What are Essential Oils?

Scientifically speaking, an essential oil (EO) is a naturally occurring volatile aromatic compound found in the bark, stems, leaves, seeds, and flowers of plants. If properly extracted, essential oils can fulfill your and your family’s needs in a variety of safe and natural ways from improving emotional and physical health, to food preparation, beauty remedies, and offer alternative means of cleaning your home.


Essential oils are easy to use. Each oil can be used in one or more of the following three methods to promote health and happiness in your home:


When diffused, certain essential oils can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Using essential oils aromatically can also purify the air of unwanted odors and enrich your home with the lively benefits of oil fragrances.


Essential oils can be used internally to support a variety of health needs. The internal use of oils provides a natural way to receive the health benefits your body needs.


Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. With dōTERRA’s large selection of vitalizing essential oils, you can customize the oils you use topically to match the needs of you and your family. Essential oils can also be applied topically with lotions, oils, or creams to cater to your level of skin sensitivity.