I’m so glad you have decided you would like to learn more about essential oils and how you can use them each day. 

Essential oils can be used in so many ways, whether it be improving health and wellbeing, reducing toxins in your home, caring naturally for your families health, supporting your emotions or cooking. There are so many amazing uses for these oils and i look forward to helping you get started on this journey. 

If you have any questions along the way feel free to contact me. 

Steph x 

What Are Essential Oils?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. The following video explains a bit more about these oils. 

 

You can also download this FREE pdf on essential oils for beginners here. 

 

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically

Essential oils are a powerful way to impact our physiologic, mental, and
emotional responses. Oils can induce different respones eg Peppermint is uplifting, whilst lavender is calming.

You can use a diffuser to inhale essential oils aromatically or you can place a few drops in the palm of your hand and inhale.

Aromatic uses for essential oils include:
– Diffuse in the car
– Room sprays
– Add oil to laundry
– Use in household cleaners
– Put a couple of drops on a heat pack
– Apply to diffuser jewelry

Watch how Vanderbuilt Hospital uses essential oils aromatically ⇒

Topically

Essential oils are esily absorbed into the skin, therefore this is a great way of using them. You can further help absorbtion by massaging the area you have applied the oils to.

It is advisable to use a carrier oil to dilute to avoid any possible skin sensitivities.

You can put essential oils on areas such as the neck, chest, forehead, temples, abdomen, arms, legs, wrists and bottoms of feet. Avoid putting them in sensitive areas such as eyes and inside your ears.

Topical ways to use essential oils:
– Add a few drops to a bath (mix with carrier oil first)
–  Add a few drops to your favourite moisturiser
– Aromatic dressing

Internally

Essential oils can be a great way of flavouring food as well as providing health benefits when taken as supplements. Essential oils are lipid soluble and can reach all organs of the body, including the brain.

It is important to read labels and seek medical advice and guidelines to ensure you take the correct dose and avoid toxicity.

Internal uses of essential oils:
– Use oils in baking and cooking to replace herbs and spices otherwise used. Be aware that these oils are very potent so you only need to use a very small amount
– Add to smoothies for flavouring
– Take internally in a veggie capsule to target a specific health issue
– Take the Lifelong Vitality Supplments (LLV) which contain essential oils as well as other vitamins and minerals to support your health and wellbeing

 

Essential Oil Safety

  • Be sure to use only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions. 
  • If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, apply a carrier oil – such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil – to the affected area. Do NOT use water (this will further intensify the sensation of the oil). 
  • Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. In the event of accidental contact with the eye, dilute with carrier oil NOT water. 
  • Do NOT consume an essential oil internally unless labeled with a Supplement Facts box with specific dietary supplement, use instructions, and warnings. 
  • Discontinue the use of an essential oil if you experience severe skin, stomach, or respiratory irritation or discomfort. 
  • When using on children, apply a very small amount of the oil to test skin or other sensitivity. Do not use oil on a child’s hand as they may transfer to their eyes or mouth. 
  • Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care or have other safety questions regarding essential oils. 

It is important to remember that therapeutic-grade essential oils are highly-concentrated plant extracts and should be used with reasonable care. Consulting with someone who has experience with essential oils will make your first experience with essential oils more enjoyable and rewarding. As you learn how to use essential oils through personal experience, share your knowledge with others in a safe and responsible way and encourage others to do the same. 

 

 

WHY DOTERRA? 

When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. 

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils. Watch this video to learn more. 

 

 

Co-Impact Sourcing 

Co-Impact Sourcing™ by doTERRA helps health-conscious individuals find safe alternatives while also lifting entire communities and giving them a hope for the future. As part doTERRA’s promise to provide pure, potent, consistent essential oils, Co-Impact Sourcing ensures that the doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® process starts at the source. 

Two-thirds of the countries doTERRA are working with are developing countries. We have an opportunity to make a difference in countries through ways such as job creation and helping form organizations and cooperatives through Co-Impact Sourcing. Watch this video to learn more. 

