DoTerra Essential Oils- The Basics
Where To Begin…
The world of Doterra essential oils is a large one, and at times it can be intimidating to decide which to use and where. When used properly Doterra essential oils can be extraordinarily beneficial to your well being as well as those around you. Though intimidating, their application can be described in three main categories: aromatic, topical, and internal.
A simple description of this category is to smell the oils. The easiest way to do this is to open the bottle and breath through your nose. To enhance that method simply put a few drops on your hands, rub them together cup them around your face and breathe. Another common method is to defuse them in your home. A personal favorite method of mine is, during the colder months when everyone is getting sick around me, I put a few drops of On Guard onto a wool dryer ball before drying my sheets and clothes, so everywhere I go my immune system is getting a boost. No matter how they are used, essential oils bring a fantastic aroma to any environment.
This category is applying the oils directly to skin. Personally, I have a great distaste for the smell of ginger but I frequently feel sick so in the morning I will rub it on my feet, put on socks, and I don’t have to deal with the smell while still having the benefits of my oils. Some oils, like peppermint are often too strong for people with sensitive skin, so it is recommended to use a carrier oil when applying directly to the skin. Common carrier oils include fractionated coconut oil or almond oil. You can also add the oils to a bath. Oils go a lot further than you would think and you don’t need to use much to get the benefits. Applying oils to specific areas can help target specific issues and give more specific results.
When you ingest an oil, or take it into your body, this is described as internal usage. Many people add oils to their tea, put oils in a veggie capsule and take them like a vitamin, or add peppermint to a mouthful of water and drink to have clean breath. I love to add a few drops of lemon in my water, it tastes good and it helps clean out toxins. Digestion, health, and general well-being can all be improved with proper internal essential oil usage.
To Sum It All Up…
Essential oils have so many uses and applications. They can assist with a variety of ailments, and there are many personal testimonies describing how they improve people’s lives. Whether they are used aromatically, topically, or internally, each oil has individual benefits. Remember to research each oils benefit and uses, as not every oil can be safely used in each way. Welcome to your own essential oils journey!