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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.

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.

doterra essential oil starter kit

Family Essentials Enrollment Kit – Whats in the Kit?

The doTerra Family Essentials Kit is not only a fantastic way to get 10 of the top essential oils for you and your family, it’s also incredible value! Maybe you want to get started with essential oils, but you’re not really sure which oils to buy. Or maybe you’ve already bought a doTerra Family Essentials Kit but you don’t feel too confident in using the oils and getting the most out of our your investment.

Why get a kit?

You can’t paint a really great picture with just one colour so Doterra have packaged together these top 10 oils which are what I started with.

Fear not!

We know that getting started with essential oils can be a bit tricky and overwhelming, so we’ve put together this fantastic beginners guide to the 10 essential oils in the doTerra Family Essentials Kit.

First off, what’s included in the doTerra Family Essentials Kit?

doTerra’s Family Essentials Kit includes a fantastic range of 11 essential oils, all in 5ml bottles. These bottles are small but mighty and they’ll last you much, much longer than you’d ever think!

  1. Lavender
  2. Lemon
  3. Peppermint
  4. Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  5. Oregano
  6. Frankincense
  7. Deep Blue
  8. Breathe
  9. Digestzen
  10. On Guard

If you buy the Enrolment Kit version, you also get an annual enrolment as a Wellness Advocate included (£24). If you bought these oils individually, you’d pay much more than the Kit price, so it’s a great way to get started.

But what do I actually do with these essential oils?!

All of these oils can be used in an almost endless number of ways on you and your family. I’ve downloaded the Modern Essentials app for my phone and I use it whenever I want a bit of inspiration for using the oils, or when I’ve bought a new oil and I need some guidance on how to use it.

If you do a quick search online for ‘doTerra’ and the name of the oil, you’ll find fantastic guidance pages called Uses and Benefits. Each oil has its own Uses and Benefits page. Heres the 3 ways to use doterra oils.

As ever, always read the label, and you can find all the important information on the relevant Uses and Benefits page.

Here are our top ways to use each of the oils in doTerra’s Family Essentials Kit:

LAVENDER

Lavender is best known for its calming and relaxing qualities. doTerra’s Lavender can be used to support a good night’s sleep (yes please!) and can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and irritations. There are countless ways to use this wonderful oil, known as ‘the Swiss army knife’ of essential oils! Here are a few of my favourite:

Skin irritation including sunburn and nappy rash: Add 2-3 tablespoons of doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil to 5-7 drops of doTerra Lavender. For nappy rash, see Melaleuca below for a homemade cream.

Relaxation and tension release: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser (I use the doTerra Petal Diffuser) or apply to the back of the neck and temples.

Beautiful aroma in your home: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, sit back and let it work its magic!

Cooking: Add 1-2 drops to a cake of biscuit mixture and a tiny amount to frosting mixture – yum!

A good night’s sleep: Rub a drop or two on the bottom of feet or put a few drops on your pillow. A lovely way to use this oil on your children.

Lavender blends well with: Bergamot, Citrus Bliss, Marjoram and Basil essential oils.

LEMON

This oil is zingy, fresh and has lots of uses. It’s known for its purifying properties and so it can be used to cleanse and deodorise surfaces and the air. It also aids digestion and supports healthy respiratory function. It typically takes 15 lemons to fill the 5ml bottle in the Family Essential Kit!

Here are just a few ways to use Lemon essential oil:

Start your day with a refreshing, cleansing drink: Add 1 drop (just one! This oil will last you!) to a glass of water. It will naturally cleanse the body and aid digestion.

Lift and energise your mood and help cleanse and purify the air and surfaces: Add 3-4 drops  to a diffuser for a fresh, bright and clean smelling home. Blend 2 drops of Lemon with 1 drop of Lime, 1 drop of Lavender and 1 drop of Rosemary for a “Clean Summer Kitchen” aroma.

Add a sweet lemon zing to your smoothie or dessert without the sugar: Add 1 drop to a smoothie.

