If you are new to dōTERRA Essential Oils, you may have come across a few terms that have left you scratching your head. We present to you the essential oil glossary, complete with definitions to help demystify essential oil lingo.
Carrier Oil: A base oil used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. Variations include fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, and vegetable oil.
Diffuse: To spread out or disperse over a large area.
Diffuser: A special air pump designed to distribute essential oils into a micro-fine vapor where they stay suspended for a time to reduce airborne infectious pathogens, fungus, mold, and freshen the air with natural fragrances. Essential oils are more easily absorbed into the body through this process.
Empty Capsule: A capsule made from either a gelatin or vegetable-based substance that is ready to fill with essential oils and herbs for internal consumption.
EO: Abbreviation for essential oils. Typically uppercase.
Essential Oil Pendant Diffuser: Made from an absorbent surface such as terra cotta or dolomite. Essential oils are added and absorbed to give fragrance to the wearer.
FCO: Abbreviation for fractionated coconut oil. Not to be confused with unrefined coconut oil for cooking.
IPC: Abbreviation for Independent Product Consultant.
LLV: Abbreviation for Lifelong Vitality, a daily supplement program formulated for optimal health, energy, and longevity.
LRP: Abbreviations for Loyalty Rewards Program, a no-hassle, automatic shipment of the dōTERRA products you use on a monthly basis. LRP also provides free product credits for monthly purchases ordered on the program.
NEAT: A term used for applying essential oils directly to the skin without a carrier oil.
PV: Abbreviation for Personal Volume. Correlates with commissions and product credits redeemable for free products through our Loyalty Rewards Program.
Spritzer: A spray typically made with distilled water and essential oils. Can be used to scent a room or fabric, or refresh skin.
This was originally featured in the Winter 2013 dōTERRA Living Magazine.