Years ago I was a massage therapist, so I knew of essential oils. They smelled pretty. They made people feel pampered and "helped them relax". That was the extent of my knowledge on the matter. Little did I know that these little drops of oil contained a powerhouse of purpose. A friend introduced their true purpose to me in 2014 and I fell in love immediately. I quickly found myself with a dozen oils, using them to transform all areas of my life. I added blends to my medicine cabinet, created personal care products and tossed out the old cleaning products for these less toxic and more powerful combinations. These oils had a unique purpose in my life and I loved discovering new uses and new combinations. It fit so well into my values of leading a purpose driven life and frankly, everything smelled amazing.
Modern Essentials: A contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils states that ... Essential oils embody the regenerating, protective, and immune-strengthening properties of plants. The properties of essential oils allows them to be easily absorbed by the skin and can affect every cell of the body within twenty minutes. Essential oils are powerful antioxidants (think substances that keep you looking young and staying healthy) and many of them have anti-"bug" effects.
Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically and my favorite, internally. They have been used for hundreds of years all over the world and each oil has specific uses for the emotional, spiritual and physical body. Essential oils can be used in many different ways as an alternative to the harmful and toxic substances you might find in your daily routine. I have created my own moisturizer, toothpaste, deodorant, bath salts, immune support, baby creams, baby wipes, air purifiers, cleaning supplies and I use them in my cooking, ginger and basil are my favorite.
Producing therapeutic grade essential oils can be very costly to the consumer and the environment, unless done properly. The company I am an *advocate for is doTERRA. They take meticulous steps to insure their oils are sustainably grown and harvested in their native regions. This practice not only produces pure and potent oils it also supports the local economy and environment. When you are putting oils on your skin, in your body and in the air you breath you want them to be as pure as possible. Some of the other companies use synthetic compounds...no thank you. Just like investing in good food and good supplements, I believe you need to invest in good oils. Your body won't regret it.
If you are interested in learning more about these oils, how to purchase them and get started using them in your life, click here.
*Full disclaimer...I am an affiliate of doTERRA, so by purchasing these oils through my website I get a little kickback. I wouldn't do it if I didn't believe in the company.