With the rapid global growth of the Essential Oil industry and contemporary scientific research helping us to discover new ways in which these “gifts of the Earth” can benefit our lives on a daily basis, many are beginning to wonder, “What exactly makes Essential Oils do what they do?”
Fortunately, networks of researchers are beginning to unearth the answers to that question as they discover just how Essential Oils may have such a remarkable spectrum of benefits. One of the primary areas of investigation is how, depending on their method of application, Essential Oils can initiate certain processes in the body that can have a lasting impact on the cells and their components.*
In order to fully understand how Essential Oils take effect, we need to look much closer than physical manifestations, such as improved skin appearance or feelings of clear breathing. We need to take a journey into the cell and examine how Essential Oils work on a microscopic level. However, even at a microscopic level, there still may be some unanswered questions or gaps in understanding.
Recently, dōTERRA scientists went beyond the microscope and began using innovative research methods and cutting-edge simulation technology—never previously used to investigate Essential Oils—to further our understanding of how Essential Oils do what they do. One of these processes is known as MOLECULAR DOCKING.
QUESTION – HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MOLECULAR DOCKING?