Essential Oils 101

What Are Essential Oils?

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. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used for a very 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:

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Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity. Below are some of my favorites!

Dalea Faulkner

Dalea Faulkner is a Gold Leader in doTERRA, has been using essential oils for 31 years, and has branded herself as “That Crazy Oil Lady”. Growing up with all things herbal and natural from her Mother’s european upbringing, Dalea naturally connected with doTERRA and found it to be incredibly fulfilling to help and support others in this way. She feels that "Essential Oils are nature’s gift to us, to support us in our journeys as we walk through this beautiful life.”

In addition to growing and supporting her doTERRA community, Dalea loves to spend time with her Husband Brien, Son Daen, and Golden Retriever Cooper. Her family relies on the emotional and physical benefits of essential oils to support them when, well, life happens! It is her soul mission, in this big, beautiful, life to bring healing to the hearts of the world and create positive change on a global level.

In the near future, Dalea would like to create a non-profit organization that supports service members transitioning to civilian life and provide them with much needed care. She dreams of people all over this world, waking with the same joy in knowing, that they have these empowering, natural solutions at their fingertips, on a daily basis.⠀