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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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Melissa essential oil uk

Melissa Essential Oil

With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa essential oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.

Primary Benefits

  • May help to support a healthy immune system
  • Calms tension and nerves
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation

Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). As one of our rarest and most expensive oils, Melissa has a wide range of health benefits and uses.* Melissa is used as a flavour in teas and ice cream as well as with some fish dishes. Because of its positive effect on mood, Melissa has long been used to calm feelings of tension and nervousness. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment and promote emotional well-being. Melissa may also help to support a healthy immune system.

Why is it sooooooo expensive?

Melissa oil is not common and it is very expensive because 7 tonnes are needed to produce 1 kg (21/4 lb) oil. It is very special, I personally treat myself to 1 bottle a year and make it last. I mix up fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops in my rose quarts roller bottle and use it as a perfume if I feel in need of comfort.

 

Why Doterra?

Potency & Purity

doTERRA sources their oil from those locations around the world where each oil will have the highest potency and therapeutic benefit.  As an example, although lavender grown in locations such as Sequim, Washington will have a lovely fragrance, when distilled for essential oil, the quality cannot compare to oil derived from lavender grown in the high altitudes of France.  The soil and weather conditions contribute tremendously to the potency and therapeutic value of the oil. This is true for all of the oils doTERRA offers.  Where the plant has been grown makes all the difference.

The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. Proper methods of not only growing the source plants, but also harvesting and distilling are essential in maintaining the purity of the oil.  Due to the development of synthetic essential oil variations, it has become impossible to accurately identify a pure essential oil without it undergoing scientific analysis. The analysis of the constituents in an essential oil is a huge part of quality assurance.

Co-Impact Sourcing

doTERRA partners with growers and communities around the world to not only ensure a sustainable supply of oils, but to also ensure growers and harvesters are paid a fair wage that will allow them to support their families.

doTERRA is creating jobs and incomes for individuals and families and areas of the world that greatly need it.

Another reason to choose doTERRA is their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production.

doTERRA carries over 100 essential oils in its product line, and sources its oils from over 40 countries — more than half of these are developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, dōTERRA has created an initiative called Cō-Impact Sourcing.

doTERRA's coimpact sourcing makes a difference around the world

Cō-Impact Sourcing is an initiative with the goal of developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with growers, harvesters and distillers while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in these underdeveloped areas.

dōTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing fair prices and on-time payments. These growers and harvesters are supported in forming cooperatives to share collective benefits and bargaining power, while at the same time, improving skills and capacity.

doTERRA is making a difference around the world.

Healing Hands Foundation

Another great thing about doTERRA is the Healing Hands Foundation, which partners with other organizations around the world to bring hope, relief and support to those in need.

  • The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ partners with CHOICE Humanitarian, to help empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
  • By partnering with organizations like Days for Girls, the Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world and to make possible lives free of disease and poverty.
  • doTERRA also partners with Operation Underground Railroad  to support those working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate children who have been sexually exploited and to bring an end to child slavery.
  • Our partnership with the micro-lending organization, Mentors International, provides credit to those who would otherwise not have financing opportunities or whose only lending options are with unethical and even dangerous lenders.
  • doTERRA even supports the projects of many individual wellness advocates, providing matching funds for worthy humanitarian causes such as orphanages, medical clinics, providing clean water, and more.
doTERRA Healing Hands provided temporary homes in Nepal

In April 2015 when the devastating earthquate hit Nepal, doTERRA’s quick action provided $100,000 in immediate aid to some of the most damaged areas in Nepal.  They also matched donations of wellness advocates around the world to bring the total aid contribution to $635,903.34 for food, water, shelter and other needed supplies.

doTERRA’s Healing Hands was able to get supplies in to devastated areas weeks before other humanitarian agencies, and began building temporary shelters for families.  Donations contributed through the Healing Hands foundation have assisted in providing medical care, building schools, and funding countless other relief efforts.

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Team Support

Team Spirit

One of the greatest aspects of doTERRA is its 100% team spirit. You are never alone. We are here to support you in your health, business and overall life journey.


