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Why every home should have our cleaner concentrate

CLEANER CONCENTRATE

Whether you are looking for a safe, natural way to clean your home, or you’ve already experienced the benefits of the doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend, you will love how the doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate helps keep your home clean while leaving behind a fresh, invigorating aroma. Just like the doTERRA On Guard Protective blend, doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate provides protection against certain environmental factors. In addition, you’ll have peace of mind as you use this non-toxic, biodegradable formula to cleanse surfaces around your home. 

Every doTERRA On Guard product incorporates the doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend, which uses essential oils like Clove, Cinnamon, Wild Orange, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus to create a potent, energizing scent. 

USES AND BENEFITS

  1. It provides a safe, non-toxic way to clean your home. These days, many surface cleansers on store shelves are full of harmful chemicals and toxins. The non-toxic formula is designed to provide a natural option for cleaning surfaces around the home. If you worry about keeping your family safe from toxins, or if you have children or pets in the home, using a surface cleaner like this one allows you to clean your home with peace of mind.
     
  2. It uses pure essential oils known for their purifying properties, as well as their pleasant aroma. The combination of essential oils provides a natural way to clean your home while eliminating odours and leaving behind a potent, clean scent. 
     
  3. It’s a multipurpose cleanser by simply adding the cleanser to water. Mix two tablespoons per approx 500mL of water. Combine the water and concentrate to a spray bottle for easy application on surfaces around the home. 
     
  4. In addition to pure essential oils, the Cleaner Concentrate formula also includes plant-based surfactants to further improve the cleansing abilities of this product. Not only do these plant-based ingredients make for more powerful cleaning, they are also safe for the environment as well. The formula also doesn’t include any preservatives, in order keep your family safe, while remaining an effective household cleaner.
     
  5. Along with cleaning surfaces like benchtops and kitchen surfaces, the Cleaner Concentrate is great for keeping bathrooms clean and sparkly. The next time you want to deep clean your bathroom, mix three tablespoons of  Cleaner Concentrate per 500mL of water and use on surfaces like tile, countertops, bathtubs, and showers. 
     
  6. If you’ve used the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend, or other On Guard products before, you know how useful they can be for benefiting your family. Not only does the Cleaner Concentrate help your home look and smell clean, but, because it is infused with essential oils you’ll have the added benefit of protection against certain environmental factors. 
     
  7. The Cleaner Concentrate is also effective for cleaning dishes and cookware. If you want to use Cleaner Concentrate to clean your dishes, simply mix three tablespoons of concentrate per sink of hot water. Place this mixture in a kitchen cupboard so you have it nearby when you want a safe, effective way to clean your dishes. 
     
  8. For particularly tough or sticky jobs, you can apply the Cleaner Concentrate directly to the affected area and let it soak. Keep in mind that you should avoid direct application of Cleaner Concentrate on hardwood floors or natural stone. 

CAUTIONS

Use doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate only as directed as a household cleaner. Keep out of the reach of children

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.

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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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.

Mothers love diffuser blend

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

With all the corona virus situation at the moment unless we are key workers, we may be at home home schooling children, caring for others in the household, phoning and checking on loved ones and juggling businesses and housework.

Check out our diffusers here.

So this is my favourite diffuser blend of the moment.

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

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This blend brings a sense of comfort and safety so it is perfect at this time when we all need emotional support.

Place the water in the diffuser (Recommended with Doterra Diffusers).

2 Drops Myrrh

4 Drops Wild Orange

1 Drop Frankinsense

2 Drops Lavender

Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think and how your doing.

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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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Why do we store essential oils in amber bottles?

Essential oils are extremely precious and should be treated with respect – they can also be very expensive.

They can become damaged by ultra-violet light and therefore deteriorate more rapidly.

Essential oils should be stored in amber glass bottles. If you do store your oils in blue bottles they need to be kept in the dark. This is less important with brown bottles. Never decant the oils into clear glass or plastic bottles because they are so powerful they could actually dissolve the plastic!

They should never be placed in direct sunlight, so avoid sunny windowsills or shelves on radiators no matter how attractive the bottles look. Essential oils do not like extremes of temperatures. They are highly volatile which means that they evaporate rapidly. Always replace the caps immediately and ensure that the tops are tightly closed when the oils are not in use.

Pure essential oils will last for approximately three years from the bottling date. In excellent storage conditions (amber bottles in a cool place) they will keep for about five years. Citrus oils tend to have a shorter shelf-life due to their high proportion of terpenes, as do absolutes and resins which thicken even more with age and the smell of solvent becomes more noticeable.

Once essential oils have been diluted in a carrier oil, the shelf-life reduces dramatically. For maximum benefit use freshly made-up blends. A blend will keep for about 3-6 months if it is stored in an amber glass bottle in a cool place away from sunlight. If sweet almond oil is added then the shelf-life is approximately 6-9 months. If the smell alters and the oil becomes sour smelling then you should definitely discard it.

Do’s & Don’ts of Buying & Storage

We recommend only purchase essential oils if they are certified pure therapeutic grade.

*Always buy oils in amber glass bottles. Clear glass or plastic bottles do not contain pure essential oils. 

*Do not store your oils in direct sunlight

*Are the essential oils all the same price? If they are, then you are definitely not purchasing pure essential oils. For instance, pure essential oil of rose and Frankincense will be far more expensive then lavender, rosemary or wild orange essential oil.

*If purchasing oils that are diluted, always verify the date they were blended.

*Essential oils should always be kept away from young children. If they are taken internally some essential oils can be highly dangerous.

*Never leave bottled pure essential oils standing on plastic, polished or painted surfaces which can be damaged by the chemical constituents.

Top middle and base notes

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.