OILS FOR HEALTH
I have come to realise there are essential oils and then there are ESSENTIAL oils.
Oils that are purely the essence of the oils derived from flowers, roots, leaves and fruits etc...nothing else added, and they are of such a grade that they could be used to support our bodies - aromatically (still my favourite way) topically and internally.
This totally aligns with my philosophy that plants are our medicine.
HOW OILS CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR HEALTH
Essential oils are plant medicine. They are literally the medicinal essence of the plant that is used to keep that plant healthy; protecting it from fungus, moulds and pests, and we have been using them in our lives for thousands of years.
DETOXING YOUR HOME
Essential oils have naturally occurring properties in them such as anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and anti-septic compounds. They are perfect for replacing all of the nasty chemical-filled cleaning products that you may still use in your home, including cleaners for your bathroom, kitchen and windows. These chemicals play havoc with your own body's wisdom and natural chemistry (especially your hormones) and for people who have sensitive skin or auto-immune disorders such as eczema or psoriasis, creating your own home cleaning products with essential oils like Wild Orange oil, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree are an amazingly safe and delicious smelling alternative for you.
NATURAL BEAUTY CARE AND DETOXING YOUR BODY
A couple of dashes of Frankincense, a touch of Lavender and a smidgen of Tea Tree oil mixed with some Rose-hip or other carrier oil of your choice and you have an incredible new facial oil and will make your skin glow and your cells dance.
I love the creative magic alchemy of crafting beautiful products for myself and my loved ones. Of course there are so many beautiful products that have been made available to us with incredible ingredients in them, but making your own means you get to recycle your bottles and make beautiful personalised gifts for your family, friends and loved ones.
Creating your own products means that you can know 100% what is going into your body (your skin is THE biggest absorbent organ of your body) and can include making your own deodorant, moisturisers and toothpaste. The list is constantly growing!
BALANCE YOUR EMOTIONS AND HEAL YOUR BODY
Essential oils help create our emotional state. The oils create feelings and memories within our body that help us to ease sadness and anxiety and return us to a more relaxed state of being. Balancing your emotions by diffusing and/or topically applying your essential oils means not only are you identifying how you are feeling (such an important part of connecting to your body's wisdom) you are also empowering yourself to have a different emotional experience. This new emotional experience communicates to the cells in your body to signal them to start healing, You feel good and your body starts to feel good.
Since I have started using doTERRA oils, myself, my family, and my clients have experienced reduced anxiety and insomnia, balanced hormones, digestive health, clearing up fungal infections, improving breathing, ear infections and taking care of the bumps and bruises we seem to acquire. These babies have literally become a major support to my own health and well-being.
These oils also allow you to create the most beautiful self-care rituals.
FLOWERS ALWAYS MAKE PEOPLE BETTER,
HAPPIER, AND MORE HELPFUL, THEY ARE
SUNSHINE, FOOD AND MEDICINE
FOR THE SOUL.
- Luther Burbank
NOT ALL OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL
The bottom line is that doTERRA oils work. Everyone I have shared these oils with that really gives them a try with an open mind is amazed at how well they work. If they didn’t work, doTERRA would have never become the largest essential oil company in the world so fast. Why do they work so well?
dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG) rating certify that that they are 100% pure essential oil extracts, so you know you’re getting the best.
7 different types of testing are done on EVERY batch of essential oil: gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, microbial, organolepic, FTIR (fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), chirality, isotopic and heavy metal testing. Not just that but they test at multiple points in the process and they use a 100% independent third party University to also test every batch. This results in a consistent, reliable and pure essential oil. ABSOLUTELY NO other company can make those claims!!
I invite you to go exploring and do your own research and how these oils are doing amazing work in the health world.
SUPPORTING OUR PLANET AND ITS INHABITANTS
Consumerism is a real thorn in my side, I avoid it wherever possible, but in this world we often cannot help being consumers in some way. However, we can choose which products we consume so that the money that is exchanged is used in the best way possible...it is my daily activism method.
doTERRA source their oils from over 40 countries, more than half of these could be considered developing countries. What I love about this the most is that doTERRA source their oils from where the plants are indigenous to, and those who are tending them have a lineage linked to the knowledge of these plants, meaning these plants are going to have the highest source of goodness ever!
To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.
Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
Not only that but doTERRA have set up the Healing Hands Foundation. This is a not-for-profit organisation where doTERRA supports humanitarian causes like this one below which completely resonates with me.