Essential Oils are becoming a main-stream tool in homes and are no longer saved only for the ‘hippy-crunchy’. These natural plant-based oils have been around for centuries, but with the growing number of published clinical studies showing benefits, increased health care costs and social media sharing, essential oils use has become commonplace.
When beginning to learn and research the oils, all of the information can be overwhelming and mountainous to sift-through. Below are some quick facts about essential oils and their benefits.
What are essential oils?
They are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, so if you have ever enjoyed the smell of a rose, you are actually experiencing the aromatic qualitites of the essential oils in that plant.
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
How do they work?
Essential oils can be inhaled, absorbed dermally and even some may be ingested. Once in the body, the essential oils enter the blood stream and can begin to have cellular impact.
Every cell is enclosed in a protective barrier called a membrane that serves to maintain the cell as a closed system separate from the outside environment. Imbedded in the membrane are surface receptors that serve as a line of communication between that individual cell and the rest of the body. When the proper substance binds with these receptors, it initiates a cascade of chemical changes on the inner side of the cellular membrane, triggering modifications in the function of the cell. Interaction with these easily accessible receptors is one way that essential oils communicate with cells and impact cellular activity.
Essential oils can also influence the brain by passing from the blood into the brain. The blood brain barrier is the most secure tissue barrier in the body. It is highly selective in order to protect the fragile tissues of the central nervous system.
The effects of essential oils are far-reaching regardless of their method of application. Such powerful biological influence would not be possible if essential oil compounds were not lipid soluble and did not have small molecular size. These unique structural properties give essential oils powerful biological influence throughout the body.
The doTERRA difference
TruNorth Nutrition has been using essential oils for years, but made the change to doTERRA after researching the quality and extraction methods of essential oils. doTERRA provides the highest quality, therapeutic grade oils on the market while partnering with small family farmers around the globe. During harvest, doTERRA gently and carefully distills the oils from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils that are free of pesticides, synthetic materials and chemicals.
You can open up a doTERRA wholesale membership for $35 and customize your cart at wholesale pricing or you can select one of our enrollment kits which will waive the $35 fee and include your wholesale membership for the next year. A starter kit also take any of the guess work out of getting started with doTERRA, as they are bundled with the most popular oils and products. This membership will allow you to order oils on-demand as frequently as you want.
Still have questions about what oils are best for you and your family? Contact me and we can schedule a free 30 minute consultation to discuss.