Essential Oil and You

Nature and greenery in an afternoon light.

Oakville’s Palermo Physiotherapy and Wellness carries DoTerra Essential Oils. Yoga instructor Ashley has a special interest in essential oils and how they can benefit your well-being.

It is no surprise that plants have been used since the beginning of time to help humans elevate everyday tasks. 

Ancient peoples believed the earth gave them everything they needed- gifts of the earth to solve their problems.

Today, plants are still everywhere around us- yet we’ve grown to use synthetic products in these modern times rather than following in the footsteps of the ancient people. We are now exposed to so many toxins through our cleaning products and exposure to the elements. We also often turn to synthetic answers to our health problems.  We can change this! We can use what nature has given us to live well. We can use innovation, technology with gentle natural solutions and build on these ancient traditions. 

Essential Oils date back to ancient Egyptians, Greek and Romans. Today’s Essential Oils are becoming more and more popular because of their potency, fortifying benefits and soothing properties. Although our lives are very different from ancient civilizations, we continue to take care of our families and desire natural alternatives to protect our bodies and homes. Essential Oils can be used to improve many aspects of your daily routine- cleansing your home, safe and effective natural healing and unique aromatherapy.  Oils can be used in supplementation, Immunity \boosting, sleep and stress and personal hygiene. 

What are essential oils?

Essential Oils have complex chemical properties and can be found all around us in the seeds, stems, roots and bark of fruits and plants. When found, the essential oils reside in the microscopic glands of the plants and are extracted and bottled.

Each essential oil has its own unique chemical make-up. This chemical make-up determines the benefits the essential oil provides. The essential oil may be cleansing, refreshing or boosting to the immune system. The process of producing essential oils varies, and requires extreme caution and care from a knowledgeable and reputable source. Care and attention to detail at every stage of the process is vital to producing top quality oils. 

Check out the amazing distillation process here

doTERRA Essential Oils

Not all essential oils are created equal, this is why a reputable and transparent company is of the utmost importance. The purer the essential oil, the more powerful the results. Because quality oils can empower individuals and families, doTERRA makes it their priority to provide you with the purest and most effective oils possible. CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® ) essential oil products offer natural solutions for you and your loved ones. With responsible and sustainable sourcing, doterras mission is to improve the lives of families and friends around the globe with every purchase.

Essential Oil Can Support you with:

  • Pain Management
  • Promote Feelings of Clear Breathing
  • Care for your home Environment
  • Cultivate a Healthy Gut & Digestion
  • Creating a restful bedtime Environment
  • Beautiful Hair, Skin & Teeth
  • Soothing Skin
  • Aromatherapy & Emotional Health Support

Some benefit plans even cover essential oils when they are prescribed by a Medical Doctor (MD). Essential oils are also beginning to be researched at higher levels of learning. It is important to discuss with a health care practitioner such as your family doctor, pharmacist, naturopathic doctor (ND) prior to using essential oils. They will be able to guide you and understand how they could interact with other vitamins and medications that you may be taking.