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DIY Adaptiv Bath Bar & Soap

Adaptiv Calming Blend is doTERRA’s star blend when it comes to stressful situations, like the crisis we are currently facing! On their site, they say, Adaptiv Calming Blend oil is perfect for life’s most stressful moments. Useful when a big meeting is coming up, or for other important events, Adaptiv Calming Blend helps improve sustained attention while easing the body and mind.”

The only thing is… when you have mobility problems, baths can be a very rough time. Before I developed my mobility problems, I loved showering. It was my precious destress time in the day. After developing mobility problems, shower and baths have become torture! The physical instability, the vertigo, the insane amounts of sheer agony that I go through to endure a shower have made it the worst part of the day. That, my friends, is downright saddening. I miss loving showers.

I got myself some Adaptiv Calming Blend a few weeks ago. I LOVE the scent! It is so nice! It’s not a sweet, sleepytime type of scent. It’s not quite a cheery, bright and uplifting scent. It is oddly right there in the middle between the two. The scent is bright yet calming and a delight to use! It IS very calming and I love it! Something else I love is soapmaking and using artisan soaps. It doesn’t matter if I am making soap on my own from scratch or using a premade melt and pour base and adding colors and/or scents with my son having a fun craft project, I adore the process! The only thing that’s been lacking is the glorious Adaptiv Calming Blend in a soap. doTERRA has a few other awesome scented soaps, like Citrus Bliss Soap and Serenity Bath Bar. But, alas, no Adaptiv. But I would so enjoy an Adaptiv soap and kept thinking about how it would make shower times a little less stressful and more enjoyable again. So, I decided to tackle the problem on my own, and my son wanted to help! We got our Adaptiv bottle and some melt and pour soap base and got to work! It’s glorious and wonderful and I had the best shower that I have enjoyed in over year, thanks to this soap! Try some for yourself!

DIY doTERRA Adaptiv Calming Blend Soap & Bath Bar

  1. Melt the soap according to the instructions on the pack. If you don’t have any instructions, I start with cutting the soap into ice-cube sized chunks and put into a microwave-safe bowl. Then I microwave for 1 minute at a time until about half of it has melted. Then, I go down to 30 seconds at a time until it is about 3/4 melted, then 15 seconds at a time until it is completely melted. Stir between each microwave session. The 2-pound block took about 4 minutes to melt, including time spent stirring.
  2. Add the Adaptiv Calming Blend oil drops, 10-15 drops per pound of soap base, and stir to combine.
  3. Carefully pour into your molds. It’s hot, so be careful!
  4. Allow the molds to sit undisturbed to cool and harden.
  5. When the soap has hardened, remove from the molds and store. If you use a bread loaf pan, as I did, or some other large pan, you will need to cut it into usable sized bars before storing.

To close, this soap was very quick to make and enjoyable to use. My batch was ready to use within a few hours and I was able to enjoy it in the shower the same day that I made it. My 10-year-old had a good time helping to make it with me, but if your children join you to make this recipe, please be careful! Melted soap is very hot and care must be taken to avoid burning little fingers! That said, most kids I have ever seen always enjoy being able to use something that they made with their own hands. Melt and pour soap making is very rewarding for kids who are old enough to understand the safety measures needed, and they love using it at bath time! Enjoy!

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DIY On Guard+ Softgels

When you are out of On Guard+ Softgels, use this handy dandy DIY recipe to create your own while you wait for your next shipment to arrive! It is easy to make these with essential oils you probably already have in your collection! Please only use CPTG doTERRA Essential Oils for internal use/ingestion! You can tell if your CPTG doTERRA Essential Oil is safe to consume if it has a “Supplement Facts” section on the label. If you aren’t sure, ask your Wellness Advocate! This recipe is a lifesaver when I run out of On Guard+ Softgels and need one before my next shipment arrives!

DIY On Guard+ Softgels

Add ONE DROP EACH of the following ingredients to a VeggieCap for the equivalent to one On Guard+ Softgel:

Substitution Oils:

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DIY On Guard Cleaning Wipes

Do you wish you had On Guard cleaning wipes? They are super easy to make! Who’s going to make these?

This is SUCH an easy DIY.

  • Start with quality paper towels 🧻 cut the roll in half unless you’re using a tall container. You can also un-roll and fold them up to fit into an old baby wipe container. A LOT of paper towels will squeeze into a baby wipe container when they are wet, so fold PLENTY!
  • in a pitcher, combine 1/2-1 cup water with 1/2 tablespoon of On Guard Cleaner. For body wipes, using Hand Wash or shampoo works great!
  • Add 10-15 drops OnGuard or other cleansing oil (If you are making for cleaning surfaces, OnGuard, Lemon, Orange or Lemongrass are great! If you are making for cleaning the skin, try using Lavender, Grapefruit, Orange or some good ole On Guard!)
  • Add paper towels to container and pour the mixed liquid over them. Flip if needed to disperse. If using folded paper towels, flip often and press them down then add more on top and repeat until the container is full.
  • The hardest part is getting the cardboard center out if you aren’t using folded paper towels. You can do this easily by adding the roll to your container and starting with a little water in the middle. I like to do this first to not lose any oils/cleaner. Once you have the cardboard out, you’ll simply pull your wipe from the center of the airtight container!

Remember, warm water is much more pleasant to work with than chilly and cold water! If your wipes dry out a little, you can always add a little extra water (a tablespoon or two) to re-moisten. Just pull a wipe out when you need it! I like to have two wipes containers: one for surfaces and one for skin!

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DIY onGuard Foaming Hand Soap

When you just NEED your foaming hand soap and your LRP delivery hasn’t arrived yet, there’s a DIY option! It’s almost as good as the original, but let’s be honest… nothing could ever replace doTERRA’s on Guard Foaming Hand Wash! Even so, this recipe will really work great in a pinch and these days, hand washing needs to be something we all do regularly and often, every day. Here’s that recipe to tide you over until your LRP order arrives…

DIY onGuard Foaming Hand Soap

  • 2 Tablespoons of liquid castile soap (substitute any liquid soap or shampoo, natural is best)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil (substitute any emollient oil like almond, avocado or castor)
  • 10 drops of onGuard Essential Oil Blend

Add ingredients into any foamer pump bottle you have and shake or swirl to combine. Slowly add water to fill, leaving space at the top for the foamer pump. Swirl together gently to combine while minimizing bubbles in the bottle (don’t shake!).

To use: Pump once or twice into the palm of your hand, no water is necessary to start. Wash at least 20 seconds as normal, rinse clean and dry hands after.

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DIY onGuard Sanitizing Mist

In the midst of this outbreak, sanitizer has become a commodity! So much of a commodity that it is literally sold out in most stores! Never fear! doTERRA’s onGuard Sanitizing Mist is truly a pleasure to use AND it is effective, containing the amount of alcohol recommended by the CDC. You can get your onGuard Sanitizing Mist here.

Sometimes, even with the best supply chain, things still get sold out temporarily. If you can’t get your hands on sanitizing mist and need some immediately, don’t go spending hundreds on the Black Market! (Yes, there are actually people out there spending ridiculous amounts of money on tiny amounts of sanitizer…) Just make some yourself! If you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty with a little DIY, here is an effective sanitizer recipe that is pleasantly moisturizing and smells great!

If you can’t get your hands on the Apple Liquid Extract or Liquid Glycerin, don’t worry! You can safely substitute Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Vera Gel, Fractionated Coconut Oil or Castor Oil for either or both of those ingredients in this recipe.

DIY onGuard Sanitizing Mist

For each 1 oz. spray bottle (if making more than 1 oz. at a time, multiply the recipe by the number of ounces.)

  • 10-15 drops of On Guard Oil Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Liquid Extract (substitute: aloe juice or fractionated coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Glycerine (substitute: aloe gel or castor oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon distilled water
  • fill the rest with isopropyl alcohol or 180 proof grain alcohol

Shake well and spray on hands. Rub hands together until dry.

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From dōTERRA: What You Should Know About COVID-19

* This content is copied from an email sent out at 1:09 pm Eastern Time on Monday, March 9, 2020, from doTERRA to their Wellness Advocates in the USA. I did not write any of this content myself and, as such, is copyright to doTERRA, not me.

Dear dōTERRA Family,

Our top priority is always the health and safety of our entire community. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has raised a variety of questions and concerns, and we want you to be assured that we are continually monitoring the situation to ensure we are making the best decisions and taking the right actions for you and the entire dōTERRA family.

Gratefully, we are uniquely situated with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Russell Osguthorpe, being an Infectious Diseases physician. His understanding and experience working in this field is invaluable for dōTERRA. Given the dynamic nature of the situation around the world, we advise you to adhere to the guidance offered by public health agencies in your region. This may include basic precautions or significant restrictions on travel or public gatherings.

To help manage any concerns and reduce transmission of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, in your area, Dr. Osguthorpe recommends that everyone follow these evidence-based procedures.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, including dōTERRA’s On Guard Sanitizing Mist—which contains 64% alcohol, can be used.
  • Stay home when sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects often.
  • Face masks are not recommended for people who are well. However, if you show symptoms of COVID-19 or another respiratory disease, then you should wear a mask.

