Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds extracted and distilled from plant compounds for health and emotional benefits. These natural chemical compounds are found in the seed, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Truly, they are the “soul” or life force of the plant and play a significant role in its vitality. Since ancient civilization, people have benefited from the use of plant extracts and plant-based products for a number of things such as health issues, aromatherapy, meditation, prayer, beauty products, and cooking.
We can benefit from essential oils in many ways. By safely using them aromatically, topically, or internally, they allow us to tap into our emotions, cleanse toxins from the body, support our immune system, regenerate cellular activity, improve sleep, increase energy, and more!
“I have a bit of a reputation for being a holistic junkie, which I actually attribute to a lifelong battle with chronic pain. Over the years, I have educated myself on ways to reduce inflammation in my body, which includes taking care of my stress and emotions, my nutrition, exercise, and working with wonderful healers like osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and more.
As a mom of three children, my desire to use natural solutions has of course influenced my approach to managing the health of my family. Essential oils are my family’s medicine kit and they also integrate nicely into my therapeutic work with clients at Mindful Soul. Partnering with dōTERRA and empowering more people to take control of their physical and emotional wellbeing with natural solutions just makes perfect sense!”
-Michelle Richardson, MSW, LCSW
Owner of Mindful Soul Center for Wellbeing
dōTERRA Essential Oils and Why Quality Matters
The quality of an essential oil will make all the difference in whether or not it will be clinically effective. There are many oils on the market that are synthetic, meaning they may have toxic chemical fragrances. Unfortunately, there are very few regulations for ones that claim to be “therapeutic grade.” This means that some oil companies labeled as “therapeutic” could be misleading you and may have marginal health benefits. dōTERRA sets a new standard for purity in response to unregulated essential oil standards that limit usage and benefits with CPTG, which stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. CPTG approved oils are the world’s highest quality oils and verified safe for all ages and uses.
dōTERRA achieves the highest purity in their oils by harvesting plants in their natural habitat (rather than trying to create that habitat somewhere else, like New Jersey!) and ensuring the plants are beyond organic, verified pure, and free of pesticides, fillers, and foreign contaminants. They incorporate stringent third party testing of every batch to ensure powerful benefits without harmful side effects.
Watch this video to learn more about dōTERRA Essential Oils!