Monthly ArchiveMay 2020

10 Essential Oils for Emotional Health

Our emotional health can directly influence how the rest of our body feels and functions. When we are in emotional distress, it lowers our overall quality of life and how we feel day-to-day. Emotional health affects how we make decisions, how we interact with others, and how we respond to events that happen in life. Things like stress, anxious feelings, changes in the weather, and a host of troubling (yet common) emotions can negatively influence our mood. Some studies have even shown a negative correlation between the use of smartphones and mental health. No matter what is distressing us, it is important to find tools and coping methods to help counteract negative emotions—otherwise it can seriously impact our quality of life. 

Among many resources, we can use essential oils for emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and wellbeing, or producing an uplifting environment. Every essential oil has its own unique chemical profile, but most oils can be categorised as having either uplifting or calming properties.


Keep reading to learn about 10 essential oils that can be used for emotional health.


10 best essential oils for emotional health


UPLIFTING OILS

  1. Wild Orange: The energising, revitalising aroma of Wild Orange essential oil can provide energy on a stress-filled day. Wild Orange has a refreshing scent that helps to inspire feelings of energy, spontaneity, joy, and abundance. The next time you need to cheer yourself up, allow the bright aroma of Wild Orange to act as a pick-me-up during your day. 
     
  2. Citrus Bliss®This blend brings together seven citrus oils to help promote a positive attitude and create a blissful environment. By combining the uplifting fragrances of Wild OrangeLemonGrapefruit, Mandarin, BergamotTangerine, and Clementine, Citrus Bliss helps to uplift mood and promote a cheerful attitude. 
     
  3. doTERRA Cheer®: As part of the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System®, The doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend helps to promote feelings of optimism. When you are experiencing negative emotions that make you feel down, blue, or low, the fresh aroma of doTERRA Cheer will help to promote feelings of cheerfulness and happiness.
     
  4. ElevationAs the name suggests, Elevation is an invigorating essential oil blend that is designed to elevate mood. With a unique blend of essential oils like Tangerine, Ylang YlangLavender and more, Elevation helps to promote feelings of confidence and self-worth, while lessening feelings of stress. 
     
  5. doTERRA Motivate®: A perfect blend of citrus and mint oils like Peppermint, Clementine, BasilMelissa, and more, doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. This is a powerful oil for counteracting negative emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism—helping you to remain motivated and excited about life. 

    CALMING OILS
     
  6. Melissa: With a fresh, citrus-like aroma, Melissa oil is useful for calming tension and nerves, promoting feelings of relaxation, and uplifting mood. The next time you want to refresh your thoughts or calm feelings of nervousness, reach for a bottle of Melissa.*
     
  7. Lavender: Renowned for its calming and relaxing properties, many people use Lavender oil for emotional health because it promotes soothing feelings of calm and self-awareness, while easing feelings of tension. Some studies suggest that the chemical properties of Lavender may make it useful for reducing sad feelings
     
  8. doTERRA Peace®: Another favorite oil from the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Peace is a beautiful blend of calming essential oils like VetiverLavenderYlang YlangFrankincense, and Clary Sage. doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend promotes feelings of reassurance and contentment while counteracting anxious and fearful emotions. 
     
  9. doTERRA Balance®: This grounding blend provides whole body relaxation, while promoting feelings of balance and tranquility. doTERRA Balance is a go-to oil for those who want to lessen stress, ease anxious feelings, and create a calm environment.
     
  10. PastTense®: When it comes to calming emotions, the mint and herbal tones of PastTense Tension Blend work to provide grounding and balanced emotions. Past Tense helps to reduce stress and anxious feelings, as it uses essential oils that are known for their soothing effects on both the mind and body. 

Applying essential oils for emotional benefits

When you’re ready to use essential oils for emotional health, there are a few ways to effectively experience the potency and power they have to offer. When you find the oil you want to use, try any of these application methods:

  • Massage onto the base of the skull
  • Rub on the inside of the elbow
  • Use an essential oil diffuser 
  • Apply a drop to the palms and inhale
  • Rub into the wrists and carry the aroma with you all day  

Find what works for you

Remember, essential oils work differently for everyone. Because each oil has such a complex chemical makeup, and because aromas interact with the part of our brain that stores our personal memories and experiences, no two people will experience one essential oil in the same exact way. It is important to remember that an oil that is comforting or uplifting for someone else might not have the same effect on you. 

