Hi there, and welcome. I am a holistic nutritional consultant and I believe strongly in taking care of our bodies in the most natural way possible. One of the tools that I use on a daily basis to maintain optimal health are essential oils.
I truly believe in the potential of essential oils to assist our bodies on all levels. I believe that they are gifts from nature!
Using essential oils to replace the products we use on our bodies and in our homes is the most effective way we can reduce the toxic load that we are exposed to everyday.
Though western medicine is irreplaceable and necessary in certain acute conditions, many of us are searching for safer alternatives to chronic health problems, and everyday issues that pop up that prevent us from living the best version of ourselves.
Essential oils present a powerful opportunity to support your body in the amazing healing it does on a daily basis, so that you can live a full life.
Essential oils can effectively help with everyday annoyances such as:
- Colds and coughs
- Digestive discomfort
- Eczema and dermatitis
- Cuts, scrapes and bruises
- Joint and muscle pain
- Sprains and strains, rheumatoid arthritis
- Calming and soothing your nerves
Health Canada has approved the above claims for CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade® essential oils, so you can trust that they actually work!
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts obtained from plants – more specifically from the bark, seeds, flowers or leaves of the plant. They are extracted through cold pressing or steam distillation, and are used by the cells to support overall health and wellness, and correct certain issues.
The oils are highly concentrated. It can take thousands of pounds of plant material to produce just one pound of essential oil. In many cases, the essential oil of an herb is hundreds of times more concentrated than the dried herb itself. For example, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods.
The first is aromatically
One of the most powerful ways to experience essential oils is through simple inhalation, either straight from the bottle or with an essential oil diffuser.
The second is topically
Applying oils topically on your skin is a wonderful way to target specific areas of the body, like in the case of localized joint or muscle pain.
The third is internally
Certain essential oils can be used as dietary supplements to support a variety of health conditions, as well as to flavour foods.
Note: I am only talking about Certified Pure Tested Grade® oils with strict quality control guidelines.
Not all essential oils are created equal. In fact some essential oil companies produce oils that contain synthetic fillers that diminish their health benefits. This is why it is important to use pure therapeutic grade essential oils that are sourced around the globe where the plants grow abundantly and in their natural environment.
Essential Oils are powerful and are being researched in depth due to their tremendous benefits. One of my favorite resources is Aromatic Science – where you can review tons of research that is happening!
It is so important to choose a company that you can trust, that is doing their diligence to provide you with access to the very best quality our beautiful earth provides.
Why did I choose DoTERRA?
I knew I wanted to recommend essential oils in my nutrition practice and I wanted to find the best possible quality for personal use, and that I felt good about recommending to my clients. My personal values hold me to a very high standard and I must believe in the quality and effectiveness of something before I can recommend it to others. My personal experience with their oils and the following factors are the reasons that I chose DoTERRA essential oils, and feel completely confident recommending them to others and to my clients.
- I chose DoTERRA because of the quality of their oils and their care of the planet and the communities that the oils impact
- The plants are grown around the globe in their natural environments and harvested at the proper stage. When plants are grown in optimal soil, temperature, and climate, they produce a higher quality essential oil – just as nature intended
- They are pure and free of pesticides, contaminants, and adulterations
- They undergo a rigorous 7 stage CPTG testing which assures quality, purity, efficacy, and consistency
- They are third-party tested to certify purity and potency