Essential oils are natural medicinal compounds extracted from plant's leaves, seeds, bark, roots, flowers and fruit.
What are Essential Oils?
From the beginning of civilisation mankind has discovered the powerful therapeutic and aromatic effects of essential oils which support all body systems and include emotional health. Essential oil constituents have wide and varied effects including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antitumour, detoxifying, antioxidant, antidepressant, decongestant, expectorant, antispasmodic, nerve tonic, sedative and much more.
There are many companies in the market today producing essential oils, many of which are used for the perfume industry. They are processed rapidly using high temperatures and chemical solvents which destroy the therapeutic qualities of the essential oil. Therefore it is extremely important to source Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils for healthcare practices and personal use.
Essential oils can be used to naturally flavour food, effectively clean your house and used to create the most beautiful skin and hair care products in the world. Most cleaning products, shampoos, soaps, hairsprays, deodorants etc. contain dangerous chemicals that cause inflammation and disrupt the balance of many body functions. I have personally experienced chemical poisoning from a store bought cleaning product which produced extreme nausea and migraine headache and I have also endured chronic itchy rashes from personal care products.
Why we use doTERRA essential oils?
To ensure maximum therapeutic effects doTERRA essential oils are subjected to very stringent testing both in-house and by multiple independent third parties. They have also devoted an enormous amount of research including the influence of different factors such as the part of the plant from which the oil was produced, the geographic region, climate, altitude, soil condition, harvest season and method and the distillation process. Other essential oils may have synthetic fillers, pesticides and other chemical residues as the essential oil industry is highly unregulated. An essential oil bottle can be labelled 100% pure essential oil and contain only 1% essential oil and 99% fillers.
doTERRA essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and are superior in purity and potency when compared to other essential oils on the market. Most of these essential oils can be taken internally which cannot be said of any other brand of oils. The oils are sourced from 34 countries, 18 of which are developing countries and doTERRA assists the farmers to organise themselves into co-operatives to achieve common goals, very high quality and so that the farmers receive fair and on-time payments. The Healing Hands Foundation was developed by doTERRA to fund the building of water systems, health centres, schools and co-operative buildings and to empower the farmers and their communities. This model sets doTERRA apart as the plants are grown and the essential oil extracted ethically and sustainably from wherever the plant is indigenously grown that is in its natural habitat.
As Naturopaths, we were looking for the highest quality essential oils to use in our clinic and we know we have found them in doTERRA 's essential oils. We have personally used them to relieve headaches, stop itchy skin, reduce nausea and to induce sleep. We are also amazed at their ability to effect the limbic system in our brain where the seat of our emotions are to produce positive, happy thoughts and much more.
If you would like to know more about how essential oils can help your health concerns contact us today – we are happy to chat