There are no wasted efforts in nature; everything has its purpose.
Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds – which is a fancy way of saying: tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes.
Intuitively, we often know to reach for plants to ease ailments, settle symptoms and enhance our wellbeing.
We know that sipping on peppermint serves our digestion.
We know that tea tree (melaleuca) can be applied to bites and stings.
The wellness world has been waxing lyrical about the effectiveness of the humble lemon; that just a squeeze or two in your morning water is effective in kickstarting your metabolism and assisting the detoxification process of the liver.
When we sense our nervous systems crying out for calming, or we require a better night’s sleep, we instinctively seek out lavender.
But what you’ve might not have been too aware of, is that:
Applying rosemary oil topically can help reduce cellulite and fluid retention.
Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac (oh yes).
And that lemongrass not only smells phenomenal, but purifies the air when diffused, and can help stimulate the lymphatic system.
It’s not rocket science. It’s the way Mama Earth intended.
Unlike us human folk, plants can’t protect themselves from the elements with bricks and mortar, or last season’s warm threads, or a mug of hot cocoa (I know! They’re totally missing out!). Instead, they rely on these aromatic compounds which ward off pests, attract friendly herbivores and heal the plant from injury and infection. These compounds of the petals, leaves, bark, resin and rind of the plant play a crucial role in its longevity and resilience. In other words: essential oils are the immune system of the plant.
It’s easy to see why extracting these compounds and bringing them into our lives can benefit us in a similar way that they do to the plant. But – and this is important – it’s critical that you’re brutally selective with what essential oils choose to use. With thousands of brands out there, most of which contain synthetic compounds or at the very least, are highly diluted with ‘multi-purpose liquid,' purity is paramount.
I’ve chosen to align myself with doTERRA essential oils – both professionally and enthusiastically as a consumer – because of their purity, first and foremost, and the outstanding lengths they go to, to achieve this purity that gives us the safest, most effective and highest quality essential oils on the planet.
Never before has the word ‘organic’ been more top of mind. As mindful consumers, we strive to select products that are safe, effective, and as affordable as possible; products that are kind to the Earth, and to our bodies. We want to know that what we’re lathering on topically, what we’re ingesting and indeed what we’re breathing in is as good and right and natural as possible. We know, now more than ever before, the importance of quality.