Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What is an essential oil?

Today we will showcase another Crafty Mom and her name is Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a distributor of doTerra. dōTERRA® (meaning "Gift of the Earth") essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today.
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the use of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal. Used throughout history for their
medicinal and therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be used as natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices.
Elizabeth is sharing with us her favorite scents of the season and they are:
Holiday Joy~ More than just a Fragrance. ~ Holiday Joy is one of our most sought after oil blends during the holiday season because it fills homes with the aroma of the holidays. Some may think that dōTERRA’s Holiday Joy Blend can only be used as a fragrance, but remember that these are essential oils, after all, and each oil in the blend helps to provide many benefits. Let’s take a look at each essential oil in the blend and how they can benefit you: Wild Orange: Great for helping to energize and revitalize your mind and body. Wild Orange also helps uplift your mood and reduces anxiety. Who wouldn’t like those benefits around the holiday?
Pine: Bring the smell of a live Christmas tree into your home. It is antibacterial, which can help reduce the airborne pathogens in your home keeping your family healthy and happy.
Cassia: Historically, Cassia was used and mentioned in Old Testament literature. It contains properties to help maintain physical and emotional well being, and is known for its ability to calm one’s anxiety. Its spicy aroma is also great during the cold months.
Cinnamon Bark: According to a research study, cinnamon essential oil was found to have some of the strongest antimicrobial properties when compared with other essential oils. This oil has been studied to fight viral and infectious disease; and research shows it is difficult for microbes to survive in its presence. It is also one of the essential oils found in dōTERRA’s On Guard Protective Blend to help support your immune system.
Nutmeg: This sweet and spicy aroma does more than just have a wonderful smell, it also helps comforts and sooth your emotional well-being.
Vanilla: Helps calm and relax, uplifts moods, and can help reduce stress, anger, tension, and irritability. Every home could use a little more relaxation instead of tension during the holidays.
Holiday Joy is certainly more than just a fragrance! Make sure to diffuse it in your home to keep your family happy, healthy, and joyful this holiday season.
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