Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2019

Alternitive Medicine

Medicinal Essential Oils

Essential oils are surging in popularity, but what does the research say?

Do scents have the power to ease your pain or boost your mood?

Is aromatherapy a fad or an important part of a holistic approach to healing?

Is your nose a pathway to your brain?

Experts are looking at questions like these and discovering that potent, plant-based scents may just have a place in the science of health and healing.

As many people look for natural (and safe) remedies for trouble sleeping, chronic pain and more, essential oils such as lavender, jasmine, ginger and spearmint are surging in popularity.

It’s true that the research is limited. But studies do suggest that aromatherapy can be beneficial and when it comes down to it, how you feel may be the most important thing: Many people report that essential oils help them feel better by easing nausea, soothing sore muscles or promoting relaxation after a stressful day.

What exactly is an ‘essential’ oil?

Essential oils are extracted from flowers, fruits, leaves or seeds to capture the aromatic “essence” of the plants that they come from. The result is a super-concentrated oil that can be breathed in, massaged on, or added to lotions or bath water. Find out more in essential oil enrolment school.

The idea is that these botanical scents target smell receptors in the nose, triggering effects that pass through the nervous system to the brain. When absorbed by the skin, some oils are also thought to have anti fungal or antibacterial effects.

A word of caution: Some manufacturers sell essential oils that can be taken internally, but the practice is controversial since safety research is limited so ALWAYS use Certifice Pure Therapeutic Grade oils.

Can it help with pain management?

It might. Researchers looking at aromatherapy as a way to help with pain after surgery have found that those who try it not only have better pain management, but also report higher overall satisfaction with their care. Of course, essential oils are just one part of a post-op pain management plan.

Women in labor have also reported positive results using scents such as rose, lavender and frankincense. In one study, these scents seemed to help ease anxiety and fear, and reduce the need for pain medications.

Does it support better sleep?

Chamomile tea and lavender lotion at bedtime are well-known sleep promoters. But do they actually work? Studies of hospital patients would say yes; they’ve documented that these scents can encourage relaxation and improve sleep.

Even professional caregivers can benefit. In a study of nurses working rotating shifts, participants slept better after an aromatherapy massage at the end of a graveyard shift.

What about indigestion and nausea?

Stomach discomfort can be a side effect of many conditions, from pregnancy to cancer. But studies suggest essential oils may help.

People with leukemia who used their choice of lavender, chamomile or peppermint got relief from nausea and lack of appetite in one study. In another, peppermint essential oils helped some pregnant women find relief from nausea and vomiting during labor.

How to smell your way to feeling better

Whatever the health benefits of aromatherapy, using scents that you enjoy or that make you feel good could help you relax and feel more positive. Experts suggest peppermint and lemon essential oil for headaches and mental fatigue, or mandarin to help with restlessness, anxiety, nausea and sleep.

How to use aromatherapy safely

When used the right way, most essential oils are safe. But it’s important to remember that they are potent, and can’t all be used in the same ways.

For example, an oil that is safe to use in a diffuser may not be safe to rub into your skin. In fact, some citrus oils can cause severe burns if you apply them directly to your skin and go into the sunlight.

It’s also important to follow instructions and dilute oils correctly. For example, you might put a few drops into water for an aromatherapy diffuser or into a neutral “carrier” oil, such as vegetable, coconut or jojoba oil, before applying to skin.

As with any supplements or herbs, talk to your doctor about any essential oils you use.

Dentist essential oils

Essential Oils for Dentists

Essential oils have a broad application in both dentistry and medicine.

Although they are the oldest form of medicine known to humankind, until recently their therapeutic uses were still unknown to a vast majority of people.1 Many studies have demonstrated the therapeutic effectiveness of essential oils, but few have incorporated their use in clinical dentistry.

