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Essential Oils & How To Use Them

Why You Need Essential Oils

& how to start using them

Essential oils are extracted from flowers, fruit, bark, and a number of different plants and have become popular over the last several years in this country for their wide variety of applications. To be sure, these have been used for thousands of years to improve health and wellness all over the globe. At Well Theory, we incorporate essential oils into our products to tap into their natural healing and mood-boosting capabilities among other properties. Let’s take a look at how you can make essential oils a part of your daily routine as well as share a few of our personal recommendations to try.

Quality essential oils are typically used in three ways: apply them to the skin for topical benefits, dilute them with water or house them in capsules and ingest them (this must be done very carefully), or diffuse them in the home or on special jewelry for their aromatherapy qualities. In addition, specific oils can be used to create natural cleaning products, scent clothing in the dryer, and even make natural bug repellents. Nature has provided us an abundant source of material to improve our lives with plant-based essential oils.

Essential oils are readily available at common retailers from Target to Walmart and Hobby Lobby. Research your oils to make sure that you are finding the highest quality oil possible, especially if you intend on ingesting them or putting them on your skin. The purity of the oils, the ingredients used, and lab testing should all be considered when choosing your oils. Well-known, trusted essential oil brands include Young Living, dōTerra, and Revive. Many traditional methods are valid ways to produce quality oils and are used in traditional medicine clinics or by physicians knowledgeable in the subject.

How To Use Essential Oils

safely & at home

When using essential oils, it is very important to follow their instructions for use. While some oils can be ingested, not all can be. In the same vein, some essential oils like Tea Tree oil can be applied directly to the skin while others can cause irritation if not diluted in a carrier oil. Consult with your personal physician before ingesting essential oils to ensure that these won’t interact with any current medications.

Read up on the specified applications for your chosen oils, and then enjoy their many benefits!

Essential oils are a fantastic way to naturally alleviate pain and promote health. These are a few of the oils that we incorporate into our pain relief cream and spray:

1. Bergamot Oil
Bergamot essential oil is utilized for its anti-anxiety and stress-relieving benefits. When applied to the skin, bergamot oil can alleviate joint pain, treat acne, and even help with skin infections due to its antibacterial capabilities.

2. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense essential oil is a fantastic anti-inflammatory. Dilute in a carrier oil and massage into stiff, inflamed, swollen joints or other painful areas to soothe them. Frankincense is also touted as being a go-to oil to hydrate dry skin, relieve emotional stress, even help get rid of razor burn.

3. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint essential oil provides cooling, calming properties when applied to the skin which helps to soothe sore muscles. This refreshing oil can also add a kick to toothpastes and mouth washes, calm an upset stomach or irritable bowel when properly ingested, and revitalize the mind when diffused around the home.

4. Wintergreen Oil
Wintergreen essential oil is another bright, refreshing scent that can be used in the home to invigorate your mind and mood. Apply to the skin to clear blemishes and calm muscle pain with its equally cooling and warming capabilities.

These are just four choices of essential oils, but the list of options can seem endless. If you are looking to incorporate essential oils into your day, make sure to do your research! Not all oils are created equal. Always follow the specified diluting instructions, and be cautious when diffusing around pets as some oils are toxic to animals. 

We also generally do not recommend use of essential oils for children or pregnant women. When properly used, essential oils can help you to live happier and healthier. Read up on the endless choices of oils, the brands available, and how you can use these oils to take advantage of their benefits.

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Well Theory: a Better Way to Wellness

natural botanicals + modern medical science

At Well Theory, we believe that pain relief and overall wellness doesn’t have to be fueled by heavy medicines. The body is naturally equipped to heal, and we can boost its capabilities with natural but powerful supplementation. By using the known benefits of certain essential oils alone or in specific combinations, our team has produced effective products with these plant-based wonders.

We formulate each of our products with essential oils and other pain-fighting, wellness-enhancing ingredients to quickly and easily provide you with relief. Whether you are looking for pain relief, emotional calmness, or overall wellness, we can supply you with the tools you need to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. Order Well Theory today!


Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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