Essential Oil Spotlights
- Blue Tansy
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
- Neroli Touch
- On Guard
- On Guard Cleaner
- On Guard Hand Soap
- On Guard Laundry Detergent
- On Guard Sanitizing Mist
- On Guard Throat Drops
- Rose Touch
- Siberian Fir
- TriEase Softgels
- Wild Orange
- Yoga Collection
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
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/
To learn more about Melaleuca oil, how to use it, where it comes from, the chemistry of the oil, and more, check out this article on the doTERRA product blog: Tea Tree Oil Uses and Benefits: Essential Oil Spotlight
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.
- 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.
dōTERRA Science also conducted an interesting study on the benefits of rose on other plants. You can read about it here: dōTERRA Science Blog.
“Whether you’re a hiker, biker, camper, or outdoor enthusiast of any kind, you will love the convenience and protection that the newly formulated doTERRA TerraShield Spray provides. You can keep it in backpacks, purses, and vehicles to ensure bug bite prevention on the go. It is easy enough for the whole family to apply and is safe on your little ones! Help your kids take advantage of their summer outdoor activities by keeping them protected from insects.”
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.
CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT
WELLNESS ADVOCATE OUTREACH
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…
ASK DR. HILL
SPRING & SUMMER STRUGGLES
My whole life I have had a struggle in the spring and summer months and I know I am not the only one that experiences these issues. When I was a kid, I had to get help to manage the symptoms that would make me so miserable while trees were blooming and especially when I was around freshly cut grass. Five years ago, my wife and I were invited to attend a dōTERRA essential oils class taught by my sister-in-law. I agreed to go, but was quite skeptical and did not think the oils would help me at all. During the class, my sister-in-law asked if anyone was struggling with the changing of the seasons. Since that was something I had trouble with, I raised my hand and she asked me to try the oils. Still skeptical, I held out my hand as she dropped lavender, lemon, and peppermint onto it. I rubbed my hands together, cupped them over my face, and breathed in. While I was not instantly convinced, I could feel a difference. Something was happening with my eyes and my nose and I felt great.
Ever since that day, I have kept sample vials of those three oils with me at all times. There are still weeks in the summertime that I need extra support. One of my favorite times to use this combination aromatically is right before I mow the lawn to keep me protected against the effects grass can have on my immune system. I also enjoy using these oils for their additional benefits: lavender makes me happy, peppermint helps me feel energized, and lemon keeps me clear and aware.
Our next story is an entertaining one:
I was working outside one day and I noticed that the cracks in my driveway had been overtaken by ants. There were thousands of them! In my rush to resolve this problem in the quickest possible manner, I decided fire was my best option. A few hours later I returned to inspect the ant colony only to find they were still there. Honestly, I was frustrated but also impressed. Maybe we could learn to co-exist. I would control the boundaries from the basketball hoop to the eastern gate, and the ants would control the western boundaries ending at the sidewalk. As I searched for paper and pen to draft new property boundaries I stumbled across a bottle of Peppermint. I recalled my essential oil training and how Peppermint can be used as a safe and effective bug repellent. I liberally dropped the oil in the cracks and all around where the ants were to see if that would do anything. When I came back to it later, the ants were gone.
GARDENER HAND SOAP
SPRING IS THE SEASON FOR GARDENING
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation
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/
DAYS FOR GIRLS
A: The Days for Girls mission is “Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.” That goal is truly having a global impact. We get to see videos from some of the girls who have received our kits. Their stories about how they are able to stay in school and that they are no longer embarrassed are amazing to hear.
Q: What are you currently working on in the Days for Girls Guatemala chapter?
A: We now have Managers, directors, and 10 seamstresses working in our Guatemala facility creating the kits! We have been able to teach local women how to make the kits, which opens employment opportunities. This is a big deal because most of these women working for us never went to school and are illiterate, but can still have a job and get paid. We are always looking for ways to have a bigger reach in the Guatemalan communities and ways to make producing the kits cheaper. We have plans to purchase two machines that will be able to make the underwear we include in the kits. Being able to make them ourselves will be decrease the cost by two or three times and eliminate the need to purchase from a third party.
Q: Do you have any personal stories about dropping off the kits?
A: During my trip we handed out close to 500 kits to schools. At one of the schools, we asked the teacher what the girls normally do during their periods and the response was that most of them don’t even have underwear to help them. Most of them wear long dark skirts if they even come to school so that if they leak on the chairs, they can discreetly wipe it up without anyone noticing. This was so eye opening for me and made me so grateful that this organization was making such a difference in the world.
If you would like to know more information on this organization, read stories about Days for Girls, or to find out how you can volunteer your time to help this wonderful cause, check out our page about it here: https://doterra.com/US/en/humanitarian-additional-projects-days-for-girls-hygiene. Also included is a video showing the impact Days for Girls with doTERRA are having https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL3GpEPk7hg.
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.