What are essential oils?
Essential oils are naturally occurring, aromatic compounds are found in
the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils
protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.
Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date.
The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil
are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.
Essential oils are are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly
from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature.
Essential oils have also long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment,
and health-care practices. They are used for a wide range of
emotional and physical wellness applications.
Who can use essential oils?
All persons, young and old, can safely use essential oils.
Check for skin sensitivities on a small patch of skin before using any oil topically on a regular basis.
Note of caution: Women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should NOT
use oils during their first trimester. Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary and
Clary Sage can cause contractions. Please refer to the list below:
Essential oils safe for pregnancy (second and third trimesters)
Bergamot, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon,
Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose Otto, Rosewood,
Sandalwood, Sweet orange, Tea tree, Ylang ylang
Essential oils to avoid in pregnancy
Arnica, Basil, Birch (sweet), Bitter almond, Boldo leaf, Broom, Buchu, Calamus, Camphor (brown or yellow), Cassia, Cedarwood/thuja, Chervil, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove (bud, leaf or stem), Coriander, Costus, Deertongue, Elecampane, Fennel, Horseradish, Hyssop, Jaborandi leaf, Juniper berry, Melilotus,
Mugwort - Mustard, Nutmeg, Origanum, Parsley (large doses), Pennyroyal, Pine (dwarf),
Rosemary, Rue, Sassafras, Savin - Savory (summer), Tansy, Thyme red (large doses),
Tonka, Wintergreen, Wormwood
How do you use essential oils?
Smelling essential oils can produce amazing physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. They are absorbed by your smell receptors, and are linked to the limbic system by the olfactory nerve.
The limbic system supports a variety of functions including
smell, emotions, behavior, and memory.
Essential oils have many different effects: uplifting, invigorating, calming, etc.
Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically.
Using essential oils aromatically doesn't require any special devices.
You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil
in the palm of your hand and breathing it in deeply.
Other aromatic ways to use essential oils:
1. Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
2. Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
3. Use in household cleaners
Essential oils easily penetrate the skin. Also, lightly massaging increases the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier 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. A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed.
Where to apply: Neck, Forehead and temples, Chest and abdomen, Arms, legs, bottom of feet
1. Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water,
adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
2. Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin
3. Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
Don't apply oils here: Skin around the eyes, eyes and inner ears;
broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin
Many essential oils have been used in cooking for a long time, and can be used as dietary
supplements to aid in many health conditions. Some examples: cinnamon on oatmeal,
peppermint tea, or fresh basil leaves on your spaghetti.
Concentrated essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for targeted and potent health benefits. 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.
Each oil has a unique set of biochemical properties that react with cells and organs in different ways. Although these mechanisms of action are not completely understood, the positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils.
Proper dosing according to labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines
should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity.
Effective Methods of Internal Application
1. Use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices;
remember that essential oils are much more potent than dried or
fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount.
2. Add essential oils to water, smoothies, milk, tea, or other drinks
3. Take essential oils internally in a veggie capsule.
Who am I?
Hi! I'm so happy you're here!
WHO AM I?
I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate! What does that mean?
I strive to introduce people just like you into the amazing world of essential oils. I'm an educator and an advocate for the natural, holistic healing that IS essential oils.
I'm also a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach specializing in weight loss and stress reduction.
I became interested in essential oils. I was skeptical, just as you may be now. I ended up in contact with another health coaching friend who sent me my first samples. I couldn't believe the difference in aroma and benefits that doTERRA essential oils give you to what you might find in a box store.
Since becoming an advocate, I've fallen in love with doTERRA's hair care products (bye-bye frizzy hair!), skin care products (hello clear skin!), and doTERRA Serenity blend (hello restful sleep!). Are you ready to see how doTERRA can make your life better? I'm ready to show you how! Fill out the form below and let's give you a proper introduction to essential oils!
Where can I get essential oils?
Online at Retail Prices
Visit doTERRA online to place your order.
Through Amber (Wellness Advocate) at Whole Sale Prices
Schedule an appointment or schedule a doTERRA party.
Amber will host a party to introduce you, your friends, and your family essential
oils, safe usage, and choosing the right ones for your individual needs.