The Top 10 Essential Oils that can transform a medicine cabinet from synthetic pills to natural pure remedies are the following:
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
- DigestZen Blend
- Breathe Blend
- OnGuard Blend
- Deep Blue Blend.
Learn how these oils can benefit you and your family
I have known of Frankincense since I was a child reading it in the story of the birth of Jesus. No wonder Frankincense has long been recognised for its value especially as an essential oil. Its powerful aroma is very distinct and it’s prized for its many health benefits, as the saying goes “If in doubt, Frank”.
Dr Hill’s wisdom on Frankincense:
Distilled from the Boswellia tree it has been used for thousands of years while the resin from the tree possesses many different properties it is most highly regarded for the oil it contains. Often referred to as the King of Oil it’s highly revered for everything from digestion to beauty it’s truly one of nature’s most valued gifts.
Rich in alpha-pinene Frankincense is soothing and extremely beneficial for skin health. More significantly than any one single compound however, Frankincense is rich in monoterpenes which have a wide array of benefits making this oil effective for a variety of uses.
I believe this is one of the primary reasons Frankincense offers appropriate cell protection and support. Its broad spectrum activity can support cells and system function throughout the entire body. Frankincense is for everyone.
Our bodies are in a constant state of challenge and resolve physiologically. Everyday circumstances can be unique as well as repetitive and our body experiences changing health needs almost daily. Because Frankincense is multifunctional it is an oil that is foundational and what you most likely need on a daily basis. One of the keys to successful usage of any essential oil is consistency.
Often times smaller amounts routinely is much more effective. Taking advantage of the value of this oil can be as easy as diffusing, or breathing in the aroma. It is potent yet mild and can be used internally and topically. I recommend that you use the method you are most comfortable with.
Most use Frankincense for its positive effects on emotional and cognitive function. It even helps to support important neurochemical responses and the endocrine system as a whole. One of my favourite reasons for using Frankincense however is its protective support to cells, in helping to the body to manage healthy inflammatory responses. It makes sense why Frankincense is so diverse and beneficial to nearly everyone, ok, everyone, it’s even effective for soothing agitated muscles and tissues. I believe there are limitless ways that doTERRA certified pure therapeutic grade Frankincense can enrich your health and wellness. Here are just a few simple ways to start using one of my favourite oils today.
Diffuse Frankincense to create feelings of peace, satisfaction and an overall sense of mental wellness. Aromatic use of Frankincense can promote healthy lung function; take a few drops internally to promote the health of your liver, digestive and urogenital functions.
Take internally to support the whole of your musculoskeletal system which includes your joints, muscles, ligaments, structural tissues including bones. Frankincense will provide the extra protection you need to withstand the day to day stresses of life and the normal aging process. A few drops twice a day can support healthy cell function, in a capsule or directly under the tongue is a great option.
For younger children, I love using Frankincense on the bottom of the feet. I believe this oil can benefit the entire family. In addition, applying the oil to the bottom of the feet can stimulate relaxation and balance the mood.
Use Frankincense as part of your daily beauty routine and it can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate the skin. Frankincense when used in this way provides direct support to the underlying tissues of the skin making the skin more radiant and resilient to detrimental health effects.
There are literally dozens of species of Boswellia trees but there are generally only 4 which produce true Frankincense resin which the oil comes from. DoTERRA uses three of these species, Carteri, Ferriana and Sacra to distil a unique certified pure therapeutic grade Frankincense which is exclusive in its benefits, quality and purity.
Frankincense truly is the king of oils, so when you are in doubt as to which oil to use, make DoTerra Frankincense your first choice and most trusted choice.
I use Frankincense in my moisturizer. I take a drop on my tongue each day and push my tongue to the roof of my mouth to get it into my bloodstream. I have Frankincense diluted in a roller ball bottle and roll it on my children before they head off to school to help with focus and at night to support them winding down for bed. It is also in my Long Life Vitality vitamins from DoTERRA.
doTERRA Lemon Oil uses and benefits
The top selling doTERRA essential oil, lemon, has multiple benefits and uses. It is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. Lemon essential oil can also be added to water to provide a refreshing and healthy boost. Lemon is also a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off free radicals. Taken internally, lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits. Lemon can also be used to soothe an irritated throat, and to support healthy respiratory function. Diffusing lemon creates an uplifting and energising atmosphere which has been shown to improve mood and cognitive ability.
I take Lemon first thing in the morning in a glass of water, to assist passing any toxins in my body. I make my own home cleaners, I will dilute Lemon & Tea Tree in a glass spray bottle or make a paste with baking soda and lemon. I use Lemon in cooking and it makes a yummy icing for any cake.
doTERRA Lavender Oil uses and benefits
Cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma, lavender has many therapeutic benefits. Lavender’s ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be one of the most notable qualities of lavender. Applying lavender to the back of the neck and to the temples helps to reduce muscle tension while inhaling lavender promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep, making it ideal for diffusing at bedtime or when stress is high. With so many benefits and versatility, lavender is a must have oil that you should have on hand at all times. Lavender is relaxing, it is soothing for occasional skin irritations, the aroma can also help ease tension.
