Posts tagged Essential Oils
Why dōTERRA®?

I am always asked - why dōTERRA®?

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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, 

Sheila

 

Questions? Click (tap) HERE to ask me questions about essential oils. 

 
Amazing Oil Hints

Amazing Oil Hints

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  • 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.

 
Oil of Oregano

Oil of oregano is one of my all-time favorite smells and it also packs a punch when it comes to its health benefits.

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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. 

 
Carrier Oils

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! 

Sheila Tucker

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate