Essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in the seeds, stems, bark, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.
One of the quickest ways to shift a mind state, or mood, is via our sense of smell. Following the inhalation of an essential oil aroma, the scent is processed in the brain’s olfactory system. This system is responsible for our sense of smell. The olfactory system is connected to the limbic system, the part of the brain where our memories and emotions are stored.
Specific aromas elicit specific emotions, feelings and responses. In this way, essential oil applications stimulate the body to heal itself both physically and emotionally. We can select certain essential oils to elicit desired feelings and emotions, especially when we are looking to promote relaxation or reduce our stress response.
Each essential oil has a unique chemical profile which gives the oil certain properties and benefits. My greatest responsibility as an essential oil educator is to help my clients select and use safely the oils that may best support not only their emotional needs but their overall health and wellness goals.
As a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA, I have found doTERRA to be committed in their intention to enhancing the lives not only of their growers and suppliers using a strategy called “Co-Impact Sourcing” but also their commitment to their Healing Hands Foundation. To date, almost 6 million dollars has been donated to humanitarian projects funded by the Healing Hands Foundation.
One such project, Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), rescues children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts. OUR Rescue’s Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex.
DoTERRA is dedicated to growing the best in order to help the most. It feels good to be a part of an organization looking to share the benefits of essential oils in a responsible and professional way that respects both modern medicine and the more holistic modalities that support it.
Within the next few years we may begin to see more holistic style clinics incorporating essential oils as a part of their wellness treatments and recommendations. These holistic clinics will have traditional doctors fusing modern medicine with chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professionals in the healing arts under one roof and working together in support of their patients’ overall health and wellness.
Should you be interested in learning more about essential oils and how they may support you in living a more natural lifestyle, please contact me through the highlighted link below. I am available for both private and group consultations. *These consultations are complimentary.