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.

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 the doTERRA essential oils usage page to learn how to safely use doTERRA essential oils.

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