doTERRA Essential Oils
Kourtney Deasey is our new Office Manager and she is excited to be bringing essential oil education to the office!
We will be offering a few classes a month in a number of topics so keep your eye out for any updates on social media and your emails!
Where do Essential Oils Come From?
A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.
Why Essential Oils from doTERRA are the Best on the Market
When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques.
The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected.
Learning How to Use Essential Oils is Easier Than You Think
You don’t need a degree in chemistry or extensive training to know how to use essential oils effectively. With a basic understanding of safety precautions and application methods, it is easy to incorporate the use of essential oils into your everyday life.
As the research surrounding essential oils continues to develop, there is a greater understanding of how to apply oils for the best results. Following label instructions, consulting with a healthcare professional, and educating yourself about how essential oils work will allow you to enjoy the variety of benefits they provide.
As you learn how to use essential oils, you will likely use one of the following application methods: aromatic, topical, or internal. All of these methods are safe when used appropriately. One or multiple application methods can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical benefits.
Keep reading to learn more about the three most popular essential oil application methods: aromatic, topical, and internal.