Natural cleaning agent: From glass cleaner, to all-purpose cleaning sprays, using your Lemon oil as part of your household cleaning routine is a wonderful way to eliminate nasty chemicals.  

Get rid of sticky residue: If a price tag has left a sticky mark, or your toddler’s sticky hands are all over the wall, floor, chair, table…basically everywhere, then add a bit of Lemon oil to a cloth and gently rub.

Lemon essential oil blends well with: Grapefruit, Lime or Bergamot essential oils to bring out the bright energising scent of Lemon. It goes well with spicy essential oils like Wild Orange and Cinnamon. It also compliments Douglas Fir and Wintergreen.

PEPPERMINT

So. Many. Uses! This oil is amazing! Let’s dive straight into just some of the ways you can use it:

A fresh, energising addition to water and smoothies: Add 1-2 drops to your smoothie for a refreshing twist. Add 1 drop to a cup of water with some sliced fruit for a deliciously infused drink. These tasty drinks will help promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.

A quick pick-me-up: Wake up your senses and promote a feeling of energy by putting 1 drop in the palm of your hand and inhaling deeply. Add 1 drop of Frankincense (included in the Family Essentials Kit) and 1 drop of Wild Orange to lift your mood (Orange), promote feelings of relaxation (Frankincense) and promote a sense of soothing (Peppermint). You’ll feel energised and relaxed in no time!

Pimp our massage oil and shampoo: Add a drop or two to your favourite message oil, or combine with doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, for a cooling and soothing feeling. Add Lavender as well, and you’ve got the perfect mix. Add a drop to your shampoo to pamper your scalp.

Repel bugs and spiders: Many bugs don’t like the potent smell of Peppermint, so add 1-3 drops to a cotton ball and put in the corner of the rooms the creepy crawlies love the most!

A soothing and relaxing aroma: Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser.

Peppermint oil blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano (all included in the Family Essentials Kit), Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Cypress. Try a blend of two or more in your diffuser.

MELALEUCA (TEA TREE)

Did you ever put Tea Tree oil on a spot when you were a teenager and wince as it stung your skin, while you prayed it would get rid of the spot before school the next morning?! I know I did! Truth is, high quality, 100% natural Melaleuca (Tea Tree) from doTerra will not sting at all and will  reduce the spot and redness before morning! There are endless other ways to use this versatile essential oil:

Purify and freshen the air: Add 3-4 drops to your diffuser. Try a lovely revitalising blend in your diffuser: add 2 drops of Lemon (included in the Family Essentials Kit), 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 1 drop of Melaleuca and 1 drop of Peppermint (included in the Family Essentials Kit). Add an extra drop or two of Lemon, Peppermint or Melaleuca if you haven’t got Eucalyptus – when it comes to blending your oils, there aren’t any rules – just give it a try. Some oils go better together than others.

Purify and tone the skin, and soothe occasional skin irritations: Apply 1-2 drops of doTerra’s Melaleuca oil to the irritated area/spot. Use with doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil if your skin is sensitive. Add 1-2 drops to your facial cleanser or moisturiser for added cleansing properties.

Natural cleaning agent: Just like doTerra’s Lemon oil, Melaleuca is great for cleaning purposes as it protects against environmental and seasonal threats with a wonderful scent.

Natural alternative to Sudocrem, Bepanthem and other nappy creams: If you’re looking for a more natural way to sooth your baby’s bottom. You’ll be making great use of not only your Melaleuca oil, but your Lavender as well.

Melaleuca blends well with: Peppermint, Lemon (included in the Kit), Eucalyptus, and Lavender.

OREGANO

Before I found doTerra’s essential oils, Oregano was just the herb that sat in the back of my kitchen cupboard gathering dust! Oregano essential oil can help support a healthy immune system, healthy digestion and respiratory function, is an excellent source of antioxidants and can even be used as a household cleaner.

