Plants contain compounds within the roots, flowers, seeds, and bark that can't be seen with the naked eye. These compounds, known as essential oils, are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in pollination.
THE HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
While some view essential oils as a new trend, the use of plant extracts and plant-based products is deeply rooted in traditions of the past. Ancient civilizations used plants for aromatherapy, personal care, health practices, beauty treatments, and food preparations.
ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY
Through a global botanical network, doTERRA ensures that only the best seeds, soil, equipment, and growing conditions are used in the oil production process. Partnering with growers and distillers who have a deep understanding of native plants, local climate, weather patterns, harvesting, and distillation temperatures, times, and pressures, allows doTERRA to produce pure, potent, and precious essential oils.
In addition to the care taken during harvesting and distillation, doTERRA sends each batch of essential oil to state-of-the-art labs to be tested. To guarantee the highest level of quality, doTERRA has created teh CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade testing process. With rigorous criteria, this standard certifies that doTERRA oils do not contain added fillers or harmful contaminants, but are pure, potent, quality essential oils.
Where to Begin
My TOP 5 oils I recommend to start with.
A must-have oil to keep on hand because of its versatility. It's calming and relaxing that it promotes peaceful sleep and eases feelings of tension.
doTERRA BREATHE (Respiratory Blend)
Refreshing aroma that is used to create feelings of clear airways and easy breathing, while helping to minize the effects of seasonal threats.
Love this for its energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body. It's also a great natural detoxification when added to your drinking water.
MELALEUCA (Tea Tree)
This is best known for its purifying qualities, which makes it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function.
The high menthol content in doTERRA's Peppermint sets it apart from other peppermints out there. It's used for oral hygiene, alleviating stomach upset, and promotes healthy respiratory function.
Essential Oil Use
Use your favorite oil in a diffuser
Rub 2-3 drops between your palms and inhale
Place 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and place in areas that need a refresh
Apply 1-2 drops to the bottom of feet
Dilute with carrier oil and use in an aromatherapy massage
Apply to target areas to soothe discomfort
Place 1-2 drops in a vegetable capsule and swallow with water
Add 1-2 drops to water, juice or tea
Add (to tastes) to flavor meals or dessert