Certified Pure Theraputic Grade

Certified Pure Theraputic Grade

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

AromaTouch Technique

These are the notes I took at the AromaTouch Technique Class that I attended. This is a wonderful technique to help rid your body of anything nasty going on-also great as a prevention technique. I feel so great afterwards-completely relaxed but alert & energized. Very weird combo! :0)


This can be used for anything from infections (virus or bacteria), aches & pain (joints or muscles), depression, fever, flu, arthritis, anxiety, shingles, headaches, you name it! Let me know if you have any questions- Enjoy!




AromaTouch Technique


1st Section (Stress Reduction)
*Balance (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Pause near heart & move hands around in a smooth clockwise rotation.
*Lavender (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)
-Zones: Zone 1 is along spine, 2-5 moves outwards towards shoulders on each side of spine. Zone 1 is straight up & down, Zones 2-5 curve up over shoulders.
-When done with each zone-pull from base to crown of head.
-Rub ear lobes 3x-from lobe up to top & back down


2nd Section (Immune Enhancer)
*Melaluca (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)
-Zones: Zone 1 is along spine, 2-5 moves outwards towards shoulders on each side of spine. Zone 1 is straight up & down, Zones 2-5 curve up over shoulders.
-When done with each zone-pull from base to crown of head.
*On Guard (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)
-Zones: Zone 1 is along spine, 2-5 moves outwards towards shoulders on each side of spine. Zone 1 is straight up & down, Zones 2-5 curve up over shoulders.
-When done with each zone-pull from base to crown of head.
-Thumb walk up the spine 3x


3rd Section (Inflammatory Reduction)
*AromaTouch (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)
-Zones: Zone 1 is along spine, 2-5 moves outwards towards shoulders on each side of spine. Zone 1 is straight up & down, Zones 2-5 curve up over shoulders.
-When done with each zone-pull from base to crown of head.
*Deep Blue (5-6 drops)
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)
-Zones: Zone 1 is along spine, 2-5 moves outwards towards shoulders on each side of spine. Zone 1 is straight up & down, Zones 2-5 curve up over shoulders.
-When done with each zone-pull from base to crown of head.
-Thumb walk up the spine 3x


4th Section (Enhancers on Feet)
*Wild Orange (2-3 drops on FEET)
-Work oil into 3 regions of feet. 1st region-pad under toes, 2nd region-arch, 3rd region-heel
-Zones: Slide up back down each zone. Zone 1-big toe to heel, zone 2-second toe to heel, zone 3-third toe to heel, zone 4-f ourth toe to heel, zone 5-pinky toe to heel. Thumb walk each zone 3x-heel to toe. Do each zone 3x before moving on.
*Peppermint (2-3 drops on FEET)
-Repeat same steps as Wild Orange.


5th Section (Enhancers on Back)
*Wild Orange & Peppermint (3 drops each)
-Blend in together
-Rub spine upwards toward skull
-Palm Slide (rub from spine out & down towards sides of body-3x each side)


Finish-
pull feet to assist in alignment. Rock feet back & forth 3x (30 seconds each)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Do's & Don't's

Do:

*apply coconut oil first to skin before using stronger oils (especially on children)

*when in doubt-put oil on bottom of feet

*let oil drop out of bottle (touching the dropper with your skin can contaminate the oil)

*keep bottles of oil out of direct sunlight and away from heat

*use oils internally ONLY if the bottle has a supplement box on the side. No supplement box means only use in diffuser or topically on skin

*reapply if neccessary (example: apply peppermint to bottom of feet every couple minutes to reduce fever)

Don't:

*put oils in eyes or directly in ears

*add water to essential oils if already on skin or in your eyes (use coconut oil)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cleaning with Essential Oils

I love cleaning with essential oils! Not only do they work & smell great-but they are so much healthier & safer for our families. No chemicals-gotta love that!

Maybe you're trying to decrease the amount of toxic chemicals used inside the home?

Are you trying to decrease allergies?

Or reduce the pathogens in the home?

Trying to find more effective ways of sanitizing, ridding the home of virus and germs or boosting the immune system?

Trying to fight off pesky ants?

Hear are some tips:

Dishwashing Soap:

Greatly improve the antiseptic action of your liquid soap , add several drops of essential oils such as lavender, melaleuca white fir, lemon, wild orange, Citrus Bliss™ or On Guard™.

