What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time. Essential oils are very potent and can be harmful if not used properly. Some essential oils can burn your skin if not applied properly. So it's important that you know what you're doing when it comes to using essential oils. 

Essential oils represent nature in its most concentrated from. They come from seeds, bark, stems, flowers, roots, spices, and other parts of plants. Essential oils can be powerful and fragrant depending on the plant and are not oily. Over the course of history, essential oils have been used as part of skincare, health-care practices and in some cases part of food preparation, however they do not contain any nutritional value. 

When you're purchase essential oils, make sure you're purchasing high quality essential oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) because they don't contain added fillers or harmful contaminants and are pure and authentic. Unfortunately, up to 75% of all oils in the market are corrupt. Each company creates its own standards, so it comes to trust when it comes to purchasing oils from a company.

Please do not purchase from just any website like Amazon because you don't know if those essential oils are really quality. Stick to companies that take pride in making sure they deliver the best quality oils to you like doTerra.

Lastly, oils can be used applied aromatically, topically and internally. Whichever way you chose to use the oil, it is important that you do it safely. Essential Oils are very potent and one can cause harm if one doesn't know how to use them properly. 

So, this is lesson one on how what are essential oils. Next week I will break down how to use essential oils in a safe manner. 

Mirley xo

P.S. If you are new to oils and want to learn how to use them safely and effectively, join my How to Oils Facebook group. I would love to have you there! 


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  2. Zielinski , Dr. Eric. “Essential Oils for Abundant Living Masterclass: Quick Start Guide.” YouTube, YouTube, 16 Jan. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=To9wlgsrlPg.
  3. Zielinski , Dr. Eric. “Essential Oils for Abundant Living Masterclass: Lesson 1.” YouTube, YouTube, 13 Apr. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pjc9Gv8fis.