Leona is a qualified doTERRA Essential Oils Advocate. She has incorporated these beautiful Essential Oils into every aspect of her daily life from using them aromatically, topically, internally and also in her household cleaning regime.
Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.
Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.
Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and even assist it with pollination, among other important functions and benefits.
1. Through smell. We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by:
2. On your skin. “Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are:
3. Ingesting, or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods:
Each oil is unique, making it easy to find a natural solution for your specific health concerns. Some of the most popular essential oils are those with multiple benefits and application methods. These oils tend to become household favorites.
Here are the 10 most popular essential oils:
As you try different oils, you will learn which essential oils work best for you and your needs. For the best essential oil experience, it is important to use oils that are pure, potent, and safe.
Since long ago, people have used essential oils and plant parts to improve their health and physical well-being. We’ve continued to explore their benefits today, finding that essential oils can be integrated into daily life for a plethora of purposes.
Curious about how you might use essential oils in your everyday life? Essential oils can be used to:
Each bottle of essential oil contains a unique blend of chemical constituents. These compounds are volatile and organic, meaning they quickly evaporate and their chemical structures are primarily composed of carbon atoms. Constituents can produce therapeutic effects through their interaction with cellular targets. Some constituents can attach to receptors located on the outside of a cell to influence changes within it, while others can readily pass through the cellular membrane and bind to enzymes, proteins, and even DNA. Understanding how essential oils induce therapeutic effects through chemical interactions can lead to a renewed sense of confidence in their use and inspire new opportunities for application in daily life.
© Leona McDonnell Mindfulness and Wellness 2022