallow with a glass of water.

2: Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water. (Always use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel. Never put oil in a plastic bottle.)

3: Put 1-2 drops onto a piece of bread or add to your meals when cooking.

4: Add 1-2 drops onto a teaspoon of Blue Agave and swallow.

5: Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow.


6. Sublingual - Add a drop of oil under your tongue. This allows the oil molecules to bypass the digestive system and absorb directly into the bloodstream. 

Young Living essential oils are therapeutic, Grade A, and unadulterated which makes them powerful and effective. For the responsible use of essential oils, read the complete label on each bottle and follow the safety guidelines and tips.