Essential oils are a subcategory of holistic therapy, which is a form of healing that considers the person as a whole-mind, body, spirit, and emotions-in search for optimal health and wellness.1 A healthy oral cavity can be enhanced through use of essential oils. Essential oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from plants.2The liquid comes from respective parts of the plant (i.e., seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruits) and these oils are used to manage and potentially eliminate health conditions within the body. It is necessary to obtain certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils, no matter how costly, to ensure positive therapeutic outcomes.2 Anything less than certified pure oils may not produce the desired results and could possibly produce aromatic effects only, or even be extremely toxic.2 One of the factors that determines the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents.2 These can be affected by a vast number of variables (e.g., soil condition, fertilizer (organic or chemical), geographic region, climate, altitude, harvest season and method, distillation process).2 There are no substitutes for pure oils. Pure essential oils cannot successfully be recreated in a laboratory.2

It may take several hundred or thousand pounds of plant material to make one pound of pure essential oil.2 This causes a large increase in the price of the oils. The vast majority of oils produced today are used in the perfume industry; therefore, they are only purchased for their aromatic qualities. These oils go through a much more intense distillation process and, although they may smell as good and cost much less, they will lack most, if not all, the chemical constituents necessary to produce therapeutic results.2

Their small molecular size allows penetration of the skin much quicker than over-the-counter medications.2 They are also lipid-soluble and can penetrate cell membranes, reaching every cell of the body within 20 minutes.2 These oils contain oxygen molecules that help transport nutrients to the starving cells, which stimulates the immune system and helps reverse a nutritional deficiency.2Most often these oils are so potent that they must be diluted before they can be applied, but this does not alter the therapeutic result.2 This involves mixing the essential oil with a less potent liquid (e.g., fractionated vegetable or coconut oil).

Essential oils can be applied in many different ways. The first method is topical application-in other words, placing essential oils on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails, or mucous membranes of the body.2 This includes direct application, massage, warm compresses, and adding the oils to bathwater. One form of topical application is the practice of oil pulling; oils are swished in the mouth for 5-20 minutes. If essential oils are incorporated in oil-pulling techniques, they are added to another oil, such as coconut or olive oil.

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The next method of application is aromatic, in which either a fine mist of the oil or a vapor of volatile aromatic components that have been evaporated from the oil is inhaled.2 Aromatherapy affects memory, hormones, and emotions through the olfactory system.2 Essential oils can be used in the aromatic form through diffusion, direct inhalation, hot water vapor, fans, vents, or humidifiers, and perfumes or cologne. The final method of application is internal; consuming or otherwise internalizing the oil into the body.2 Internal application of an essential oil includes placing oils under the tongue, adding oils to beverages or foods while cooking, and placing oils in capsules to ingest. It is important to recognize that only pure oils should be used for internal consumption. The US Food and Drug Administration labels some essential oils as GRAS, meaning generally recognized as safe for human consumption.2

There are many benefits to using essential oils. They contain the same regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening characteristics of the plants from which they are extracted.2 Essential oils are powerful antioxidants which help to eliminate free radicals and prevent mutations, fungus, and oxidation in the cells.2 Essential oils contain both antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. The overuse of antibiotics has caused microorganisms to develop resistance to antibiotics.3 Microorganisms, however, do not appear to develop tolerance or resistance to the antibacterial effects of essential oils, and essential oils’ antimicrobial power does not diminish over time.3 Essential oils are found in over-the-counter mouthrinses. The combination of essential-oil mouthrinse and subgingival ultrasonic instrumentation has shown improved subgingival bacterial count reduction in both shallow and deep pockets when tested on chronic periodontitis patients.4

There are many more ways to use essential oils that would benefit the dental office. Studies have shown that lavender oils have been proven to alter emotional states and mild anxiety, as well as provide pain reduction upon needle insertion.5Use of aromatherapy with orange oils has been shown to reduce salivary cortisol and pulse rate in children with anxiety.5 Treatment of dental-implant-material surfaces with cinnamon and clove oils has shown to inhibit biofilm production.5Clove oil has been used in dentistry for many years and has proven to be of great use as an antibacterial and antifungal. Clove oil is used to treat dry socket, tooth pain, and candidiasis.6 Eucalyptus oil is used in products as sealers and solvents for root canal fillings and also has antimicrobial properties.6 A study performed to test the antimicrobial efficacy of different oils demonstrated that peppermint, tea tree, and thyme oils can act as intracanal antiseptic solutions against oral pathogens.7

Numerous medical and dental conditions can be treated with essential oils (see Table 1). Particular essential oils can be used to treat a large variety of conditions and therefore would be best suited to be kept in the dental office. These include melaleuca, helichrysum, Roman chamomile, clove, and lavender.

