Cedarwood Essential Oil

EO Spotlight: Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil Northern Ireland
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of health benefits that date back to biblical times. Cedarwood essential oil comes from the cedarwood tree which is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality.

Cedarwood UKApplication
Aromatic, Topical, Sensitive

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Aromatic Description
Herbaceous, camphoraceous

Main Chemical Component and Chemotype
Alpha cedrene, cedrol

Plant Part
Wood

PRIMARY BENEFITS
Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout.

After a difficult day, diffuse Cedarwood to relax the mind and the body.

During your facial routine, add one to two drops of Cedarwood to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties.

After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to affected area to immediately improve the appearance

Place one drop on a cotton ball and place in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay.

Add to mulch or topsoil to repel insects

When a child wakes up scared, apply to the bottom of feet to return a peaceful feeling

Take internally to aid sleep *

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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.

Credits: Essential Oil Spotlight: dōTERRA Cedarwood Oil

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

EO Spotlight: Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon Essential Oil Spotlight Northern Ireland
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune enhancing properties. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits. Cinnamon is very purifying to the circulatory system and it helps promote circulation, both internally and when applied to the skin, helping to ease sore muscles and joints. Cinnamon helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. When diffused, Cinnamon promotes clear breathing while purifying the air. Cinnamonis frequently used in mouth rinses and gums for its oral health benefits. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks.

Cinnamon Essential OilApplication:
Aromatic, Topical, Internal, Diluted

Extraction Method:
Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:
Spicy, woody, with a sweet, biting note

Main Chemical Components:
Cinnamaldehyde

Plant Part:
Bark

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Promotes circulation both internally and when applied to the skin
  • Maintains a healthy immune system
  • Promotes oral health
  • Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints
  • Long used to flavour food and for its internal health benefits

USES

During your nightly routine, add one drop of Cinnamon to two ounces of water and gargle fan effective mouth rinse.

Place two to three drops in a spray bottle with water for a quick and effective cleaning spray.

Place two to three drops in a dōTERRA Veggie Cap to maintain a healthy immune system.*

Place one drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat.*

Add to your favorite recipes in place of ground cinnamon for a delightfully spicy flavour.

Supports healthy metabolic function.*

Naturally repels insects.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with dōTERRA
Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.

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.

Credits: Essential Oil Spotlight: dōTERRA Cinnamon Oil

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.

TerraShield Essential Oil Blend

EO Spotlight: TerraShield Repellent Blend

EO Spotlight: TerraShield
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

TerraShield combines a proprietary blend of highly effective and safe essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil to help ward off insects. A primary function of essential oils in plants is protecting against insects and other predators. Unlike other products that contain synthetic and toxic chemicals, TerraShield is an all-natural approach to managing exposure to biting insects. TerraShield’s fresh, light citrus scent is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family. One application provides coverage that lasts up to 6 hours.

TerraShield Essential OilApplication:
Aromatic, Topical, Neat

Ingredients:
Skimmia Laureola, Catnip Plant, Amyris Bark, African Sandalwood, Cabrueva Balsam, Wild Orange Peel, White Fir Needle, Cedarwood, Citronella Herb, Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Genet Absolute, and Rose Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Aromatic Description:
Herbaceous, pungent, floral

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Acts as an effective, natural repellent.
  • Can be used safely by everyone in the family

USES

Apply TerraShield to the legs, arms, and neck before going outdoors or diffuse on your patio to ward off pesky insects.

Take TerraShield on camping trips or to outdoor events.

Apply TerraShield directly to skin or use in a spray bottle.

