The Essential Oil Novice Guide

ESSENTIAL OILS

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.


LAVENDER

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.


WILD ORANGE

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.


PEPPERMINT

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



AROMATICALLY

  • 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




TOPICALLY

  • 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




INTERNALLY

  • 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

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