Why use essential oils?
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What's a diffuser?
Having a coach is key to safe essential oil practices for all ages! Some oils are safe to apply directly on the skin (neat) while others require proper dilution (such as hot oils). Also, different essential oils are recommended at different ages. The typical rule of thumb is to always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil to help the oil penetrate down into the dermis (blood supply of the skin), decrease evaporation, dilute potency and allow for application over a larger service area. Bottom line, use a carrier oil!
What is a carrier oil?
A carrier oil is any plant based oil used to mix with an essential oil to dilute the essential oil’s potency. The most frequently used carrier oil is Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) because it doesn’t leave a greasy residue, absorbs quickly and doesn’t have an aroma. Fractionated simply means it stays liquid at any temperature. Carrier oils can also be used for their moisturizing benefits such as jojoba oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil or shae nut oil.
GENERAL DILUTION RECOMMENDATIONS
2-3 drops of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
1-2 drops of essential oil per 2 teaspoon of carrier oil
1 drop of essential oil per 1 tablespoon of carrier oil
You can mix any essential oil together, they do not interact. You have the option to mix the essential oil and carrier oil directly in your cupped hand or premix and store your formulas. Topical applications can be premixed and placed in a glass roller bottle or pump. Dark glass is best to protect the medicinal compounds inside the oils. Store oils at room or cool temperatures. Remember to keep a lid on the oils to prevent oxidation.
I ONLY advocate for the use of doTERRA essential oils internally due to frequent mislabeling and adulterations found in today’s essential oil market. However, not all of doTERRA’s essential oils are recommended for internal use due to how they are processed and absorbed. You will know if an essential oil is safe for ingestion if there is a Supplement Fact label on the bottle. It will be clearly indicated. To use doTERRA oils internally you can place 1-2 drops inside a veggie capsule to swallow, drop the oil directly in your mouth, place them onto a spoon to mix with honey or add the oil to another liquid and drink them. Just like using oils topically, remember to dilute Hot oils with at least 3oz of another liquid. Always use glass or stainless steel to drink oils out of because the oils can degrade the lining of plastic allowing you to digest the chemicals. The typical adult dose for essential oils use internally is 1-2 drops. Internal use should be guided by your coach to review amounts, dilution, proper ingestion route, age and size of the individual.
Extracting essential oils is truly a science. Incorrect extraction times, temperatures and durations destroy medicinal properties. Having properly trained doctors, biochemists and scientists extract the oils correctly is imperative if you plan to use an essential oil for medicinal purposes.
What is CPTG?
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) is a certification only doTERRA essential oils possess. This means each bottle of doTERRA’s essential oils have been quality-tested above industry standards and meets medicinal CPTG quality. Want more? doTERRA takes it even further and releases the quality testing and purity reports directly to you! The consumer! Amazing… If you enter the code located on the bottom of your doTERRA bottle into www.sourcetoyou.com, doTERRA provides you full transparency. You know everything about the oil in your hand! I call that peace of mind.
What is Indigenous Sourcing?
doTERRA gets more than 100 essential oils from over 40 different countries where the plants flourish naturally. More than half of these countries can be classified as developing 3rd world countries. Through a system called co-impact sourcing doTERRA provides fair wages, job opportunities and charitable projects through their Healing Hands Foundation. Indigenous sourcing allows for maximum therapeutic potency. Sourcing plants where they thrive naturally, in specific regions of the world is imperative. If you plan to use an essential oil for medicinal reasons, know where it comes from!
doTERRA’s integration into the healthcare system
doTERRA’s goal is to fully merge into the healthcare system providing accessible integrative healthcare to everyone. A proven method of healthcare through integrative medicine by merging traditional western methods and essential oil therapy. Take time to meet doTERRA’s Medical Advisory Panel and review the research behind doTERRA and additional health and wellness resources.