Healing the Body, One Drop at a Time
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil Therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
Today, aromatherapy is the fastest growing alternative healthcare modality in the world, being used in areas like labor and delivery, hospice care, in schools, therapist’s offices, and more, but also being utilized by people the world over on a daily basis as a way to embrace a much more holistic lifestyle, without an over-reliance on over the counter medications, antibiotics, and unnecessary trips to the doctor.
As we learn more about the ways in which we can take our health and wellness into our own hands, we empower ourselves and others, and shift from a model of ‘healthcare’ to that of ‘self-care’—a buzzword these days for sure, but a word that suggests that we are proactive about our health, and that we must look at the whole picture—from diet to environment to stress levels to exercise; from our emotions and mindset affecting our physical health, to our relationships and quality of life.
Do TERRA essential oil can be used for self care, your family and your students or wellness clients to enhance overall heath, well being and balance.
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
A diffuser is the most popular way to use Essentially oils aromatically, and can be used in your bedroom for a restful sleep, in your work space to boost alertness, concentration, and even creativity, in your child’s room to cleanse and purify the air, basically anywhere. Other ways of using oils aromatically is simply one drop in the palm of your hands and take a few deep breaths, steam inhalation for respiratory issues, sinus discomfort, head tension, seasonal threats and even on the walls of your shower to create a ‘spa-like’ effect
Because of the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) standard of doTERRA Essential Oils, many of doTERRA’s oils can be used internally for various reasons. Add a drop of any citrus oil (lemon, lime, grapfruit, wild orange) to your water in the morning, take digestzen internally for any digestive issues, and the famous ‘environmental threat bomb’ recipe (lemon, on guard, oregano, frankincense, melaleuca) in a veggie camp at the first sign of feeling unwell or under the weather. You can also cook with your oils!
Essential Oils can be applied topically to your skin. Often, a carrier oil is used to dilute the potency of the oil, increase the absorption, cover a larger surface area, and minimize any skin sensitivity. Using essential oils is amazing for massage, and can also be used for any physical pain (peppermint oil has been proven to relieve discomfort, aches, and soreness), to calm irritated skin (lavender is amazing for sunburn), to ward off insects, germs and to alleviate skin issues such as blemishes.
THREE WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS