Essential Oils: A Guide to their Benefits and Uses

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The Essence of Nature

Derived from nature, pure essential oils are great performers in personal, health and home uses. The concentrated oils extracted from aromatic plants and trees provide many benefits and have been used for centuries. They possess powerful properties which render them more pleasant to use than many chemically-derived products. In addition to aromatherapy, essential oils are finding their way into many cosmetic, home and health products and can be used to creatively and therapeutically at home.

Types and Benefits of Essential Oils

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  • Lavender essential oil is probably one of the most popular in a variety of products. Touted for its calming properties, this popular benefit of lavender oil can be experienced when it is added to bath, body and skincare products, linen and home scents.
  • Eucalyptus Oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, originating in Australia, and is known for its cleansing benefits. It helps clear airways and promote breathing by adding a few drops to a diffuser or for steam inhalation.
  • Bergamot is a highly fragrant oil used in toiletry products and is derived from a citrus, fruit-bearing tree native to south-east Asia but also grown in other parts of the world. It possesses many therapeutic benefits including stress-relief and skin-purifying benefits, and imparts a general feeling of well-being. A few drops of this oil in a diffuser or scent-burner go a long way to combat tension. When used in skincare, it is blended with a base cream.
  • Frankinsense, or olibanum, with powerful relaxation properties, is frequently used by yoga practitioners to help induce a state of calm and rejuvenation. It is said to be a potent anti-oxidant and helps maintain the immune system.

These are some of the most popular uses of essential oils and the range of plants they are extracted and distilled from is vast. doTERRA Essential Oils offers these gifts from nature in its extensive selection of therapeutic oils which it obtains using the highest standards of production, and the botanical expertise of artisans and distillers. Purity is its hallmark.

 

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