What are Essential Oils?

If the first thing you think of when you hear Essential Oils, is a hippie looking lady dancing around burning incense, then you’re probably not alone. Truth is, Essential Oils are probably around you right now. The flowers, the herbs, the trees all around you contain what become Essential Oils.

Essential Oils are the compounds found within the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells. Essential oils are the way plants protect themselves and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends.

doTERRA Essential Oils are of the highest quality and sourced all around the world using ethical practises. The Essential Oils are extracted either through low heat steam distillation or expression (cold pressing). This ensures the highest quality of oils that are safe to use for the whole family.

How Can You Use Essential Oils?

DoTERRA Essential Oils can be used aromatically, internally or topically.

Aromatically

Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. However, using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices.

You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.

Topically 

Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.

Internally 

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are then excreted.

Read more on how to use Essential Oils here https://www.doterra.com/US/en/using-essential-oils

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