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Essential oils for Low Libido

If you are struggling with low libido, the first thing to understand is that you are not alone. For men, low libido often culminates in erectile dysfunction, which ranges in prevalence from 5% in younger men to 25% in men over 65. In women, low libido is common in all stages of life thanks to fluctuating hormones.

Having a low libido periodically or chronically is nothing to be ashamed of. Bringing your concerns into the open can start the path toward health, intimacy, and resolution.

Low Libido Causes

Causes of low libido vary from person to person and range from lifestyle influences to serious disorders. Some of the most prevalent factors include:

  • Stress – One of the most basic yet most difficult causes of low libido to fix, simply being stressed out and overtired can put a damper on the mood. Stress over relationship issues such as raising the kids, money, and house concerns, can lead to lack of intimacy and hinder libido as well. Most stress can be relieved with simple lifestyle changes.
  • Alcohol – An often overlooked cause of sexual dysfunction, alcohol can be a stressor of its own. While contemporary advice says to utilise alcohol to just relax, it could have the opposite effect and ruin efforts toward libido increase.
  • Hormones – Here’s where it gets complicated. The body’s network of hormone responses create long-term messages for the body to respond to. So they aren’t quick to fix. Hormones are connected to causes like stress, ageing, disease, and menstrual, pregnancy, and menopause related libido issues. When hormones are at the root of libido issues, expect change to come progressively over time.
  • Illness – Physical stressors on the body – such as obesity, heart health, and other illness – can hinder sexual desire and response, as well. When an illness or condition is at the root of low libido, working with a doctor is important.

As gentle and relaxing aromas, these oils can be used in diffusions, sprays, topical applications and more. Get creative to see how you can boost libido by incorporating these essential oils into both your daily life and romantic life.

1. Rose

As an anxiety-relieving, calming oil, it comes as no surprise that rose essential oil is also traditionally used as an aphrodisiac. As a pricey oil, though, rose is most efficiently used in blends or heavy dilutions.

Application: Blend into a perfume to carry this romantic floral scent with you, or diffuse periodically throughout the day for both partners to enjoy.

2. Jasmine

A precious and pricey oil derived from delicate flower petals, jasmine has proven itself well in studies. Researchers tested alertness and “behavioral arousal” after a topical treatment of jasmine oil. Of course, the participants were found to be more refreshed, with their senses on alert.

Application: Apply jasmine topically in a perfume or sensual massage oil for men and women. Note that the delicate petals sometimes require the use of a solvent to extract the oil. Check labels carefully, especially for an organic certification.

3. Clary Sage

A 2014 study undertook the question of menopause symptom relief and essential oils. The found that simply inhaling hormone-balancing clary sage essential oil had an anti-depressant effect on menopausal women. When libido is low due to hormonal shifts like menopause, clary sage is a balancer that may bring some relief.

Application: Diffuse or inhale periodically to relax, balance hormones, and get in the mood.

4. Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang is widely used as an aphrodisiac throughout the aromatherapy world. Its gentle floral scent is appealing to nearly everyone, and its application potential is diverse. Enjoy with other floral oils or deepen the fragrance with sandalwood.

Application: Diffusion, inhalation, or diluted into a carrier oil as a massage oil for both men and women.

5. Neroli

Essential oil derived from orange blossoms instead of the fruit’s peel is called neroli, a precious and very useful oil. In one clinical trial, researchers found that “inhalation of neroli oil helps relieve menopausal symptoms, increase sexual desire, and reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women,” making it another helpful option when libido is low due to hormones or stress.

Application: Diffusion or inhalation a couple of times each day for calming, balancing effects.

6. Fennel

As a whole herb, “Fennel seeds have been reputed to increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth and alleviate the symptoms of the female climacteric, increase libido and alleviation of the dysmenorrheal symptoms.” Fennel essential oil retains some of these estrogenic effects, making it a beneficial addition to your libido-increasing, hormone-balancing diffusion or massage blends.

For any hormone issue our recommended Blend is a Roll on Clary Calm!

There is always an oil

Men and women of all ages have faced low libido and have found hope and renewal. There is no shame in admitting the struggle and seeking a solution! As a bonus, openness and partnership in finding a remedy or resolution as a couple will help to increase intimacy, as well.

To relieve the stresses of everyday life, boost libido and begin to ignite a spark with your significant other, try this DIY libido boosting blend diffused or diluted into a carrier oil (almond or coconut are excellent!) for a soothing massage. Simply blend:

  • 2 drops neroli (or wild orange)
  • 2 drops jasmine
  • 2 drops ylang ylang

Directly into a diffuser (or inhaler, with one drop each) or into a tablespoon or two of the carrier oil of your choice.

Top 10 essential oils

Top 10 Essential Oils

My personal top 10 essential oils can change from week to week, however here are the core favourites!

Here are the 10 most popular essential oils:

  1. Frankincense oil
  2. Lavender oil
  3. Copaiba oil
  4. Lemon oil
  5. Wild Orange oil
  6. Peppermint oil
  7. Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca)
  8. Ginger oil
  9. Grapefruit oil
  10. Eucalyptus oil

As you try different oils, you will learn which essential oils work best for you and your needs. For the best essential oil experience, it is important to use oils that are pure, potent, and safe.

Learn why doTERRA essential oils are some of the best on the market here.

Top 10 Essential Oils in our Enrollment Kit

You can get collections of essential oils in our enrollment kits here.

Do you want to Find out more about the different oils with an intro kit. Buy oils at wholesale ?

Purchase an enrolment kit or Enrol with us today join the team!  

Become a wellness Advocate 

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

essential oils for horses

Essential Oils for Horses

Doterra essential oils for horses uses and benefits

Horse owners all over the world are beginning to understand the health benefits of essential oils in Doterra remedies

Aromatherapy has been used on humans for many, many years as a complimentary therapy for a large range of ailments. Horses too can also reap the benefits. Here are some common ailments that have been seen to benefit from complimentary aromatherapy. Below I have presented a few Doterra Essential Oil Remedies that has work for us.

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Behavioural troubles

Fear, crib biting, spookiness and worry are all common behavioural problems that can be soothed the negative effects they have on the horse can be reduced with the use of Doterra essential oils for horses. Different scents can be used for different causes/effects. Each horse is different so it is advised that you consult a qualified aromatherapist in order to have them work with you on the behavioural problems present.

Doterra oils for horses recipe for hot legs

There is a commonly used mix that can be made in large quantities, making it very useful on competition yards or when eventing in teams. It is very versatile due to this.

Heat in the legs recipe

  • 4 parts peppermint oil
  • 2 parts juniper berry oil
  • 1 part yarrow oil

This should be mixed and stored in a dark glass opaque bottle with dipper or spray applicator ready for use.

This Doterra essential oils for horses mixture can be added to a base gel to make a cooling preparation for application to legs etc. It can also be added to water to dilute and soak bandages or leg wrap in. When these are then applied to the horses legs they will provide cooling properties to tired legs. This is very rewarding and therapeutic after a long days exercise. The amount of oil to dilution depends on the quantity you have made etc. An hour applied to the legs in this way will be just what the horses legs need after a strenuous days competing.

Muscle Aches

  • 2 parts peppermint oil
  • 1 part rosemary oil
  • 1 part marjoram oil
  • 1 part ginger oil
  • 1 part yarrow oil
  • 1 part lavender oil

These ingredients should be blended with a base gel.

This mixture when applied to an arnica base gel is a wonderfully soothing and beneficial topical application when applied / massaged in when tired and hard-worked.

  • Do not apply this to broken skin.

Treatment of mud fever

As most of us will be aware there are many products out there out there that can be used in the treatment of mud fever. These, whilst proven and often effective still apply chemicals in one form or another that are usually man-made. Doterra oils for horses offers a way of treating mud fever with solely natural Doterra remedies ingredients.

Mud fever recipe

  • 2 parts melaleuca (tea tree) oil
  • 1 part lavender oil
  • 1 part yarrow pom oil
  • Half part garlic

Applied to (ideally) aloe vera or seaweed base gel. This can be applied twice a day for two weeks. Any longer than this and a qualified aromatherapist should be contacted.

Doterra oils for horses

Uses of Doterra oils for horses

There are so many more uses for essential oils, and lots more more Doterra remedies for the treatment and support of ailments. It is important to mention that aromatherapy should not be used as a replacement for any treatments suggested by your vet.

If you would like for information about Doterra essential oils for horses – Click here or PM me on Facebook.

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Cleaning your essential oil diffuser

The doTERRA diffusers are an ideal asset to keep in your home or office. Depending on what essential oils you diffuse, they purify the air you breathe and freshen the space with oils infused to meet your needs, which can range from calming and promoting sleep, to waking and grounding the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.

Regardless of the type of diffuser you have, learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit, and can also negatively affect your aromatic experience when there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser.

To keep your diffuser in perfect running condition for years to come, clean your diffuser after each use by wiping it out and letting it dry before using it again.

However, I for one always forget to do this!

For a quick clean, it is a good idea to diffuse Lemon oil for a short time. This makes it easier to clean out any residue or water lines before you wipe it out. For diffusers that do not use water, make sure to rinse out the nozzle with tap water and then wipe it clean.

We also recommend that you deep clean your diffusers once a month or as needed. Do so by following these steps based on the type of diffuser you have:

How to Deep-Clean an Ultrasonic Diffuser (for Brevi, Lumo, or Petal diffusers)

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Wipe it with a clean damp cloth, kitchen roll or tissue. 
  3. Fill the water reservoir with clean water.
  4. Add 10 drops of white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  5. Leave it for about half an hour.
  6. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  7. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip.
  8. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
  9. Run the diffuser with just clean water.
  10. Repeat this until you cannot smell vinegar.

