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ESSENTIAL OILS 101

What Are Essential Oils?

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. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. They can be used as single oils or combined in blends depending on the users desired benefit. Essential Oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications as they are another form of herbal medicine that can have dramatic effects on the physical, mental, & emotional body. 

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness. If an oil is safe to take internally it will say supplimental facts, if it is not safe it will only say ingretients. When choosing to take an essential oil internally, it is imperative to know the pureness of your oils, which is why i use doterra. Their CPTG standards & third party testing ensures I am using the purest oils.

neat

Certain essesntial oils can be used topically on the skin without dilution, this is referred to as neat. In doubt, always dilute a test on the inner crease of your elbow.

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