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Essential Oils Topically

Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It plays a vital role in protecting the body and keeping it healthy.  Applying essential oils to the skin, is a safe and effective way to enjoy the benefits that essential oils offer. Essential oils can easily penetrate the skin and provide localized benefits to the applied area. Plus, by using an oil for its topical benefits, you can simultaneously enjoy its unique aroma as it sits on your skin and you breathe it in. While essential oils easily absorb into the skin, you can prolong the benefits of an oil by using a carrier oil to slow down evaporation, allowing it to moisturize your skin.

There are different carrier oils that can be used to dilute the essential oil. Fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil are commonly used in roller bottles. When you dilute an essential oil, it enhances the absorption by making it easier to disperse the oil over a larger surface area, which maximizes the topical benefits. It also helps save money since you use less essential oil. 

Why do we use a roller bottle? When you add essential oils and a carrier oil into a roller bottle, it provides an easy to use applicator. You can create your own blends based on individual needs. Each person in your family can have their very own set. You can place them in different areas of your house. eg. next to the bed for sleep, in the bathroom for skin benefits or keep them in your purse/bag and use on the go.  When you have your oils available to use when you need them you're more likely to use them consistently and feel the best results, making it cost effective, convenient and more effective!!

To what part of the body should you apply your oils?  Your oils can be applied to almost any area of the body. I like to use the oils in the area most affected. For example, if I need my airways to be more open, I apply to the chest and back. If I have discomfort in a joint I apply to the joint affected. Many people use the bottom of the feet or along the spine for a full body effect.