A friend recently invited me to a DoTerra essential oils party/workshop. I had been wanting to try essential oils for years, and just hadn't gotten around to it. The presentation went through the many uses for essential oils, and we got to smell the most popular ones. I was keen to try some oils for their health properties, as well as using them around the house for cleaning (for the smell they provide). I was unaware how beneficial they can be for kids, and that you can also use certain oils in food! I'm loving finding new ways to use my oils (Google is great for this!) and thought I'd share my experiences so far.
At that party, I purchased Peppermint, Lemon, a blend called Balance, and I was given Wild Orange (for bringing a friend along to the party). I have used Peppermint in a diffuser I bought, and in my mop bucket when cleaning. It can also be used in food. From the DoTerra website, it says that it also promotes respiratory function and clear breathing, helps reduce bloating and gas, you can apply to your skin to relieve feelings of tension, and you can use it in a diffuser when you are feeling fatigued.
Lemon is my absolute favourite so far! I have used it in cooking (in cupcakes, biscuits and icing), and I have used it in the diffuser and in my mop bucket (I have used the Wild Orange for these things as well). The DoTerra website says it also cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces, naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, supports healthy respiratory function, and it can enable a positive mood when diffused. You can also use lemon and orange oils in an all-purpose spray, you can add a drop to flavour water, you can rub it on clothing or onto your neck/wrists/back etc. to potentially aid in times of anxiety.
I purchased the Balance blend for it's calming properties. It contains Frankincense, Chamomile, Spruce Needle, Ho Wood, Blue Tansy Flower and Fractionated Coconut Oil. It promotes relaxation and can be used for a restful night's sleep.
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I'm keen to get a blend called 'Easy Air' next, which can be diffused to help clear a blocked nose. A friend of mine lent me hers and it really works! Lavender is another oil I'm keen to purchase, as I absolutely love the smell.
You can buy a DoTerra brand diffuser, but I found one which I think works just as well. I have diffused lemon, orange and peppermint (you aren't supposed to diffuse blends). I love the smell in the air and I really do think it promotes calmness. My diffuser has a cool LED light which changes colour too!
At another DoTerra party I went to, the focus was on making blends for mother's and babies. I chose to make these 4 below: calm mama, happy mama, sleepy baby and tiny teeth. Each has a few drops of certain DoTerra essential oils and then is filled with Fractionated Coconut Oil, and they have a roller inside the lid so that they can be applied topically. I use these every single day, and they do exactly what their title suggests! There are more blends for mother's and babies too, and I'd love to make more if I attend another make and take workshop! A friend bought me some of the glass spray bottles in the top pic, and this is a good way to apply blends topically as well!
To give you more information about DoTerra essential oils, I have copied and pasted this from their website (click here to view the original):
What Are Essential Oils?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:
Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odours.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.
Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.
That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.