The people on my team are my friends, family and soul sisters. We learn and grow together, we cheer each other on and succeed together. I would you to partner with us and join us as we build each other up to reach our highest potential.

The way in which I help my team grow their business is by doing a vision casting call or goal setting plan.

What is the vision casting call?


Our team

We are part of one of the fastest growing teams in doTERRA. From easy, effective and highly duplicatable training resources provided by doTERRA’s top wellness advocates, to regular mentor calls provided by me as well as high ranking upline leaders, an exclusive team facebook page and countless product and company resource links, I am able to provide you with what you need to make your doTERRA business thrive.

The Kindness Business

You never know the full ripple effect of even one act of kindness we provide by helping people live healthier and more natural lives. My desire is to empower and support you as you start out in your business; to cheer and guide you as your build your business to be as successful as you wish to go.

There is support and opportunity for doterra in the UK, Doterra Europe or anywhere in the world.

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Essential oil bath bombs

Essential Oil Bath Bombs

Bath bomb fun

Bath bombs are amazing fizzy balls of joy. Drop one into your bath and get ready to have an amazing and relaxing bathing experience. When you toss them into the water they begin to fizz releasing wonderful scents and skin beneficial ingredients for your skin.  

Give the bath bomb gift

They make excellent gifts for both adults and children. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but they’ll also love the fizz from the bath bomb. Note: If you don’t have a bath, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. The water will help dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma of the essential oils into the steam. 

Ingredients

1 cup citric acid

1 cup baking soda

½ cup cornstarch

½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

8–10 drops favorite essential oil 

Recommended oils: 

For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA Serenity®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss®, or Peppermint.  Note: Citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section. 

You can also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil. 

Instructions

  1. Place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil in a bowl.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct. 
  4. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture. 
  5. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
  6. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

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3 Cool things about essential oils

3 Cool Things About Essential Oils Number 1 –  100% Natural & Safe

Potent essential oils

The first cool thing about dōTERRA essential oils is that they’re 100% natural and safe. There’s nothing added to the oil or taken away from the oil. They’re just simply pure essential oils with no side effects and no addictions. They’re safe for babies, children, adults and the elderly. Oils are extracts from plants that have amazing health benefits.. A pure oil is about 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea. So they’re really potent!

One drop of peppermint was the equivalent of you drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea.That’s how powerful these oils are!

What I love about these oils is the CPTG standard. It stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, and it means these oils are completely pure and potent. Pure means there are no foreign contaminants or fillers. Potent means that each plant was grown in a part of the world where that plant grows best, resulting in the absolute best chemistry for that plant. When you have the ideal natural chemistry, the essential oil extracted does exactly what we want it to do for our health.

So that’s the first cool thing about essential oils, they are 100% natural and safe. 

Number 2 – More Effective Than Many Modern approaches to heath problems

Essential oils and the cell

The second cool thing about essential oils is that they are more effective than many modern approaches to health problems.

Let’s say this is a cell in your body (hold up your fist), and we know that cells have oily cell membranes. The cell membrane protects the cell, it keeps all the good things in and all the bad things out. Now two of the things that are harmful to our cells are Bacteria and viruses. Bacteria usually form on the outside of the cell and viruses duplicate the DNA on the inside of the cell. All you have to remember is bacteria on the outside viruses on the inside.

Let’s say you went to the doctor with a bacterial infection. What would he recommend for you? (Give you an antibiotic) And after taking the antibiotic for 7-10 days in most cases, it would probably clear up the infection – but it often comes with wreaking havoc on your gut, hormones, and immune system.

Now if you had a virus like the cold or flu, what would he say? (Go home, drink a lot of water, rest and let it run its course) The reason why is because most of the modern recommendations are water-based synthetic agents – and frequently come with side-effects and addictions. Water and oil don’t mix, so if the recommendation from your doctor is water-based, it will have a really hard time penetrating through that oily cell membrane and stopping the duplication of a virus.