 

Download this FREE pdf on essential oils for beginners here 

Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade (CPTG)

These oils are pure, unadulterated oils grown by experienced farmers in their indigenous lands. There are NO fillers, synthetics, dyes, pesticides or contamineents of any kind in doTERRA oils.

You can check out their website www.sourcetoyou.com for more information on this process. You can also look up your bottle of essential oil to view the test results.

Healing Hands

This is one of the reasons I absolutely LOVE doterra. Healing hands is a non-profiut organisation that ais to reach out and serve communities in need by partnering with organisations and wellness advocates. Through the foundation’s efforts, lives are freed of disease and poverty, and communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant.

Some of the programs they are involed in are:
– Mentors International
– Days for Girls
– Operation Underground Railroad

Watch this video, to see how doTERRA Healing Hands has partnered with Operation Undergound Railroad to impact lives.

Some of the Most Important Oils for Your Home

Lavender

Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.*

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities, when taken internally, continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Benefits:

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep*
  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Uses:

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
Lemon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

Benefits:

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Promotes a positive mood

Uses:

  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.
Peppermint

The high menthol content of the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil sets it apart from others when it comes to quality—making it one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

Benefits:

  • When ingested, promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Promotes digestive health when taken internally*
  • Repels bugs naturally

Uses:

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist. 
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Tea Tree

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function.*

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function*, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

Benefits:

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
  • Promotes healthy immune function when used internally*
  • Ingest to protect against environmental and seasonal threats*

Uses:

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
Frankincense

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.*

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function when used internally.* When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Benefits:

  • Ingest to support healthy cellular function*
  • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
  • Supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally*

Uses:

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
  • Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*
Oregano

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants*—extending its uses far beyond the kitchen.

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices. The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties when ingested. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin. One drop taken internally each day can help maintain healthy immune function; Oregano can be taken more frequently as needed to further support the immune system.* In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function when taken internally.* Oregano’s aroma acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends.

Benefits:

  • Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and respiratory function when used internally*
  • Offers powerful antioxidants when ingested*

Uses:

  • Take one drop in a veggie cap or 4 fl. oz of liquid daily to maintain healthy immune function.*
  • Add one to two drops to a veggie capsule to support healthy respiratory function.*
  • Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.
  • Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

Ice Blue

Deep Blue is dōTERRA’s soothing blend of Wintergreen,
Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue
Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus, which
combine to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin.
The minty, invigorating oil can be enjoyed before and
after workouts.

Benefits:

  • Cool and tingling when applied to the skin.
  • Enhances massages.

Uses:

• Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
• Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of house work.
• Apply to hands and feet after gardening.
• Connect with loved one by giving them a hand massage with Deep Blue.
• Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
• Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
• After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue essential oil blend on your fingers,
wrists, shoulders, and neck.
• A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be a part of
a cooling and comforting massage after a workout.

Digestzen

DigestZen is a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating.*

DigestZen is well known for its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health when taken internally.* This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.* DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. Internal use of DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.*

Benefits:

  • Supports healthy digestion when used internally*
  • Consume to soothe occasional stomach upset*
  • Take orally to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion*

Uses:

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally.*
  • Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
  • Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*
Easy Air

A popular essential oil blend, doTERRA Breathe’s refreshing aroma can be used to create feelings of clear, easy breathing.

doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Benefits:

  • Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
  • Promotes a restful nights sleep
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

Uses:

  • Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
  • Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment. 
OnGuard

As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.

Benefits:

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

Uses:

  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*
  • Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
  • Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*
  • Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.
LifeLong Vitality (LLV)

As one of doTERRA’s most popular products, doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack is full of essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and lifelong vitality.

The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

Benefits:

  • General wellness and vitality
  • Antioxidant and DNA protection
  • Energy metabolism
  • Bone health
  • Immune function
  • Stress management
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • Eye, brain, nervous system
  • Liver function and digestive health
  • Lung and respiratory health
  • Gentle on stomach
  • Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free

Uses:

Take four capsules of each xEO Mega, Microplex VMz, and Alpha CRS+ per day with food.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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