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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 dōTERRA® essential oil has a powerful effect making them affordable at just cents per use!


    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 Food Additive.


    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 Food Additive Use ~ Drop in water or use in cooking or baking recipes, 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 or 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 sensitisation.


    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.


    What are the most commonly used essential oils and their uses?
    Click on each bottle below to view the product information pages.


    Grounding Blend
    • Creates sense of calm and well-being
    • Promotes tranquility and sense of balance


    Digestive Support

    • Provides a soothing abdominal massage
    • Have on hand when flying or travelling
    • Apply after eating a large meal

    Easy Air

    Respiratory Support

    • Cooling and soothing to the senses
    • Calming aroma promotes a restful environment
    • Equipped for seasonal threats


    Powerful and Versatile

    • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation
    • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically

    Ice Blue

    Muscle & Joint Support

    • Apply before and after exercise
    • Use for deep tissue massage
    • Provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to the skin


    All Things Calming
    • Reduce anxious feelings
    • Soothes emotions
    • Soothes irritated skin
    • Supports restful sleep
    • Calms bee stings


    Cleans and Freshens
    • Soothes throat discomfort
    • Neutralises odours
    • Elevates Mood
    • Antioxidant and detoxifier
    • Use to clean kitchen

    On Guard

    Natural Defense

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


    Natural Immune Support

    • Natural defense for kids and adults
    • Use as a food additive in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce or on a roast
    • Cleansing properties


    Cools and Invigorates

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

    Tea Tree

    First Aid for the Skin

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

    Wild Orange

    Revitalising and Uplifting

    • Energising and revitalising aroma
    • Elevates mood
    • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent


    Calming Blend

    • Helps boost mood
    • Complements effective work & Study
    • Increases feelings of Tranquility
    • Soothes and uplifts
    • Calming and relaxing aroma
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