Any Way You Squeeze It: How To Use Lemon Essential Oil

November 18, 2017

Lemon essential oil is a light, upbeat oil that packs a punch.  Whether you need to keep that silver plate from rusting, battle a nasty cold, or simply boost your mood, Lemon can help you.  Lemon oil has long been used around the house and as a health supplement.  Whether you choose to diffuse it, ingest it, or use it for topical purposes, there’s no doubt you’ll experience many benefits from this powerful oil.

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The Many Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Aromatically: Lemon  for Uplifting Mood

When you diffuse Lemon, you release its magic cleansing properties into the air.  Diffusing lemon essential oil is a great way to boost your mood if you’re feeling down.  It has an uplifting quality that has been said to help battle anxiety, depression, and mood imbalances.  It can also purify the air in your home and combat allergens and dust during the spring and summer seasons.

Cleaning: Lemon for the Home

Lemon essential oil isn’t just good for your body and soul, it’s good for the surfaces in your home, too. Do you need to clean the kitchen counters? Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies air and surfaces.  It can be used as a non-toxic cleaner in the home.  Add 40 drops of lemon essential oil, 20 drops of tea tree essential oil and 50ml of vinegar to a 500ml spray bottle and fill with pure water.  Simply spray on countertops and wipe with a paper towel or cleaning cloth.  Maybe the wood and metal surfaces are looking a little dull?  Lemon oil can help polish them up in no time.  In fact, lemon oil can even be used to help ward off the tarnishing process, helping you preserve the items you love even longer.

Internally: Lemon  For Overall Wellness

Finally, you can ingest lemon essential oil, as well.  When ingested, lemon oil gets to work on a wide variety of ailments.  From hangovers and heartburn to respiratory infections and the flu, ingesting Lemon can help you improve your health naturally.

There is much more that Lemon essential oil can do in your home and for your health and overall wellness, but this should get you started.  How will you use this amazing oil?

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For the Love of Lavender: How to Use Lavender Essential Oil

November 12, 2017

Lavender essential oil is a staple of many bath and body products as well as candles and scented goodies.  It is no wonder why it’s scent is one of the most popular in the world.  From Lavender’s calming properties to its variable uses and many health benefits, lavender oil is a must-have oil that most essential oil enthusiasts can’t get enough of.  It is good for the mind, body, and spirit, and can be used in a number of ways.  If you are stuck for where to begin your doTERRA collection, Lavender is a great entry point.

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The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

There are some major areas of benefits when it comes to lavender essential oil: beauty and topically, aromatically and room odorizers, clothing cleansers, and internal use.  Here are some of the benefits you can obtain from using lavender essential oil.

Topically: Lavender For Beauty and Skin Care 

Lavender is wonderful for your skin and hair, which explains why it is used so often in beauty products.  You don’t have to spend extra money on lavender-infused items that don’t cut it.  You can simply put a few drops of doTERRA Lavender into whatever products you are currently using and experience the following benefits.

  • Heal burns and cuts by placing a few drops of Lavender with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) onto the injured area.   Gently rub it in and experience the benefits.  Alternatively you can put them into a spray bottle and spray over the area.
  • Acne, eczema, and other chronic and acute skin conditions can be aided substantially with the use of lavender essential oil.  Put a few drops into your skincare routine or rub it on your skin with FCO and let the healing begin.
  • Balance your skin tone by using a Lavender/FCO mix like a primer on your skin.  This can also help to brighten your complexion and minimize the appearance of imperfections.

Aromatically: Lavender For the Home 

Lavender essential oil can calm the atmosphere faster than just about anything.  Whether you add a few drops of Lavender with water in a spray bottle or diffuse it, here are some benefits you can obtain by using lavender essential oil in your home.

  • Add a calming and soothing feeling to your home by diffusing Lavender.  It will help calm the energy in your home and ease tension and angst.  This can also help you reduce anxiety that you or your loved ones may be feeling.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil before bed to aid in restful sleep or alleviate headaches.  You can also put a few drops on your pillow or bedding to help with a blissful slumber.

Internally: Lavender For Wellness

Veggie caps are great to take essential oils internally, but you might not need them for Lavender.  This essential oil is tame enough to be used right in your cooking, food, and drinks.  Here are some simple ideas to get you started.

  • Add lavender essential oil to your recipes in order to balance out citrus flavors and lessen their acidity.
  • Put a drop in your tea or water to aid in relaxation and combat daily stress.
  • Add it to your coffee or baked goods for a lovely flavor and relaxing vibe.  You can even add it to some whipped cream and put it on top of your coffee for a unique, sweet treat.
  • Use in a veggie capsule or in your tea or water to combat a number of medical ailments, including but not limited to the following illnesses.
    • Hives
    • Stretch marks
    • Bruises
    • Sprains
    • Sunburn
    • Blood pressure
    • PMS
    • Vertigo
    • Rashes

Given all the benefits of this versatile essential oil, it’s no wonder that doTERRA Lavender is one of the most popular oils of the lot.  It’s great for a starter oil and compliments your current collection, as well.  Give it a try, and experience the calming, healing benefits that lavender essential oil has to offer.

