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Oriental Lillies


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Essential Oils

 
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About us


About us


About us

Liz of Oriental Lillies essential oils 

Liz of Oriental Lillies essential oils 

I have always been interested in homeopathy, aromatherapy & alternative medicine and my daughter Laura and I have traditionally erred on this side for health and well being, even from when she was very small. 

When I travelled a lot internationally with work, if I needed any type of medication it had to be easy to take with me and to have the ability to prescribe myself. ….. hence my reliance on homeopathy and alternative medicine. I very rarely take any type of medication but when I do I want to make those choices myself, I want to know what is in the medication I am putting into my body.

I was very fortunate to be introduced to doTERRA Essential Oils in October last year. I could not believe the ability of all the oils to have multiple uses from helping with a myriad of health issues, to cooking and cleaning and each one has a strong emotional element too, moving me away from my old reliance on everyday medication and cleaning products that are silently damaging my lungs and body. 

I am now a passionate advocate of essential oils, so have put together this website as an introduction for others to their wonderful health and emotional benefits, to show the path you can follow to learn more about the oils, which I can truly say have transformed my life.

I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate.

Winchester Cathedral, built between 1079 and 1532, in the ancient city of Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Winchester Cathedral, built between 1079 and 1532, in the ancient city of Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Oriental Lillies is based in the city of Winchester, the ancient capital of England. The city of Winchester dates back to Roman times, with a wealth of beautiful historical buildings, including the house where famous Regency novelist Jane Austen passed the final weeks of her life.

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

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What are essential oils?


What are essential oils?


What are essential oils?

An introduction to essential oils

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, including their respective parts, such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc.  They come from the immune systems of the plants.  One of the factors that determine the purity and therapeutic value of essential oils is its chemical constituents. 

As we begin to understand the power of essential oils in the realm of personal holistic health care, we comprehend the absolute necessity of obtaining pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. 

Those who are beginning their journey into the realm of aromatherapy and essential oils must actively seek for the purest quality and highest therapeutic-grade oils available..  Anything less than pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils may not produce the desired results and can, in some cases, be extremely toxic. (1)

 
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, including their respective parts, such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc.  They come from the immune systems of the plants. 

Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, including their respective parts, such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc.  They come from the immune systems of the plants. 

 

Why is it so difficult to find pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils?

Producing the purest of oils can be very costly because it may require several hundred pounds, or even several thousand pounds, of plant material to extract one pound of pure essential oil. Because the vast majority of all the oils produced in the world today are used by the perfume industry, the oils are being purchased for their aromatic qualities only.  Unnecessary high pressure and high temperature, rapid processing, and the use of chemical solvents are often employed during the distillation process so that a greater quantity of oil can be produced at a faster rate.  These oils may smell just as good and cost much less, but they will lack most, if not all, the chemical constituents necessary to produce the expected therapeutic results. (1) 

Benefits of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils

Essential oils embody the regenerating, protective, and immune-strengthening properties of plants.  Essential oil constituents are both small in molecular size and are also lipid soluble, allowing many of them to easily and quickly penetrate the skin..

The lipid solubility of essential oil components allows the oil constituents to penetrate cell membranes, even if these membranes have hardened because of oxygen deficiency.

In fact, essential oil constituents have the potential to affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and then be metabolised like other nutrients. (1)

Frankincense, which doTERRA sources from Oman and Somalia, is known as "the King of oils" . Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Frankincense, which doTERRA sources from Oman and Somalia, is known as "the King of oils" . Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Frankincense

Frankincense is known as "the King of oils". This oil helps to focus energy, minimise distractions, and improve concentration.

It eases hyperactivity, impatience, irritability, and restlessness and can help enhance spiritual awareness and meditation. (1)

Vetiver, which doTERRA sources in Haiti, amember of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Due to Vetiver’s calming, grounding aroma, Vetiver is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Vetiver helps promote alertness.

Vetiver, which doTERRA sources in Haiti, amember of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Due to Vetiver’s calming, grounding aroma, Vetiver is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Vetiver helps promote alertness.

Vetiver

The distillation of Vetiver is a painstaking, labour-intensive activity.  The roots and rootlets of Vetiver have been used in India as a perfume since antiquity.