Essential oils are different they are oil-based, which means they can permeate that cell membrane! They can work on a cellular level without side-effects or addictions, and they can combat bacteria on the outside of the cell and prevent the duplication of viruses on the inside. That is why they are often more effective than the modern approach to health problems.

Number 3 – Cheaper Than Traditional Medical Care

The third cool thing about essential oils is that they are cheaper than traditional medical care. 

If your doctor gave you a prescription for an antibiotic, how much would it cost for the prescription? Its currently £9 here in the UK. Even if you don’t pay for prescriptions you still may need transport to the doctor or time off work?

When someone in my family has an ear infection, we rub two drops of lavender and two drops of melaleuca around their ear, and put them to bed. 12 hours later the ear infection is cleared up. It costs us about 50p. Now whether it costs you £9 for the prescription, or whether it costs £0 because you live in a country with free medical care. Essential oils are still less expensive than the petrol or diesel in the car you pay to go to the doctors. That’s not including the half day of work you probably had to take off for this emergency. We also haven’t taken into account the fact that antibiotics harm your gut, and that you might have to buy extra probiotics for two weeks to fix the damage, which is even more money.

 We save hundreds of dollars a year in medical costs because of essential oils. You cannot afford NOT to use natural solutions! THAT is why essential oils are cheaper than traditional medical care.

Hinoki Essential oil

The product of the month is Hinoki Essential Oil is energizing and uplifting to the mind. Hinoki wood has a spicy, lemon scent, is light pinkish-brown in color, and is highly rot resistant.

In Japan, it is also valued as an oil of relaxation and is often placed in baths. It may release minor agitation the mind and body; and promotes peace of mind.  

This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Hinoki essential oil.  It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!


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What is the Genus Species?  Chamaecyparis obtusa

Why is this information important?  It is always important to know the genus species of a plant when using and purchasing essential oils. Using the common name is just not enough information. 

Many companies may use a substitute species or a combination of species that does not offer therapeutic benefits. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same.  And they are used for different purposes.  

Where is the Name Derived From?  In Japan Hinoki means “white cedar“; it also means fire tree as it was and still is used to make fire through friction in the Shinto Shrines. Cypress comes from a Greek word “sempervivens” meaning “live forever”. 

Why is this Information so Important?  Its not, it’s just a fun fact! 

What Part of the Plant is Used? Heartwood

What is the ORAC Value? Not known at this time

Why Know About this Number?  What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the wood has been used for thousands of years to build shrines and spiritual buildings?

Yes, it is considered one of the Five Sacred Trees of Kiso. Key wood used in architecture for because its ability to withstand rot. 

What are the Plant Properties? Relaxing and rot resistant

What are the Documented Hinoki Cypress Benefits and Uses?  Calming and Relaxing. Use in bath or diffuse.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its woody scent is relaxing and grounding.

What is Nan’s Mental (Mindset), Emotional and Spiritual Interpretation of this Oil? 

Hinoki allows the mind and body to relax by grounding the body in mother earth. As it does this tension and stress is released.

This oil is about opening the mind to potentiality and specifically opportunities. The more worry and stress we have in our life the more we limit our opportunities. To attract more opportunities we must be relaxed and allow the universe to bring them to us. 

Using this oil with Sacred Angel or White Angelica and Vetiver is particularly useful in this manner. Open to opportunity by smelling Sacred Angel (open crown chakra) or Three Wise Men, then smelling Hinoki Essential (open heart chakra), then grounding the opportunity into mother earth with Vetiver (root chakra).

To release negativity or something you want to manifest in the world, I recommend using them in the opposite direction-first starting with Vetiver and ending with Sacred Angel. 

By the way, any of the tree oils are very grounding emotionally and physically. 

What Chakra is Affected?  The sacral, heart and crown chakras.  

What is the Corresponding Color? Pink-brown

How Do I Use It? 

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras 
  • Diffuse

Can this Oil be Used for Animals? Yes, however at this time I have only used for emotional release. Great with Vetiver!

Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.

Note About Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats particulary those that are not therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Hinoki essential oil has no known contraindications. Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.

