Essential Oils are nature’s tool to help the mind & body, both emotionally & physically.
ESSENTIAL OILS & PURITY
I have used essential oils for many years, but until I studied aromatherapy and the broad spectrum of how they can help with the wellness of the mind & body, I didn’t realise how guaranteed purity was not only extremely important but also crucial for safe usage.
I often talk about quality and how the complementary therapy industry is fairly unregulated. For instance a label saying “pure” or “organic” does not mean it is 100% pure. Whilst the components may be organic, the essential oil may not be 100% pure itself.
Like most things in life you get what you pay for, and additionally for me, ethical & sustainable sourcing is equally as important.
Being able to trace every bottle of doTERRA essential oils back to where it was grown, bottled, along with knowing the farmers are not only looked after, but are paid a fair price directly to them is something I find huge reassurance in.
Are doTERRA Oils Pure?
The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. When an essential oil is adulterated or contaminated, it becomes less effective and can even be dangerous. Above all else, purity is doTERRA’s first priority when producing essential oils.
How Does doTERRA Make Sure Their Essential Oils Are Pure?
From the beginning, we’ve made it our mission to share pure, quality essential oils with the world. However, without a definitive standard for essential oil purity, doTERRA decided to set the standard for purity in the essential oil industry.
Not all essential oil companies choose to enforce high testing standards for their oils. In fact, many companies skip important steps in the testing process in order to save money or time. Unfortunately, when proper testing measures are not taken, it’s impossible to ensure that an essential oil is truly “pure.”
To ensure that each bottle of essential oil is pure and free from contaminants or synthetic fillers, doTERRA created the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. The CPTG process includes a rigorous examination of every batch of oil, along with third-party testing to guarantee transparency.
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ESSENTIAL OILS & THE BRAIN
Let’s explore how essential oils actually impact our brains …
Since studying aromatherapy, I have discovered that the research shows that it’s not just their aroma that helps us feel good, there are chemical compounds in essential oils that are proven to affect our moods…simply by inhaling them!
One of the most well-studied areas of aromatherapy research is the effect of smell on emotions and mood. For example, there is now solid evidence demonstrating that simply inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings.
Our smell receptors make direct links with the limbic system of the brain…an area that governs the body’s emotional responses.
Have you noticed how this close connection between aroma and emotion becomes obvious in your everyday life when certain aromas or odours trigger memories or specific feelings?
Amazing new research has also helped us see that the benefits of aroma extend far beyond just emotional regulation.
Because of the direct link of the olfactory system to the brain, aroma is capable of interacting directly with the hypothalamus, influencing neurochemistry throughout the body, and, in turn, creating powerful positive health outcomes.