what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the aromatic compounds extracted from plants through a distillation process in which the oil provides a natural health option to benefit our bodies.
Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Unfortunately, not all essential oils are created equal!
The truth about purity
There are so many options when it comes to Essential Oils. These days
you can buy oils pretty much anywhere.
You may think you are getting great oil as they may smell good, but the truth is you may not be getting the real deal and your health can suffer because of it.
Unfortunately the reality is that Essential Oils are not regulated so purity and quality are not always what they seem. It is important to know and trust where your oils come from.
You can buy essential oils with as little as 10% pure oil in it but labeling can say 100% pure. Currently the only requirement to say “100% pure oil” is that 10% of the bottle is true pure oil.
This means the other 90% is most likely fillers - rubbing alcohol, water, carrier oils and harmful additives. This is why you can go into a big bargain store and see all the oils marked the same price. Unfortunately you are getting a fraction of the health benefit and you could be potentially putting your health at risk with additives and synthetics.
How doterra is different.
doTERRA puts quality above anything else from the time the seed is planted to the time it arrives to your door.
Rather than using a middle man and not having a relationship with the farmers, doTERRA seeks out where each plant is grown indigenously and forms a partnership with the local farmers to grow, harvest and distill the plant for doTERRA specifically. All while paying them fair wages and taking care of their communities. We call this Co-Impact Sourcing.
Once they get their oil from the farmers, they then test each batch for 54 different purity/potency tests and also send each batch out to a 3rd party testing lab to ensure the final product is pure and has the highest therapeutic benefits for your overall wellness.
Our oils are certified to be free from herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and heavy metals and are safe for aromatic, topical AND internal use.
You can even search your own bottle to see what is in it and what the chemical makeup is!
How can you use essential oils?
doTERRA Essential oils can be used for a variety of health concerns.
Every oil has different properties and have a multitude of uses.
The 3 main ways to use essential oils from doTERRA(as we have our purity down pat) are:
Using essential oils can have great impact on your health.
From helping to boost your immune system to detoxing the cleaning supplies in your home, there are endless things that these beautiful little oils can do for us.
Some of my favourite things I have swapped out of my life since I became oily are:
Pure-fume: non toxic perfume to get rid of the hormone disrupting fragrances in traditional perfume
House hold cleaning: with all the chemicals in traditional cleaning supplies, it is one of the easiest things to swap out, and essential oils are more effective!
SkinCare: the amazing oils that help me with my skin care routine are a must have. I love how the oils help my skin and my complexion is better than ever!
These are just a few things that oils can do. As you journey into the oily life you will find they are versatile, potent and can be used for overall wellness to improve the quality of you and your families health.
“using essential oils to support myself and my small childrens health has been one of the best things I have done! I am so grateful that doterra gives us these options.”