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Why Essential Oils


Essential oils... You either think it's too 'hippie' or you've already allowed them to transform your life. Either way, this is going to give you a lot more clarity on why Essential Oils are just so essential for your life!


For those that don’t know, essential oils are basically compounds found in plants or flowers. Quite literally we have extracted the "immune system" of the plant which we then use for our own benefits, with no synthetic medicines or chemicals.

The use of essential oils dates back to over 5,000 years which means that it’s got to be kinda good considering we’re still using it and finding health benefits from their application.


There are a variety of ways to use and implement essential oils into your life. The two most common methods are aromatic and topical (you can also digest them too as they are completely natural and pure oils!)


Aromatic is where the essential oils create an aroma which is absorbed through your smell receptors. We know how powerful smell can be! A nice smelling oil is likely to evoke positive emotions and potential memories. The smell receptors are closely linked to your limbic system which relates to emotions, memory and behaviour. Most people burn the essential oils in a diffuser so that the smell can positively spread around the chosen area of the house or room.


Topical as the name suggests is where the oil is topically applied to an area in combination with a carrier oil. As the oil is soluble they can easily penetrate the skin and work their magic. Once they are applied to the area they stay in the applied area for a period of time giving benefit to the area where the oil was applied.


In my opinion essential oils are a must use for your mind and body.


According to Dr Axe some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree should be added to your natural medicine cabinet as they have the ability to naturally assist with:


  • Fighting cold and flu symptoms

  • Relaxing your body and soothe sore muscles

  • Healing skin conditions (frankincense is FABULOUS for skin!)

  • Alleviating pain

  • Balancing hormones

  • Improving digestion


This brings me to my next point...

Why doTERRA?

Well firstly, they are currently the safest and the only company which provides 100% pure organic essential oils. In fact, 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!


doTERRA outsource their testing of every single batch to ensure it's potency and purity (www.sourcetoyou.com) which is just so damn powerful as their transparency is something other companies should honestly implement!


Not only is doTERRA amazing for you but they are amazing for the rest of the world of which they crop from. Giving back to over 40 under-developed worlds giving their economies the money they deserve from each crop but also using its profits to develop hospitals, clean running water for the community and putting a stop to Human Sex Trafficking.


Start your journey today and click through www.mydoterra.com/consciousalchemy, or if you have questions, please reach out!

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