What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are aromatic compounds that are extracted from plants through a distillation process and the resulting oil is used as a pure and natural health option that benefits our bodies and lifestyle.
A natural defence mechanism for plants and cells to fight threats such as mould, fungus, viruses and bacteria, Essential Oils are 50-70 times more concentrated than herbs – one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. They have been used throughout history for their health benefits including Ancient Egypt and Bible time and they are a big part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. In the early 1900’s, essential oils started to gain traction in scientific circles and have gained in popularity as research looks for alternatives to synthetic products and options.
Why do I use Essential Oils?
I use essential oils because I’m a mum and I want a natural first line of defence for my family that is safe, effective and affordable. I want to take control of my family’s health in a proactive and holistic way. I’ve always loved the idea of being healthy and natural and holistic but when I had my first baby, that desire quadrupled. Unfortunately, in those murky first-time-parent days I spent a lot of time researching but a lot more time feeling overwhelmed and second guessing myself so I really didn’t make much forward progress. When I had my second baby my confidence grew enough to dabble in the holistic health world but man was it confusing and contradictory! By the time my third one came around I was armed and ready. I marched into my local health food store ready to buy essential oils but a chance encounter led me to doTERRA, what a relief! I now have a natural toolkit available at home and on the run for:
- a natural first line of defence for when common ailments come up
- proactive immunity boosting
- Support for hormones and emotions
- improved sleep
- stress management
- weight management
- eliminating toxins out of my home
- enhancing the flavour of food with oil infused recipes
- getting my DIY on for cleaning, personal care, baby products
- making a whole lot of fun DIY gifts.
Why do I use doTERRA Essential Oils?
I don’t just use any essential oils, I choose doTERRA. In a highly unregulated industry, doTERRA has set the standard for purity and quality in the essential oil world. They are highly transparent in all that they do and partner with big name universities and research centres to further the understanding and applications of essential oils – the bottom line here, I trust them. doTERRA source their oils from plants that are grown and harvested in their natural habitat. Over half of these oils come from developing countries and doTERRA partners with independent growers to support local communities in a range of humanitarian endeavours. I love that when I buy a bottle of doTERRA essential oil it helps me personally, it helps support a mum choosing to work a home-based business so she has flexibility around her kids and it helps a farmer and their community do what they do best, without compromise – I respect this company and its values. Finally and maybe most importantly, I know that I have support for learning how to use these oils. There is so much education available and our team, QTQF is all set up to be able to walk you through your first few months using oils and beyond, being available to answer any questions that arise and having a lot of fun along the way. Bottom line, I’m part of a holistic lifestyle community.
How do we use Essential Oils?
Essential oils are pretty ingrained into our family these days. We use them topically (on our skin) as part of my skincare routine, as a purefume, to brush our teeth, for aches and pains and diluted in a roller bottle along our spines or the bottom of our feet for immunity or sleep support. We use them internally to add flavour and health benefits to water, to season meals that I’m cooking and add a boost to smoothies and raw protein balls that I’m making. We even gargle to support sore throats and take in capsules for an immunity boost. We use them aromatically – predominantly in diffusers. They are in our bedrooms, next to my computer and in the kitchen as a great way to purify the air, add a pleasant aroma, an easy way to ensure the whole family gets the benefits, support sleep, moods, concentration and health. I also use them around the home in my hand wash, laundry soap, cleaning spray and veggie wash. Plus, plus, plus. Please note that I only advocate using doTERRA essential oils in all these different ways, not any other brands; for the reasons mentioned above.
Where can you get doTERRA Essential Oils?
From me! Click here to shop now, you’ll find instructions and info about how to get started.
Disclaimer: The dōTERRA essential oils are amazing and help so many people but please keep in mind, I am not a doctor. I love of all things natural and I love empowering people to take charge of their health in a natural and safe way. doTERRA Essential Wellness products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult your family GP if you suffer from chronic ailments.