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Benefits of Aromatherapy

It seems that aromatherapy is showing up in more and more places. What is it good for?

Dr. Wick interviewed Allissa Obler, an independent doTERRA wellness advocate and essential oil educator.

DW: It's that time of year when everyone pays extra attention to their health and wellness. Whether you're still progressing toward achieving New Year's resolutions or are just looking for ways to support a healthy lifestyle, there are many options to choose from. One that I'm seeing more often--and in more places--includes essential oils, so this morning I'm here with Allissa Obler, and essential oil educator with over 12 years' experience to learn more. Allissa, would you please tell us, what are essential oils?

AO: Thanks, Dr. Wick. Essential oils are nature's defense mechanism for plants and cells. They are found in seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers of plants and help plants protect themselves from predators, ward off disease and attract pollinators. As you mentioned, essential oils offer a lot of exciting benefits to help care for your health and your family. These oils can be used for a wide range of things from food preparation to beauty treatment and health-care practices. In fact, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their health-promoting properties. Modern trends toward a more holistic approach to self-care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the health benefits of essential oils.

DW: Why are the essential oils so effective?

AO: Great question! Essential oils work at a cellular level to boost our body's natural defenses and help protect its cells. As you know, impurities and threats can exist both inside and outside of cells. The really amazing thing about essential oils is that they can actually penetrate into the cell membrane and support the body against these threats.

DW: Could you give us an example of how someone might use essential oils?

AO: An essential oil that many people are familiar with is lavender. Lavender is known for its ability to help soothe your emotions and irritated skin, ease feelings of tension and support restful sleep and breating. Just 1-3 drops of a high quality lavender essential oil can have a soothing effect. It's important to remember that essential oils are highly concentrated. For example, just one drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea! So be sure to use only pure therapeutic grade oils and follow all label warnings and instructions.

Additional Information
If you are interested in essential oils and aromatherapy, you may contact Alissa Obler directly at 651-342-1500 or online at  mydoterra.com/AllissaO .

*Dr. Wick is not a distributor of any brand of essential oil and does not expressly endorse any company. The interview with Allissa Obler is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by your doctor of chiropractic or other licensed health care professional.