What you should know about COVID-19

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Most people who contract COVID-19 are thought to be mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic (showing no symptoms). These include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

dōTERRA Events

The situation with COVID-19 is evolving, and we are continually monitoring the outbreak and how it is impacting life in your communities. The dōTERRA executive team will make decisions concerning future events and meetings based on scientific information and recommendations provided by Dr. Osguthorpe and guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and relevant agencies and organizations from countries around the world. Recommendations concerning dōTERRA events and meetings will be communicated with Wellness Advocates, customers, and employees at least one month prior to the scheduled start date whenever practicable.

Supply Chain

dōTERRA has an excellent operations team that has been careful about planning and forecasting supply chain challenges and product needs around the world. While we have seen a dramatic spike in sales of our On Guard family of products, we are working around the clock to stay in stock for all of these products. The demand for dōTERRA’s On Guard Sanitizing Mist has increased by over 400% in most markets in recent weeks and we are quadrupling our supplies of this product in the coming weeks. In the interim there may be some occasional short term stock outs of this and a few other high demand products. The good news is that due to our long-term strategic planning with our global network of growers we have stocked more than a year’s supply of most of our essential oils. Accordingly, we don’t expect any significant outages for the On Guard essential oil blend or other essential oils that are in unusually great demand during this time.

We also are working hard to ensure that our shipments reach you as fast as possible. Some delays to certain regions of the world may at times be inevitable and we thank you in advance for your patience if an order takes longer than you anticipated.

Health Claims

dōTERRA is restricted on the health claims that can be made about our products. We recognize essential oils have profound health and wellness benefits, but we do not claim that our products prevent, treat or cure illnesses or diseases, including COVID-19. We must continue to be vigilant in ensuring that we avoid all communications that claim otherwise.

While there seems like a lot to worry about, there are many reasons to be optimistic.

  • The COVID-19 virus is thought to be very similar to other respiratory viruses like influenza or RSV, and is mild in most people who get it.
  • Children seem particularly protected from severe COVID-19 disease.
  • There has been extraordinary cooperation in the global sharing of clinical data and research.

Be assured that your health and wellbeing is imperative to us and we will factor in all information to determine recommendations regarding future events and meetings.

Sincerely, David Stirling
dōTERRA Founding Executive and CEO

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A Drop of Wisdom: What Are Essential Oils?

Our weekly series “A Drop of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

You’ve seen them on store shelves, you’ve smelled them on the person sitting next to you on the airplane, or maybe you even have a few bottles sitting on your bedside table—but what are essential oils exactly? Are they simply a fancy beauty product? Are they a new fad that’ll soon pass?

If you’ve never used essential oils, or if you just have limited experience with them, they might seem like a complete mystery. The truth is, millions of people use essential oils every single day for things like cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, fitness, sleep, overall health, and more.

What is an essential oil?

So, what are essential oils? Scientifically speaking, essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds. In less scientific terms, they are the essence of plants, taken from roots, bark, flowers, seeds, and other plant parts. Did you know that essential oils are what gives a plant its scent? Essential oils can also protect a plant from predators or environmental conditions.

How long have essential oils been around?

Not only do millions around the world enjoy essential oils today, but they’ve been utilized by dozens of cultures throughout history. Though it might seem like you only started hearing about essential oils within the last few years, they’ve actually been in use for hundreds of years. Ancient civilizations used plant extracts for things like healthcare, aromatherapy, beauty treatments, food preparation—the list goes on. In modern times, we’ve perfected the use of plants in everyday life, and finally, have the technology to truly harness the power of the earth.

What are essential oils good for?

Those who are new to essential oils might be wondering, “What do I use them for?” If you’ve had a bottle of essential oil on your kitchen counter or in your closet for a while and aren’t exactly sure how to use it, you’re not alone. The good news? Learning how to use essential oils is easy. Like the peoples of the ancient world, we too have dozens of practical applications for essential oils today.

For example, essential oils can be used to:

· Promote healthy-looking skin.

· Cleanse the air and eliminate odors.

· Help maintain a healthy respiratory system and feelings of clear breathing.*

· Support good oral hygiene.*

· Promote healthy digestion.*

· Create an uplifting atmosphere.

· And more!

As you can see, there are plenty of applications for essential oils in our daily lives. Here are a few examples of ways you can use essential oils if you’re just starting out.

· Diffuse a few drops of essential oil using a diffuser.

· Place a drop of oil in your hands, rub your palms together, and inhale deeply.

· Apply essential oils to the wrists and wear them as a personal fragrance.

· Add a drop of oil to your moisturizer or face cleanser to promote healthy-looking skin (try essential oils like Lavender oil or Frankincense oil for this). · Put a few drops in a glass of water for internal benefits (Lemon oil and Grapefruit oil work well for this).

Don’t wait another day to experience the amazing benefits of essential oils. Are you still wondering how to use essential oils? It’s easier than you might think. Leave a comment below and I’ll answer all of your essential oil questions!

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A Drop of Wisdom: Cedarwood Essential Oil

Our weekly series “A Drop of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Did you know that many people use Cedar oil for skin due to its purifying abilities? You can easily incorporate Cedarwood oil into your daily facial routine by simply adding one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. The cleansing properties of Cedarwood oil can also help improve the appearance of skin imperfections. Cedarwood also has properties that help soothe the mind and body. The warm, woody scent can create a calm, relaxing environment when used aromatically or topically. Diffusing Cedarwood oil in your home, office, or workspace can help promote feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and evoke feelings of wellness.

The warm, woody scent of Cedarwood oil, or Cedar oil, offers numerous benefits to the user. Not only does Cedarwood oil produce a grounding aroma that promotes feelings of vitality and wellness, but it also has many applications for everyday life. Whether you are using Cedar oil topically or aromatically to improve skin imperfections, to keep insects at bay, or to promote vitality during a workout, the uses and benefits of this oil are almost limitless.

Cedarwood Oil Uses and Benefits

  • Because it is a grounding oil that can promote emotional balance, Cedar oil is a good essential oil to diffuse at the end of a long day when you want to create a relaxing environment. Cedarwood oil holds calming and grounding properties for both the mind and body, making it a popular oil for topical as well as aromatic use. When diffusing Cedar oil, use three to four drops in the essential oil diffuser of your choice and enjoy the grounding, calming effects that this oil has to offer.
     
  • If you want to improve your exercise routine, Cedarwood oil can provide an extra boost of vitality before a workout. Because it promotes wellness and vitality, Cedar oil is a fitting companion for any physical activity—no matter your workout style. Before exercising, massage one to two drops onto your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout, and enjoy the vitality-boosting benefits of Cedarwood oil.
     
  • Did you know that many people use Cedar oil for skin due to its purifying abilities? You can easily incorporate Cedarwood oil into your daily facial routine by simply adding one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. The cleansing properties of Cedarwood oil can also help improve the appearance of skin imperfections. When you notice a new skin imperfection, directly apply one drop of Cedar oil to the affected area to immediately improve its appearance.
     
  • Cedar oil’s chemical makeup makes it effective at repelling insects. When working in the garden, consider adding Cedarwood oil to your mulch or topsoil to help keep insects at bay. To keep bugs away during seasons when insects are a threat, you can create your own essential oil bug repellant formula using doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and Cedarwood oil (simply apply to the body before going outside). To learn more about essential oils that repel insects, read this article from the doTERRA Living Magazine: Essential Science—Bug Off!
     
  • Cedarwood oil is known to promote relaxation and can be used in several instances to calm the mind. For example, when your child wakes up scared after a nightmare, apply Cedar oil to the bottom of his or her feet to help promote a peaceful, settled feeling. When you find yourself distressed by unfamiliar situations, inhale the aroma of Cedarwood oil to promote calming emotions. When it comes to promoting calming, grounding feelings, Cedarwood oil is a helpful companion.
     
  • Diffusing Cedar oil in your home, office, or workspace can help promote feelings of confidence and self-esteem. The warm, herbaceous aroma of Cedarwood oil is grounding and can help evoke feelings of wellness. When striving to promote confident feelings or feelings of self-esteem, diffuse two drops of Cedarwood oil with two drops of Wintergreen in the essential oil diffuser of your choice.

Where to Buy Cedarwood Oil

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of Cedarwood oil for yourself? Visit our Cedarwood oil page to learn more about ordering your own. As you build your essential oil collection, you’ll want to ensure that you are using high quality, pure essential oils—rather than synthetic, poorly tested oils that are popular in the industry today. With the doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing process, doTERRA oils remain at a high-quality level. Once you purchase your own doTERRA Cedarwood oil, take a look at the uses and benefits section below to get the most out of your product.

