Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
I have been concerned about the chemicals in our cosmetics and beauty products for several years. I have become concerned about our health care situation recently. After doing some research, I have decided that essential oils are the answer for my family. I had used essential oils from the health food store for several years, lavender for my bathwater and sprayed on my pillow and eucalyptus and spearmint for making my house smell good. I have found out so much more.
doTerra oils are natural, pure, and therapeutic grade oils. They can be applied topically, infused (aromatherapy), and taken internally. They do not cure but provided for the body to heal itself. I am new to essential oils but I want to learn more and use them more. I don't want anyone in my family to be dependent on a prescription drug or OTC drug unless there is just no other choice. I look forward to this new experience. I feel that when God created all these wonderful plants, they were meant for more than just to look at or eat occasionally. God has given us a source of good health, it is up to us to try them for out needs.