5 Myths of Essential Oils
My son and I were playing a game of Truth or Dare in the pool the other day and in typical kid fashion it was silly and fun. This simple game got me thinking however about how much misinformation is out there about essential oils and natural health products.
So today, I thought we could play a version of Truth or Dare blog style to debunk and clear up some of the concerns people may have about trying natural solutions in their health and home.
Myth #1 – They’re bad for you, your family and your pets
When I hear someone say essential oils aren’t good for you or they are dangerous it makes me wonder where they heard that information.
Essential oils are simply highly concentrated elements from a plant, root, tree, flower or fruit. Nature and all that is in it is good for us.
For ages people have relied on nature to help with healing of ailments, illnesses, emotional support and spiritual connection. Those practices continue today in our tech connected, uber busy lives.
Essential oils respond differently with each person and animal because we are all different. There are common things we all respond to like Peppermint for respiratory support but then there are others that we may not like Cinnamon.
Pets and children are highly sensitive in their respiratory and skin systems. Stronger oils like cinnamon, oregano, arborvitae or spearmint may not be comforting or supportive to them due to the level of sensitivity they have. This means when using these types of oils around them, you need to make sure they are highly diluted.
There are however other oils that work really well with babies, children and pets. Lavender for example is excellent at bug bites and cedarwood is a natural repellent. Both can be applied topically to children and pets when they are diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
It is important to know how to use oils safely. I think the news about failure to adhere to safe use that has resulted injury, illness and other has resulted in this misinformation that oils are bad for us.
This is why purchasing through a doTERRA Wellness Advocate is important. Wellness Advocates are thoroughly trained and regular users of oils. That person can provide you with accurate information, education and training on how to use your oils, proper ways to dilute and store your oils and be there for you when you have questions. doTERRA provides a wealth of quality information and education to ensure we can all enjoy the benefits of the oils safely in our health and homes.
Myth #2 – All oils are the same
Due to the popularity and interest of essential oils and natural solutions many companies have created their own versions of essential oils to the public. Natural solutions are not regulated so it is a buyer beware area that we need to be savvy in before we purchase essential oils.