No dust furniture polish:

*Regular furniture polish often contains phenol - you should stay clear of it. Phenol causes cancer. Of it gets on your skin it can cause your skin to burn and peel. If swallowed it can cause the circulatory system to collapse, coma, seizures, and death. Nitrobenzene is also found in polish. it is a toxic chemical is absorbed by the skin and attacks the central nervous system. It can cause cancer, breathing problems, vomiting, birth defects, heart, liver, and kidney problems.

10 drops wild orange or citrus bliss essential oil, (optional)
30 drops lemon essential oil 1/3 cup Coconut oil (or grapeseed)
1/2 cup distilled water


Fill a glass spray trigger bottle with ingredients and shake to mix well. Spray on furniture and wipe with soft cloth. Shake often.

Countertop Disinfectant:

Ingredients:
1 cup distilled white vinegar 1 cup filtered or distilled water

Option 1: 30 drops melaleuca oil 5 drops peppermint essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil
Option 2: 30 drops white fir 5 drops melaleuca oil 5 drops grapefruit oil
Option 3: 35 drops On Guard™ 5 drops Purify™

Fill a glass spray trigger bottle with ingredients and shake to mix well. Spray on countertops and wipe with cloth or clean sponge. Shake often.

Bathroom disinfecting cleaner:

Ingredients:
1 Cup distilled white vinegar
1 quart clean hot water
1 tablespoon mild, natural soap
20-30 drops essential oils

Consider the following or a combination of the following; Citrus Bliss, On Guard, Purify, melaleuca, white fir, eucalyptus, oregano, lavender, lemon, rosemary.

Mix in a small bucket or container, use generously. Will effectively clean, kill germs and sanitize.

Dishwasher:

A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help disinfect and sanitize. Some popular oils are On Guard™, Citrus Bliss™, wild orange, lemon, and peppermint.

Sanitary Toothbrush:

*Terrible germs build up on toothbrushes. It makes average brushing a scary thought. You can be sure that your brush is free from spreading any germs, pathogens or fungi by storing your toothbrush in this mixture.

Appx ¼ - ½ cup of filtered or distilled water 7 drops On Guard
Fill a small glass with the ingredients. Use your toothbrush to mix or agitate the ingredients well. Leave your toothbrush in the mixture over night. Refresh the mixture every few days.

Hard floor cleaner:

*This will clean, disinfect rid the floor or mold, fungi, repel spiders and ants and leave whatever unique aroma you use.

To clean hard floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket (appx 1 gallon) of warm filtered water. Then add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Many are suitable, choose your favorite(s): Lemon, white fir, melaleuca, cassia, On Guard™ or Purify™. Also consider the powerful antiseptic properties of Oregano essential oil. If the floor is especially dirty, you can add several drops of mild dishwashing soap.

Aromatic carpet freshener:

1 box baking soda
1 empty and cleaned potato chip canister
hand-held hole punch
15-20 drops essential oils

Clean out an empty "Pringles" type potato chip canister. Take a hole punch and punch out five or six holes in the plastic lid. Sift the baking soda into a glass mixing bowl to break up any clumps. Mix essential oils of your choice into bowl, mixing well with fork so that baking soda takes on the scent of the oils. Pour the mixture into canister and replace plastic lid (with the holes on top). Sprinkle onto carpet and let sit, then vacuum for a sweet and clean smelling, fresh carpet.

Carpet sprinkle suggestions:
Option 1-
10 drops lavender essential oil 5 drops lemon
5 drops oregano
Option 2-
20 drops On Guard™
Option 3-
20 drops Elevation™, Whisper™ or Serenity™ to set a mood.
Wendy's favorite-
10 drops Citrus Bliss™
10 drops peppermint

Window and Mirror Cleaner:

*Harsh chemical window cleaners are not necessary for clear windows and mirrors. We all know that vinegar cleans windows well, however, no one likes the sour smell. This will fix that.

1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup filtered water
10-15 drops of Lemon or wild orange oil

Mix vinegar and water and essential oil in a glass spray bottle. Wipe with a paper towel or buff with a newspaper. Shake well before each use.

Laundry:

Essential oils may be used to help clean and sanitize your laundry.