Plant Description

There are many types of cedar trees, but all are coniferous, evergreen trees from the cypress family. The red cedar tree is able to withstand extreme climates and can tolerate most soil types. This ability may come from the cold, high altitude climates cedar trees are natively from. Depending on soil conditions, the tree can reach anywhere from 16 to nearly 100 feet high. It is also a species with an unusually long lifespan, with some trees reaching 900 years old. doTERRA Cedarwood oil comes from the wood of the species Juniperus virginiana, more commonly known as the red cedar. The red cedar is a species of juniper that provides a very fragrant aroma—making it perfect for essential oil production.

A Rich History

The use of cedar oil from different trees and cedarwood, in general, has a long historical past. The cedar of Lebanon is thought to be one of the first essential oils extracted from nature. The Sumerians regarded the cedar tree to be the Tree of Life. Ancient tribes believed God held the energy of the Cosmos in the cedar and that the wood was sacred, gifting those worthy with power, greatness, and immortality. The Egyptians incorporated it into their embalming rituals. The Phoenicians and Assyrians even used cedar to build fleets of ships.

Chemistry of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: α-cedrene, cedrol, thujosene

What is the chemistry of Cedarwood oil like? Cedarwood falls under a group of chemicals known as sesquiterpenes. Essential oils that contain sesquiterpenes are commonly known for their ability to promote grounding and balance of emotions when used aromatically. Cedarwood oil includes the main sesquiterpene constituents cedrene, and thujopsene, which help improve the appearance of skin and promote grounding of emotions and emotional balance. Similar to VetiverPatchouli, and Sandalwood oil, Cedar oil is commonly known as a grounding oil because of its chemical makeup.

Oils that blend well with Cedarwood Essential oil
As a warm, woody essential oil, Cedarwood oil produces an aroma that is reminiscent of the outdoors. Because of its warm properties, Cedarwood oil blends well with herbal oils like Clary Sage, woody oils like Cypress, and even other spicy essential oils like Frankincense. Cedarwood oil also blends well with Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme, and Vetiver.

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.

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: Bergamot Essential Oil

Our weekly series “A Drop of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Use aromatically and topically to enjoy the calming benefits of Bergamot essential oil. Combine with dōTERRA Fractionated coconut oil to give your significant other a purifying and serene back massage this Valentine’s Day. Apply a couple of drops of dōTERRA Bergamot to your feet before bed and enjoy the relaxing benefits before drifting off to sleep.

Bergamot Oil Product Description

From the coast of Reggio di Calabria in Italy, Bergamot is one of the most unique citrus oils. For years, Italians have used Bergamot for many purposes—to rejuvenate the skin, reduce feelings of stress, and more. There are many unique attributes of Bergamot that set it apart from other citrus oils, including the exclusivity of where it is grown, the fact that it is a bitter fruit that produces sweet oil, and its ability to create an uplifting and calming environment, just to name a few. Commonly used for soothing skin, in massage, and to purify and uplift, Bergamot essential oil is a versatile go-to favorite at doTERRA.

Where to Buy Bergamot Oil

Ready to purchase your own bottle of Bergamot essential oil? Visit our Bergamot oil page to see how to order. Though there are many choices for essential oils, purity, quality, and aroma are important when buying oils. doTERRA ensures that each bottle of essential oil, including Bergamot oil, contains high quality, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® tested and potent oil. When you buy from doTERRA, you know you are getting a high-quality product that will allow you to reap all of the possible benefits from the oil. Once you’ve purchased your own bottle of Bergamot, the benefits and uses of Bergamot oil section below will help you learn how to use it.

Bergamot Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Like other citrus oils, Bergamot essential oil makes the perfect addition to any glass of water. If you want to give new life to a plain drink of water, consider adding a drop of Bergamot oil along with some cut up pieces of fruit.
     
  2. While the aromas of many citrus oils are known to be stimulating or invigorating, Bergamot oil has unique calming capabilities that can help when tension or stress levels are high. One of the best ways to glean the calming benefits of Bergamot essential oil is to diffuse the oil. The next time you feel stress levels or tension getting high, consider diffusing Bergamot oil in the classroom, at work, or at home for a calming effect.
     
  3. The calming benefits of Bergamot essential oil’s aroma are not only present during aromatic diffusion, but also during topical application. These calming properties make Bergamot essential oil a popular choice for massage therapy. Not only does the oil promote a calm, serene atmosphere, but it is also purifying for the skin, which is why many massage professionals use Bergamot oil. If you want to use Bergamot oil for a massage at home, use a carrier oil or dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for best results.
     
  4. Want to enjoy the purifying benefits of Bergamot oil for your skin? Make your own Bergamot oil foot mask! Using organic ingredients like raw honey, Greek yogurt, and celery, this mask will help your feet feel soft and luxurious. Applying this smooth mask to your feet allows the rest of your body to absorb the moisturizing, restorative properties that the concoction holds. The purifying power of Bergamot essential oil will soothe and cool dry or distressed feet—rejuvenating your skin from heel to toe.
     
  5. Do you enjoy adding essential oils to your tea? When you have Bergamot oil on hand, you can enjoy a cup of Earl Grey whenever you want. With a pure, citrus and spice flavor, Bergamot oil is the perfect companion to your daily tea break—quickly changing a regular cup of tea to Earl Grey with a few simple drops. Remember, when adding essential oils to food or drink, less is more. Start out with a small drop and work your way up from there. If the oil is particularly strong, dip a toothpick in the oil and add it to your water, tea, or dish. This keeps the oil flavor from being too overwhelming. Watch this video to learn more about using Bergamot oil for tea.
     
  6. If you are ready to unwind and refresh your skin after a taxing day, Bergamot oil offers a simple solution for relaxation. At the end of a long day, you can enjoy the calming and skin-purifying benefits of Bergamot oil at the same time by applying it to your skin while showering. While in the shower, apply Bergamot oil to your skin and inhale deeply to experience the calming aroma while enjoying the purifying skin benefits of this versatile oil.
     
  7. No matter what mood you are in, Bergamot oil can help promote uplifting, relaxing, and confident feelings—particularly when diffused. When diffusing on its own, use three to four drops of Bergamot oil in the diffuser of your choice. Diffusing this oil can help promote a sense of self-confidence when you feel frazzled, or a sense of inner peace when feelings of stress abound. Looking for a good diffuser blend that uses the uplifting aroma of Bergamot? Try three drops of Bergamot and three drops of doTERRA Balance® for a relaxing and energizing diffuser blend that lets you escape a mundane or exasperating day.
     
  8. Not only will the calming aromatic benefits of Bergamot essential oil relieve feelings of stress or tension throughout the day, but this oil can also help you prepare for a peaceful night of rest. Apply Bergamot oil to your feet before bedtime and enjoy a sense of calm and harmony as you drift off to dreamland—leaving the cares of your day behind.

For more ideas on how to use Bergamot oil, take a look at these helpful blog posts:

Essential Cologne
Fizzing Bath Bombs
Foaming Hand Soap
Citrus Air Freshener

Plant Description

Bergamot essential oil comes from the bergamot fruit, grown primarily in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Bergamot is unique to Reggio di Calabria because it thrives in the fresh sea-air and acidic soil found in this area. This climate allows growers to harvest high-quality fruit that will produce pure essential oil. Different from other citrus fruits, bergamot is actually a bitter-tasting fruit that yields a sweet essential oil. Similar to Lemon essential oil, Bergamot is produced through cold pressing, where the Bergamot rind is mechanically squeezed—producing pure essential oil.

Chemistry of Bergamot Oil

Main Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl acetate
As an oil in the citrus family, Bergamot oil includes the chemical component Limonene, which is commonly known for its uplifting aromatic characteristics. The uplifting nature of Bergamot’s chemical makeup is why it is frequently used in massage therapy, as it holds calming benefits. When diffused, the elevating chemical components can help when stress levels are high.

Sourcing

doTERRA sources Bergamot oil from Reggio di Calabria, Italy, where Italian families have run bergamot orchards for decades. Unfortunately, economic downturn has caused many families to abandon their orchards, leaving family tradition behind. Through the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative in Italy, families can once again receive fair wages and guaranteed work as they produce high-quality bergamot fruit in the orchards of Reggio di Calabria. The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiative in Italy allows families of Reggio di Calabria to provide for their families, boost the economy, and preserve the family tradition of growing some of the finest bergamot fruit in the world.

Watch the Bergamot Co-Impact Sourcing video to learn more about this initiative.


Oils that blend well with Bergamot oil

As a citrus essential oil, Bergamot blends well with a variety of other oils. If you are looking for good oils to blend with Bergamot, try doTERRA LavenderPatchouliLime, or Arborvitae. Mixing Bergamot oil with any of these essential oils will provide both an uplifting and calming element to your blend.

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 this product.

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: How to Use Essential Oils

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Are you looking for new ways to incorporate essential oil use in your life? This week we are highlighting the three main ways to use essential oils. Because of the purity of dōTERRA Essential oils, you can use them aromatically, topically, or internally. When using essential oils, pay attention to the labeling on the product because some oils have usage restrictions. Enjoy an essential oil aromatically by diffusing it through an essential oil diffuser, applying a drop to your hands and inhaling, or wearing it as a personal fragrance. You can benefit from topical use by using essential oils to give a back massage, applying it to a targeted area and rubbing it in, or by adding a drop or two to lotions or moisturizers. The last way to use essential oils is by ingesting them or taking them internally. Add a drop to a glass of water, under your tongue or in a veggie capsule and the oil will move throughout your body.

