Monthly Archives: February 2017

What are Essential Oils?

WHAT THE HECK ARE ESSENTIAL OILS ANYWAY?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a blooming flower, the zest of a lemon, or a mint leaf rubbed between your fingers, then you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils!

These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They give plants their distinctive smells and essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.

Essential oils are extracted from the plants with careful and skilled distillation processes. If not done properly, the constituents of the essential oil are damaged and the quality is gone. Once the essential oil is extracted, it should go straight to the company for quality control testing, middlemen only increase chances of substandard essential oils.

 In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and holistic health care practices. Now that scientific research has validated their benefits, more and more people are enjoying the profound health benefits essential oils provide safely and cost effectively!

Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit a powerful emotional response!

 

Self Care – Oral Health

~ SMILE, YOU’RE ON CANDID CAMERA ~

OK, not right now, but everywhere we go now there are cameras! Don’t you want to have the best smile possible? I sure do 😀 How about clean, whiter teeth without all of those chemicals in your mouth?

As an entrepreneur and business woman, I am meeting people all the time. It is important to have a great smile and fresh breath. I am a “smile” person, the kind that notices smiles before any other attribute. It is important to feel confident with your smile and dōTERRA’s OnGuard Natural Whitening Toothpaste can help you. I add Peppermint Beadlets throughout the day to keep my breath fresh and give myself a boost of energy!

Benefits to using the toothpaste:
 Cleans and freshens breath
 Soothing to the mouth, gums, and throat
 Naturally whitens teeth by removing stains with gentle polishing agents

Benefits to using the beadlets:
 used for oral care
 respiratory health
 digestive comfort
 and all other situations in which Peppermint essential oil is used internally

Before I started using OnGuard toothpaste I had very sensitive teeth and was using a popular brand toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I was worried about switching and having my teeth hurt again. I discovered that Clove, a major ingredient in the toothpaste, helps decrease sensitivities as well as being a powerful antioxidant and cleaner! I started using it 3 years ago and have not have any sensitivity issues since I switched!

Tell me below what toothpaste you are using and why you like it.

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