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  • Essential Oils 101

    What is an essential oil?

    Essential Oils are made from plants for physical and emotional benefits. They are distilled from leaves, flowers, tree bark, seeds, or rind of fruit in concentrated amounts. Typically one drop of a doTERRA essential oil has a powerful effect making them affordable at just pennies per use! View a short video clip introducing essential oils HERE.

     

    How do I use essential oils?

    You will soon learn that there are hundreds of ways to use dōTERRA® essential oils, including relaxation, personal hygiene, household cleaning, cooking, and supporting a healthy body. Every oil has at least one of three application methods: Aromatic, Topical, or Internal.

     

    For Aromatic Use ~ Breathe in or use a diffuser to open up airways, improve mood, or freshen the air.

    For Topical Use ~ Use a carrier oil when applying to bottoms of feet or affected areas to target specific needs.

    For Internal Use ~ Drop in water, under tongue, or in veggie capsule to support mouth, throat, digestive system, or overall health.

     

    What are some basic safety tips?

    1) Photosensitivity - No sunbathing after applying citrus essential oils. Citrus oils are sensitive to the sun since they are made from the rind of fruit. Avoid direct sunlight to the exposed area for at least 12 hours of that location may have a skin irritation or burn. Oils applied underneath clothing should be fine.

     

    2) Hot Oils - If it starts to burn, skip the water. Use a carrier oil or whole fat milk. Because essential oils don't mix with water, applying water to the area can actually drive the burn in deeper. Ouch!

     

    3) Avoid These Areas - Never put essential oils in your eyes, inside ear canal, or up nose. However, you may apply oils around the eye bone in a C shape, on ear cartilage and behind ear bone, or diffuse essential oils.

     

    4) Dilution - Use a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil when applying essential oils topically to avoid skin sensitization.

     

    5) Safe Storage - The majority of all adverse reactions to essential oils by children have been as a direct result of accidental overdose and ingestion in large amounts. Keep out of reach of children. Use child proof safety caps. Proper use is key!

     

    What are the most commonly used essential oils and their uses?
    Click on each bottle below to enjoy 1-min informational video clips.

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    Balance

    Grounding Blend Oil

    • Creates sense of calm and well-being
    • Promotes tranquility and sense of balance, grounding
    • May help ease anxious feelings
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    Breathe

    Respiratory Support Oil

    • Clears airways and promotes easy breathing
    • Use with diffuser at night for restful sleep
    • Use for seasonal respiratory discomfort
    • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats
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    Deep Blue

    Muscle & Joint Support Oil

    • Apply to tired, aching joints
    • Use before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
    • Use for deep tissue massage
    • Soothing and cooling oil blend
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    DigestZen

    Digestive Support Oil

    • Eases digestive discomfort
    • Motion sickness or indigestion
    • Use at mealtimes for healthy, comfortable digestion
    • Take orally to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion
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    Frankincense

    Powerful and Versatile Oil

            

    • Lifts mood and awareness
    • Supports healthy immune nervous and digestive function when taken internally
    • Promotes feelings of relaxation when applied topically
    • helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfection
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    Lavender

    All Things Calming Oil

    • Reduce anxious feelings
    • Soothes emotions
    • Soothes irritated skin
    • Supports restful sleep
    • Calms bee stings
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    Lemon

    Cleans and Freshens Oil

    • Soothes throat discomfort
    • Neutralizes odors
    • Elevates Mood
    • Antioxidant and detoxifier
    • Use to clean kitchen
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    Tea Tree

    First Aid for the Skin Oil

    • Skin blemishes
    • Beautify the skin
    • Healthy scalp and hair
    • Apply to feet and toenails
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    On Guard

    Natural Defense Oil

    • Protective mouth rinse
    • Immune support
    • Cleanses and purifies
    • Eliminates airborne threats
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    Oregano

    Natural Immune Support Oil

    • Natural defense for kids and adults
    • Use internally as a part of a monthly cleansing regime for GI health
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    Peppermint

    Cools and Invigorates Oil

    • Invigorates lungs
    • Increases alertness
    • Cools body
    • Calms head tension
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    Wild Orange

    Revitalizing and Uplifting Oil

    • Energizing and revitalizing aroma
    • Elevates mood
    • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
    • Supports healthy immune function
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