The power of Essential Oils was a surprise to me, I often wonder if I hadn’t been ill and desperate to heal if I’d still not know about them. Would I have taken any interest? Well, I guess we’ll never know, but as I now have had lots of experiences with them, I’m sharing with you so you can have your own experiences.
♥ You don’t have to be ill to use Essential Oils- In fact their use as a preventive and an upgrade to your everyday health is like no other. Think of it as healthy habits, a natural first aid kit and less toxicity. Everything your body will love & needs to thrive ♥
Essential Oils have been used throughout the world for millennia and are one of natures most powerful tools to help your body heal. Essential Oils can be used in many aspects of your daily life & should be.
To have your body running at its’ optimum, like with nutrition, is a daily pursuit. Essential Oils are an excellent choice in achieving this, along with adopting a low tox lifestyle.
The real eye opener was when I learned how drugs were made. Pharmaceutical Companies study the compounds in plants (essential oils) isolate chosen compounds, synthetically re-create them in a lab, add stabilisers, fillers etc.. to make prescription drugs. Let that sink in, do you need to read it again. I was like ???
I never knew this, drugs are made by synthetically re-creating chosen compounds in plants. WOW! Plant compounds have been used medicinally forever and still are, more info in the video below.
Watch How Prescription Drugs Are Made
This was of great interest to me as I was taking over 30 tablets per day- not all prescription drugs but 30 tablets none the less. The thought that they were all synthetic, all had their own side effects was concerning.
I was particularly aware of toxins, chemicals and pesticides as I had become very reactive. I was also tired of taking so many tablets all the time. Those of you that are in the same boat know how awful it is. It becomes a real chore, especially after 3-4 years……yep YEARS.
A year and a bit later in my own health journey, whilst I had made progress in some areas, I didn’t feel like I was in others, so I decided to give Essential Oils a shot and I’m so glad I did.
My system was weak, so I started slowly & shortly after was able to stop one prescription drug I’d been taking for over 10 months. I was taking 4 every day & replaced it with an Essential Oil, I’ve never had to take the drug again. I started with a blend for digestion as I had chronic reflux, Read more HERE
Then it got me thinking, what was used before drugs were developed? Essential Oils are recorded as being used hundreds of years ago. Hippocrates is recorded as using Botanicals in 400BC. I had nothing to lose & neither do you. They are safe, non-toxic, synthetic free, powerful & easy to use.
This was just the start for me, my experiences kept coming. My body was responding beautifully, I started trying essential oils for other things with success.
I still take some tablets in my quest back to health and are certainly not against pharmaceutical medicine however I do think we are over-prescribed & in lots of instances wrongly prescribed. We seem to want a pill to fix everything.
I’ve seen for myself how the integration of both medicine & essential oils can work well & in some instances, essential oils gave me a greater and faster response with no side effects than the drug I was taking to do the same thing. This of course won’t always be the case but It can be in many.
I had to lower the toxicity my body was exposed to. This wasn’t easy, I was completely unaware of all the chemicals I was coming into contact with daily.
When you start looking into this it is quite shocking. Where do you start? How do you do this? This is also where Essential Oils came in to play for me. Just by replacing a countertop spray I was using in the kitchen I was already removing 10 toxic substances, which I was inhaling.
Somehow this is overlooked, companies are allowed to do this and they do, It’s common practise.
I couldn’t believe it, why are these products still on the market? It didn’t make any sense to me, but it is real and it is affecting our health, little, by little, day by day the TOXIC LOAD on our bodies is adding up & taking a toll.
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential Oils are naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, leaves, flowers, stems and roots of plants. They can be powerfully fragrant, play a part in pollination and are the protector of the plant.
Over 3000 varieties of volatile compounds have been identified to date. The nature of Essential Oils varies from plant to plant, within botanical families and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any essential oil are what make it unique and give it its special benefits.
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The amount and strength of compounds present in an Essential Oil depends on factors such as – graphic location, weather, season, method & duration of distillation, etc…. Every part of the process determines the overall quality of the oil. Some plants need to be harvested within 2 hours of picking to retain their chemical profile or it’s lost.
I like to explain to it like this, imagine growing a tomato from a seed in Antarctica, hardly any sun, harsh, cold winds, not a good environment for the tomato.
You manage to grow some but the plant is small has hardly any growth and overall it’s a weak plant. The fruit is small and has hardly any flavour, when you eat it, it tastes terrible. Then you taste a tomato from a garden in Greece or Italy, oh my god- have you ever tasted anything soooo delicious.
The plant is growing happily, it’s had lots of Mediterranean sun and water. It’s produced lots of large, ripe, richly coloured fruit which are full of flavour. It lives in perfect conditions for it to grow & thrive beautifully. Strange analogy I know but this is the same for essential oils, they vary greatly, in this case in their chemical compounds, there medicinal power & that’s what you’re paying for, that’s why they work.
I researched a great deal before choosing which oils I would use. The main factor I was worried about was I was reacting to everything, medications, foods, creams. I had to be very careful, I knew if I had a product that wasn’t pure & was diluted in synthetics I would react, which I just couldn’t risk. Iwas sick enough as it was.
Most Essential Oils on the market have been adulterated and won’t work for you in a medical application. The Essential Oil Industry in not regulated.
So after nearly 2 months of research, I chose dōTERRA, yes I know! a bit over the top but I am a natural researcher 🙂 & you can see how important using a pure product is to me.
dōTERRA ticked all of my skeptical boxes & seemed to go above and beyond in every area, they are transparent, have vigorous testing standards, completed by a third party testing facility, are sourcing oils from farmers all over the world (instead of buying up land and growing it themselves), this is an important one.
Like my analogy of the tomato above, dōTERRA’s Lemon Oil comes from ITALY, Tea Tree from Australia, Turmeric – India.
They give back to the less fortunate through their foundation called, Healing Hands & the one that sealed the deal – FAIR TRADE. They pay farmers on time for what the product is worth.
My lengthy research unveiled the Essential Oil Industry is predominantly run by middle men who make all the money and the farmer gets next to nothing.
Because of this farmers WANT to work with dōTERRA, which makes total sense, I’d want to too. It also means they have to pass dōTERRA’s rigorous testing though or they won’t be paid, so they know the hard work they put in will be rewarded, fairly ♥.
I don’t know anyone comfortable with ripping of farmers.
Below is a quick video of women farmers in Nepal harvesting for distillation, most companies pay them 1/4 of what they should be? What are your thoughts on this?