• Melaleuca is commonly known as tea tree oil. It comes from a plant in Australia that resembles a shrub.8 Its properties were discovered by Aborigines who would chew on the leaves and brew them as a tea.8 Melaleuca is commonly known as an antiseptic and an antifungal agent. Terpenoid and cineole are believed to be the chemical compounds in melaleuca oil that make it clinically effective. Terpenoid contributes to its healing properties and cineole facilitates disinfection of surfaces where it is applied.8 A study conducted on German chamomile and melaleuca found that melaleuca was more effective at removing the smear layer and was a better choice for disinfection for root canals with less possibility of toxicity.9 In September 2014, the Manipal College of Dental Sciences researched the antifungal activity of melaleuca compared to fluconazole (Diflucan), a common drug prescribed for treatment of candidiasis. Their research concluded that both substances showed comparable antifungal activity at 24 hours against candida albicans.10 By day seven, fluconazole had completely lost its antifungal properties, whereas melaleuca oil had substantially sustained its antifungal action.10

Oils

• Clove is a bud from an evergreen tree.11 It was primarily used in ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations before its popularity spread to Western civilizations.11Clove oil is rich in minerals, such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamins A and C.11 Its main chemical compound is eugenol, which is full of antioxidants and insecticidal components.12 Clove can be used as a topical application to relieve pain and promote healing.12 Kuwait University researchers completed a study that examined whether clove oil could replace benzocaine as a topical anesthetic.13 They concluded that clove oil can be used in place of benzocaine topical.13 The use of clove oil as a topical anesthetic agent instead of benzocaine will reduce the dose of drugs the patient absorbs and is a less expensive alternative.13

• Lavender oil is extracted from the lavender plant through steam distillation.14The active ingredients in lavender oil are terpenes and sesquiterpines.15Lavender oil provides psychological and physiological benefits when used correctly.14 Although most consider lavender to be mainly used in aromatherapy, it also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial components.14 Lavender is known for its relaxing, carminative, and sedative effects and its ability to eliminate nervous tension.16 Researchers from London’s King’s College determined that lavender aromatherapy used in dental offices reduces anxiety levels in patients.17

As dental practitioners acquire a better understanding of essential oils, they might be more likely to adopt holistic approaches to oral care. Holistic medical practices are helping patients make lifestyle changes (diet, nutrition, stress reduction, exercise, for example) coupled with newer, alternative ways of treatment. The dental office should be no different. Essential oils can provide multiple options and allow the practice to expand services for patients, offering a more natural way of relieving oral conditions. RDH


References

1. Holistic Medicine. American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/mindbodyandspirit/holistic-medicine. Updated January 16, 2013. Accessed March 17, 2015. 
2. Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. 5th ed. Orem, Utah: AromaTools; 2014.
3. Schechter B. Time-tested botanical remedies for modern periodontal therapy. Dent Today. 1998;17:110-115. 
4. Morozumi T, Kubota T, Abe D, Shimizu T, Nohno K, Yoshie H. Microbiological effect of essential oils in combination with subgingival ultrasonic instrumentation and mouth rinsing in chronic periodontitis patients. Int J Dent. 2013;146479. doi: 10.1155/2013/146479.
5. Dagli N, Dagli R. Possible use of essential oils in dentistry. J Int Oral Health. 2014;6: i-ii. 
6. Agarwal R, Lakshmi T. Essential oils in dentistry-An update. Int J PharmTech Research. 2013;5:1804-1807. 
7. Thosar N, Basak S, Bahadure RN, Rajurkar M. Antimicrobial efficacy of five essential oils against oral pathogens: An in vitro study. Eur J Dent. 2013;7(Suppl 1):S71-7. 
8. Tea tree oil – just a fad? RDH. August 2006;26(8). 
http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-26/issue-8/columns/mind-body-spirit/tea-tree-oil-just-a-fad.html. Published August 2006. Accessed March 17, 2015.
9. Pujar M, Makandar S. Herbal Usage in Endodontics- A review. Int J Contemp Dent. 2001;2:34-37.
10. Sharma S, Hedge V. Comparative evaluation of antifungal activity of melaleuca oil and fluconazole when incorporated in tissue conditioner: an in vitro study. J Prosthodont. 2014;23:367-373. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12117.
11. Health Benefits of Clove Oil. Organic Facts. https://
www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-clove-oil.html. Accessed March 17, 2015.
12. Chaieb K, Hajlaoui H, Zmantar T, et al. The chemical composition and biological activity of clove essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Syzigium aromaticum L. Myrtaceae): a short review. Phytother Res. 2007;21:501-6. 
13. Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Andersson L. The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics. J Dent. 2006;34:747-50. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2006.01.009.
14. Cavanagh HM, Wilkinson JM. Lavender essential oil: a review. Aus Inf Control. 2005;10:35-37.
15. Cavanagh HM, Wilkinson JM. Biological activities of lavender essential oil. Phytother Res. 2002;16:301-308. 
16. Zabirunnisa M, Gadagi JS, Gadde P, Myla N, Koneru J, Thatimatla C. Dental patient anxiety: Possible deal with Lavender fragrance. J Res Pharm Pract. 2014;3:100-103. doi:10.4103/2279-042X.141116.
17. How the scent of lavender can ease those fears about going to a dentist. Daily Mail. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1054827/How-scent-lavender-ease-fears-going-dentist.html. Updated September 11, 2008. Accessed July 24, 2015.

