An important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is learning how to recognize and manage different emotions. One emotion that often goes overlooked is stress. Stress occurs when you feel pressure or tension in response to a challenging situation. Stress often causes mental and emotional strain, and it can even have negative effects on your physical well-being if you don’t address it.
How to Manage Stress
There are a variety of methods available to you that can help manage stress in your life. Many of them are easy and can be done without others noticing. Some options include breathing exercises or evaluating all your activities and responsibilities. It’s important to check in with yourself and make sure you’re not being overloaded with more than time will allow. Write out your weekly tasks, and do your best to schedule down time to spend alone or with those you love.
Quick Tips for Stress Management:
Understanding the diverse challenges you face each day, doTERRA developed a blend to help bring a sense of calm and reassurance when you need it most. A beautiful mix of sweet and minty scents, doTERRA Peace® Reassuring Blend delivers a calming, peaceful aroma. Lavender, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and more come together to create a chemical profile rich in monoterpene esters and alcohols for a soothing experience.
For more tips on stress management listen to the Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA podcast HERE.
New Wellness Programs coming Oct 1st!
The Wellness Programs are a simple, almost effortless way for you to target a specific health goal and get the exact products you need for what you want to achieve. We remove the hassle of figuring out which essential oils and products to use. There’s no need to repeat the same pattern of scrambling to put together the perfect oil regimen yourself when you can just sign up for a Wellness Program!
Take a look at each link to see each Wellness Program and how it all works.
Immunity Wellness Program
Relief Wellness Program
Mind & Mood Wellness Program
Whether you have babies, toddlers, young children, middle schoolers, teenagers, or all of the above, bedtime can often be the hardest part of your day as a parent. Between the little ones asking for just one more drink of water before bed, and the older kids deciding to start their homework at the last minute, nighttime can feel anything but tranquil and relaxing.
Before you surrender to a chaotic nightly routine with your kids, try a few of these tips to help make bedtime more simplistic and less painful for everyone.
A Better Bath Time
You can easily turn bath time into a relaxing event that will help to calm the kids down before bed with a little help from essential oils. Adding calming oils like Lavender or doTERRA Balance® to a warm bath will create a comforting aromatic experience, rather than turning bath time into a splashy mess. Consider using the doTERRA Serenity® Bath Bar during your child’s bath to not only make them feel clean, but to allow the relaxing aroma of doTERRA Serenity to linger on their skin after they leave the bath. Check out the doTERRA Product Blog for fun essential oil bath time DIYs like this Essential Oil Bubble Bath or these Confetti Bath Bombs.
As adults, we understand the importance of brushing our teeth, cleaning the skin, and practicing good hygiene before bed. For many kids, bedtime rituals like teeth brushing seem like unnecessary annoyances. If you have little ones who hate brushing their teeth or teenagers who never want to wash their face, doTERRA has a few personal care items that will be a big help.
Families love the doTERRA On Guard® Whitening Toothpaste because it has a pleasant flavor and provides serious cleansing results. You can also encourage your kids to use the doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash to ensure that the entire mouth is extra clean before bed. If your kids like Peppermint or Spearmint essential oil, consider adding a drop of the oil to their toothbrush before brushing to give them an extra clean, minty feeling.
To help your teenagers’ skin look clean and clear, have them try HD Clear® products. The HD Clear Foaming Facewash makes cleaning the skin easy and fun. Plus, the HD Clear Topical Blend roll-on makes skincare even simpler for teenagers who often skip this step of their nightly routine.
Set the Stage for Better Sleep
When you’ve finally completed bath time, teeth brushing, and the kids are all clean, it can still be a challenge to get everyone in bed and asleep at a decent time. To get kids ready for a good night of sleep, try diffusing calming essential oils in the bedroom or family room when preparing for bed. As the kids put on their pajamas, read bedtime stories, and get ready to go to bed, the calming, comforting scents of essential oils will fill the room and create a relaxing environment perfect for sleep.
Make bedtime diffusing more fun by letting the kids choose their favorite essential oils, or create new diffuser blends every night as a family. You can also place a few drops of a soothing essential oil like Clary Sage, Sandalwood, or doTERRA Serenity in a spray bottle with a few ounces of water and mist the mixture over your kids’ pillows and bedding before they go to bed to promote a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive to sleep.
To All a Good Night
Whether your kids are constantly waking up throughout the night, or have a hard time falling asleep, it can be tough to help them feel calm and relaxed enough to sleep through the night. Try applying essential oils to the bottom of your child’s feet before going to bed to help encourage a good night of sleep. The calming essential oils will absorb into the skin on the bottoms of the feet, and your child will inhale the aroma as he or she drifts off to sleep.
