Why Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are a critical tool for your daily wellness lifestyle toolbox!
Incorporating natural, essential oils and wellness products for their physical and emotional benefits on a daily basis is an affordable, safe, and effective compliment to the other good health choices you make.
Tap into nature’s gifts
More than pretty smells, the liquid extracted from the leaves, herbs, roots, seeds, flowers, rind and resin of plants have been used for thousands of years on all continents of the globe for aromatic, topical and internal uses. Single plant oils each offer multiple, significant health benefits to support our body’s key systems. One oil does many things! We can combine them to create a blend of our own for a specific purpose, or use one of dōTERRA’s beautiful blends designed for physical and emotional well being.
Pure essential oils are not greasy at all. In fact if the essential oil or blend feels greasy on the skin it has been diluted in a “carrier” oil to be spread onto the skin. Diluting oils helps spread their impact and is the approach of choice for children and those with sensitive skin. This is especially true when using specific “hot” oils such as oregano and cinnamon, or for spreading essential oils onto a larger body surface such as in a massage or as a natural repellent.
1. Their oils smell amazing and work quickly.
The aroma and therapeutic impact of dōTERRA’s undiluted essential oils from the world’s best sources are immediately noticeable.
2. They test all their oils to insure the highest quality.
dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ scientific quality-control process assures you of the potency and purity available only from nature’s highest quality essential oils–every batch, every time.
3. They do the right thing for our world.
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation and Co-Impact Sourcing™ programs lift third-world supplier communities through job creation and cooperative farming approaches in the growth, harvest, and distillation of dōTERRA essential oils.
4. They do right by their customers and employees.
I’m proud to be a Blue Diamond Wellness Advocate for a company whose values match my own. dōTERRA’s mission statement says it all:
“dōTERRA will conduct business in such a way as to be a positive influence for good with each person, customer, consultant, employee, vendor, and partner with whom it comes in contact, by: Conducting our business with absolute honesty and integrity; Treating all people with kindness and respect; Conducting our interactions with others in a spirit of service and caring; Working hard and managing the use of company resources wisely; Fostering an uplifting work environment by smiling, laughing, and having fun; Being grateful for success and giving recognition to others; and by Being generous with those less fortunate in our community and around the world.”
How to use dōTERRA essential oils
Here are some suggested safety and usage tips for those new to oils or to dōTERRA:
- We generally use 2-3 drops of a dōTERRA essential oil or blend every 2-3 hours for adults, and a bit more often if something is flaring up and needs our immediate attention. Half that amount for children 6 – 12, and 1/4 the amount for infants and toddlers.
- Also note that you can use any oil aromatically and in diluted, topical form and in time will have the same effect as internal use.
- Keep in mind that these are highly concentrated liquid plant essences, so LESS IS MORE. Best to use just a small amount every few hours than a lot all at once so the body can absorb the oils and put them to use.
- Always do what is comfortable for you! There is no ‘must use’ method.
I’d love to teach you in more detail, suggest some great reference book and have a serious chat about how we can empower you to choose which oils are the best for you!
Here are the three different ways you can use dōTERRA’s pure therapeutic grade essential oils:
Open the bottle and inhale the aroma to affect your mood and emotions with a single essential oil or blend to calm or energize, to support a healthy respiratory system, and to change the smell of the room. Put a few drops on a tissue or into a spray bottle. Add some essential oils to a diffuser to mist droplets of oil around the room.
Choose a vegetable-based carrier oil, cream or lotion and add a few essential oil or blend drops to create your own body lotion or massage oil. Many dōTERRA oils and blends can be applied “neat” or undiluted for a localized therapeutic effect – such as a dab of peppermint on the forehead and temples to soothe head tension. Check dōTERRA’s online and printed usage charts for details on each product.
Use dōTERRA essential oils (and only dōTERRA CPTG essential oils) internally to support a healthy immune response, sending oils directly into the digestive tract and intestinal system, or to support our metabolic and lymphatic systems. Add 2-3 drops of dōTERRA essential oils to your drinking water or take in a soft gel capsule, lozenge, or beadlet to get the oils into the blood stream and digestive system that much faster.