What are Essential Oils?
What are essential oils? Now a days they seem to be everywhere! Millions of people around the world have discovered the many uses for essential oils and you can't check out Pinterest or Facebook without seeing someone post another testimonial or recipe with essential oils. What are these magical oils that everyone is talking about? Essential oils are nature's self defense mechanism against environmental threats. They are found in the bark of a tree, rind of a fruit, roots, petal of a flower and many other parts of plants. They are pure extracts from plants and are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. I like to think of them as the blood that runs through mother nature.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. The Egyptians used essential oils for health, cosmetic and in religious ceremonies. Hippocrates used essential oils with his patients and today more and more people are being introduced the wonderful world of essential oils and their beautiful therapeutic benefits. Have you ever wondered what your family used as natural solutions in the past? Think about it. What did your family do 100 years ago? They most likely used natural solutions. I was raised using both modern medicine and natural remedies.
In Dec. of 2013 after rejecting multiple invitations to learn about essential oils from a friend I finally gave in and sat down with her and she took us on a magical presentation about essential oils. At the time a had just moved, had 2 kids under 3 and had a full time job. Supporting my emotions was difficult. I found myself yearning for that glass of wine as soon as the kids went to sleep. I knew deep down inside that drinking my feelings was not a good idea, this is when essential oils came into my life and it has been a huge blessing. I stopped drinking alcohol 2 years ago, lost 50 lbs and resigned from my job. I can't believe it. Who knew an essential oil could be so powerful.
Let's get back to some oil info so you can have a better understanding of how and why we use essential oils. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that are extracted and distilled from plants for health benefits. Essential oils contain hundreds of different compounds that provide natural, safe and effective ways to support of bodies. Essential oils address the root cause of the problem vs synthetics that just mask the symptoms. Why are they so effective? Well, essential oils work at a cellular level, they protect your cells. They can penetrate the cell membrane where virus resides. Always use CPTG certified essential oils. This will guarantee that you are using the world's purest essential oils.
They are super easy to use and cost pennies per drop! The first year we used essential oils in our home our medical bill was less than $100. No doctor visits, no co pays, no time off work and most important we had a natural solution in the comfort of our own home at any given moment. When you have kids anything can happen at any given time. Tantrums, roller coaster of emotions, trouble sleeping, cuts and scrapes… you name it. It didn’t matter what happened, I simply used our essential oils and they got the job done.
There is a lot of science behind the world of essential oils. I have attended many conferences and presentations about essential oils given by scientist and doctors. It's amazing how much research is still being done. The stories and testimonials are amazing. I had no idea that being an oil user would turn into a career of empowering people all over the world on how to use essential oils. I want to thank you for stopping by and learning about these beautiful oils. I only use doterra because they are best in the world. I'm not just saying that science backs it up. This company goes above and beyond to ensure that the world is being provided the highest quality grade essential oils. Together we are empowering people one drop at a time. I look forward to sharing our journey with you as we change the world.