What are essential oils?
Hang on tight ladies because I’m about to get totally GEEKY! If there’s one thing I need on the daily (besides coffee of course), it is ESSENTIAL OILS. Literally, I use them for absolutely everything under the sun. Sore throat? Essential oils. Cleaning? Essential oils. Headache or nausea? ESSENTIAL OILS. Now a quick little backstory here, I have always hated medicine. 99% of the time I’d rather suffer than take medicine. A bit excessive I know, but I just really really prefer to go the natural route when available!
Now back to EO’s. I would like to start out by saying ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!!! I’m going to go ahead and probably hurt some feelings but you are not doing yourself a favor when using “essential oils” from places like TJMaxx or the grocery store. The first thing you should know is that if an EO is for topical use only, that alone is a red flag pertaining to quality. The only exception is that there are certain oils that are not safe to ingest regardless of how pure. Quality is the most important thing when it comes to choosing your EO’s!
Because quality matters so much, I’m going to give you the definition taken straight from the doTerra (my fav) website:
These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
How do I know which ones to use?
What separates doTerra from the rest is how they’re CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade), and how they source their oils. More from the DoTerra website:
When you choose doTERRA,you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
There’s so much science that goes into EO’s, and I’d have to write a whole book to really explain it all to you. So if you feel like getting geeky head on over to my doTerra website for more information.
Zendocrine Essential Oil: What & Why?
Zendocrine is an EO blend that can help cleanse your body of yucky toxins and free radicals. It’s made with tangerine, rosemary, geranium, Juniper Berry, and cilantro. What a perfect oil to kickstart your health minded goals this year am I right?!
How to use it:
It can be used aromatically (i.e. in a diffuser), taken internally, and/or applied topically. If taking internally I recommend just a drop or two in some sort of citrus tea, drink, or in water. To use it topically apply to the bottom of clean feet.
Why am I telling you about Zendocrine?
WELL because it is one of the two essential oils I’ll be giving away! If you want to get your hands on some oils make sure to read this and subscribe so you don’t miss any important details!