About Essential Oils 



Essential oils are highly volatile substances extracted from odoriferous plants. These oils are called essential because they represent the very essence of odor and flavor of the plant. When choosing essential oils, it is important to use only the best essential oils, pure essential oils sourced, harvested and extracted to meet strict guidelines for absolute purity. If  you want oils for Aromatherapy, for instance, an oil that has been chemically extracted and synthetically enhanced may be labeled "Pure Essential Oil", but will never produce the powerful effects of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils from doTERRA. Each bottle of doTERRA Essential Oil has a lot number on the bottom that you can look up for the full analysis of that lot. No other producer goes that far to earn your trust.  

Distillation is the most common method for extraction of essential oils, but other processes including enfleurage (extraction by using fat), maceration, solvent extraction, and mechanical pressing are used for certain products. Our products do not use chemical extraction methods.

Out of the vast number of plant species, essential oils have been well characterized and identified from only a few thousand plants. The oils are stored as microdroplets in glands of plants. After diffusing through the walls of the glands, the droplets spread over the surface of the plant before evaporating and filling the air with perfume to aid in natural selection by acting as attractants for certain insects. Leaf oils, wood oils, and root oils may serve to protect against plant parasites or depredations by animals. Oleoresins (Frankincense and Myrrh) that appear when the trunk of a tree is injured prevent loss of sap and act as a protective seal against parasites and disease organisms.

Commercially, essential oils are used in three primary ways: as odorants they are used in cosmetics, perfumes, soaps, detergents, and miscellaneous industrial products ranging from animal feeds to insecticides; as flavors they are present in bakery goods, candies, confections, meat, pickles, soft drinks, and many other food products; and as pharmaceuticals.

The first records of essential oils come from ancient India, Persia, and Egypt; and both Greece and Rome conducted extensive trade in odoriferous oils and ointments with the countries of the Orient. The knowledge of distillation spread to Europe during the Middle Ages, and isolation of essential oils by distillation was described during the 11th to 13th centuries. These distilled products became a specialty of the European medieval pharmacies, and by about 1500, oils of cedarwood, rose, rosemary, cinnamon, myrrh, cardamom, sage, and nutmeg had been introduced among others. By the middle of the 18th century in Europe about 100 essential oils had been introduced.
A procedure called expression is applied only to citrus oils. The outer peel is squeezed in presses, and the oil is decanted or centrifuged to separate water and cell debris. This method is what is used for wild orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, bergamot, and grapefruit.

The most prevalent known natural compounds or constituents of essential oils usable by the natural human body are terpenes, sesquiterpenes, limonene, linalool, camphene, geraniol, allyl sulfides, indole, anthranilic acid esters, straight chain alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, oxides, lactones, acetals and phenols and other aromatic compounds that are common to many oils.
In most oils there is a mixture of anywhere from a few dozen to several hundred individual compounds. Trace components are very important, since they give the oil a characteristic and natural scent.
Many essential oil manufacturers add synthetically produced copies of many constituents to extend their supply, making it of utmost importance to choose oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, 100% Natural doTERRA pure Essential Oils from Essential Oils Guru.

Single Oils we currently sell:  Arborvitae, Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Clary SageClove, Coriander, CypressDouglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Melissa, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spikenard, Thyme, Vetiver, White Fir, Wild Orange, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang. 

Blends: Aroma Touch, doTERRA Balance, doTERRA Breathe, Citrus Bliss, ClaryCalm, Deep Blue, DigestZen, Elevation, HD Clear, Immortelle, InTune,    doTERRA On Guard, PastTense, Purify, doTERRA Serenity, Slim and Sassy, TerraShield, Whisper, and Zendocrine.

Blends Specific to Emotions: Motivate, Cheer, Forgive, Console, and Peace.

Many of the blends feature full product lines of personal care products and supplements, plus we feature the worlds most balanced vitamins, antioxidant supplements and internal cleansing products. All natural, all the time. 

 Essential Oils Guru is your connection to Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils coupled with education on their proper use and effects. There are dozens of oils, supplements and personal care products available that have countless combinations to achieve your mental and physical health goals.

These oils are sourced worldwide wherever the plants grow indigenous because the desirable constituents are more concentrated due to weather, soil, elevation and natural threats in these areas. These plants have built up tolerances to survive in these areas for thousands of years.

 Several Uses: With these oils, you can naturally cleanse your body and boost your energy. These oils help you create an uplifting environment by cleansing the air. Essential Oils Guru teaches you everything you can do with essential oils to improve your basic health, lift your emotions, and become the complete you.

Helping You Feel Better about Life: If you’ve had issues with abuse, are in a toxic relationship, have writer’s block or artistic block, or anything that may be happening on an emotional level, essential oils are perfect for you. The goal of Essential Oils Guru is to help individuals with their life struggles, overwhelming situations, and feelings of emotional tension by implementing essential oils in your daily routine. Let us help you sort out your frustrations, physically and emotionally, and start you on your own path to your personal success, whatever your goals may be.

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