Because of Oregano oil’s high phenol content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling – only one to two drops are needed. This oil packs a punch! When applied topically, Oregano should be diluted with doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Natural household cleaner: This is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, so it is ideal for surfaces and countertops. Add 10 drops to 300ml of water and use in a clean spray bottle.

Help maintain healthy immune function and support healthy digestion: Add one drop to a glass of water each day.

Add flavour to your favourite Italian meals: One drop of Oregano essential oil can replace one tablespoon of ground oregano.

1 + 1 sometimes = 3! Some essential oils work even better when they are combined with a second oil. Combine Oregano and Peppermint (included in your Family Essentials Kit – yay!), for a more powerful result. Try this combination in your diffuser.

Diffuse in your home for a cleansing, green, sharp aroma: Add 1-2 drops to your diffuser.

Oregano oil blends well with: Peppermint, Lavender, Melaleuca (all included in the Kit), Basil, Rosemary, Bergamot, Cypress and Cedarwood,

FRANKINCENSE

This is known as ‘the king of essential oils’, and for a good reason! The fact that it comes in the Family Essentials Kit is one of the best things about the Kit! It’s one of the more expensive essential oils, so it makes the Kit incredible value.

Frankincense is a powerful essential oil known for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and promote cellular health and immunity, among other benefits. The aroma promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation and overall wellness.

I have this in a roller bottle and I was totally amazed when I first rolled it onto my face wrinkles (shhh!)…I could see an improvement almost immediately! I’m not claiming I’ve banished them forever and that I now look 21 again, but I can absolutely see the difference in the health and appearance of my skin. You can get inexpensive empty roller bottles from eBay.

DIY room spray: No more nasty chemical room sprays! Try combining Frankincense with one of the oils it blends well with (Lemon, Lavender, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Lime, Geranium, Sandalwood and many others). With the room spray, you not only get the incredible aroma, but you and your family also experience its relaxing and peaceful benefits.Create a peaceful, relaxing environment: If you’re into yoga or meditation, or just want to relax, diffusing Frankincense’s aromatic properties will give you a positive and focused lift, helping you to feel peaceful and relaxed.

Relieve stress: If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet (1 drop should be enough) to help you relax and balance your mood.

Revive dry hands and fingernails: Add a few drops to a moisturiser to help hydrate your skin. Why not buy an non-fragrant, inexpensive moisturiser and have it to hand whenever you want to combine it with an essential oil. There’s something quite satisfying about turning an inexpensive moisturiser into a luxury Frankincense cream!

Frankincense blends well with: Lime, Lemon, Wild Orange, Lavender, Cypress, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Geranium.

DEEP BLUE

This is a wonderful oil to use for a massage as it provides a cooling, soothing sensation. It can be used to soothe muscles and relax the body after strenuous activity [READ: any normal day as a parent!].

The Deep Blue bottle is the one with the bigger cap – used to differentiate it from other oils because it should not be ingested.

Deep Blue is a blend of eight essential oils: Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus.

Growing pains: If your children are having a growth spurt and their legs are feeling the effects of ‘growing pains’ and occasional aches, combine a few drops with doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub onto their legs before bedtime.

Soothe muscles before and after exercise: Rub a few drops on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort. Combine with a carrier oil such as doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil for sensitive skin.

Tension headache: Rub a few drops on the back of your neck and temples.

Massage heaven: Either combine with a carrier oil such as doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil or your favourite massage oil for a deeply soothing massage.

Soothe joint and muscle pain: If you suffer from joint ache, use Deep Blue alongside your regular treatment. Rub directly onto affected joints.

BREATHE – RESPIRATORY BLEND

Breathe is a blend of eight essential oils: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, and Cardamom.

It is known for its ability to maintain feelings of clear airways and helps cool and invigorate, promoting feelings of easy breathing. It can also be used to help you have a restful sleep. It has an airy and fresh mint aroma.

Promote clear airways: I use this on my children when they have a bit of a sniffle. I rub a few drops onto their chest at bedtime so they can breathe in the cooling and invigorating vapour.

