Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Plant based wellness is not a trend. It is a lifestyle filled with promise and vitality.
Essential Oils are becoming a household name and for good reasons. Now more than ever, we are bombarded by toxins and chemicals hidden in our foods, medicines, air, clothing, home products, and beauty products. This unending cycle of toxicity overload is one of the major contributing factors in the general decline of our health and wellness. Western Medicine offers quick fixes, but with a hefty price. If you had the choice between a route that only had side benefits, versus side effects, which would you chose?
Essential oils are powerful, effective, and safe. Literally Mankind’s first medicine, we simply would not have survived as a race without them. In Egypt, essential oils were critical in the embalming process, in addition to gifts left in alabaster jars with Kings. They were well renown for their incredible healing properties and sacred wisdom. Entire temples were dedicated to the production and blending of essential oils, with walls colorfully adorned with their recipes. In the Bible, there are over 180 references to essential oils. The Chinese were masters of using plants for aromatic benefits, documenting the uses of over 300 plants for medicinal purposes. They believed extracting a plant’s fragrance actually freed the plant’s soul. The Greeks believed all aromatic plants to be of “Divine Origin” and used many different plant extracts for their antiseptic properties. Hippocrates himself used aromatic essences to fumigate the city of Athens to fight off the plague. Romans used essential oils to scent everything from clothes and hair, to homes and military flags. In Arabia, the first steam distillation method was produced around 1000 A.D., a process that has evolved and is still used today. Europe also utilized essential oils heavily during the Great Plague. Those who were in constant contact with essential oil aromas, ointments, and extracts were virtually immune to the diseased that destroyed the country.
So what exactly is an essential oil? Simply put, they are the volatile liquids extracted from plants. “One of the factors that determines the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents. These constituents can be affected by a vast number of variables: the part(s) of the plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, fertilizer, geographic region, climate, altitude, harvest season and method, and distillation process.” As you journey through the endless realm of healing possibilities, you’ll understand why these powerful essential oils must be obtained from the purest source. I can assure you a $10 bottle of lavender from Whole Foods is NOT the same quality and purity as the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils that Doterra offers. Using anything less than CPTG oils can be harmful and in some cases, extremely toxic as topical and internal applications are effective ways to use essential oils in every day life.
Currently it seems as though we are on the cusp of a major shift in consciousness in regards to the ways we take care of ourselves. We live in much darker times these days. GMOS lurking in our foods, hazardous chemicals around every corner, and more and more links conditions that could be preventable if you support your body NOW. There are safer, more natural solutions available and Doterra is on the forefront of this shift, pairing with medical professionals and scientists to ensure your wellness takes priority. As a parent I cannot describe the feeling knowing I am proactively protecting my family in ways that are so simple, so effective, and so practical. This blog section of our website will be dedicated to providing you an indepth look at essential oils, how to care for your body holistically, so that we can reach, educate, and inspire as many people as possible so that the future generations have a fighting chance. It is possible to turn things around. It’s never too late to make positive changes that will improve your life. Drop by drop, we’re getting there.
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