Are Essential Oils The Same as Herbal Medicine?⁣

Yes! But let me explain to make sure you are getting the right quality oils.⁣ ⁣ Many companies make essential oils (EO's) and if you just want to make your house smell good, then sure the ones from your local store or amazon will work. But these oils are not herbs, and you will get no therapeutic internal benefits from them aside from maybe some mood lifting aromatics. Most essential oils bought from stores are just synthetic perfumes. ⁣ ⁣ If you are like many, when you hear the words essential oils you might wonder "how can you heal from smelling a scent out of a bottle?” Well I was right there with you, until I did research myself and found that if you utilize therapeutic grade oils (food grade) you can ingest them just like you would teas, tinctures, and pills. So its not just about the aromatics. ⁣

DoTerra is one of the companies I trust when it comes to Essential Oils. They are one of the first companies that made sure their oils are therapeutic grade and can be used internally as well as externally. They even label which ones can be taken as herbs with an (I) for internally and (T) for topically so there is no second guessing.

I find recommending essential oils to my patients is an easy and safe way to get them into herbal medicine.⁣ Eo's also have a longer shelf life than fresh herbs, and are very potent, so each bottle can last quite a long time. For example, 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 27 cups of peppermint tea. Talk about getting a lot of bang for you buck. ⁣ ⁣

If there is a particular ailment you want help with or if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me a message.

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