Rub or spray TerraShield around your door and window seals to deter insects from entering.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Tips from Facebook Fans:

“I LOVE that this blend doesn’t stink! Traditional bug spray always reeks, but this doesn’t make you regret putting it on at all. It’s great to diffuse in the Summer, especially when kids are running in and out and leaving doors open.” – Lyndi Thomas

“I love this stuff! We had a flea outbreak in our house and I put it in 8 oz water with peppermint and lavender and after a few sprays we have been flea free!” – Kiera Tucker

“I am a mosquito MAGNET and I do not get bit at all when wearing this blend. Also, I love that it smells wonderful!!! Its a summer perfume/bug repellant all in one! I can now enjoy evenings in my mosquito filled back yard and not have to worry about getting eaten alive!” – Ashley Nowling Yoder

“Used this yesterday at an outdoor wedding complete with nipping insects. Applied one drop to each ankle and wallah, biting stops!” – Terri Henley Gentry

“I use Terrashield with witch hazel, clove, lemongrass, eucalyptus and peppermint – works great and smells amazing!” – Dina Atkins DuBose

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.

Credits: Essential Oil Spotlight: TerraShield

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Essential Oils Are Their Aroma

The Power of Aroma

The Power of Aroma
Dr. David K. Hill, CMO, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Our sense of smell is the frontline modality by which we experience the world around us; however, many people may underestimate its significance. By comparison, humans have a weaker sense of smell than many animals, which must use smell for sustaining basic life functions (tracking food, identifying a mate, etc.). Although your nose may not be as acute as that of a bloodhound, you can still detect thousands of varieties of odors in infinitesimal quantities. Only in recent years have researchers begun to unlock the complexities that make up the sense of smell and, in turn, have reported that smell sensitivity is actually much more significant than previously predicted. In fact, our sense of smell is directly linked to our physical and mental health profiles.

The Aroma of Essential Oils

When it comes to essential oils, their powerfully fragrant aromas are the first thing we notice as we unscrew the bottle cap. By definition, essential oils are a rich mixture of volatile aromatic compounds. Because of their volatility, aroma is actually an intrinsic feature to essential oils, or in other words, essential oils are their aroma. Aroma in a “chemical” sense means that individual compounds (in this case, essential oil constituents) are able to interact with olfactory (smell) receptors in the nose. Not every type of compound elicits an aroma, because the compounds have to be very small and readily evaporate into the air. Essential oil compounds meet both of these criteria and are able to quickly and easily bind to smell receptors in the nose. The chemistry of essential oils varies widely from oil to oil, which explains why essential oils possess such widely different aromas, and thus, affect us in different ways.

How Scent Affects Us

One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on emotions and mood. For example, there is convincing evidence demonstrating that simply inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. The smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. This close connection between aroma and emotion becomes obvious in our everyday life as certain odors trigger memories or specific feelings. Some aromas directly impact mood (for example calming, balancing, or invigorating), while others trigger memories of a specific experience, often one tied to a strong emotion. Intriguing new research has also helped us recognize that the benefits of aroma extend far beyond just emotional regulation. In addition to influencing the limbic region of the brain, olfactory centers are also intricately linked with the hypothalamus, an area of the brain more familiarly nicknamed the “visceral control center” because it controls physiologic functions throughout the body. The hypothalamus exerts its powerful influence by interacting directly with the pituitary gland, or “master gland,” a small gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland secretes hormones involved in the regulation of blood pressure, hunger and thirst signals, thyroid function, sleep cycles, production of sexual hormones, and memory, among other things. Because of the direct link of the olfactory system to this area of the brain, aroma is capable of interacting directly with the hypothalamus, influencing neurochemistry throughout the body, and, in turn, potentiating powerful health outcomes.

There are many acceptable ways to use essential oils for their aromatic properties. One method is to diffuse the oil into the air. Not only does diffusion make the oil accessible to the body, but research indicates that there are also air purification benefits when diffusing oils. When diffusing oils, use of cold air or hydrodiffusion is best because burning or heating essential oils can alter their delicate chemistry. If a diffuser is not available, simply dropping essential oils into the palm of the hand and then cupping around the nose and breathing deeply is a convenient method for using essential oils at any time, in any situation. Although there are many ways that essential oils can be applied, throughout my experience as a physician, I have found that repeated daily exposure to the aroma of essential oils provides unique and significant support to healthy function of the body and mind.

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Credits: Power of Aroma