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Yarrow|Pom Oil Product Description

A unique blend of Yarrow essential oil and Pomegranate seed oil, the doTERRA Yarrow|Pom Active Botanical Nutritive Duo offers significant benefits for the skin, body, and emotions. This proprietary blend has been carefully crafted to provide benefits related to the aging process, feelings of vitality, and overall wellness. Once you experience the variety of benefits that Yarrow|Pom oil has to offer, and breathe in the distinctive fruity, spicy, and herbaceous aroma, you’ll see that this is a blend you definitely want to add to your essential oil collection. 


Yarrow|Pom Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. One significant benefit of Yarrow|Pom is the potential the oil holds for calming the body and mind.* Properties within the oil make it useful for those days when you need to calm or uplift your heart and mind. Diffusing or inhaling the oil is an easy way to take advantage of the calming effects of this oil. The next time you would like to promote feelings of calm, put a drop of Yarrow|Pom in the palm of your hand, rub the hands together, place the hands over the nose, and inhale deeply. When you’ve had a moment to breathe in the unique aroma of Yarrow|Pom oil, rub the excess oil over your heart to provide calming feelings throughout the day. 
     
  2. Due to the chemical makeup of the oil, Yarrow|Pom is useful for promoting cellular, immune, and nervous system health.* One of the chemical constituents in Yarrow|Pom oil known as Beta-Carophyllene (β-caryophyllene) has substantial benefits for the immune and cellular systems. To promote a healthy immune response, consider taking one to two drops of Yarrow|Pom daily by adding the oil to at least four fluid ounces, and swallowing. 
     
  3. As mentioned, the uplifting properties of Yarrow|Pom oil can help to calm the body and mind.* If you enjoy using essential oils for mood management, try diffusing Yarrow|Pom oil during the winter or during dark, dreary days in order to uplift your mood. The calming combination of Yarrow oil and cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil will lift your spirits as the aroma fills your home on a monotonous day stuck indoors. As you can imagine, Yarrow|Pom is a great oil to diffuse during holiday parties and gatherings, because it promotes a soothing environment. Furthermore, if you know someone who is feeling down during the holidays, consider sending a bottle of Yarrow|Pom their way for a pick-me-up. 
     
  4. Yarrow|Pom oil contains many internal benefits, including powerful antioxidant support, healthy metabolic function support, and benefits for the cells.* When taken internally, Yarrow|Pom oil can help to provide the body with useful antioxidants, promote a healthy metabolism, and restore youthful vitality. No matter your goals for internal health, Yarrow|Pom oil is definitely an essential oil that you will want to incorporate into your regular routine.  
     
  5. When incorporated into your skincare regimen, Yarrow|Pom has the potential to promote a smooth, youthful complexion. Both Yarrow and pomegranate seed can help to moisturize and restore healthy-looking skin, while also working to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. As a special, proprietary blend, this essential oil works to activate protecting proteins within the skin in order to protect the complexion from enzymes that breakdown collagen and elasticity. To take advantage of the revitalizing and skin-protecting benefits of Yarrow|Pom oil, try applying two drops to the face, chest, neck, and hands each morning and night.
     
