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The aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. The smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. This close connection between aroma and emotion becomes obvious in our everyday life as certain odors trigger memories or specific feelings. Some aromas directly impact mood (for example calming, balancing, or invigorating), while others trigger memories of a specific experience, often one tied to a strong emotion*  Essential Oils are not for everyone but they may be helpful for you.


What is an Essential Oil?


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. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Visit our essential oils usage page to learn how to safely use doTERRA essential oils.



Why dōTERRA?

When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.  

While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques. 
The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected. 
 
Steam Distillation
Steam distillation is the most common way to extract aromatic compounds (essential oil) from a plant. During the steam distillation process, steam passes through the plant material. The combination of heated steam and gentle pressure causes the essential oil to be released from microscopic protective sacs. As the vapor mixture flows through a condenser and cools, it yields a layer of oil and a layer of water. The essential oil rises to the top and is separated from the hydrosol (floral water) and collected.
Some have asked about the difference between first distillations in comparison to complete distillations. The temperature for steam distilling is usually between 140–212 degrees Fahrenheit. Since different plants require different pressures, times, and temperatures, using this particular distillation method makes it possible to adjust the temperature based on the plant type, making it a very effective and precise way to obtain the purest compounds.
 
Expression
Unlike steam distillation, expression, sometimes referred to as “cold pressed,” does not involve heat. In this process, oil is extracted from the product under mechanical pressure. doTERRA uses expression to extract all of its citrus oils, such as Wild Orange, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, and Grapefruit, from the rind.
Proper distillation requires a consideration for the uniqueness of pressure, temperature, time, and harvesting practices, each of which may be as diverse as the plants themselves. A poor distillation process can alter or destroy the necessary aromatic compounds that comprise the essential oil, leaving a substance far different from the intended goal and something that would not be used to support health and wellness. For this reason, the best distillation artisans dedicate their efforts and work to only a few select plants. This focused effort develops proper knowledge and experience, helping ensure congruency between the oil chemistry of the plant and its distilled form.



How Do I Use Essential Oils Safely?


Traditionally, certain essential oil application methods have been preferred or used exclusively. However, as the research surrounding essential oils continues to develop, a greater understanding of application methods is now understood. All application methods are safe when used appropriately, including aromatic, topical, and internal methods. One or multiple application methods can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:
Aromatic The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory. For this reason, essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application. Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. However, using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices. You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.

Additional aromatic uses For Essential Oils Include:

  • Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
  • Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
  • Add oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets
  • Use in household surface cleaners

Topical Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil) to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils

  • Neck
  • Forehead and temples
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Arms, legs, bottom of feet

Other Effective Methods of Topical Application

  • Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
  • Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin

Sensitive Areas to be Avoided:

  • Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
  • Eyes and inner ears
  • Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin
 



*Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a doctor or medical professional and do not offer any guidance or advice based on medical issues. Information and statements made regarding health claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet or start to use essential oils.