Diffuse for a restful sleep: Fill your bedroom with a fresh and minty aroma and you will feel calm and restful.

Reduce seasonal threats: When the seasons are changing, you’re spending more time outdoors, or you’re feeling the effects of the seasons, diffuse 3-4 drops of Deep Blue, rub on the bottom of feet or add a few drops to the palm of your hands and take some deep breathes in.

Breathe blends well with: Peppermint, Wild Orange, Bergamot and Lime.

DIGESTZEN – DIGESTIVE BLEND

DigestZen has the nickname as the ‘tummy tamer’ blend! It’s a blend of seven essential oils: Ginger, Fennel, Coriander, Tarragon, Anise, Caraway and Peppermint that combine to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion. It has a spicy, sweet, minty, liquorice aroma.

If you’re prone to motion/travel sickness, this is the blend for you.

Assist your digestive system: Add 1 drop to a glass of liquid or other drink.

Soothe occasional stomach upsets: Rub 1-2 drops to your writs, temple, bottom of feet or stomach. Massaging it directly onto your stomach will be soothing and comforting. Combine it with Fractionated Coconut oil so it is easier to massage.

Aid digestion of heavy meals: If you’re off on holiday or are going to a family get-together, add a few drops to a glass of water and drink.

Travel sickness: Rub DigestZen on your stomach before or during a journey to ease sickness and nausea.

ON GUARD – PROTECTIVE BLEND

This is the oil for any parents out there or, in fact, anyone who can’t help but reach for the hand sanitiser on a day trip – this is your new alternative!

On Guard is a blend of five essential oils: Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary – it even sounds clean as well as smelling amazing!

As well as the bottle of On Guard essential oil that comes in your Family Essentials Kit, you might like to try the wider On Guard product range. I use the foaming hand wash and the natural whitening toothpaste.

Here are just a few ways to use the pure essential oil:

Naturally support the immune and respiratory system: Add one drop of On Guard to a glass of water and drink.

Sense a bug or the sniffles lurking?!: If your children have brought home a sniffle or mild bug, reach for On Guard. Rub a drop or two on the bottom of their feet. Defend against sniffles, by proactively rubbing it onto their feet before school, particularly at the start of term. Combine 1 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil with 1-2 drops of On Guard.

Natural hand cleanser: Make up your own little bottle of hand cleanser by combining On Guard with Fractionated Coconut oil. Rub it on yours and your children’s hands and fingers when you’re out and about.

Natural household cleaner: For a natural, nontoxic cleaner, add a couple of drops of doTerra On Guard to a small spray bottle with water and use as an effective all-purpose surface cleaner. It’s got a lovely warm, woody, spicy aroma as well.

Immune boosting smoothie: Add a few drops to your homemade smoothies. Given its spicy, woody aroma, it might not taste great with all smoothies.

Uplifting, purifying and energising aroma: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser to cleanse the air and surfaces and create an uplifting, purifying and energising fragrance throughout your home.

Where can I buy the doTerra Family Essential Kit?

You can buy the Kit at normal retail price here. To save 25% on your order and future orders, join doTerra as a Wellness Advocate. There are other great benefits too. Find out more here. There is an annual fee of £20, but this is included in the Family Essentials Kit – yay! If you’d like to know more, need some more advice on getting the most out of your doTerra essential oils, would like me to host an essential oil session for you and your friends, or would like me to enrol you as a Wellness Advocate, just get in touch.

The Family Essentials Kit is just one of the many ways to get started with essential oils. If you’d like to try some FREE samples before investing, then get in touch and I’ll send some out to you.

Want a kit with a diffuser? There are lots of options to choose. Here is the emotional aromatherapy kit too.

Aromatouch diffuser kit

Want even more the home essentials AND a diffuser ask me about the Home Essentials kit?

About wild orange and use

About wild orange oil:

dōTERRA’s wild orange oil is sourced from the Dominican Republic, cold pressed (expressed) from the rinds (peels) of the Citrus sinensis fruit, yielding an oil with a sweet, fresh, citrus aroma, high in monoterpenes, including the chemical compound d-limonene. 

