where did wellness from plants originate?
Aromatherapy (the use of essential oils and plant extracts) has been a subject of interest for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Indians used essential oils for rituals and religious practices, recognizing the oils’ ability to influence human feelings. Even with this rich history of aromatherapy, the term wasn’t officially coined until the 20th century, and it took many years for the scientific community to recognize the emotional benefits of aromatherapy.
After substantial research in the 1990s, biologists began to more fully understand how chemical sensors in the body respond to the effects of scent. This research has opened many minds to a concept that ancient civilizations discovered long ago: aromatherapy can have a remarkable effect on human emotion and mood as well as promote balance and wellness for the physical body.
what are essential oils?
Essential Oils are the natural, aromatic compounds that are found in plants. Most often they are found in the roots, stems, seeds, flowers, bark and they are extracted and distilled for a huge variety of health benefits.
DID YOU KNOW?? Essential Oils have supercharged benefits! In fact, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs!
They are very complex and there are multiple compounds in every oil that provide versatile support for your body. This is GREAT NEWS! Because that means that the complexity and chemistry of every oil keeps your body from developing a resistance to it!
what is co-impact sourcing?
doTERRA is dedicated to a powerful sourcing model called Co-Impact Sourcing. Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
Additionally, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation helps support development projects in sourcing communities. Projects include schools, health clinics, improved infrastructure and clean water systems. EVERY SINGLE BOTTLE OF OIL YOU PURCHASE SUPPORTS COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE GLOBE!
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
This is the fastest, most effective way to use essential oils. Simply put a few drops into a diffuser, or just directly onto the palms of your hands, then rub together and cup over your nose and mouth and INHALE deeply several times. Used aromatically, essential oils can quickly affect the mood, cleanse the air and even support your respiratory system, and help you breathe so much better!
Oils can be applied directly to the area you need them most for fast and effective benefits. You can dilute with a natural carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil for best results. We love applying oils to the bottoms of our feet, our wrists, the inside elbow creases and even directly to the belly or back of the neck depending on where we are needing support.
doTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils can also be taken internally or sublingually as long as there is a supplement label on the bottle. Some oils are not for internal use. Our favorite ways to use oils internally are in our stainless steel or glass water containers, added to a cup of hot tea, or even a few drops in an empty veggie capsule, or directly under the tongue.
You have two options that I recommend the most to get essential oils into your home. You can buy essential oils at retail price, or you can become a wholesale customer (think along the lines of how SAM’s and Costco work…) and get 25% off retail prices!
The wholesale customer is only $35 to join, but if you get a kit that membership fee is waived! I love these kits because they are a sampling of the most widely used essential oils. It gives you the opportunity to get a bundle of essential oils at a huge discount.
Here are my two favorite bundles, however there are many more to choose from or you can create your own bundle.
- doTERRA Healthy Start Kit (5 mL Bottles)
- Tea Tree
- Deep Blue®
- doTERRA Breathe®
- doTERRA On Guard®
- Wellness Advocate Introductory Packet
- FREE Wholesale Membership
- Adaptiv™ Calming Blend helps improve sustained attention
- doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend creates a sense of tranquility and well-being
- doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend creates feelings of clear and easy breathing
- Deep Blue® Soothing Blend is perfect for a massage after a long day or intense workout
- Copaiba, when taken internally, helps support the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and nervous system
- Digestzen® Digestive Blend, used internally, can help maintain overall digestive health
- Lavender is calming, soothing, and relaxing
- Lemon is refreshing and purifying, both inside and out
- doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend is energizing and uplifting
- Peppermint promotes digestive and respiratory health when ingested
- The Petal® 2.0 Diffuser is small, user-friendly and can cover 330 square feet
I'm so excited to partner with you on your amazing wellness journey!
Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
As a wellness coach, it is my passion to educate others on living a HOLISTIC lifestyle that incorporates all areas of wellness for the mind, the body and the spirit.
Wellness isn't just throwing a few drops of oil on a major health issue and hoping it will disappear. But instead, considering the foundations of a healthy lifestyle, which originate with nutrition as it's core building block.
This lifestyle also includes regular movement through exercise and also helping the body maintain a healthy weight. Getting Plenty of sleep, and managing the stress in our lives is also very key in keeping ourselves balanced and healthy. And eliminating toxins wherever we find them, whether it be in our cleaning cabinet, or in our personal care products is vital in keeping our bodies strong and toxic free.
This step toward incorporating essential oils into your life is a wonderful first step toward being informed and educated in your health care journey and becoming proactive in the steps you will take toward wellness for the rest of your life.
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