Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.
They also have an array of natural health benefits.
Meaning to breathe in.
Using essential oils aromatically can influence you in a myriad of ways. Traditionally, aromatic usage has been aimed at improving a person’s mood. A better and more stable temperament can have countless benefits on your life, every single day.
To place directly on the skin.
This form of application is unique because it allows for localized effects in the area of the application in addition to providing whole body support. Additionally, you can use essential oils topically when you want an easy way to target specific areas on your body.
Although unusual, occasionally it is possible to have a sensitivity response to an essential oil. This occurs when there is heightened reactivity of an essential oil that may result in an unwanted response in the body or on the skin. Awareness of your body and how it reacts to different essential oils, amounts applied, and location applications can help minimize risk and ensure safe usage.
That is why it's always a great idea to dilute.
Dilution is a process in which essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil—a pure vegetable oil that helps “carry” the essential oil onto the skin. There are many benefits to dilution, including increasing the surface area of absorption, enhancing absorption through dry skin, and preventing sensitivity responses.
doTERRA’s carrier oil of choice is Fractionated Coconut Oil due to its long shelf life and lightweight texture.
Dilution in no way diminishes the efficacy of essential oils and offers many benefits that can enhance your application experience.
6 SAFETY TIPS
Always use a carrier oil to prevent skin sensitization and skin sensitization.
Never place essential oils in the eyes, ears or open wounds.
Always test for sensitivities Use reference guides to know how and which oils to use
Keep out of the reach of children
Use less oil, more often for best results
NEVER use water if there is a sensitivity to the skin or if you get into your eyes. Use a carrier oil.
There is no regulation in the essential oil industry. Companies can use fillers and change the pure chemical composition of an essential oil and still call it essential oil.
An essential oil leader chemist said that 75% of the essential oils on the market today are adulterated! (Which means that they are not just the pure plant)
That is why doTERRA uses the phrase "certified pure therapeutic grade" holding a promise that its products will be:
1. Pure and unadulterated
2. Grown in areas that ensure the best chemical composition of plants by farmers using sustainable methods and are compensated for by fair trade practices.
3. That every batch of essential oils will undergo rigorous testing from third parties to ensure that they are pure and powerful.
4. You're partnering with a science company.