I was introduced to the dōTERRA oils in 2014 when I visited my husband’s cousin. From that moment on I just loved the smell of these oils. Due to the climate in Texas in the winter I had breathing problems with my asthma. Breathe helped me breathing better and instead of using my inhaler I used a diffuser in my room. It was amazing what effect one drop of that oil had made to my lungs. Since then my husband and I use dōTERRA oils and we integrate them more and more into our life.
Until now we were traveling the USA and Canada, far far away from our home country Germany. As we did not want to get sick while traveling and experience a medical system in a foreign country we used DoTerra oils along with healthy nutrition to stay healthy. What can I tell you, it worked. Other than one cold in 2018 we stayed healthy.
What are Essential Oils?
Many plants on this earth contain components that can't be seen with the naked eye. They are hidden in the roots, the leaves, seeds, flowers bark or other parts of the plants. These components are called essential oils. Take a rose for example. We all know that roses can have a very nice and strong smell; this is the hidden component in the rose. The reason plants have these aromatic components is to protect it from insects but also the opposite way - to attract them. Let's take rosemary and sage for example, they both have a very strong smell because they want to protect themselves from being eaten by insects.
dōTERRA is committed to providing the purest, most potent essential oils possible. They employ a global network of farmers who know intimately the process of growing plants for essential oils. Extracting an essential oil from a plant is a very complex process. Not only have the plants to be harvested at the perfect environment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy but the extraction has to be done very precise to protect the complex chemical components of essential oils. DoTerra uses steam distillation, the most common ways to extract aromatic components (essential oil) from a plant. DoTerra's distillers rely on years of experience and employ modern technologies. Too little heat or pressure during the distillation and the oil will not release; too much heat or pressure and the oil's composition and potency will be affected.
How to use Essential Oils
Essential oils and plant extracts have been used for centuries as beauty treatments, food preparations, religious ceremonies, perfumes, maintaining health or promote wellness. Today, with advancing technology, improved quality; potency and safety are more accessible and easy to use in everyday life. You do not need a professional training in order to use essential oils, but with a basic understanding of how essential oils work, it is easy to include them in your everyday routine. Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods: