Since I got a lot of questions on how I use my oils, I figured I’d make a blog about it! Now it can be overwhelming at first so I’m going to start you off slow! All the oils I’m talking about today come in my Starter Pack from DoTerra! These are the top 10 selling oils and probably the most used day-to-day. I’m going to give you a small list of their top properties, a small list of their top uses and an example of how I use each oil. Keep in mind there are different ways to use oils! Aromatic, topical and orally.
Aromatic means to breathe in the oils whether it be through a diffuser or placing a couple drops in your hands and cupping them around your nose. Topical means to put the oils on a part of your skin; caution: it is recommended that you dilute oils. Especially, if you don’t know how your skin will react. You can add oils to your water, food and they can be taken in a capsule. If you’re unsure of how to properly use your oil just take a look at the bottle and it will tell you which ways that oil can be used. Remember oils should only be taken in those 3 ways and NEVER in your eyes or ears.You can see this oil can be used for aromatic, topical or for dietary use.This oil can only be used for topical use.
This last oil can be taken either aromatically or topical.
1.) Lavender –
side note – notice this bottle looks different from all the others; I only have the Lavender Touch from DoTerra on hand right now. These are pre-diluted roller balls that are perfect for children or the elderly. I use this on Penelope almost daily and it’s so convenient! I can’t wait to try the rest of the collection!
•Top Properties: anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antihistamine, antibacterial & antiseptic.
•Top Uses: sleep issues, stress + anxiety, sunburns, allergies, pains, cuts + wounds, migraines + headaches & emotional balance.
•Example: On a typical day I’ll use Lavender on Penny to help relax and calm her down. If she ever gets a fever I run it down her neck and back, on the bottoms of her feet and across her forehead. It’s very gentle for little babes like her and works like a charm! It also pairs great with Melaleuca + Frankincense, I use that blend for her diaper rashes or any bumps + bruising or cuts she might have!
2.) Melaleuca –
•Top Properties: antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic & antiviral.
•Top Uses: eczema + athletes foot + candida, bronchitis, cold + flu, acne, sore throat, dandruff, lice, rashes + hives & emotional balance.
•Example: Currently, I’m using this oil for a candida infection I have and in my opinion it works better than the cream the doctor gave me. Although, I am using both the cream and oil because this infection is not fun for anyone and needs to be over already! ALSO, I think girls and boys need to be more educated on UTIs and Yeast Infections. No, it’s not a fun topic but everyone will get at least one in their lifetime so I think it should be talked about more. Anyways, I also put this oil along with Lavender + Frankincense in a spray bottle diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil and use on P’s rashes, cuts or scrapes. You can also put it on any blemishes you have and it works great!
3.) Frankincense –
•Top Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anticancer, restorative, disinfectant & sedative.
•Top Uses: depression, wound healing, tones + lifts skin, scars + stretch marks, sciatica + back pain, immune system + cellular health, warts, congestion + cough, meditation + focus & emotional balance.
•Example: I use this oil in a blend I told you about earlier but in that blend this is the most powerful oil. It’s restorative properties help heal your body. When Jaxx was little he was running around the house and ran into the cutting board and got a huge ball on his forehead within minutes from hitting it. I immediately put Frankincense and Melaleuca on it and I’m not kidding within 15 minutes there was no bump! So this is my go to oil any time theres a boo-boo.
4.) Lemon –
•Top Properties: antiseptic, diuretic, antioxidant, detoxification, disinfectant, astringent & degreaser.
•Top Uses: kidney + gall stones, detox, heartburn + reflux, congestion + mucus, stress, runny nose + allergies, gout + rheumatism + arthritis, degreaser + furniture polish, varicose viens, concentration & emotional balance.
•Example: If any of you know Penny or follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you might know that she likes to draw on herself a lot but sometimes she gets extra sneaky and will draw on the wall or floor. This is my go to oils for cleaning! P has drawn on the wall with red liquid lipstick and drawn on the floor with a black sharpie and Lemon got them both off so smoothly. It also works great if your sick and want to flush your system out! Warning: avoid UV rays 12 hours after applying this oil. I only put it on the bottoms of my feet or on my chest in the night time to avoid the sun.
5.) Peppermint –
•Top Properties: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, invigorating, cooling, vasoconstrictor & expectorant.
