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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are fluids that are contained in small sacs located on the flower, leaves, stem or roots of a plant. Essential oils slow the decay of plants and protect them from environmental threats including parasites, fungi, mold and even pesticides and herbicides.

What Can I expect?

Essential oils do not cure us of disease. Essential oils ease, nurture, calm, soothe, and balance our organs and systems. They create harmony in the body and return it to its natural state. When the body is restored to its natural state, it heals itself. Yes – it heals itself! Think about when you scrape your knee. Blood rushes to the surface and cleans the wound, a scab forms to keep the wound clean, and your skin cells divide and grow to fill the wound. And it does all this automatically. Your body is a powerful healing organism! However, when we get poisoned with toxins from our air, food and emotions, the body’s innate ability to heal is impaired. Here come essential oils to cleanse and restore the body and allow it to get on with its work of healing. Further, the restoration of the body is in fact, addressing the root causes of disease rather than addressing symptoms as is the case with many medical approaches. In the traditional medical model for example, we wait until a symptom presents itself and then seek treatment to make the symptoms go away. Many physical challenges (or symptoms) reappear weeks, months or years after treatment as the disharmony and imbalances in the system that created the physical challenge in the first place remain. Essential oils are natural fluids from plants that are effective in addressing physical challenges as they restore our bodies at the cellular level thereby eliminating root causes.

Oil Descriptions

Single oils are oils that come from one plant. For example, lemon essential oil is just pure lemon. Each oil provides the living essence of its source.

You will see letters with each oil. They indicate how to use the oil. A = aromatic, T = topical, I = internal, N = neat (undiluted), S = sensitive, and D = diluted.

Essential oil blends are a combination of oils from different plants put together for a specific purpose.

DoTERRA essential oil blends are proprietary formulas for targeted wellness applications. They represent the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of a growing body of research and scientific study. Harnessing the inherent living energies of plants, each formula is synergistically balanced to enhance product potency and benefits.

You will see letters with each oil. They indicate how to use the oil. A = aromatic, T = topical, I = internal, N = neat (undiluted), S = sensitive, and D = diluted.

How To Use Oils


The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory.

Using Oils Aromatically

1) Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
2) Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
3) Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
4) Use in household surface cleaners
5) Wearing aromatherapy jewellery


Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit. But will eventually effect every cell in the body.

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil) to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommended dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.

It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1 – 2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4 – 6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Other Effective Methods of Topical Application

  1. Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
  2. Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
  3. Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin

Sensitive Areas to be Avoided

  1. Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
  2. Eyes and inner ears
  3. Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin

Please watch this short but astonishing video that shows how quickly just 1 drop of doTERRA essential oil can transform blood cells.

A History of Essential Oils

It is safe to say that essential oils have been around for a very long time. Once they were highly venerated then slipped out of fashion for many years. They lost the spot light as we moved toward a culture of pharmaceutical medicine and the belief that for anything to be effective, it has to be tested and proven effective in the medical journals. And this is certainly sound logic. But when you dig beneath the surface, you see that it is pharmaceutical companies that do the research and generally, like any good business, they do not spend time and money testing something that would not profit them. Society, however, has paid a price for ignoring natural, non synthetic forms of health care. Synthetic drugs are highly toxic and as such they burden and weaken our system despite their ability to get us through a physical or mental challenge. Watch the advertisements and take note of the long list of side effects from pharmaceutical drugs – some of which are actually death! Granted that may be 1 in thousands, but it is certain that the body is enduring a toxic overload when consuming such medications. People are becoming aware of these trends and are longing for and seeking safe and non toxic forms of alternative health care. People are beginning to look at some of the ancient wisdom and recognize its value and its merit despite the fact that it has not been tested and published in medical journals. And since essential oils are a powerful form of natural, botanical and organic medicine, they are currently sweeping the nation as one of the most effective forms of alternative health care.  DoTERRA has an entire team of micro biologists and chemists who are working daily to further our understanding of how and why the oils work. John Hopkins University has identified doTERRA as the most effective brand of essential oils and will be publishing research regarding its purity and effectiveness in upcoming medical journals! Influential chemists and Physicians leading into the modern era of mass research were: Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, Jean Valent, and Robert B. Tisserand. For the latest scientific findings on the nature and effectiveness of essential oils please go to

A Timeline of Essential Oil Use

BBC The Frankincense Trail – Kate Humble

Vibrational Healing – Quantim Physics

Prior to the turn of the 19th century, our understanding of the world was based on Newtonian physics wherein everything was perceived to be physical matter. Albert Einstein was the first to suggest that everything is not matter but instead energy! And now, with modern microscopic equipment, we can observe that atoms are really spinning vortexes of energy. When we drill down with the microscope looking closer and closer at the energy wheels of the atom, there is a physical void. In other words, there is nothing. Modern technology has revealed that the atom is pure energy. From this discovery came the insight that all that is, be it the human, nature, or even man made materials, is nothing but energy. What differentiates the shape and appearance of the things in our world is the frequency at which this energy vibrates. The study of objects being made of various frequencies of energy is Quantum Physics. The world as defined by Newtonian physics has been turned upside down and Albert Einstein has been proven correct!

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

  Nikola Tesla

In our modern world, there is still a lot of resistance to the concepts of quantum physics. Nikola Telsa also supposedly said, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

Despite the resistance to the knowledge gained from quantum physics, some scientists have jumped in. In 1992, Bruce Tainio discovered that a healthy body has a frequency of 62-72 Hz. If our frequency drops below this, our immune system is compromised.

Here is what he found

Human Body

Genius Brain Frequency 80-82 MHz
Brain Frequency Range 72-90 MHz
Normal Brain Frequency 72 MHz
Human Body 62-78 MHz
Human Body: from Neck up 72-78 MHz
Human Body: from Neck down 60-68 MHz Thyroid and Parathyroid glands are 62-68 MHz
Thymus Gland is 65-68 MHz
Heart is 67-70 MHz
Lungs are 58-65 MHz
Liver is 55-60 MHz
Pancreas is 60-80 MHz
Colds and Flu start at: 57-60 MHz
Disease starts at: 58 MHz
Candida overgrowth starts at: 55 MHz
Receptive to Epstein Barr at: 52 MHz
Receptive to Cancer at: 42 MHz
Death begins at: 25 MHz

Research has shown that pure therapeutic grade essential oils have the highest frequency of natural substances. Essential oils have a frequency of 52 HZ and go as high as 320 Hz. As such, essential oils have the potential to change aspects of our physical, emotional and spiritual being. When we use essential oils, it is the frequency of the oil that stays in our body. Oils with lower frequencies create an environment wherein bacteria, fungus, and viruses (the basis of disease) cannot exist. Oils with medium frequencies improve emotional aspects, and oils with high frequencies improve spiritual aspects of our being.

Cellular Transformation

cellular transformationCrossing the cell membrane is impossible for chemically derived synthetic supplements and medications which are not recognized by the body and are not fat soluble. The inability for synthetic drugs to cross the cell membrane is evident when considering their effectiveness in killing bacteria and their inability to kill viruses. Bacteria resides in the fluid around the cells where the antibiotic is able to interact with it and defeat it. Viruses settle inside the cells and are therefor untouchable to the antibiotic.

 This is important because antibiotic resistant viruses are the number 1 health concern of the world health organization. Moreover, with the ability to cross the cell membrane, essential oils do much more than address viruses. They cleanse, restore, nourish and protect us at the cellular level, the very core of our being! As such, improvements in health are longer lasting!

Please take a second to watch this short video by Dr. Dave R Steuer who explains the power of doTERRA essential oils in combating bacteria.