Essential Oil Uses

Essential oils are commonly used 1 of 3 ways:

  • Aromatically
  • Topically
  • Internally

Young Living classifies each essential oil it sells as either a dietary supplement or a topical/aromatic. Dietary supplements should only be ingested according to the directions contained in the Young Living labeling which has just been approved by the FDA to be labeled as the New Vitality Line. Likewise, Young Living topical/aromatics should only be diffused or applied externally according to the Young Living labeling instructions.


  • Rub 2–3 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
  • Use your favorite essential oils in our diffusers.

Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.


Many essential oils are safe and beneficial to use directly on the skin.

  • Place 2–3 drops of essential oil directly on the desired area and massage in. Repeat as desired. Always follow the label’s dilution instructions.

Caution: Essential oils are very potent and may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, apply Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or any pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Citrus-based oils and blends may cause temporary photosensitivity.


When taking essential oils internally, try these tips:

  • Place several drops of oil into a gelatin capsule and swallow with water.
  • Add 1–2 drops of essential oil to a glass of water, NingXia Red®, juice, yogurt, your favorite sweetener of choice, or plant-based milk and swallow.
  • Add 1–2 drops of oil (to taste) to meals when cooking.

Note: Always consult individual product labels for usage directions.