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Why Diffuse Essential Oils?

 

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At doTERRA we recommend using essential oils aromatically, topically, or internally depending on the properties in each individual oil. Nearly every oil and blend, with the exception of HD Clear® and Immortelle, can be diffused. Diffusing an oil helps us take advantage of its most noticeable characteristic—it’s scent. By learning more about how much of a role smell plays in our lives, the impact of essential oils can be understood on a deeper level.

The Power of Scent

Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses, and you have probably noticed in your own experience that some scents are more positively associated in our minds than others. Your body contains over 1,000 receptors for smell—more receptors than for any other sense. Dr. David K. Hill D.C., Founding Executive points out that even though our noses are not as acute as a bloodhound’s, “you can still detect thousands of varieties of odors in infinitesimal quantities.”

By putting essential oils directly into the air we breathe, we can influence the feeling of our environment, and, more powerfully, our own emotions. The doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy® System contains six blends formulated to address specific emotions, but any oil can have this impact. We know that citrus oils, for example, are uplifting and energizing to your mood, while scents like Lavender or doTERRA Balance® are calming and grounding.

Other Uses and Benefits

While smell is a great tool, there are other reasons that diffusing essential oils can be beneficial to you:

  1. It can purify the air in your home. Juniper BerryLemonLimeMelaleuca (Tea Tree), and specific blends like Purify and doTERRA On Guard® are useful for this purpose.
  2. Some oils can help maintain feelings of clear breathing and open airways. For example, doTERRA Breathe®Douglas FirLavender, and Eucalyptus all have this ability, among other oils.
  3. To minimize the effects of seasonal threats. Specifically Arborvitae and doTERRA Breathe help here.
  4. Only a small amount of oil needs to be used if you’re using it in an ultrasonic diffuser. This means you can use one bottle of essential oil many times before you’ll need more.

How to Diffuse

The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic (water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate chemistry. Most of the diffusers doTERRA offers are ultrasonic diffusers, meaning that they use water to disperse the oil into the air.

To diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser, put cool tap water to the fill line and add at least two drops or more to the water. Then, choose the time setting you desire and let it run. Diffusing in a nebulizing diffuser is waterless: take the cap and orifice off of your bottle of essential oil and attach it to the diffuser and choose your settings for time and amount at a time.

If you don’t have a diffuser, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of diffusing. Try adding a few drops of essential oil to your palms and cup them over your nose while you inhale deeply. This is an easy technique especially when you’re on the go. Or, add some drops of oil to a glass spray-bottle with water and spritz around the room.

The combinations of essential oils you can diffuse are endless. And, like each of you, they are as unique as you would like them to be. Check out our post on creating blends to see what scents go well together, or follow us on FacebookPinterest, or Instagram for more ideas.

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Yoga essential oils dōTERRA Align Chemistry

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  Introduction
Have you ever felt disconnected or unable to control your circumstances? Aromatherapy coupled with some simple centering yoga poses can help create a new sense of peace and purpose, leading to a renewal of resolution. Scientific research has shown that meditation during yoga together with aromatherapy is a combination of remarkable synergy, showing powerful effects on human emotions.1 With centering properties in mind, doTERRA scientists worked with yoga specialist Elena Brower to develop doTERRA Align Centering Blend. doTERRA Align’s aroma—especially in combination with centering yoga exercises such as Warrior II, Triangle, and Gate—is perfect for helping you trust in yourself, feel relaxed, and stay engaged.
Composition
The ingredients in doTERRA Align were chosen primarily to create a centering aroma. Bergamot, Coriander, and Marjoram are the primary oils in this blend. Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, Jasmine, and Fractionated Coconut Oil are also included, although in smaller amounts, to create a sophisticated and beautiful aroma.

  • Bergamot essential oil has been studied for a variety of benefits related to mental and emotional health.*3-11 The aroma of Bergamot is calming and uplifting, while also capable of reducing feelings of emotional negativity and stress.12-17 It exerts its effects by calming the autonomic nervous system and reducing physiological parameters related to agitation and stress.17
  • Coriander, called the “spice of happiness” by the ancient Egyptians, was thought to be an aphrodisiac.18 Historically, the aroma of Coriander essential oil has been used for its calming and relaxing properties.19 New scientific research supports these findings.20
  • Marjoram is another essential oil that may have relaxing benefits.21 Human clinical research suggests that a massage using Marjoram essential oil may help to relieve tense muscles.22
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil contains short chain fatty acids that moisturize the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. It helps balance the blend and prevent sensitive skin reactions after topical use.
  • The remaining oils in this blend, BasilGeraniumJasminePeppermint, and Rose, each contribute to a great diversity of constituents that work together to create a floral, herbaceous scent.

GC-MS analysis shows that the largest fraction of doTERRA Align is composed of natural octyl esters and octyl aldehydes, namely octen-3-yl acetate, octanal, and octen-1-al. These compounds are widely used in perfumery and fragrance design. Octanal is a unique compound because of its powerful and pleasant fragrance. It is the most potent activator of OR17, one specific type of olfactory receptor responsible for sensing fragrant aldehyde compounds.2

The other main compounds present in doTERRA Align are linalool, linalyl acetate, and sabinene hydrate (also known as thujanol), although these are found in smaller amounts. Linalool and linalyl acetate are known to be relaxing compounds, having centering effects when present in moderate quantities. For instance, experimental research suggests that diffusing linalool may help to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.23-24

How to Use
Whenever you are feeling apathetic and unfocused, diffuse doTERRA Align or use it topically in conjunction with a yoga routine. doTERRA Align is a neat oil, meaning that dilution is not necessary for safe application.

