You might be asking yourself “Why do I even need essential oils when I can just go to the Doctor?” Well, I can assure you, they are cheaper than the Doctor, more reliable, cheaper and very, very potent. I am talking about dōTERRA essential oils. I can’t vouch for other brands purity or sourcing or harvesting methods but I can for these oils.
The reason dōTERRA essential oils are a viable option as opposed to over-the-counter pharmaceuticals is : Essential Oils are a safer, more natural approach to medicine with no side effects. Eighty percent of the time your illness is a viral infection and there is no “over the counter” medicine to combat a virus, however there are several studies showing Essential Oils ability to kill a viral infection.
I use these oils for most of my medicinal needs, in fact to be honest for my DAILY needs. They have completely replaced my medicine cabinet. Here are a few ways that I have had success in using the oils:
Lavender – It is the most versatile and popular oil. It is great for burns and takes away pain and blistering fast! It works very well as a sleep aid and it has a very calming effect. It also works as a natural antihistamine and provides relief from insect bites. Rub on your feet each night for relaxation, or headache relief. Diffuse in your bedroom.
Lemon – Use a drop of lemon every day in your water to keep your body acid free (alkaline). Lemon helps clean your lymphatic system. It is excellent for sore throats– just place a drop on your tongue or gargle with lemon water. You can also use it as a cleaning agent. Lemon oil will clean ninety-nine percent of bacteria. Again, diffuse for focus!
Peppermint – It has been double-blind study against Tylenol and was proven to be just as effective in treating headaches. Peppermint Oil was reported by the Mayo Clinic as being one of the most promising treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome It is fantastic for digestive issues and when inhaled it will stimulate the brain to increasealertness.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) – This is fantastic for acne since most acne medications are antibacterial creams, Melaleuca is antibacterial. It is also great for most skin conditions: general rashes, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, and MRSA (staph infection). You can rub it on your head to control dandruff and on your chest for coughs. Excellent household cleaner.
Deep Blue – Reduces inflammations and relieves sore muscles and back aches. Use pre and post workout! Use this oil on all sport related injuries and note it will also relieve headaches. A few drops of this Soothing Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.
Oregano – It is your heaviest fighter oil with several studies proving its ability to kill MRSA (staph infection). It is one of the most important oils to use when fighting any infection. It is a very hot oil and must be diluted with any carrier oil (Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil etc) when applied topically.
On Guard – This oil helps to protect and strengthen your immune system. doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function. This is great for disinfecting the home via a diffuser or even mix with water to use as a cleaner to wipe down counters. Rub this on your feet every night for cold prevention and you can rub on teeth to help reduce plaque & gum infections.
Easy Air – Use this oil for respiratory infections, coughs, sinus or asthma symptoms. Rub it on your chest to help combat congestion. Rub on chest and under your nostrils to help with snoring. Unlike other Vapor Rubs, Easy Air will actually assist your body in fighting off the infection. It comes as an oil, in a Vapour stick and also in lozenge form. Inhale directly from palms.
DigestZen – known as doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend due to its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health. This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Frankincense – this oil contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood-brain barrier. It may help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands. Many people believe it helps with anxiety and depression. Several studies have been done on Frankincense and its ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. The King of Oils, this amazing oil is great for a general use for anything. When in doubt, reach out for your bottle of Frankincense.
Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!
dōTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use for all ages. Children and the elderly would need dilution of the oil with Fractionated Coconut oil, or another carrier oil such as Jojoba, Almond or another nut based oil.