Essential Oil Basics
and How to Bring Them Into Your Life
I Love Essential Oils!
When our little babe, Rex, was born I wanted to make sure I was prepared for anything! I also wanted to be able to provide our family with the safest, most natural care possible. Around that same time a close friend shared with me how she was using essential oils for just about everything; nontoxic cleaning, stress management, bug repellent, fertility, etc. When I heard this, I was intrigued! She gave me samples and within one week, I was hooked.
What are Essential Oils:
Essential Oils are the aromatic properties of a plant. They are steam distilled from the roots, stems, leaves, needles, flowers or cold pressed from the rind of a citrus fruit. The essential oil is a fatty sack that sits on the plant and it is what the plant uses to ward off predators or illness. This is basically the immune system of the plant. So in essence, we are using the immune system of a plant to support our immune systems.
DoTerra in my opinion is the #1, top of the line essential oil company. They are constantly going above and beyond to make their products the highest of quality. One totally cool thing that DoTerra does that other companies don't is DoTerra sources their oils from all over the world, wherever that plant grows best. This is very important because when deciding which plants are to be used for essential oil production, it is important that the plant is grown in the correct soil, temperature, and climate. When these factors are optimal, the plant will be able to reach its highest potency. Furthermore, Every single batch of DoTerra essential oil is put through a seven step, third party testing, to ensure every single bottle of oil that is purchased is 100% pure essential oil.
I bet you didn't know there is no governing agency over essential oils. At least I didn't when I first started using them. Many bottles that claim to be “100% pure oil” are actually very poor quality and/or highly diluted/adulterated. This is why DoTerra has set the bar for essential oil purity and potency. DoTerra’s quality standard for essential oils is called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. This was very important to me as the main reason for getting into essential oils was to help improve and aid my family's (including baby's) health.