Monthly ArchiveJuly 2019

dōTERRA Cheer® Benefits and Uses


doTERRA Cheer Product Description
With a bright, fresh aroma, doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend was designed to help promote optimistic feelings while counteracting negative emotions that naturally occur in everyday life. When you are feeling down or blue, doTERRA Cheer essential oil blend is waiting to help replace negative feelings with a light, sunny disposition. 

Where to Buy doTERRA Cheer

Are you ready to experience the benefits of the doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend? Visit the doTERRA Cheer essential oil blend page for information about ordering. As part of the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Cheer has been formulated with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils that are designed to help the user deal with negative emotions. Allow the fresh aroma and warming properties of doTERRA Cheer brighten your day as you put pessimistic feelings to rest, and let a little more sunshine into your life. 

doTERRA Cheer Benefits and Uses

  1. When tensions rise or overwhelming feelings abound, diffusing doTERRA Cheer can help promote an uplifting and positive environment. Try diffusing doTERRA Cheer in a classroom to promote positivity among students. Put a few drops of doTERRA Cheer in your diffuser at home to help your family enjoy the fresh, warm scent that will help create an inviting, happy environment. Diffuse doTERRA Cheer at your desk or in your home office when you need a little pick-me-up. 
     
  2. Wish you could carry the bright smell of doTERRA Cheer around with you all day? Experience the uplifting, happy scent of doTERRA Cheer while driving by applying a few drops of the essential oil to a terra cotta plate or even to a cotton ball and placing it in your car. As you run errands, make your morning commute, or drive the kids around, you’ll have the lovely scent of doTERRA Cheer as your companion, keeping your spirits bright all day long.
     
  3. Feeling lonely? When you are alone, don’t let heavy feelings weigh you down and discourage you—diffuse doTERRA Cheer in your favorite essential oil diffuser to promote happy, bright feelings that will invigorate your mood. 
     
  4. When negative emotions creep into your day, consider applying one drop of doTERRA Cheer to your hands, rub the palms together, and take a deep breath to inhale the comforting, warm scent of the oil. The scent will linger, so you can cup your hands over your nose or mouth throughout the day and inhale doTERRA Cheer for an added dose of optimism. 
     
  5. Have a friend, neighbor, or loved one who has been feeling down lately? If someone close to you has been feeling discouraged, consider giving them a “box of sunshine” care package. Gather items that will cheer them up to include in the care package—you can even make all of the items yellow, so that everything is bright and happy. You can include things like yellow candy, a yellow journal for them to write in, a yellow blanket or pillow case, and of course, yellow-labeled doTERRA Cheer. This care package will bring comfort to anyone who might be struggling, or who needs a boost of love and sunshine. 
     
  6. Looking for a good diffuser blend that uses doTERRA Cheer essential oil? Combine three drops of doTERRA Cheer, one drop of Douglas Fir, and one drop of Wild Orange to your diffuser for an uplifting, invigorating blend. If you have a friend who could use a little pick-me-up, consider giving them a bottle of doTERRA Cheer with a list of ideas for elevating diffuser blends that will lift their spirits. 
     
  7. If you tend to feel grumpy or discouraged in the morning, try diffusing doTERRA Cheer while doing your morning yoga, drinking your morning tea, or reading the morning paper to help promote feelings of optimism as you start the day. 

Ingredients 

  • Wild Orange Peel
  • Clove Bud
  • Star Anise Fruit/Seed
  • Lemon Myrtle Leaf
  • Nutmeg Kernel
  • Vanilla Bean Extract
  • Ginger Rhizome
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Zdravetz Herb

Chemistry of doTERRA Cheer doTERRA Cheer is made up of citrus and spice essential oils, which contribute to its warm, inviting nature. The chemical design of doTERRA Cheer includes aldehydes and monoterpenes, which are known to promote uplifting feelings of positivity. Like the rest of the oils in the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Cheer was specifically and chemically constructed to help dispel negative emotions and bring light and sunshine into dark or dreary days. Cautions Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Doterra UK

Blue Tansy for a glowing complexion

Maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion enhances your every encounter with the world. Investing in your skin with Blue Tansy Essential Oil will pay off not only in your renewed skin tone, but also in a rejuvenated body and mind after exercise or busy days.

Blue Tansy Plant

Blue Tansy is an annual yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant found in northern Morocco. Chamazulene, a chemical component in Blue Tansy, provides the characteristic indigo colour and is recognised for its skin-soothing benefits.

Blue Tansy Blue colour

Its unique colour, skin-cleansing properties, and subtle fruity aroma make it an oil that is unmistakable and irreplaceable in your daily routines.

