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Why Essential Oils?

Let me start off by sharing a bit of my journey into the world of essential oils. At only 13 years old, I started using drugs, alcohol and food as a means to cope with life. In high school, I was a student athetle and captain of my varsity basketball team, but as soon as Friday’s game was over, I found a way to escape my reality. Three years after graduating from college, I moved to San Diego without knowing anyone there and found myself alone in my room, feeling completely lost. I hit rock bottom. It was at that moment I finally surrendered and dragged myself to my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting the following day. I have not had a drink or drug since July 11, 2013.

So how did I get into essential oils? About a year before my journey into recovery, my dad introduced me to dōTERRA’s essential oils because of the severe jaw, neck and shoulder tension I was experiencing, due to anxious feelings. Highly skeptical of what “plants” could do for me, I declined his help and sought out other forms of treatment, spending thousands of dollars to find some relief. My early stages of recovery exacerbated my already anxious feelings and I humbly asked my dad for essential oils. For the first time in two years, I felt relief from the anxious feelings and tension within body.

So, why essential oils? They are natural aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants that are vital for nurturing and protecting the plant. Unlike chemicals, essential oils do not cause harmful side effects and provide a natural way to influence mood, cleanse toxins from the body, regulate cellular activity and increase energy. Did you know that essential oils are 50-70% stronger that the herb itself?

Essential Oil Uses

Pure, unadulterated essential oils consist of 100’s of natural chemical compounds to provide numerous benefits to the body, mind and emotional state. Essential oils can be used as a single oil, such as Eucalyptus or in an already made blend for a specific purpose, such as a grounding blend. The essential oils can be layered on top of each other when used topically and mixed together when diffusing.

Essential Oils for Meditation

These are some of our favorite essential oils for meditation practice. We diffuse essential oils before and during our meditation (and all day), and find them to be a great addition to our sitting practice.

Frankincense: Known as the king of all oils for it’s extensive health benefits, Frankincense helps open spiritual channels for a stronger connection with intuition, clarity, and wisdom. Diffuse Frankincense during your daily meditation practice to help calm the nervous system and inspire feelings of peace and satisfaction. Apply Frankincense to your temples, occipital points and pulse points on the front of the neck to create balance in the mind and support memory.

Cedarwood: With it’s warm, woody aroma, Cedarwood can help soothe the mind and evoke wellness when diffused. Combine with Bergamot to help reduce feelings of stress and enjoy a harmonious aroma.

Spikenard: Frequently used in mediation for it’s grounding properties, Spikenard can promote feelings of calmness and relaxation when diffused or applied to the temples or back of the neck.

Sandalwood (Indian or Hawaiian): Steam distilled from aromatic wood, Sandalwood was traditionally used as incense in religious ceremonies and to strengthen meditation. Diffuse before mediation for it’s grounding and uplifting properties.

dōTERRA Balance: dōTERRA Balance promotes tranquility and helps balance emotions. It contains Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. With the dōTERRA Balance, you can diffuse, inhale deeply through the nose or put it on the bottom of the big toe to promote a whole-body sense of calmness.

Essential Oils for Sleep

Serenity: dōTERRA Serenity was designed to create a calming and tranquil sleeping environment when diffused or directly inhaled through the nose. The specifically chosen oils for this blend help reduce tense and anxious feelings, calm the mind and provide a renewing fragrance. Diffuse 30 minutes before bedtime and throughout the night.

Vetiver: A member of the grass family, Vetiver has a unique woodsy aroma that has a powerful effect on emotions. Vetiver promotes feelings of calm and can be applied to the brain points on the feet for a restful sleep.

Clary Sage: Known as one of the most relaxing and calming essential oils, Clary Sage can be inhaled directly through the nose or diffused throughout the night. Apply a few drops to pillowcases or in bathwater to promote a restful night sleep.

Essential Oils for Anxious Feelings

Most of us experience anxious feelings from time to time. If you are like me and this feeling occurs quite often, it is helpful to always have a calming essential oil with you at all times.

Lavender: The queen of all oils! Lavender can help soothe the nervous system and ease tense feelings. Diffuse in the evening or during anxious mood or apply to pulse points on the front of the neck or on wrists.

PastTense: dōTERRA PastTense helps soothe the mind and body by calming emotions and reducing anxious feelings. It comes in a roll-on application to conveniently apply to the temples, neck, shoulders and back. This blend is also known for it’s powerful ability to assist in reducing tension in the head.

Citrus Bliss: Citrus oils have compounds that are known for their powerful ability to reduce anxious feelings and uplift mood. This Invigorating Blend contains various citrus oils that have refreshing and energizing qualities. Diffuse regularly during the day and apply to pulse points on front of the neck and on wrists.

Lemon: One of the top selling oils for its variety of uses, Lemon diffused is very uplifting and energizing. When taken internally, Lemon cleanses the gut and aids in digestion, which in turn can have a positive effect on mood.

Peace: dōTERRA Peace is a wonderful reminder to slow down and take a deep breath. It can help neutralize fearful and anxious feelings and encourage contentment and peace.

Melissa: Also known as lemon balm, Melissa has such a powerful effect on mood. It can help ease tension and nerves, promote restful sleep and provide overall emotional wellbeing. Diffuse, or apply to occipital points, pulse points on front of the neck or brain points on bottoms of the feet.

Essential Oils for Seasonal Threats

Breathe: A wonderful blend of Laurel, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melalueca, Lemon, Ravensara and Cardamom to help reduce the effects of seasonal threats and clear the airways, dōTERRA Breathe is a must-have. Diffuse regularly when seasonal threats are high to maintain easy breathing and calm the senses. Apply to the chest or inhale directly from the palms.

DigestZen Blend: Although dōTERRA DigestZen was designed to aid in digestion and help relieve uncomfortable bloating and gas, when applied along the sides of the nose, it can immediately clean out sinuses.

Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint: One drop of each in an empty veggie capsule or in a glass of water can promote a health respiratory system by clearing the airways and protecting against environmental elements.

Melaleuca: Also known as Tea Tree Oil, Melalueca is recognized for its purifying properties, as well as protection against environment and seasonal threats. Diffuse Melalueca to cleanse the air and help support lung and respiratory function.

Cardamom: A delicious minty spice used in Southeast Asia cooking, Cardamom also support clear breathing and overall respiratory health. Diffuse to support the lungs and promote mental clarity.

Essential Oils Quality

So does every essential oil company provide the same quality of essential oils? The answer is no! Maybe you have been using essential oils, but haven’t received the results you are looking for. There is actually no regulation on labeling essential oils as a “pure essential oil,” so it is important to do your research. Here are the reasons I use dōTERRA:

–The quality of their oils: highly potent and 100% pure, non adulterated essential oils that have been studied for their chemical compounds so that they can have an effect on our body! dōTERRA has a rigorous testing process to ensure each bottle of oil is kept to the highest standards.

–Cō-Impact Sourcing: dōTERRA sources their essential oils in over 40 countries around the world, in which half are in developing countries. Cō-Impact Sourcing creates relationships with the farmers and harvesters and provides reliable income and sustainable jobs. dōTERRA’s charitable organization, Healing Hands Foundation provides funding to create projects that will impact the community.


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