There are 3 WAYS to apply essential oils. Topically, Aromatically, Internally.

The way we apply oils varies depending on the need. Sometimes topical application is best. Other times taking an oil internally is going to best support the body. Often inhalation (usually with a diffuser) is best. Check out your reference books or materials and talk to the person who introduced you to oils to learn more.



  • Apply on the “problem area” (Bug bites, etc. Some applications might require dilution).
  • One good resource for understanding dilution ratios is the E.O. Pocket Reference. Pages 42-43 for single oils and page 128 for oil blends.
  • Oils can be applied on pulse points and thin skin areas like temples, behind ears, back of neck, wrists or chest.
  • Rub oils on the feet, hands and spine, for specific needs, per the locations described on the charts on pages 189-193 in the Pocket Reference.


  • Diffuse oils into the room with your Young Living diffuser to create a positive, inviting environment.
  • Cup hands over nose an inhale after a topical application.
  • Put a drop of oil into your hands, rub them together, cup over nose/mouth and breathe deeply for 2 minutes.


  • Drop a few drops of one of Young Living’s dietary oils into a capsule and take it by mouth.
  • Always drink with a full cup of water and follow the pocket guide instructions for each oil. There is a list about what oils are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption in the Essential Oils Pocket Reference (page 30) or can be found in other reference materials. Drop a few drops of oil into non-iced water, a smoothie, tea, juice, or other fluid.
  • Use various dietary oils in cooking recipes like lime, lemon, peppermint, oregano, and Thieves.
  • *Follow label instructions on the bottle.