What are essential oils?
You may have heard people talking about essential oils, so you might be wondering, what exactly is an essential oil and what does it do?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These oils are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
These therapeutic oils in plants create protection from insects, shield the plant from environmental stress and encourage adaptation to their surroundings. When you use essential oils you are harnessing the protective and healing powers of a plant.
Essential oils are composed of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells and some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier. They differ from fatty oils (like those in vegetables or nuts) that come from large molecules because they cannot penetrate your cells so they are not therapeutic in the same manner.
For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine.
Just adding some of the more common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, peppermint, lemon, and melaleuca to your natural medicine cabinet can:
- help with seasonal/environmental threats, runny nose, increased temperature, and feeling under the weather
- Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
- Heal skin concerns
- Reduce discomfort
- Balance hormones
- Improve digestion
- Reduce cellulite and wrinkles
- Clean your home
- DIY personal care products
Here are 2 quick videos for you to watch on doTERRA’s essential oils to give you a better visual on essential oils.
Why buy doTERRA?
- Every single liter is tested with at least 6 tests to ensure purity and quality
- The oils are sourced around the world with great care for the growers, their families and sustainability
- The company provides consistent education and support
- doTERRA has a beautiful culture of integrity and service
Read more here: why choose doTERRA and why doTERRA essential oils are different from other essential oils
Essential Oils Now Used In Medical Hospitals
Aromatherapy has a variety of health benefits and can be used in various settings. It is a great non-invasive way to alleviate a variety of medical conditions and can be used safely in combination with many other therapies.
Many traditional hospitals like Vanderbilt University Hospital are catching on to the benefits of essential oils and are using them in the treatment of calming emotions, soothing anxious feelings, easing feelings of self-doubt and, unwanted pathogens in hospitalized patients.
A 2009 study found that pre-operative patients who received aromatherapy with lavandin oil were significantly less anxious feelings about their surgery than controls. Other oils such as sandalwood, neroli oil, and lavender oil have also been used in traditional medicine to help patients better manage anxious feelings.
Certain essential oils have also been used by midwives to help reduce fear and anxious feelings during childbirth. A 2007 study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine suggests that women who used aromatherapy during labor reported less pain overall and were able to use fewer pain medications.
Essential oils can also have germ destroying, purifying, and immune system supporting used in medical settings. Many oils can be very supportive for various skin concerns. While others may help boost the immune system, help with difficulty sleeping, and aid with digestion.
How can you buy doTERRA essential oils?
doTERRA is sold only through wellness advocates. We share through family and friends, in person and only classes and websites. You have the options to buy the oils at full retail price or join with a wholesale membership. This wholesale membership is open to anyone, whether you want the discount just for yourself, or want to share and earn with doTERRA.
There are no monthly fees and no requirements to sell or buy. The wholesale membership is for personal discount.
How much does the wholesale membership cost?
The wholesale account is $35 for a year and gives you 25% off of everything. You can log in and monitor your account, order more, etc. and that is FREE. After 1 year if you want to renew your doTERRA membership you pay $25 and they send you a free Peppermint ($29 retail value). It’s a great deal! You are not required to buy monthly, sell anything or even buy again (but you’ll want to!)
Why buy a starter kit?
If you start with an enrollment kit, the $35 is waived! Your wholesale membership is included for FREE! This is how most people join to get the most for their money. Ask me about starter kits as low as $135 (AND YES! this includes your membership!) View starter kits.
Need recommendations on what to start with? Send me a message and I can put together a custom kit that will fit your needs! April@EssentialOilPrincess.com