Essential Oils are very complementary to a holistic approach to health. You can find oils to support just about anything health related.
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. (source: doTERRA website: Essential Oils 101)
I heard about Essential Oils several years ago when I was looking into natural ways to improve my health. I didn’t know much about them and I just used a few for their scent when I made my own deodorant (this felt like a very hippie thing to do at the time, but I had learned about all the toxins in regular deodorants and wanted remove those toxins from my beauty products. Now I just see it as a natural, healthy alternative to mainstream products). To be honest, I felt a bit skeptical about the health benefits of essential oils and only thought they were good as a natural perfume. Over the last several months I have delved deeper into the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and have had several first hand experiences where essential oils made a significant positive impact on mine, my family’s and my clients health and well being. I have actually been blown away by how well the doTERRA essential oils work.
You can use essential oils 3 ways:
1. Aromatically: through diffusing
2. Topically: can be applied to skin directly or diluted with a carrier oil
3. Internally: certain oils can be used for dietary supplements
It is important to be sure the oils being used are of the highest quality and potency. That is why I only recommend doTERRA brand essential oils. They go to great lengths to ensure the quality, potency, and sourcing of the oils are the best possible. For more information about doTERRA sourcing and quality assurance, click here.
There are several oils that I use for myself and my family every day: Immune support blend of On Guard and Frankincense; Sleep blend for daughters: Serenity, juniper berry and roman chamomile; Fertility Blend for myself to help balance hormones: Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fennel; Lavender, Peppermint, On Guard, Deep Blue, Frankincense. There are also oils I have on hand for various health needs such as illness, nausea, digestive issues, illness, sore muscles or injury, mood enhancement and more.
For more information about doTERRA Essential Oils and other Wellness products, click here. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss how essential oils can help your specific health needs, please contact me.