I’m often asked about my use of essential oils. What are they? What brand do you prefer? How do I use them? Before I answer those questions, let me first tell you WHY I use essential oils: because THEY WORK! My son and I have experienced severe seasonal allergy for years. Prior to trying essential oils we experimented with almost every OTC and prescription out there. The results were marginal and the side effects were horrible! Who wants to stay medicated for nine months out of the year? Who wants to decide what’s worse, the allergies or the side effects? Who wants all those unnessary chemicals? NOT US!
From the first day we tried them, we were hooked! We were so successful that we tried essential oils for other things. We have used them for allergies, itchies, ouchies, grouchies, relaxation, muscle sprains, bruises, tummy yuckies, colds, headaches, migraines, edema, ear aches, infection, gout… I could go on and on. (Really. I could. All day. For real.) I was so pleased that I became a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA.®
So… now you know why I love, love, love, using essential oils. Let’s go further answering the what, why, and how of using them.
What are essential oils?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.
Why dōTERRA® ?
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.
How do I use them?
Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:
Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.
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The informational section of this post and photos are attributed to dōTERRA International, 2014.