Essential Oil Spotlights
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
“Have you tried dōTERRA Cedarwood oil yet? Often referred to as Cedar oil, this essential oil is both unique and useful. With a warm, woody aroma, Cedarwood oil possesses cleansing and soothing properties that make it useful for promoting healthy-looking skin, soothing the mind and body, cleaning around the house, or promoting a calm environment in any room. Cedarwood is also extremely useful for repelling insects both inside and outside.
I love incorporating Cedarwood into my diffuser blends because of oils warm, inviting scent. I often mix Cedarwood oil with other warm oils like Cinnamon and Sandalwood. It also blends well with floral oils like Patchouli and Jasmine, or citrus oils like Bergamot and Lime. Here are two of my favorite Cedarwood essential oil diffuser blends:
Awakening diffuser blend
2 drops Bergamot oil
1 drop Cedarwood oil
2 drops Wintergreen oil
2 drops Wild Orange oil
California Coast diffuser blend
2 drops Frankincense oil
2 drops Cedarwood oil
1 drop Rosemary oil
CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL
Have you tried dōTERRA Clove oil yet? If not, you are missing out! This unique oil has a variety of uses including cleaning the gums and teeth, providing a warming massage, adding flavor to desserts and other dishes—the list goes on and on. The warm, spicy scent of Clove makes it very powerful and invigorating, and a good addition to a diffuser blend, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Whether you are looking for an essential oil that can provide a soothing massage, improve your oral hygiene, spice up your meals, or provide internal benefits*, Clove oil is a must-have for your essential oil collection. Learn more about Clove oil by visiting the Clove product information page:https://doterra.com/US/en/p/clove-oil
HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Known as one of the best essential oils for skin, Helichrysum oil holds rejuvenating benefits that can help to promote a healthy-looking complexion. With chemical components that can help improve the appearance of skin, Helichrysum oil is a smart addition to any skin care regimen. One of the greatest benefits of Helichrysum oil is that it provides a safe, natural way to improve your skin. So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, but using a pure essential oil like Helichrysum to improve the skin allows you to keep your skin clean and protected.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender oil is one of the most popular doTERRA essential oils because of its light, powdery aroma, and its myriad of uses for everyday life. Taken from the highly aromatic lavender flower, lavender oil has been used for centuries for its distinct aroma and powerful benefits. Whether you need to soothe the occasional skin irritation, ease feelings of tension, or promote restful sleep, lavender oil has many practical uses.*
As a naturally soothing and calming essential oil, you will find that lavender is a helpful oil to keep on hand. Want to learn how to use lavender oil? Take a look at the lavender essential oil spotlight to see the uses and benefits of lavender oil, where to buy lavender oil, and some fun lavender oil DIYs: https://doterra.com/US/
ON GUARD BLEND
This is one of my favorite oils not only because of the amazing benefits it brings to my family after a long day at school/work but because it smells so good! Diffusing On Guard along with Wild Orange and Lemon creates a lovely scent that uplifts my family and boosts their immune system at the same time. Another of my favorite ways to use this oil is the On Guard Beadlets. They are 1/4th of a drop of oil from the bottle which is the perfect amount if you need a quick pick me up. On Guard is one of the most popular oils blends at dōTERRA because of its wide range of uses. How have you used the oil in your home?
To learn more about this versatile oil, check out its spotlight here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-protective-blend.
It’s back to school time! This is exciting but can also be a bit of a scary time for some of us and our health. dōTERRA makes it a little easier with their On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops. Some of the key ingredients in these throat drops are Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, and Myrrh all of which will help you and your students stay awake and their immune systems boosted during studying hours. Another great time that I like to have a throat drop is right before I teach a dōTERRA class. It soothes and preps my throat so I am ready to teach my information and answer all the questions I get afterwards. What situations have you found it was handy to have a throat drop? To learn more about this product, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on their Protecting Throat Drops here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-protecting-throat-drops.
PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL
Have you added Patchouli oil to your essential oil collection yet? If you haven’t tried Patchouli oil yet, you are in for a pleasant surprise. There are several reasons to use Patchouli oil, but here are the top three benefits:
- Patchouli oil can benefit the skin. Use Patchouli oil to help get rid of the occasional skin imperfection or blemish, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or just to improve the overall look of your complexion.
- Patchouli oil can help to balance the emotions. When used topically or aromatically, Patchouli oil can help to balance your emotions when you are feeling frazzled or overwhelmed.
- Patchouli oil has many useful beautifying properties. In addition to using Patchouli oil for skin, you can also use it in your personal hygiene routine as a perfume, or to beautify the hair.
If you are ready to learn even more about the uses and benefits of Patchouli, take a look at this article about Patchouli oil on the doTERRA blog.
