Simply Essential Oils


Why do I use Essential Oils?

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Just a few oils can be used for a large variety of health, beauty and home needs.

 Simply put-they work!  I have been in the alternative healthcare industry for over 15 years. I have researched, educated myself and used herbs and essential oils for most of that time and I firmly believe in their power and effectiveness to heal, calm, soothe, relax and empower.  I have witnessed these benefits in others and experienced it for myself time and time again with my health and the health of my family!

If you know me, and this site…then you know that I like Simple!  Simply Living Simply is all about living in a more simple, uncomplicated and in a more natural and healthy manner. We are committed to living more organically and natural (not processed) with our recipes and meals, using more natural homemade cleaners in the home, choosing our beauty and body products carefully and crafting homemade when necessary and finally choosing more natural and herbal/essential oil products for our health and wellness.

How much more simple can you get than using the plants that God placed on this earth for us to use?  They are more pure than what you find in the store or in a pharmacy, I know what my products and medicines have in them, the ingredient list isn’t a mile long, we don’t have adverse reactions, and we save a ton of money in the process! Simple!

 What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have humble but beautiful beginnings; roots, flowers, stems, leaves of plants!

Essential oils have humble but beautiful beginnings; roots, flowers, stems, leaves of plants!

  Essential oils are natural compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, rinds, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They always come from the Life  of the plant. They give plants, flowers, fruit their aromatic smell and healing qualities.

If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, walked by a field of lavender, or enjoyed the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.  Those natural essences are released through steam distillation, where the steam is circulated through the plant under pressure so that the oils separate from the plant and combine with the steam. As the steam mixture cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected in its pure form=essential oils!

  Essential Oils Through History:


Essential oils have been used throughout history for a wide variety of wellness applications. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and in religious ceremony. Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and cinnamon were considered very valuable cargo along caravan trade routes and even exchanged for gold.

  • The Greeks used essential oils in their practice of therapeutic massage and aromatherapy.
  • The Romans also used aromatic oils to promote health and personal hygiene.
  • The Persians began to refine distillation methods for extracting essential oils from aromatic plants.
  • Essential oil extracts were used throughout the dark ages in Europe for their anti-bacterial and fragrant properties.

  Who Uses Essential Oils?

Families use essential oils. Homesteading families, Prepping families, Urban families, City families...just like yours!

Families use essential oils. Homesteading families, Prepping families, Urban families, City families…just like yours!

1.  Are you a HOMESTEADER who likes to know what is in the products that you use in your home? Perhaps you need to save some money and with using Essential Oils, you can do both!

2.  Are you a PREPPER? Those that believe strongly in prepping (which I do!), will be happy to know that with Essential oils, you have a very portable Medicine Kit…it goes where you go and it’s very user friendly and compact too! (Did I mention it has a HIGH shelf life?!)

3.  Do you have sensitivities to chemicals or other compounds? Or your children/family does?  By making your own household and personal care items with all natural Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, you can rest assured that sensitivities will be a thing of the past.

4.  Are you a person that just wants their life to be more natural and simple? Essential oils are for you too!  and in the process, you will save tons of money!

5.  Perhaps your a single person, or someone without health insurance.  What IS a person to do?  Take charge of your healthcare! You can heal yourself and stay healthy by using Essential oils, without breaking your piggy-bank!

6.  Do you have a LARGE family? Trying to make all those ends meet?  Essential oils can help you too.  Not only can they be used for a wide variety of uses around the home, but also for personal use, cleaning uses and health uses.  You will save money and know exactly what is being put into your families bodies.  You can pronounce each and every ingredient!

 What Can I Use Esential Oils For?

1.  Essential oils can be used as an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications.

2. Essential oils can be used to make your own products for your home.

Homemade  hand sanitizer, laundry soap, dish soap, air fresheners, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, floor and carpet cleaners and much more!

3. Essential oils can be used in personal products:

Homemade toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, make-up products and more!

  How do I use essential oils?


Aromatically – Smell Them!  

Our sense of smell is one of our most potent sense and influences many physiological pathways in our body. Breathing in a pure essential oil by way of diffusing, can purify the air, promote emotional and physical benefits to our body, and eliminate odors and airborne pathogens.

To Use: Place essential oils in a diffuser, smell from the palm of your hands or a cotton-ball, place in a bath or a pot of steaming water.

Topically – Put them on your body!

 The chemical structure of doTERRA  essential oils allows them to be absorbed readily into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit through out our entire body.

To Use: Combine essential oils with a carrier oil such as almond or olive or coconut oil and massage where needed.  Can also be applied to areas of rashes, aches and pains, some wounds.

Internally – Yes, that means drink or eat them!

doTERRA oils can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of health conditions. Some oils have powerful antioxidant properties. Some help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Due to doTerra’s stringent adherence to  being Certified Pure Theraputic Grade on all of their essential oils, you CAN use them internally.  

To Use: Some of the oils can be taken straight by placing on the tongue, while most can be placed into water or in cooking.  **Please use caution and identify which essential oils can be used in this manner.

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