What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.
Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
How do I use essential oils?
I’ve had a few health issues over the past few years – being diagnosed coeliac; having breast cancer, mild diabetes, and a fatty liver, not to mention the chronic issues I’ve had for years like asthma, eczema, perennial hayfever and the ‘I’m getting older’ complaints so many of us suffer from like back, muscular and joint pain… you get the drift.
So, I have been working hard to improve my health because I believe that the older you get, the healthier you need to be to maintain your quality of life and live a long and happy life.
A major part of my health improvement regime has been to reduce my exposure to toxins, particularly in my home – the environment over which I have the most control. I’ve changed my cleaning products; body products; cosmetics; perfumes; the food I eat, the way I cook, the utensils I use in the kitchen, and the way I store foods; the water I drink; the products I use for pest control… there are just so many ways I’ve been able reduce my toxic load.
Not only has my health improved but I know I’m also making a difference to the global environment by reducing my use of plastics, using ecologically sustainable products, recycling, and using natural products rather than chemicals and products which are dangerous for my health.
I now use dōTERRA essential oils and products made from these oils to replace many of the toxic products I used to have in my home.
Why dōTERRA? Because I know these oils are 100% pure, there’s no fillers or additives. They are sourced from country of indigenous origin so they’re the best quality and I know they’re not only ethically and sustainably grown and harvested, but the farmers and people in the communities producing them are directly benefiting from this sourcing (read more about that here). dōTERRA has state-of-the-art testing and analysis of their oils, with each batch of oils being tested to ensure their purity and quality (learn more here).
These oils have made such a difference to my life and I’d love to share them with you so you can find out for yourself just how amazing they are so why not come with me on a journey to health and wellbeing.