What Are Essential Oils?

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Questions that I receive on a rather weekly basis:

Why are you promoting oils?

What are the benefits of oils?

How does each oil work?

Even though some people may view oils as a new trend, history shows that ancient civilizations used plants for things such as aromatherapy, personal care, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments, and food preparation. Why would they not be of use today?

A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.

Simply put- Essential Oils are naturally occurring in a plant’s natural defense mechanism.

Research was released last year that proved essential oils react on a molecular level. Read more about that here. Now that we know essential oils can actually alter your cells, using a quality essential oil means that you can in fact use it as a more holistic approach to health and healing. Much like how much diet and exercise can impact your health, so can essential oils without the harmful side effects of prescription or over-the-counter medications.

There are 3 ways you can use essential oils:

  • Aromatically (smell)
  • Topically (creams, lotions, salves)
  • Internally (cooking, capsules, digestion)

Different ailments call for different protocols. With the rise of over-medicating our society and treating symptoms rather than the whole person, a more natural approach to health has shown to have a great impact in our overall well being. I don’t know about you, but I want to live my BEST life at my FULLEST capacity. In our family we tend to lean on more holistic remedies before seeking medical attention when we can.

I am a wellness advocate with dōTERRA and my husband and I receive compensation and bonuses from dōTERRA. Interested in learning how essential oils can financially help you and your family? Contact me here

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