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A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.
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Spikenard Essential Oil
Enjoy the uplifting benefits of dōTERRA Spikenard by combining it with oils like Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, and Wild Orange in your diffuser. This essential oil is a perfect choice to use in meditation due to its grounding and relaxing properties. Experience the hydrating and purifying benefits of dōTERRA Spikenard by incorporating it into your skincare routine.
Peppermint Essential Oil
As the summer season starts rolling, our schedules tend to get even busier with the kids out of school. Whether you’re continually running them to a friends house, sports practice, birthday parties, or running errands to capitalize on summer sales, dōTERRA Peppermint is your perfect pick me up! Add one drop of Peppermint with a cut fruit like strawberries or limes for a deliciously infused water. Peppermint oil makes a healthy addition to any beverage because it helps promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, and by adding dōTERRA Peppermint oil to something as simple as the water you drink, you encourage healthy respiratory function in your body while simultaneously changing up the flavor to your drinks.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove oil brings a warming sensation to the skin and is sometimes used for massage therapy. Keep in mind, however, that Clove is known as a hot oil, and should always be diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Or, if you want to enjoy the benefits of a calming, warm foot massage at home, you can also combine Clove essential oil with the doTERRA Hand and Body lotion.
Learn more about Clove Essential Oil here.
Essential Oils for Sleep
Diffuse calming essential oils, such as Lavender or Bergamot, before bedtime to create a relaxing atmosphere. dōTERRA Balance, Breathe, Cilantro, Clary Sage, Melissa, Sandalwood, dōTERRA Serenity, Thyme, and Roman Chamomile, are all great oils to diffused to promote peacefulness. Alternately, they can also be taken internally to soothe your body and improve sleep.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffing, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion* and internal organ function.*Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
For a satisfying dinner at home, try dōTERRA’s Rosemary Zucchini Fettuccine through the link below.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Due to its skin cell regeneration benefits, dōTERRA Helichrysum is a helpful aid to diminish skin imperfections or blemishes. Enjoy the soothing benefits of Helichrysum by applying the diluted oil to the skin after days spent in the sun. Apply the oil to your face to reduce appearances of fine lines and wrinkles.
Receive relief from razor bumps by using the DIY Razor Relief Serum containing Helichrysum, found here.
Learn more about all the skin benefits by reading the product spotlight here.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Did you know that Cedarwood essential oil was considered by the Sumerians to stem from the Tree of Life? Diffuse Cedarwood with Cypress for a warm scent to promote feelings of confidence and self-esteem within the home. Cedarwood oil also includes the main sesquiterpene constituents cedrene, and thujopsene, which help improve the appearance of skin. Add one to two drops to your toner to help with skin imperfections.
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Cypress Essential Oil
Did you know that Cypress essential oil is frequently used in spas and by massage therapists? Mix Cypress and Grapefruit essential oil with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for an enjoyable massage. Cypress essential oil also contains monoterpenes, making it beneficial for oily skin conditions. Add one to two drops to the toner to help improve the appearance of oily skin.
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Lemon Essential Oil
Do you love a clean, fresh, and citrus aroma? dōTERRA Lemon essential oil in the perfect combination of all three. Lemon has many purposeful functions, especially when it comes to cleaning surfaces in your home. Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
Check out 10 different ways to use Lemon in your cleaning routine through the link below:
dōTERRA Lemon essential oil is a powerful cleansing agent that can help aid in digestion.* With its multiple benefits and uses, Lemon is also great for purifying the air and enhancing the flavor of desserts and main dishes. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood. Diffuse dōTERRA Lemon in your home to help create an uplifting environment for friends and family.
Try using this amazing DIY recipe for reusable dust wipes with Lemon essential oil.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
One of the top benefits of this oil is the ability to promote a smooth complexion and healthy looking skin. Add dōTERRA Sandalwood to your skincare routine to enjoy newly rejuvenated skin. Take advantage of the grounding benefits by diffusing Sandalwood at bedtime to promote a relaxing environment for a good night’s sleep.
Restore dry skin with this Sandalwood, Peppermint and Melaleuca shaving cream recipe found here.
For more benefits that dōTERRA Sandalwood has to offer, please check out the product spotlight here!
Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but did you know that it has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits*. dōTERRA Spearmint is great for promoting digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*. If you are feeling unwell after eating your favorite foods, add 1-2 drops of Spearmint oil to water and enjoy.
For a fun indoor activity, try our easy homemade Rosemary Spearmint Soap recipe below:
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Add dōTERRA Grapefruit to your body scrubs and body wash to stimulate smooth and radiant skin. Enjoy the fruity and spry flavor of Grapefruit in your morning smoothie to *support a healthy metabolism. In moments of distraction, diffuse dōTERRA Grapefruit to bring a sense of focus to the task at hand.”
Children can also enjoy the aromatic benefits of dōTERRA Grapefruit with this DIY Alphabet Grapefruit Soap recipe.
For more uses and benefits of dōTERRA Grapefruit oil, read the Product Spotlight here!
Bergamot Essential Oil
Feel calm and free of stress by diffusing doTERRA Bergamot essential oil. This delicate citrus plant was used by the Italians for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. Apply one to two drops in your daily skin care routine or apply to skin in the shower to enjoy its purifying benefits.
Magnolia Touch Essential Oil Roller Bottle Blend
Apply to your wrists or bottoms of your feet to create feelings of calmness and relaxation during stressful times. dōTERRA Magnolia Touch is nourishing to the skin, add it to your daily routine to help your skin feel moisturized and smooth. Offer this new oil as a gift to a loved one who may feel overwhelmed and needs comfort during a difficult time.