Discover your favorite oils. Try smelling a few oils with your eyes closed to see which ones you really like. By taking in the aroma of the oil, it is easier to discover what really helps you.  

Incorporate oils into your personal routine. To utilize the calming, uplifting, grounding, energizing, or comforting effects of essential oils for emotional health, try incorporating your favorite oils into your everyday activities. Essential oils can be used during yoga, as part of your skincare routine, diffused in the car, and nearly any other part of your day you can think of. 

Be consistent. Rather than using essential oils sporadically when you want to alter your mood, try using small amounts on a more regular basis. Some people complain that they don’t experience the benefits of essential oils for emotional health, but a one-time application isn’t always a guarantee of a mood change. 

Practice other healthy habits. As mentioned, essential oils are just one resource for promoting good emotional health. By adopting other healthy habits in conjunction with essential oil use, you can help to promote better emotional health overall. Things like quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and getting time outside in the sun are an important part of feeling emotionally healthy.

Seek extra help. When your quest for an emotionally-balanced life becomes overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Reaching out to friends and family and seeking professional help can provide you with extra help on your journey to good emotional health. …To learn more about essential oils and emotional health, listen to the doTERRA Podcast, “Emotional Health with Essential Oils”, or read the doTERRA eBook, 

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Essential oil for weight loss

Smart and Sassy Oil Blend

SMART & SASSY

This essential oil blend is designed as a natural way to manage hunger cravings, calm the stomach and uplift your mood. It’s a blend of five essential oils: Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, and Cinnamon.

Boost your energy before exercise: Finding the energy and enthusiasm to exercise can sometimes be tricky. Add a few drops of Smart and Sassy to your water before you head to the gym, exercise class, put Joe Wickes’ [cruel] workout video on, or go for a run. It’ll give you a revitalising energy boost.

Help control your cravings: Add 8 drops of Smart and Sassy to 1/2 litre of water and drink throughout the morning.

Diffuse during a workout session: With its vibrant, spicy aroma, Smart and Sassy is perfect for lifting your mood and energy levels during a workout. Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser.

No to network marketing

Why people are hesitant to join network marketing

Before dōTERRA I worked with 3 other Network Marketing companies and was TOTALLY fed up of feeling pressured to ‘sell’ products or ‘recruit’ team members with nauseating opportunity videos and spammy messages I was told to send. Voice messages from up-lines everyday, ‘sell sell sell’ So I was unhappy, not making the income I wanted so I quit!

I vowed never to join another, until I literally naturally just ended up in dōTERRA!? My decision, I wasn’t approached about the ‘business opportunity’ all I did was mention to a couple of my mum friends at school that I was tired as I wasn’t sleeping well. More on this later.

Selling

One main reason most people are hesitant to join a network marketing company is they simply don’t like the way they are taught to market or think they will have to ‘sell’ products? Not in our team!

So back to my sleep issue. One of the mums, (Sally Anne, my now up line and good friend) said oh I have an essential oil you cloud try to help if you like, I’ll give you a sample? I thanked her and agreed. Later that day she came over to me at school pick up, gave me a tiny bottle, told me it was ‘serenity’ a relaxing blend, to rub it on my hands breathe it in and rub the rest on my feet for a few nights to try and if it didn’t help she would give me another oil to try.

It did help me sleep by the second night I had a much better sleep. She asked me how I got on and I said I would love to get one, she told me of some oils she used around the house and asked if I would be interested in leaning more which I was. After we had had a chat about the oils and she lent me a book about them, I decided I wanted to get Lemon, On Guard, Melaleuca and Frankincense. I was excited and asked how to get them.

Sally Anne told me I could purchase them from the shop online (retail) directly, or I could get a wholesale account for myself with 25% off or we worked out the amount I was about to spend on just 5 oils, I could purchase what was called an enrolment kit (I had purchased enrolment kits with other companies, but I didn’t even realise at the time it was network marketing too) then I would get 4 of the oils I wanted in a kit of 10 had lemon, melaleuca, Frankincense and on guard, PLUS 6 others AND get 25% off the Serenity oil as I would automatically qualify as a wholesale customer for getting the kit! So I went for it.

