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I use and recommend top of the line, high quality dōTERRA essential oils, which may be purchased at  http://mydoterra.com/sagerene. I am a dōTERRA wellness advocate - my consultant number is 1034759.

About Essential Oils

Essential oils are derived from various plant parts, i.e. root, flower, fruit, leaf and wood.  They are very aromatic and highly concentrated.  The best aromatherapy quality is found only in the 100% pure essential oils.

How do essential oils work?  Think of how food works - it appeals to your sense of smell; which creates a state of mind, memory and tastes.  Essential oils work the same way.  Some create a relaxing mood, others assist in alertness, soothing your tensions or sore muscles, aiding in resting, and much more. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin, inhaled, and I only advise ingesting recommended essential oils made by dōTERRA.  Other essential oils may contain synthetics or alterations; however, dōTERRA guarantees that their oils are pure 100% oil and the plants, flowers, root, leaves,and stems have not been sprayed with toxins, i.e pesticides, herbicides, etc.  Due to their purity, you use less to get more, thus saving money and creating a healthier product for  your body and home.

There are various ways to use the essential oils.  You can add them to your bath water, diffuse them to sent their aromatic scent in the the air, in a slow boiling pot of water to breathe  better, in a spray bottle to spritz yourself with or use as a perfume, or added to oils like Jojoba, Avocado, Apricot Kernel to make a body massage oil, and get creative and use them to freshen your car or sneakers.  Essential Oils are used in soaps, lotions, creams, salves, ointments, balms, bath salts,and more.  You may also use certain essential oils as a cleaning product.

Purchase only "Certified Organic" oils to ensure they are farmed from organic farms; which will result in pesticide and chemical free.  This is important to your skin, respiratory system and over all health.

Which Natural Oils do I use for my skin type? 

Dry skin: use Avocado Sweet Almond, and Apricot Kernel oils

Oily Skin: use Grapeseed oil

For overall skin care, Jojoba oil is recommended, as their properties match closely with the skin’s own protective oils and it contains Vitamin E, which is nurturing to the skin.

Coconut oil works wonders for the more mature skin. It is effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin and will leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished.

Natural oils are also known as carrier oils.