Blue Tansy essential oil most notable benefits include: 

  • Creating a glowing complexion. Blue Tansy’s primary constituents – chamazulene and sabinene – have been found to be effective in cleansing, soothing, and clearing blemished skin.
  • Boosting your mood. The light aroma creates an uplifting, positive atmosphere when diffused. It can also be applied during stressful times to help you combat the midday funk and keep that stress at bay.
  • Helping with restorative massage. Its constituents include camphor, which is well-known for its ability to soothe sore muscles. This makes it a great oil to add to a massage oil to apply after intense exercise or a long day.

Add a drop to one or two ounces of your favourite moisturiser or cleanser and apply topically to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or soothe skin irritation.

And after intense exercise or a stressful day, there is no better way to give your body the self-care that it needs to support your hormones than a restorative massage with Blue Tansy essential oil.

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Kosher Certified Essential Oils

dōTERRA® only produces the highest quality products made with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, and many of these oils are certified Kosher. Kosher means “fit” or “proper”– a concept associated with cleanliness, purity and extra supervision. At dōTERRA, we are committed to following proper methods of growing, harvesting and distilling our oils to maintain their purity and potency, ensuring that the final product is free of contaminants.

Basil Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil
Birch Essential Oil
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Canadian Spruce Essential Oil
Cassia Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cilantro Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clove Bud Essential Oil
Coriander Essential Oil
Cypress Essential Oil
Dill Seed Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Fennel Essential Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Frankincense (Carterii) Essential Oil
Frankincense (Frereana) Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil
Ginger Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil
Marjoram Essential Oil
Melaleuca Essential Oil
Melissa Essential Oil
Myrrh Essential Oil
Oregano Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosewood Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Spearmint Essential Oil
Tangerine Essential Oil
Thyme Essential Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil
White Fir Essential Oil
Wild Orange Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Certifications done by Earthwise.

Essential reads

There is so much to learn about these wonderful oils here are a few books we recommend for you to have a look at.

Modern Essentials covers everything from the science, history, applications and each individual oil accompanied by medically researched supportive references.


We love Dr Maria having seen her speak at several events so this is a must have for women’s healthcare and anyone interested in hormonal issues which can seriously affect our health.

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Last but not least one for Weightloss

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Comment in the reply below to find out what oils are best for you either for emotional wellness or physical!

Doterra Compensation Plan

Did you know that the minimum required OV (Team Volume) for a doTERRA® Presidential Diamond is 162,000 OV, while other companies require their top leaders to have 1 million or more in team volume? doTERRA is also unique in that it has a retention rate of more than 70 percent, while other companies average 10–20 percent. A major reason for this loyalty is doTERRA provides a product that people love and need. A second reason, is that our compensation plan is designed to benefit our Wellness Advocates not only in the beginning, but also and especially over the long-term.

In the direct selling world, there are three basic compensation plans that companies use: binary, breakaway, and unilevel. Of the three, doTERRA decided that a unilevel plan was the best option for Wellness Advocates. Why? The answer is in the comparison.

What are the three types of compensation plans?

  1. Binary:

    Only two people can be placed on your frontline. 

    Compensation is based on the group volume of each leg. 

    Commissions are usually paid on the weaker leg.

    This plan is not driven by levels, but the volume within an organization is limited for payouts. 

    When a distributor doesn’t qualify, commissions return to the company.

     
  2. Breakaway: 

    Your business-focused downline breaks away from your team when they decide they want to build for themselves. 

    There are monthly team volume requirements for all leaders. 

    When a leader breaks away, they take their volume with them. 

    Leaders are then paid on the number of generations of downline groups.

     
  3. Unilevel:

    Each builder is paid on individual levels.

    Structure is very important. The placement of individuals in your downline is key. 

    Requirements for rank and bonuses are based on OV (team volume) and width. 

    There are no limits on width or depth, but you are only paid on a limited number of levels (seven in doTERRA).
     

What are the pros and cons of each plan?

  1. Binary

    1. Pros:

    The plan is easy to explain. 

    There are frequent payouts.


    2. Cons: 

    Usually people are only paid on their weakest leg. There is no reward for the leg that represents the greatest amount of effort. 

    You have to have two legs to get paid. 

    The plan faces regulatory challenges, both from the FTC and abroad.

    It is only good for single-product companies.

    It is more beneficial for business owners than consumers.

    Revenue is not continuous—it will be up sometimes and down just as quickly.

     
  2. Breakaway 

    1. Pros:

    Your payout could be very large. 

