Essential Oils 101

Are you open to learning about natural healthcare and wellness with essential oils? Excellent! You’ve come to the right website, and I will be sharing what I’ve learned over the last 4 years using dōTERRA Essential Oils.

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils are volatile aromatic liquids, produced by low-heat distillation from the flowers, fruit, leaves, stems, bark, sap or roots of the plants, or are cold-pressed from the rinds, as in the case of citrus oils. These oils are the plant’s natural defense mechanism and protection against predators such as bugs, mold or bacteria. They are very beneficial to humans and animals, as they are basically plant remedies that our bodies can assimilate and use at a cellular level. 

The oils are very powerful, as they are concentrated, and depending on the plant, are 50-70 times more powerful than the live or dried plant, as in the case of herbs. When using oils, a drop is a ‘dose’, so it’s best to start small, and use a little more if needed.

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HOW DO YOU USE ESSENTIAL OILS?

3 ways you can use dōTERRA Essential Oils:

  • Aromatically
  • Topically
  • Internally 

The oils can be used aromatically, as in aromatherapy, and used in an ultrasonic diffuser, or inhaled straight from the bottle. Another easy way is to put a drop or two into your hands, rub them together, then cup your hands over your nose and mouth, and take in 3 or more deep breaths. 

They can be applied to the skin topically, either ‘neat’ which means straight out of the bottle without dilution, or they can be diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, etc. 

Using oils internally should only be done with dōTERRA oils, as many of the oils sold in stores are 100% pure SYNTHETIC oils, or have only a very small amount of pure oil mixed with carrier oils or solvents, and are not the real deal. Any of dōTERRA’s oils that have the Supplement Facts label means they are safe for internal consumption. This is unique to dōTERRA only, so please read the labels. The oils that can be used internally are basically food, so they must be labeled as such by the powers that be. 

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More to come soon!

 

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