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. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats 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.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
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:
Certain 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 of unwanted odors.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.
Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits
through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, and the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.
That is why you will want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You will want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity. What sets doTERRA essential oils apart from all other generic brands that you see in retail stores and online is that doTERRA essential oils are Certified Pure and Therapeutic Grade. They come in their purest forms without chemical fillers. This is also why doTERRA essential oils and products are marked at a higher price due to their 100% purity.
When you purchase generic essential oils at retail stores or online like Amazon or eBay, they may seem inexpensive. The reason is that up to 75% of all oils on the market today are adulterated. This means that they are either diluted or contaminated with synthetic materials. It’s important to understand that purity doesn’t guarantee safety or efficacy. I hear this question often about whether essential oils made with organic materials are better. There is no guarantee if the final product will remain pesticide free. Incorrect storage of essential oils can also destroy their potency and efficacy. It’s all about trust; trust the company that is providing you and your family with safe essential oils. I can honestly say that I trust doTERRA 100% and there is an array of education that you can receive from the company. I love how doTERRA is transparent about the sourcing and testing of each essential oils and products.