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What are Essential Oils?
Along with being nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells, essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of freshly cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. doTERRA’s essential oils are highly concentrated (50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs). For example, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil equals 28 cups of peppermint tea!
Why doTERRA Essential Oils?
Essential oils are most often extracted via a low-heat steam distillation process in which steam is circulated under pressure through plant material, liberating the essential oils into the steam. As the steam mixture cools, the water and oils are separated and the oil is collected in its pure form. To ensure the highest quality oil extract of correct chemical composition, temperature and pressure must be monitored very closely. Too little heat and pressure will not release the valuable oil; too much can fracture an extract’s delicate chemical composition and after, its potency.
Equally important to the carefully controlled extraction process, the meticulous selection of correct plant species and plant parts harvested at the perfect moment when their essential oil compounds are most concentrated is also required for a quality essential oil extract. This complex process is as much an art form as it is a science and requires experienced growers and distillers working together to ensure a superior product.
Certified Pure Tested Grade (CPTG)
doTERRA Certified Pure Tested Grade essential oils are pure, natural, aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and are free of contaminants such as pesticides and other chemical residues.
As important as it is to keep contaminants out of our oils, assuring the presence of the oils’ active compounds at the right levels is necessary to guarantee safety and effectiveness. Many oils claim to be therapeutic grade, and some may be pure, but few are subjected to rigorous testing standards for chemical composition. doTERRA CPTG essential oils are cross-tested using Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography to ensure both the extract purity and composition potency of each batch.
doTERRA works closely with a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to select botanicals of the correct species, grown in the ideal environments, an carefully harvested at the right time. The aromatic compounds of the plants are skillfully extracted by experienced distillers and subjected to chemical analysis to ensure purity and composition.
doTERRA essential oils may be used topically (applied to skin), aromatically (diffused) and internally (ingesting). For topical use, the oils can be used NEAT (no dilution, full strength); diluted with a carrier oil (for the young and skin sensitive); some oils need to be diluted due to their heat.
doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is doTERRA’s non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, help those live lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. doTERRA covers for all overhead and administrative costs of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.
Aroma Touch Therapy
doTERRA Aroma Touch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils. The Aroma Touch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses doTERRA CPTG essential oils for an unparelled grounding experience.
How it works
The client lays on a massage table with their back exposed. The oils will be applied in pairs (two at a time), using specific hand movements. Each pair of oils will work on a specific system. Aroma Touch Technique works on stress reduction, immune function, inflammation, bringing the body back into homeostasis.