If you are on my instagram (@mummymmmm) you’ll have seen I’m a doTERRA essential oil lover !
Despite using oils aromatically for years it wasn’t until I met Ranae from Von Essentials a year ago that I realised that I was using unpure oils and just how powerful these doTERRA oils could be when used in the three ways mentioned below.
Since then I’ve learned alot ( but have so much more to learn) and not only have doTERRA oils become a big part of my life but they also now play a big part in the lives of of my family members.
* J holding the Aromatouch and Deep Blue used to eliminate his aches and pains *
What are essential oils ?
If you have ever chopped wood or inhaled the scent if a flower you’ve experienced aromatic qualities of essential oils.
These natural aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Not only do essential oils give plants their unique smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. For many years essential oils have been used in food preparation, beauty treatments, and in healthcare.
How do I use the oils ?
You can use essential three different ways ;
Aromatically; This is probably the most common way to use essential oils and where most oil lovers begin their journey! Aromatically you can freshen the air , open airways and boost your mood and emotional well being .
Topically; Apply to the sole of the foot or affected areas to target specific needs.
Internally; some doTERRA oils are safe to injest in water or in a veggie caps and can be very beneficial to both physical and mental health.
DO NOT EVER INJEST ANY OTHER BRAND OF ESSENTIAL OILS( see why below) and make sure you read read the labels and /or seek advice as to what doTERRA oils are safe to injest.
Why doTERRA ?
doTERRA OILS are guaranteed 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils and there is no pesticides, dilution or additives used.
Did you you know to to be classed as a “pure” oil there is only a requirement to have a very small percentage of pure oil in every bottle and the rest can be made made up of nasty additives.
This is why you are not able to injest any of these oils. Now I don’t know about you but I feel a “pure” essential oil should should be a 100% and it is comforting to know this is the case with doTERRA.
Eleven different tests tests are carried out on each oil and there is is a serial number on each bottle that you can trace.
doTERRA oils are sourced where the plants grow naturally to ensure the highest possible potency and they are also sourced directly from the farmers who doTERRA work with to build the community.
So not only are you using safe, good quality oils they are also ethically sourced.
*Little L totally relaxed after receiving an Aromatouch technique*
Melaleuca is the most used oil in our house as I apply it to the kids almost every day ( the days they go on playdates or preschool !) in order to keep head lice at bay.
As a mum I have many worries and fears and even though it sounds trivial headlice is one of my greatest fears …. you see its not that I’m afraid for the kids I’m afraid for my self !!
Whose going to fine comb my thick head of mid length hair should those buggers hitch a ride onto my scalp! So far J has put down two years in preschool and escaped despite many “warning notes” coming home ! I use the roller bottle as it is ideal to get around the curves of the ears etc ! but before buying it allready diluted I used to massage in a few drops over over a fractionated coconut oil Base.
This is one of my personal favourites… I cannot get enough of this uplifting citrisy scent ! It cheers me up the minute I get the aroma …
Here’s just some of the ways I use it ;
- To clean my shower, I use just a couple of drops of lemongrass on a sponge to give a streak free clean on my shower doors and my bathroom smells amazing afterwards !
- To remove marker stains from my oak table. With two preschoolers colouring inside the lines can be hit and miss !
- I use Lemongrass to freshen my laundry by drying out a clean water wipe and adding a few drops before popping it in the dryer ( this can be done with any essential oil that appeals to you )with the clothes.
- I have also discovered when toilet training the kids that this is great to clean and deodourise car seats , matresses etc after any accidents ! Just put a few drops in hot water and scrub.
- I also team lemongrass with Melaleuca to mop my floors. If you have dogs or more specifically puppies you should know alot of cleaning supplies will not sufficiently eliminate the odour as your dog’s sense of smell is much better than yours, that along with the fact that they contain ammonia can actually draw your dog back to the same spot to re offend as one of the compounds excreted in urine is ammonia.
I’m a massive lover of all things orange so it’s no surprise that I love this wild orange oil.
Wild Orange is aromatically uplifting and when taken internally is also cleansing. Along with diffusing wild orange I pop a few drops in my water to encourage me to drink more and I also use it in my baking .
