Doterras Family Essential Kit is perfect if you are just starting out and getting to know the oils. It has all the essential ones you need! It comes with 5ml bottles of:
Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca (TeaTree), Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue, Breathe, DigestZen, On Guard and On Guard and Peppermint beadlets.
But what do you do with these oils? They are not just for diffusing that is for sure. Here is a break down of the uses of these oils.
Lavender is best known for its calming and relaxing qualities. Here are a few of my favorites:
Skin irritation including sunburn: Add 2-3 tablespoons of doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil to 5-7 drops of doTerra Lavender.
Relaxation and tension release: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser or apply to the back of the neck and temples.
Beautiful aroma in your home: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, sit back and let it work its magic!
Cooking: Add 1-2 drops to a cake of biscuit mixture and a tiny amount to frosting mixture - yum!
A good night's sleep: Rub a drop or two on the bottom of feet or put a few drops on your pillow.
Lavender blends well with: Bergamot, Citrus Bliss, Marjoram and Basil essential oils.
Lemon: It's known for its purifying properties and so it can be used to cleanse and deodorize surfaces and the air. It also aids digestion and supports healthy respiratory function. Here are just a few ways to use Lemon essential oil:
Start your day with a refreshing, cleansing drink: Add 1 drop (just one! This oil will last you!) to a glass of water. It will naturally cleanse the body and aid digestion.
Lift and energize your mood and help cleanse and purify the air and surfaces: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser for a fresh, bright and clean smelling home.
Add a sweet lemon zing to your smoothie or dessert without the sugar: Add 1 drop to a smoothie.
Natural cleaning agent: From glass cleaner, to all-purpose cleaning sprays, using your Lemon oil as part of your household cleaning routine is a wonderful way to eliminate nasty chemicals.
Get rid of sticky residue: If a price tag has left a sticky mark then add a bit of Lemon oil to a cloth and gently rub.
Lemon essential oil blends well with: Grapefruit, Lime or Bergamot essential oils to bring out the bright energizing scent of Lemon. It goes well with spicy essential oils like Wild Orange and Cinnamon. It also compliments Douglas Fir and Wintergreen.
Peppermint: So. Many. Uses! This oil is amazing! Let's dive straight into just some of the ways you can use it:
A fresh, energizing addition to water, smoothies and coffee: Add 1-2 drops to your smoothie or coffee for a refreshing twist. Add 1 drop to a cup of water with some sliced fruit for a deliciously infused drink. These tasty drinks will help promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.
A quick pick-me-up: Wake up your senses and promote a feeling of energy by putting 1 drop in the palm of your hand and inhaling deeply.
Pimp our massage oil and shampoo: Add a drop or two to your favorite massage oil for a cooling and soothing feeling. Add Lavender as well, and you've got the perfect mix. Add a drop to your shampoo to pamper your scalp.
Repel bugs and spiders: Many bugs don't like the potent smell of Peppermint, so add 1-3 drops to a cotton ball and put in the corner of the rooms the creepy crawlies love the most!
A soothing and relaxing aroma: Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser.
Peppermint oil blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano (all included in the Family Essentials Kit), Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Cypress. Try a blend of two or more in your diffuser.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) There are endless other ways to use this versatile essential oil:
Purify and freshen the air: Add 3-4 drops to your diffuser.
Purify and tone the skin, and soothe occasional skin irritations: Apply 1-2 drops of doTerra's Melaleuca oil to the irritated area/spot. Use with doTerra's Fractionated Coconut Oil if your skin is sensitive. Add 1-2 drops to your facial cleanser or moisturiser for added cleansing properties.
Natural cleaning agent: Just like doTerra's Lemon oil, Melaleuca is great for cleaning purposes as it protects against environmental and seasonal threats with a wonderful scent.
Melaleuca blends well with: Peppermint, Lemon (included in the Kit), Eucalyptus, and Lavender.
Oregano: Oregano essential oil can help support a healthy immune system, healthy digestion and respiratory function, is an excellent source of antioxidants and can even be used as a household cleaner.
Because of Oregano oil's high phenol content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling - only one to two drops are needed. This oil packs a punch! When applied topically, Oregano should be diluted with doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Natural household cleaner: This is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, so it is ideal for surfaces and countertops. Add 10 drops to 300ml of water and use in a clean spray bottle.
Help maintain healthy immune function and support healthy digestion: Add one drop to a glass of water each day.
Add flavor to your favorite Italian meals: One drop of Oregano essential oil can replace one tablespoon of ground oregano.
Combine oils: Some essential oils work even better when they are combined with a second oil. Combine Oregano and Peppermint (included in your Family Essentials Kit), for a more powerful result. Try this combination in your diffuser.
Diffuse in your home for a cleansing, green, sharp aroma: Add 1-2 drops to your diffuser.
