What is an Essential Oil...
Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds – which is a fancy way of saying:
tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes.
doTERRA Essential Oils are extracted directly from natively thriving plants all around the globe.
Each of these essential oils are made up of components extracted from particular parts of their plant, possibly being; the root, the bark, the leaf, stem, fruit or even the beautiful flower.
I like to think of Essential Oils as that plants Immune System.
It is common sense for us humans to reach for specific plants to ease ailments, settle symptoms and enhance our overall wellbeing. These plants don't have bricks and mortar to protect themselves from harmful threats and parasites, ward off pests and heal from injury and infection, so they rely purely on their own compounds to protect and uplift. These compounds of the flowers, leaves, bark, resin and rind of the plant play a crucial role in its longevity and resilience.
Much the way we benefit when using them for ourselves.
It’s easy to see why extracting these compounds and bringing them into our lives can benefit us in a similar way that they do to the plant.
But – it’s critical that you’re brutally selective with what essential oils you choose to use.
I have chosen to align myself with doTERRA essential oils – both professionally and enthusiastically as a consumer – because of their purity, and the outstanding lengths they go to, to achieve this purity that gives us the safest, most effective and highest quality essential oils on the planet.
doTERRA Essential Oils are the purest oils you will find in the world, sourced from plants that are natively grown and harvested in their natural habitat, as this is how they thrive at their best and how we know we are getting the very, very best essential oil.
doTERRA Lemon essential oil is sourced from the rind of the incredible Sicilian Lemons
Peppermint from Washington USA
Frankincense from Somalia in the African desert
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar
Wintergreen and Spikenard from the mountains of Nepal (tears wash down my face almost every time I think of this!)
and Tea Tree & Eucalyptus right here from our amazing Australia.
It’s important to note that these oils contain no herbicides, pesticides, weeds or fillers… just pure magnificence from Mother Nature, captured in a sweet little amber bottle, wrapped in a doTERRA label. And, if ever testing doesn’t meet their strict standards, quite simply, that oil will be taken off the market.
I don't know about you, but that gives me a lot of confidence in their integrity.
Organic is now more then ever at the forefront of our minds and has never been more important.
As mindful consumers, we are striving to select products that are safe, effective and as affordable as possible; products that are kind to Mama Earth as well as to our precious bodies. We want to know that what we’re lathering on topically, what we’re ingesting and indeed what we’re breathing in from our air is as harmful and natural as possible. We know, now more than ever before, the importance of quality. And I hope you agree!
But why doTERRA?
While the temptation for a company as large as doTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils; doTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers—many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. doTERRA recruits their expertise into a Global Botanical Network and, in so doing, responsibly supports thousands of jobs around the world.
Every single doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol.
Every single oil undergoes multiple testing to insist the presence of desired therapeutic qualities, as well as third party testing that guarantees the absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms and this level of purity of oils ensures no negative side effects or drug interactions.
doTERRA are working directly with the communities as part of their Co-Impact sourcing to gift and support these farmers by giving back to them and the people of their countries, what they may not have had the opportunity too ever before!
When doTERRA looks for sourcing partnerships, they deliberately choose locations where they can improve the individual, social, economic, and environmental well-being, while producing the highest quality essential oils.
They work to organize growers into cooperatives, creating jobs and improving income.
How special is that?
When they aren't doing the harvesting, they are empowering growers, families and communities in impoverished nations, forever more.
Not only are doTERRA providing fresh clean drinking water to those that go days without it - they are building shelters for the women working on providing these oils (like the Frankincense resin) and schools for those kids that have not had this opportunity before.
They are rebuilding communities in Nepal after the earthquakes and giving these people their lives back, tenfold.
They are saving young girls from slavery and sex-trafficking!!!
And ensuring they are safe and empowered during their menstruation period instead of being shunned or considered dirty by their surrounding community.
The list goes on.
Essential oils are some of natures purest and most effective medicines.
