Essential Oils 101
Many people are unaware that essential oils have been around for thousands of years. In fact, they are known to be some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth!
FOREVER™ ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SELECTED, HARVESTED AND PRODUCED WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN MIND. MINERAL CONTENT OF SOIL, CLIMATE, LOCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE ALL CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING A LOCATION TO SOURCE THE BOTANICALS, FRUITS, HERBS AND PLANTS THAT BECOME FOREVER™ ESSENTIAL OILS.
After harvesting, essential oils are extracted from carefully chosen crops, primarily using steam distillation and cold pressing. The selected portion of the plant, and extraction techniques used are unique to each type of essential oil.
To ensure the quality of each product, every batch of essential oil undergoes a thorough evaluation. Teams with years of experience growing, cultivating and producing essential oils examine each plant at the time of harvest and throughout the distillation process, using organoleptic verification and other physical characteristic tests to confirm the quality of the oils. In addition, a lab analysis, using gas chromatography coupled with a mass spectrometer, is performed to evaluate and confirm that the active components of the oil are present. Our defined processes help ensure that every batch of essential oils meets the quality and potency required by Forever.
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THE USE OF PEPPERMINT DATES BACK TO ANCIENT ROMAN AND GREEK CULTURE WHEN PEPPERMINT WAS USED AS DÉCOR AND AN AROMATIC IN ADDITION TO BEING A POPULAR FLAVORING IN SAUCES AND FOODS.
THE USE OF LAVENDER CAN BE TRACED BACK CENTURIES TO ANCIENT ROMAN AND GREEK TEXTS AND THE BIBLE WHERE IT WAS USED ALONG WITH ALOE, SPICES AND HERBS TO PREPARE TEMPLES FOR RELIGIOUS RITES.
LEMON, ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN AND LOVED OILS, HAS BEEN USED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES TO WARD OFF INSECTS, DISINFECT, CLEAN AND SCENT CLOTHING AND FOR ITS UPLIFTING SCENT.
THE POWER OF SENSES & AROMATHERAPY.
The human senses are incredibly powerful and greatly affect thought, mood and many other brain functions and work together to help support our perception of our surroundings. Undoubtedly, one of the most powerful senses is the sense of smell.
What Are Essential Oils?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
This is one of the most vital things you must know about essential oils – not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and potentially toxic. There are four grades of essential oils:
1. Synthetic and Altered Oils
→ created in laboratory and lowest grade of oil
2. Natural and “Pure” Oils
→ overly processed so they lose healing compounds
→ most commonly sold type of essential oils
3. Wellness Grade Essential Oils
→ steam distilled with healing compounds
→ the negative is that they may or may not have been sprayed with pesticides
4. Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
→ the highest grade of essential oils with greatest healing properties
→ medicinal oils that can be used as plant-based medicine.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
Essential 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 in one of three methods:
Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.Some essential oils can be placed directly on the skin, but some cannot and should be mixed with a carrier oil. Some of the best carrier oils include coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and pomegranate seed oil. Simply take 3-5 drops of the essential oil and put directly onto your skin. If it needs a carrier oil mix 3-5 drops of essential oils with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil like coconut oil.
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.
Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.
That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.
THE dōTERRA STORY
In the spring of 2008, a group of health-care and business professionals who shared profound personal experiences with the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils came together with a common vision of bringing a new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world. They wanted something different that would appeal to all people—from those who knew nothing of essential oils to those who were considered experts in the field.
They concluded that, with hard work, commitment, and the help of others with similar passion and vision, they could and would create a new paradigm for essential oils. With that conviction, they organized a company and named it “dōTERRA®,” a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.” The first offering of dōTERRA essential oils—25 single oils and 10 oil blends—was introduced for sale on April 25, 2008, to the acclaim of essential oil experts and product enthusiasts who immediately recognized the superior quality of dōTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils.
In addition to the ongoing development of new essential oils and proprietary essential oil blends, dōTERRA product offerings include nutritional, spa, and healthy living products based on essential oil technologies and a comprehensive wellness philosophy.
The top-selling dōTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.
Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
dōTERRA products are sold exclusively through Wellness Advocates. Working from home, these advocates introduce, educate about, and sell dōTERRA products in their local markets through person-to-person contact and globally through personalized web shopping sites.