What are Essential Oils?

This page is for you! I’m going to go over our top 10 most popular oils, what they are good for, and how to use them! Before we get started on individual oils and blends, let’s learn some basics.


What exactly ARE essential oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, rind and leaves of plants, extracted and distilled for health benefits! The picture above shows a magnified view on an oil sac in a peppermint plant. They are extremely potent – 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. In fact, ONE drop of certified pure peppermint essential oil is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea! Because they are so concentrated and powerful, you can imagine that…

Quality Matters!

Always choose essential oils that are certified pure by 3rd party testers, sourced from their natural habitat around the world (this ensures the proper chemical constituents and structure so that they essential oils actually do what they are supposed to!), and that are verified pure, free of fillers, pesticides, and foreign contaminants. There are many companies who do their own testing and have claims on their bottles that they are 100% pure, but then have warnings on the bottle to not even apply topically. This should be a big red flag. The oils I use are safe, and pure enough to be taken internally (they even have FDA compliant nutrition facts on the label!).

I’d love to save you the time, money, and possible toxicity, of purchasing essential oils that claim to be something they are not. The oils I bought before I knew any better actually ended up in the TRASH, because they didn’t work and I couldn’t trust that what they label said was true. There is no regulation on the essential oil industry. Just please be a wise consumer! To learn much more on the quality and sourcing of doTERRA's EO's please visit this site:

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