EO Series post #3

How do you use Essential Oils?

There are 3 ways to use essential oils: Aromatic through diffusing (diffusers do not require any carrier oil), Topical, or Internal. It is important that you follow all usage guidelines for an oil regardless of the method.

Diffusing is the safest method of using an essential oil. Diluting an essential oil (EO) with a carrier oil doesn’t change an EO’s effectiveness! Applying EO’s topically can be very effective but essential oils should first be diluted in a carrier oil. Ingestion is the final method of accessing the benefits of EO’s. There are many guidelines for ingesting EO’s and safety precautions must be used.

Aromahead Institute says, “Essential oils may be safely used internally if you have appropriate medical guidance by a trained clinical aromatherapist who understands pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, appropriate formulation techniques, and the safety issues related to each route of application.”

Learn more at: https://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/about-aromatherapy/methods-of-application/

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.