#31 drops of oil – October 7
Here's part two of answering the question: What’s the BEST way to use essential oils?
I gave the common sense answer yesterday: Work within the limits of your own knowledge.
Now a little more specific:
You oil nerds will love this…. There’s a balance to using oils so that you have the ideal level of oils that are bioavailable – any less than the ideal amount and you might not get the results you are seeking. Any more than needed may tax your metabolic capacity and give you unwanted side effects (i.e. skin sensitivity is the most common).
A simple way to think about this balance and bioavailability is this:
Diffusing the oils, while a useful and pleasant way to use the oils is the least efficient – obviously you’re losing a percentage of the oils to the air. You’re breathing some in, but you might be going in and out of the room. However, it’s a great way to clean the air, breathe in beneficial oils and affect mood.
Next up is topical. Obviously, by applying the oils to your body you are getting more direct support from the oils. Apply oils neat to the soles of feet if you want a systemic effect, like immune support. Dilute and apply where needed for local, targeted support. This method give you more bioavailability than aromatic use.
The most efficient, most controlled and most bioavailable way to use essential oils is internally. You can place them in a capsule for about 80-95% bioavailability; under the tongue for 95-100%.
And remember -- These three pathways have already been discussed in some detail, so keep in mind our previous points!
Tip #7: Two variables are important to take into account when using essential oils: the science of bioavailability and YOUR own health and wellness goals. Everyone is different -- the health of your skin and other organs; your own metabolism rate; your overall health. Essential oils each have their own properties plus what pathway is used will impact the therapeutic value as well.
Here is a very reasonable and doable daily routine that shows you how all three essential use pathways can be incorporated into your life!
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