Oregano oil blends well with: Peppermint, Lavender, Melaleuca (all included in the Kit), Basil, Rosemary, Bergamot, Cypress and Cedarwood,
Frankincense: My favorite! This is known as 'the king of essential oils', and for a good reason! The fact that it comes in the Family Essentials Kit is one of the reasons I got this Kit! It's one of the more expensive essential oils, so it makes the Kit incredible value. Frankincense is a powerful essential oil known for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and promote cellular health and immunity, among other benefits. Great for those with vertigo- one drop under the tongue and vertigo improves!!! The aroma promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation and overall wellness.
DIY room spray: No more nasty chemical room sprays! Try combining Frankincense with one of the oils it blends well with (Lemon, Lavender, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Lime, Geranium, Sandalwood and many others).
Relieve stress: If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet (1 drop should be enough) to help you relax and balance your mood.
Revive dry hands and fingernails: Add a few drops to a moisturizer to help hydrate your skin. Why not buy an non-fragrant, toxin free lotion and have it to hand whenever you want to combine it with an essential oil. There's something quite satisfying about turning an inexpensive lotion into a luxury Frankincense cream!
Frankincense blends well with: Lime, Lemon, Wild Orange, Lavender, Cypress, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Geranium.
Deep Blue: blend of eight essential oils: Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus.
*The Deep Blue bottle is the one with the bigger cap - used to differentiate it from other oils because it should not be ingested.
Growing pains: If your children are having a growth spurt and their legs are feeling the effects of 'growing pains' and occasional aches, combine a few drops with doTerra's Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub onto their legs before bedtime.
Soothe muscles before and after exercise: Rub a few drops on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort. Combine with a carrier oil such as doTerra's Fractionated Coconut Oil for sensitive skin.
Tension headache: Rub a few drops on the back of your neck and temples.
Massage: Either combine with a carrier oil such as doTerra's Fractionated Coconut Oil or your favorite massage oil for a deeply soothing massage.
Soothe joint and muscle pain: If you suffer from joint aches use Deep Blue! Rub directly onto affected joints.
Breathe: (Respiratory Blend) Breathe is a blend of eight essential oils: Laurel, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom.
It is known for its ability to maintain feelings of clear airways and helps cool and invigorate, promoting feelings of easy breathing. It can also be used to help you have a restful sleep. It has an airy and fresh mint aroma.
Promote clear airways: Rub a few drops onto chest at bedtime so you can breathe in the cooling and invigorating vapor.
Diffuse for a restful sleep: Fill your bedroom with a fresh and minty aroma and you will feel calm and restful.
Reduce seasonal threats: When the seasons are changing, you're spending more time outdoors, or you're feeling the effects of the seasons, diffuse 3-4 drops of Breathe, rub on the bottom of feet or add a few drops to the palm of your hands and take some deep breathes in.
Breathe blends well with: Peppermint, Wild Orange, Bergamot and Lime.
Digestzen: (digestive blend) has the nickname as the 'tummy tamer' blend! It's a blend of seven essential oils: Ginger, Fennel, Coriander, Tarragon, Anise, Caraway and Peppermint that combine to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion. It has a spicy, sweet, minty, licorice aroma.
Assist your digestive system: Add 1 drop to a glass of liquid or other drink.
Soothe occasional stomach upsets: Rub 1-2 drops to your writs, temple, bottom of feet or stomach. Massaging it directly onto your stomach will be soothing and comforting. Combine it with Fractionated Coconut oil so it is easier to massage.
Aid digestion of heavy meals: If you're off on holiday or are going to a family get-together, add a few drops to a glass of water and drink.
Travel sickness: Rub DigestZen on your stomach before or during a journey to ease sickness and nausea.
On Guard: (protective blend) This is the oil for anyone who can't help but reach for the hand sanitizer on a day trip - this is your new alternative!
On Guard is a blend of five essential oils: Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary - it even sounds clean! Here are just a few ways to use the pure essential oil:
Naturally support the immune and respiratory system: Add one drop of On Guard to a glass of water and drink.
Sense a bug or the sniffles lurking?!: Defend against sniffles, by proactively rubbing it onto feet. Combine 1 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil with 1-2 drops of On Guard.
Natural hand cleanser: Make up your own little bottle of hand cleanser by combining On Guard with Fractionated Coconut oil.
Natural household cleaner: For a natural, nontoxic cleaner, add a couple of drops of doTerra On Guard to a small spray bottle with water and white vinegar and use as an effective all-purpose surface cleaner. It's got a lovely warm, woody, spicy aroma as well.
Immune boosting smoothie or coffee: Add a few drops to your homemade smoothies. Given its spicy, woody aroma, it might not taste great with all smoothies.
Uplifting, purifying and energizing aroma: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser to cleanse the air and surfaces and create an uplifting, purifying and energising fragrance throughout your home.
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