    It is a great plan for those with exceptional recruiting and selling skills.


    2. Cons: 

    The plan itself is difficult to understand. 

    Distributors have a tendency to stockpile product.

    The plan pays the highest levels the most money, while significantly less goes to the lower levels. 

    There is a low retention rate.

    It creates competition within the organization.

     
  3. Unilevel

    1. Pros: 

    It provides a great option for part-time distributors. 

    There are supplemental bonuses. 

    The payouts are large.

    There are no limits on the number of people who can be on a distributor’s frontline. 

    Residual income is secure.


    2. Cons: 

    There are limited levels of pay. 

    It requires time and hard work to build. 

    It is usually slower to build.

    There are smaller checks initially.
     

Unilevel Plus

In looking at the pros and cons, the founding executives decided that the unilevel plan would be the most likely to achieve their goals for doTERRA. However, they wanted to create a way that those who were just starting to build the business could earn money as well. That is why they added Fast Start and Power of 3 bonuses. In this way you can build a long-term income, but have bonuses to get you there along the way. They also added the Founder’s Club and Bonus Pools, so that your hard work and effort to get to higher ranks will be even more beneficial.

To find out more or to purchase an enrolment kit contact us or visit our shop.

Chemical Properties of Wild Orange Essential Oil

Chemical Properties of Wild Orange

Chemical Properties

There are many different active compounds in wild orange essential oil, including purifying compounds (vitamins C and A), potassium, and monoterpenes such as limonene, which is a 1997 rodent study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was shown to help prevent the metastasis of abmormal cell growth.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are damaged cells that ravage our bodies in search of a molecule they need so the cell can be healed. Free radicals are not picky, but the cells they choose—most often the skin proteins collagen and elastin—will then be damaged themselves, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Antioxidants are superheroes, however, and are able to give up the molecule free radicals need without damage to themselves.

Some other compounds found in wild orange essential oil that boost its health benefits are highlighted below.

Limonene

Limonene, a monoterpene, is one of the most prominent compounds found in wild orange oil. It has been studied as an anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial that may help speed up the healing of wounds.

Sabinene

Limonene is joined by sabinene, a terpenoid that also helps fight free radical damage.

Myrcene

Myrcene is a monoterpene that gives the wild orange essential oil its ability to ease anxious feelings. Because myrcene’s molecules are small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier, it can interact with neurotransmitters that control feelings of well-being, including serotonin and dopamine.

Linalool

Linalool plays dual roles. The terpene works alongside myrcene to help ease stress, anxious feelings, and insomnia but also helps encourage the production of vitamin E, a skin-friendly antioxidant that helps protect the skin proteins collagen and elastin, which make up the skin’s structural layer.

Alpha-pinene

Alpha-pinene is a terpene that offers a range of health benefits. Most importantly, it may help protect brain function, including memory, by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme that may damage neurotransmitters that send messages from the brain to the rest of the body. But it, like other terpenes, may also naturally ease stress by interacting with the same neurotransmitters impacted by anti-anxiety drugs in the benzodiazepine class such as Xanax and Valium.

Citronellal

A monoterpenoid, citronellal is an antifungal that also helps fight off insects. It is the main compound in the citronella plant, which is used to naturally ward off mosquitoes.

12 Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild orange essential oil offers diverse health benefits, 12 of which are highlighted below.

Improves Appearance of Skin

Wild orange is packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant that is one of the most important for skin health. According to the Linus Pauling Institute (Pauling was one of the first to explore the benefits of vitamin C), vitamin C not only protects the skin proteins collagen and elastin from damage caused by free radicals, it also helps lighten dark spots, further reducing signs of aging. Wild orange essential oil also offers linalool, which encourages the production of vitamin E, another skin-friendly purifier.

Boosts Mood

Pomanders made with oranges studded with cloves were not just a holiday tradition. The decorative items served as old-world potpourri, and the aroma of orange helped dispel the dark moods that can come during a long, grey winter. The aroma of citrus is one that both energises and soothes, and wild orange can help bring peace and tranquility, quieting anxious nerves and easing the symptoms associated with a blue mood.

Speeds Up relief of unwanted bacteria and pathogens

The active compounds in wild orange oil blended with another citrus oil, bergamot, have been shown to be a promising natural cleanser. In a 2009 study that appeared in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, wild orange oil demonstrated antibacterial activity against unwanted bacteria.

Relieves Pain

Studies have suggested that the calming effects of orange oil may make it a useful treatment option to control pain, especially associated with head or neck tension and joint and muscle discomfort. Wild orange essential oil has been shown to be as effective at treating joint pain as medication. According to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network, the purifying qualities in orange oil interrupt the inflammatory response that causes pain.