How Do You Use Essential Oils?

You don’t need a degree in chemistry or extensive training to know how to use essential oils effectively. With a basic understanding of safety precautions and application methods, it is easy to start using essential oils.

Get Started With Essential Oils

As you get started with essential oils keep these things in mind:

  • Determine the uses and benefits of the oil you intend to apply.
  • Follow any label and packaging instructions.
  • If you have specific concerns, consult with a healthcare professional first.

How to Apply Essential Oils

There are three ways to use essential oils:

1. Through smell. We call this “aromatic” use of essential oils. This includes any application method that helps you experience the aroma of the oil. You can use essential oils aromatically by:

  • Diffusing in an essential oil diffuser
  • Applying a drop to your hands and inhaling
  • Wearing as a personal fragrance

2. On your skin. “Topical” application of essential oils allows the oil to absorb into the skin. Some ways to use essential oils on your skin are:

  • Massage
  • Apply to targeted areas and rub in
  • Add to lotions or moisturizers

3. Ingesting, or “internal” use of essential oils allows the oil to be transported throughout your body. Make sure the essential oil is safe for internal use first, and then try one of these methods: 

  • Add to a glass of water
  • Take in a veggie capsule
  • Put a drop under your tongue

What are the Best Essential Oils?

The best essential oils are pure and unadulterated. To see why doTERRA is committed to providing only the purest essential oils, click below:

>> Pure Essential Oils

Each oil is unique, making it easy to find a natural solution for your specific health concerns. Some of the most popular essential oils are those with multiple benefits and application methods. These oils tend to become household favorites.

Here are the 10 most popular essential oils:

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

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

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

Essential Oil Safety

Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when you are learning how to use essential oils: 

Essential Oil Safety Guidelines

  1. Avoid applying oils to sensitive areas like the nose, ears, eyes, or broken skin. Avoid using “hot oils” on the face.* 
  2. Always read labels and package instructions before using an essential oil for the first time. 
  3. Use dilution to minimize skin sensitivity.
  4. Be aware of oils with sun sensitivity warnings.
  5. Practice safe storage—keep oils out of reach of children.
  6. Always supervise young children when applying essential oils.
  7. If you have specific health concerns, talk to a healthcare professional before trying essential oils.

*Hot oils or strong oils include Cassia oil, Cinnamon Bark oilClove oilOregano oilThyme oil, and others.


How to Use Essential Oils Aromatically

Aromatic use of essential oils is especially powerful.

The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiological, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system, which is the part of your brain that stores memories and emotions. Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming.

Diffusing is one of the simplest ways to use essential oils aromatically. You can use an essential oil diffuser if you’d like but using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices. You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand, cupping it around your nose, and breathing deeply.

Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically:

  • Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
  • Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
  • Add oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets
  • Use in household surface cleaners

How to Use Essential Oils Topically (on the Skin)

Essential oils easily penetrate the skin for localized benefits, making topical (on the skin) application a great way to experience the benefits of essential oils. This is why doTERRA works to create potent essential oils that are powerful enough to promote healthy-looking skin, yet gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

When used topically, essential oils can improve complexion and skin tone. They can also be used as part of a soothing massage. Before topical application, be sure to follow all label recommendations and dilution instructions.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils

  • Neck
  • Forehead and temples (unless the oil is classified as a “hot oil”)
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Arms, legs, bottoms of feet

Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Topically 

  • Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
  • Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin

Sensitive Areas to be Avoided

  • Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
  • Eyes and inner ears
  • Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin

How to Use Essential Oils Internally

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain.

Follow label recommendations and other professional guidelines for dosage when using essential oils internally.

Effective Methods of Internal Application

  • Add essential oils to water, smoothies, milk, tea, or other drinks
  • Put a drop under the tongue
  • Take in a veggie capsule or add to a small amount of applesauce or yogurt
  • Use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices (Remember, essential oils are much more potent than dried or fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount. Use a toothpick for particularly potent oils.)

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: Oregano Essential Oil

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Spice up your dinner with dōTERRA Oregano! Known as a common ingredient in Italian cuisine, Oregano oil is spicy and herbaceous, making it the perfect addition to your next meal. Besides being a popular ingredient, Oregano essential oil also acts as a powerful natural cleansing agent, an immune-boosting agent, and supports healthy digestion. When taken internally, Oregano essential oil can help maintain a healthy immune function and support healthy digestion. It’s the perfect natural boost you need to combat any *seasonal threats! Take advantage of the natural cleansing benefits by adding 10 drops of Oregano essential oil to a spray bottle of water and use it to wipe any countertops. The chemical makeup works as a great cleansing and purifying agent.

Extracted from the fragrant leaves of the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, Oregano essential oil has made its way into cookbooks, cleaning cabinets, and supplements. Oregano oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils. Oregano oil possesses a high concentration of both carvacol and thymol, two phenol chemicals with cleansing properties. Oregano oil uses both components to its advantage, making it one of the best household cleansing agents known to the essential oil world. Oregano oil can be taken internally to help support a healthy immune system and healthy digestion and respiratory function.*

Oregano oil is also an excellent source of antioxidants.* Other benefits of Oregano oil can be utilized when preparing and eating culinary dishes. Oregano’s herbaceous flavoring can be added to appetizers, entrees, and sauces to enhance an array of savory meals. Because of Oregano oil’s high phenol content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling—only one to two drops are needed. When applied topically, Oregano oil should always be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Oregano Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Oregano oil benefits many homemade cleaners in a big way. For a quick and easy all-purpose cleaner, put 10 drops of Oregano essential oil into a 16-ounce spray bottle with water. Due to Oregano’s chemical makeup, it is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent. This simple spray is great for surfaces and countertops, even natural stone. 
     
  2. Support your body in the way it needs, when it needs it. One of the many Oregano oil benefits supporting a healthy immune system.* One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function.* Oregano can be taken more frequently when seasonal threats are high or as needed to further boost immunity.* You can put two drops of Oregano essential oil in a veggie capsule to help support immune function.*
     
  3. Add a little flavor to your favorite Italian cuisine with some Oregano essential oil. Oregano oil is spicy and herbaceous and will add the perfect hint of flavor to spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, roasts, and much more. When your Italian recipes call for ground oregano, simply replace it with one drop of Oregano essential oil for a delicious seasoning. One drop of Oregano essential oil can replace one tablespoon of ground oregano. 
     
  4. Take advantage of some more powerful Oregano oil benefits by adding one to two drops to a veggie capsule. Why? Oregano essential oil benefits overall health and can help support healthy respiratory function.*
     
  5. Enhance your meals by adding some Roasted Marinara Sauce infused with Oregano and Basil oils. You will be amazed at how something so delicious can be so easy to make. This simple and useful essential oil recipe does not include added sugars and is a delicious way to incorporate the many health benefits of tomatoes into your everyday food selections.  This delicious sauce pairs well with pasta, pizza, breadsticks, and much more. 
     
  6. Oregano essential oil is a rich source of antioxidants.* Antioxidants are essential to help protect the body from the oxidation of molecules. When molecules oxidize, they can create free-radicals that can lead to damaged cells. To help support your body with antioxidants and promote a healthy response to oxidation and free-radicals, take Oregano oil internally by diluting a drop in water and drinking or putting two drops into a veggie capsule and ingesting.*
     
  7. Know someone who is feeling under-the-weather or needing a delicious pick-me-up? Italian and Oregano Chicken Soup is the perfect healthy dish to bring them. Enriched with the tantalizing tastes of Italy, this essential oil recipe is filled with fresh vegetables, Ditalini pasta, and a hint of Oregano essential oil. 
     
  8. Not only does Oregano oil promote healthy immune and respiratory function, it also supports healthy digestion.* Oregano oil supports healthy digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive juices.* When experiencing occasional digestive issues, take Oregano oil internally by diluting a drop in water and digesting or by putting two drops into a veggie capsule and ingesting.* 
     
  9. One of the many Oregano oil uses is as a flavor-enhancer. Combining the piquant flavors of Oregano essential oil with Italian seasonings, this Italian Oil Bread Dip will have you craving more. This essential oil recipe is simply delicious and can be used as a dip for your favorite Italian breads. If you are putting together a special dinner for two, needing an appetizer for a party, or searching for an excellent side dish for a family gathering, this is an ideal choice.
     
  10. Have you ever heard the phrase “we’re better off together?” In Oregano and Peppermint oil’s case, it’s true! In a recent study, a group of Brazilian researchers reported that, at least in the cases they were looking at, Oregano and Peppermint oil worked better when used together. When two different substances like Oregano and Peppermint oil work to create a combined effect that is greater than the effects of the individual substance on their own, the result is called synergism.  When using Oregano essential oil, use it alongside Peppermint oil for a more powerful result. To find out more about the synergism of other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog
     
  11. Though Oregano essential oil is ideal for Italian dishes, it also makes a wonderful addition to cuisines from around the world. This Costa Rican Black Bean Soup with Oregano and Thyme essential oils is superb and combines some of the best spices and ingredients to create a delicious flavor that is sure to please. For a unique, cultural dish you can share with those around you, try this essential oil recipe.  

