How to Use Essential Oils

There are two main ways to use essential oils: aromatically and topically. The recommendations provided here will give you the knowledge and confidence to utilize the healing benefits of Sorce. This deeper understanding will allow you to guide your friends and family to safely use essential oils.

How to Enjoy Essential Oils Aromatically

Understand how to use essential oils aromatically to unlock the full potential of Sorce. Our brain’s limbic system, where emotions and memories are stored, connects directly to our smell receptors. When we inhale essential oils the unique scents are known to invoke emotional, mental, and physical healing.

When you use essential oils regularly you’ll find that they have a profound impact on you and your environment.

Use a Diffuser

Create the ambiance of your choice by diffusing essential oils. A diffuser is the best way to spread the scent and healing properties throughout your space. Always follow the instructions on the diffuser and the essential oil's label. Uplift the vibration of your home and work space with Sorce.

Inhale Directly

Breathe in the aroma by dropping oil onto your hands and cupping them over your nose and mouth while taking a deep inhale. Be sure to follow the directions on the label before applying topically. You can also breathe in the aroma directly from the bottle.

Apply to Your Surfaces

Essential oils can give fabrics such as pillowcases and blankets a lovely calming scent. We recommend dropping oil onto a tissue and then applying that onto the surface of your choice. Adding a couple drops of oil onto a wool ball and tossing it into the dryer with your clothes is a great replacement for dryer sheets. Add oils to a spray bottle with water to mist your surfaces.

Steam Inhalation

Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stovetop, remove the pot from the stove, and add a few drops of essential oils into the water. Create a tent by putting a towel over your head and over the pot, hovering your face just above the surface of the water. This will capture the steam and make it available to deeply inhale while your head is in this tent. Eucalyptus Radiata is great for opening your respiratory tract using this method.

Use like Perfume

Keep yourself resonating high and smelling nothing short of amazing by using a drop of your favorite oil on your wrist, in your hair, behind the ears, or on the neck. Follow label instructions to dilute the oil appropriately for safe use. 

Use in DIY Cleaners

Add oils to your household cleaners to utilize the antimicrobial benefits, while creating a fresh fragrance to go along with the sparkle of a clean space. 

How to Enjoy Essential Oils Topically

Essential oils readily absorb into the skin so you can easily enjoy their healing properties topically. When used topically some oils can help promote the appearance of healthy skin. Mix with your favorite cosmetic products to make Sorce a part of your skincare routine. Adding them into carrier oils can enhance a massage, making it more soothing or invigorating depending on the oil used. Give yourself a spa experience from the comfort of your home by adding a few drops to a warm bath.

We can't stress enough how potent essential oils can be. Remember to always read labels for instructions before applying an oil topically. Look out for warnings about photosensitivity as well as dilution.

Why Should I Put Essential Oil on My Skin?

Many oils can be applied directly to the skin when diluted with a carrier oil. Most often they're used to aid common ailments such as: soothe sore muscles, alleviate stress, ease headaches and upset stomachs, enhance sleep, and improve skincare, just to name a few. Follow the dilution recommendations on the essential oil bottle.

Keep in mind that the effects of essential oil when used topically can last for a few hours. If you’re trying out a new oil use a small amount during the day. Allow yourself at least a few hours between applications to see how you react to the oil. Essential oils are so concentrated they can irritate your skin when not applied correctly.

Where Should Essential Oils Be Put on Your Body?

There are lots of beneficial places to use essential oils on your body. You can rub them into your neck, forehead, temples, wrists, chest, and stomach. Also other areas of the body such as your arms and legs. The bottom of your feet is the safest place to apply essential oils topically. You can always test how you react to an essential oil by putting a drop on the underside of your arm.

It’s important to know where you should and should not apply oils to your body. You should not apply oils on sensitive parts of the body such as your ears, nose, eyes, and other places where the skin is sensitive. 

Learn How to Safely Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are very potent and should be handled with care. Dive deeper into learning how to safely use Sorce oils.

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Our Favorite Essential Oils

When you first dive into the world of essential oils you may feel a bit like a kid in a candy shop! As awesome as this is it can also be overwhelming. With such a wide variety of oils to choose from it can be difficult to make your initial decision about which oil to buy. We think the best oils for beginners are the oils with the most benefits and widest application. Bring the benefits of Sorce to every area of your home and life.


Lavender essential oil is easily one of the most popular oils. It’s very gentle and can be used in a wide variety of ways such as curating a calm atmosphere, de-stressing throughout the day, in a relaxing bath, or getting a better nights sleep. 

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The tang of lemon essential oil will brighten up your day. Diffuse it to create a summertime aroma, use it to rub off sticky adhesive, or promote glowing skin by adding it to a nighttime skincare routine. 

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Chamomile essential oil is coveted worldwide for its calming effects. Its gentle essence is the perfect tool for balancing emotions and soothing the skin.

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Palo Santo

Palo Santo is coveted as a holy wood. Its use is deeply rooted in shamanism in South America. Use this oil to invite in good energy.

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Eucalyptus Globulus

This is the most potent variety of all Eucalyptus oils. Its potent aroma is perfect for relieving congestion when used in a diffuser or as a chest rub.

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Sage essential oil has a bodacious herbal aroma. The perfect oil to help you feel clear, connected, and uplifted. Sage is said to cleanse your aura and space of any unwanted energies.

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Frankincense is a great essential oil for introspection. It’s wonderful to use when praying or meditating. In many cultures, it’s regarded as a sacred oil.

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Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon Bark essential oil has a spicy aroma that's perfect to diffuse to create a warm, welcoming environment. It's Christmas time at grandma's in a bottle.

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Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange essential oil has a sweet aroma that invites a sense of well-being. Diffuse to create an uplifted atmosphere. Mix it into a linen spray to give your laundry some citrus-scented goodness. 

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Rose essential oil is one of the highest-vibrating essential oils. Nothing provides an energetic upgrade quite like this. Use this oil to enhance a night of romance.

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