The skin is the largest organ of the body, so topical application of essential oils can help in many ways. Whether used for a full-body massage or on location for those sore post-workout muscles, essential oils can bring relief.
Using oils topically is as simple as adding a drop of sandalwood to your skin care routine, rubbing PanAway on your joints for pain, or using some Clarity on your brain stem.
Make sure to dilute “hot” oils like cinnamon, oregano, lemongrass, thyme, Thieves, etc. If you ever use an oil and your skin pinks up or it feels a little warm, just add some carrier oil (like coconut, almond, jojoba oil, etc.). A little goes a long way, so we always recommend you “start low and go slow.”
Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled. Expulsion of essential oils takes three to six hours in a normal, healthy body.