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Since using doTERRA Essential Oils, I have replaced so many toxins and chemicals in my home. Look at all the things I haven't bought since.
Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.
This month's save 10% promo blend, Serenity is a peaceful blend of essential oils that supports restful sleep. It soothes away the cares of the day so that you and your family can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest.
Here are 10 reasons why good sleep is important.
1. Poor sleep is linked to higher body weight
2. Good sleepers tend to eat fewer calories
3. Good sleep can improve concentration and productivity
4. Good sleep can maximize athletic performance
5. Poor sleepers have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke
6. Sleep affects glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes risk
7. Poor sleep is linked to depression
8. Sleep improves your immune function
9. Poor sleep is linked to increased inflammation
10. Sleep affects emotions and social interactions
Get more information about each one of these reasons here.
Want to learn more about how Serenity can help you improve your sleep naturally, watch this video featuring doTERRA's Managing Scientist of Essential Oils, Nicole Stevens, explain the benefits of the Serenity line of products.
Improve Sleep Naturally Video
Ancient Incans used the oil from the feather-like leaves of the pink peppercorn tree in early mummification techniques.
Oils that Blend Well with Pink Pepper OilCitrus or floral oils blend well with Pink Pepper, and create an invigorating aroma. In addition, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Spearmint, and Patchouli are all excellent options when you want to create a blend with Pink Pepper.
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Use this at the first sign that your body is feeling that it needs more support.
You can use this blend until at least 2 days after symptoms subside.
In this podcast episode, doTERRA talks with Samantha Lewis, a member of the doTERRA product marketing team, about how you can use essential oils to help support your digestive health. They also take an in-depth look at one of the best essential oils for supporting your digestive health, Fennel.
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Have you taken the Scents of Summer Quiz yet?
Take it to find out which summer diffuser blend best fits your personality and needs.
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Loving Your Skin and Niaouli Essential OilIn this episode, Susan Crivac, a member of the doTERRA product marketing team, learn about how to pamper your skin with one of doTERRA's most luxurious products. Plus, we'll give you an in-depth look at a special new oil, Niaouli.
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Try natural products for protecting your skin like doTERRA's Spa Hydrating Mist with Beautiful Blend and doTERRA's Spa Lip Balm.
With so many benefits, it’s no surprise that plants have been used since ancient times to help humans perform everyday tasks. Check out the doTERRA e-Book about essential oils for beginners to help you get started.
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Did you receive Citrus Twist, the product of the month? Learn more about Citrus Twist in this special episode of the doTERRA podcast. Get insider information on the blend that is sure to become one of your all-time favorites!
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Do you want to learn more about how different dōTERRA essential oils can help you target important body systems? Follow the links below!
Essential Oils for the Endocrine System
Essential Oils for the Respiratory System
Essential Oils for the Nervous System
Essential Oils for Integumentary System (Skin & Hair)
Essential Oils for the Musculoskeletal System
Essential Oils for the Limbic System
Essentials Oils for the Immune System
Essential Oils for the Reproductive System
Essentials Oils for the Digestive System
Essential Oils for the Circulatory System
What a great idea! An eBook for all those BOGO's we got last week.
This is a great reference guide for using you new oils. It has links to the DIY videos and labels to print on the last page.
We are in unprecedented times. With all of these restrictions to leave our homes and the fear of this pandemic, our emotions are being hit really hard. Essential oils with uplifting and balancing properties can gently support and lift our spirits.
Begin by choosing essential oils with the desired properties and spend some time inhaling the healing scent from the bottle. The oils that resonate with us will be the ones to use, they will smell ‘divine’ and ‘delicious’. Now we can choose how to apply the essential oils in a way that will be simple, fit into our lifestyle and will allow us some restorative down time.
Essential oil recommendations
For irritability and anger:
For restlessness and anxiety:
For stress and emotional burn out:
Studies have shown that the effectiveness of an essential oil is increased if the person liked the aroma. During times of difficult emotions, you may choose to use your favorite essential oil to support you.
Download the Emotional Benefits of Essential Oils Booklet.
Feeling behind on your spring cleaning? Check out this podcast episode to see how you can use essential oils for easy, non-toxic spring cleaning this year.
Looking for a fun way to teach your kids about essential oils? Download this Science for Kids workbook, complete with coloring pages, questions, and activities to help them learn and keep them busy.
During the spring some of us look forward to longer, sunnier days and with it the start of new buds and pollen. Did you know that 40 to 60 million Americans are affected by allergies and a growing number of these are children? The symptoms can bring misery: excessive sneezing, itchy & watery eyes, headaches, clogged sinuses and headaches. For some it can be even more severe and leave them feeling unable to catch their breath.