Plant Description
The oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, is a bushy perennial that is part of the Lamiaceae family. The leaves of the plant are fragrant and are characterized by their rounded to ovate shape. This plant also produces tiny, pinkish-purple or white flowers. The oregano plant grows best in dry to medium moisture and well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun. doTERRA Oregano essential oil is extracted from the leaves of this plant.

Chemistry of Oregano Oil
Main Chemical Components: Carvacrol, thymol , para-cymene, γ-terpinene

All of the Oregano oil benefits come from its chemistry. The main chemical component of Oregano essential oil is carvacrol. Carvacrol has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the phenols functional group. Carvacrol is a chemical that contains warming properties. Carvacrol, along with thymol, another main chemical constituent in Oregano oil, possesses cleansing and antioxidant properties.* The antioxidant properties contribute heavily to the rich source of antioxidants provided from Oregano essential oil.* To learn more about the chemical components of Oregano oil or other chemical constituents found in essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.

Oils that Blend Well with Oregano oil
Oregano oil blends well with PeppermintLavenderBasilRosemaryBergamotCypressCedarwood, and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oils for diffusion.

Where to Buy Oregano Oil

To buy a pure bottle of Oregano, visit the Oregano oil product page. 

Each batch of doTERRA essential oils is thoroughly and carefully tested through the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. This protocol is composed of a variety of strict, scientific tests that assess the purity of doTERRA essential oils. If a batch of essential oils is tested and found pure, then it is packaged and released so that individuals and families everywhere can experience the powerful impact of pure and effective essential oils. 

doTERRA places an emphasis on providing pure oils because pure oils are effective oils. Too often, essential oils available for purchase are diluted with filler substances or contaminants. Oils that are not pure decrease how effective the essential oils are and reduce their power and potential. To ensure that the oils doTERRA customers receive are effective and pure, doTERRA thoroughly and carefully tests their oils in order to produce quality oils that will yield beneficial results.

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.

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: Ginger Essential Oil

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

This week we are highlighting one of doTERRA’s hottest oils. Ginger Oil. Being derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant, dōTERRA Ginger can add spice and flavor to many popular dishes. Ginger is also used to help reduce occasional nausea by either being applied topically or inhaled. I diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of my hand and inhale to create a soothing aroma. Do you love to try new foods? dōTERRA Ginger is the main ingredient in many Asian dishes for its hot, fragrant flavor. It may be more familiar to you as it’s used more commonly in sweets such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. When used as a kitchen spice, Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes and can also help support healthy digestion.* Apply ginger over your lower abdomen for a soothing massage to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*

Widely known for adding spice and flavor to many popular dishes, the ginger root has a variety of benefits and uses that reach far beyond the culinary realm. Taken from the underground stem of the ginger plant, Ginger essential oil has warming and soothing properties that make it useful in everyday life. Taken internally, doTERRA Ginger oil can be used to ease occasional nausea and aid in digestion.* With a spicy, fresh aroma, it works well in a variety of diffuser blends. Ginger oil can also substitute for ginger flavoring in your favorite recipes. 

Where to Buy Ginger Essential Oil

If you are ready to buy Ginger oil for your personal use, visit our Ginger oil page and learn how to order. Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is pure, potent, and thoroughly tested to ensure safe aromatic, topical, and internal use. Through CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality control, doTERRA preserves the purity and potency of each bottle of essential oil—including doTERRA Ginger oil.

Ginger Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. For centuries, ginger has been an integral ingredient in many recipes, particularly for Asian dishes. When you want to add the sweet, spicy flavor of ginger to a meal, you can simply use Ginger essential oil in the place of whole ginger in your favorite recipes.
    Ginger oil is also very useful for baked goods like ginger snaps, banana bread, pies, and more. If you are looking for a Ginger essential oil recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, take a look at our recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies. This is the perfect recipe for the holidays and uses the warm, spicy flavors of Clove, Ginger, and Cassia oil to put a twist on a traditional dessert. 
     
  2. Because of its soothing properties, Ginger may help reduce occasional nausea when taken internally*—making it a good essential oil to carry with you on-the-go. When you experience occasional moments of nausea, you’ll want a bottle of Ginger oil close by. Just take a drop or two in water to help ease your discomfort.* When you take a long car ride or drive along winding roads, diffuse Ginger oil in the car or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale to enjoy its calming, soothing aroma. You can also apply Ginger oil topically, diluting with Fractionated Coconut Oil, as part of a soothing abdominal massage.
     
  3. Ginger essential oil may help reduce bloating and gas when taken internally.* This benefit can be helpful before a big workout, especially if you are feeling bloated or uncomfortable. Before working out, take a drop or two with water or in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule to reduce bloating.*
     
  4. Have you tried adding Ginger essential oil to your diffuser blends? You can diffuse Ginger oil in the essential oil diffuser of your choice to help create a balanced, grounded feeling. If you feel your energy lagging in the late afternoon, diffuse Ginger oil for an extra emotional boost. For a soothing, tropical blend, try three drops of Wild Orange, two drops of Ylang Ylang, and two drops of Ginger essential oil in your diffuser. 
     
  5. One common internal use for Ginger essential oil is to aid with digestion.* To experience these benefits of Ginger oil, take one to two drops of the oil daily to help with digestion.* You can add a few drops to a glass of water, or place one or two drops in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule.
     
  6. To help support healthy joint function* and for antioxidant benefits,* add one drop of Ginger essential oil to your morning smoothies. To see how you can use other essential oils in juices and smoothies, take a look at a few of our favorite essential oil smoothie recipes
     
  7. The warm, earthy nature of Ginger essential oil makes it useful for massage. When you want a stimulating or warming massage, dilute Ginger oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil and apply topically. Due to its chemical makeup, Ginger is known as a soothing essential oil. Essential oils like Ylang Ylang and Myrrh oil share similar chemical components with Ginger oil and are also known for their soothing properties. 

Looking for more Ginger essential oil recipes? Here are some of our favorites:

Take a look at some of our do-it-yourself projects that use Ginger essential oil:

Fun Fact: The scientific name for ginger, “Zingiber,” is derived from the Greek zingiberis, which comes from the Sanskrit sringabera, meaning “horn shaped.” 

Plant Description: Ginger essential oil is taken from the rhizome, or underground stem, of the ginger plant. A highly aromatic plant, ginger has thick roots, long shoots with leaves, and pale flowers—though the rhizome or root of the ginger plant is most useful for flavoring and other applications. For centuries, the ginger root has been used in cooking practices to add flavor, or dried and powdered as a spice.

Bottle of Ginger oil on plate. Ginger essential oil is most commonly known for its digestive benefits.

Chemistry of Ginger Essential OilMain Chemical Components: a-zingiberene, sesquiphellandrene

Ginger essential oil is made up of a chemical group called sesquiterpenes, which are commonly found in soothing essential oils like Ylang Ylang and Myrrh oil. Ginger oil includes sesquiterpenes called zingiberene and sesquiphellandrene, which contribute to digestive health when used internally* and promote the grounding and balance of emotions when used aromatically.* Alpha zingiberene, the sesquiterpene that is the primary chemical constituent of ginger essential oil, is what gives ginger its distinct taste. The chemical makeup of Ginger oil contributes to its soothing properties for the body, including its ability to support healthy digestion and to reduce occasional nausea when taken internally,* or to create a soothing massage. 

Oils that Blend Well with Ginger Essential Oil

The spicy, earthy tones of Ginger essential oil blend well with other warm oils like Cinnamon and Cassia. You can also blend Ginger oil with sweet citrus scents like Wild Orange or Ylang Ylang.  

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.

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: Myrrh Essential Oil

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

This week we are spotlighting dōTERRA Myrrh essential oil. Extracted from the resin of the thorny Myrrh tree, this essential oil has a woodsy, smoky, and herbaceous scent. In history, Myrrh essential oil was very valuable and often used in religious ceremonies because of its versatility. dōTERRA Myrrh oil can be incorporated in your daily oral hygiene, your skincare routine, or you can diffuse it to promote awareness.

Take advantage of the natural cleansing properties by adding one or two drops of dōTERRA Myrrh essential oil to your toothpaste. Enjoy the soothing benefits by adding a few drops to your daily facial moisturizer to reduce fine lines or wrinkles. Do you want to diffuse a more peaceful essential oil this holiday season? dōTERRA Myrrh essential oil is perfect to uplift mood, promote awareness, and help maintain peaceful feelings throughout your home.

Because of its versatility and effectiveness, myrrh has been valued across many cultures for centuries. With countless applications, myrrh was used anciently for everything from medicine to religious purposes. Today, the resin extracted from the myrrh tree is transformed into an herbaceous, woody essential oil that captures all of the resin’s effectiveness. Whether you want to promote smooth, youthful-looking skin, promote emotional balance, or cleanse the body, Myrrh oil is a useful addition to your essential oil collection.