If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

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Essential oil “notes”

Essential oil notes

Once you become more experienced with essential oils and as your collection grows you may want to learn more about blending.

Although you may simply be looking at blending a therapeutic oil for a certain ailment, the fragrance should still be “balanced” and in harmony and this is where the fragrance notes come into play.

Essential oils are classified by their “notes” or scent characteristics.

Top, middle and base

This chart shows the typical classification and can be used in combining essential oils.

Top Notes

Essential oils that are classified as top notes normally evaporate very fast and typically have anti-viral properties. They tend to be light, fresh and uplifting in nature and are usually inexpensive. Top notes are highly volatile, fast acting, and give the first impression of the blend. However, they are not very long lasting due to the evaporation.

Middle Notes

The bulk of essential oils are considered middle notes and normally give body to the blend and have a balancing effect. The aroma of middle notes are not always immediately evident and may take a couple of minutes to establish their scent. They are normally warm and soft fragrances.

Base Notes

Essential oils that are classified as base notes are normally very heavy and their fragrance is very solid. It will be present for a long time and slows down the evaporation of the other oils. These fragrances are normally intense and heady. They are normally rich and relaxing in nature and are typically the most expensive of all oils.

Blending

Blending does not only rely on the notes alone, since some oils are extremely fragrant and in some cases, overpoweringly so.

When using these very strongly fragranced oils, it is best to add a drop of oil at a time to prevent it from overpowering your entire blend.

Have fun and experiment

Blending oils can be fun, so remember that the end result should be to your liking, so it is no problem if you do not follow the guidelines about using the different notes at all – they are only guidelines to help you along.

Motivate essential oil blend

Doterra Motivation blend

doTERRA Motivate Product Description
If you’re experiencing stagnancy in your life, or have found yourself with little inspiration, minimal confidence, or greater pessimism, take time to make a change with doTERRA Motivate and propel your life in the direction of creativity and purpose. doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend is formulated with mint and citrus essential oils that inspire the senses, allowing you to tear down the demotivating road blocks that stand between you and your potential. Whether you need motivation to clean your room, start training for a race, or pick up your paintbrush again, doTERRA Motivate blend can support you with the courage and confidence to replace a pessimistic outlook on life with an optimistic one full of possibilities. 

Where to Buy doTERRA Motivate

To buy a bottle of doTERRA Motivate, visit the doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend product page. 

Something unique to doTERRA essential oil blends is their composition. All essential oils blends from doTERRA are made up of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. When oils are classified as CPTG®, they have passed the CPTG protocol, which involves a series of rigorous tests that assess the purity, potency, and quality of each batch of essential oils. When you purchase a blend from doTERRA, you can be confident knowing that the essential oil products you receive are pure and potent, and ready to meet your needs.

The purity and potency of an essential oil is crucial to its effectivity. These qualities are so critical because when essential oils are filled with filler substances and impurities, as many oils on the market are, their quality and effectivity are diminished. However, when oils are pure and potent, they are able to work properly and effectively to enhance well-being. 

doTERRA Motivate Uses and Benefits

  1. Too often, feelings of worthlessness, apprehension, and weakness can cloud thoughts and limit potential. When you feel these feelings start to weigh on you, use the doTERRA Motivate blend topically or aromatically for a boost of positive emotion. doTERRA Motivate oil blend can promote feelings of confidence, courage, and belief and will help you become a more positive and more inspired you. 
     
  2. If setbacks and disappointments have you down on yourself or are starting to have a discouraging effect on your emotions, it may be time to regroup and restore you to a more positive outlook. In times like these, use doTERRA Motivate as an encouraging companion to steer you away from negative emotions. doTERRA Motivate will help counteract the damaging emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism. 
     
  3. In need of a boost of confidence before a performance or speech? Here’s a little essential oil tip specifically for those moments. Simply apply doTERRA Motivate oil blend to a shirt collar or a piece of clothing that is close to the face, and the blend’s aroma will give you the self-assurance you need to perform your best. 
     
