Aromatherapy refers to the use of essential oils to increase well-being and alleviate disease. It is a form of phytotherapy (plant medicine) and belongs to the complementary medical
Essential oils contain the immune system of the plant - the vitality of the plant in a highly concentrated form. One drop of peppermint oil is comparable to: 28 cups of peppermint tea.
The olfactory system is connected to the hippocampus, the brain structure that manages memory, as well as to the amygdala and the limbic system, parts of the brain that are involved in the control of emotions.
Fragrances and odours thus have an immediate and relevant effect on our moods and well-being.
Each essence has a specific effect on us. Some essences have a calming and harmonizing effect, some have a stimulating effect, and some have an energizing or comforting effect.
The knowledge about essential oils goes back to the ancient Egyptians.The Romans and Greeks also used the essences of plants to enhance health and well-being.
Essential oils are used aromatically by inhalation or through a diffuser.
Rub directly on the skin with a carrier oil (e.g. fractionated coconut oil).
The essential oil is taken internally in a meal, a drink or in a capsule.
Please note: Essential oils must be dosed carefully, as side effects such as allergic reactions can occur. Especially children, pregnant women and weakened persons should be very careful when using essential oils. Undiluted they can cause irritation on sensitive skin.
Lemon has an uplifting, energizing aroma that promotes feelings of lightness and joy.
The essential oil Melaleuca, known to many under the name "tea tree", consists of over 92 different chemical compounds and therefore has almost unlimited applications.
The Romans and Egyptians used lavender for bathing and cooking. Since then, many have discovered the innumerable advantages of lavender for themselves.
Peppermint oil is a great active ingredient and can work miracles big and small depending on the way it is used.
Frankincense is called the "king" of essential oils and is one of the most valuable and precious oils. Already centuries ago the ancient Egyptians used incense resin in many different ways. Its soothing and beauty enhancing properties rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and reduce impurities when applied topically. When inhaled or nebulized, incense promotes feelings of calm, relaxation, contentment and general well-being.
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doTERRA contributes to improving the lives of people and communities around the globe. Many of doTERRA essential oils are produced in developing countries where farmers and distillers often depend on middlemen. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing helps farmers and distillers to form cooperatives and ensures that local communities receive fair and timely payments so they can provide for their families and communities. doTERRA works with these cooperatives to provide them with the resources, tools and training necessary to ensure a lasting partnership.