You have probably at one time or another used an essential oil, but in recent years (particularly recently) they just seem to be everywhere! Would you believe me if I tell you that essential oils are magical gifts from mother nature….no honestly, they are! They can help support your health and well-being so much, and at the moment we all could use the extra support for that.
But what exactly are essential oils?
They are naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in plants. The flowers, leaves, woods, seeds, bark, stems, roots, grasses and fruit rind. They are known as the immune system of the plant and act as a defence mechanism against disease and environmental threats. When extracted, the compounds produced are highly potent and contain amazing properties which we can use.
Each essential oil has its own unique chemistry and is made up of hundreds of individual chemical compounds. Essential oil molecules are so tiny in structure that when massaged onto the skin, they are able to pass through the outer layer of the epidermis. Once they enter the bloodstream essential oils target specific areas of the body with their healing benefits. Mother nature has an innate intelligence and wants to bring the body and mind back into balance.
Essential oils can benefit you in so many other ways too, take just one of our oils, Peppermint for example.. You can apply Peppermint to your temples and the back of your neck to relieve head tension, or add a few drops in your raw chocolate or other tasty treats you create (it tastes divine). Peppermint also amazing for taking the heat out of a sunburn and deterring ants and other bugs from your home. Do you know another bug repellent you could ingest? I think not! And of course, you can also use essential oils to make your own chemical free beauty and or home cleaning products. From top to bottom you can create a multitude of natural products suitable for everyone in the family and on your friends list!
That all said, please don’t just go to any old shop to purchase your oils please make sure you are using oils that have FULL traceability of their pureness. There is a reason I fully trust dōTERRA essential oils, and it's because I know they are the purest unadulterated oils I have EVER come across, and believe me I have used A LOT of varying brands over the course of my 25 years in the industry! I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to be putting something onto or into my body, I want to know that it’s the absolute best quality it can be! doTERRA give me that assurance and once you try these oils too, I promise you will fall in love too!
Safety Notice: If you don't have dōTERRA essential oils, but want to make the items I feature throughout this website that's ok, just please be aware I cannot vouch for the quality or safety of other brands, so I would NOT recommend you using any other essential oil brands in my food & drink (oral ingestion) recipes, please use food flavourings or be sure to do your own checks as to if your essential oils are safe for the use applied to my recipes.