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Someone wrote to ask about something she had read concerning layering 10 drops of each of about 7 oils – 70 drops total – on her 12-year-old. Here is my response . . .

“I attempt to use logic in the way that I apply essential oils.  I agree with you completely that 70 drops of essential oil at one time sounds like a LOT of essential oil.  I would probably use 1-2 drops of each of the 7 oils.  If I felt that more than that would be effective after trying 1-2 drops of each one, then I would reapply the oils after about 30 minutes.  When we think about the way that the body uses the oils. it would make more sense to use fewer drops at a time and then to reapply them later.  After all, the oils are absorbed within minutes, and the body eliminates within 20-30 minutes any molecules that it does not require at that time.  Therefore, when we apply a large number of drops, most of the oil may not even utilized by the body.” Frances Fuller