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The Benefits of Natural Therapeutic Oils for Everything from Under-Eye Brightening to Diaper Rash

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With the popularity of therapeutic oils striking a cord with many women (especially moms) over the web, I can attest to the claims attributed to these plant-based wonders. Yes, the key word here is plant-based. These aren’t your standard, mall-derived synthetic oils. They’re all natural, non-synthetic, purely derived (pricier) oils designed to deliver true health and beauty benefits—perfect for when your skin and immune system take beating this time of year.

I had only previously been aware of aromatherapy oils and didn’t know that all oils are not created the same. My older son suffers hard from Asthma. He’s partial to getting sick easily because he has Reactive Airway Disease and when he gets sick his Asthma flairs up. My cousin from Florida saw that I was going out of my mind and recommended I try dōTERRA,basically the queen mother of all natural, plant-based oils.

I did. I was hooked. Here’s why.

You Can Put It On Anything 

As if wanting to provide another real life testimonial for the magic of natural oils, my baby boy rushed to my side at the start of writing this article complaining about pain near his belly button. I removed his diaper only to find random red streaks near the top area of his tummy. Not being able to clearly determine what had caused it, I at least had the perfect solution—lavender oil. I rubbed two small drops to the affected area and (bam!) not even two minutes later all signs of the random irritation were gone and so were my son’s tears.

 

You Can Feel Safe And Trust In The Results

dōTERRA produces and distributes exceptionally high quality CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils—and I believe is only one of two companies which do. This premium line of essential oils is beloved and used by everyday devotees and even health care professionals. The products are naturally sound, effective and comprised solely of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils which make them the safest and most beneficial oils available in the world today. For an oil to be CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade the oil must be:

  • Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants
  • Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities
  • Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues
  • Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition
  • Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time

If you’re feeling a little bit sceptical about the quick and long-ranging benefits of therapeutic oils, I can personally assure you that they are life changing.  I too was once partially doubtful of the vast claims. “Right, but would it work me…and more importantly for my Asthmatic sons?” The answer is yes…oh YES!

 

Top Four Oils and How To Use Them

I started with dōTERRA’s top proprietary blend, On Guard, to help my son’s immune system and I can say the results have been pretty noticeable and almost immediately life-changing. This essential oil blend harnesses the inherent living energies of plants, enhancing the product’s potency and it’s benefits. Designed for immune support, the wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary blend is an active component in a non-toxic, first line of defense oil that’s perfect for the whole family. I pour two droplets on my fingers and rub the oil on my son’s feet and chest at night and in the morning. I also diffuse it in his room and in our master bedroom at night with the brand’s trademark Petal Diffuser. I’m obsessed and you’ll be, too!

Another favorite oil is Peppermint as it provides a myriad of health benefits including promoting healthy respiratory function, clear breathing and alleviates stomach upset. Perfect for the winter, especially if you are prone to respiratory issues. The smell is utterly divine.

A Godsend is Lavender for it’s aroma and calming and relaxing qualities. Perfect for soothing skin irritations, as I mentioned above, and settling tense moods. Applications include dispensing a few droplets and rubbing it on infected areas (including the temples for calming) and diffusing it into the air for a restful nights sleep.

And lastly, Breathe; This remarkable proprietary blend promotes clear airways and easy breathing, not to mention it’s super yummy for nighttime diffusion.

So if you’re ready to give these plant-based gems a try, I recommend these special four to help with skin and cold issues prevalent this time of year. If you need help sourcing a dōTERRA representative, feel free to respond to this article or contact me directly. You will be amazed with the results. I’m on my second order!

Now this story wouldn’t be complete without the mention of another oil, this time brought to you by Chidoriya—a Japanese brand I first happened upon doing a fun story about Merz Apothecary. The brand’s Camellia Oil is a multi-purpose face, body and hair conditioning oil which provides skin restructuring and natural moisturization. The original pure camellia seed oil is manufactured by the time-honored, traditional hand press technique and is even known for its nail strengtening properties.

The light textured oil has a 100% Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil (Food-grade) and similar consistency to Oleic Acid which is naturally produced by the skin and known for its deeply penetrating quality. The Japanese have always used camellia oil for the face, body, hair and scal p. This camellia oil doesn’t need any synthetic preservative and is ideal for dry and sensitive skin (especially in the winter). I recommend you give it a try— especially great for frequent fliers or those prone to dehydrated skin.

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Try It And Love It

Ways you can use it include:

  • At acupressure points (behind and around the ear) for relaxing, detoxing, healing—it can even help you lose weight .
  • Before and after shampoo as a treatment. Massage into the scalp and at the ends of your damaged hair.
  • The product is pretty untraceable when applied in small amounts so don’t be scared to use it on clean, dry hair. Apply 1 – 2 drops to palm of hand, rub palms together, apply to the ends of your hair and work your way up using your fingers like a comb. It makes your hair super silky and works with heat styling to add shine.
  • Camellia Oil is also a fantastic carrier oil. You can enjoy adding your favorite aroma/essential oils for massage or for fragrance.

Not convinced? I’ll leave you with one more juicy find, but this one is serum form. Chidoriya’s Eye Brightening Serum is made with original pure camellia oil, organic rosehip seed oil and selected essential oils and will rock your socks off. Because of the rosehip seed oil, the product is rich in essential fatty acids and is designed to improve elasticity of the skin, regenerate skin cells, slow down premature aging and reduce the formation of wrinkles. I can tell you that after using the product just once, the brightening affect of the serum drastically lightened a sun spot I have near my eye area thus proving beauty can be both natural, healthy and impossibly amazing.

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Get your hands on these oils and share your results with us. We’d love to hear all about your results.