How to use Essential Oils doTERRA

Essential oils are absorbed by the body through topical, oral, and aromatic application. Nowadays, wellness and health practitioners suggest blending or application of multiple methods to benefit the mind, body, and spirit.

Essential Oils doTERRA offers single or blended products for easier use. It is also important to know how to use essential oils doTERRA and maximize their benefits.

  • Topical Application

It is an effective way to penetrate the skin and treat damaged areas. To prevent skin irritation especially among users with sensitive skin, it is necessary to dilute highly concentrated doTERRA essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil. The recommended ratio is 1:3 drops of essential oil and carrier oil.

To maximize the benefit of the solution, apply small doses throughout the day instead of one large dose. Apply 1-2 drops to the damaged area every 4-6 hours or as needed. The dose varies according to the general health condition, age, and size of the user. Avoid applying the solution to sensitive areas like the skin around eyes, inner ears, mucous membranes, and damaged skin.

Topical methods also include:

  • making a cold or hot compress
  • a warm bath
  • massage
  • applied as a moisturizing


  • Aromatic Application

Essential oils are easily absorbed through olfactory nerves pathways which are directly linked to the limbic system. The potent aroma activates limbic system functions which include emotional and behavioral responses, memory, and sense of smell.

This type of application has a direct pharmacological effect on the brain and brings immediate therapeutic or relaxation benefits.

Effective methods of aromatic application are:

  • diffusing with water or cold air
  • putting few drops in your palm and inhaling the aroma
  • mixing the essential oil with water and spraying it over linens, carpet or furniture
  • dampening a cotton ball with essential oil and placing it in the air vents of your car
  • adding oil to dryer or laundry sheets
  • using it as a surface cleaner


  • Internal Application

When used as dietary supplements to cure certain ailments, the powerful properties of essential oils are effectively harnessed. Ingestion transports the essential oils to the brain and different body organs through the bloodstream. They go through the liver metabolic process and eventually excreted from the body.

Other internal methods include:

  • using essential oils for cooking/baking to replace spices and herbs
  • adding them to water, milk, smoothie, and other beverages
  • adding them to yogurt and applesauce
  • taking them in veggie capsule forms

Take note that the human body cannot handle large amounts of essential oils when taken internally. The user should follow proper dose recommendations which can be found on the label of the product to prevent toxicity and other adverse effects.

Knowing how to use essentials oils doTERRA will help you maximize their individual or blended benefits.

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About the Author Kjell H Kjellevold

A doctor and specialist in pathology. He has always been concerned about health and how to manage a good and healthy lifestyle. The blog will mainly be about the use of essential oils, health, and training.

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