  4. When working on a long paper for school or spending hours on a project, add one or two drops of doTERRA Motivate blend to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. This fresh and minty blend will help you stay motivated and determined so that you can complete your projects. 
     
  5. Once you’ve taken the step to get up and press forward, continue to use the doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend to encourage and motivate you in your endeavors. If you are a part of sporting events or other competitions, apply doTERRA Motivate oil to your pulse points before participating. This will give you a positive surge of confidence that will assist you in doing your best.

Chemistry of doTERRA Motivate
doTERRA Motivate is formulated with a blend of citrus and mint essential oils such as Yuzu, Clementine, and Peppermint. These oils come together to create a chemical profile that is high in monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, which contain uplifting and toning properties. If you would like to learn more about the chemical backgrounds of other aromatherapy oils, visit the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy page. 

Key Ingredients

  • Peppermint Plant
  • Clementine Peel
  • Coriander Seed
  • Basil Herb 
  • Yuzu Peel
  • Melissa Leaf
  • Rosemary Leaf 
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

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.

Panic attack essential oils

Essential oils for panic attacks and anxiety

For many years I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression and one of the symptoms, particularly if I’m very busy, feeling under pressure or overwhelmed, I suffer panic attacks.

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of overwhelming anxiety, and it’ll peak within minutes. A person who’s suffering from a panic attack may experience sweating, pounding heart, palpitations, accelerated heart rate, shaking or trembling, feelings of choking, feelings of shortness of breath or smothering, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, abdominal distress, fear of dying, fear of losing control or numbness or tingling sensations.

Luckily, there are essential oils that can help relieve panic attacks, and the best essential oils for my panic attacks include lavender, rose, vetiver, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and chamomile. Read on to learn more about how essential oils can help you if you suffer them too.

Lavender

The most common essential oil for panic attacks is lavender. It may have a calming, relaxing effect when it’s inhaled. The reason for this is because it’s considered a nervous system restorative. It helps with sleep, restlessness, irritability, nervous stomach and nervous tension. Clinical trials show that inhaling lavender essential oil reduces stress and anxiety.

Rose

Rose essential oil is similar to lavender. It’s commonly used for relieving anxiety, and it significantly reduces it. Similar to lavender essential oil, rose also has calming, relaxing effects.

Vetiver

Vetiver oil is a nervous system tonic that causes calmness and stabilization, and it decreases hypersensitivity and nervousness. It’s helpful to use the oil for panic attacks and shock. Did you know that vetiver oil helps the immune, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems? If you’re having trouble falling asleep because of panic attacks, vetiver oil will help you fall asleep because it’s a natural sedative.

Ylang-ylang

Ylang-ylang is a popular oil that’s commonly used for anxiety and depression. The oil has calming and morally and spiritually elevating effects. The oil has been known to help with bravery and confidence. It’ll help relieve fearfulness. Similar to vetiver oil, ylang-ylang is a naturally strong sedative.

A 2006 study showed that ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lavender oils reduced psychological stress responses, serum cortisol levels,and high blood pressure levels when all of the oils were used once a day for four weeks.

If you have low blood pressure or sensitive skin, you may want to try another oil for panic attacks as ylang-ylang can decrease blood pressure and cause skin irritation.

Bergamot

Bergamot oil has calming, relaxing effects. It’s often used to help treat depression by increasing energy, but it can also help with insomnia, agitation, and relaxation.

According to a study, the oil has been proven to reduce corticosterone response in rats. Another study conducted in 2011 showed that applying bergamot oil with other oils help relieve depression and anxiety.

Chamomile

Chamomile oil may help with irritability, anxiety, and worry. A study found that the chamomile oil capsules eased anxiety symptoms when taken by mouth. If you’re allergic to ragweed, there’s a small risk that chamomile oil may cause an allergic reaction.

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Essential oil for panic attack
Diffuser in the home

Essential oils can be used in many ways. Diffusing is very popular for anxiety and I always have a diffuser upstairs and down at home, but oral and topical application can be used also so I carry my roller ‘doterra touch’ blends with me and pop a drop under my tongue in an emergency.