Now, just because you recognise the names of these essential oils doesn’t mean you should be using them in place of their counterparts! For example, eating an orange will always be better for you than ingesting orange essential oil.
Why? Because the concentration of essential oils is SO HIGH that even 3 drops can cause long-term irreparable damage to your oesophagus (no matter what big MLM companies tell you – I’m telling you this as a certified aromatherapist. We don’t subscribe to ingesting essential oils. Nor do doctors or dieticians. There’s a reason for it).
However, what you CAN do is add 3 drops of any of these oils to a room diffuser, in a bath, or over a steam bowl for you to breath in. OR, you can mix a few drops into an oil like coconut oil and rub it into your skin (this is the most effective method for absorbing essential oils as they go directly into your bloodstream and straight to work).
If you don’t have these essential oils to hand, don’t worry. Eating their food counterparts will be just as good for you and your immune system in the long run! It will just take slightly longer to move through your digestion system and into your bloodstream than using essential oils on the skin.
But every little bit helps!