What Are Essential Oils?

What are essential oils? Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, fruit, or bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These naturally occurring compounds are essential oils. They are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.

Essential oil benefits vary from plant to plant, within botanical families, and even from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make its aroma unique and give it specific benefits. Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and can even assist it with pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils offer a myriad of uses and benefits for your home and family.

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When you open a bottle of naturally sourced, non-synthetic essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for inclusion in aromatherapy—promoting wellness by using aromatic compounds—and in other applications.

Every essential oil varies in its biological makeup, so their aromas and benefits are also unique. Essential oils experience composition variance depending on numerous factors relating to the conditions of its source plant. The geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, the weather, and even time of day or season of harvest make the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil.



Some essential oil aromas are soothing or grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and invigorating—while all essential oils have unique differences, all dōTERRA essential oils are naturally sourced. The huge variety of available essential oils allows you to effectively maintain wellness in a naturally sourced way and address your specific wants and needs. With essential oils, there is no settling for a generic solution.

The versatility of essential oils is part of what has made them so popular in recent years. People also love that they can use essential oils for a variety of tasks, without having to buy multiple products. Essential oils are a multi-faceted resource for anyone looking for the best naturally sourced solutions in the modern era.


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How do you use essential oils effectively? Rest assured that you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the wide array of benefits that essential oils have to offer. All you need is a basic understanding of how to apply essential oils safely and simply as part of your daily routine.

If you’re ready to learn more, we can show you how to use essential oils. Once you learn how to use essential oils, you’ll be on your way to a lifestyle of wellness. Click below to watch my essential oils made easy class.

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In the morning, I like to start my day out with drinking a glass of water with some lemon essential oil. Lemon essential oil is refreshing and helps get rid of any toxins in my body. I add a drop of lemon essential oil to every 4 oz of water. Not only is lemon great for drinking in your water but it is also great to clean with. Making sure you are hydrated is essential to having optimal health. You will have a stronger immune system and everything just works better. Did I mention you will look younger too. Who doesn’t want that?!?!?!?

Creating a non-toxic home is one of my passions. I love that I can make natural cleaners from home with safe ingredients. I don’t have to worry about any toxic products harming my family or pets.

Here’s a great glass cleaner recipe you can use:

16 oz spray bottle
1 1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
8 drops Lemon essential oil

If you would like to learn more about Lemon essential oil, check out my YouTube video here.

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n Guard, the protective blend. On Guard has a blend of essential oils that support your bodies immune system. If you are looking to boost your immune system naturally, here’s a great recipe to use. It’s called the F.L.O.O.M.

The F is for Frankincense, L is for Lemon, O is for Oregano, the other O is for On Guard and M is for Melaleuca (AKA Tea Tree) essential oil. You can either put these oil into an empty capsule, 2 drops each or make a 10 ml roller bottle adding 5 drops of each and then fill the rest of the roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil.

After my meals I also take the life long vitality supplements along with the Terrazyme (digestive enzymes) and phytoestrogen (helps balance my hormones).

Before bed I diffuse serenity blend to create a relaxing atmosphere and take 2-3 serenity capsules to help me get a good night sleep.

TIP: Keep essential oils out where you will use them. For example, I have essential oils by my water station where I fill my water bottles. I keep essential oils on my night stand so I use them before bed. After you create a habit of using them daily, you will start seeing positive results in your health.

Happy oiling 😉 Jen

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