what are essential oils?



Have you considered that nature has provided for all our needs?

Allow me to take you on a journey down memory lane and recall the scents of our childhood. Do you remember the lavender eye masks your mum wore to bed or the cupboard liners that smelt like rose petals? Do you recall being served peppermint tea in a china cup or given lemon water when you were unwell. Back in the day they were called Home Remedies – made lovingly by family members handed down from generation to generation.

Keep Calm – I’ve got an oil for that! Just a few ideas to get you thinking…

  1. Applying clary sage topically can help reduce menopause symptoms.

  2. Drop some lemon in your water to help with hydration

  3. Mix peppermint, witch-hazel and water in a spritz bottle to cool the skin

What exactly are essential oils and why their sudden emergence?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential Oils  are aromatic compounds found in the petals, leaves, bark, resin and rind of plants and trees and play an important part in their longevity and resilience. In other words: they are the plants immune system and by using essential oils we are profoundly impacted on so many levels.

When I was first introduced to doTERRA Essential Oils and took my first deep inhale of peppermint, I knew this would be my pathway for better healthcare –  both physically and mentally. It was only a matter of time before I was creating my own home-made body products, cleaning products made with Essential Oils that replaced ALL the toxic chemicals I was using for my home and body.

It might appear that Essential Oils have suddenly come on everyone’s radar however humans have had a love affair with essential oils for thousand’s of years – the earliest recorded uses can be traced back to the Egyptian Pharaohs. This re-emergence of essential oil curiosity comes at a time when our world is being saturated with plastics, toxins, antibiotics, chemically created food substances.

There is an awakening of the human spirit, a longing for simple remedies to replace the over consumed pharmaceuticals and toxic plastics sold to us over the past 50 years.

I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and proudly stand behind their name.

Choose Carefully

Do you remember the 80’s Castrol GTX2 Oil add: Oils Ain’t Oils? It’s a sad fact that the Essential Oil industry is far from being regulated so it’s vital you do your homework before investing emotionally and financially with an essential oil company. Because in this unregulated industry, Oils Ain’t Oils. There are thousands of brands out there, most of which contain synthetic compounds or at the very least, are highly diluted with other substances and some of which are synthetic. doTERRA Essential Oils are meticulously tested to ensure purity is maintained which in turn ensures the therapeutic value of the essential oil. This testing is the most important and reassuring piece of information when you are doing your homework about where to buy your oils?

Where Our Oils Are Sourced

doTERRA sources their oil from all over the World. Unlike a lot of essential oil companies, no land is purchased for the purpose of propagating crops instead they seek out farmers globally to enter into a trade system called co-impact sourcing.

doTERRA source their essential oils where the plant or tree best thrives. With over 100 essential oils in its product line, doTERRA sources it’s oils from over 40 countries – more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-impact Sourcing. Just to name a few - Lavender from Bulgaria / Oregano from Turkey / Wintergreen from Nepal / Frankincense from Somalia / Cardamom from Guatemala / Ylang Ylang from Madagascar / Lemongrass from Southern India / Tea Tree andEucalyptus from Australia (yeah)


The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is proud to be partnering with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. OUR Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.

OUR Rescue’s Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, lead co-ordinated identification and extraction efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex. To ensure perpetuity and sustainability of these extraction efforts, OUR Rescue works with law enforcement in the countries where they rescue children to ensure that everything is done legally and with the support of the local authorities.

The children rescued from these extraction efforts are then rehabilitated by OUR Rescue’s aftercare program, and the perpetrators are arrested, tried, and convicted to ensure that they don’t traffic children again.

For more information about OUR Rescue, visit their website at www.ourrescue.org

Would you like to know more?

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of doTERRA Oils please get in touch. doTERRA Essential Oils have been apart of my life for a very short time yet they have had a huge impact on me and my husbands physical and mental health. We have eliminated from our home and life – toxic cleaning products – beauty products and  pharmaceutical products to name but a few.

Please use this link to purchase your doTERRA Oils as a Retail Customer.

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