WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?
oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems,
roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and
powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the use
of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal. Used
throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits,
essential oils can be used as natural alternatives in holistic self-care
practices. Their unique chemistry allows them to be used aromatically
and applied topically to the skin, while other essential oils can be
used as dietary aids to promote vitality and well being.
(meaning "Gift of the Earth") essential oils represent the safest,
purest essential oils available in the world today. Each of dōTERRA's
CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essentials oils is carefully
extracted by a global network of skilled growers, distillers, and
chemists ensuring a consistently powerful user experience. They are 100%
pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients and are
tested to be free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical
We welcome your participation in our
mission to share the life-enhancing benefits of therapeutic-grade
essential oils with the world. Your path to a new philosophy of wellness
begins by opening a bottle.
Uses of Essential Oils
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 depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils
are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically,
applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
sense of smell influences many physiological pathways including the
stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Aromatherapy is
founded on the body's predictable response to specific olfactory
stimuli. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications.
Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very
stimulating while others can be calming and soothing. Beyond emotional
benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and
some airborne pathogens. Low or no-heat essential oil diffusers are
recommended as they do not change the chemical structure of the oil
being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and
purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.
to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily
absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of
essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area
of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be
used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural
disinfectants. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows
them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal
benefit throughout the body.
oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of
healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant
properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in
cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for
dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use
any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate
dietary supplement facts on its label.
Using essential oils can be both profoundly simple and life changing at the same time.
sure to use only 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow
all label warnings and instructions. Essential oils should not be used
in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. If redness or
irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, simply apply any
vegetable oils such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the
affected area. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you
are pregnant or under a doctor's care.)
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent