Introduction to Essential Oils – “Our family’s first step to EO exploration”

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We personally have a very minimal exposure to Essential Oils (EO). It was an on and off relationship due to lack of resource, lack of knowledge, plus it can be quite overwhelming financially. As we go on our search for natural remedies and medication alternatives, we started hearing about it more and more and considered getting a set in preparation for the arrival of our little one.

We started researching online and asking more friends to share their experiences with us, but this confused us as much as it inspired us. There were so many EO resources online who also gave us doubts and worries because of its strength. We have to be very cautious and make sure that each is safe for whichever type of use, on whoever uses it. Meaning – more research. Dilution and use vary on the age and condition of the person who will use it. Whether you’re pregnant, you’re a baby, or simply have allergies to certain oil(s). Also there are lots of companies who promote and sell therapeutic grade EO nowadays, so on the business side of things, we didn’t like the reviews and feedbacks from any of each companies’ consumers. We didn’t want to be involved with the politics of it; we just want to find the safest source of EO for our family. This turned us off for a bit and stalled purchasing.

Essential Oils are so popular lately – especially in our community of friends that’s into organic, local, and natural remedies – and with good reason. It is very powerful and has been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of health-related applications. If you consider its shelf life (which is forever, as long as they are not kept in extreme heat or extreme cold. Or they are in dark bottles to help with diffusing the light), then it is all worth it price wise, as for this day and age, it is one of the purest form of therapy we can find. So without further ado…

We have established the fact that we wanted to take care of our family’s health safely and naturally, so we considered adding some essential oils to our medicine cabinet.

We chose DōTERRA.



WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?  find out here

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. 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. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.



HOW DO I USE ESSENTIAL OILS? find out here

Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

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Aromatic

Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.


IMPORTANT: Only a Therapeutic, Grade A oil are safe enough to ingest. Other oil brands have “carrier” oils to make the oils less expensive. These carrier oils can be toxic. If you look at many store brand essential oils, you will note that they say, “Do not take internally.”



HOW DID WE ORDER?

We found out more about Essential Oils only until after we got very serious on our research. In perfect timing, while in Manila, we were invited to attend a friendly talk about DōTERRA Essential Oils and also to try some of it.  Through the talk and other friends, we saw a fast growth of interest in it and met a few people here in the Philippines who just started to actively share their knowledge and resources.  So we ordered through a friend online on Facebook DōTERRA Philippines or her personal DōTERRA website Rhiannon MyDōTerra.

I was very pleased with the fast response and service she provided, including constant updates and emails, as well as keeping up to their promotion of free shipping to the Philippines every 15th and 30th of the month.  Shipment is a major concern for us since most of the time Philippines’ shipping service either takes a VERY long time or never gets to you at all.

DISCLAIMER: Please know my intention in sharing this information is not to make a sale. I get lots of questions about the oils we use and where to buy, so I just want to share this information. As I’ve mentioned before – “We didn’t want to be involved with the politics of it; we just want to find the safest source of EO for our family.”  



WHAT DID WE GET?

We purchased the Every Oil Kit , which includes their collection of both Single oils and Blend oils, a canvas bag, aroma-lite diffuser, wellness advocate intro-packet, and an enrollment.  BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! (just kidding…) They also included 4 Essential Oils that’s on their sweet summer promotion, a bottle of spearmint, dill, cumin, and tangerine.

DōTerra's EVERY OIL KIT with Modern Essentials Book. :) LOVE LOVE LOVE

DōTerra’s EVERY OIL KIT with Modern Essentials Book. 🙂 LOVE LOVE LOVE

DōTerra's EVERY OIL KIT with labels and Modern Essential Book's "Quick User Guide"

DōTerra’s EVERY OIL KIT with labels and Modern Essential Book’s “Quick User Guide”

We also ordered Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about essential oils and their everyday uses. It is the definitive guide, whether you are a new or an experienced essential oils user.

It arrived all-together in one package. Thanks to Rhiannon. 🙂

But guess what?!  My favourite part wasn’t any of those… it was when I opened the package like it’s Christmas morning, and dreadfully organised the oils inside the canvas bag ‘Alphabetically’… it was hard!  Then I got to the intro-packet and realised that it comes with cap stickers!!! So we eagerly removed the oils again (regretting that we didn’t check the whole packet for labelling) and started sticking the cap lids with its stickers for easier search when we need to use them. Whew! They even had blank ones that we used for the freebies that didn’t have pre-labeled stickers.

DōTerra cap stickers came with blank ones so we can put EOs that is not on the package.  Limited Edition and Promos. :)

DōTerra cap stickers came with blank ones so we can put EOs that is not on the package. Limited Edition and Promos. 🙂

DōTerra cap stickers!!! yey!

DōTerra cap stickers!!! yey!

I hope that this post inspires you to use essential oils, and also be encouraged to do proper research and safety first. If you have more questions, please feel free to let me know or click on the following links below:

DōTERRA

DōTERRA Blogs

DōTERRA YouTube

DōTERRA Facebook Philippines

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