I use Lavender on my children’s pillows to help them go off to sleep fast and I notice they calm much easier when I do. I also use it in an eczema balm I make with Geranium & Raw Shea Butter. Lavender is also good for soothing cuts, burns or insect bites. You can also take it internally to help with sleep.
doTerra Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil Uses and Benefits
More commonly known as Tea Tree, Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds lending to limitless applications. Best known for its purifying properties, Melaleuca can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to promote a clear, healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca enhances immunity. Melaleuca can also be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Diffusing Melaleuca can help purify or freshen the air.
I use Tea Tree in my DIY house cleaners. I also rub it on my face if I feel like I am breaking out. I use rub it on my children’s cuts to help them heal.
doTERRA Oregano Oil uses and benefits
Oregano is a powerful and potent essential oil that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cuisine. Due to its high phenol content caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing oregano. Oregano should also be diluted with doTERRA fractionated coconut oil before applying topically. The phenols in oregano are powerful antioxidants. One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function. This oil also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function.
I use Oregano oil in a dilute roller ball bottle and roll it on my feet and my family’s feet. When using it in cooking, take a toothpick and get it small amount and put it into your dish. You will ruin your food if you were to use a full drop of oil.
doTERRA Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits
Peppermint is perhaps one of the most recognisable essential oils. Peppermint contains beneficial terpenoids, flavonoids and menthol. Peppermint promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. It eases stomach upset and is commonly used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health.
One of my all-time favorites! I use Peppermint Oil daily, I put one drop on my tongue for fresh breath. I dab it on my temples to relieve head tension when I have a headache. I put it on the back of my neck when I have allergies and it relieves my reactions. I make Peppermint Tea with one drop & I use it to make yummy Bliss Balls. Did I mention I love Peppermint?
doTERRA DigestZen Oil Uses and Benefits
Also known as the tummy tamer blend, DigestZen digestive blend was developed by doTERRA to aid in digestion, soothe stomach upset and maintain overall digestive health. This unique blend contains ginger, fennel and coriander, which helps ease stomach discomfort including discomfort caused by motion sickness and indigestion. DigestZen also features peppermint, tarragon, anise and caraway to aid with digestion and to help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Applied topically to the abdomen or taken internally when stomach upset occurs, DigestZen is a healthy, natural, gentle way to soothe an upset stomach and is safe for the entire family.
If one of my children mentions a tummy sore or not feeling good, I will go straight for DigestZen and rub it onto their belly diluted. If it persists or they have vomited then I go to the next step of taking internally.
doTERRA Breathe Oil Uses and Benefits
Respiratory issues are prevalent in our modern society, especially during certain times of the year. Breathe respiratory blend helps to ease breathing for a consistent, sustained benefit. Breathe is a remarkable proprietary blend laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon and ravensara. These essential oils are known for their cleansing and soothing effects which help to open airways. Breathe can be easily applied topically to the chest, back or the bottoms of feet, and the pleasant aroma helps calm the senses, making it perfect for a night-time diffusion to help you get a restful night’s sleep.
I like diluting Breathe in a roller ball so I can roll it on the children’s chests like I would Vicks. I roll it on their feet and like putting it in their diffuse to help breathing if they are blocked up.
doTERRA On Guard
Keeping your body healthy is an important part of staying on track to reach your goals. Catching a bug can really slow down your life. Additionally, weight loss can put additional stress on the body’s systems. doTERRA On Guard protective blend will help you stay strong when faced with environmental and seasonal threats. On Guard supports healthy immune and respiratory function, promotes healthy circulation and supports the body’s natural antioxidant defences. Use it daily for a quick immune and antioxidant boost. Add two drops of On Guard to your morning tea with some honey and enjoy a warming wakeup. You can also try diffusing On Guard in the morning for 30 minutes before your workout session for an energising and uplifting aroma.
Onguard is a daily oil for our family. I have it in a roller ball bottle and will roll it on the children’s feet & spine. Protecting them and building their immunity is a priority for me. I will also take it in a glass of water.
Soothing Muscle Aches
When you’re training hard, you feel it. Soothing the discomfort you feel after a strenuous workout is key in helping you keep up with your rigorous schedule. Deep blue soothing blend was specifically designed to create cooling and comforting sensations. This proprietary combination of wintergreen leaf, camphor, peppermint, blue camomile, helichrysum, ylang ylang and osmanthus provides a perfect break for your body. To enjoy these fantastic essential oils dilute a few drops with fractionated coconut oil and apply directly to the areas of your body that could use it the most. You could also try Deep Blue Rub which conveniently combines the Deep Blue essential oil blend with a base of moisturising emollients so you get the soothing and cooling effects and soft, hydrated skin. Keep a bottle in your bag so you can massage it into your arms, legs or lower back before or after any activity. Your body gives you a lot – make sure you give something back, your muscles will thank you.
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