 

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Aroma-Touch Technique – What’s it all about?

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The dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance 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 ArōmaTouch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience.

 

Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external environment, that have negative effects on their overall health and wellbeing.

These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body systems and health. Even if this do not directly result in disease, cause our bodies to function at a sub-optimal level. The AromaTouch™ Technique works to restore homeostasis, and minimize the impact of these factors.

The four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis are

  • Stress

Studies have revealed that over time high-stress levels can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, and ulcers. Stress also negatively impacts the immune system, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to pathogens. Stress causes the body to increase its production of serotonin, which in elevated levels can destroy white blood cells, resulting in a weakened immune system.

While many essential oils have been proven to counteract the negative effects of stress, both the essential oil blend Balance and the essential oil Lavender have specific calming effects on body systems.

  • Toxic Insult

The normal functioning of the immune system can be easily hampered by a number of toxins: environmental, dietary, medical interventions, etc. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide-contaminated food products, increasing levels of free-radical pollution, and overexposure to radiation all contribute to the weakening of the immune system.

  • Inflammation

The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to increased inflammation in body tissues. Stress with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol can also contribute to chronic uncontrolled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and fatal disease.

  • Autonomic Imbalance

An imbalance of the autonomic nervous system (the opposite of homeostasis), can negatively impact our health in a number of ways. There is evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality. Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are mentioned above: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.

If you are interested in ordering doTERRA essential oils click here.   Aroma-Therapy can is available at 2 locations, please go to offerings on our website.

 

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dōTERRA Serenity® Calming

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doTERRA Serenity Product Description
doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend combines a select group of powerful, CPTG® essential oils to help calm and relax when stressful feelings arise. With so many high-stress moments and situations all around, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and tense. The doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend can be used aromatically and topically to promote relaxation, encourage calm emotions, and lessen feelings of tension. doTERRA Serenity is an ideal essential oil to have around both day and night as it can aid in reducing everyday stresses and promote a relaxing night’s sleep. This blend contains essential oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, and Roman Chamomile, which give it its soothing scent, while Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean offer a warm aroma. When used in a diffuser, this blend will help calm and renew with its sweet fragrance.
Where to Buy doTERRA Serenity
To buy a bottle of doTERRA Serenity, visit the doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend product page. You can also use the doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels in conjunction with the essential oil blend to help promote a restful night’s sleep.*
Pure essential oils are effective; that is why it is crucial to make sure that the oils you purchase are pure. Too often, essential oils sold on the market contain impurities that weaken an essential oil’s power and ability to assist with personal needs. However, when you ensure that the essential oils you purchase are pure, you will be amazed at their power in promoting vitality and their effectivity in helping fulfill individual needs.
Having experienced the life-changing effect of pure essential oils, the founders of doTERRA created an essential oils company that sells high-quality, pure essential oils. To ensure purity, doTERRA created a series of rigorous, scientific tests that each essential oil batch passes through before being sold. This testing process is part of the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. After oils are tested and found pure and potent through this CPTG protocol, they are then readied to be sold so that individuals everywhere can experience the powerful effects of pure essential oils.


doTERRA Serenity Uses and Benefits

  1. When you start to feel the stress of life weigh on you, take time to stop and smell some doTERRA Serenity. doTERRA Serenity essential oil blend can create a perfect escape from intense emotions with its calming and renewing fragrance. Next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, diffuse Serenity.
  2. Getting a good night’s sleep can sometimes be a challenge. If constant thoughts are keeping you awake at night or you are having difficulty calming a restless child for bedtime, apply doTERRA Serenity to the bottoms of your or your child’s feet to help wind down before going to sleep and to promote relaxation. doTERRA Serenity can also be diffused to encourage a restful sleeping environment.
  3. Enrich your environment with the sweet and warm smells of doTERRA Serenity by diffusing this essential oil blend. Simply add three to four drops of doTERRA Serenity into the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. This blend is ideal for relaxation and will fill the room with its subtle, calming aroma.
  4. doTERRA Serenity essential oil blend helps lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions. When you feel tension and stress levels rising, use doTERRA Serenity aromatically or topically to keep your emotions feeling calm and relaxed.
  5. Treat yourself to a relaxing bath with the doTERRA Serenity essential oil blend. Fill your bath with water at a temperature you prefer and add two to three drops of doTERRA Serenity along with Epsom salts. This will create a peaceful and renewing aroma that will help melt away tight emotions.
  6. After a long day of work or various to-do’s, take time to destress and unwind. Start by adding doTERRA Serenity to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. Once you’ve begun to diffuse, find a comfortable position on a chair or couch and close your eyes. Empty your mind of the tasks of the day and allow your thoughts to clear. Diffusing doTERRA Serenity during moments like this will help promote relaxation and decrease stress.
  7. Enjoy the benefits of doTERRA Serenity wherever you go with DIY Aromatherapy Jewelry. This jewelry is made from natural clay that easily absorbs essential oils. Once you have made and personalized your Aromatherapy Jewelry, add a drop of doTERRA Serenity to your clay pendant. The doTERRA Serenity will help reduce anxious feelings throughout the day.
  8. Sometimes getting the extended family together can be a party, and other times…not so much. If tension is starting to rise during your family get-togethers, try adding a little doTERRA Serenity. Diffusing doTERRA Serenity will help diffuse tension when it may be running high.

Oils that Blend Well with Serenity
doTERRA Serenity blends well with LimeMelaleuca (Tea Tree), Citrus Bliss®, and Spearmint essential oil for diffusion.
Key Ingredients

  • Lavender Flower
  • Sweet Marjoram Leaf
  • Roman Chamomile Flower
  • Ylang Ylang Flower
  • Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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