Highlighting a new essential oil every Monday, this page will cover the basics to each oil & the benefits to which each oil brings. Check back in every week for some EO learning!
Cold pressed from the peel of fresh limes, this essential oil provides refreshing, energizing aromas & tastes, as well, it’s high content of limonene makes it a purifying oil, both internally & in your environment. It can positively affect your mood, promote emotional balance & well-being, and support immune function.
-Diffuse 3-4 drops in your diffuser to cleans the air & lift mood
-Use on a cotton pad to help remove sticky residue
-add a drop to your drinking water to add flavor & promote immune support
-add a drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing.
*use your own common sense for what you are comfortable with, and know that essential oils are around to support issues, and not solely cure*
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Roman Chamomile– Anthemis Nobilis
Steam distilled from the plant’s flowers, Roman Chamomile is one of the more gentle oils. Popular for use with babies & children, it helps to promote calmness to the skin, mind & body, as well it can help ease bites & stings, aide colicy babies and so much more. Most commonly found in teas, Roman Chamomile also is in face creams, shampoos & perfumes.
-Add 1-2 drops to your moisturizer, shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy skin & hair.
-Add 1-2 drops in tea or hot drinks to sloth body & mind.
-diffuse (3-4 drops) or apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help promote calm.
-dilute with a carrier oil for skin sensitivity.
*All suggestions are to be taken with your own discretion.
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Most popularly known for it’s cooking properties, Oregano also can help boost your health. Being a very potent essential oil, it is important to use only a very small amount. 1 drop is usually all that is needed, in both cooking and other applications. Oregano is also a great cleansing oil, and can be used as a surface cleaner or in your diffuser to purify the air. It’s a huge immune support oil, and can help to ward & fight off colds & sicknesses, and can help with digestion. But again, use caution, and don’t overuse the amount.
-use in place of dried Oregano in sauces or for roasts (1 drop)
-add to a (glass or aluminum) spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner. (10 drops in 16oz bottle)
-1-2 drops in a veggie cap to help support respiratory function. 1 drop daily to help keep strong immune system.
-3-4 drops in diffuser
-1-2 drops in a carrier oil (Fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond…) and apply to desired area of body (throat, chest, back, bottoms of feet). Helps with congestion, sore throats etc.
*please note; only do what you are comfortable with. Always dilute if using topically. Don’t solely rely on oils if symptoms are serious. Essential oils are a wonderful way to combat issues naturally, but please use common sense when there are major concerns.
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Due to Marjoram’s calming & positive effects on the human immune and nervous systems, it was once known as a symbol of joy & happiness, in ancient Greek & Roman times. Sourced from Hungary, it is steam distilled from the leaf portion of the plant and has a warm, woodsy & herbaceous scent. Not only is it beneficial to supporting a healthy immune & nervous system, Marjoram is a helpful aid for sore muscles & cramps.
-Apply to back of neck to ease tension.
-Apply 1-2 drops to bottoms of your or your child’s feet to help calm (always dilute in a carrier oil for use with children & if skin is sensitive.)
-Add to cooking to enhance & add an extra flavor. Use instead of dried Marjoram(one drop is equivalent to 2 teaspoons of the dried herb).
-Apply to muscles before & after exercise.
-Add 3-4 drops in a diffuser.
One of the more popular oils out there, Peppermint does wonders for upset stomachs, boosting energy, promoting healthy respiratory function, clearing breathing, help cool you down if you are over heated, helps ease heartburn, and even repels bugs(and so much more!). Made from the whole plant, Peppermint is done through steam distillation.It is a hybrid of the Watermint & Spearmint, and was first discovered in 1753 by Carl Linneaus.
Diffuse 2 drops, along with 2 drops of Wild Orange to give yourself an energy boost.
Place one drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together, then cup hands close to face (*avoid eye contact & actual touching of face*) and breathe in deep. this helps clear air ways, and promotes a refreshing sense of being.
Applying on the back of neck during hot summer days, or when over heated, helps to cool down. Apply from palm of hands, or diluted in a carrier oil if you have more sensitive skin.
Add a drop to your smoothies or baking for an extra flavor & kick.
Great to add into any homemade foot lotions, such as this Whipped Foot Lotion:
- In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
- Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
- Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
- Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
- Add essential oils and stir.
- Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
- Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
- Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.
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Lavender, the ‘must have’ oil. It is one of the top most versatile essential oils out there, due to it’s many benefits. Not only is it great for it’s calming & relaxing qualities, it’s wonderful for skin, scrapes & cuts, and stings/bug bites. ( to name just a few ways it can help). Dating back to the ancient times of the Egyptians & Romans, who would use lavender as a relaxant, perfume, in cooking & as a sleep aide. The flowers & leaves are used to make the oil, done through steam distillation. This ‘go-to’ oil is one to always have on hand.
-Add a drop or 2 to bedding or the bottoms of feet before bedtime to help with sound sleep.
-Apply to scrapes or cuts or to skin irritations, and great for after sun care.
-Add a few drops in a spray bottle with water, to freshen linens, car & the air in your home.
-Diffuse a 3-4 drops in your favorite diffuse, to help with anxiety or stress. Or inhale directly from bottle.
-Apply to back of neck, temples, or add into your bath water to relax. *Lavender can be used neat (without dilution), however, to be cautious it can be diluted with a carrier oil*
-Add a drop or 2 to cooking & baking to add a little something extra.
Soothing sun spray DIY
- Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
- Shake to combine.
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Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Wild Orange is one of the most versatile and popular oils. Not only is the smell bright, uplifting and mood enhancing, it’s purifying properties are just as good as it smells. Not only does it cleanse the air, but it also purifies surfaces & other areas of your home, as well it can be used to polish wooden furniture. Also helping your immune system stay healthy during those cold ridden months, a drop can be added to your hot tea, taken in a veggie capsule, or added into your daily water glass.
The essential oil itself is made from the rind of the sweet baring evergreen tree fruit, which doTERRA sources in the Dominican Republic. The primary chemical component in Wild Orange, is Limonene (a monoterpene), which provides it’s great cleansing properties.
Other great oils to combine with Wild Orange are: Peppermint, Spearmint, Clove, Cedarwood, Frankincense...just to name a few.Different combinations create different moods.
Sugar Lip Scrub-
4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
3 teaspoons honey
2 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil
*Combine first 3 ingredients in a glass or metal bowl, then add the essential oils.Stir till well combined. Put into container of choice (makes a little less than 1/4cup). Apply when needed to lips, “scrub” then wash off with a warm cloth.
All purpose spray-
- 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
- 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
- 30 drops doTERRA On Guard®
- 15 drops each of Grapefruit and doTERRA On Guard
- Add all ingredients to spray bottle.
- Shake thoroughly.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Vetiver is apart of the grass family and is sourced from Haiti. It is a very hardy grass with it’s roots being what’s used for making the essential oil. The scent is very woodsy & earthy creating a sense of grounding & stability. Which makes sense, as Vetiver’s main benefit is for the calming of nerves & emotions, (making it an ideal oil for massages) as well as it’s great immune-supporting properties.
Having a hard time sleeping? Anxiety get the best of you? Vetiver is one of the top oils for helping in those situations. Highly regarded as a helper of emotions, Vetiver can be rubbed on the bottoms of feet before bed, to help with a better nights sleep, or diffused in the air to help create a calmer and more peaceful atmosphere.
Apply 1-2 drops on bottom of feet before bed.
Diffuse 3-4 drops in your diffuser for a calming environment.
Add a few drops to your bath water for a calming, soothing bath.
Inhale deeply direct from bottle during anxiety ridden moments.
Can be taken internally: mix 1 drop to 4oz water. Also add to hot water during colder months to help keep immune system strong.
Note: It is a very thick oil, so if need be, use a toothpick to get out desired amount of oil. And remember, a little goes a long way! And dilute in a carrier oil to avoid skin sensitivity if needed.
In your diffuser:
2 drops Vetiver.2 drops Arborvitae. 2 drops Cedarwood. (Relax your mind)
3 drops Lavender. 3 drops Vetiver. (Sweet Dreams)
2 drops Vetiver. 1 drop Ylang Ylang. 1 drop Clary Sage. 1 drop Marjoram. 1 drop Frankincense. (Emotional healing)
In a 10ml roller bottle: (can buy Here)
9 drops Lavender. 12 drops Vetiver. 9 drops Marjoram. (Sleepytime)
*Recipes are not my own creation, but suggestions from doTerra*
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