  6. The properties of Yarrow|Pom oil make it useful for providing the body with targeted benefits. Because the oil is calming to the body and mind, it can be used as part of a relaxing massage after a long, tiring day. To experience the targeted benefits of Yarrow|Pom oil, use the oil to create a rejuvenating massage that will help to soothe tension in certain areas.

Chemistry of Yarrow|Pom Oil

Main chemical components: Punicic acid, β-caryophyllene, chamazulene

The exclusive, proprietary doTERRA Yarrow|Pom blend contains chemical components that support the body when taken internally* With chemical components like the omega 5 punicic acid, antioxidants, β-caryophyllene, and chamazulene, the Yarrow|Pom oil blend supports immune, nervous system, and cellular function and rejuvenation.* Not to mention, the blend is vegan-friendly.


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Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. May stain surfaces and fabrics.

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Yarrow|Pom is a one-of-a-kind expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil, offering powerful benefits to both the skin and the body.

Yarrow|Pom is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out approach to aging, vitality, overall wellness, and, quite frankly, how to get that glow. This synergistic and first-of-its-kind blend naturally up-regulates the body’s protective transcription factors while activating skin-protecting proteins (inhibiting the enzymes that breakdown elasticity and collagen) with the added benefit of promoting collagen production.* Additionally, this active botanical powerhouse can be applied topically to revitalize aging skin and taken internally to support a healthy inflammatory response at the source and promotes healthy metabolic function.* With main chemical components punicic acid (an omega 5), antioxidants, β-caryophyllene, and chamazulene, this vegan-friendly active botanical duo supports cellular, immune, and nervous system function and rejuvenation when taken internally.*

Primary Benefits

  • Provides powerful antioxidant support*
  • Promotes cellular, immune, and nervous system health*
  • Supports healthy metabolic function*
  • Calms the body and mind*
  • Soothing to the skin

Aromatic Description
Herbacous, fruity, spicy

Main Constituents
Punicic acid, β-caryophyllene, chamazulene

Size
30 mL

Uses

  • Consume one to two drops morning and night to promote a healthy metabolism.*
  • To promote a healthy immune response, take one to two drops of Yarrow|Pom daily.*
  • As part of your skin care routine, apply Yarrow|Pom to help promote the look of young and healthy skin, or to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • Create a soothing massage experience with a few drops of Yarrow|Pom to help soothe tension.

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The kids are back at school this week so why not help with essential oils?

Kids essential oils

Calmer™ Restful Blend helps your child relax and promotes sleep. It creates restful feelings throughout the mind and body with essential oils of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Buddha Wood, and Fractionated Coconut Oil. 

  • Lavender and Roman Chamomile soothe anxious feelings that can interfere with falling to sleep. 
  • Buddha Wood has a high concentration of complex sesquiterpenes that can be grounding, calming, and supportive of bedtime routines when experienced aromatically. 
  • The aroma of Ylang Ylang blossoms promotes relaxation. 

These oils in Calmer help quiet the mind before bedtime, support restful sleep, and encourage relaxation.

Thinker™ Focus Blend
 helps prevent mental distraction and reduce feelings of mental stress and fatigue. This kid-pleasing blend is comprised of Vetiver, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Clementine essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil. 

  • Vetiver root is a rich, woody oil that calms the mind and brings focus. 
  • Peppermint and Clementine are energizing and encourage a positive outlook. 
  • Research suggests that inhaling Rosemary essential oil may help people recall previously learned material, making it an excellent companion for test day. 

Together, these oils combine in Thinker help instill a sense of alertness and focus while doing homework, during tests, or anytime concentration is needed.

Brave™ Courage Blend
 helps manage stress and feelings of anxiousness. Counteract negative emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism with Brave Courage Blend. This blend combines essential oils of Wild Orange, Osmanthus Flower, Cinnamon Bark, and Amyris Wood.

  • Wild Orange is an uplifting and energizing oil with a sweet, citrus aroma. 
  • Amyris Wood is traditionally used to promote calm feelings and manage stress. 
  • Osmanthus Flower is chemically similar to Rose. Native to Asia, it is emotionally supportive when experiencing overwhelmed or stressful feelings. 
  • Cinnamon Bark is energizing and provides warming and soothing benefits to the skin when properly diluted. 

Energizing and invigorating, Brave promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief in oneself.

