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What are essential oils?

Our earth is covered with a variety of plants of different shapes, sizes, colors and scents. Essential oils hide in the roots, flowers, seeds, bark or other parts of the plant. 

Essential oils are the life essence of plants. They nourish the plant by bringing oxygen and nutrients to every cell and ensuring better absorption of the nutrients. They transport pollutants away, protect the organism from viruses, bacteria and fungi and fend off annoying parasites. When the plant is injured, essential oils come to the rescue to stop the bleeding, cleanse and disinfect the wound, and initiate wound healing. They have a hormone-like effect and support the organism in being able to balance and fulfill its tasks harmoniously.

How are essential oils made?

First of all, it is important to know that not all essential oils are created equal. The purity of an oil can vary depending on geography, distillation methods, weather, and other factors. And no matter how carefully a plant is selected, tended, and harvested, the quality of its essential oil can either be preserved or destroyed during the distillation process. The attention to detail and precision required in distillation makes it less of a process and more of an art form. Distillers need to be precise and pay careful attention to harvesting methods, temperatures, distillation times, pressures, etc.

Wie becomes an essential oil from a plant?

The exact process used to create an essential oil depends on what type of plant the oil comes from. However, the basic idea is that plants go through a specific distillation process using specialized equipment that separates the essential oil from its plant parts. The essential oil hides in different parts of the plant, often only in microscopic amounts. During the distillation process, the machine separates the essential oil from its original plant part. In the production of citrus oils, for example, machines are used to separate the essential oil from the peel of the fruit.

How do essential oils work?

Because volatile aromatic compounds move quickly through the air, you can experience the scent as the compounds interact directly with sensors in your brain. Over 3,000 types of volatile aromatic compounds have been discovered to date. Good to know, then, that these compounds greatly influence the benefits, aroma, and nature of each essential oil. Due to its unique chemical composition, each essential oil varies from species to species and even from plant to plant. The delicate ratio of the aromatic components of each essential oil makes it unique and gives it special benefits.

Using Essential Oils Today

Essential oils and plant extracts have been used for centuries and still have relevant applications today. With the advancement of technology and improved quality, effectiveness and safety, essential oils are now more accessible and easier to use in everyday life. Although essential oils have often been used as part of cultural practices and traditions in the past, today we have increasing scientific knowledge and research to support the effectiveness and safety of essential oils in our day and age.

Essential Oils for Health Benefits

In ancient times, people used essential oils and plant parts to improve their health and well-being. Because essential oils can be used to soothe occasional skin irritations, promote healthy digestion, support good oral health, clear the respiratory tract, and more, they have long been a popular choice for those looking to take care of their health .

Essential oils offer a multitude of benefits, and each individual experiences using essential oils in their own unique way. Fortunately, the diversity of essential oils makes them a helpful way to maintain good health, even for those with special health needs or those who are particularly sensitive. The use of essential oils for health purposes has become immensely popular because it allows the user to tailor the experience to their specific wants and needs, rather than settling for a generic solution.

The emotional benefits of essential oils

With their unique chemical structures, each essential oil offers a variety of benefits to the user. Some essential oils have calming, toning, and grounding properties, while others are known to be energizing, uplifting, warming, or rejuvenating. Our bodies go through a range of emotions and physical states in a single day - essential oils can help us regulate and maintain our well-being.

Some essential oils have powerful cleansing and clarifying properties, while others are more soothing to the skin. In addition, the aroma of essential oils can create a chemical reaction in the brain that triggers emotions and internal reactions.

Our sense of smell can elicit powerful mental, physiological, and emotional responses.

The use of essential oils

Now that you know what essential oils are and where they come from, you should also learn how to use them. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy the many benefits of essential oils. All you need is a basic understanding of how to safely and easily incorporate essential oils into your daily routine.

How to use etheric oils?

What is the oil doing?e from dōTERRA to something special?

The highest priority at dōTERRA is the purity of the oils. Strict guidelines and extensive testing procedures ensure that dōTERRA oils are absolutely free of pesticides, heavy metals, artificial ingredients and fillers. This represents the CTPG (Certified Pure Tested Grade) seal. 

Organic is not the same as organic

Any oil that you fromdōTERRA has a number on the bottom that you can click  and see all the test results. dōTERRA essential oils are of the purest, therapeutic grade. dōTERRA does not rely on a farmer in Kenya to have an organic seal that is audited maybe every six years.

They want to produce essential oils of the highest and purest quality, which is why they have developed their own testing process to ensure this worldwide. And you can publicly view these test results for each oil on www.sourcetoyou.comSee  .

dōTERRA oils support you on a physical as well as emotional level at any age. Note the application instructions for each oil. The support of your health and well-being through the oils 

from dōTERRA is not a substitute for treatment by a physician or naturopath. If used properly, no side effects are to be expected. 

Sustainability & Social Commitment

dōTERRA works directly with farmers around the world, ensuring their independence through credit, fair pricing, and long-term essence purchases. As a result, there are no middlemen.
With every purchase of a bottle of dōTERRA essential oil, you are doing something good. doTERRA Healing Handwas founded to bring healing and hope to the world. Wells, hospitals and schools are built and the local farmers are supported. 

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