The power of Essential Oils
Essential Oils are a gift from nature - they provide us with a way to address the cause of illness (rather than just masking the symptoms), with no side effects, empowering us to take control of our health naturally. We intuitively know that Lemon has incredible cleansing properties, or that Lavender is relaxing but to truly experience the power of these plants, we need to look to Essential Oils.
Essential oils to support whole wellness
We are living in an age where more people are waking up to holistic wellness. We are more conscious than ever about what we are putting on and in our body. I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of taking charge of our own wellbeing, and making empowered choices about our lifestyle and the products we use to support us.
We know that to feel healthy we need to eat well, move our bodies and get plenty of sleep, but true wellness is much deeper. If we want to create whole wellness we must also manage our stress levels and emotions, and minimise the toxins our bodies come into contact with. Essential oils are a powerful tool for managing our WHOLE wellness.
They can be used to:
- support nutrition
- balance digestion
- get better sleep
- replace cleaning products with natural options
- protect and nurture the skin
- repel insects and soothe bites and stings
- support the body's natural healing mechanisms
- purify the air we breathe
- manage emotions & support spiritual practice
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are natural, pure extracts from plants. They have been used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
As essential oils are highly concentrated (around 50-70 x more powerful than herbs), a little goes a long way and they are a safe, affordable, effective and natural alternative to synthetic remedies. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on your specific needs.
Chances are you are already familiar with, and maybe even using essential oils - in your skincare, cleaning products, medicine cabinet, food. Think Lavender. Tea Tree. Lemon. Peppermint.
How do I use them?
There are 3 ways essential oils can be used safely:
Due to their potency and differing qualities of each oil, it’s important to ensure that you are aware of the correct usage for individual oils. Also, when using with children or on sensitive skin essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil before applying topically.
Personally, I use essential oils for everything! - Cooking, skincare, diffusing , to soothe aches and tension, to boost my emotional wellness, to help calm anxiety, in my cleaning products, and even for my dog.
Not all oils are equal.
It might surprise you to know that not all essential oils are alike - many actually contain synthetics or chemical residues. The oils I choose to stand behind are not synthetic, or food grade, or solely therapeutic, they are the highest quality therapeutic grade.
Their quality is ensured through:
- Sourcing plants from their native growing region rather than farming in areas where the plant wouldn't normally grow. This means that climate, soil condition, and environment all contribute to ensuring the oils are of the highest possible grade.
- Rigorous testing which assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities.
- Third party testing to guarantee the absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms.
Alongside the quality, I've chosen to align myself with doTERRA because of their policy to source the oils from environments where the plants naturally thrive- using ethical and sustainable practices, and supporting farmers. The social, economic and environmental impact this has on farming communities, gives me goosebumps. When you purchase a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you are literally helping to change lives around the world.
Also, sourcing plants from their native growing region (rather than farming in areas where the plant wouldn't normally grow), means that climate, soil condition, and environment all contribute to ensuring the oils are of the highest possible grade.
Learn more about Essential Oils
There is so much more I could share with you! I'm wildly passionate about teaching as many people as possible about the power of essential oils. If you would like to learn more about how they can benefit your lifestyle and wellness, access my calendar below to set up a chat.