Essential Oils For Optimal Health

  • Jan 30, 2023

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic properties.

These potent plant extracts have the ability to improve our physical, emotional, and mental well-being in a variety of ways. With the rise in popularity of natural health and wellness, essential oils have become more widely recognized as a powerful tool for promoting health and wellness.

Dr. Heather Wilde and Katy Hartness take a closer look at what essential oils are, how they work, and some of the most common uses for these natural remedies. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of the amazing benefits of essential oils and why you want to incorporate them into your daily routine.

What are Essential Oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts obtained through steam distillation or cold pressing. They contain the fragrance, flavor, and the natural therapeutic properties of the plant from which they are derived. Essential oils are powerful because they are easily absorbed by the body and can reach the bloodstream within minutes.

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular ways to use essential oils. By inhaling the scent of an essential oil, you can trigger a response in your brain that can help improve your mood, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. For example, lavender oil is well-known for its calming and soothing effects, while peppermint oil can help boost energy levels and improve mental clarity.

In addition to aromatherapy, essential oils can be used topically or ingested to reap their benefits. When applied topically, essential oils are absorbed through the skin and can help soothe sore muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve skin health.

Internal Use of Essential Oils

When taken internally, essential oils can help improve digestive health, boost the immune system, and support overall well-being. Essential oils are medicinal because they contain many of the medicinal components of the herb they are harvested from. Many important chemical components of herbs are fat soluble so they need to be pulled out by alcohol, or distilled into concentrated oils. That is why I prefer DoTerra, they are certified clean and able to be taken internally because they don’t use harmful chemicals to extract the oils.

Popular essential oils and how they can help improve your health and wellness:

Lavender oil is calming and relaxing. It can help reduce stress, improve sleep, and promote relaxation.

Peppermint oil is a natural energy booster and can help improve mental clarity and focus. It can also help soothe digestive discomfort and relieve headaches.

Lemon oil is a powerful immune booster and can help purify the air and promote healthy digestion.

Frankincense oil has anti-aging properties and can help improve skin health and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Ginger oil is a natural digestive aid and can help soothe digestive discomfort and relieve pain.

Tea tree oil is a natural household cleaner and can help purify the air and keep surfaces clean and germ-free. It is also anti-microbial.

Eucalyptus and wintergreen oil are both natural pain relievers and can help soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation.

Rosemary oil improve mental clarity and focus and can also help boost the immune system.

As you can see, there are many different ways to use essential oils to improve your health and wellness. Whether you’re looking for a natural remedy for a specific health concern, or just want to incorporate more natural health practices into your daily routine, essential oils are a great place to start. Sign up for DoTerra now. Know that you are getting the highest quality essential oils for you and your family.

Top Health Uses for Essential Oils:
  1. Improve your mood and get inspired – Try this aromatherapy bundle and feel the difference. You can use them in a diffusor, or put right on your skin. My favorites are cheer, and passion.
  2. Aromatherapy for stress relief – Add a few drops of lavender oil to your diffuser or inhale directly from the bottle to help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  3. Headache relief – Mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil and massage onto temples and back of neck to help soothe headaches.
  4. Better sleep – Diffuse or add a few drops of chamomile oil to your bedtime routine for improved sleep quality.
  5. Immune boost – On Guard is absolutely amazing. I use it as a natural hand sanitizer, immune booster that I drop into my water. I also love the throat drops. This is one of the only products I have ever taken that I immediately felt a difference. OnGuard is the reason I signed up with Doterra.
  6. Skin care – Mix frankincense oil with a carrier oil (almond is my favorite) and apply to facial skin to help reduce fine lines and promote a glowing complexion. Or, you can splurge and try this luxurious face oil.
  7. Digestive support – DigestZen is another amazing product from DoTerra that I use myself.
  8. Natural energy boost – Inhale peppermint oil or add it to your diffuser for a natural energy boost.
  9. Natural air freshener – Many chemicals used in air fresheners cause cancer and endocrine disruption. I use a diffuser and Citrus Bloom, and my house smells great, naturally. My health, and that of my son and loved ones are protected by choosing essential oils, rather than harmful chemicals.
  10. Pain management – Apply a blend of eucalyptus and wintergreen oil to sore muscles for natural pain relief. Or get this amazing and easy to travel with Deep Blue Pain Relief Stick.
  11. Improved mental clarity – Add rosemary oil to your diffuser or inhale directly to help improve mental clarity and focus.

Whether you’re using essential oils for aromatherapy, topical application, or internal use, these natural remedies can help you live a healthier, happier life.

Remember, DoTerra Oils are our favorite, and are tested for purity and able to be taken internally. Many essential oil companies use toxic solvents to extract the oils, and so are poison if taken internally. With DoTerra, you can look on the bottle for “supplement facts” on the label, and know it is safe to consume.

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