Add 10 drops of eucalyptus to each load to kill dust mites or fleas.
Add 10 drops of lemon to help further deodorize and sanitize.
You may also add several drops of essential oils to the rinse cycle, such as lemon, lavender or Citrus Bliss™ to help further soften and deodorize the load.

In the Dryer:

Instead of using toxic and irritating softening sheets in your dryer, place a washcloth dampened with 10 drops of lavender, lemon, melaleuca, Citrus Bliss™, or another essential oil. While the oils will not reduce static cling, they will impart a distinctive fragrance to your clothes. Over drying is the primary cause of static electricity. Remove your clothes from the dryer when you can sense a little dampness. Then fold or hang immediately if possible.

Bed Spritzer:

Freshen your bed linens as you make beds or prior to bed time as you turn down the sheets. Not only will it kill germs and pathogens, it will repel dust mites, bed bugs, fleas and spiders. It also leaves a clean fresh smell. Dust mites live in your bedding, feeding from the dead skin cells you constantly shed.

In a small glass spray bottle, mix;
½ - 1 Cup distilled or filtered water
10-20 drops Citrus Bliss

Also consider a few drops of eucalyptus occasionally as studies show it is effective killing dust mites.

Spray over turned down sheets and pillows a few minutes prior to bed time. Use Serenity™ to help induce a restful sleep. Consider Spritzing closets where clothes or coats are hanging. Or drawers and freshly folded laundry.

Vacuum Cleaner:

Drip several drops of your favorite essential oils on a tissue and place it in the collection bag of your vacuum. This will diffuse a pleasant odor as you clean as well as kill germs that are often found and disseminated as you vacuum.

Vents and air ducts:

Change your air return filters often, and when you do, drip 10 drops of your favorite sanitizing essential oil to reduce pathogens, lesson allergic responses to duct air and to kill fungi and mold in duct work.
Consider: On Guard™, Citrus Bliss™, Purify™, Oregano, Peppermint, Cassia.

Household and kitchen ants:

For small black kitchen ants.
1. Keep counters completely clear of food, spills, and water. Especially sweets or juice spills. Especially over night.
2. In a spray bottle, combine 20 drops of lemongrass and ¼ - ½ cup of carrier oil such as grapeseed oil (this will keep the essential oil from evaporating quickly). Shake well, and often.
3. Spray areas where ants commonly enter or congregate.
4. After spraying countertops where there are commonly problems, you may wipe the cabinet down to get better coverage. Be sure and get under the edge of counters.

Fruit and Vegetable Wash:

Add a few drops of lemon, wild orange, or Citrus Bliss™ essential oil to a large sink or bowl of water. Place fruits or vegetables in a colander lower into the water and agitate for a few minutes. Can be used with several batches. This will also help the food keep longer because it washes off germs and pathogens that can cause mold or rotting. Use a spinner to get moister off food after washing if available.

Countertops: Lemon, Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, Cassia, Cinnamon, LemonGrass, or On Guard.

*Any of the doTERRA oils are natually anti-septic, but these smell really great on smelly, germy countertops & sinks.

Either put a few drops of your favorite into a glass spray bottle with purified water, then wipe down or put a few drops on a damp towel & wipe down.

Dusting:

Make a solution of Lemon, or Wild Orange, or Citrus Bliss with coconut oil. Mix one drop essential oil with 10 drops of coconut oil. Then dust with a clean cloth.

Fruit & Veggie Cleaner:

Use Lemon, or any combination of Citrus Oils (5 drops) mixed with water in a glass spray bottle. Spray fruit or veggies & let sit for one minute, then rinse.

Use Lemon oil in water to keep fruit from turning brown.

Linen Changes:

When changing sheets each week, make sure to sprinkle Lavender on the pillow.

Sprinkle Eucalyptus, On Guard or Purify on mattress to help kill any pathogens or mites.

Put a few drops of your favorite oil in a glass bottle of water & spray over mattress & sheets.

Cleaning Solution:

Mix: any Citrus Oil (3 drops)
Peppermint (3 drops)
On Guard (2 drops)

in a glass spray bottle full of water...

Once a week wipe down door knobs & light switches, & interior of car, with this solution. I also like to use this on outside of toilets, countertops, or any surface that needs a good wipe down.

Floors:

Use several drops (10+) of your favorite oil & mix with sink or bucket of warm water.


