EMPOWERED LIVING: with Essential Oils
Enhancing Lives One Drop At A Time...
I am delighted that you found your way here. Welcome to the world of essential oils, where pure natural goodness from the earth is captured in sweet little amber bottles. Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds found in plants, which is a fancy way of saying tiny molecules that give plants their distinctive smells and serve a variety of protective and regenerative purposes. If you have enjoyed a beautifully fragrant scent of a rose, or a refreshingly clean smell of pine trees in the forest, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. And perhaps even noticed a shift in your state.
This is why I am passionate about bringing awareness to why real scents matter (not fake, synthetic scents that are in almost everything nowadays). And empowering you with a toolbox of essential oils for your health and spirit care. Yes, your spirit needs care too. It matters that what we are lathering on our skin, ingesting through the mouth, and indeed breathing in are kind to our bodies, and kind to the Earth. Most of us understand the importance of eating real food vs. processed, synthetic foods. And the more savvy amongst us read the ingredients labels on our food products. Why should it be different for the scents we take in?
Human culture has been adding scents to the environment and on themselves for thousands of years. And we continue to spend billions of dollars a year adding scents or covering up bad ones in almost everything. So it's evident that we value scents. A majority of personal and home care or cleaning products on the market contain "fragrance." The ingredient "fragrance" legally hides hundreds of synthetic chemicals, much of which are derived from petrochemicals. Even some products labeled as "fragrance free" may contain fragrance ingredients to mask the unpleasant chemical smells.
Essential oils offer us a natural solution to what we may breathe, ingest and absorb daily. They are the essence of plant's millennia of evolution. They offer us protective, regenerative and beautifying benefits of plants. And dare I say allow us to express our identity through the scents we choose. We intuitively know about plant benefits when we reach for tea tree (Melaluca) oil for antiseptic needs, or peppermint tea for digestive support. Yet, there's much more to be rediscovered about these potent gifts from nature.
Personally, essential oils are in my life all day long - whether diffused at my desk for focus or at night for restful sleep, sipped in my water, sprinkled in my bath, potentized in my skincare, added to my cooking, rubbed on the bottoms of my feet or combed through my hair. There is a sense of comfort in knowing that I can turn to these natural, safe and effective oils as my first go-to's for many of my needs.
They too can become a valuable tool for enhancing your daily living. Simple actions incorporated at your pace and within your comfort level, will create new habits that can make a big impact. And the oils will effortlessly become a part of your everyday wellness routine. All it takes is your willingness to learn, experiment, practice and pay attention. And you will see real, tangible results in many aspects of your life. Not so different from how we engage in our yoga or other mind body practices.
Be empowered with natural solutions for better sleep... digestive harmony.... balanced mood... glowing skin (yes, really... I am having so much fun allowing the fledgling alchemist in me experiment and concoct potions and serums for my skin)... and much more. You will be surprised and delighted as you discover your favorite scents and remedies, in caring for yourself and those you love. I can go on and on, but it's really the oils that will convince you. I am a firm believer in verifying through direct experience.
Email me if you are simply curious... or ready to come on this magical essential journey!
Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equal
What sets doTERRA apart? Why did I choose doTERRA, both professionally and enthusiastically as a user?
CPTG: Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
If we want to utilize protective, regenerative and beautifying benefits of plant aromatic compounds, purity of the essential oil is paramount. In an unregulated industry of essential oils, many oils on the market have added fillers and synthetic ingredients, even when labeled as Natural. And the label 'organic' can legally contain 20% nonorganic ingredients in essential oils.
To ensure purity, potency and consistency, and for transparent accountability, doTERRA created an internal standard, verified by third party labs. It's called CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.
Through multiple testings in 3 phases, the CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in the oils. The oils that fail the testing are simply rejected. There is no secondary processing for removing foreign matter. Other than the careful distillation of the oils from the plant material, no other processing takes place. For explanation of each testing described below, click here.
Reviving Time-Honored Ancient Understanding... Investing in Scientific Research & Innovation...
The use of essential oils and plant extracts has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Indians used essential oils for rituals, religious practices, beautifying purposes, and medicinal uses, recognizing the oils’ ability to influence human state and support healing. In recent years, essential oils have moved out of obscurity to become a topic of interest in modern scientific research. And doTERRA is at the forefront of this commitment with a strong team of in-house scientists, accomplished scientific and medical advisors, and partnering with selected academic, industry and medical institutions.
Natural... Effective... Safe... Affordable...
Did you know that essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs? Yes... 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. That one amber bottle will go a long way, making essential oils very affordable, pennies per drop. But I must emphasize, again, that not all essential oil are created equal. Some peppermint oils may not even be food grade, let alone CPTG, so better not be ingesting those. In addition to purity, the delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits and potency (aka effective). Purity, efficacy and safety are the heart of doTERRA's success.
Sourcing Where Plants Thrive Most...
Over 100 doTERRA essential oils are sourced from more than 40 countries. Why does doTERRA span the globe to source their oils? Why not just have a large farm in one place? The answer is really integral and simple. doTERRA seeks out plants from areas where they are either indigenously grown (natural habitat), or best thriving due to soil conditions and sustainability practices. Sourcing the oils where plants thrive due to prime soil conditions has a major impact on the oil's composition, which in turn determines its potency and efficacy. Add to that the careful attention to harvesting at the perfect time and distilling at the optimal temperature and for ideal amount of time - what you get is exceptional quality!
These 40+ countries have some of the best raw material for oils, and doTERRA has the largest market in the world for them. Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships. doTERRA commits to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers - by creating sustainable jobs, providing reliable fair wages, and assisting with grower/harvester cooperatives to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity. In return, doTERRA can offer consistent and exceptional quality oils to its users. Users participate in the reciprocity when choosing oils sourced not only for superior quality, but with sustainability and giving back in mind - contributing to providing jobs globally, changing many lives, and rebuilding communities in underdeveloped nations that make up more than half of the 40+ countries sourcing for doTERRA. That is worthy of my dollar!
Healing Hands Foundation...
Healing Hands is doTERRA's non-profit foundation whose overall mission is “to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.”
Through partnerships and on its own, Healing Hands have funded and provided resources to projects that changed many lives around the globe. Just to name a few - building and sponsoring medical clinics, working with communities to install clean water systems, and providing education to girls and women on women's health and sustainable feminine hygiene. Healing Hands also aids and supports in times of extreme crisis and natural disasters.
doTERRA provides all overhead and administrative costs to ensure 100% of all donations go directly to those in need. There are a variety of ways to contribute. All proceeds of selected few products go to the Healing Hands Foundation. Every customer has the option to donate a $1 when purchasing. Or you can go right here to donate.
Amber Bottles of Purity, Integrity & Humanity...
100% pure plant aromatic extracts, nothing added, and nothing removed... but also so much integrity and empathy come bottled in that amber bottle of doTERRA essential oil. This is why I am proud to be part of doTERRA and enthusiastically recommend these oils to you.
Thank you for staying a while. And taking the time to learn more about these remarkable oils and the innovative ways doTERRa is meeting the needs of the communities around the world needing the help. Each of us can be a part in changing lives and the planet one drop at a time.