Aromatically this is superb to awaken the senses and clear your airways if conjested but for me it is a godsend to banish headaches, I rarely buy painkillers or have medicines in the house (I’m not anti traditional medicine but try to keep our use to a minimum) so it’s great to have peppermint to hand to ease the ache.
I find I need to dilute with plenty fractionated coconut oil (as it is quite a powerfull oil) when applying to the nape of my neck and to my temples. Within Minutes I Feel So Much Better !
Along with being amazing for conjestion and headaches Peppermint can aid arthritic pain by adding it to your bathwater it is also great for nausea.
Another of my personal favourites …
From a young age I’ve loved lavander, it started when my aunt gave me a gift of a little doll to hang in my wardrobe with a dried lavander filled butt under a frilly dress to keep my clothes smelling fresh!
This oil is by far my favourite to diffuse and I rarely combine it with another but if if do its with either lemongrass or balance.
Lavender has been used and cherished for In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.
Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. I often add a drop to my moisturiser or apply with fractionated coconut oil to dry skin.
You can add a few drops of lavender to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck.
To ensure you get a restful night’s sleep add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax.
I haven’t tried it yet but to ease anxious feelings you can add a few drops to your drinking water also.
Up until yesterday this had been sitting with the other oils feeling unloved ! I bought this on recommendation from Ranae ( Von Essentials ) as an important one to have to hand for when tumbles and bumps occur to prevent bruising !
Luckily as mad as my two are we have had very few, In fact almost no falls or incidents, but yesterday my dad’s collie got so excited when little L was around that that he knocked her over and she bumped her forehead when she fell in the yard – 48hrs later after applying fennel there is just a scratch and bruising is virtually non existent just a slight yellow hue…we skipped the black and blue!
Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste but also for its ability to boost milk supply in breast feeding mums , to support healthy respiratory function and to support healthy digestion.
Fennel can also be used to help fight sweet tooth cravings by putting a drop of Fennel in your water /tea or under your tongue. I’ve yet to try this but but I must !
doTERRA Blends I love.
Now this amazing oil has gotten alot of use in the past months as both kids kids but especially little L have been quite stuffed up.
Along with diffusing in her bedroom I applied it topically to her chest with FCO to clear her airways.
Breathe is a blend of Laurel, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon,Cardamom,Ravinstara and Ravenscar.
It can also help ease difficulty in breathing brought on by stress and/or anxiety and also promotes sleep and relaxation.
I ran out of Breathe when L was conjested and I wont let that happen again as I gave three nights in and out to a very unsettled girl while I awaited the delivery. This is certainly a oil every family needs to have in stock at all times.
Balance is my go goto oil when I feel a little stressed ! I pop a drop or two in the palm of my hands and inhale with deep breaths to ground me , I also diffuse this before bed if ive had a stressful day.
Balance is made up of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile and Osmanthus. Balance is a powerful combination of amazing oils designed to promote harmony in the mind and body and help balance emotions.
For those moments when you just need time to relax and recharge, add a couple drops of doTERRA Balance with some Epsom salts to your bath water. You will love how it envokes feelings of balance and tranquility.
Deep Blue and Aromatouch
Deep Blue is an amazing blend of Wintergreen, Camphor,Peppermint, Ylang-ylang,Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile and Osmanthus that can can be used to combat sore muscles after exercise, aches from strenuous physical work, growing pains in kids, period pain, arthritis and so much more.
Aromatouch is a blend made up up of Cypress,Peppermint,Marjoram, Basil,Grapefruit and Lavender that has comforting and relaxing effects, lessens tension and adds an aromatic experience to a soothing massage.
By combining Aromatouch and Deep Blue you get amazing results.
doTERRA Deep Blue rub although not not an oil persay contains deep blue and and is basically a natural alternative to deep deep heat and simular products deserves as I’m mention as it is just amazing ! This is is the product that convinced Mr Mmmm just how powerful essential oils are!
I hope you enjoyed this post and now have an idea just how amazing these oils are and this is only the tip of of the iceberg ! There is literally an oil for everything .
If you would like to know more about anything I’ve mentioned, would like to learn more, have a general question or want to purchase some oils you can check out my Facebook page Everyday Essentials.