Oil Words to Know

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  • AROMATIC: Refers to plants that have an aroma
  • AROMATIC APPLICATION: a.k.a. aromatherapy; refers to inhaling an essential oil or its aroma
  • CARRIER OIL:  lipid based substance used to dilute essential oils. doTERRA offers a fractionated coconut oil which is an excellent option.  It has a great shelf life, is light, and non-greasy texture on the skin.
  • COLD PRESSED DISTILLATION or EXPRESSION: Most commonly used method for obtaining citrus oils. This process uses a mechanical press to squeeze essential oils from plant parts.
  • CPTG®:  Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.  A quality protocol developed by doTERRA in which each batch of oil undergoes a multi-phase chemical composition inspection.
  • DILUTION: refers to mixing drops of an essential oil into a “carrier” oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil.  Dilution is a technique used when pure oil needs to be less concentrated in one particular area.
  • DISTILLATION:  The process of extracting essential oil from plant material.
  • ESSENTIAL OILS: Natural aromatic compounds extracted from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils contain natural and unique properties that can have powerful benefits on your health and overall wellness.
  • NEAT:  refers to application of an essential oil by itself, without a carrier oil, directly to the skin.
  • STEAM DISTILLATION: The most common distillation method. This process uses low-heat pressurized steam to circulate through plant parts and extract oils.