It can be very frustrating for parents to find solutions that don't leave their children feeling drowsy during the day not to mention reading side effects to some allergy medications that are linked to dementia, nausea, vomiting, and behavioral issues and many more. My youngest, suffers the worst when spring allergy season arrives and so we start our protocols with powerful essential oils and supplements now in order to help avoid the clogged sinuses, runny nose, itchy red and watery eyes later.
What is an allergic reaction anyway?
Our immune systems think that an allergen, a harmless substance, is an invader so it over reacts and produces Immunoglobulin E antibodies which travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals. This is the allergic reaction. Common causes of allergies have been around for thousands of years, yet we still have an increase in allergies. One theory behind this rise has to do with inflammation in the body which is the cause of most diseases. Be honest, how many of us always eat correctly, get enough sleep, exercise and manage stress well? When inflammation is present in the body, an allergen can cause and overly worked immune system to go into overdrive.
One of the incredible benefits of essential oils is for their ability to fight inflammation and boost the immune system. doTERRA's beyond pure essential oils can help detoxify the body, help ward off seasonal threats and clear the air in your home of microorganisms and harmful toxins. Essential oils can even help open the airways, clear the sinuses and offer relief when it's needed most.
1. Eliminate Sugar & Dairy- Eat Healthy Food:
We try our best to stay away from processed sugar during allergy season. It’s definitely not easy, but sugar depletes your immune system and is the number one cause of inflammation in the body! People also find relief in limiting foods that cause mucus production, such as conventional dairy products and gluten. Focus on nutrient rich proteins, fresh fruits and veggies, drink bone broth and plenty of clean water.
2. Take Buffered Vitamin C daily:
Most of the Vitamin C that is found on the market is full of sugar. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and protects your cells from damage, reduces the severity of allergic reactions and helps your body to fight infections. When taken during allergy season, it can slow down the overreaction of your body to environmental triggers by decreasing your body's histamine production.
3. Use doTERRA Essential Oils :
Research has proven that essential oils can help keep those seasonal and environmental threats at bay!
I like to make an allergy roller for daily use and easy application.
Allergy Buster Roller blend:
-10 drops lavender
-10 drops lemon
-10 drops peppermint
-fill with Fractionated Coconut oil
We use this topically down the spine, across the chest and even on the feet.
Peppermint oil can oftentimes immediately help open the sinuses and if taken and pressed to the roof of the mouth, eliminate tickle that just can't be scratched.
Lemon oil can help cut through the overproduction of mucous and helps to boost the immune system. When diffused, it can eliminate allergy triggers in the air.
Lavender oil is "all things calming" and can help calm the body's response to those allergens.
Another trick we use when extremely congested is using a steaming mug of water with essential oils! It offers great relief quickly.
4. Diffuse Essential Oils:
Keeping the air in your home free of bacteria and viruses is paramount to your health. Diffuse your favorite oils daily to purify and cleanse the air as well as boost your immune system.
OnGuard is always wonderful to use, but here's a couple recipes you can also use in addition to the many I have listed on my website in my "Blends."
Easy Breathing Blend
-4 drops Breathe Respiratory blend
-2 drops Lime
-2 drops Copaiba
Seasonal Allergy Support
-2 drops Lavender
-2 drops Peppermint
-2 drops Lemon
5. Take TriEase Softgels internally:
TriEase Softgels combine three of the most potent essential oils for support of healthy respiratory and protection against seasonal threats. These won't leave you feeling drowsy but make sure to take these with food.
6. Take High Quality Vitamins Daily:
I really truly love dōTERRA’s Life Long Vitality vitamins. If you haven’t started taking them yet, I highly suggest looking into them. They are the best vitamins that you can find on the market while getting the most bang for your buck.
They are whole food, plant based, packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your body NEEDS on a daily basis to thrive and keep your immune system boosted. They are our #1 best selling product for a reason and you will thank me once you start taking them and notice the difference. You'll have more energy, a decrease in aches and pains, more mental clarity and much more. There is also a great children's chewable vitamin by dōTERRA!
7. Take a High Quality Probiotic:
According to Science Daily, new research shows that probiotics help reduce the symptoms of hay fever if taken during allergy season. dōTERRA offers a great adult as well as children’s probiotic that we take daily - PB assist and PB Assist Junior!
8. Clean and Detox:
Deep clean your home with doTERRA's OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate and add in a few drops of Tea Tree (melaleuca oil) for its antimicrobial power. Ditch the toxic alternatives that can trigger allergic type symptoms as well! Remember to change your bedding weekly.
