there are no wasted efforts
Essential oils are a combination of terpenes and volatile aromatic compounds which is a snazzy way of saying: tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive, and regenerative purposes.
There are over 3000 aromatic compounds identified today that each serves its own unique purpose.
Each compound is distilled directly from the plant source, resulting in an essential oil that is multi-faceted in supporting a human's overall functionality. They aren't essential for our survival, but they make it a heck of a lot easier on our system.
These oils can be used in 3 different ways: Aromatically, topically, and internally
read more about the chemistry of organic compounds and essential oils here.
Naturally, we reach to plants to ease ailments, settle symptoms, and enhance our well-being. It's a known tradition in many nations around the world.
When our nerves are on the fritz and our sleep cycle is suffering, we reach out for lavender.
Slowly sipping on peppermint tea eases digestive discomfort
And the oh so trusty lemon, is the sunshine in our morning glass of water, kick-starting your metabolism for the day.
But what you might not have yet discovered is that;
Lemongrass purifies the air when diffused and helps stimulate the lymphatic system.
It also tastes amazing with a bed of rice.
Rose oil does wonders for your complexion.
& draws in spiritual energy from all around you.
Copaiba can communicate with some of your CBD receptors, similar to that of CBD from cannabis.
Ylang Ylang is an aphrodisiac (oh ya, baby)
which is why it's found in many luxury beauty products. (feelin' sexy)
Pretty cool, right?
Promotes a healthy complexion
supports healthy urinary function
acts as a detoxification agent
The fragrance of a flower, the squirt of a freshly sliced orange, or the aromatic breeze of pine through the Canadian forests serve a purpose. What we interpret as the aroma is actually the tiny organic compounds that perform the tasks of warding off pests, attracting friendly herbivores and pollinators, and even aid in the immune support of the plant itself.
Plants simply cannot move around to solve their problems like run from predators, attract friends, and heal effectively without external support. This is why some produce such medicinal qualities. These compounds come from leaves, petals, bark, resin, fruits, roots, and flowers.
The extracts are essentially the immune system of the plant.
this is why it is critical that you select your oils wisely.
If we've all lived through a moment where we wanted to save money by purchasing the knock-off version of our favourite product...
and sometimes it works, but usually, it fails.
Then we begin to kind of wish we spent the money on the good stuff.
I've experienced it time and time again.
You get what you pay for.
Source to you
Source to you is dedicated to bringing humans all around the world the most beautiful oils, straight from its intended source, from the farmers who know how to grow it best.
Instead of laying fields of lavender all across Utah -doTERRA's home state - we source our Lavender rom Bulgaria.
Vetiver from Haiti.
Oregano from Turkey.
Wintergreen from Nepal.
Frankincense from Somalia.
Cardamom from Guatemala.
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
Douglas Fir from New Zealand.
Lemon and bergamot from Sicily.
Lemongrass from Southern India.
and Black Spruce from right here in Canada.
and the list goes on...
But why go through so much work for these oils?
Just a few simple reasons;
1. Indigenously grown, or
2. Best thriving environment; due to humidity, soil condition, and sustainability practices.
These diligent practices ensure that as customers, we are receiving the absolute best for our body's chemistry. Each drop goes through vigorous testing, 54 different ones to be exact.
rigorous testing ensures each drop has the desired therapeutic qualities
Third-party testing guarantees the absence of toxins, contaminations & microorganisms
Purity allows for safe therapeutic use with no side effects or drug interactions
None of these oils contain herbicides, fungicides, or other tainting qualities that could damage the beauty of mother nature's little qualities.
I don't know if you agree yet, but it makes me proud to use a product with so much integrity behind it.
But that's not all, there's another (more touching) reason that doTERRA works so hard in the oil game.
Nepal currently produces Wintergreen & Spikenard with the doTERRA co-impact sourcing initiatives. Through this growth, communities who grow now also have fair wages, community resources like schools and doctors. With each cycle, they are closer to healing their own communities, through healing us, one drop at a time.
By asking those native to the land, premium product can be grown for international use while maintaining respect for those upon the land. There can be a happy medium to business, and I believe this company does a great job of finding it.
We are creating an impact all along the supply chain with each bottle purchased from doTERRA, and I must say, it feels good.
Finally, one of the best parts about sharing doTERRA is knowing that even with all the great things they contribute too, they go the extra mile by working with
the healing hands foundation
From the begining, doTERRA founders knew they wanted to make a difference in the world,
“bringing healing and hope to the world through providing global communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant - empowering individuals and changing lives."
which would ultimately "establish a pattern of giving" across the globe.
So here we are, healing others through the actions of our hands.
Holding one another up in even the smallest ways, creating a butterfly effect of positivity as it travels.
the Healing Hands foundation commits to many projects, just to name a few close to my heart; empowering women worldwide, accessible healthcare & self-reliance initatives.
Get ready to get oily.
Join The Herbal Humans on their essential oil journey today.