How Do I Use Essential Oils In Michigan?

If you’re a beginner to essential oils, in Michigan there are three primary ways essential oils enter the body: applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. When choosing the right method to use essential oils, always keep in mind the desired result you are wanting and then determine the best application for use.

Essential oils can enter the body by being applied to the skin. This method can vary from using a compress, gargling, bath or even massage. It requires several drops of essential oils to be used topically in some manner. It is important to note that most essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.

Inhalation methods vary from steam, spray, dry evaporation, or diffusion. While people inhale and diffuse essential oils for a variety of reasons, it has been shown that inhalation is most effective and best suited to treat a variety of respiratory complaints. Using an atomizing essential oil diffuser is the most highly recommended inhalation method.

Although, ingestion of essential oils has had much controversy in Michigan, I suggest you do the proper research yourself and use safe practices. Cases of death, organ failure and hospitalization in the history of aromatherapy have been caused by ingesting essential oils. Therefore, ask the right people the right question. Is it safe?

Michigan, Michigan Conservation Officers with the Department of Natural Resources are urging motorists to use caution and remember safety when stopping along Upper Peninsula roadways to view and photograph moose or other wildlife. In recent weeks, for example, moose have been seen with regularity along a section of U.S. 41 west between Ishpeming and Humboldt in western Marquette County.

“In many cases, motorists stopping along the Michigan highway to take pictures of these moose have created traffic hazards and unsafe conditions for pedestrians,” said DNR conservation officer Mark Leadman. “These dangerous actions could cause serious injuries or fatalities.”

Michigan conservation officers and police have observed motorists opening doors into traffic, stopping in traffic lanes, making illegal U-turns, not slowing down in areas congested with parked vehicles and pedestrians. Pedestrians have also walked or run across traffic lanes with vehicles present or stood focused on moose, not paying attention to passing traffic close behind them.

“Those stopping to look at or take pictures of moose need to be mindful of their surroundings and think defensively while they are in and out of their vehicles,” said Lt. Pete Wright, a DNR district law supervisor.

Moose have been seen along several highways in the U.P. including M-95 and M-28. The DNR Law Enforcement Division has offered some safety tips:

  • When you notice vehicles stopped to view wildlife, slow down when passing through the area.
  • Do not stop in the traffic lanes to take pictures or watch moose.
  • When pulling over to view or photograph a moose, pull all the way off the roadway onto the shoulder of the road, to the right of the fog strip.
  • Do not open car doors without looking for traffic.
  • Do not walk or run out into traffic.
  • Do not make U-turns or other illegal traffic maneuvers.
  • Be aware of moving traffic and other Michigan pedestrians.
  • Do not approach moose, view or photograph from a distance.
  • When pulling back into traffic, watch for vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Drive slowly away from the Michigan area when leaving.


“Seeing a moose can be a very exciting Michigan Upper Peninsula experience, especially if it’s the first time,” said DNR deputy public information office John Pepin. “Many people want to capture those moments with a photo or video, but in doing so wildlife watchers need to remain safety conscious.”


Michigan, Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes and midwestern regions of the United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". [b] Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area (the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River).[c] Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit.

Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.

What is now Michigan was first settled by various Native American tribes before being colonized by French explorers in the 17th century and becoming a part of New France. After the defeat of France in the French and Indian War in 1762 the region came under British rule, and was finally ceded to the newly independent United States after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was organized as part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Eventually, in 1805, the Michigan Territory was formed, which lasted until it was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state. The state of Michigan soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination.



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