Essential oils are more than just a fragrance. They are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.
What are essential oils ?
Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
So do essential oils really work ? Yes they do. Read about recent research here
Why I love essential oils
My first real encounter with essential oils was using lemon oil during my first son’s labour. A few droplets in the shower and on a hot washcloth during my contractions provided a wonderful distraction from pain. After working as a National Marketing Manager for a major Perfume Distributor I couldn’t believe how delicious this oil smelt and that is was a 100% natural alternative. Please note not all oils are suitable during pregnancy – learn more here.
There are many companies that make and sell essential oils. In order to ensure you are receiving maximum benefit, it is important to check that the oils are 100% pure. This means they are not cut with jojoba or another base oil to water them down.
Personally, I use and recommend doTERRA essential oils
as I know they are a quality product that is also sourced sustainably. Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®
quality protocol which also means they can be used in cooking. I also love that doTERRA is company that has a strong philanthropic approach as a company. They give back to communities in need. Read more
Find out more about how to purchase doTERRA’s range from me here
I am a believer in the power of modern medicine however I also believe we can all make positive changes to our lifestyles, through the avoidance of unnecessary chemicals. This is especially important before, during and after pregnancy.
So many chemicals
are added to products that we spray, moisturise, lather, scrub, and wash and clean with. Some of these chemicals are raising serious concerns among health experts due to lack of testing before they’re put on the market. Also with continual exposure to chemicals research has found a link between excessive toxins and hormone disruption, DNA and cell mutation, presence in newborn umbilical cords and more.
I understand we can’t 100% eliminate our exposure to chemicals, however we reduce our toxic load
easily and affordably. Small steps, that will benefit you, your unborn bub and your family.
It’s a simply choice and it can be fun too – check out some of my favourite toxin free recipes here
Reduce your toxic load today and try some quality essential oils here
or contact me
for further information.