In this episode, Julie gives a great overview of 3 cool things about essential oils and then talks about the 3 ways to use essential oils in our everyday life!
3 cool things about essential oils:
-100% natural & safe: The first cool thing about dōTERRA essential oils is that they’re 100% natural and safe. There’s nothing added to the oil or taken away from the oil. They’re just simply pure essential oils with no side effects and no addictions. They’re safe for babies, children, adults and the elderly. Oils are extracts from plants that have amazing health benefits. Pure oil is about 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea. So they’re really potent!
The CPTG standard for doTERRA essential oils is important for many reasons. It stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, and it means these oils are completely pure and potent. Pure means there are no foreign contaminants or fillers. Potent means that each plant was grown in a part of the world where that plant grows best, resulting in the absolute best chemistry for that plant. When you have the ideal natural chemistry, the essential oil extracted does exactly what we want it to do for our health.
-More Effective Than Many Modern approaches to health problems: Let’s say this is a cell in your body (hold up your fist), and we know that cells have oily cell membranes. The cell membrane protects the cell, it keeps all the good things in and all the bad things out. Now two of the things that are harmful to our cells are Bacteria and viruses. Bacteria usually form on the outside of the cell and viruses duplicate the DNA on the inside of the cell. All you have to remember is bacteria on the outside viruses on the inside.
Let’s say you went to the doctor with a bacterial infection. What would he recommend for you? (Give you an antibiotic) And after taking the antibiotic for 7-10 days in most cases, it would probably clear up the infection - but it often comes with wreaking havoc on your gut, hormones, and immune system.
Now if you had a virus like the cold or flu, what would he say? (Go home, drink a lot of water, rest and let it run its course) The reason why is because most of the modern recommendations are water-based synthetic agents - and frequently come with side-effects and addictions. Water and oil don’t mix, so if the recommendation from your doctor is water-based, it will have a really hard time penetrating through that oily cell membrane and stopping the duplication of a virus.
Essential oils are different they are oil-based, which means they can permeate that cell membrane! They can work on a cellular level without side-effects or addictions, and they can combat bacteria on the outside of the cell and prevent the duplication of viruses on the inside. That is why they are often more effective than the modern approach to health problems.
-Cheaper Than Traditional Medical Care: Think about how much your Dr copay is, then your prescription copay, then taking off work and not even all of those things- just simply the hassle! What if you had effective tools at home to use? An example is an ear ache. 2 drops lavender + 2 drops melaleuca applied topically to the outside of the ear 2-3 times/day and the next day, most likely it's a lot better. And that cost about a dollar!
3 ways to use essential oils:
-Aromatically: If you take your fingers and pinch right above the bridge of your nose-- Right under your fingers is your olfactory nerve. This nerve sends messages to the limbic system in your brain, which in turn sends messages all over the body. Sometimes people think it's hokey to say oils could affect the body just by smelling them, but let me illustrate:
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