Lets Chat About Oils~
Have you heard bits and pieces of information about essential oils, but don't know where to start? Does figuring out what essential oils are all about and how to use them seem a little overwhelming? That was me! I felt the same way!! I had heard all of these amazing things about essential oils, but didn't know where to start or know anyone to walk me through it. That is why my goal is for no one else to feel that way! Don't worry, we got your back!
What Is An Essential Oil?
Essential Oils are naturally occurring, aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants (the plants immune system) and play a role in plant pollination. How cool that we can use those same properties that protect a plant to support our own immune systems? Essential oils also have a huge variety of uses including promoting clear airways, soothing skin irritations, soothing occasional muscle and joint discomfort, supporting healthy digestion and so much more.
We understand that there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to Essential Oils. So let me tell you why we choose doTERRA. We had a newborn in our home when we decided to jump into the essential oil world, so we knew that we had to choose the best essential oil company. After doing a lot of research, we quickly realized that doTERRA was the best option for us. There are 2 main reasons:
Purity: doTERRA has truly set a new standard in the essential oil industry. That standard is CPTG-Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Basically that means there are no pesticides used in the growing process, no chemicals, fillers or foreign contaminates. It also means that every single batch of oils is rigerously tested every step of the process to ensure doTERRA's standard is kept. You can learn more about doTERRA's testing and purity at Sourcetoyou.com.
Potency: doTERRA doesn't just choose any old plants from any location. doTERRA knows that location, soil, climate, rainfall, etc, plays a huge roll in the potency of the plants. So doTERRA goes all around the world to where each plant is indigenously located to get their oils. And when they get there, they find farmer from that location to partner with. Usually these farmers have been doing this for generations and doTERRA is committed to the beautiful partnership. Not only is doTERRA committed to changing lives of those using the oils, but also those producing the oils.
How To Use Essential Oils
Aromatically: One of the easiest ways to use essential oils is aromatically. And our favorite way to use oils aromatically is to diffuse them! We just drop 4-6 drops of essential oil into a diffuser filled with water. Some of the benefits of diffusing essential oils are:
Relax or stimulate your mood
Support your airways
Cleanse the air
Naturally support a restful night’s sleep
Don't have a diffuser yet? Don't worry there are other ways you can get aromatic benefits.
Open the bottle and take a deep breath
You can put a drop or two of essential oil in your palms, rub your hands together and cup them over your face, inhaling deeply a few times.
Mix oil with water in a spray bottle and mist over carpet, furniture, or other linens in the home
Apply oil to a cotton ball or clothes pin and place in the air vents of your vehicle
Drip two to three drops of oil on the walls during a hot shower (great for times of congestion)
Topically: Applying essential oils topically just means putting them onto the skin. We love this method of application, especially for kiddos. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin and are absorbed quickly. They enter the bloodstream in less than a minute! Essential oils are highly volatile, meaning they evaporate very easily. So when using oils topically we like to apply them with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) because that will help with absorption as well as any skin sensitivities, especially for little ones. This will also help your oils go further, and who doesn't like a little more bank for your buck?
For full body results we like to apply essential oils to the bottom of the feet and the spine. But you can also apply oils locally to the area that needs extra support. For example the temples for head tension, muscles or occasional soreness, over the tummy for occasional digestive upset, or rub onto the chest to ease congestion.
There are a few places we should avoid with essential oils. Avoid the eyes, dropping down into the ear canal, and putting up the nose. Those places are just too sensitive for these powerful essential oils.
Internally: When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some essential oil compounds. When using essential oils any way, but especially internally, purity matters. That is why we only trust doTERRA essential oils.
Essential oil contributes many health benefits as well as flavoring and aroma properties to foods. When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for more 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.
We use essential oils internally 5 different ways.
One of our favorite ways to use essential oils is to add 2 drops of a citrus oil (Lemon, Wild Orange, Grapefruit) to our water for gentle detoxing benefits. It also adds flavor to our water without adding chemicals or sugars. Make sure if you do this that you only use glass or stainless steel containers. No plastic or other synthetic containers.
Some of our favorite benefits of using essential oils internally are to add flavor and fun to recipes, support the digestive system (this was huge for me), support the immune system, and to help to support a healthy inflammatory response to support your cells.
How To Get Started
We love to help everyone get started with essential oils, and we love for everyone to get the best prices too! You get the best prices with a Wholesale Membership. This is just like a Costco or Sam's Club membership, where when you have it, you get to shop at the wholesale prices for an entire year. The cost of a wholesale membership is just $35 and then you can customize your wholesale order.
Or for even deeper savings, you can get started with an enrollment kit. An enrollment kit also takes any of the guess work or overwhelm out of getting started with doTERRA. Some of the perks of getting started with a kit are that you get your wholesale membership included for Free and you are getting a great base of oils to start with in your home.
The last and biggest perk of getting started with your membership is that you get hooked into our amazing education and support. I will share more about that later.
Let me share with you a little but about each kit:
This kit is for you if you are looking for a complete lifestyle change. If you want to have not only the top oils but the top products that doTERRA offers, this is the perfect place to start.
Sometimes the best place to start in your health journey is getting back to the basics with daily vitamins. doTERRA's #1 selling product, the Life Life Vitality Vitamins, might be the way to go!
Are you looking to lessen the toxic load in your life and in your home?This Healthy Home kit is where to start. Create your natural home!
Maybe you are looking for the top ten essential oils, but you want to start small. This is the perfect kit! Small bottles, but you still get an awesome diffuser!
This kit has the top 10 oils that no home should be without and a diffuser that stays on for 4 hours. It has oils to support the immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, muscles and joints, skin and so much more.
If you’re looking for the most simple way to get started, this one is for you. 3 of the most commonly used oils/blends and that super popular Deep Blue Rub!