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Plants contain compounds within the roots, flowers, seeds, and bark that can’t be seen with the naked eye. These compounds, known as essential oils, are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in pollination. Through a global botanical network, dōTERRA ensures that only the best seeds, soil, equipment, and growing conditions are used in the oil produc- tion process. Partnering with growers and distillers who have a deep understanding of native plants, local climate, weather patterns, harvesting, and distillation temperatures, times, and pressures, allows dōTERRA to produce pure, potent, and precious essential oils. THE HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL OILS While some view essential oils as a new trend, the use of plant extracts and plant-based products is deeply rooted in traditions of the past. Ancient civilizations used plants for aromatherapy, personal care, health practices, beauty treatments, and food preparations. In addition to the care taken during harvesting and distillation, dōTERRA sends each batch of essential oil to state-of-the-art labs to be tested. To guaran- tee the highest level of quality, dōTERRA has created the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing process. With rigorous criteria, this standard certifies that dōTERRA oils do not contain added fillers or harmful contaminants, but are pure, potent, quality essential oils. LAVENDER Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing proper- ties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.* Essential Oil U se AROMATICALLY Melaleuca is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function.* PEPPERMINT dōTERRA BREATHE® The refreshing aroma of dōTERRA Breathe, a popular essential oil blend, can be used to create feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while helping to minimize the effects of seasonal threats. With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of the top selling dōTERRA essential oils.* MELALEUCA (TEA TREE) ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY WILD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL 5 ESSENTIAL OILS UNDER $25.00 WHOLESALE Essential Oil Novice Where to Begin  The high menthol content of dōTERRA Pepper- mint essential oil sets it apart from others. Frequently used for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY • Use your favorite essential oil in a diffuser • Rub 2–3 drops between your palms and inhale • Place 2–3 drops on a cotton ball and place in areas that need a refresh • Avoid sunlight or UV rays 12 hours after applying citrus essential oil to skin. TOPICALLY • Dilute sensitive oils like Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Lemongrass, Oregano, and Thyme. (1 drop essential oil + 10 drops carrier oil) • Apply 1–2 drops to the bottom of feet • Dilute with a carrier oil and use in an aromatherapy massage • Apply to target areas to soothe discomfort INTERNALLY • Place 1–2 drops in a vegetable capsule and swallow with water • Add 1–2 drops to water, juice or tea • Add (to tastes) to flavor meals or dessert • Do not apply oils near the eyes, inner nose, inner ear, or other sensitive areas. • Apply carrier oil, wipe with soft cloth, and repeat if skin becomes sensitive. • Store oils with the lid tightly closed in high, out-of-reach areas. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 8 / SUMMER 2018 LIVING MAGAZINE / 9