Vetiver may help acne, arthritis, breasts (enlarge), cuts, depression (including postpartum), insomnia, muscular rheumatism, nervousness (extreme), skin care (oily, ageing, tired, irritated), sprains, stress and tuberculosis. (1)

(1) Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (8th Edition) .. see Description in our Library.

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Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

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How do I use essential oils?


How do I use essential oils?


 

How do I use essential oils?

Ways to use essential oils

Pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils can be used in three principal ways, which are summarised below. 

Safety Please note carefully that only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils should be used for internal consumption - subject to safety guidelines dependent on the specific oil, and the intended recipient.  Other essential oils on the market may be diluted or processed with harmful chemicals. (1)

Aromatic use of doTERRA essential oils - enjoying the smell of a fresh-cut rose

Aromatic use of doTERRA essential oils - enjoying the smell of a fresh-cut rose

Aromatically

Aromatic application of essential oils involves either inhaling a fine mist of the oil, or a vapour of volatile aromatic components that have been evaporated from the oil.

Inhalation of the oil can be a powerful way to affect memory, hormones, and emotions through the olfactory system.  Inhalation of oils can also be a quick and effective way to affect the sinuses, larynx, bronchial tubes, and lungs.

The easiest and simplest way of putting a fine mist of the whole oil into the air for inhalation is to use a nebulising essential oil diffuser. (1)

Free doTERRA eBook, "Aromatic Use of Essential Oils" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Free doTERRA eBook, "Aromatic Use of Essential Oils" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Read / download the eBook.

Internal use of doTERRA essential oils - ingesting essential oil in water

Internal use of doTERRA essential oils - ingesting essential oil in water

Internally

Internal use is the process of infusing or otherwise internalising an essential oil into the body. Only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils should be used for internal consumption, as other essential oils on the market may be diluted or processed using harmful chemicals. 

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has approved some essential oils generically for internal use, and gives them the following designations: GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe for human consumption, or FL (Flavouring Agent). 

These designations are listed for each oil that is safe for human consumption in the Single Essential Oils section of the Modern Essentials book under Oral Use As Dietary Supplement. Oils without this designation should never be used internally without first consulting a certified health care professional.(1) 

In other countries around the world, the relevant government regulatory agency have their own similar regulations regarding the internal use of essential oils. (1)

Free doTERRA eBook, "Internal Use of Essential Oils" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Free doTERRA eBook, "Internal Use of Essential Oils" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Read / download the eBook.

Topical use of doTERRA essential oils - in this case, applying essential oil to soles of feet

Topical use of doTERRA essential oils - in this case, applying essential oil to soles of feet

Topically

Topical application is the process of placing an essential oil on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails or mucous membranes of the body, Applying essential oils directly on the body without any kind of dilution is commonly referred to as applying the oil "neat". 

Since essential oils are so potent, and because some essential oils may irritate the skin, or other areas of the body, they are often diluted with a pure vegetable oil (usually called a "carrier oil") such as fractionated coconut oil,  almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, etc. Several topical application methods are possible. 

Direct application is applying the oils directly on the area of concern. Because essential ols are so potent, more is not necessarily better. To achieve the desired result, 1-3 drops of oil are normally adequate.(1)

(1) Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (8th Edition) .. see Description in our Library.

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

Begin to learn about essential oils


Begin to learn about essential oils


 

Begin to learn about essential oils

How long have essential oils been around? 

Since the beginning of early civilisation, aromatic plants have been used for their therapeutic properties.  Egyptian papyri and Chinese manuscripts describe the medicinal use of aromatics employed thousands of years ago.  The Egyptians placed a great value on aromatic oils and even included 35 alabaster jars for the oils in King Tutankhamen's tomb. Similarly, the Greeks attributed the invention of perfumes to the gods,  and believed all aromatic plants to be of divine origin. Additionally, there are many references to aromatics, ointments and incenses (such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, etc) in the Bible and Torah.   

How do essential oils affect the brain? 

The blood-brain barrier is the filtering mechanism between the circulating blood and the brain that prevents certain damaging substances from reaching brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid.  It is a common misconception that all small molecules cross the blood-brain barrier. However, an astonish 98% of small-molecule drugs cannot cross the blood-brain barrier.  

The ability to cross the blood-brain barrier is essential for the treatment of brain diseases and disorders.  Chemical constituents know as sesquiterpenes – commonly found in essential oils such as frankincense and sandalwood – known to be able to go beyond the blood-brain barrier.  Therefore, sesquiterpenes, unlike most pharmaceutical drugs, can directly interact with brain cells and can impact the brain therapeutically.  

