Safe, natural remedies for you and your family
Who am I?
Mom. Acupuncturist. Wellness Warrior.
I have always believed in the body's innate ability to heal itself which led me to study Chinese Medicine 20 (gasp) years ago. I began using essential oils along side of the needles while interning in my student clinic in Santa Monica. The oils were an amazing addition to the treatments and at times were the only treatment needed themselves.
Fast forward to New Hampshire, 2 kids, a husband and 2 dogs later (not in that order:), I am just as passionate about empowering people to choose natural options for their healthcare.
I HAVE MY OILS - NOW HOW DO I USE THEM?
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Essential Oils for Beginners
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS ANYWAYS?
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. 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. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
But what exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? In short, these compounds are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. They are called volatile because they change state quickly. When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance. The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body – as well as other applications. The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers.
Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.
Even with pure essential oils the composition of the oil can vary depending on the time of day, season, geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, and the weather, making every step of the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil product.
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Visit our essential oils usage page to learn how to safely use doTERRA essential oils.
So How Do I Get Them?
I have researched a ton of oils, and like many before me have landed on doTERRA. They are the purest, safest oils on the market and I just them with my patients, my big boys and little doggies.
doTERRA sells through Wellness Advocates (like me!). You may see products on Amazon and i was someone who used to buy from there (who doesn't like Prime?). It turns out that Doterra does not authorize any selling on Amazon. There is no guarantee that the product is authentic or has not been tampered with. Not worth the risk people! When you buy through an Advocate, you have a 100% money back guarantee from the company - no questions asked. They stand behind their products and their claims.
No selling. No monthly minimum orders. No additional purchases required.
Here’s what you will get:
25% off wholesale pricing
Support and training to help you love your oils
Gifts from me for qualifying orders
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