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Healthy Living Academy

Opening the front door and being greeted by amazing, festive smells is one of my favorite things.  A home that smells good is welcoming and comforting to enter. It is home where people can relax and enjoy the party! You can achieve this level of comfort by diffusing fragrant essential oils before and during your events.

Perfect Party Games is proud to be sponsored by the Healthy Living Academy. The Healthy Living Academy is dedicated to helping each of us "Make One Better Choice" everyday in the areas of mind, body and spirit.  Well, having a party certainly helps with keeping our spirits rejuvenated and contributes to greater mental health and well-being. 

Making One Better Choice

A section of the Healthy Living Academy is dedicated to sharing the benefits of essential oils. dōTERRA is a leader in this market and has revolutionized the aromatherapy industry. dōTERRA oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial oils available today. These are the perfect essential oils to use in a diffuser before your party begins!

What are Essential Oils?

They are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced their aromatic qualities. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, the oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.

These types of oil are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile organic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. These oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.

Try this at home:

Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. The fragrant oil residue on your hand is full of this precious essential.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, these oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of these health applications.

dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Experienced oil users will immediately recognize dōTERRA's superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade oils.

Throughout History

Essential oil has been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic 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 were sometimes exchanged for gold.

Borrowing from the Egyptians, the Greeks used these oils in their practices of therapeutic massage and aromatherapy. The Romans also used aromatic oils to promote health and personal hygiene. Influenced by the Greeks and Romans, as well as Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic use of aromatic herbs, the Persians began to refine distillation methods for extracting the oils from aromatic plants. These oil extracts were used throughout the dark ages in Europe for their anti-bacterial and fragrant properties.

In modern times, the powerful healing properties of the oils were rediscovered in 1937 by a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who healed a badly burnt hand with pure lavender oil. A French contemporary, Dr. Jean Valnet, used therapeutic-grade essentials to successfully treat injured soldiers during World War II. Dr. Valnet went on to become a world leader in the development of aromatherapy practices. The modern use of oils has continued to grow rapidly as health scientists and medical practitioners continue to research and validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of these therapeutic-grade oils.

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