Where to Buy Myrrh Oil

For thousands of years, Myrrh oil has been used a variety of ways—many of which are still applicable today. To discover the uses and benefits of Myrrh oil for yourself, visit our Myrrh oil page and order a bottle of your own. Though time has passed, you will find that Myrrh oil is still a great option for wellness. More importantly, by buying essential oils from doTERRA, you are assured that each bottle is safe to use at home and around your loved ones. doTERRA is a trusted source for essential oils, producing pure, potent oils that provide the user with countless benefits. Once you receive your bottle of Myrrh oil, you might be looking for new ways to use it. Read on to learn about the wide uses and benefits of this essential oil.

Bottle of Myrrh essential oil, oil droplets being poured into a cup of tea. You can use Myrrh oil for healthy looking skin, mouth and teeth, and for internal benefits.

Myrrh Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Due to its chemical design, Myrrh oil has proven to be helpful for cleansing, improving the appearance of the skin, and promoting grounding feelings or the balancing of emotions. The sesquiterpene ethers in Myrrh oil are known for their soothing properties, which is why Myrrh is useful for soothing the skin or soothing emotions. One of the primary sesquiterpene ethers in Myrrh oil, curzerene, is commonly added to skincare products because of its ability to improve the appearance of skin.

  1. Myrrh oil is well-known for its ability to cleanse the mouth and throat. To take advantage of the cleansing properties of Myrrh oil, incorporate it into your daily oral hygiene routine. Add one or two drops of Myrrh oil to your toothpaste when you want to add cleansing benefits. Or, for an effective mouth rinse, combine one drop of Myrrh oil and two ounces of water. Gargle the rinse for 30 seconds for an extra clean feeling.
     
  2. Another benefit of Myrrh oil is that it promotes a youthful-looking complexion and offers a soothing sensation to the skin. To use Myrrh oil for skin, consider adding one or two drops of the oil to your daily lotion or moisturizer. By incorporating Myrrh oil into your skincare routine, you can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially when used daily.
     
  3. In addition to its benefits for the skin, Myrrh oil can be helpful for improving the health of your nails. If your cuticles are lacking hydration, try this DIY Cuticle Cream to help give your nails the moisture they need. With four simple ingredients—shea butter, beeswax, doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Myrrh oil, your nails will soon find relief. This concoction can also be used on the hands, lips, or any dry skin.
     
  4. If you are looking for a more unique diffuser option, aside from floral or citrus essential oils, Myrrh oil is a perfect choice. Try diffusing Myrrh oil when you feel yourself or your environment becoming tense. This will help to promote emotional balance and well-being. You can also diffuse Myrrh oil when you want to uplift your mood or promote awareness. Myrrh essential oil is a popular oil to diffuse during the holidays because it can help maintain peaceful feelings throughout the home.
     
  5. The soothing benefits of Myrrh essential oil are very useful when it comes to shaving. Avoid irritated skin after shaving with this easy DIY Razor Relief Serum. This serum uses some of the best essential oils for skin, including FrankincenseLavenderMelaleucaHelichrysum, and Myrrh to help keep the skin calm and diminish any reactions after a shave. The lovely scent created by this combination of oils will linger on your skin and helps you escape the irritation of razor bumps every time you shave. The added bonus to this recipe is that it works well for both men and women.
     
  6. Sometimes you just need to have an at-home spa night. Myrrh essential oil really comes in handy in this situation. For example, you can mix two or three drops of Myrrh oil with doTERRA Spa Lotion to help add a smooth touch to callused or dry feet. You can also mix LemonFrankincense, and Myrrh oil (10 drops of each) with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help soften the cuticles. If you are looking for more at-home spa treatments, take a look at our Girls Guide from the Living Magazine.

Fun Fact: In Arabic, the word myrrh means “bitter.”

Plant Description

Native to regions in Africa and Arabia, the Commiphora myrrha is a small tree that produces a sap that hardens into the resin known as myrrh. Typically a thorny tree or shrub, the myrrh tree produces few leaves and rugged, angled branches. Due to its highly aromatic nature, myrrh has been used since ancient times for medicine, perfumery, incense, religious purposes, and burials. When extracted, sap from the myrrh tree-also referred to as myrrh gum-eventually hardens and dries into myrrh resin. When the myrrh tree is harvested, it “bleeds” the tree sap, which then turns hard and glossy. Through steam distillation, myrrh resin is converted into an essential oil with a dry, woody aroma.


Oils that Blend Well with Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh can be categorized as one of the wood essential oils. The smoky, dry aroma of Myrrh oil is rather unique; however, the woody and herbaceous notes of the oil allow it to blend well with spicy, floral, or citrus essential oils. Try blending Myrrh oil with any warm, spicy oil like FrankincenseSandalwood, or Clove. For an intriguing, fresh scent, blend Myrrh with floral or leafy oils like LavenderEucalyptus, or Jasmine. When you want to produce a sweet, herbaceous scent, consider blending Myrrh with LemonJuniper Berry, or Grapefruit essential oil.

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.

*This is a reprint of the original article published on the official doTERRA web site. You can see the original article here.

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A Drop of Wisdom: Grapefruit Essential Oil

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Grapefruit oil is becoming one of the most popular essential oils on the market. The bright, energizing aroma and many benefits of Grapefruit essential oil make it a fan favorite in the world of essential oils. Many people ask, “What is Grapefruit oil used for?” It turns out that many enjoy using Grapefruit essential oil for much more than simply its taste or smell.

So, what are the benefits and uses of Grapefruit essential oil? Keep reading to find out!

Use Grapefruit oil for weight loss
You may have heard people talking about using Grapefruit oil for weight loss. Experimental research shows that diffusing Grapefruit oil may help to curb cravings. If you’re trying to lose weight, consider diffusing Grapefruit oil to increase your motivation. Additionally, when taken internally, Grapefruit oil can help to support blood sugar levels that are already in the normal range.*

Use Grapefruit oil for skin
Do you love the smell of Grapefruit oil ? Keep its lovely aroma with you all day and improve the appearance of your skin by incorporating Grapefruit oil into your skincare routine. Try adding Grapefruit oil to your nightly skincare regimen to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Remember though, as a citrus oil, the use of Grapefruit oil on the skin poses a risk for sun sensitivity, so avoid ultra-violet rays for at least 12 hours after applying Grapefruit to the skin.

Use Grapefruit oil to support a healthy metabolism*
Did you know that Grapefruit oil can help promote a healthy metabolism?* Because it contains the chemical constituent limonene, Grapefruit essential oil has internal cleansing and purifying properties.* This is why it’s commonly used to support a healthy metabolism and to gently cleanse the body with detoxifying benefits.* To take full advantage of these benefits, simply add one to two drops of Grapefruit oil to a glass of water, and drink.

Use Grapefruit oil to create an uplifting environment
With an encouraging, cheering effect on the emotions, Grapefruit is the perfect essential oil when you want to promote an uplifting atmosphere. Feeling bored and sluggish at work in the afternoon? Try diffusing Grapefruit oil at your desk. Need a little pick-me-up in the morning? Place a drop of Grapefruit oil in your palms, rub your hands together, and inhale deeply to take in its energizing, delightful aroma.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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November 2019 Promotions Released!

🍂 W E L C O M E N O V E M B E R 🍂


🍊 Product of the Month: 5ml White Grapefruit

5ml White Grapefruit for FREE when you place a 125+pv Loyalty Rewards order by November 15th.

Benefits and uses: The vibrant yellow rinds from the Citrus paradisi fruit create a deliciously sweet, citrusy, sparkly essential oil. Along with helping to reduce the presence of unwanted microbial activity, white grapefruit essential oil is also used when looking to support minor pain and inflammation relief, to help build up the immune system, as a lymphatic stimulant, and as a tonic for promoting healthy skin. Some people use grapefruit oil to help with hangovers, headaches, fatigue, and depression. Others have found that it can help relieve muscle and joint pain, such as that caused by mental cramps or your general headaches. Known for their positive effect on the lymphatic system which is known for its role in detoxifying your body. (Which explains why people use it for hangovers!) Additionally, grapefruit oil contains vitamin C and antioxidants which help fight free radicals and can give your immune system a little boost. And finally, grapefruit oil has antidepressant properties that can help stimulate your brain, making you feel more alert, uplifted, or even relaxed. Emotionally and energetically, white grapefruit essential oil is uplifting and cleansing. This essential oil is often used when looking to inspire positive energy.


🍂 10% OFF on 15mL bottle Siberian Fir until the end of the month. This beautiful oil smells just like Christmas to me. Great for diffusing during the Holidays to put you in the spirit. It contains relaxing properties to keep you calm and your spirits high!


🎄Holiday/Christmas products are LIVE and are starting to sell out. Get them now before they go.


💧 Convention Kits are on sale and will be available while supplies last. This has all the new products released at the convention including the Yarrow/Pom items that are not available individually yet. The whole package is $244 (200pv) and a savings of over $100


📣 The Kit can be purchased on an LRP order *HOWEVER* as it is a Limited Time Offer (LTO) item there must be an additional item of PV in the template. No limit on online purchasing!


