Ask Dr. Hill

dōTERRA produces a segment called Ask Dr. Hill in which many medical and scientific concerns are addressed by our Chief Medical Officer. You may be familiar with some of the topics covered because you’ve seen my Ask Dr. Hill posts on Instagram! They are by far my most popular postings. This week, I am spotlighting an article from his collection that talks about the chemical makeup of the oils in contrast to the plants they come from and how those chemical components affect us.

We are so lucky to have Dr. Hill as one of our executives! Essential oils became much less confusing and more useable as soon as I learned more about their chemistry. Of course, having a science background is possibly part of my problem, ha. I know not everyone is interested in the “why behind oils” especially because they work even when we don’t know how! I really enjoyed reading this article because, in my own experience, I knew the essential oils were working for me, but I wasn’t sure why or how. I am the sort of person that needs to know the ‘why’. Learning more about the chemistry can seem daunting which is why I love how Dr. Hill breaks it down for us. He gives an easy to understand explanation of the science behind how and why these drops can do so much for our wellness. 

What other resources have you found that help you understand the ‘why’ behind your favorite oils?