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WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home. Inside many plants - hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark - are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils and they are responsible for all sorts of
biological activities in our bodies. They are known to protect against environmental threats, soothe the body, and even calm the mind.

HOW DO ESSENTIALS OILS WORK?

Everything is chemistry. Every cell, organ, and tissue in the body performs its function using enzymes, receptors, and other proteins, which work together to break down, build up, and rearrange the chemical bonds which make up our cells. Essential oils also operate under the principles of chemistry. The unique chemical makeup of each essential oil is what gives them the ability to affect the body’s systems. Essential oils are able to easily pass through the cell membrane and directly impact the body's cellular processes that keep us alive. 

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USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE 

So many of the products we use in our day-to-day lives are filled with synthetic chemicals and drugs. These unnatural products all have toxic side effects which negatively impact not just our physical health but can even negatively influence the way we think, feel, and live. Pure essential oils offer an alternative to synthetic products. Each with a unique chemical makeup, essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and mind. Essential oil benefits are determined by the chemistry of the plants. If these natural chemicals are properly extracted, they can be used to help you physically, mentally, and emotionally in your daily life. 

ESSENTIAL OIL USES AND BENEFITS

Do you feel like you've started to hear a lot about essential oils in the last few years? While you might think essential oils are a new, hip trend, plant extracts and plant-based products are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past. Essential oils have been used by ancient civilisations across the globe for aromatherapy, personal care, healthcare practices, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments and food preparation

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

TOPICALLY

  • You can apply most Doterra oils neat, unless they are spicy oils.  If applying neat, apply to the bottoms of the feet to minimise irritation. If you know your skin is not sensitive, you can put oils at the base of the neck and along the spine.


  • You can also dilute the oils with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, or almond oil, and massage into the area of your body which needs treating. Diluting with carrier oil prevents the oils from evaporating rapidly and protects the skin from irritation. For children and elderly people, dilution is recommended.


  • Diluting is best for muscle pain, body aches and injured tissue as the diluted oil stays in the tissues longer instead of entering the bloodstream quickly.


  • The general rule is apply to area of concern. For headaches, massage the temples, or back of neck, for digestive problems, massage around the belly button etc.


  • For an acute problem, like a muscle sprain, apply every twenty minutes for best results . REMEMBER little and often is more effective with oils.
     

AROMATICALLY

  • This means simply inhaling


  • The easiest way is by opening the bottle and just breathing it in


  • This is the fastest way to affect emotions (eg inhaling lavender for anxiety)


  • This is the best way if you want to ease congestion or coughs


  • You can also put between 6-10 drops of one oil or a mixture of oils, with water in a diffuser to spread the molecules to the whole room, which will also have the benefits of purifying the air and making the room smell amazing.


  • Put a few drops in the palm of your hand and rub your palms together, then cup your hands over your nose and inhale.


INTERNALLY

  • We only recommend you take Doterra essential oils internally

  • Citrus oils, as well as non spicy oils, can simply be taken in a glass of water

  • Spicy or hot oils should be taken in a veggie capsule

  • Internal use is good for digestive and immune issues

  • Put a couple of drops under your tongue

  • Lemon is a great oil to take in water daily to support liver function and help flush out toxins

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