HAPPY SHOPPING 🎅🏻🎄MY ŌILY FRIENDS!


Click here to get started: https://www.kristensoils.com/doterra

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2019 Holiday Products!

😍🎁 The HOLIDAYS are around the corner!! And every year dōTERRA comes out with a new line of holiday products! 🎅🎄

We can’t wait to show you what we have coming your way for the holidays!

🍗 Available November 1st:
– Brevi® Stone Diffuser with Holiday Peace® 15 mL
– doTERRA Holiday Joy™ 15 mL
– doTERRA Holiday Peace® 15 mL
– Holiday Truffle Collection
– Holiday Peace® Hand Wash
– Nepal Dryer Balls with Wintergreen 15 mL
– Concrete Lava Rock Diffuser
– Storage Case
– doTERRA Touch® Trio
– Shea Butter Collection
– doTERRA Serenity® Linen Mist
– doTERRA Hope® Touch and Rose Hand Lotion

❄ Available December 1st:
– Yarrow|Pom Travel Collection
– Herbal Tea Kit

Check out more details here! https://www.kristensoils.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Holiday-Guide_2019_US_LR.pdf

These products do SELL OUT! So be ready November 1st! 😉

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A Drop of Wisdom: Vetiver Essential Oil

Our weekly series “Drops of Wisdom” is sponsored content, provided by dōTERRA for you to enjoy here on my site! That means this content is copyright to dōTERRA, not me. Enjoy this week’s Drop of Wisdom!

Vetiver Oil

The roots of the vetiver plant are unique in their ability to grow downward, creating a thick tangle of roots in the ground. The root of the hearty vetiver plant is the origin of Vetiver oil and produces a fragrance that is earthy and strong. This aroma has been used among many perfume industries and is a notable characteristic of Vetiver oil. Vetiver oil is composed of multiple sesquiterpenes, giving Vetiver oil a grounding effect on emotions. This grounding effect makes Vetiver oil a commonly used essential oil in massage practices and topical and aromatic uses. Vetiver oil can also be taken internally to support a healthy immune system.*

Where to Buy Vetiver Oil: To buy a potent and pure bottle of Vetiver, visit the Vetiver oil product page.

When buying essential oils, there are two factors that are crucial to consider—potency and purity. The more potent and pure an essential oil is, the greater its ability to meet individual needs. 

With a mission to provide the highest standard of pure essential oils, doTERRA submits each batch of essential oils to the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. This protocol contains a series of strict tests that prove the purity of each batch of essential oil. When the oils are found pure, they are sold so that people around the world can receive their benefits. When you purchase doTERRA essential oils, you can feel confident knowing that the oils they receive are pure, potent, and of the highest quality. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to use Vetiver oil. 

Vetiver Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. When experiencing anxious, unnerved, or stressed feelings, use Vetiver oil aromatically or topically. Vetiver oil is rich in sesquiterpenes, which contain grounding properties. When used on the skin or inhaled, Vetiver essential oil can help provide a calming and grounding effect on emotions. 
     
  2. Aid your immune system by taking Vetiver oil internally.* Vetiver oil contains immune-supporting properties and is a great way to fortify your immune system.* For healthy immune support, place a couple of drops of Vetiver essential oil into a doTERRA Veggie Capsule and take it internally.*
     
  3. School can be taxing and sometimes stressful for children. After a difficult day at school, help your child relax by applying Vetiver oil to your child’s neck and feet. This will help promote calm and grounded feelings. 
     
  4. Give your body a little TLC with a Vetiver essential oil bath. For best results, fill the bathtub with warm water and add a couple of drops of Vetiver essential oil the water. These simple steps will provide you with an ideal bath that is perfect for deep relaxation. The aromatic benefits of Vetiver oil will also aid in creating a soothing and calming atmosphere.
     
  5. Traveling always comes with certain risks—environmental threats being one of them. To help prepare your body for traveling and a change in environment, take Vetiver essential oil internally. For best results, combine one to two drops of Vetiver oil with Lemon oil in a veggie capsule. This powerful combination of oils will help support a healthy immune system.*
     
  6. Vetiver oil’s aroma is sweet, woody, and smoky–emitting a strong, earthy scent. Use the earthy tones of Vetiver essential oil as a base for your favorite DIY diffuser blends. Adding Vetiver essential oil to a diffuser blend will provide aromatic benefits that have a calming, grounding effect on emotions. 
     
  7. Sleep is extremely important for the health of both the mind and body. When we do not receive adequate sleep or have too many sleepless nights, our body functions begin to slow down. To help promote a restful night’s sleep, rub Vetiver oil on the bottom of your feet. Vetiver oil is a great essential oil for sleep and relaxation and can help give your body the sleep it needs.
     
  8. Give your body a powerful boost by adding one to two drops of Vetiver essential oil to your tea or hot drinks during the winter months. Vetiver essential oil contains immune-supporting properties that will help fortify your body against seasonal threats.*
     
  9. Because of Vetiver oil’s grounding effects, it is commonly used for massages. After a long day of standing, apply a few drops of Vetiver essential oil to your feet and slowly massage the oil in. A Vetiver oil massage is perfect after a long day, and the aromatic features of the oil can also provide a grounding and calming effect on emotions. 

Plant Description

The Vetiver plant, Vetiveria zizanioides, is a member of the grass family. The grass of the plant is a vibrant green color and grows straight and vertical.  Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. The many roots of the plant grow in large clusters underground. doTERRA obtains Vetiver essential oil from the roots of the vetiver plant.  

Chemistry of Vetiver Essential Oil

Main Chemical Components: Carvone, isovalencenol, khusimol The main chemical constituents of Vetiver essential oil are carvone, isovalencenol, and khusimol. Both isovalencenol and khusimol are sesquiterpenes that are part of the alcohols functional group. These chemicals have grounding properties and are what makes Vetiver essential oil a grounding oil. Carvone is a monoterpene that is a member of the ketones functional group. Carvone contains energizing properties that add to the beneficial chemical properties of Vetiver essential oil. To learn more about the chemical makeup of Vetiver oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog

Oils that Blend Well with Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver oil blends well with LavenderdoTERRA Serenity®doTERRA Balance®Sandalwood, and Lemongrass

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.

Credits

Repost of original content from doTERRA. The original article can be found here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-vetiver-oil

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June 2019 doTERRA Promotions!

Welcome to June! ❤️❤️.

🎙 JUNE PROMOTIONS 🎙 are here & this has never happened!

⚡The Free Product of the Month is a NEW EXCLUSIVE OIL! Get Summer Savory for absolutely FREE when you place a 125PV LRP order by the 15th of this month.

👉🏻 Place your order EARLY before they run out of this exclusive oil!

The oil Summer Savory is in DDR Prime + Softgels but we have never had this oil as a single. Summer Savory is much like Oregano and Clove being high in carvacrol which is a phenol constituent making it one of our hotter oils but packing a punch with all the antioxidant properties. This oil supports a myriad of body systems including respiratory, immune, nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive and cardiovascular systems.

OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate is 15% OFF, yes you read that correct! 15%! This month doTERRA is being extra generous to us!
Get rid of toxic cleaners and use this instead! (No more pledge, 409, Pinesol, Dawn dish detergent) Peace ✌🏻 out toxins. I love this cleaner concentrate. I use it for and in replace of everything. It works amazingly to clean all surfaces and works great on carpet and clothes stains too!

200 PV Promo THIS MONTH!! Place ANY 200 PV LRP order and get Past Tense, Balance + Aromatouch ALL FREE! + the NEW EXCLUSIVE OIL SUMMER SAVORY!

⚡Father’s Day Kit is still available! Get the diffuser clip and Island Mint oil! LOVE THIS! Don’t miss out on this! It’s for a Limited Time Only!

🙌 DONT FORGET: place a 200 PV LRP order through your LRP by June 15th and get ALL 4 OILS FREE!

Enroll with this qualifying Home Essentials kit and get 3 FREE TENSION TAMER OILS: https://doterra.me/r2NPpvH3

POM: Summer Savory

Throughout ancient Egypt, the dried summer savory herb was powdered and used in various ways. Today, it is common to find this peppery and piney herb in cuisines worldwide. The inventive uses of summer savory throughout the world make it a diverse and powerful plant. Chemically similar to Oregano, Summer Savory essential oil has a warm, herbaceous aroma, making it the perfect addition to herbal and tonic blends. This essential oil is high in antioxidants and carvacrol content, which make it extremely beneficial when used internally. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Summer Savory. When applied to the skin, Summer Savory should be diluted at a 1:10 ratio with a carrier oil.
💧Use one to two drops in the diffuser of choice.
💧Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
💧Dilute 1 drop essential oil to 10 drops carrier oil.

15% OFF: doTERRA onGuard Cleaner Concentrate

doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with the proprietary doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability.
💧MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
💧BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
💧DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.
💧TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.