P.S. ALWAYS use glass bottles because over time the oils with eat away at a plastic bottle. They are that strong!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dr. Mom Kits are here!

Doctor Mom Kit is Now Available!

dōTERRA is pleased to announce the launch of our newest collection, the dōTERRA Dr. Mom™ Kit. This collection contains nine key essential oils for parents to use in caring for their own health and that of their family members. dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils offer a safe, affordable, and all-natural alternative to health care.

Included in this kit are five single oils and four unique oil blends: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Deep Blue, DigestZen, On Guard, & Breathe. The stunning box includes tips for using the oils and also contains an audio CD featuring dōTERRA's Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. David K. Hill. In this audio presentation, Dr. Hill teaches listeners how to care for their family's everyday health needs with simple and safe methods using the nine nurturing essential oils. The Dr. Mom kit is ideal for beginners and essential oil experts alike.

Item code 3220-single retail $146.67 preferred customer $121.00 whsle. $110 (100 PV)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Certified Pure Theraputic Grade

In addition to being 100% pure and natural, dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are subjected to further quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be 100% pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.

dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapuetic Grade™ essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. They far exceed AFNOR and ISO quality standards and are subjected to rigorous mass spectrometry and gas chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA's 100% pure essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today and are guaranteed to exceed customer satisfaction for quality and efficacy. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize dōTERRA's superior product standard with first use.

Cooking with Lemon

dōTERRA's Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) has many wonderful therapeutic benefits, but is also great when added to foods and liquids as a natural flavoring.Our lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons grown in Italy. Italian lemons are much larger and sweeter than domestic lemons, and higher in limonene as well.Lemon essential oil can be added as a flavoring to drinking water, or can be added to dessert recipes, poultry, or fish recipes. Lemon essential oil can be substituted in any recipe that calls for lemon juice, lemon extract, or grated lemon zest. Simply substitute one drop lemon essential oil for one teaspoon lemon extract or lemon juice.Enjoy all the healthful benefits of lemon essential oil plus great taste in the following recipe:

Tilapia Lemon Parmesan
2-1/2 lbs. Tilapia fillets
2-4 tsp. butter, softened
2 drops dōTERRA lemon essential oil

Lemon-Parmesan Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
4-6 drops dōTERRA lemon essential oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Garnish
2 lemons, sliced fresh parsley

Rinse the tilapia fillets in cold water and drain thoroughly. Top with butter and lemon essential oil.Broil about 4 inches from the source of heat for approximately 5 to 6 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.Top each portion with Lemon-Parmesan Sauce; broil 2-3 minutes or until sauce puffs and turns golden brown.Place fillets on serving plate; garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley. Serves: 6

Lemon

This oil is sometimes referred to as “Liquid Sunshine” and for good reason. It is versatile with a well-established history for its use. Originating in China, it quickly spread all throughout the world anciently. It was established in the New World in the 1400s, arriving with Columbus. Now lemon and citrus oils in general are widely accepted and FDA approved for internal consumption.This essential oil powerhouse is unique in that it is not steam distilled; instead, it is cold pressed to preserve its delicate nature. Under extreme pressure, the rind reluctantly gives up the liquid sunshine in its untainted, wholesome form.Traditionally, Lemon oil has many uses. It is a powerful antiseptic and can be an effective means to improve circulation. It is a considered to be an excellent antibacterial agent. If perhaps you are experiencing respiratory infections or inflammation, then Lemon may very well be the oil of choice for you. Additionally, its pleasant sweet aroma can be uplifting to lighten any mood as well as cleansing to the environment.Like all pure essential oils, Lemon has a complete chemical profile just as it did in nature. One of the most impressive is limonene. Limonene has been extensively researched for its protective influence to cells. All citrus oils contain limonene as a major component of their structure. Lemon oil offers many possibilities for health improvement due to its defensive attributes, which can easily be distributed throughout the body, even to its very core--your cells!One of the easiest ways to receive the remarkable qualities associated with Lemon oil is to diffuse it into the air or utilize direct inhalation from the palms of your hands. Lemon oil can effortlessly be applied to the bottom of the feet or added to a glass of water as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost.Lemon oil has also been known to be strengthening to the fingernails. Simply rub the oil directly on location.

