What are essential oils?

Essential oils can be a very valuable part of someone’s health, but it is important to know where they come from and what makes them so special to a person’s health.

Essential oils are extracted from parts of certain plants, like their seeds, flowers, and stems. When walking through a park or a garden there can be lavender flowers, and you are smelling the amazing aromatic abilities this plant is capable of. These smells can also protect the plant from possible threats.

Essential oils have been used for many years and in different parts of the world. They have been used for medicinal and therapeutic benefits. It is a way for people to reimagine health care, and being able to keep themselves healthy, or treat conditions in a more holistic way.

What are the safest oils to use?

Everyone has different opinions about which brand of essential oils is the best, but most important of all, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the purest and most safe to use when it comes to health.

What does it mean for an oil to be “pure?”

  • Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants

  • Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities

  • Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues

  • Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition

  • Cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure exact purity and composition potency

  • Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time


In my opinion, doTERRA essential oils are my choice to use. DoTERRA makes sure every single oil that goes onto the market meets these standards. These oils are so safe, that you can put them on your body, diffuse them into the air, and even ingest them! (There are some that, even though are safe to eat, it is not recommended because of how strong they are.)

How do they work?

Some of the oils are so small molecularly speaking, they can enter tissue and cell walls very quickly and can be absorbed into the bloodstream. They can have an impact in as little as 20 minutes.

Essential oils also carry oxygen molecules, and these molecules can help transport nutrients to certain cells. This is important, because if a cell is nutritionally deficient that means there is lack of oxygen. By transporting oxygen to these cells, it can help boost the immune system. These cells can also be detoxified by the oils!

Essential oils have the ability to destroy bacteria and viruses and bringing back balance to a body. They are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancerous, among many others. Certain oils have the ability to pass the blood brain barrier, which means they are able to treat diseases of the mind, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Essential oils can be diffused in the air as well. They can remove harmful substances that may be in the air, such as mold, animal smells, or chemical smells.  Diffusion is also a great way to help increase overall well being or even help improve mood!

Essential oils are super easy to use, and can have huge impacts on people’s health. There are many different ways to use them to get their amazing benefits.

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