What enables essential oils to produce such incredible benefits? 

The benefits of an essential oils depend greatly on the oil's diversity of chemical constituents – and not only on the existence of specific constituents but also on their amounts in proportion to other constituents present in the same oil. Some individual oils may have hundreds of individual chemical constituents.  Many of these constituents have yet to be identified.  

Although not everything is known about all the different constituents, most of them can be grouped into a few distinct families, each with its own dominant characteristics.  The Essential Oil Constituent section in Modern Essentials (1) provides greater insights into these constituent families. 

How can I learn more about essential oils? 

The easiest way to begin to learn about essential oils is to come to one of our Intro To Essential Oils classes, which are held either as live classes at local venues, or in online webinars, which are accessible worldwide on the Internet.  See the Learn page for more details of our upcoming classes.  

Your Starter for 10 

If you'd like to know more right now, before attending one of our classes, I include below two easy-to-absorb items that I have found very useful as an introduction for beginners to the whole subject of essential oils.

Essential Oils for Beginners

Click here or on the picture below to read or download this free doTERRA eBook.

Free doTERRA eBook, "Essential Oils for Beginners" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Free doTERRA eBook, "Essential Oils for Beginners" - click on the image to read / download the eBook.

Welcome to doTERRA video

This eBook is a great introduction to doTERRA Essential Oils for beginners, with chapters on:

  • What are essential oils?
  • Why use essential oils?
  • How do I use essential oils?
  • Are essential oils safe? 

Welcome to doTERRA video - doTERRA provides the most tested, and most trusted essential oils on the market through careful ethical sourcing and production. Learn how families and individuals are using doTERRA products to empower themselves and others with these amazing gifts of the earth. With doTERRA, you can be ready for anything.

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

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Learn more about essential oils


Learn more about essential oils


 

Learn more about essential oils

Intro to essential oils classes

To help you learn more about essential oils, we run Intro To Essential Oils classes, either as live classes, or possibly as a custom live class set up for you and a group of your friendslternatively, we run online webinars where you can simply log in to the virtual classroom from your own home, and watch and participate in the class online.

 
Liz of Oriental Lillies essential oils, and Laura of Striking Emerald, teaching a class in Surrey, UK

Liz of Oriental Lillies essential oils, and Laura of Striking Emerald, teaching a class in Surrey, UK

Live classes

We currently hold live essential oil classes in the South of England, usually in Hampshire or Surrey. Through my network of doTERRA colleagues, I can also usually arrange for you to attend a live class elsewhere in the UK.

All the classes we currently have planned can be seen on our Classes page, where you can book directly via Eventbrite.  To attend a class, just book directly from the Classes page; we will send you an e-Ticket via email.

Don't see one that suits you? Then please check back, as we are updating our class schedule all the time.  

If you have any specific questions you would like us to address, just drop us a note on our Contact page.

 
Typical custom class that Oriental Lillies can conduct in your home, for you and a group of friends, to introduce them to doTERRA essential oils

Typical custom class that Oriental Lillies can conduct in your home, for you and a group of friends, to introduce them to doTERRA essential oils

Custom live class for you and your friends

If you and a group of friends, usually 5 or more, are interested in learning more about essential oils, we are happy to see if we can arrange a custom live essential oil class for you.

If you would like us to consider this, please complete our Contact form with details of your requirements, and we will see what we can organise.

 
Typical online webinar conducted by Oriental Lillies essential oils where you can join, and participate in, the webinar at home from the comfort of your own sofa!

Typical online webinar conducted by Oriental Lillies essential oils where you can join, and participate in, the webinar at home from the comfort of your own sofa!

Online webinar

The easiest way to come a class is to attend one of our online essential oils webinars, which we hold on a regular basis.  You simply log in to a virtual classroom online from your own home, and watch and participate in the class online.

All the webinars we currently have planned can be seen on our Classes page, where you can book directly via Eventbrite.  To attend a webinar, just book directly from the Classes page; we will send you an e-Ticket via email.

Don't see one that suits you? Then please check back, as we are updating our class schedule all the time.  

If you have any specific questions you would like us to address, just drop us a note on our Contact page.

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page

Oriental Lillies essential oils Winchester home page