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There was a question about the manner to apply therapeutic essential oils after someone experienced skin sensitivity . . .

We each must learn the basics and then apply them using logic. For instance, if I want something to go through the digestive tract, I might swallow it, but if I want it to go into the blood stream, I would put a drop under the tongue and allow it to absorb and also apply it on the bottoms of the feet or on the wrists or over the heart and inhale.  If I want it to reach the brain quickly, I would apply over the brainstem and inhale.  The common oils that I teach NEVER to apply topically except on the bottoms of the feet or in a specific treatment technique are:

  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Thieves

If these are applied anywhere else for a particular reason, I suggest keeping V6 (or even olive oil) nearby and to apply it at the first sign of discomfort.  The redness normally goes away within a minute.]

Note that applying water will cause greater sensitivity and potential burning.

The Young Living essential oils are quite safe when applying them using this basic knowledge.

I personally do not dilute other oils before application, but I do not normally ever mention applying them on the front of the neck as that is one of the most sensitive areas of the body.  Amazingly, the BACK of the neck and across the shoulders is one of the LEAST sensitive areas of the body – and one of the place that people hold the most stress.  The exception is when someone has a cough or flu.  I do often apply RC or Purification on the front of the neck and chest then – but keep V6 handy “just in case”.

When we are particularly acidic, we are more likely to have a detox rash.  Also, people with very light skin may be more sensitive than those with more pigmentation.

If there is ANY kind of sensitivity, it is important NOT TO USE WATER.  Water could make it more sensitive and burn the skin.  VEGETABLE OIL will decrease the sensitivity.