Wild orange oil is uplifting to the mind and body.  It is high in antioxidants, helping to maintain overall health and protect against seasonal and environmental threats.  It is ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. 

Wild orange is also a powerful cleanser and purifying agent.  It can be taken daily, to cleanse the body, or used on surfaces, as a natural cleaner.  Diffusing wild orange will energize and uplift the mind and body, while purifying the air.  It also enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma. 

Wild orange is used extensively as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes, and in the food and drinks industry. 

Primary benefits of wild orange oil 

  • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent 
  • Protects against seasonal and environmental threats 
  • High in antioxidants, which are essential to overall health 
  • Uplifting to the mind and body 

Uses for wild orange oil 

  • Use in an all-purpose spray, to cleanse and purify surfaces. 
  • Add a drop to your water every day, for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health. 
  • Use in massage for its uplifting and protective properties. 
  • Diffuse, to uplift the mind and body, and to freshen the air. 
  • Diffuse in the car on long trips.  It is uplifting to the mind and body, and protects against environmental threats. 
  • Use with direct inhalation, to energize the mind and body.  Simply dispense one to two drops of wild orange into the palm of your hand, along with equal parts peppermint and frankincense.  Rub your palms together, then cup them over your face and inhale deeply.  Rub any remaining oil on the back of your neck. 

How to use wild orange oil 

Wild orange oil is intended for aromatic, topical or dietary use.  It is gentle enough to be used neat. 

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl oz of liquid.  Wild orange oil is certified GRAS, and is safe for ingestion. 
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.  While gentle enough to be used neat, dilution with dōTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil will help to minimize any possible skin sensitivity.  See additional precautions below. 

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity.  Keep out of reach of children.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.  Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Yarrow Pom

Yarrow|Pom Oil Product Description

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


Yarrow|Pom Oil Uses and Benefits

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

Chemistry of Yarrow|Pom Oil

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

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


Cautions

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

Cheer essential oil

Cheer essential oil

With a bright, fresh aroma, doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend was designed to help promote optimistic feelings while counteracting negative emotions that naturally occur in everyday life. When you are feeling down or blue, doTERRA Cheer essential oil blend is waiting to help replace negative feelings with a light, sunny disposition. 

As part of the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Cheer has been formulated with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils that are designed to help the user deal with negative emotions. Allow the fresh aroma and warming properties of doTERRA Cheer brighten your day as you put pessimistic feelings to rest, and let a little more sunshine into your life. 

doTERRA Cheer Benefits and Uses

  1. When tensions rise or overwhelming feelings abound, diffusing doTERRA Cheer can help promote an uplifting and positive environment. Try diffusing doTERRA Cheer in a classroom to promote positivity among students. Put a few drops of doTERRA Cheer in your diffuser at home to help your family enjoy the fresh, warm scent that will help create an inviting, happy environment. Diffuse doTERRA Cheer at your desk or in your home office when you need a little pick-me-up. 
     
  2. Wish you could carry the bright smell of doTERRA Cheer around with you all day? Experience the uplifting, happy scent of doTERRA Cheer while driving by applying a few drops of the essential oil to a terra cotta plate or even to a cotton ball and placing it in your car. As you run errands, make your morning commute, or drive the kids around, you’ll have the lovely scent of doTERRA Cheer as your companion, keeping your spirits bright all day long.
     
  3. Feeling lonely? When you are alone, don’t let heavy feelings weigh you down and discourage you—diffuse doTERRA Cheer in your favourite essential oil diffuser to promote happy, bright feelings that will invigorate your mood. 
     
  4. When negative emotions creep into your day, consider applying one drop of doTERRA Cheer to your hands, rub the palms together, and take a deep breath to inhale the comforting, warm scent of the oil. The scent will linger, so you can cup your hands over your nose or mouth throughout the day and inhale doTERRA Cheer for an added dose of optimism. 
     