PEACE REASSURING BLEND
I don’t know about you but I like some peace in my life, especially when it comes to road trips. The fun part about dōTERRA is they actually have an essential oil blend that is called Peace so I make sure to pack that for all my long car trips, or just anytime I’m in the car. dōTERRA’s Peace was made as part of their Emotional Aromatherapy System and is only one of six wonderful blends to help keep your and your family’s emotions balanced. Check out all the uses for Peace here: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-peace-reassuring-blend
TERRASHIELD OUTDOOR BLEND
TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities. This oil is safe for everyone in your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier. TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities. Learn more about this blend by clicking here or click here to read more about the spray. How have you used it to keep your family protected?
Alzheimer’s is a fairly common disease in the United States affecting approximately 5.1 million Americans. There are many ways to help fight this disease including donating to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Another way to help is to volunteer with a chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as Wellness Advocate, Mary Gauldin, has done. She started volunteering when her grandfather was diagnosed with the disease and has worked to “provide a better quality of life for those living with this devastating disease.” What a wonderful cause to be a part of! What sort of ways have you found to volunteer in your own community? Visit https://doterra.com/US/en/abou
PITT HOPKINS SYNDROME
Pitt Hopkins Syndrome
I love hearing stories about other helping those who cannot help themselves! This one is such a touching story as it is about a mother, Maia Ginnelly, volunteering for a foundation that works to find new treatments, medicines, and eventually a cure for Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a genetic disorder her son was diagnosed with. Maia gives her time, energy, and talents to help raise money and awareness for this foundation in hopes of helping her son live a more comfortable life and helping future generations have healthier, higher functioning lives. You can read her store here: https://doterra.com/US/en/
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, doTERRA Wellness Advocate Deborah Schlag was inspired to provide empowerment and resources for others going through the healing process following similar injuries. With this motivation, Deborah started the Awakenings Center for Inner Healing & Empowerment in North Carolina, a nonprofit charity that serves as a healing center and spiritual retreat for those healing from a brain injury. The center strives to provide visitors with the tools and knowledge that will help them on their journey to recovery. Learn More…
CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT
Wellness Advocate Leigh Cavender knows first-hand how scary it is to be diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. Despite the frightening nature of this rare cancer diagnosis, Leigh underwent the necessary treatments and is now a survivor. Once she was cancer-free, Leigh felt grateful for a clean bill of health, which inspired her to support others who are trying to navigate their way through the same diagnosis. Learn More…
DONATE TIME TO COMMUNITY
Although she stays busy by working full time, and as a wife, mother of three, and doTERRA Wellness Advocate, she cherishes opportunities to volunteer in her free time. Whether she is helping a friend with cancer or visiting someone in the hospital, she is constantly looking for ways to serve others. Currently, she volunteers with the High Desert Hospice Agency in Victorville, California.
Essential Oil Education Basics
WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?
What is an Essential Oil?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Learn More…
WHAT IS CTPG?
CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Quality Testing
The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. An essential oil that isn’t pure means you run the risk of putting germs, heavy metals, or adulterants onto or into your body, which can provoke irritation, adverse effects, or even sickness. Without an accepted standard for essential oil quality, doTERRA created its own testing process, calling it CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch. Learn More…
SPRING IS THE SEASON FOR GARDENING
As we all know, spring is the season for gardening. If you’re like me and thought that gardening was just putting seeds in the ground, you might find this article interesting. It seems there is much more to it than just having good dirt and water to grow your plants. dōTERRA has 8 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden that make the process much friendly for those who have yet to develop the green thumb. What tips and tricks have you discovered that made your garden flourish?
Gardener Hand Soap DIY
Keeping your hands as nourished as your plants is an important aspect to keep in mind while gardening. dōTERRA has created just the recipe to get your hands clean and moisturized after a morning in the dirt. You can check out the recipe here: https://doterra.com/US/en/gardener-hand-soap.
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation has already made such a huge impact in so many lives around the world.
The most recent partnership of the Foundation is an organization that was founded to rescue children from
slavery and from sex trafficking. The founder of O.U.R rescue, Tim Ballard, had a touching experience while on a rescue mission in Haiti. You can read his storyhere.
I would also highly recommend you watch this video about how your donations to the Healing Hands Foundation has impacted this amazing cause. I hope you enjoy!
If you would like to know more about Operation Underground Railroad to see how your donations are helping children around the world, check out our page about it:https://doterra.com/US/en/
What makes dōTERRA’s oils so great?
What makes dōTERRA’s oils so great? Well, a lot of things but today I wanted to tell you about Cō-Impact Sourcing®. So what is Cō-Impact Sourcing®? It is an initiative to develop beneficial supplier partnerships that allow our oils to be sourced in their indigenous countries, providing us with the highest quality oils while also creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable
income in underdeveloped areas. This benefits not only our suppliers but has a direct impact in their communities as well. “We recognize the many other gifts essential oils allow us to enjoy, as well as the responsibility to pay those gifts forward.”
You can read more about Cō-Impact Sourcing® by checking out this or thispage on doTERRA.com. Here are many more stories you can read about the Cō-Impact Sourcing® of our oils: Vetiver, Frankincense, Douglas Fir, Arborvitae, Ylang Ylang, Wintergreen, and Lavender and Melissa.