Essential Oil 101

Essential Oils
Essential oil are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

How do essential oils work?

When you open a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil.

Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, reducing anxiousness and feelings of tension, and promoting a restful environment for sleep.

Meanwhile, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems,* promotes a relaxing atmosphere, and aids in healthy cellular function.*


There is amazing power in the sense of smell. Scent interacts with your brain and help manage emotions, even can quickly trigger a memory. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory.

For this reason, essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application. You can achieve the amazing health benefits of essential oils by using a diffuser, diffuser jewelry, or simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.


Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit. We ALWAYS recommend using an carrier oil to increase absorption of the essentials and to help prevent any skin sensitivity.


Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds. Essential oils can be used internally through a number of amazing natural options and products from doterra. From toothpaste to gel caps, there are easy and safe options for your every day

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