Oils

Essential oils are anciently revered for self-care and ceremonial practices.

You can bring the medicinal power of plants  into your daily practices for health benefits on all levels.

In reverence to Nature’s intelligence, we have come to appreciate essential oils to remind us of our connection to the plant world that continually sustains us.

“If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

But what exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? In short, these compounds are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. They are called volatile because they change state quickly. When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance. The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body – as well as other applications. The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers.

Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.

Even with pure essential oils the composition of the oil can vary depending on the time of day, season, geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, and the weather, making every step of the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil product.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.” – dōTERRA


Amy is a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, dedicated to supporting individuals and families to achieve natural solutions for their complete health and well-being. With her foundation in yoga, Amy’s specialty is combining yoga and essential oils to create personalized, pro-active, self-care practices that can be used 24-hours a day in the convenience of your on hOMe.

For best results, consult with Amy to determine which essential oils will support you the most. You can also find more information and join Amy & the Corazón Healing Arts Community here.

 


Unique to dōTERRA are the Healing Hands and Co-Impact Sourcing partnerships.  Please learn more about these by clicking on the logos about.  Amy chose to partner with dōTERRA not only because they provide the purest, most potent and reliable essential oils on the plant, but because of these two initiatives.

“With over 100 essential oils in its product line, doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries —more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.

Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.

Additionally, the  Healing Hands Foundation, doTERRA’s charitable organization, provides funding and resources to create community-based, social-impact projects to improve lives in the larger communities where oils are sourced. Past projects include building or sponsoring existing medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources such as vocational training programs.” – doTERRA


8 Diffuser Blends with Frankincense  – Winter 2018

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness. Blend Frankincense with other essential oils to create divine diffuser aromas.

GROUNDING

3 drops Siberian Fir

2 drops Douglas Fir

2 drops Frankincense

3 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Vetiver

OR

1 drop Spikenard

2 drops Lemongrass

2 drops Blue Tansy

3 drops Peppermint

3 drops Frankincense

ENERGIZING

2 drops Peppermint

3 drops Lemon

4 drops Tangerine

3 drops Frankincense

OR

2 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Frankincense

2 drops Cinnamon

CALMING

3 drops Frankincense

3 drops Bergamot

3 drops Lavender

OR

3 drops Bergamot

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Ylang Ylang

OR

3 drops Vetiver

3 drops Frankincense

2 drops Lavender

2 drops Roman Chamomile

2 drops Sandalwood

TIP:

Add Frankincense to the essential oils that contain the properties you are looking for. For example, if you would like to create a calming or grounding blend, add essential oils that contain those properties, such as Lavender or Vetiver. You can add essential oils such as Peppermint or Wild Orange for an uplifting or an energizing aroma.