Balance  Primary Benefits  *Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation *May help ease anxious feelings *Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance
Balance Primary Benefits *Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation *May help ease anxious feelings *Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance
Cheer  Primary Benefits  *Promotes feelings of optimism, cheerfulness, and happiness *Counteracts negative emotions of feeling down, blue, or low
Cheer Primary Benefits *Promotes feelings of optimism, cheerfulness, and happiness *Counteracts negative emotions of feeling down, blue, or low
Forgive  Primary Benefits  *Promotes feelings of contentment, relief, and patience *Counteracts negative emotions of anger and guilt
Forgive Primary Benefits *Promotes feelings of contentment, relief, and patience *Counteracts negative emotions of anger and guilt
Console®  Comforting Blend
Console® Comforting Blend
Primary Benefits *Promotes feelings of comfort and hope *Counteracts negative emotions of grief, sadness, and hopelessness
Motivate
Motivate
Primary Benefits *Promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief *Counteracts negative emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism
ClaryCalm®  Monthly Blend for Women
ClaryCalm® Monthly Blend for Women
Primary Benefits *Provides a soothing and calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle *Calming aroma helps soothe and balance heightened emotions *Helps balance mood
On Guard
On Guard
Primary Benefits *Supports healthy immune and respiratory function* *Protects against environmental threats* *Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses* *Promotes healthy circulation* *Energizing and uplifting aroma
Peace
Peace
Primary Benefits *Promotes feelings of peace, reassurance, and contentment *Counteracts anxious and fearful emotions
Serenity  Primary Benefits  *Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment *Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions *Calms the mind and soothes the senses *When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*
Serenity Primary Benefits *Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment *Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions *Calms the mind and soothes the senses *When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*
Elevation  Joyful Blend
Elevation Joyful Blend
Primary Benefits *Elevates mood and increases vitality *Energizing and refreshing aroma *Promotes a revitalizing environment
Lavender
Lavender
Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.*
Past Tense
Past Tense
Primary Benefits *Helps provide grounding and balanced emotions *Helps ease stressful feelings *Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle
Peppermint
Peppermint
Primary Benefits *When ingested, promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing* *Promotes digestive health when taken internally* * Repels bugs naturally *Decrease fatigue *Decrease headaches
Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang
Primary Benefits *Provides antioxidant support* *Promotes appearance of healthy skin and hair *Lifts mood while having a calming effect
Deep Blue®  Soothing Blend
Deep Blue® Soothing Blend
Primary Benefits *Soothing and cooling oil blend *Comforting part of a massage *After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. *A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.
Deep Blue® Rub
Deep Blue® Rub
Primary Benefits Formulated with the Deep Blue proprietary blend of essential oils and other powerful ingredients Perfect for the athlete in your life, Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leaves your skin soft and non-greasy Provides a cooling and soothing sensation to targeted areas
Aroma Lite Diffuser
Aroma Lite Diffuser
Description Experience the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of doTERRA CPTG® essential oils with the doTERRA Aroma Lite Diffuser. Utilizing real-time atomization technology, the Aroma Lite Diffuser creates an ultra-fine mist output of 1–3 microns for maximum diffusion of doTERRA essential oils that quickly fills a room. The Aroma Lite Diffuser features a large reservoir and multiple settings, allowing you to customize the diffusion of doTERRA single oils, oil blends, or your own customized blends for up to eight hours (depending on the setting). Small and compact, the Aroma Lite Diffuser silently purifies and humidifies the air and has an optional night light, making it perfect for night time use and for traveling. Product Features *Silently and powerfully diffuses essential oils *Releases essential oils through high frequency oscillation for up to eight hours (depending on mist setting) *Features four mist output settings and an optional night light *Real-time atomization technology *Creates an ultra-fine mist (1–3 microns) for maximum essential oil diffusion *Helps purify and humidify the air *Designed to be small and compact—perfect for traveling and hotel use *Relaxing and therapeutic
Lotus Diffuser
Lotus Diffuser
Description Modern and elegant, the Lotus diffuser provides an aromatic and serene essential oil experience. This high quality diffuser quickly releases the therapeutic benefits of doTERRA essential oils into the air without a sound, and can run for up to three hours. The contemporary look of the Lotus diffuser provides a decorative piece to any home or office, while emitting an ultra-fine, soothing mist of CPTG® essential oils that covers up to 330 square feet. The Lotus diffuser has three settings—1, 2, and 3 hours—and features an optional soft-white night light. The front panel is easily removed for quick access to the reservoir and cleaning. The Lotus provides state-of-the-art diffuser technology and an exclusive, modern design for essential oil diffusion that promotes health and vitality. Product Features *Elegant stream of mist quickly fills a space with your favorite essential oils *1, 2, and 3 hour diffuser settings *Optional LED light *Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet *New, 3-piece model allows for easy access when filling and cleaning *Slender design takes up minimal surface space while being a great decorative piece
Petal Diffuser
Petal Diffuser
Description The doTERRA Petal Diffuser is a small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 330 square feet. The Petal Diffuser has three timed settings—1, 2, and 4 hours—allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. This convenient diffuser is stable, light, and easy to use—perfect for home or office use. The Petal Diffuser permeates an ultra-fine, yet substantial mist output into the air, releasing the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of doTERRA CPTG® essential oils quickly and safely. This high quality, affordable diffuser is perfect for both novice and experienced essential oil users who want a reliable, easy-to-use essential oil diffuser. Product Features *Substantial mist output helps purify and humidify the air *1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings *Optional LED light *Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet *Simple, 3-piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use *Stable and light for the many spaces in your life
Athlete's Kit
Athlete's Kit
Kit was designed with athletes in mind, and is perfect for supporting healthy lifestyles from competitive to health-minded. The kit includes key products for those with an athletic lifestyle: 5mL bottles of doTERRA Breathe, doTERRA On Guard, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint and a 120 mL tube of Deep Blue Rub presented in a compact, reusable zippered pouch. With the Athlete’s Kit, you can enjoy implementing athleticism in your life.
Emotional Aromatherapy™ System    With six proprietary essential oil blends representing common categories of emotional well-being, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System makes emotional aromatherapy easy and accessible for anyone dealing with common negative emotions.
Emotional Aromatherapy™ System With six proprietary essential oil blends representing common categories of emotional well-being, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System makes emotional aromatherapy easy and accessible for anyone dealing with common negative emotions.
Family Essentials Kit
Family Essentials Kit
The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the "feel better" essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family. This kit contains 5 mL bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard® along with a quick usage guide for each essential oil and blend included.
Yoga Collection
Yoga Collection
Primary Benefits *The doTERRA Yoga Collection supports an effective yoga practice *doTERRA Anchor promotes feelings of completeness, calmness, and courage *doTERRA Align enocurages harmony and calm progress *doTERRA Arise helps to instill feelings of happiness, clarity, and courage
Introductory Kit
Introductory Kit
Many more essential oils and other Doterra products are available.  Please contact me for more information or if you would like to schedule a consultation.  TOVi how does it work?  The iTOVi scanner uses bioimpediance, which means, it measures body composition through electrical frequencies.  iTOVi scans are available.  iTOVi  scan sends out a frequency which travels around your body and reports back to the device with detailed data about which supplements and oils you need.
Many more essential oils and other Doterra products are available. Please contact me for more information or if you would like to schedule a consultation. TOVi how does it work? The iTOVi scanner uses bioimpediance, which means, it measures body composition through electrical frequencies. iTOVi scans are available. iTOVi scan sends out a frequency which travels around your body and reports back to the device with detailed data about which supplements and oils you need.

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Best Essential Oil for Anxiety, Depression and Stress:
For Anxiety: Lavender, bergamot, rose, clary sage, lemon, Roman chamomile, orange, sandalwood, rose-scented geranium, and pine
For Depression: Bergamot, clary sage, frankincense peppermint, chamomile, blue tansy, lavender, and jasmine.
For Stress: Lavender, lemon, frankincense orange, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver, pine, and ylang ylang.
For Wellbeing: Bergamot , geranium, Frankincense, Myrhh, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.

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