ESSENTIAL OILS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH
Are you a holistic health practitioner? Using essential oils in holistic health practice gives a beneficial natural tool for client wellness.
There are a few important things to consider, like the quality and best brand of essential oils to use.
Then we’ll dive into how you can use essential oils in holistic health to encourage greater success for your clients. From mind and mood, to sleep, massage, supporting the immune system, and other wellness concerns, essential oils are a wonderful tool. You can incorporate essential oils into your existing practice easily. Use of essential oils will enhance everything you are already doing, and bring fresh benefits.
Essential Oil Quality
The most important thing to consider is the quality of the essential oils you are bringing into your holistic health practice. Your clients are likely sensitive to synthetic chemicals and false fragrances. You do not want to use essential oils that are fake or impure. Be wary of “aroma oils” which are typically synthetic chemical compounds which contain no natural essential oil at all.
There are scientific ways to measure the purity of an essential oil. The brand I recommend for pure essential oils is doTERRA. They test every batch of essential oil, which is the best way to test. With doTERRA brand, you are bringing the highest, and most effective essential oils into your holistic wellness practice.
doTERRA Essential Oils Can Become An Income Stream For Your Holistic Health Practice
By sourcing your essential oils from doTERRA, you are able to take part in the doTERRA earnings opportunity. When you sell essential oils to your client, and meet your monthly minimum, you make a percentage of income off each sale. Incorporating doTERRA essential oils into your wellness practice can help supplement your revenue stream while providing your clients with valuable wellness tools.
You love using every natural tool at your disposal to help your clients uplevel their health. Essential oils are going to be another tool in your toolbox that you will soon wonder how you helped your patients as effectively without them!
Diffusing In The Office For Client Relaxation And Air Purity
Some essential oils are diffused in the air, creating a pleasant scent that can help purify and freshen the air of your office. When clients come to visit your practice, they can feel stressed and anxious.
The use of smell is one of the easiest ways to incorporate essential oils into your holistic health practice. Diffusing calming and uplifting essential oils in the air, such as Lemon or Citrus Bliss creates a relaxing ambience for your clients.
A chiropractor I used to visit used essential oils in the waiting area with a combination of Lavender and Clove. It helped me feel calm before the chiropractic adjustment, which I had felt nervous about doing. When you sign up for my email newsletter here, you get an entire eBook of fall diffuser blends you could diffuse.
You may be concerned about fragile clients who need to wait in the public area. Essential oils like Lemon, On Guard, and Clove help purify the air, while smelling amazing. On Guard is an immune support blend of essential oils.
As a chemically sensitive person, I diffuse Lemon when I have anyone visit my home who may be wearing perfumes or fragrances that would be toxic to me. The Lemon essential oil in the air helps purify the air, and makes the experience safer for me.
Essential Oils For Support With Health Issues
Essential oil therapy is a useful tool to enhance existing holistic modalities in support of various health issues. They are versatile and client friendly. An essential oil may be applied one of four different ways. One essential oil will also have many different uses.
Peppermint oil, for example, can be used to encourage healthy breathing. It also encourages digestive health and balance. This same essential oil can be used topically over the muscles with a carrier oil to soothe discomfort. Peppermint oil gives a natural energy boost, to help avoid the need of stronger stimulants like the caffeine which low energy clients typically crave.
Lavender oils could be used to help a client achieve deeper more restful sleep. Or may be diffused through the day to encourage mental wellbeing and calmness.
There are hundreds of essential oils, and each has a unique wellness benefit to the body.
Essential Oils For Mental Health
When a client struggles with their physical health, there is an impact on mental health. Holistic therapies look at the body as a whole. Feeling unwell will have a negative effect on mind and mood. They may be unable to do the things they once loved, and this makes them feel many emotions.
Essential oils can be used to assist with managing the many emotions that arise. Each essential oil has a unique emotional wellness benefit. I’ve seen fantastic results myself, especially when pairing the essential oils with our doTERRA Adaptiv supplement.
Massage And Essential Oils In Holistic Health
Essential oils make great additions to massage sessions. When an essential oil is applied to the skin, it’s topical use. Topical use impacts many parts of the body in a positive way, because of how the essential oil is quickly carried through the bloodstream. Use of a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil may be used, or you can mix the essential oil into your favorite massage cream.
Aromatic use is also beneficial within your massage practice. Use of aromatherapy accessories like an electric or passive diffuser may be used to encourage the body to relax. Frankincense oil is one of the most beautiful essential oils to incorporate into your massage practice, yet safe for even the most fragile of clients.
AromaTouch Technique For Your Holistic Health Practice
doTERRA Aromatouch Technique is a specific application of eight synergistic essential oils to encourage homeostasis within the body. AromaTouch technique was developed by Dr. David Hill, one of the founders of doTERRA.
Incorporating AromaTouch into your holistic health practice will bring a whole new modality of care to your clients. You get a free AromaTouch course (taught by Dr. David Hill) with your doTERRA membership and the AromaTouch enrollment kit.
Do Essential Oils Cause Reactions?
Anyone could potentially react to anything. However, the more pure the essential oil is, the less likely it is for a client to have a reaction from it. When impurities exist in the essential oil, so do contaminants, fillers, and other materials that may cause a reaction. When I started using essential oils, this was a large reason I chose to work exclusively with doTERRA essential oils, so I knew they would be the safest essential oils on the planet.
In their purest form, essential oils are aromatic compounds. They contain no proteins, and are unlikely to cause reactions. If a client is sensitive to the plant the essential oil comes from, you could use an alternative essential oil that accomplishes a similar benefit. For example, instead of using Lavender to assist with restful sleep, you might recommend Cedarwood, Vetiver, or Bergamot.
Be aware that as with any new supplement that is introduced, a client may experience a detox reaction if it is introduced to quickly, or if there is much work to be done in the body. Slow and steady is the best way to proceed, while supporting the detox pathways.
Additional Resources For Education
As a holistic health practitioner, you must be well informed about anything new you bring to your clients. To discuss how essential oils could benefit your specific type of wellness practice, please email me at betz@thelavenderbutterflies to set up a free 30 minute Zoom consult. I’ve been a doTERRA consultant for over ten years, and have extensive experience to offer.
Here are some additional resources to help you familiarize yourself with how essential oils would benefit the clients you have the privilege to helping through your practice. Thank you for all that you do to make the world a healthier place.
- doTERRA Science Blog
- Oil Chemistry Wheel
- doTERRA Scientific Experts
- Oil Chemistry Handbook
- doTERRA Medical Advisory Board
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.