How to Use Essential Oils Properly?

Essential oils are natural aromatic substances commonly used to provide physical and mental health benefits. How to use essential oils correctly is very important, and using them properly will result in twice the result with half the effort. Here are some precautions and recommended uses for essential oils. This will be your first necessary step as a beginner, let’s start the aroma exploration journey together.

Time and scenarios for using essential oils


After getting up or washing, you can use energizing essential oils to increase freshness and energy, such as peppermint, lemon, or orange.

During the day

If you need to improve focus and concentration, you can use refreshing essential oils like rosemary, lemon, or peppermint while you work or study.


Before going to bed, use soothing and relaxing essential oils to help you fall asleep, such as lavender, chamomile, or neroli.

Special Events

Choose the suitable essential oil for different activities and occasions. For example, during yoga or meditation, use essential oils that bring calmness and inner balance, such as sandalwood, frankincense, or bergamot.
Of course, there are many other time and scenarios where essential oils can be used, and the specific selection should be determined based on personal needs and preferences. As long as you follow the correct usage methods and precautions, you can use essential oils at the appropriate time to achieve the best results.

More uses for essential oils

Essential oils have a variety of uses, here are some common ones

Precautions for using essential oils

Dilution: Essential oils generally need to be diluted before being used in skin care to avoid over-irritating the skin. It is usually recommended to mix essential oils with carrier oils (such as olive oil and sweet almond oil) in an appropriate proportion. Please refer to the recommended proportion chart below.

Sensitivity Testing: Before using an essential oil for the first time, it is important to perform a skin sensitivity test. Apply the diluted essential oil mixture to your inner wrist or a small area of skin and wait 24 hours to see if you have an allergic reaction. If you experience any discomfort, stop using it immediately.

Choose the appropriate: Choose suitable essential oils based on individual skin needs. For example, dry skin can choose essential oils with moisturizing effects, such as roses, neroli, and geraniums. Oily skin can choose essential oils that have astringent and balancing effects, such as lavender, lemon, and tea tree.

Sunscreen Precautions: Some citrus essential oils (such as lemon, sweet orange and grapefruit) may increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so it is important to pay attention to sunscreen during daytime use.

Individual Differences: Everyone has different skin types and sensitivities and may respond differently to essential oils. Therefore, try to choose essential oils that are suitable for your skin type and closely observe your skin's reaction during use.

Areas to avoid: Avoid direct contact with mucous membranes of eyes, ears, nose and other sensitive areas. If essential oil comes into contact, rinse with clean water.

Storage Method: Pay attention to storing essential oils and avoid direct sunlight and high temperature environments. Keep essential oil bottles sealed and out of the reach of children.