Overview of Essential Oils
I’m Erin. I’m a School Psychologist, but also a mother and a wife. Over the last several years, I have become more and more focused on nutrition and health for my family and for myself. Those who know me know that when I believe in something, I love to share it and help others. I’m now sharing the benefits of essential oils with those around me. I was initially introduced to essential oils through my mother. She became very ill after a tick bite, and she has found the essential oils to be extremely beneficial. She found that they supported her body’s natural functions as it healed itself. She continues to use essential oils regularly to support her health. Personally, I was slow to start using essential oils because I didn’t feel I had any need for them, but once I began, I have LOVED them!
We use the oils topically, internally, and aromatically to support our immune systems, to assist in digestive issues, skin issues, to help focus, to support our emotions, and for a variety of other reasons.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. They are naturally occurring aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. The oils naturally protect plants against environmental threats and provide beneficial properties. They can also be used to protect and support people and other animals. Essential oils have been used historically for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.
Why I only use dōTERRA
Essential oils can be bought anywhere. However, not all oils are the same. Many of the oils found in the stores or online have fillers, artificial additives, or chemical substitutes. To achieve desired results, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are recommended. I choose dōTERRA because:
- Each batch of oil is tested seven different ways to ensure purity
- They only follow strict and sustainable growing and harvesting practices and the oils are sourced in their prime environment and harvested at peak seasons.
- They are a step above organic because the testing ensures that no impurities exist in the oils. They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils.
How do I get started?
The best way to buy dōTERRA is to become a wholesale member. It’s like joining Costco. For a small annual fee, you can get all of your oils, supplements, and products for 25% off and order any time you want. If you buy an introductory kit, there is no fee to join. Additionally, there is a Loyalty Rewards Program, where you can earn up to 30% back in products. 1. Buy an introductory kit at a discounted price and the membership fee will be waived! This is usually the best option. There are a variety of kits in different price ranges. Or 2. Pay the 35 dollar membership fee and buy the exact oils and products you want.
How to sign up:
Click here to sign up as a wholesale member. Make sure to click wholesale prices. You will be directed to select a starter kit. You can specify which kit you would like, or you can select the Introductory Packet option and then add the oils you would like in the cart section by typing the name of the oil.
These 10 oils are found in many of the starter kits.
This essential oil powerhouse is cold pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser and can also be used to cleanse the air, uplift mood, and enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.
dōTERRA’s peppermint oil contains a high percentage of menthol which gives it therapeutic value that extends far beyond the common uses in cooking, oral care, and cosmetics. Peppermint also helps to alleviate stomach upset, relieve tension, invigorate the mind, and promote healthy respiratory function.
Our most popular oil, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and acknowledged for its calming and relaxing qualities; it is frequently used to soothe skin irritations, reduce muscle tension, and promote a restful night’s sleep.
Also known as tea tree oil, is the essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, a shrub that grows on the Australian coast. It is renowned for its cleansing and purifying effects, as well as its ability to protect against environmental and seasonal threats and promote healthy immune function.
This soothing blend contains wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus essential oils which have been shown through research to support a healthy inflammatory response, soothe sore muscles and joints, and support healthy circulation. Massage onto achy muscles and joints or rub on shoulders and back to provide soothing relief after a long hard day.
Breathe respiratory blend is the perfect combination of oils to promote clear breathing. The blend incldes Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, and Ravensara can be applied topically to the chest, back, and feet to help maintain clear airways or diffused at night to ensure a restful sleep.
This protective blend contains Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils due to their ability to support healthy immune function and protect against environment threats. Try this natural alternative that will help keep your home and family protected.
A digestive blend containing peppermint, coriander, anise, fennel, caraway, tarragon, and ginger essential oils which have been shown through research to aid digestion, ease stomach upset and nausea, and reduce bloating and cramping. Use aromatically, topically, or internally to help restore balance to the digestive system and bring soothing relief.
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary internal and external health benefits. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, promote cellular health, and help maintain a healthy immune system.
Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in natural remedies for its cleansing and immune boosting properties. Oregano also supports healthy digestion and is an excellent source of antioxidants.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.