Peppermint

Man evolved with plants, and it is no surprise that Peppermint has been an integral part of herbal medicine for thousands of years. Today, Peppermint is a powerful additive for pharmaceutical and dental products. It is widely used in the cosmetic, perfume, and food industries, as well.With the mainstream acceptance of essential oils, now more than ever before, it is important to avoid essential oils that are impure or of inferior quality. Impurities or alterations of any kind will disrupt the delicate nature of the oil and diminish its brilliant qualities. For more than 100 years, physicians have understood this importance and have used pure Peppermint in the treatment of nasal congestion and sinusitis. Medicinally, Peppermint creates potent outcomes. There are more than 30 different compounds in pure Peppermint oil, each in varying amounts, creating a synergistic masterpiece of biological activity. Recently, Peppermint has been the focus of several studies which target its known benefits for improved digestion and anti-inflammatory activity in the intestinal tract. Many of these studies have noted the power of Peppermint, even in smaller amounts. Peppermint has been used for its analgesic effects and even for soothing headaches. Peppermint is often used to improve mental alertness and acuity. Pure therapeutic-grade Peppermint oil is timeless in its uses and has many yet to be discovered benefits.Apply Peppermint to the back of the neck to help relieve stress and tension. It can be applied to the temples to relieve headache. When applied to the bottom of the feet, Peppermint creates a cooling sensation and may help to reduce fever. Its aroma is uplifting and invigorating and when used topically can be soothing to tired, sore muscles. Peppermint is a natural choice to add refreshment to any beverage. Its cooling sensation is perfect for fresh breath and opening the sinuses and airways.

Frankincense

In 3000 BC, Frankincense had more value than gold and was sometimes referred to as “liquid gold.” Gum resin harvested from Frankincense trees located in Oman, India, Somalia and Yemen is distilled into Frankincense oil.One of the oldest medical documents known to man dating back to 1500 BC recorded the use of Frankincense oil by physicians and priests alike for the treatment of disease and illness. Today modern science is giving validity to these early ancient practices and, once again, the essential oil of Frankincense is bringing new hope for improving and maintain optimal health.Like all essential oils, Frankincense brings complexity and synergy through its many beneficial compounds and structures. Researchers have discovered that compounds identified as sesquiterpenes stimulate the limbic system, the emotional center of the brain, as well as key glands. No wonder the rich aromatic scent of this unique essential oil is calming to the senses, emotional state, and overall sense of well-being.It is nearly impossible to list all of the benefits linked to this potent essential oil, and science is just beginning to understand some of its more prominent benefits. Researchers from Japan and the University of Maryland both determined that Frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties. This is critical when you realize that inflammation is widely believed to be the root cause of illness and disease.Modern uses include muscle relaxation, immune stimulation, uplifting to mood and heightens awareness, antidepressant and is generally supportive of body systems. Frankincense oil can be used topically, internally, and diffused into the environment.

Lavender

The word Lavender literally means “to be washed” or “to wash.” This remarkable plant has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its treasured medicinal properties for thousands of years.From its earliest beginnings in ancient Greece, Lavender has gradually spread and is now grown in many parts of the world, including France, Spain, Italy, China, and all throughout Europe. For many years, England was the largest producer of Lavender; currently, however, France produces more than any other country in the world.Lavender is chemically complex and offers a broad spectrum of activity in the body. There has been considerable research on Lavender, all of which offers ongoing support and credibility to its miraculous healing potential. Many of these studies have concluded that Lavender essential oil is effective for use as a sedative, mood modulator, analgesic (reduces pain), anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), anti-carcinogenic, digestion, and active against bacteria, fungi, and even insects. Lavender is also excellent for healing and disinfecting wounds and tissues. One of the most recognized benefits of pure Lavender oil is its ability to soothe and heal burns. Lavender is quite frequently reported to be beneficial for allergic responses in the body.Perhaps one of the reasons Lavender is so widely used and accepted is its versatile, non-aggressive nature. In short, it is safe and easy to use. Whether it is diffused into the environment or applied topically, its benefits are far reaching and healing to mind, body, and spirit.Apply Lavender to the bottom of your feet or on your temples and neck for a calming and relaxing sensation. A few drops of Lavender in the palms of your hands and cupped over the nose can quickly and easily eliminate stress and anxiety. Lavender is perfectly suited to calm the mood and entice restful sleep when used at bedtime for adults and children alike. Simply add a few drops to your bathwater, pillowcase, or diffuse in the bedroom. Due to its soothing nature, Lavender can be applied directly to cuts, abrasions, and burns for a disinfecting and healing action.

