WHY I LOVE ESSENTIAL OILS
Aromatherapy is a practice used to promote better psychological health and physical well-being. The practice involves the use of essential oils, the purest essence of a plant, to bring about positive health effects.
The first cool thing about dōTERRA essential oils is that they’re 100% natural and safe. There’s nothing added to the oil or taken away from the oil. They’re just simply pure essential oils with no side effects and no addictions. They’re safe for babies, children, adults, and the elderly. Oils are extracts from plants that have amazing health benefits. A pure oil is about 50–70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of Peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea. So they’re really potent!
To help you feel how powerful dōTERRA essential oils are, let me give you an experience with one of the most important essential oils: Peppermint.
(NOW everyone put a drop of Peppermint in their palm.) Okay, everyone dab your finger in the oil and now put it in your eye.
JUST KIDDING! There was actually a class where someone was trigger happy and actually did that, and
it didn’t feel good! If you ever get oils in a sensitive part of your body, just use a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil and directly apply it to the effected area.
It will take the sting away fast. You can actually use a lot of different carrier oils like sunflower oil or olive oil. The reason we like to use Fractionated Coconut Oil is it’s really good for your skin and it doesn’t leave an oily residue.
Now don’t be afraid and dab the tip of your finger in the oil, and then press your finger onto the roof of your mouth. Now the other way we’ll use it is by rubbing it between the palms of our hands, and then cupping our hands together and breathing in deeply. Be sure to not get it close to your eyes because it might make them water. See if you can breathe that in for 30 seconds! How does that feel? That one drop of Peppermint was the equivalent of you drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea. That’s how powerful these oils are!
What I love about these oils is the CPTG standard. It stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, and it means these oils are completely pure and potent.
Pure means there are no foreign contaminants or fillers. Potent means that each plant was grown in a part of the world where that plant grows best, resulting in the absolute best chemistry for that plant. When you have the ideal natural chemistry, the essential oil extracted does exactly what we want it to do for our health.”
So that’s the first cool thing about essential oils, they are 100% natural and safe.
The second cool thing about essential oils is that they are more effective than many modern approaches to health problems.
Before we move on, do we have any medical professionals in the room? Okay, what I’m going to share next is going to sound very elementary to you. Most of us in this room don’t have the medical training you do, so I’m going to really simplify things so that this makes sense to everyone. Is that Okay? Let’s go back to biology 101.
Let’s say this is a cell in your body (hold up your fist), and we know that cells have oily cell membranes. The cell membrane protects the cell, it keeps all the good things in and all the bad things out. Now two of the things that are harmful to our cells are bacteria and viruses. Bacteria usually forms on the outside of the cell and viruses duplicate the DNA on the inside of the cell. All you have to remember is bacteria on the outside and viruses on the inside. Let’s say you went to the doctor with a bacterial infection.
What would he recommend for you? (Give you an antibiotic) And after taking the antibiotic for 7–10 days in most cases, it might clear up the infection—but it often comes with wreaking havoc on your gut, hormones, and immune system.
Now if you had a virus like the cold or flu, what would he say? (Go home, drink a lot of water, rest and let it run its course.) The reason why is because most of the modern recommendations are water-based synthetic medications—and frequently come with side effects and addictions. Water and oil don’t mix, so if the recommendation from your doctor is water-based, it will have a really hard time penetrating through that oily cell membrane and stopping the duplication of a virus.
Essential oils are different. They are oil-based, which means they can permeate the cell membrane. They can work on a cellular level without side effects or addictions, and they can combat bacteria on the outside of the cell and prevent the duplication of viruses on the inside. That is why they are often more effective than the modern approach to health problems.
That is the second cool thing about essential oils.
The third cool thing about essential oils is that they are more affordable than traditional medical care. Let me explain. . .
Who can tell me their FEE for visiting the doctor? And if your doctor gave you a prescription for an antibiotic, how much would it cost to fill the prescription?
When someone in my family has a SORE ear, we rub two drops of Lavender and two drops of Tea Tree around their ear, and put them to bed. 12 hours later THE COMPLAINTS ARE GONE.
It usually takes 7 to 10 days when you’re using antibiotics. With my essential oil remedy it costs us about $1.50. Now whether it costs you $40 for the DOCTORS FEE and the prescription, or whether it costs $0 because you live in a country with free medical care, essential oils are still less expensive than the gas in the car you pay to go to the doctors office. That’s not including the half day of work you probably had to take off for this emergency. We also haven’t taken into account the fact that antibiotics harm your gut, and that you might have to buy extra probiotics for two weeks to reinoculate your healthy gut bacteria, which is even more money.
We save hundreds of dollars a year in medical costs because of essential oils. You cannot afford NOT to use natural solutions! THAT is why essential oils are more affordable than traditional medical care.
And that is the third cool thing about essential oils.