Essential Oils

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. What we perceive as scents are what serve a variety of productive, reproductive, and regenerative purposes. They are what provide the plant protection against environmental threats and help it heal from infection and physical injury. Essential oils are extremely potent, circulating through the bloodstream and interacting with tissues and cells throughout the body. They may be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness benefits in up to three application options: aromatically (in a diffuser), topically, or internally (depending on the specific oil).

Learn more about essential oils and how to use them.

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Who Can Use Essential Oils?

Babies, children, teenagers, adults, pregnant mothers, athletes, seniors, and even pets all may experience benefits from dōTERRA's therapeutic-grade essential oils. Explore the variety of wellness opportunities that may enhance your everyday life.

Talk to me about which oils would best serve your needs.

Download your FREE copy of the dōTERRA eBook: Essential Oils For Beginners to learn - What are essential oils? Why use essential oils? How do I use essential oils? Are essential oils safe?

Learn how families and individuals are using dōTERRA products to empower themselves and others with these amazing gifts of the earth. With dōTERRA, you can be ready for anything!

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Whether you’re new to essential oils or an advanced user, The Essential Life book will quickly become the ONLY essential oil guide you’ll need. I love how they've split the book into six easy-to-reference sections!

Support Higher Standards

You may have seen essential oils popping up on many websites and in various stores. These bottles may say "100% pure" and "therapeutic-grade," but they don’t have to be either. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the labeling of essential oils, so retailers do not have to be honest about what's actually in the bottle. It’s cheaper to sell synthetic or highly-diluted essential oils that simply smell good, rather than producing a pure oil that is therapeutic and carries a superior chemical message. It’s frustrating, misleading, and makes it hard to know which oils are effective and safe to use.

dōTERRA has made its mission to raise the industry standards and share the life-enhancing benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world.

Why Choose dōTERRA?

Prior to dōTERRA’s founding in 2008, there was no standard for purity established by the FDA or any other aromatherapy governing body. dōTERRA created their CPTG standard for purity and potency. For an oil to be CPTG, the oil must be:

  • Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants

  • Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities

  • Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues

  • Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition

  • Cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure exact purity and composition potency

  • Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time

dōTERRA's CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial oils available in the world today.

CPTG is particularly important when applying essential oils directly to our skin or taking them internally.

Learn more about dōTERRA's quality testing process.

How Much Should I Use?

dōTERRA's therapeutic-grade essential oils are very potent, so a little goes a long way. Dr. David K. Hill, one of the world's foremost experts on essential oils and dōTERRA's chief medical officer, has shared some basic guidelines for essential oil usage by age and application.

Should I Dilute My Essential Oils?

Whether you are new to essential oils, have very sensitive skin, or are using them on babies, children, seniors, or pets, diluting is always recommended for topical applications. The general rule is we dilute for anyone who can’t speak for themselves. The smaller the person or animal, the more you need to dilute your oils.

Everyone can benefit from using their oils diluted because your body will be able to absorb the oils better. As we apply oils topically, some of the oil floats into the air before our bodies can absorb it. With a carrier oil, the oil is weighed down and sits on your skin until your body absorbs it all. Think of it like a time-released capsule - the carrier oil allows more essential oil into your body as it's ready for it.

Aromatic refers to a diffuser. You can diffuse as much as you want / need. Internal means taking the oils in a veggie capsule. Oral is another internal application, but would be by adding the oils directly to your drink, food, or under the tongue. Dermal is any topical application, both diluted and undiluted.

The “ideal amount” is used at one time, and the 24-hour span is how much adults or children should use in a 24-hour period. These guidelines are intended as a starting point for individuals using essential oils for the first time. Adults new to essential oils should start with 1–2 drops and then increase the dosage as necessary when using them topically, internally, or orally.

Contact me and I will walk you through any questions or concerns you have!

What Can I Use as a Carrier Oil?

Almost anything! Almond, avocado, jojoba, olive, and coconut oil are all great options. You may even use your favorite Beautycountermoisturizer or oil. Beautycounter uses only high quality essential oils, instead of harmful synthetic fragrance, in their products. I particularly love their Soothing Baby Oil as a carrier for any of the dōTERRA essential oils I use on my kids.

In 2015 and 2016, dōTERRA took the guesswork out of dilution by releasing the Touch Kit of 9 common oils and 6 Emotional Aromatherapy oils!

Live Longer, Better!

Start with nourishing, high quality food. Maintain sufficient restorative sleep. Add in appropriate physical activity every day. Incorporate relaxation and self-care techniques to help relieve and manage stress. Engage in meaningful relationships, careers, and creative pursuits to provide emotional support and personal fulfillment. Reduce your daily toxic load by transitioning to safer skincare and natural cleaning products. And add in high quality supplements to fill nutritional gaps and support whole body healing.

I love that all of dōTERRA's supplements are gentle on the stomach, non-GMO, gluten free and dairy free.

Microplex VMz

This multivitamin provides bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets for optimal bone, metabolic, and cellular health. It also contains dōTERRA’s blend of essential oils to calm the stomach for those who may have experienced stomach upset with other vitamin and mineral products.

xEO Mega

Many fish oil supplements on the market contain oils that are not high quality and have already gone rancid before you even bring them home. This omega-3 complex is a unique formula of CPTG essential oils, a proprietary blend of marine- and land-sourced omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. Together, they provide a greater range of health benefits than those obtained from a fish or krill oil alone.

Alpha CRS+

This cellular vitality complex combines potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell function and energy production for lifelong vitality and wellness. Save $74.00 when you buy xEO Mega, Microplex VMz, and Alpha CRS+ together as a Wholesale Customer in the convenient dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack!

a2z Chewable

This chewable multivitamin provides a proprietary formula of essential whole food nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that supports healthy cell development and longevity. It can also be used by adults who have difficulty swallowing capsules.

IQ Mega

Trade the fishy fish oil flavor found in most omega-3 supplements for dōTERRA’s delicious Wild Orange CPTG essential oil! This omega-3 supplement provides antioxidant protection and contains the essential nutrients EPA and DHA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.

PB Assist Jr

Encourage a healthy balance of good to bad bacteria, improve digestion, and support immune health by adding in this powdered probiotic supplement daily. It’s a great option for children or adults who have trouble swallowing capsules.

Check out dōTERRA's FREE natural living recipes to incorporate essential oils into every part of your life. The dōTERRA blog offers everything you need - Yoga Mat Spray, Lip Balm, Coconut Salt Body Scrub, Glass Cleaner and so much more!

Hungry for more ways to use your essential oils? Explore the ever-growing list of FREE cooking and baking recipes available on dōTERRA's blog. Find even more on the Layered Living Recipes page!

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