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Spring Relief: The Best Way To Use the Introductory Kit

November 7, 2017

Our ‘everyday’ Spring Relief blend is going strong on this windy day.  Such a great assistance during spring!  If you’ve been toying with essential oils and got yourself an Introductory Kit, the first way you should use them is for Spring Relief!  These three oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.  Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint is fantastic for assisting with hay fever and pesky spring time allergies!  These bottles never move from a diffuser’s side during spring.

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Essential Oils for Allergies and Spring Relief

Dr Axe states “Over the last 50 years, the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases and disorders has continued in the industrialised world. Allergic rhinitis, the medical term for hay fever and what’s behind the unpleasant seasonal allergy symptoms we all know so well, develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitised and overreacts to something in the environment.  One of the most amazing benefits of essential oils are their ability to fight inflammation and boost the immune system.

Essential oils for allergies will help to detoxify the body and fight infections, bacteria, parasites, microorganisms and harmful toxins. They reduce the bodies susceptibility to outside sources and reduce the overreaction of the immune system when it is faced with a harmless intruder. Some exceptional essential oils even work to relieve respiratory conditions and increase sweat and urination — helping with the elimination of toxins.”  Dr Axe loves the above oils to assist with allergy relief with the addition of eucalyptus, basil and tea tree to really give it a kick in the pants.

Would you like to know more about how to live a lower-toxin filled life and assist fighting off allergies and natural way?  Please send us an email or message us over on facebook or instagram.  We would be thrilled to help you get your own wholesale account so you can experience these incredibly pure and ethically sustainable essential oils for yourself at 25% off too!

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Pure Enjoy-Mint: How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

November 5, 2017

Peppermint essential oil has long been praised for its many benefits.  However, it is hard to find a good peppermint oil since most manufacturers dilute the menthol content.  Fortunately, doTERRA came to the rescue by creating a high-menthol peppermint essential oil that surpasses most other oils in quality and effectiveness.  It’s no wonder that Peppermint is one of the top-selling oils in doTERRA’s lineup.

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Diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil

Diffusing peppermint oil can help you if you’re struggling with a cold, bronchitis, or any kind of respiratory upset.  Peppermint essential oil has been used for centuries to stimulate proper respiratory function.  It can help you breathe easier when diffused.  Don’t have a diffuser?  No problem.  You can apply it to your chest on a damp washcloth, too, and it will do its magic there.

Around the House

Bugs are the worst!  Fortunately, most bugs think peppermint oil is the worst; they won’t go near it.  Put a few drops of peppermint oil in some water in a spray bottle and spray the perimeter of your home.  This should help thwart the pests.

Peppermint For Your Health

Whether you diffuse it, ingest it, or apply it, Peppermint offers many health benefits.  It can help with tension headaches and migraines, boost your mood, freshen your breath, and even combat motion sickness.

Peppermint and Children

One thing to note is that peppermint oil is extremely potent.  As such, it should not be used around very young children and should not be ingested by children younger than six.  If you are trying to cure ailments in your little ones, try putting a drop of peppermint oil with some water on a washcloth and holding it on the base of the neck or on the stomach.  It is a safer way to use the oil around children.

No matter how you use it, Peppermint is sure to bring you relief and improved wellness.  Get creative, mix it with oils like lemon and frankincense, and see what it can do for you.

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doTERRA Body Wash

October 26, 2017

Thank you doTERRA Body Wash for keeping this girl happy during bath time! ❤️💧

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doTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash is a natural, oil-infused body wash that provides a rich cleansing and aromatic spa experience.

The invigorating scents Bergamot, Grapefruit and Cedarwood essential oils are refreshing and uplifting, making it an ideal body wash to start the day or give yourself a boost like this one here did.  Natural surfactants derived from coconut oil and essential fatty acids provide gentle yet thorough cleansing without irritating the skin like other harsh soaps and body washes.  This natural gel cleanser provides a perfect foaming action that glides across the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils.  Formulated with only nature’s finest ingredients, the doTERRA Body Wash will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, and fresh.

This little one was feeling quote overwhelmed and sad and I knew a doTERRA Body Wash bath would make her feel better (plus the fact that I was going to surprise her and hop in too).  Why?  The following:

  • Bergamot essential oil purifies and soothes skin and provides an uplifting, yet grounding aroma
  • Grapefruit is cleansing to the skin and has an energizing scent that uplifts mood
  • Cedarwood essential oil promotes relaxation

This fun face is the result of her time in the bath this evening.  If you’d like happy, silly faces looking back at you from the bath, please reach out and let’s get you some too!

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