Basil

Despite the diversity of plant varieties there is general agreement that basil is a valuable essential oil with powerful attributes. From minor discomforts to insect irritations, basil evokes a broad range of responses. Basil can be restorative and calming to the body, as well as safe and ample for use in respiratory conditions. When used topically it is commonly referred to as a cooling herb for irritating skin conditions and can easily be applied to sore muscles and joints. Basil oil can be used topically, internally and diffused into the environment.

Eucalyptus

Both Western and Eastern medicine have recognized the many influential compounds of Eucalyptus, making it a key ingredient in cough and throat medicines and even chest ointments. This extraordinary essential oil is calming to the senses and gently opens airways for unrestricted breathing while utilizing its prevailing anti-infectious attributes to help alleviate even the most difficult of respiratory infections. Eucalyptus oil can be used topically, and diffused into the environment.

Clove

The many uses of Clove have been understood for thousands of years. Clove is much more than a popular spice used in cuisines around the world. Its traditional uses include preparations for treating colds, digestive disorders, nausea, neuralgia, parasites, shingles, sinusitis, toothache and even a preservative for meat. Research has begun to highlight the amazing anti-infectious activity of clove oil and it is often recommended as an effective agent to combat viruses and bacteria alike. From its extensive effectual models of application to its unique and powerful aroma, clove essential oil is a favorite among health care professionals and health conscious individuals. When diffused in to the air in small amounts, clove is a powerful eliminator of airborne microbes. Clove oil can be used topically, internally and diffused into the environment.

Ginger

Ginger has offered benefit to humankind since the beginning of recorded history. One of gingers most distinctive characteristics is its sweet, warm and citrusy fragrance. The unique scent of ginger is associated with one of nature's most complex and valuable essential oil. An almost infinite cascade of beneficial activity is due to a synergistic reaction of hundreds of individual compounds creating profound therapeutic benefits. Ginger oil can be used topically, internally and diffused into the environment.

Geranium

Geranium is composed of several potent constituents offering outstanding benefits and a history of traditional uses. It has been used to soothe inflammation and irritated skin. It is a common ingredient in many skin care products due to its healing nature. Geranium is a superb choice for ache, bruises and even burns. Due to its analgesic characteristics it is often used as a topical agent for individuals suffering with arthritis or rheumatism. Geranium stimulates the immune system, aids in poor circulation, is anti-mucolytic, uplifting to the mood and its calming effect on the nervous system is pronounced. Geranium oil can be used topically, and diffused into the environment.

Melaleuca

Recognized by its more common name "Tea Tree", Melaleuca Alternifolia has been used to treat infections and revered for its antiseptic properties. Today modern science has begun to investigate the effectiveness of this oil against many different types of pathogens and microbes including resistant strains of MRSA, super bugs. Research is validating the use of this extraordinary natural oil for personal and medicinal consumption. It is an excellent choice for wound care and tissue healing, and has long been known as a potent anti-fungal agent. With more than ninety different compounds combing to create a synergistic masterpiece, Melaleuca is nothing short of miraculous in its effect. Melaleuca oil can be used topically, and diffused into the environment.

Myrrh

Myrrh is an essential oil with pronounced notoriety throughout history. Its convincing attributes have been accepted in everything from meditation to use as an embalming agent in ancient Egypt. Modern herbalists frequently recommend myrrh for its imposing action against bacteria and other microbes, which allow it to be easily considered the remedy of choice for ulcerations, unhealthy gums and even throat infections. Myrrh is an excellent antiseptic, and its anti-inflammatory characteristics advocate its use for rashes, abrasions and wounds. Myrrh oil can be used topically, internally and diffused into the environment.

CPTG

doTERRA's essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ (CPTG™) essential oils. There are four grades of essential oils - 1) Grade A essential oils are pure therapeutic quality (highest grade) and are usually made from naturally (often organically) grown plants distilled at the proper temperatures using steam distillation. This is the category that all of DoTerra's essential oils and essential oil-enhanced products are in. Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) testing standards will be used to "Certify" the highest quality standards in the industry, meeting or exceeding ISO and AFNOR standards.

