If you would have asked me about essential oils a few years ago, I wouldn’t have even known what they were. Today I see them as one of the most effective tools for natural health and alternative medicine that I know. How can that be? Well, maybe we need to sit down for a chat.
Scientifically speaking essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. What exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? They are called volatile because they change state quickly. Essential oils aren’t true oils like almond oil, olive oil, or flaxseed oil — those are called fixed oils. Fixed oils don’t vaporize the way essential oils do, and they are much heavier. Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. Essentially, there is an oil for everything!
Essential oils are super-concentrated. For example, it takes about 16 pounds of fresh peppermint leaves to produce an ounce of essential oil . These oils constitute important active ingredients and flavor additives in many kinds of everyday products — candies, syrups, toothpastes, cleaning products, skin creams, lip balms, shampoos, bath salts, and soaps. Essential oils even give flavor and aroma to the spices that you use to add zest to your cooking such as cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg used for apple cider and baked goods. Nutmeg, allspice, thyme, oregano, basil, and savory all contain essential oils.
Believe it or not, most forms of modern-day medication started by scientists, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies extracting the beneficial properties of essential oils. In other words, the vast majority of pharmaceutical drugs that we have today actually started as essential oils that were harvested from plants and other sources. Unfortunately, in order to patent their products, pharmaceutical companies create synthetic versions of the beneficial compounds contained within essential oils. This allows them to fund mass production and control distribution, increasing their profits while simultaneously decreasing the benefits to consumers.
Considering the fact that most over-the-counter medication we use today actually started from essential oils, the reality is that essential oils are not only legitimate, but are superior to over-the-counter medication because they are the original source, not the synthetic creation. So why use synthetic methods of medication when you could get access to the original essential oils themselves?
How Essential Oils Can Be Beneficial In Your Daily Life
- Firstly, essential oils are one of the best ways to empower yourself in the area of natural health. If there is one area that makes most people feel powerless, it is healthcare. That shouldn’t be, nor does it have to be! You start to learn about the powerful chemistry of essential oils and how they support your body to heal itself. My essential oil journey has brought me to a number of different oil companies, but my bent for research and my background in attestation as a CPA has led me to doTERRA. Knowing what I now know, I would never recommend the oils of any other company.
- Secondly, essential oils provide powerful emotional support. When you are seeking to heal a relationship or seeking to have the strength to move away from a toxic relationship, essential oils literally shift your body chemistry and can change your mood. This enables you to take a step back and do what you need to do to grow and heal.
- Thirdly, a doTERRA essential oil business is a powerful vehicle for financial wholeness. As a business woman and as someone who has pursued residual income investments for 20 years, I have never analyzed a business opportunity that is as solid as doTERRA’s compensation plan. Since joining three years ago, not only have my husband and I both “retired” from our jobs and multiplied our income, we have had the privilege of helping a multitude of others achieve their financial goals as well. Click here to learn about starting an essential oil business
If you’re interested in learning more, watch this ‘Essential Oil 101’ webinar where I elaborate on how oils work and the top oils to use for the most common ailments.