What is an essential oil (EO)?

They are pure oil extracts from plants. Their function? They are the immune system, protectors and attractors of the plant! They protect plants from things like insects, UV, temperature extremes and microbial attack. And they also attract bugs that help with pollination and make more little plants. Neat huh?
An essential oil is a volatile aromatic compound grabbed from these little oils sacs on plants. These sacs can be found in leaves, bark, roots, seeds, and rinds. You can appreciate why the oils are so concentrated then right? You can’t see these little oil sacs yet we end up with a bottle full of oil. So ergo, there are a LOT of molecules popped into one bottle of essential oil. And being the purest brand, doterra ensures to only put those molecules in the bottle. No fillers, no synthetics, and the source of the oils is on another level (more on that later). Because of the efficacy of the oils (they are 50-70 times more powerful than just using things like herbs or flowers themselves), they go a long way. This makes them highly concentrated and allows you to get a safe, effective, affordable alternative to synthetic products and remedies
And because plants are naturally so effective at defending themselves using these oils, we get benefit from them too. Plants have to deal with the same sort of microbes that we do. We are all exposed to them and even though they don’t all affect us, or have the same effect on us, the power of essential oils ensures that there is a broad spectrum cover of effectiveness. And the way the oils work on a cellular level means that they are effective agains a range of nasties (there’s more than one way to disrupt something, right?). One drop of oil can service every cell in your body… and do this within 20 min. They are powerful and a little really does go a long way

How I got started on my essential oil journey

And because plants are naturally so effective at defending themselves using these oils, we get benefit from them too. Plants have to deal with the same sort of microbes that we do. We are all exposed to them and even though they don’t all affect us, or have the same effect on us, the power of essential oils ensures that there is a broad spectrum cover of effectiveness. And the way the oils work on a cellular level means that they are effective agains a range of nasties (there’s more than one way to disrupt something, right?). One drop of oil can service every cell in your body… and do this within 20 min. They are powerful and a little really does go a long way

How I personally use the oils

  • Making safe, toxin free perfumes and deodorants that are phthalate free
  • Naturally flavouring food – you can find my recipes HERE
  • I have replaced all my toxic household cleaning and personal care products – see my little blurb and information about that HERE
  • Calming the sh!t down! I swear, sometimes you just want to pull your hair out in frustration and anger and I haven’t found anything yet that compares to just taking a whiff of EO
  • Supporting my immune system, my respiratory system, my hormones, my energy and my digestive health (and many, many more!)