A few years ago I talked about how doTERRA’s essential oils should not be heated up because of the damage it could do to the chemical constituents in the oils. When you use a microwave, or put the oil bottles under flowing hot water, this will compromise the oils in several ways and you won’t benefit from the oils because they will be damaged. Even if you leave them in the sun, store them in a windowsill, carry them in your car during hot weather, or store them in a hot area, the oils will not be beneficial in the ways they can be. Some of our essential oils are thicker than most, like Myrrh and Vetiver, but you can easily warm them up gently and safely by holding the oil bottles in your hand and closing it into a fist. After about one minute the oil should start to flow easily, allowing you to use it however you need it. ~ Another thing I wanted to talk about was how some of our oils are considered ‘Hot Oils’, like Oregano, Cinnamon, Clove, Thyme, Cassia, and Black Pepper. When you use these oils topically we recommend that you dilute the oils with a carrier oil like our Fractionated Coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil that most people have in their home. Use equal amounts and apply as needed on the areas in need of support. And if you are cooking with these oils you will only need a little bit so be aware of the amounts being added. I suggest dipping a toothpick right in the bottle of Oregano oil and then stirring it in your sauce of choice, or putting a drop of any of these oils in a spoon and then using what you need before hoping that more than one drop doesn’t come out when pouring into the recipe ingredients. A little goes a long way so be careful so you don’t ruin the flavor of your meal! ~ Any questions or comments? Send them into me today!
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