Keeping a clean diffuser allows for the best possible experience in using your doTERRA essential oils aromatically.

Doterra essential skincare

Doterra Essential Skin Care

Even though I have my own line of Cosmeceutical skincare for my clinic, I still also use and love Doterra Essential Skincare.

When the Essential Skin Care line was first launched, it was foundational as the best of both science and nature. However, as skin care technology and ingredients continue to evolve and improve, it was time for the Essential Skin Care line to receive some updates, along with two new products.

Never fear, the elements you have always loved about the skin care line have not changed. This includes features such as the essential oil blends, price (with the exception of the Pore Reducing Toner), formula texture and appearance, package size, and the clinically supported claims of the original products. Ingredients have only been replaced or added when there were better, more effective ingredients and technologies available.**

So what has changed? Aside from the addition of two new products, the Brightening Gel and Anti-Aging Eye Cream, each current product had its formula updated. Read on to find out the new ingredients in each product, and how they contribute to better skin care. Here are the products in order of use:

Cleanse:

Facial Cleanser

New Ingredients: 

  • Quillaja Saponaria Bark and Yucca Root extracts are natural cleansers that help soothe and clarify your skin.
  • Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline. Humectants are necessary in skin care to help the skin retain moisture.
  • Tocopherol was added for its antioxidants.


Invigorating Scrub

New Ingredients:

  • Greater Burdock Root Extract has antioxidant properties that help with sebum regulation.
  • Jasmine Flower/Leaf Extract and Mandarin Orange Fruit Extract were added for their unique and uplifting fragrances.
  • Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a cleansing ingredient.
  • Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate and Glyceryl Caprylate are both emulsifiers, ingredients that are used to combine ingredients that would not otherwise.


Tone:

Pore Reducing Toner


New Ingredients:

  • Watermelon and Apple Fruit Extract are used to tone and balance your skin.
  • Lentil Seed and Fruit Extracts increase hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of oily skin and pores.
  • Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline. Humectants are used in skin care to help your skin retain moisture.


Target:


Brightening Gel


If you deal with age spots and inflammation, the new Brightening Gel is formulated with the following ingredients that will help immensely.

Key Ingredients:

  • Bergamot, Juniper Berry, and Melissa essential oils known for their benefits to skin health.
  • Ginger Root Extract assists your skin in its natural repair processes.
  • Daisy Flower Extract promotes even pigmentation in age spots.
  • Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is an incredibly stable form of vitamin C that improves skin tone and brightness and decreases the appearance of age spots. It is also microencapsulated to efficiently deliver the vitamin to your skin.
  • Biosaccharide Gum-1 moisturizes your skin throughout the day.

To use: push the disc on the bottom of the jar to dispense a small amount of the product. Apply an even layer to your face and neck, or to trouble spots.

Tightening Serum

New Ingredients:

  • Beech Tree Bud Extract noticeably tightens and smooths your skin.
  • Acacia Senegal Gum and Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum both naturally tighten, smooth, and lift your skin.
  • Jojoba EstersCetyl Alcohol, and Behenyl Alcohol are all emollients. Emollients are softening ingredients for your skin. (Both Cetyl and Behenyl alcohols are also known as fatty alcohols, which are not the drying or sensitizing forms of alcohol.)
  • Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline that helps the skin retain moisture.


Anti-Aging Eye Cream

The delicate skin under your eyes loses elasticity and is prone to fine lines and wrinkles as you age. The new Anti-Aging Eye Cream is clinically proven to reduce the number of wrinkles and also their depth and severity. It also improves elasticity, texture, and puffiness.

Key Ingredients:

  • FrankincenseYlang Ylang, and Blue Tansy essential oils for their skin benefits.
  • Bakuchiol tones and tightens the skin and prevents future signs of aging.
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and Pullulan are both gums that tighten your skin from the first use.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice acts as the humectant to help your skin retain its natural moisture.
  • Shea Butter and Meadowfoam Seed Oil both act as the emollients in this product.


To use: Press pump until small amount of product appears around the rollerball. Using gentle pressure, apply to under-eye area until absorbed. Use morning and night. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

Moisturize:

Anti-Aging Moisturizer (target visible signs of aging)

New Ingredients:

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2 smooth your skin, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Yucca Schidigera Root Extract purifies your skin.
  • Tocopherol acetate is also known as Vitamin E, a common antioxidant.


Hydrating Cream (for intense moisturization)

New Ingredients:

  • Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is a probiotic. This nourishes your skin, and helps to strengthen its natural barrier and overall skin quality. Moreover, it helps the natural renewal process of the outermost layer of your skin that tends to slow down with age.


**doTERRA will never use artificial colors, Diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, Parabens, Pthalates, Propoylene glycol, Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), Toluene, or Triethanolamine (TEA).

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Protocol for Clinic and Salon Use, can also be followed at home

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