What is an essential oil?

Let me start off by saying that I am not a doctor, nor am I a manufacturer of drugs or oils. I’m simply a mom who found oils to be just as – or even more – effective than the traditional remedies I grew up using.  If you’re curious about what oils are and how they can help your family, here’s some great info to help get your oil education started.


Why should I use doTERRA over other brands?

doTERRA is the brand of oils that I love and trust. They are 100% pure and safe to use with everyone in your family. Many brands of oils claim to be pure, but In order to be a TRUELY pure essential oil, the oil must be:

  • Extracted using a low-temperature and low-pressure system.
  • 100% pure oil, no fillers, no solvents.  It must not contain any other ingredients to be called pure.  Oils that you may find at the grocery and health food stores normally have fillers added, which is why they are less expensive and available. Do the smell test and you’ll see.
  • Taken from where they originally come from. Meaning, this is one case where you don’t want locally grown because herbs and botanicals taken from where they naturally grow will provide the most medicinal qualities.

Oils this pure can be used topically, airborne with a diffuser, or ingested.

How do I use essential oils for my family?

Trust me, I used to reach for something else every time I felt a twinkle or twitch in my head. And, for cramps…forget about it…I had suffered through them for so long that even after I switched off from one type to another, they stopped being effective. A friend gave me a few samples (lavender, protective blend and peppermint), which were all I needed to really experience first-hand the effectiveness of oils.

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

Aromatic Use

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical Use

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. See the EO Safety video below on tips for using your essential oils on the whole family.


Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness. Oils can be taken internally to help support the immune system, aid in digestion and more.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

How can I start living the oil lifestyle?

Using essential oils for the first time can be exciting, and a bit overwhelming. You’ll probably be thinking, “Which one do I use?” “How do I use it, again?” “What if I do it wrong?”

The good news is that the Zimple Living team has your back. We have many resources for you to help you learn all about your oils, and an online support group where you can ask your questions and find answers 24-7.

Here are a few videos that answer some of the most common questions that we get from women like you, who are both excited and nervous to start living the oil lifestyle.

To find out more about essential oils and how you can incorporate them into your family and your home, contact me today. You’ll be glad you did!