Wow

Sally Anne had never needed to ‘sell’ me anything! I just wanted the oils for their benefits.

and then …

Sally Anne introduced me to a lovely lady who had been a cleaner for her and had decided to join her business, she would be hosting a class at a local village hall and would I like to come along, I did it was fun, interactive there was no mention of ‘joining the business’ and no pressure for anyone to buy anything there and then it was so relaxed and everyone just tried the amazing oils!

Later that week, because I wasn’t pressured, persuaded or harassed into joining the company I actually wanted to! So I did!

Home Parties

As above there are no sales parties like some, people are educated only if they want to know more then classes can be arranged and taught.

I totally get it, you don’t want to ask friends and family to host parties for you so that you can widen your warm and cold markets. In the hopes that somebody at said parties will also want to host one or even better join your team.

I’m here to tell you that’s the OLD way of network marketing, We should all do a leap for joy that we’re blessed enough to live in a time where we no long have to cal 100 people that we know and ask them to host a party.

I’ve done that and it’s horrible and awkward. If you’re a network marketing leader that’s teaching that method please stop. With the evolution of technology and resources shouldn’t we also evolve the way we do things?

How to get more customers without the need to sell to people

Welcome to the world of social media marketing! This is a life changer for anyone that wants to get into the network marketing industry as either a full time or on the side of the current business.

So… can you build a DoTERRA business without hosting home parties or classes (or being flat out annoying)?

If you didn’t realise from my journey story above. The answer is YES you absolutely can. By using the power of a website or social media you can make sales and build a team without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It’s just the time we live in. However if parties are your thing you can do those too.

We don’t sell we help and educate and give people a FREE chance to try before any purchase or sale.

Here are two ways you can start to build your DoTERRA business online Without ‘selling’.

  1. Start by building a personal brand posting regularly about the oils on your website or social media. Not just static sales photos but real post explaining your daily use or love for them, educate how to use them, and how you’re adding them to your lifestyle.

2. Give or post samples and then invite people to learn more if they want to. When it comes to websites or social media you must simply tell people what to do next. Inviting others to ask questions or shop, sign up to a new step or to even join if it feels right is how you go about doing this and making it a true business.

With everything, though, it takes consistency and commitment.

To find out more see Becoming a wellness advocate.

How Many Drops are there per Bottle of Essential Oil?

15 mL bottle = 250 drops. A 5 mL bottle = 85 drops. Easy as that! When you buy doTERRA’s CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Essential Oils you want the oils to last while. It’s an investment in your family’s health but you also want to know exactly how many drops and if it’s worth a chance.

There’s about 170 drops or very approximate rolls in a 10 mL roll-on bottle. This is harder to measure unless you are taking the cap off and not using it as a roll on.

Essential Oils to repel flies

Flies are annoying pests that you probably notice around your Plants, kitchen or sink drains.

Getting rid of flies naturally is fairly easy. Once you disturb their environment and make sure that surfaces are clean and dry, your problem should disappear quite quickly, but they will come back.

Worse still, if you like house plants and growing fruit and vegetables they may even increase in number so how can we keep them at bay effectively?

Flies can quickly become a nuisance in your home and before you know it, you have a large number of flies infesting your property.

Natural apple cider vinegar and honey fly trap

A tried and tested method of getting rid of flies, is to make a trap with apple cider vinegar (ACV). Apple cider vinegar makes an effective fly trap because the acetic acid has insecticidal properties. ACV has a sweeter smell than regular vinegar and this lures the drain flies to the trap. For a quicker response add some honey too.

Essential oil spray for killing flies

You can also use an essential oil spray to destroy flies naturally and safely. Many essential oils contain insect repellent properties. They are toxic to flies, insects, and can help get rid of ants, but can safely be used around the house and kids.

You can use any of the essential oils used in the essential oil fly spray because they all have proven efficacy against insects. Other great essential oils for getting rid of pesky flies are:

  • Peppermint oil
  • Melaleuca oil (Tea Tree)
  • Lavender oil
  • Lemongrass oil

How to use:

All you need to make a spray to get rid of flies for good is a few drops of essential oil, some liquid soap, water, and a spray bottle.

