doTERRA Essential Oils - A holistic alternative for replacing your medicine cabinet!
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils 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 the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provided plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp; to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color form crystal clear to deep blue.
Essential Oils Throughout History:
Essential oils have been used throughout record history for a wide variety of wellness application. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice., beauty treatment, food preparation, and religious ceremony.
The Greeks used essential oils in their practices of therapeutic massage and aromatherapy. The Roams aslo used aromatic oils to promote health and personal hygiene. Influenced by the Greeks and Roans, as well as the Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic use of aromatic herbs, the Persians began to refine distillation methods for extracting essential oils from aromatic plants. Essential 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 essential oils were rediscovered in 1937 by a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who healed a badly burned hand with pure lavender oil. A French contemporary, Dr. Jean Valnet, used therapeutic-grade essential oils 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 essential oils has continued to grow rapidly as health scientists and medical practitioners continue to research and validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating, while others can be very calming and soothing. Beyond emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry to and surface cleaners throughout the home.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural disinfectants.
Essential Oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of health conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidants properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally.
Why choose doTERRA oils over other brands?
doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest purest and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that been patiently harvest at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficiency. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior standard for naturally safe, purely effectiveness therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
Essential Oils can aid in:
AND SO MUCH MORE!
For more information contact Molly LaFreniere 218-370-9601
Information Packets available upon request
CONTACT: Molly LaFreniere
DATE: 02/07/2016 02:07pm
If you want to purchase onion / leek plants as a group to save money, please send our order in to the Cook County Extension office by Thursday, February 18th. They will arrive the first week of May.
Onion and leek plants come in bunches of 60 - 75 but you can order in 10's as we aggregate the orders. We order from Dixondale Farms to save money on costs / shipping. You may order from the following varieties:
Highlander (yellow keeper)
Copra (yellow keeper)
Red Zeppelin (keeper)
Red Wing (keeper)
Candy (very sweet, keeps awhile)
Red Candy (very sweet, keeps awhile)
Please either e-mail me or call me at 218-387-3015 to make sure I receive your order. If I don't confirm your order, I haven't received it.
Thanks and have a great day!
Diane at CC Extension
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 02/05/2016 08:07am
Winter Work and Play - a Dog Sled History exhibit featuring handmade trapper sleds, showshoes and traps, racing memorabilia, sleds, and skis. Learn about John Beargrease, Mike West and Sam Zimmerman - local legends who spent a lot of time outdoors in the winter!
Cook County History Museum located in the former Lighthouse Keeper's Residence at 8 South Broadway in Grand Maras.
Open: Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
In the Gift Shop:
Colorful, wonderful children's book, Fearless John by Kelly Rauzi with Artwork by Mila Horak
Art prints and gift cards featuring Mila Horak's art from the book Fearless John
CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
DATE: 01/29/2016 01:35pm
The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers will again this year help members of the
community with their 2015 Federal and State Individual Income Tax
returns and their Minnesota Property Tax and Rent Refund forms and can
E-file for them in almost all cases.
Tax Preparation begins Tuesday the 2nd of February. Tax Volunteers will
Community Center in Grand Marais, on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 3 PM until April 12th
Please bring all your 2015 tax documents with you as well as your Social
Security card and photo ID if we have not helped you in previous years.
Also a copy of last year's Federal and Minnesota tax returns would be
We take people on a first come first served basis.
CONTACT: Steve Deschene
DATE: 01/29/2016 08:01am
We are organizing a full EMT course, starting Wednesday February 10th, 2016. It will be held at the Hospital in the large classroom. Please contact me for more information.
CONTACT: Steve DuChien
DATE: 01/27/2016 11:36am
North Shore Ride Share is a ridesharing website for Cook County residents. It is now live again so check it out if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
DATE: 01/25/2016 04:05pm
Contact: Sandy Gundlach, MSBA Director of School Board Services, 507-934-9128, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cook County School Board seeking input on search for new superintendent
The Cook County School Board is conducting a search for its new superintendent. The School Board wants ideas from school district staff and the community — by completing a survey or attending a community input meeting — to help shape the candidate interview questions.
Here’s how district staff and community members can participate:
Attend one of two community input meetings — 6 p.m. Monday, February 8, at the Grand Portage old log community building or 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, in Grand Marais at Cook County Schools. No registration or advance notice is required.
Fill out an online version of the “Cook County Schools Superintendent Qualifications Survey” at http://www.cookcountyschools.org/ (click “Cook County Schools Superintendent Qualifications Survey”) before 11 p.m. January 25.
Stop by the Cook County Schools district office at 101 West 5th Street, Grand Marais, to pick up a copy of the survey. Completed surveys should be returned by January 25, to MSBA, 1900 West Jefferson Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.
Or request a copy of the survey via email by contacting email@example.com.
The survey will be open until 11 p.m. January 25.
For more information contact: Sandy Gundlach, 507-934-2450.
CONTACT: Cara Price
DATE: 01/08/2016 11:11am
Marjori Bottila of the Senior LinkAge Line® will be back on March 8th for individual Medicare Counseling. If you are new to Medicare or are already enrolled and have questions about changes made in 2016, call the Senior Center at 387-2660 to make your appointment! ***These appointments fill up fast, so give us a call ASAP***
Date: March 8th
Location: Senior Center
CONTACT: Jes Rodne
DATE: 01/08/2016 09:53am