What are Essentials Oils - Tell me more

Q: What are essential oils? 

Essential oils are naturally occurring, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of the plants. Essential oils give plants their distinctive aroma, play a role in pollination, and are the plants' natural defense mechanism. Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, from ancient Egyptian times to now. In their pure form, they are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs.

As they are highly potent, a little goes a long way (usually one or two drops per application), and they are a safe, effective, affordable alternative to many synthetic products/remedies.

 Q: How do I buy essential oils with Tiro Tribe Essentials?

Here's how.


Doterra Essential Oils are available to purchase throughout the world from main offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Central America, Costa Rica, French Polynesia, Guatemala, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.Contact us on info@tirotribe.com and we will provide the relevant information for your region if you need to know more. Shipping is available for doTERRA essential oils directly from doTERRA to around 100 countries. To purchase go to https://mydoterra.com/tirotribeessentials

For more info go to how to buy essential oils or contact us on info@tribe.com

If you are unsure which oils or kit are best for you, contact us to book in a complimentary wellness consultation. We can guide you so that you can choose what is best for you or your family, or as a gift.

Q: How Do I Use Essential 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 as blends in one of three methods:


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 odours.

Topical - on your skin

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. They can be mixed with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil if you have sensitive skin. Easiest application is with a rollerball bottle - available to purchase with your Tiro Tribe bag.


Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness. They can be put into veggie caps, dropped into a glass of water or with your everyday beverage. They can also be used in cooking, baking in small amounts to give an extra dash of flavour to your dishes or desserts.

Want to know more about doTERRA Essential Oils and their why, ethics, sustainability and co-impact sourcing, certified grading of the purest essential oils? Follow the links below to learn more.

Co-impact sourcing of essential oils

Ready to get your own essential oils? Here's how.

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 Why Doterra?


 When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully 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.

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.  

While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques. 

The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected. 

Steam Distillation

Steam distillation is the most common way to extract aromatic compounds (essential oil) from a plant. During the steam distillation process, steam passes through the plant material. The combination of heated steam and gentle pressure causes the essential oil to be released from microscopic protective sacs. As the vapor mixture flows through a condenser and cools, it yields a layer of oil and a layer of water. The essential oil rises to the top and is separated from the hydrosol (floral water) and collected.

Some have asked about the difference between first distillations in comparison to complete distillations. The temperature for steam distilling is usually between 140–212 degrees Fahrenheit. Since different plants require different pressures, times, and temperatures, using this particular distillation method makes it possible to adjust the temperature based on the plant type, making it a very effective and precise way to obtain the purest compounds.


Unlike steam distillation, expression, sometimes referred to as “cold pressed,” does not involve heat. In this process, oil is extracted from the product under mechanical pressure. doTERRA uses expression to extract all of its citrus oils, such as Wild Orange, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, and Grapefruit, from the rind.

Proper distillation requires a consideration for the uniqueness of pressure, temperature, time, and harvesting practices, each of which may be as diverse as the plants themselves. A poor distillation process can alter or destroy the necessary aromatic compounds that comprise the essential oil, leaving a substance far different from the intended goal and something that would not be used to support health and wellness. For this reason, the best distillation artisans dedicate their efforts and work to only a few select plants. This focused effort develops proper knowledge and experience, helping ensure congruency between the oil chemistry of the plant and its distilled form.


 Tiro Tribe Essentials is a registered wellness advocate with Doterra and licensed to sell their essential oils. Learn more with us about essential oils and check out our purses and bags for essential oils.