  • Fill a spray bottle almost to the top with water.
  • Add 5 – 10 drops of your favourite essential oil. (You can use just one, or experiment with a combination to get a smell that you love).
  • Add 1-2 drops of dishwashing liquid.
  • Shake well.
  • Spray on the drain flies to kill them. You can then wipe the surfaces with a clean paper towel to remove the dead flies and clean the surface.

For House Plants

  • For plants Soak a few cotton buds in the solution and stick them around the plants.

3 of these oils can be found in the Family Essentials Kit

Essential Oil Journal

Keeping an Essential Oil Journal

An Essential Oil Journal is a wonderful way for essential oil enthusiasts to keep detailed records of their oils, blends, recipes, and more

From recording an issue you want to resolve and trying different oils and recipes to help with it.

To experimenting with blends and advising others and keeping track of how people are getting on with samples.

Whenever you find an interesting idea or project using essential oils, write and store it in your journal.

Running out of an oil? Make a shopping list ready for your next order or LRP date.

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Facebook essential oil classes

How to do a Facebook Essential oil class

10 TIPS FOR RUNNING AN ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS ON FACEBOOK

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BEFORE YOUR CLASS

1.Name your class something catchy and interesting. 

2.Set up your pop up Facebook group 1-2 weeks in advance

3. Tag members as they join and welcome them warmly

4. Email your list 3-5 times to invite them to the class

DURING YOUR CLASS

5. Have fun! Don’t worry about being perfect. If you make a mistake just roll with it.

6. Show your oils, diffuser, etc. The visuals keep it interesting, and you can demonstrate exactly how to use the products.

AFTER YOUR CLASS

7. Have a book-a-call link to take orders 

8. Follow up privately with every person who attended your class

9. 2 weeks after your class closes, offer to sample anyone who did not enrol.

10. Welcome your new enrollments with emails, a consult, and continuing education.

For more info join here

Zendocrine blend

Zendocrine Detoxification Blend

Zendocrine detoxification blend is a fairly new essential oil blend to support the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances,  cleanse the body of toxins and support healthy liver function, while also purifying and detoxifying systems of the body.

With more people turning to essential oil blends to promote overall health, I wanted to look into the benefits of Zendocrine.

What is Zendocrine?

Zendocrine is on of our doTERRA essential oils blend products. This detoxification blend offers a host of benefits, but primarily its uses include:

  • Supporting healthy liver function.
  • Detoxifying systems of the body.
  • Body system purification.
  • Supports the body’s ability to cleanse the body of toxins.

Essential oil blends are volatile aromatic compounds found in the bark, flowers, roots, seeds, and stems of the plant. What is a volatile aromatic compound? They are small organic molecules changing from a liquid or solid state into a gas; all at room temperature. When volatile aromatic compounds move through the air, they in-turn affect the sensory glands; making essential oil blends ideal for use in aromatherapy.

Benefits of Zendocrine

While doTERRA offers key benefits of Zendocrine, there are additional benefits of essential oil blends. The primary benefits of Zendocrine include:

  • Body system purification.
  • Claims to cleanse the body of toxins.
  • Supports healthy liver function.
  • Additional benefits of essential oils include:
  • Complementary treatment to massage therapy and acupuncture.
  • Positive effects on nausea and vomiting.

INGREDIENTS

Zendocrine Ingredients

Zendocrine ingredients are listed in a proprietary blend, including:

  • Tangerine peel
  • Rosemary leaf
  • Geranium flower/leaf
  • Juniper berry
  • Cilantro herb

Tangerine Peel

Tangerine, as with other citrus fruits, has been studied extensively for its health benefits. The Chemistry Central Journal concluded, “metabolites in Citrus…work synergistically to exhibit anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory properties.”

Rosemary

Rosemary is used in culinary dishes throughout the world, but also offers health benefits. According to the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, “uses of rosemary are antibacterial, antioxidant, improving cognitive deficits, and anti-inflammatory.”

Additionally, the journal Psychiatry Research found “smelling rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol levels.”

Geranium

Geranium is an essential oil studied for its benefits on stress reduction. According to the Journal of Caring Sciences, “Aroma of essential oil of geraniums can effectively reduce [stress]…and can be recommended as a non-invasive anti-[stress] aid.”