The other categories of essential oils (for reference) are as follows: 2) Grade B essential oils are food grade; they may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical/synthetic extenders, or carrier oils. 3) Grade C oils are perfume grade and may contain the same type of adulterating chemicals as food grade oils. They also usually contain solvents which are used to gain a higher yield of oil. 4) Floral Water is a byproduct of the distillation process and can be very high quality if it comes from a Grade A distillation process. Accordingly it is of very low quality if it comes from poor quality raw materials and/or poor distillation processes.

Basically- doTERRA oils are the purest, strongest & safest oils you can get. Gotta love that!

Friday, March 13, 2009

What is a Dr. Mom Class?

You learn tools to keep you and your family healthy with the use of dōTERRA CPTG™ essential oils …. We talk about infections, stomach issues, Immune system, colds, flu, coughs, fevers, headaches, etc. There is no obligation to purchase any product (but you can get some samples.) You will also learn how oils are great to have for storage because they have no shelf life and can replace medications and over the counter drugs. You will get handouts and information to take home.
This is an excerpt from the doTERRA blog:

"Yesterday morning, my oldest son woke up with a sore throat. That achy, scratchy, yucky kind of sore throat that no one likes to have. The day before, my youngest daughter had a cut on her leg that was bleeding. That same day, my other daughter was complaining about a cold sore in her mouth.

Each and every day I am Dr. Mom in my home, taking care of my kids' scrapes, bumps, and bruises. But instead of turning to over-the-counter medications, I use essential oils to care for these types of common occurences. So to soothe my son's sore throat, I gave him a teaspoon of honey with lemon essential oil to swallow, and he felt better right away! To help cleanse the cut on my daughter's leg and help avoid scarring, I put lavender essential oil on the cotton pad of a bandage and placed it over the cut. Then I put melaleuca essential oil on a Q-tip and applied it to my other daughter's mouth for her cold sore. "

dōTERRA's essential oils are pure and all-natural, and are the most nurturing way to care for your family's everyday health needs. The new dōTERRA Dr. Mom kit contains nine nurturing essential oils for all your family's health needs. It's amazing how simple it is to use essential oils in caring for loved ones, and how much better they feel.

The Dr. Mom Kit will be available soon..watch for more info!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lavender 101

If you're new to the concept of self-care, you may be wondering, "Where do I begin?"
A great place to start is by making sure you're getting enough sleep. Wikipedia reports that sleep deprivation may lead to depression, weight gain or loss, irritability, and other health problems.
Lavender essential oil is perfect for helping you get a peaceful night's sleep. Lavender is well documented as a stress reducer and sleep inducer. Its pleasant and calming aroma helps your body and mind relax. dōTERRA's CPTG lavender essential oil is 100% pure and natural, so it's safe and simple to use.

*Enjoy an aromatic bath with lavender essential oil. Add 6-12 drops of lavender oil and 1/2 cup bath salts to hot water in a tub. The salts will relax the muscles and the oil will soothe and nourish your skin.

*Diffuse lavender in your bedroom and play soft music to unwind before bedtime. Breathing the aroma will help everyone in your home relax and is a calming influence in any environment.

*Apply a drop or two of lavender essential oil on the back of the neck or massage on the bottom of the feet.

Be good to yourself with lavender essential oil. You'll sleep better and wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy a new day!

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies have a lot of people sneezing at this time of year, but with the benefits of essential oils, you can say so long to sneezing and hello spring! dōTERRA's CPTG essential oils harness the power of botanical medicine in its purest form, and can offer quick and safe relief for many health issues, including seasonal allergies.

Health Tip:Apply Purify essential oil blend topically before going outdoors. Not only will it keep those biting bugs away, but it will also help protect you from those unwanted reactions associated with seasonal allergies.

Home Tips:Add several drops of Purify to a spray bottle filled with water. Shake the bottle, then spritz the baseboards in and around your home. Not only will this bring a fresh aroma to each room, but it will also keep those unwanted pests out of your home!

To bring the fragrance of spring indoors, diffuse Purify Cleansing Blend.

