Aromatherapy

Essential Oils

doTERRA – Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG)

Our most powerful forms of healing are found right here on our planet – God’s Green Garden

Mother Nature’s “Medicine Cabinet” is overflowing with good things for your health. Many you do not have to look far to find, including essential oils. You can find a 100% CPTG here at ADIO Health Nutrition.

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians where they were often referred to as the “nectar of the Gods.”

When I first learned about essential oils I thought it was truly amazing that just one drop of this could actually help me, but the more research I did, the more I learned and I was amazed. I started incorporating them into my daily life and I feel great.

So, what are essential oils? You can ask a dozen people and get a different answer almost every time. They are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds which are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.

How do you use essential oils? I use essential oils by smelling (Aromatic) them, applying them to my skin (Topical) and I also ingest (Internal) them. Depending on the reason and the desired outcome you have different ways of using your essential oils.

Using the essential oils aromatically, you can have a powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional response. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, and can uplift or invigorate you or there are some essential oils that have a more calming effect.

I like to diffuse my essential oils but you can also put a few drops on a cotton ball or a few drops in your hands works well too. Mixing your essential oil with some distilled water and putting it in a spray bottle works great for a room spray.

Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin.

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body.

Using carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil. It is advisable to use a carrier oil on young or sensitive skin to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.

It is also recommended to avoid using the oils on or near the facial areas (especially the eyes).

Internal use of oils certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.

Essential oil contributes many health benefits as well as flavoring and aroma properties to foods. When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and potent health benefits.

Internal use is a very safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies (providing that they are CPTG).

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are then excreted.

The composition of essential oils is highly complex. Each constituent possesses a unique set of biochemical properties that react with cells and organs in different ways. Although these mechanisms of action are not completely understood, the positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils..

Proper dosing according to labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity.

Now that we have uncovered the very basics of doTERRA Essential Oils, check them out and give them a try. If you are interested in any classes make sure you contact me.