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Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.
If you have enjoyed the gift of flowers, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile organic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
In addition to their benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Essential Oils are administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically and taken internally as dietary supplements.
*Aromatically applied oils can be stimulating, calming, and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens.
*Topically applied oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. The chemical structure allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.
*Internally applied oils can aid in dietary supplements supporting healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally.
doTerra (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully 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.
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