Whether you have been using essential oils for many years or you are just starting to experience them for the first time, we wanted to share with you a little more about why we love essential oils, how you can use them in you life and yoga practice, and why we choose to carry doTERRA essential oils at Breathe.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils and other botanicals have been used by many cultures as healing agents and wellness compounds for thousands of years. In recent times essential oils have exploded onto the scene and gained greater recognition for their versatility and benefits.
Essential oils are the naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in parts of plants, including, but not limited to seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers. These compounds are fragrant and each one has unique emotional and physical benefits. You can find them in single form or in beautiful blends.
How can I use essential oils?
Most essential oils are meant to be used aromatically. The sense of smell has a powerful connection with emotion and memory, therefore, can have a profound impact on your well-being. Essential oils can support feeling uplifted and invigorated, or the inverse, feeling calm and relaxed. To use aromatically, place a few drops in a diffuser to impact the whole room. For personal use, place a few drops in your palms, rub them together, and breathe in the lovely scent while cupping your hands over your nose. Many oils can be used topically, applying a few drops to a desired location such as the neck, forehead, temples, chest, abdomen, arms, legs, or the bottoms of the feet.
Oils we love and use everyday…
Balance – balance has a woodsy aroma and is great placed on the tops of your feet for meditation.
Frankincense– such a unique aroma, frankincense is the oil of truth and is great placed on third eye center to calm the mind and the body.
The yoga collection – three beautiful blends specifically designed for yoga and meditation – anchor, align, and arise. From the centering quality of anchor to the uplifting scent of arise you can’t go wrong with this trio.
Lavender – make savasana even more amazing than it already is!
There are many great essential oil companies out there. When doing our research and trying the oils for ourselves we found doTERRA to be most in line with our mission and values. Here’s why…
Sourcing – doTERRA sources their oils from all over the world. Plants that are in their indigenous environment with the best conditions provide the highest quality essential oils. With doTERRA’s co-impact sourcing programs they work directly with the farmers, provide fair pay, and they help build sustainable communities around the world through their nonprofit helping hands. This company isn’t just about making money. They truly care and invest in the communities that support their business.
CPTG – Certified Therapeutic Grade. doTERRA ensures the best quality oils which means they don’t add any fillers, contaminants, pesticides or harmful chemicals.
Testing – doTERRA uses a stringent testing protocol on their oils. They use 11 different tests including third party testing to offer the purest quality oils. You can even go to an amazing website, enter in each bottles lot number and find the results of the testing done to ensure its quality!
Essential oils allow us to harness the power of plants to support our emotional and physical health as well as create a clean non-toxic environment in which to live and work.
Come in to the studio and check out some of our favorite oils and be sure to visit the doTERRA website for more information.