Calcium Hydroxyapatite A naturally occurring mineral form of calcium. It’s the primary mineral found in teeth.
Camphor A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone. It’s obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree and used topically to relieve pain, irritation, and itching, as well as serving as an insect repellent.
Capillaries Small blood vessels that are part of the network of small arteries and veins, or extremely thin tubes through which nothing thicker than a human hair can pass. To learn more about your cardiovascular system, click here!
Carcinogenicity The ability or tendency of a chemical substance or mixture of substances to induce cancer or increase its incidence.
Carvacrol Chemically classified as a monoterpene phenol as it’s derived from two isoprene units and contains a benzene ring with an alcohol group. Carvacrol is usually the main constituent in oregano essential oil. To learn more about carvacrol, click here!
Carvone A monoterpene chemical constituent present in both dill and spearmint essential oils. It contains a ketone functional group and a chiral carbon in its chemical structure. A chiral carbon is a carbon atom that’s bonded to four different atoms or groups of atoms. To learn more about carvone, click here!
Centrifuged A mixture that’s been separated with powerful spinning.
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG)® The most stringent collection of physical, chemical, and stability testing procedures that confirm every dōTERRA oil is free of synthetics, additives, and harmful contaminants, while also containing the ideal ratio of volatile organic compounds to produce reliable results.
Chamazulene A sesquiterpene constituent found in blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils. It may be highly useful in protecting cells from stress caused by normal cellular processes and managing the activity of molecules involved in a normal immune response. To learn more about chamazulene, click here!
Chelating The process of combining mineral amino acids to form complexes.
Chemical Constituents The different chemicals that a substance or combination of substances is made of. To learn more about essential oil chemical constituents, click here!
Chemotype A chemically distinct entity of a plant.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) coenzyme that naturally occurs in the human body that’s involved in cellular energy production.
Cō-Impact Sourcing® An initiative that seeks to develop long-term and mutually beneficial supplier partnerships, while also creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas.
Compound A thing that’s composed of two or more separate elements—in other words, a mixture.
Constituent One of the parts that a substance or combination of substances is made of—in other words, serving as part of a whole or a component. In relation to essential oils, this is a chemical component of essential oils.
Contamination The action or state of being made impure by polluting or poisoning.
Curcumin Comes from the turmeric herb. Curcumin is one of the most well-researched, naturally occurring compounds with an array of documented benefits. Chief among its benefits is its powerful antioxidant activity and noteworthy support of a healthy inflammatory response throughout the aging process.
Curzerene A sesquiterpene found in myrrh. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which address symptoms of indigestion and prevent toxins from accumulating in the circulatory system.