•Top Uses: headaches + migraines, bad breath, asthma, decrease milk supply, loss of sense of smell, digestive discomfort, alertness, fevers + hot flashes, autism, cravings & allergies + hives.
•Example: This oil is very strong so when using it, you only need a little. I rarely get fevers but if I ever do this is my oil. If you use this oil for a child’s fever you should dilute with a carrier oil! You can add a couple drops to a spray bottle and in the hot summer heat spray yourself or others for a refreshing cool down!
6.) Oregano –
•Top Properties: antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral & immunostimulant.
•Top Uses: viruses, strep throat, staph infection, warts + callouses + canker sores, pneumonia, urinary infection, athletes foot + ring worm + candida, carpal tunnel + rheumatism & emotional balance.
•Example: I use this oil in a blend called The Flu Bomb. Any time I get sick or anyone around me I offer this blend to them. Oregano is very powerful! It is helpful against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When I use my special blend I notice our sicknesses go away much faster than those who aren’t using it. Also, when it comes to sore throats I’m the biggest baby! I’d rather have any other ailment, I can’t stand having a sore throat!!! Oregano + Lemon + OnGuard diluted in warm water and gargled is MAGIC! If you do that a couple of times a day it should be gone before you know it!
7.) Deep Blue (Soothing Blend) –
note: This is the first blend I am showing you from DoTerra. A blend is just a combination of oils used for a specific problem.
•Ingredients: Wintergreen Leaf Oil, Camphor Bark Oil, Peppermint Oil, Blue Tansy Flower Oil, Blue Chamomile Flower Oil, Helichrysum Flower Oil & Osmanthus Flower Extract.
•Top Uses: muscle + back + joint pain, arthritis + aches, fibromyalgia + lupus, whiplash + muscle tension, pre + post workout, growing pains & bruises + injuries.
•Example: I’m not a very active person but when I am, I always end up sore and this oil soothes and relieves everything! Phillip was so skeptical at first but now when he gets hurt skating he always asks for Deep Blue!
8.) DigestZen (Digestive Blend) –
•Ingredients: Ginger Rhizome/Root, Peppermint Plant, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Anise Seed, Tarragon Plant & Fennel Seed.
•Top Uses: bloating + gas + nausea, reflux + indigestion, morning sickness, motion + travel sickness, colitis, diarrhea + constipation & food poisoning.
•Example: When P was adjusting to formula and then again to cows milk she had a difficult time going potty but after I used DigestZen I noticed it pass within a couple of hours. I’m always so thankful I have these oils to help me out; I literally don’t know how moms go without them! Keep in mind when using on babies you may want to dilute in case it’s too strong for them!
9.) Breathe (Respiratory Blend) –
•Ingredients: Laurel Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Lead Oil, Peppermint Oil, Melaleuca Leaf Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Ravensara Leaf Oil & Cardamom Seed Oil.
•Top Uses: pneumonia + asthma, allergies, cough + congestion, bronchitis + influenza, sinusitis + nasal polyps & restful sleep.
•Example: When we get seasonal sicknesses and have hard times breathing at night Breathe is my favorite to dilute along with Lavender and On Guard. Breathe blended with Lemon + Frankincense is great if you have any congestion just rub a little on your chest and breathe in the rest!
10.) On Guard (Protective Blend) –
•Ingredients: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf & Rosemary Leaf/Flower.
•Top Uses: colds + flu, strep throat + coughs, antiseptic cleaner, urinary tract support, cold sores + warts + infected wounds, oral health, fungal + parasite issues, autoimmune disease & airborne pathogens + killing germs.
•Example: This oil can be used daily for immune support. This blend is in all of my blends for sicknesses. I add this to water along with Lemon + Oregano when I have a sore throat. There’s a warning to avoid UV rays for 12 hours after applying this oil but I never put it on parts of my body that are visible to the sun so I don’t worry about it too much!
I hope this post helps you better understand how essential oils work. If you have anymore questions, please don’t be shy to ask! In my time of using oils I’ve been skeptical too but you just have to trust your instincts whether it be to take just the oils or just medicine, sometimes I do both! If you are planning on getting yourself some oils, I recommend you buy a book just in case you have questions and want to know right away! If not, I’m always here to help as best I can!
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