FREE TENSION TAMER OILS WITH 200+PV ORDER THIS MONTH:

BALANCE® Grounding Blend

The fresh, woody aroma of doTERRA Balance makes it a perfect go-to-oil during times of stress. This blend evokes feelings of tranquility, relaxation, and well-being.
💧Begin your day by putting doTERRA Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.
💧Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
💧Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.

PastTense Tension Blend

To help ground and balance emotions, PastTense uses a fresh, cooling aroma that can ease stressful feelings and promote a sense of calm.
💧Massage into shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling, soothing sensation.
💧Add to temples and back of neck before taking a test or presenting in public.
💧Apply to the wrists while traveling to help calm emotions.

AromaTouch Massage Blend

As a vital part of the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique, doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend, AromaTouch provides comforting and relaxing effects, by combining essential oils that add important benefits to a massage.
💧Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
💧Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
💧Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.

Enroll with this qualifying Home Essentials kit and get 3 FREE TENSION TAMER OILS: https://doterra.me/r2NPpvH3

Diffuser Blend Ideas!!

Enroll with this qualifying Home Essentials kit and get 3 FREE TENSION TAMER OILS: https://doterra.me/r2NPpvH3

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May 2019 Promotions!

Welcome to May🌷🌷

Our May specials and promos are jaw-dropping!!!
To start off, our Daily Habits Kit is 20% off for a limited time! Get started off right with your Life Long Vitality Pack, probiotics and digestive enzymes, Deep Blue for those aching muscles and joints AND 5 of our most popular oils!

There is a special focus this month on Life Long Vitality, and for a good reason! Read more on that below, but for now, let me tell you about all of our specials this month! I already told you about our Daily Habits Kit sale. Read below for details on everything!

🎉 DAILY HABITS KIT 20% OFF
🎉 EARN FREE LIFE LONG VITALITY
🎉 ANTI-AGING EYE ROLLER 10% OFF
🎉 FREE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: CYPRESS!
🎉 FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL AVAILABLE MAY 24!

👉🤓 Learn more about CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: https://doterra.me/qgWsWt4J
👉🤓 Learn more about Life Long Vitality: https://doterra.me/m8zRlKf4
👉🤓 Learn more about the Anti-Aging Eye Cream: https://doterra.me/Ua0pNZEn
👉🤓 Learn more about the Daily Habits Kit: https://doterra.me/67qQGjeh

👉💊 LIFE LONG VITALITY!
The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

Primary Benefits
• General wellness and vitality
• Antioxidant and DNA protection
• Energy metabolism
• Bone health
• Immune function
• Stress management
• Cardiovascular health
• Healthy hair, skin, and nails
• Eye, brain, nervous system health
• Liver function and digestive health
• Lung and respiratory health
• Gentle on stomach
• Does not contain genetically modified material, dairy-free

👉💊🎉 TO GET YOUR FREE LIFE LONG VITALITY:

  1. Enroll during May with 100+ Point Value order (Click here to get the 20% discounted Daily Habits Kit + Anti-Aging Eye Cream: https://doterra.me/0UzZmR10 )
  2. Use the Loyalty Rewards Program to order 100+PV in June (don’t forget to get your Life Long Vitality!)
  3. Get FREE Life Long Vitality in July!

👉💊 DAILY HABITS KIT 20% OFF
This kit includes:
doTERRA On Guard® (5 mL): Use to support immunity*
doTERRA Balance® (5 mL): Use to lessen stress and anxious feelings
Frankincense (5 mL): Use to promote cellular health*
Lemon (5 mL): Add to water to help release toxins*
Lavender (5 mL): Use to assist with restful sleep and stress management
Deep Blue® Rub: Use topically as needed before and after your workout
doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®: xEO Mega®, Alpha CRS®+, Microplex VMz®: Maximize your daily nutrient intake
DigestZen® Supplements: DigestZen TerraZyme®, PB Assist®+: Support digestion and optimize your gastrointestinal tract*

👉🎉 ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM 10% OFF
Our doTERRA® Anti-Aging Eye Cream is a beautiful combination of Frankincense and Ylang Ylang and Blue Tansy.

Clinically proven ingredients with CPTG® essential oils target the signs of aging around the delicate eye area, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

The results speak for themselves. This innovative formula moisturizes, decreases the appearance of dark circles, and improves skin firmness and tone. You will not want to miss out on using this product during your skincare routine!

👉🌲 MAY FREE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL!
Get a 15 ml bottle of Cypress Essential Oil with your 125+PV Order before the 15th of May! Don’t forget to maximize your savings and use the Loyalty Rewards Program! Cypress is one amazing oil! Look at all the great ways to use Cypress in your home every day:

The clean, fresh aroma of CYPRESS Essential Oil promotes vitality and energy, while topical application helps to invigorate the senses.

Derived from the branches of the tall evergreen tree, CYPRESS Essential Oil has a fresh, clean aroma that’s energizing and refreshing. CYPRESS is frequently used in spas and by massage therapists, so it is one of the single oils included in the Massage Blend.

CYPRESS can be diffused or inhaled directly, but should not be swallowed or taken internally. CYPRESS contains monoterpenes, making it beneficial for oily skin conditions. It has a grounding, yet stimulating effect on the emotions, making it a popular oil to diffuse during times of transition or loss.

PRIMARY BENEFITS
• Promotes vitality and energy.
• Helps improve the appearance of oily skin.

PRACTICAL USES
• Prior to a long run, apply to feet and legs for an energizing boost.
• Apply two to three drops to chest before gardening to promote vitality and energy.
• Diffuse with Lime Essential Oil for an invigorating scent.
• Mix together CYPRESS and Grapefruit Essential Oils with Coconut Oil for an invigorating massage.
• Add one to two drops to toner to help improve the appearance of oily skin.
• Add a few drops to Epsom Salt to create a relaxing, soothing bath to soothe feet and legs.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
• TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

BOOST DIFFUSER BLEND
3 drops Invigorating Blend
1 drop Cypress

👉💊🎉 TO GET YOUR FREE LIFE LONG VITALITY:

  1. Enroll during May with 100+ Point Value order (Click here to get the 20% discounted Daily Habits Kit + Anti-Aging Eye Cream: https://doterra.me/0UzZmR10 )
  2. Use the Loyalty Rewards Program to order 100+PV in June (don’t forget to get your Life Long Vitality!)
  3. Get FREE Life Long Vitality in July!
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April 2019 Promotions!

Welcome to April! ☔☔

Into the Deep Blue has been extended through April 15th! When you place a 200 PV single order between April 1-15th you’ll receive a Deep Blue Rub and 5 mL Deep Blue blend for free! (any and all 200PV orders: enrollments, one time orders, LRP orders, retail orders)

💧 DEEP BLUE® Soothing Blend 💧
Deep Blue is a soothing blend of eight essential oils that comfort and cool joints and muscles. Deep Blue is helpful after a long day of work in the yard or a strenuous workout. Massage into your back, legs, and feet. Click to learn more: http://bit.ly/2OFP0GR

USAGE TIPS
• Our pain blend. Great for knee pain, joint pain, back pain, arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome. 
• Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise. 
• Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of housework or a workout.
• Apply to hands and feet after gardening. 
• Connect with Grandma by giving her a hand massage with Deep Blue.
• Rub Deep Blue on lower back after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move. 
• Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of FCO (or Deep Blue Touch) onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime. 
• After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue essential oil blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck.

🌟 10% OFF ALL MONTH: TriEase Seasonal Blend Softgels! 🌟 
Allergy sufferers: Used by both veteran and novice essential oil users, this well-known blend of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint is frequently mixed together for its respiratory health benefits (allergies). Now, with TriEase Softgels, this combination can be consumed quickly and easily.

TriEase Softgels can be taken safely on a daily basis during times of seasonal discomfort to promote clear breathing and overall respiratory health.

🎉 FREE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: BREATHE TOUCH with 125+ PV Order
dōTERRA Breathe® Touch Respiratory Blend 🎉

doTERRA Breathe Touch provides the perfect balance of doTERRA Breathe Respiratory Blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil to invigorate and clear your mind. This blend is designed to help clear your airways when you are feeling ill with a cough or runny nose, but also helps to invigorate and stimulate healthy breathing during workouts or exercise! This is known to give some relief to those with chronic breathing problems, as well, so check it out today FREE with your 125+ PV order! Click to learn more: http://bit.ly/2OL02el

🌹 🎀 MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL ITEMS NOW IN STOCK! 🎀 🌹
Mother’s Day 2019 promotion! Let’s celebrate Mom!

Treat your mother this year to our Mother’s Day limited time gift. Introducing the Marble Brevi Diffuser with Citrus Bloom Spring Time Blend.

Citrus Bloom is the perfect combination of Greek Wild Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Magnolia that creates a sweet, soothing scent to promote feelings of joy, happiness, and energy for your day. Get this Brevi Marble Diffuser with the brand new Citrus Bloom Springtime blend as soon as you can because this promotion will sell out fast. Retail $58.67 or become a wholesale customer and purchase for $44.00. Click to get yours: https://doterra.me/n9MSHqdI