What are Essential Oils?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. An essential oil is extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, bark, fruit, resins, seeds, needles, or twigs of a plant or tree. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
Why dōTerra?For my family, I use only the very best. dōTerra essential oils are 100% pure, no fillers, no chemicals, no hidden ingredients. When you choose dōTerra, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each dōTerra essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTerra essential oils.
doTERRA is committed to sourcing the best oils in the world, direct from the grower, through ethical sourcing practices and places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers. Our oils are unique and unrivaled. Each batch of doTERRA essential oil undergoes seven different testing proceduresby a third-party laboratory, and surpasses USDA organic standards. You can even see the GC/MS reports for your bottle by typing in the code from the bottom here.
doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s oil production and making sure they are treated ethically.
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3 Ways to Use Essential Oils
The sense of smell is a way that oils can be used to bring on powerful physiological, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are all found to have different effects on us. Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming, balancing and grounding. Diffusion through a diffuser that uses cold air or water, is the easiest and most popular way of using essential oils aromatically.
Aromatic Usage Suggestions
*Diffuse a few drops in the morning, throughout the day, or right before going to bed
*Place a drop in your palm, rub the palms together, and inhale
*Drip 2–3 drops onto the floor of the hot shower, away from the water path, and breathe in
*Use in household surface cleaners
*Add a couple of drops to pillows and bed linens.
*Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
*Use a USB car diffuser. My favorite car diffuser pictured below, is available HERE
*Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
*Add oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets
Topical application of essential oils is the second most popular way to use oils. Although essential oils are readily absorbed through the skin, there are many ways to increase absorption. To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to always use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or almond oil) to dilute more potent essential oils and when trying an essential oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil. You can also use 5-10 drops of your preferred essential oil, in a 10ml roller bottle, topped off with your carrier oil, and applied to the needed area.
Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils
* Arms, legs, bottom of feet
* Face (useful for helping with complexion and beautifying the skin)
* Forehead, neck, and temples (a target area for dealing with feelings of tension)
* Roof of the mouth (for help with balancing emotions and your mood)
* Base of the skull (an external option for emotional and mood support)
* Abdomen (to apply over major digestive organs)
* Chest (a good area to apply for feelings of clear breathing)
* The soles of the feet (to limit sensitivity, soothe the feet, or for massage. Massaging the feet can stimulate nerve endings and generate whole-body benefits.)
Essential oils are already a normal part of our diet and the human body is well equipped to safely metabolize essential oils.
Effective Ways to Use Oils Internally:
*Take essential oils internally by putting a few drops in a Veggie Capsule and swallowing it whole, with water
*Use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices
*Add a dropper top to your frankincense oil, or other oils that you take internally. A dropper top will make getting that drop of oil out easy.
*Remember that essential oils are much more potent than dried or fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount
*For more potent oils, it may be better to administer them by toothpicks (dip the end of a clean toothpick into the oil and then add to the food) rather than drops
*Add essential oils to water, smoothies, milk, tea, or other drinks
*Add to a small amount of applesauce or yogurt