Reduces Risk of memory problems and focussing difficulties.

The alpha-pinene in wild orange essential oil may provide a degree of protection over memory by preventing an enzyme that damages neurotransmitters in the brain from blocking messages sent to the rest of the body. A 2009 study by Japanese researchers used several essential oils including orange to determine the effects that aromatherapy might have on memory problems. Researchers found that aromatherapy could help improve cognitive function in individuals with certain forms of memory conditions.

Promotes Healthy Blood Flow

The vitamin C in wild orange oil also helps keep blood vessels strong, improving circulation and maintains healthy blood pressure.

Improves Immune System Function

There is plenty of science behind the idea that the purifying benefits in vitamin C, one of the key constituents in wild orange essential oil, strengthen and protect the immune system, which helps us recover faster from infection and keep diseases at bay. Vitamin C is the “muscle” of the immune system, boosting the production of antibodies, phagocytes (cells that are able to target and kill foreign particles, bacteria, and other undesirable particles), and lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights toxins, pathogens and unwanted bacteria.

Eases Trauma Symptoms

In a 2017 study by researchers at George Washington University, orange oil may have helped ease the symptoms of Traumatic times, which impacts as many as eight million adults in the United States. The study found that the anxious feelings and fear associated with difficult times were relieved in mice studies, opening the door to human research. “Relative to pharmaceuticals, essential oils are much more economical and do not have adverse side effects. The orange essential plant oil showed a significant effect on the behavioural response in our study mice. This is promising because it shows that passively inhaling this essential oil could potentially be used for Trauma symptoms in humans.

Alleviates Stress

Chronic stress can lead to a host of problems, including type 2 diabetes—the stress hormone cortisol elevates blood glucose levels—as well as inflammation that can compromise the immune system.  According to Dr. Michael Greger, the scent of wild orange essential oil could reduce symptoms of feeling anxious as effectively as working alongside drugs.

Increases Energy

If you’re feeling exhausted, the scent of wild orange can be instantly uplifting, reducing feelings of fatigue or drowsiness. It can also help give you an extra burst of energy during your next workout. Just add a drop of the essential oil to your water bottle before hitting the gym.

Cleans Household

The antibacterial properties in wild orange oil make it an excellent natural cleaning product. Add a few drops to a spray bottle of water to create a safe, effective cleanser for surfaces. When used in a diffuser, wild orange oil helps eradicate bacteria and other pathogens in the air, eradicating germs while giving your space a sweet, citrus scent.

Maintains a healthy Cholesterol Level

Oxidative stress may play a role in high cholesterol levels, which can damage blood vessel walls by causing them to become stiff and less flexible, so blood doesn’t circulate as it should. The purifying benefits in wild orange oil may maintain healthy cholesterol, protecting blood vessels and reducing the risk of unhealthy cardiovascular function.

Wild orange crystal healing

WILD ORANGE essential oil used in crystal healing with clear quartz

WILD ORANGE

Wild orange oil is known for its mood-elevating and purely joyous properties. It carries a warm and familiar feeling and acts as a tonic against feelings of self doubt, sadness, anxious feelings and stress. Using this oil will bring cheerfulness and laughter into your life while allowing you to find your own inner happiness. Wild orange oil can also:

  • Promote optimism
  • Decrease feelings of self-doubt
  • Act as an naturally cleansing, anti-inflammatory, and promotes healthy muscular function
  • Be soothing, sedating, and refreshing
  • Help with sleeplessness
  • Dispel irrational fears of what is unknown
  • Work as an energetic stimulant and refresher

Clear Quartz: Is a master healing stone and helps ward off negative energy while promoting balance

So if you’re also into crystals here is an amazing combination with Clear Quartz!

For those moments when you’re feeling like you want to allow your heart to open, or if you’re struggling with being vulnerable and need a little assistance, this uplifting blend of oils will take you there. The clear quartz activates this blend, taking you to an elevated and positive frame of mind.

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INGREDIENTS + PROPERTIES

Wild Orange Essential Oil (2-3 drops): Uplifting and mood-elevating, with the ability to aid in creativity and vision

Other oil ideas:

Patchouli Essential Oil (1-3 drops): Has a sweet citrus scent; great for self-confidence mood elevation

Geranium Essential Oil (3-4 drops): Has a rose-scented aroma and evokes a sensual vibration

Lavender Essential Oil (2-3 drops): Is calming, relaxing and pairs well with many scents to offer a balanced finish and feeling.