Have you been seeing Essential Oils everywhere?
Are you wondering what all the fuss is about? You are not alone!
I am so glad you are here, because this is something I am extremely passionate about & I have a feeling that you soon will be too, if you are not already 😉
So, let’s clear things up… Essential Oils, aren’t they just a pretty smell?
That’s what I used to think as little girl when my nan would sprinkle lavender oil on our pillows every night we would have a sleep over at her place. I thought it was just to make the bed smell nice (a typical ‘Grandma thing’ you know, like mothballs in the closet).
But little did I know, my nan was on to something! Lavender has been used for centuries to help induce a deep, restful nights’ sleep due to its overwhelming number of calming & soothing properties. Good one Nan!
Before I go on, it’s really important to understand that your body is always looking to move toward the goal of homeostasis. It is always working to heal itself, & there are things that we do in our lifestyle that can either help or hinder this process.
The more you know, the more empowered you can be.
For example, I used to suffer from severe headaches & I did not want to rely on painkillers for them. So, i looked at more natural ways of supporting my body through that. I learned that I could use peppermint essential oil to calm the tension & relieve pain. By using Peppermint as opposed to Panadol, I was not costing my body energy through a side effect of taking medication. So I was able to better assist my body in coming back to the state it naturally wants to be in – that of equilibrium.
This is what I mean when I say that essential oils are more than just yummy smells. They are a powerful toolkit that we have at our fingertips to assist & support our body’s ability to return to a state of balance & harmony.
When I need an afternoon pick me up (as much as I love coffee)… I reach for an essential oil
When I have a sore tummy… I reach for an essential oil
When I need to center & ground myself… I reach for an essential oil
When I need to calm my nervous system… I reach for an essential oil
When my skin needs some extra lovin’… I reach for an essential oil
When I have sore muscles… I reach for.. you guessed it! An essential oil.
Intuitively, we all know that Mother Nature provides powerful healing properties in her plants, (ever see your dog chew on grass when he is feeling off?) this knowing is innate within all of us.
Essential oils (present in the leaves, stems, bark, petals etc of plants) protect our body in the same way that they protect the plant against pathogens & harmful bacteria. Each plant carries healing compounds that encourage immunity, act as first-aid responders, and boost beauty by delivering nutrients & stimulating cells.
Simply through inhalation, topical application or even ingestion, these majestic molecules can enter our beings and work their alchemy in a matter of seconds!
*WARNING* Before you start smothering these life-nurturing elixirs all over your world, it’s important for you to know that not all essential oils are created equal!
The purity, quality and efficacy of the oils you use is paramount & varies a LOT among the differing brands!
So, with hundreds of essential oil brands on the shelves today, how do you know that you are indeed buying a pure & potent product rather than a synthetic derivative formulated in a lab?
This is such an important question because – & I’m going to get a little bit dark on you here – unfortunately, there is a shadow side to the essential oil industry.
You see, oils that are readily available in the marketplace, even those sold in health food stores, are less than pure & true. Mass distilled for the food & perfume industry, these oils are very cheaply produced & are often just imitations! In fact, it is estimated that 80% of the essential oils on the market today that are labelled ‘100% pure’, are actually highly adulterated with cheap & harmful toxic fillers!!
Only pure, authentic oils that are carefully distilled from indigenously grown plant matter can provide the real benefits of plant wisdom.
Know your source!
This is why I only use doTERRA Essential Oils in & on my body. The crazy, yet necessary lengths that this company go to to ensure the purity of these oils is unlike anything I have ever seen.
As part of doTERRA’s transparency & commitment to us as conscious consumers they have produced a comprehensive website called Source to You www.sourcetoyou.com (this website causes a disturbance for other essential oil companies because it demands a level of transparency they are not currently willing to provide) with detailed information about the sourcing of the oils & testing reports on every oil produced. No other company that I know of does this.
Promise me you’ll do the research for yourself? Because I would hate to think that you & your family were being exposed to toxic chemicals hidden in adulterated, fake essential oils!
Essential oils truly are revolutionising our health care system today & changing the way we create relationships with our body, our health & our Earth. The fact that they have a pleasant aroma is a cherry on top of the endless other benefits that come from incorporating these beauties into your wellness lifestyle.
If you are interested in learning more about DoTERRA & experiencing the magic of their oils for yourself, click here & I’ll show you how! I would be honoured to guide you!