Essential oils are the aromatic compounds found in plants seeds, bark, stems, fruit, flowers and roots, they are what give a plant its fragrance and help play a role in pollination. Essential oils have long been used in food, beauty treatments, health practices and aromatherapy. If you’ve ever enjoyed the fragrance of a rose, or lavender or citrus, what you’re in fact smelling is a naturally occurring essential oil. Lifestyles Co. Ltd. has an amazing collection of dōTERRA Essential Oils and their staff is knowledgable about how to use each for optimal benefits. dōTERRA oils are certified pure therapeutic oils. They contain no fillers, synthetic ingredients or harmful contaminants. These oils aid in natural wellness for your family and have been through rigorous testing by dōTERRA and a third party organization.
Methods of Use There are three ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils, including aromatically, topically and internally.
Aromatically: To use essential oils aromatically, rub a drop or two in your palms and inhale deeply. You can also add oils to your favorite diffuser. Using a diffuser disperses tiny molecules of water vapor and essential oils over a large space in your home, which is a great way to purify your air, help support healthy respiratory function, promote relaxation or restful sleep, and help to boost your mood and energy levels.
Topically: Topical usage is when essential oils are applied to the skin. Keep in mind it’s always best to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil (i.e. jojoba or coconut oil) when using topically, some will require more dilution than others. Topical application can be one of 2 ways; Targeted – when you can point to an ailment like a headache, stomach ache, or rash, apply directly to the affected areas; Systematic – for a whole body issue like sleep or mood, apply to the bottom of the feet and spine. Additionally many citrus oils are photosensitive; meaning they can increase your skin’s reaction to sunlight. Do not apply citrus to the skin right before periods of prolonged direct sunlight or before tanning.
Internally: Internal usage is a great way to detoxify your system, support immune function, or support a healthy digestive system. Bottles labeled with “supplement facts” are safe for internal use. Many oils taste great when added to your water, drinks, or food. You can also make your own oil capsules to take some of the less tasty oils internally for their health benefits. Always drink oils from a glass, stainless steel, or ceramic drinking container, never plastic. Please note that not all oils are safe to take internally. Please make sure you consult a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate to identify which oils you can use internally.
The Essentials There are over 3,000 varieties of essential oils. Essential oils can be used for a wide-variety of emotional and physical needs and they can be used singly or blended together for maximum results. dōTERRA recommends to start with the most basic essential oils, which include:
Lavender is not just great for helping to alleviate anxiety, it can also stop the itch of an insect bite and sooth a sunburn.
Grapefruit oil is powerful in stopping a hangover in its tracks, and is helpful in overcoming sugar cravings (breathe in grapefruit oil just prior to eating or whenever you’re tempted to consume sweets.
Wild Orange oil can be used to stave off the flu or a cold (put a drop or two in your drinking water every day). It’s aroma is uplifting to the mind and body.
Lemon oil can be used in cooking, for spot-free dishes and for oily hair (massage a drop or two into your scalp before bedtime and wash out in the morning. Over a period of weeks, you will notice that your hair is less oily.)
Peppermint oil can be used to cool a hot flash (place a drop on the back of the neck, base of the skull or on the collarbones during a hot flash and breath in) and for allergy and congestion relief.
Eucalyptus oil is a strong insect repellent, fever reducer (when rubbed topically on the body, chest, back of neck and bottoms of feet) and when inhaled, helps support your respiratory system.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree oil) can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion and immune system.
Frankincense is renewing, beautifying, rejuvenating and grounding. You can take it internally to help support healthy cellular and immune function; apply topically to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections or diffuse is during meditation for relaxation and balance.
Introducing Kids to dōTERRA Essential Oils There are many benefits to introducing children to dōTERRA Essential Oils – the brand even has a Kid’s Oil Collection which includes essential oils that are gentle enough for children of all ages and are pre-diluted with fractionated coconut oil. The oils come with color-coded labels and roll-on tops which make application easy and fun and with an adult’s help, kids can learn how to safely apply essential oil blends to their tummy, hands, head and heart. The dōTERRA Kid’s Collection includes 6 pre-diluted 10 ml roll-on blends designed to support a child’s heart, body and mind.
Calmer Restful Blend helps your child relax and promotes sleep. It creates restful feelings throughout the mind and body with essential oils of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Canaga, Buddha Wood, and Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Thinker Focus Blend helps prevent mental distraction and reduce feelings of mental stress and fatigue. This kid-pleasing blend is comprised of Vetiver, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Clementine essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Brave Courage Blend helps manage stress and feelings of anxiousness. Counteract negative emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism with Brave Courage Blend. This blend combines essential oils of Wild Orange, Osmanthus Flower, Cinnamon Bark, and Amyris Wood along with
Strong Protective Blend promotes a natural immune defense and is soothing to the emotions and the skin during times of distress. This blend combines Frankincense, Cedarwood, Rose, and Litsea essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Rescuer Soothing Blend reduces feelings of tension in the neck and shoulders. This relaxing blend is comprised of essential oils of Lavender, Spearmint, Copaiba, and Tomar seed with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Steady Grounding Blend helps balance mood and soothe upset feelings when emotions seem close to the surface. As a parent, you notice when your child seems to be extra sensitive. Sometimes, this means they need a long nap, an extra snuggle, or some one-on-one time. You can help your child feel more calm and balanced with Steady. This blend combines essential oils of Amyris Wood, Balsam Fir, Coriander, and Magnolia with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Lifestyles Co. Ltd. wants to empower, educate and help people embrace the natural gifts of essential oils. Stop by and get an oil or join the dōTERRA essential journey with their oil club – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
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