The Wonders of doTERRA Essential Oils

by - April 03, 2019

Did you know that during the Ancient Egypt time, pegged at more than five thousand years ago, essential oils are already being used by people like Cleopatra, the Queen of Nile? We all know how meticulous she is when it comes to anything that touches her skin. So, even from that period, the importance of essential oils is obvious, health-wise or beauty-wise. In fact, essential oils were also used as wages back then.

Since essential oils come from nature, it has incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources. This is the foundation that doTERRA formed its company.

Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. The company know the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious oils and they set out to make this mission a reality. doTERRA is a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”

Priding themselves in providing only the highest quality and purest essential oils to promote health and wellness they employ a more individual approach in allowing individuals to experience for themselves the incredible power of essential oils while also developing relationships of trust.

doTERRA’s  first offering of essential oils when they were first starting included just 25 single oils and 10 blends. Since that time, the doTERRA product offering has added many more single oils and oil blends as well as nutritional, spa, and healthy living products based on essential oil technologies and a comprehensive wellness philosophy.

But what are essential oils really? And how can the aromatic qualities of essential oils help or be used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil is what make it unique and give it specific benefits, benefits that range from emotional and physical wellness of its application.

Traditionally, certain essential oil application methods have been preferred or used exclusively. However, as the research surrounding essential oils continues to develop, a greater understanding of application methods is now understood. All application methods are safe when used appropriately, including aromatic, topical, and internal methods. One or multiple application methods can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:


The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory. For this reason, essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application.

You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.


Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil) to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.

NOTE: It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose.

Beneficial areas where you can apply essential oils are neck, forehead and temples, chest and abdomen or arms, legs, bottom of feet.

Sensitive areas to be avoided are some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes, eyes and inner ears and broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin.

This method was demonstrated during the soft launch of doTERRA at the Belleza Spa. Called the Aromatouch Technique massage , it is made more relaxing with the use of 8 doTERRA essential oils.


Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.

Essential oil contributes many health benefits as well as flavoring and aroma properties to foods. When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and potent health benefits. Internal use is a very safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies.

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are then excreted.

Proper dosing according to labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity.

Now we know that doTERRA essential oils are truly nature’s perfect solutions for our body, mind, and spirit.

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