  5. Have a friend, neighbour, or loved one who has been feeling down lately? If someone close to you has been feeling discouraged, consider giving them a “box of sunshine” care package. Gather items that will cheer them up to include in the care package—you can even make all of the items yellow, so that everything is bright and happy. You can include things like yellow candy, a yellow journal for them to write in, a yellow blanket or pillow case, and of course, yellow-labeled doTERRA Cheer. This care package will bring comfort to anyone who might be struggling, or who needs a boost of love and sunshine. 
     
  6. Looking for a good diffuser blend that uses doTERRA Cheer essential oil? Combine three drops of doTERRA Cheer, one drop of Douglas Fir, and one drop of Wild Orange to your diffuser for an uplifting, invigorating blend. If you have a friend who could use a little pick-me-up, consider giving them a bottle of doTERRA Cheer with a list of ideas for elevating diffuser blends that will lift their spirits. 
     
  7. If you tend to feel grumpy or discouraged in the morning, try diffusing doTERRA Cheer while doing your morning yoga, drinking your morning tea, or reading the morning paper to help promote feelings of optimism as you start the day. 

Ingredients 

  • Wild Orange Peel
  • Clove Bud
  • Star Anise Fruit/Seed
  • Lemon Myrtle Leaf
  • Nutmeg Kernel
  • Vanilla Bean Extract
  • Ginger Rhizome
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Zdravetz Herb

Chemistry of doTERRA Cheer doTERRA Cheer is made up of citrus and spice essential oils, which contribute to its warm, inviting nature. The chemical design of doTERRA Cheer includes aldehydes and monoterpenes, which are known to promote uplifting feelings of positivity. Like the rest of the oils in the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Cheer was specifically and chemically constructed to help dispel negative emotions and bring light and sunshine into dark or dreary days. 

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.

Copiaba tree

Copaiba essential oil benefits and uses

Copaiba essential oil benefits and uses

For many years copaiba oil has been used for a variety of different purposes including:

  • as an anti-inflammatory
  • to promote wound healing
  • to provide pain relief
  • to treat a wide variety of infections, including bladder infections, gonorrhea, and strep throat
  • as an aphrodisiac 
  • in cosmetic products, such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos

So far, many of the potential benefits of copaiba essential oil are based on anecdotal reports. However, that’s not to say that researchers haven’t been investigating the possible benefits as well.

Pain Relief

2018 studyTrusted Source compared the effect of massage with copaiba essential oil and Deep Blue essential oil in people with arthritis. They found that when compared to massage with coconut oil, the copaiba and Deep Blue blend led to a decrease in pain scores, an increase in finger strength, and improved finger dexterity.

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is associated with a variety of diseases and conditions. Because of this, research into the anti-inflammatory effects of copaiba could have an effect on the development of future treatments.

2014 studyTrusted Source assessed the effects of copaiba oil-resin in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS). They found that treatment with copaiba oil-resin did two things: 

  • lowered production of some molecules that are associated with inflammation
  • lowered the amount of oxygen radicals, which can lead to cell damage 

Another 2017 studyTrusted Source in rats looked at the effects of copaiba oil-resin treatment on tongue injury. The tongue tissue of rats treated with copaiba oil-resin showed a lower presence of immune cells associated with inflammation.

studyTrusted Source from 2018 evaluated the effect of copaiba oil-resin in a rat model of colitis. They found that although copaiba oil-resin reduced inflammation and oxygen radicals, it didn’t prevent colon damage.

Antimicrobial activity

One studyTrusted Source from 2016 evaluated the antimicrobial activity of copaiba oil-resin against a standard strain of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause skin and wound infections. Researchers found that even low concentrations of copaiba oil-resin were able to inhibit bacterial growth.

Another 2016 studyTrusted Source assessed the activity of a copaiba oil-resin gel on Streptococcus bacteria species present on teeth. The study found that the gel had antimicrobial activity against all species that were tested. However, more research is needed to determine the nature and efficacy of this activity.

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