Essential Oils

What Are Essential Oils?

 

Essential oils are natural extracts from the seeds, stems, roots, flowers, bark and other parts of plants. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in pollination. Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluable, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. 

 

Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp to the touch and are immediately absorbed into the skin. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifuly fragrant to people, essential oils have been used through out history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trend toward approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essentail oil health applications.

 

doTERRA  CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest, purest and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully 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. Experienced essential  oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective, therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.

 

USES

Aromatic Uses:

  • Essential oils can be used diffused to stimulate or calm the mind. 

  • Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing oils can purify the air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens. 

  • Essential oils can be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners through out the home.

 

Topical Uses: 

  • Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. 

  • They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy.

  • They are also natural disinfectants. 

  • The chemical structure of essentail oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit through out the body.

 

Internal Uses: 

  • Essential oils can be used as dietary supplements supporting a varietly of health conditions. 

  • Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others support healthy inflammatory response in cells.

  • Many but not all are generally regarded safe for for dietary use. 

  • Do not use any essential oils internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on the label.

For More Information:

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