What are essential oils? Have you ever enjoyed the fresh scent of a orange being peeled? Or relaxed in a lavender-scented spa? If yes, then what you experienced was the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in various parts of plants including the seeds, stems, roots, flowers, and bark.
Just like an orange gives our bodies nutrients (such as vitamin C) or cinnamon aids our immune system, essential oils also offer a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. Because essential oils are the natural oil of each plant, root, etc, we receive the benefits of that plant on a magnified level. The oils of the plants are distilled into oils.
Not all oils are created equally
You and your family deserve the best! However, not every oil on the market is the same. Essential oils can be compromised through adulteration, poor quality plants, or a chemical distillation (instead of steam.) Compromised oils can actually cause more harm than good. If you are putting products on your skin or IN your body - never settle for less than the best.
doTerra's essential oils are 100% pure and Pure Certified Therapeutic Grade, which means quality is never compromised. This level of quality increases both the effectiveness and potency of the oils. The benefits of a quality essential oil are worth their weight in gold. The key benefits of essential oils include:
*Support and balance hormones
*Ease feelings of depression and anxiety
*Support your children’s health and wellness (and yours too!)
*Boost metabolism and curb snacking
*Make homemade health, beauty, and cleaning products
*Aid with weight loss and appetite
How do you use essential oils? Essential oils are extremely versatile and useful. They are broken down into three ways use them: 1. Topical: Applied to the skin 2. Diffuse: Put into a diffuser to benefit from aromatherapy 3. Ingest: Taken internally (Be very careful when doing this - not all oils are safe to ingest)
Once you dive more into each category, you'll soon discover the countless ways to enjoy essential oils in house.
Topical: Create a variety of non-toxic products such as lotions, face masks, anti-aging creams, soothing balms Diffuse: Create fun combinations, try out soothing blends, or purify your house from stinky smells. Ingest: Try peppermint for an upset stomach, cook with oregano oil, or boost your immunity with OnGuard.
Safety Tips Essentials oils are natural and they are extremely potent - but just because something is natural doesn't mean should eat it! Be careful when ingesting oils, always measure the correct amount of drops. Additionally, some oils like peppermint and oregano are "hot" oils,which means that can irritate the skin if they are put directly on the skin; in these cases mix the oils with a carrier oil such as almond oil or coconut oil.
I am not a doctor or medical professional. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your specific health conditions and the use of essential oils.
Curious how essential oils can improve your life?
Let's connect! If you are interested in how essential oils can help you meet your health goals, set up an appointment with me! We can talk about your specific health goals, and I can share a little bit about essential oils. Alternatively, you can attend an upcoming online class. Email us for the next class date. In this 30 minute class, I will explore the basics of essentials oils. You are not obligated to purchase anything - come to learn! If you decide to purchase, I can help you order.