9. Use Saline Rinses/Neti-Pot:
Keeping ahead of symptoms are key before they start. Saline rinses can help the nasal cavity from collecting excessive mucous which can lead extreme pressure and discomfort. Adding rosemary or eucalyptus oil can really add a powerful cleansing boost to your rinse.
Hopefully these tips will keep your family happy and healthier throughout the spring! Please feel free to share these tips! Thank you True Wellness Community for all these great suggestions.
Although we feel great and look better when we stick to our exercise routines, sometimes they can be tiring. With dōTERRA’s Cedarwood essential oil, you can add an extra boost of vitality and wellness to your entire workout. Before beginning, massage one to two drops onto your chest to maintain motivation throughout any workout.
Did you know that many people use Cedar oil for skin due to its purifying abilities? You can easily incorporate Cedarwood oil into your daily facial routine by simply adding one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. The cleansing properties of Cedarwood oil can also help improve the appearance of skin imperfections. Cedarwood also has properties that help soothe the mind and body. The warm, woody scent can create a calm, relaxing environment when used aromatically or topically. Diffusing Cedarwood oil in your home, office, or workspace can help promote feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and evoke feelings of wellness.
Learn more about dōTERRA Cedarwood by checking out its uses and benefits HERE.
This Valentine’s day, add a light floral note to your home by diffusing dōTERRA Bergamot essential oil. While other citrus oils are stimulating and invigorating, Bergamot is unique because it reduces tension and stress. Used by the Italians for years to promote uplifting and calming feelings, it can also be purifying and cleansing to the skin.
Buy your loved one a bottle of dōTERRA Bergamot here!
Use aromatically and topically to enjoy the calming benefits of Bergamot essential oil. Combine with dōTERRA Fractionated coconut oil to give your significant other a purifying and serene back massage this Valentine’s Day. Apply a couple of drops of dōTERRA Bergamot to your feet before bed and enjoy the relaxing benefits before drifting off to sleep.
Learn more about the origins of dōTERRA Bergamot here.
7 Ways to Use Wild Orange Oil
Have you ever tried Wild Orange oil? What about any of the other citrus essential oils like Lemon, Lime, or Grapefruit? One of the best things about citrus oils is that they have a wide variety of uses. Within a single bottle of Wild Orange essential oil, there are dozens of possibilities. For instance, you can use Wild Orange essential oil for household cleaning, to add flavor when cooking, to create an uplifting environment—the list goes on.
So, what is Wild Orange used for? Keep reading to learn about the best uses for this versatile essential oil.
1. Use Wild Orange oil to freshen the air. Need to freshen up the kitchen? Want to bring a bright, refreshing aroma into your bedroom? Diffusing Wild Orange oil not only makes the air smell lovely, but it can help to purify the air as well. Anytime you want to dispel unwanted odors, you can diffuse Wild Orange oil to clear the air and replace unpleasant smells with the citrus aroma of fresh oranges.
2. Add Wild Orange oil to a glass of water for a flavorful drink and internal benefits.* Easily take advantage of the benefits of Wild Orange oil by taking it internally. Simply add a drop to a glass of water to help support digestion, cleanse the body, and provide the body with antioxidants.* Even a single drop of Wild Orange oil will give plain water a delicious burst of flavor, while also providing your body with the wonderful internal benefits of Wild Orange essential oil.
3. Use Wild Orange oil to cleanse and purify surfaces around the home. Like many citrus essential oils, Wild Orange has a high concentration of limonene, which makes it effective for household cleaning. Use Wild Orange oil to wipe down surfaces or get rid of sticky residue. For an easy homemade cleanser, simply place 10–15 drops of Wild Orange oil in a four-ounce spray bottle, filled with water, and spritz over surfaces around your home.
4. Diffuse Wild Orange oil to create an uplifting atmosphere. For those days when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, you can instantly create an uplifting atmosphere with Wild Orange oil. Diffuse Wild Orange in the kitchen while the kids do homework, in the bathroom while you get ready for the day, or in the car while you do your daily errands. By creating an uplifting, cheery environment, you’ll be ready to handle anything that comes your way.
5. Use Wild Orange oil when cooking to add flavor to beverages or baked goods. Are you a fan of orange-flavored drinks or treats? By adding just one drop (or less) of Wild Orange oil to smoothies, teas, or homemade slushies and popsicles, you can enjoy a tasty, flavorful treat in no time. Many people have also found that adding Wild Orange oil to baked goods like breads, muffins, cookies, and cakes is a great way to add a kick of flavor.
6. Use Wild Orange when you’re dragging in the afternoon. If you seem to feel bored, tired, or sluggish during the afternoons, you might just need to energize your space. Create an invigorating, energizing atmosphere by diffusing Wild Orange oil at your work desk or your home office.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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