Strong™ Protective Blend
 promotes a natural immune defense and is soothing to the emotions and the skin during times of distress. This blend combines Frankincense, Cedarwood, Rose, and Litsea essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil. 

  • Litsea is sometimes called “tropical verbena” due to its similar fragrance. It has a pleasant, fresh, lemony aroma. It has a high concentration of geranial and neral, which gives it calming and soothing benefits. 
  • Frankincense has a warm, spicy aroma that promotes peaceful feelings. It is also soothing and rejuvenating to the skin. 
  • Cedarwood has been used historically for its calming and relaxing aroma. Emerging scientific evidence is providing support for this use.
  • Osmanthus flower essential oil is chemically similar to Rose. It has a high concentration of ionones, making it ideal for emotional support when you are feeling overwhelmed. 

These emotionally soothing oils combine in Strong to create a dynamic blend that strengthens the mind and body.

Rescuer™ Soothing Blend reduces feelings of tension in the neck and shoulders. This relaxing blend is comprised of essential oils of Lavender, Spearmint, Copaiba, and Tomar seed with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

  • Lavender has been used to soothe head and neck tension since the days of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Its fresh, lightly floral aroma instills a sense of relaxation.
  • Spearmint is topically cooling to the skin, thanks to its menthol content, and is mentally refreshing. 
  • Tomar seed essential oil is harvested from the fruit of a tree native to Nepal. It is used to encourage relaxation at the end of the day. 
  • Copaiba helps calm anxious feelings when inhaled. 

Together, these remarkable oils blend beautifully into a highly soothing blend that can help your child unwind and relax after a busy day.

Steady™ Grounding Blend 
helps balance mood and soothe upset feelings when emotions seem close to the surface. As a parent, you notice when your child seems to be extra sensitive. Sometimes, this means they need a long nap, an extra snuggle, or some one-on-one time. You can help your child feel more calm and balanced with Steady. This blend combines essential oils of Amyris Wood, Balsam Fir, Coriander, and Magnolia with Fractionated Coconut Oil. 

  • Amyris Wood (also known as West Indian Sandalwood) is traditionally used in meditation practices to promote calm feelings and manage stress. It has a gentle, woody aroma. 
  • Balsam Fir has a Christmas tree aroma that is relaxing during times of busyness or upheaval. 
  • Coriander seed is an herbal oil used in massage for its soothing effects. 
  • Magnolia has a high linalool content. Research suggests that inhaled magnolia essential oil (due to its linalool content) may help to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation. 

Together, these oils combine in Steady to evoke calm and balanced feelings. Apply Steady on the bottom of the feet, to wrists, or to the back of the neck to promote feelings of calmness and steady the emotions.

doTERRA Kid’s Collection Uses and Benefits

The doTERRA Kid’s Collection is a kid-friendly introduction to essential oils. Here are some of the ways to use this collection help your child.

  1. Apply Calmer™ Restful Blend to wrists before bedtime or naps to quiet the mind and soothe away worries. It is helpful for children of all ages. This blend can help older children take control of their own sleeping habits.
     
  2. When your child is feeling self-doubt, worry, or anxiety, reach for Brave™ Courage Blend. This energizing blend promotes confidence and belief in oneself. It can be helpful to keep on hand before a sports event, musical performance, test, or anytime children need a little encouragement to believe in themselves. 
     
  3. If your child is getting distracted during homework time, pull out Thinker™ Focus Blend. Apply to the wrists of children who are easily distracted. This is also a great blend to use before tests.
     
  4. When your child is in need of a comforting touch, apply Strong™ Protective Blend during times of distress. It supports a natural immune defense and offers emotionally strengthening benefits. When your child isn’t feeling the best, leave a bottle of Stronger Protective Blend on their dresser or apply to the back of the neck for an added boost.
     
  5. After your child’s soccer game or after a busy day running around the neighborhood, apply Rescuer™ Soothing Blend to your child’s temples, neck, joints, or other targeted areas for all-around comfort. In addition to its topical benefits, Rescuer also promotes a relaxing and tension-free environment.
     
  6. When your child’s emotions seem close to the surface, you can support balanced feelings with Steady™ Grounding Blend. Before your child leaves for school, apply Steady on the bottom of the feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day. Apply Steady to wrists or neck as needed during the day to steady the emotions.

Cautions

Intended for use with parental supervision. Keep out of reach of children under the age of three.