I am always asked - why dōTERRA®?
There are a wide variety of oils on the market, but in my mind there is really only one brand that offers you the quality and assurance that you are doing the right thing for your mind, body, spirit, and your family as well
From the sourcing of the products, to the testing methods, and how the company is committed to giving back. All roads have led to dōTERRA. One of the best decisions of my life.
All my best,
Amazing Oil Hints
Add a sprinkle of lemon or melaleuca oil with baking soda into smelly shoes
Pour drops of your favorite scent into your vacuum's bag to make the house smell great
Calm sun-kissed skin with aloe vera, peppermint and lavender essential oil sprays
Soothe a lip bump with a drop of arborvitae applied with a cotton ball
Mist lavender and/or sandalwood essential oils onto your pillow for help falling asleep
Honey and lavender oil make a fabulous soothing facial mask
Create mouthwash with diluted alcohol, peppermint, clove and myrrh essential oils
Dab a car vent with peppermint and ginger essential oils to ease car stomach discomfort
Deodorize your fridge with lime, grapefruit, bergamot, or lemongrass after cleaning or added to baking soda box
Disinfect your dish sponge with lemon oil between uses
Remove mites from bedding with a few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with water and added to the washing machine
Add aroma to your fireplace by applying ten or so drops of essential oil to a dry log Allow the oil to permeate the wood for at least a couple of days before burning.
Scent letters and cards with fragrant essential oils that complement a holiday or special occasion.
Now that you have learned the basics, here are some of my absolute favorite ways to use essential oils for organ function!
I waited this long because I wanted to lay a foundation of understanding for your Essential Oils journey.
Chemical stress: We are exposed to things like painting, varnish, new carpet, pesticides, herbicides, candles, perfumes, and GMO’s even though we have cleaned up our homes! That is what we can control, here is a great regimen for reducing the chemicals in your body that you can’t control: 5 drops grapefruit in a glass of water (not plastic) and apply grapefruit with carrier oil on thyroid and liver. Apply lemon on kidneys. Diffuse lime for added boost. Still sluggish? Try taking activated charcoal capsules as directed which most grocery stores carry regularly.
Adrenal support: Do you get that afternoon sluggishness? That is usually your adrenal glands, depending on when you wake up. If you wake up at 7 am, your sluggish time would be around 2 pm. If it’s 9 am you wake up, you’ll be sluggish at 4 pm. So what do we do? Mito2max in the morning and afternoon. Wild orange and frankincense massaged on back of neck. Aromatouch on kidneys and spine. Try to avoid caffeine in the afternoon, this can interfere with sleep as well as drain your adrenals even more!
Lack of energy due to emotions: Try to pinpoint where your lack of energy is coming from emotionally. Check your emotional wheel chart and decide what oils you need. I like Motivate because of the high amount of mint and citrus oils. Diffused and on my belly and heart gets me energized again.
Sleep like a baby: We all know a good day starts with a good night's sleep. I love to use Serenity on my chest and feet, Balance along spine and Cedarwood on my chest. Also consider any emotional or physical component to sleepless nights such as stress hormones or stimulants such as media or screens.
Occasional of aches and pain: Deep Blue to the rescue! I also incorporate Deep Blue Polyphenol complex , which is a must for joint and muscle support. You might look into underlying issues causing joint discomfort, diet, emotions, stress and chemicals which can also trigger joint and muscle aches.
Hormonal Balancing: ClaryCalm is excellent for men and women at detoxifying the xenoestrogens (fake hormones) that attach to cell receptor sites confusing the body greatly. You will want to avoid colognes, plastics, heavy metals and other chemicals if you want your hormones to do well into the golden years. Women can apply ClaryCalm at any age to sooth hormones over ovaries and the uterus. Men are encouraged to apply it over the testes.
Oil of oregano is one of my all-time favorite smells and it also packs a punch when it comes to its health benefits.
Derived from the oregano plant by steam distillation, oil of oregano is so powerful that it must be DILUTED for safe use.
Once diluted, it can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer to clear up nasal passages. It’s also effective at providing temporary sore throat relief when added sparingly to juice or water for gargling. Not to mention, when added to a carrier oil (like coconut or almond oil), it may provide relief for skin conditions including skin abrasions, muscle aches, temporary relief of joint pain and even itchy or flakey scalp. (Just be careful not to apply it to broken or sensitive skin as it can be irritating.)
There really are a whole host of benefits with Oregano so if you decide to incorporate this into your life, please let me know and I will offer advice.
I always love discussing carrier oils with people who are on their Essential Oil journey! Many are so popular that I have a feeling you’ve already heard about them.
Some of the most common are pure olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and avocado oil just to name a few.
Carrier oils need to be part of your natural arsenal if you’re committing to living a holistic lifestyle and they are very, VERY, worth it!
They are used when:
You want to use a little essential oil (maybe a drop) and apply it to a large area
You want the carrier oils’ lipids to drive the essential oils into the pores
You want essential oils to absorb better internally
You want to avoid a rash from concentrated oil if you have sensitive skin
There are so many other carrier oils (like apricot, grapeseed and evening primrose) but if you’re looking to dabble without breaking the bank, I recommend starting with coconut oil as the uses are plentiful.
Feel free to ask me a question about essential oils!
dōTERRA Wellness Advocate