Juniper Berry

Juniper is native to Europe, North and South America. According to the journal International Scholarly Research Notices, juniper has been used in “herbal medicine…as [an] antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic.”

Research presented in the journal Antioxidants concluded, “antioxidant research of juniper essential oil provided the existence of several mechanisms which enabled [free] radical scavenging.”

Cilantro

Cilantro is another plant often used in culinary dishes possessing both nutritional and medicinal properties. Based on research presented in the journal Fitoterapia, cilantro offers “anti-inflammatory properties.”

Zendocrine Uses

Aside from the claimed benefits of Zendocrine, uses of the essential oil include:

  • Aromatic
  • Topical
  • Internal

Aromatic

As a part of an aromatic essential oil regimen, users will add Zendocrine to a diffuser of their choice. You’ll add three to four drops of Zendocrine to your diffuser.

Topical

Zendocrine can be used topically. You can create a Zendocrine detox bath by adding three or four drops to your bath. Some also add Epson salts as well. An additional topical application of Zendocrine is applying directly to the skin. The company recommends applying one to two drops to a particular area. doTERRA suggests diluting Zendocrine with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) to minimize skin sensitivity.

Internal

You’ll add one to two drops of Zendocrine to your citrus drinks, water or tea. doTERRA suggests diluting one drop in four ounces of liquid before adding to a dink.

Zendocrine Side Effects

Instead of focusing on side effects found in Zendocrine blend, I have looked at any potential side effects of Zendocrine ingredients.

Tangerine Peel

One of the potential side effects of using tangerine essential oil is skin reactions. According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, “To avoid any possible adverse skin reactions, it is recommended to dilute Citrus oils with a carrier oil before topical use.”

Something often missed regarding side effects from tangerine essential oil is the potential interaction with prescription medication.

Rosemary Leaf

While there’s no mention of adverse effects of using rosemary essential oil, there are some positive side effects. According to the journal Scientia Pharmaceutica, in an animal study, mice were exposed to “.5 mL of rosemary for a period of an hour [resulting] in locomotive activity of mice was increased.”

Geranium Flower/Leaf

Some users may notice side effects from this particular ingredient. However, according to the Dental Research Journal, research has “not observed any reportable side effects in patients receiving Geranium.”

Juniper Berry

According to Toxnet Toxicology Data Network, some reported side effects of juniper include “difficulty in breathing, wheezing, and coughing.”, so I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with asthma or respiratory conditions.

Cilantro

Cilantro is generally safe to use. However, according to the Indian Journal of Pharmacology, cilantro may have a “sedative” effect.WARNINGS

Zendocrine Warnings

There are warning and cautions mentioned on the official website regarding Zendocrine.

  • Possible skin sensitivity.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Consult a doctor if you’re pregnant, nursing or under the care of a doctor.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, inner ears or sensitive areas.

Where to Buy Zendocrine

You can buy Zendocrine from the official doTERRA store. You’ll spend:

  • 15-milliliter bottle – £28

Customers signing up for a wholesale account receive a 25 percent discount; lowering the price to:

  • 15-milliliter bottle – £21

If you don’t like the taste and want to just take internally there are Zendocrine Capsules also available.

Zendocrine Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • There is research to support health benefits of some ingredients in Zendocrine.

Cons:

  • May cause skin irritation.
  • Science shows possible side effects.

BOTTOM LINE

What Users Are Saying

“Suggest to rub 3-6 drops on to your liver area under your right ribcage before bed. I find it relieves fatigue, helps with digestion and reduced headaches if I stay out too late. it smells a little funky but washes out easily from clothes and bedding.”EDH

“Smells amazing, but with a hint of stink bug, but overall the smell was divine after about ten minutes. I didn’t think that the product did anything for my gallbladder which is the reason for the purchase.”Miajoycat

The Bottom Line on Zendocrine

Zendocrine is a detoxification blend from doTERRA International with claims to cleanse the body of toxins, promote body system purification and support healthy liver function. As a part of an essential oil regimen, Zendocrine is an ideal solution for cleansing the body of free radicals slowing down bodily systems, leaving you feeling heavy and weighed down.