What exactly are essential oils?
Essential oils are one of nature's most powerful tools to help your body heal itself (as it was built to do!). These oils are extracted from citrus peels, flowers, barks, roots, seeds, leaves, woods, and resins.
How can oils help?
There really is an oil for every ailment. Oils are not only great to help bring the body back into balance (regulating sleep and hormones, supporting digestion, and more), but they also make wonderful non-toxic cleaning solutions, add a boost of flavor to food, and beyond. Essential oils are primarily used aromatically (smelling, diffusing); topically (rubbing into hands or pressure points); and internally (but only certain types of the highest quality).
How do I know which oils to use?
Quality matters. Just like it's super important to put high-quality food into your body and products on your skin, it's super important to only use the highest quality essential oils. Purity, potency, and sourcing are the key elements you need to look for when selecting an essential oil. Just like you want to ensure your fruit is organic and eggs are cage-free, you want to ensure your essential oils are certified therapeutic grade. Yet there is no regulation in the industry, so it’s important to make sure you know what’s in the bottles you purchase. Unfortunately, many brands from even natural foods stores contain synthetics and additives and don’t provide transparency. I’ve been using dōTERRA’s products for years because their products are only made of 100% pure plant oil. I truly stand behind the superior quality of their oils and conscious approach to business.