oil safety


Everything discussed here, only applies to Young Living essential oils.  Due to the nature of Young Living oils being therapeutic grade, it is important to follow these safety guidelines. This is not a comprehensive list but rather addresses many important guidelines.   Not all essential oils are created equal.


 How to Apply Oils:

1. Topically – You can apply Young Living oils to the skin.  Once oils are applied topically, it take them about 20 minutes to reach every cell in the body (applying to the bottoms of the feet or the outside of the ears, is the fastest way for the body to absorb the oils topically). And one drop of oil can cover every cell in the body with 40,000 molecules.  The bottle has instructions on how to apply – diluted or neat.  Diluted means, the oil would be mixed with a carrier oil, like coconut oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, or Young Living’s blend called V6 oils, before application.  Neat, simply means undiluted.


2. Aromatically – These essential oils can be inhaled straight from the bottle or in a cold-air diffuser.  Once an oil is inhaled, it take about 20 seconds for it to reach the brain.  Inhalation is the fastest way that the body absorbs the oils.


3. Internally – Because Young Living oils are therapeutic grade, many of them can be ingested.  Always check the label on the bottle to ensure it is safe to take internally.  Never use a lesser essential oil internally, as it can be toxic and most labels will indicate it is not for internal use.



More Oil Info

  • Essential oils are not water soluble.  They are oil soluble.  Watch this one minute video to see why this is important.


  • Some of the oils are photosensative, meaning due to their nature, you will want to apply them to covered areas of the skin.  Applying them to areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight can cause burns. Photosensitive oils include lemon, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, angelica, etc.


  • Pregnancy – if pregnant, one should use caution with these essential oils.  While many can be helpful during pregnancy, there are some oils that contain constituents with hormone-like activity.  Some of these are clary sage, sage, fennel, progessence plus. While no negative incidences have been recorded in humans, using your reference guide will be helpful in using these oils properly during pregnancy.


  • Dilute oils for infants and children.  1-2 drops of essential oil should be diluted with 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.


  • Never put oils in the ear canal.  While it is safe to apply the oils around the ear, behind the lobe, and down the neck, never put them directly in the ear.  They can be placed on a cotton ball and then set in the ear.


  • Store your oils out of direct sunlight and away from excess heat.  If stored properly, they will never expire.


  • If transferring oils from their original container, they must always be placed into a glass container.  Never put them in plastic, as they will eat away at the plastic.  i.e. If adding oils to a drink, make sure to use glass.


  • A 5ml bottle contain about 80 drops of oil.  A 15ml bottle contains about 250 drops of oil.


  • Each oil has a frequency, and each of our organs and body parts has a frequency.  The frequency of an oil is attracted by a like frequency within the body.  Low-frequency oils can make physicalchanges in the body.  Middle-frequency oils can make emotionalchanges in the body.  High-frequency oils can make spiritualchanges in the body.


  • Using a warm, wet compress to an area where the oils have been applied, can help to drive the oils in deeper.



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