Think of it this way,
when we aren't well we know to turn to that big juicy organic orange for its vitamin c,
or to some garlic to enhance the immune system breakdown
or to the twigs of oregano to add to every dish to fight that cold away.
What is the first thing to come to mind when you need to relax and calm that nervous system while in overdrive?
For me, Lavender.
The oils are used for exactly this, yet in an even more powerful form.
doTERRA Essential Oils are 50-70x more powerful then herbs - which shows how much power they have to them.
You may be familiar with cleansing the liver and kick-starting the metabolism, we can call on trusty lemons?
Simply dropping one drop of lemon essential oil into warm water each morning can do this!
In only one bottle of doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil, you are benefiting from the rind of approximately 50 Sicilian lemons - WOW, right?!
Or when we have an upset tummy, or eaten too much at family dinner.. what do we like to turn too?
A nice warm cup of peppermint tea!
Just one drop of doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil is equivalent to 28 CUPS of peppermint tea!!
I know, incredible isn't it!!!
Essential Oils don't replace traditional medication, however they provide a natural alternative to commonly used medicine.
I know that choosing to use essential oils, they will provide me with;
▷ 100's of natural compounds that have many health and healing properties
▷ The ability to treat a problem, rather then masking the symptom's with a band-aid
▷ No side effects vs known or unknown side effects and possible addictions
▷ Safe for the WHOLE family and household
Plants not only support the immunity of our bodies, but have many useful benefits for the whole household.
Plants produce the essential oils that fight household threats such as mold, fungus, airborne viruses and all building bacteria's.
Essential oils penetrate the cell membrane and eliminate these threats.
In whole, they help you take control of your health, naturally.
These pure essential oils have assisted me through some of my hardest times.
From feeling so lost within my self and this world,
to combating hard family ties,
grief of loosing some of our most loved,
as well as supporting me through the roller coaster of emotions of wedding planning and getting down the aisle in one PEACE.
Most recently, they have made a magical impact within my journey of self development, allowing me to connect to my feminine,
combat feelings of stress and anxiety and bring an ease to honoring my body in a loving way.
I have witnessed first hand them support women around me through breakups, self-doubt and connecting with their inner divine,
as well as supporting US to connect together as one sacred sisterhood.
These beautiful oils act truly on another level of support.
Essential Oils will connect you with your heart, your soul and mother nature.
Mother Nature provides us with the resources to heal our bodies and our minds naturally.
Plants have the ability to improve and maintain our good health and well-being without the use of harmful chemicals,
making it friendly to use on our bodies and in our environments.
These oils will awaken you to your inward journey like nothing else.
They support and encourage our alignment and radiance on all levels – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and energetically
Assisting us through the 5 stages of healing;
▷ Healing the physical body
▷ Healing the heart
▷ Releasing limiting beliefs
▷ Increasing awareness and spiritual connection
▷ Inspiring us to fulfill our life’s purpose.
It’s a no-brainer that these powerful Mother Earth miracles are here to support you on your transformation journey and it’s an absolute honour to be able to connect you with them now and forever.
Allow them to support you on your journey of growth and self development, while also assisting you to combat your mood management, immune boosting, hormone balancing and above all; chemical detox.
I can promise, you won't look back.
the greatest medicine is how to teach people not to need it.
How can Essential Oils be used?
essential oils create signals that cause the brain to release neaurotransmitters, like serotonin; which link our nervous system and other body systems to provide feelings of calming & relief.
Aromatically – Aromatically allowing your oils to benefit you can be done in a variety of different ways including diffusing, directly inhaling, or add to hot water bath to experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils throughout your whole body.
Topically – It is highly recommended that essential oils be diluted with a carrier oil before being placed onto the skin. This not only allows the oil to be carried into the skin further and quicker, but allows less to be used over a wider use. Topically can include an aromatic massage, adding to the soles of your feet to increase your immunity or onto your temples to relieve your head tension.
Internally – Some doTERRA Essential Oils may be taken internally, within cooking, in beverages, or in vegie capsules plus more.
*Oils not to be taken internally are listed clearly on their label or some sealed with childproof caps.