Take Purify along on picnics or any outdoor activity. Shake a few drops on the picnic table, blanket, or other surface to keep ants, flies, and bees away from your spot!

Save 10% off Purify Cleansing Blend during the month of March.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whisper Blend

Since the dawn of earliest civilization mankind has been drawn to fragrance and the infinite intricacies offered by each. Perfumeries have used the rich aroma of essential oils for centuries with alluring results. Today modern science has fabricated much of the essential oils used in perfumes carrying with them unwanted toxicity and synthetic chemicals. Although some may have a pleasant aroma their long term effects are less than desirable. Through the blending of pure essential oils nature has created a warm and inviting scent for women and men alike. Combining with individual body chemistry Whisper(TM) is appealing and unique. This perfectly balanced scent includes, patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, rose, Jasmine, cinnamon, cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa and vanilla. Subtly with distinctive notes is a modest descriptor for this unique and compelling natural fragrance. Whisper(TM) can be used topically and diffused into the air.

Serenity Blend

Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease. It is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are in fact stress related. Reducing stress and controlling its damaging effects is of keen interest in medical research and modern science has discovered the calming and healing attributes of pure essential oils. Recent studies have shown that essential oils actually reduce stress by calming the nervous system. Individual oils such as lavender and many others have been recognized for their prevailing benefits. Serenity is a calming blend designed to accentuate these soothing properties, creating a sense of well-being and improved health through the natural reduction of stress and its related symptoms. Lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla bean create a subtle aroma ideal for aromatic diffusion or topical application. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, Serenity is an excellent way to induce restful sleep. Added to a warm bath Serenity creates the perfect escape with its peaceful, renewing fragrance. Serenity can be used topically and diffused into the air.

Elevation Blend

Modern research has begun to unlock the mystery surrounding our sense of smell and its profound impact on body chemistry. Exciting and note worthy is the discovery that the aroma of pure essential oils can be invigorating and an excellent choice for those moments when you need to be energized. The potent aromatic compounds of essential oils may stimulate specific chemical responses in your body helping you to feel revitalized. Elevation(TM) is blended with the essential oils of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, Melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood. Individually these oils are relevant but when flawlessly blended their effect can be immediate and dramatic. Elevation(TM) can be used topically and diffused into the air.

Purify Blend

From bug bites to airborne pathogens now more than ever before protection for yourself and loved ones is of the upmost importance. Purify is a formidable blend of pure essential oils designed to rid your home or work place of impurities. Citrus and Pine oil are active ingredients in many household aerosols and deodorizers but are generally mixed with unnatural, harmful synthetic chemicals. Purify is an extraordinary blend well suited for eliminating odors and other contaminates naturally. Its refreshing clean aroma will quickly eradicate unpleasant odors and cleanse the air and environment. Utilizing the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca Alternifolia and cilantro not only make this blend distinctive but a necessity for every home and work setting. Purify can be used topically and diffused into the air.

DigestZen Blend

Digestion issues are difficult part of everyday life for many individuals. Heartburn, indigestion and sustained inflammation from unwanted microbes are only a few. Many essential oils such as peppermint and ginger have been researched and recognized as powerful agents to help restore normal balance in the digestive system. DigestZen(TM) has been formulated to take advantage of these well established therapeutic compounds in a proprietary blend of pure essential oils. In total this outstanding blend has seven different essential oils. Ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander and anise each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally DigestZen(TM) brings soothing relief from digestive symptoms. DigetsZen(TM) can be used topically and internally.

Citrus Bliss Blend

Citrus Bliss is the epiphany of all that is great with citrus essential oils. The powerful aromas of wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, and clementine with just a hint of vanilla combine to form a distinctively unique and harmonious blend. Its benefits reach far beyond elevating mood and reducing stress. Citrus oils have natural, potent compounds suitable to clean the air eliminating odors and airborne pathogens. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss(TM) is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces will emitting a fresh sweet scent. The Citrus Bliss essential oil blend can be used topically, internally and diffused into the air.

On Guard Blend

On Guard(TM) asserts a unique proprietary blending of oils, incorporating some of nature's most valuable constituents. Studies have demonstrated citrus oils to produce some of the most prevailing benefits for eliminating unwanted bacteria, viruses and molds. Wild Orange essential oil, when combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer diverse and effective models for use. Its unique aroma is well suited for routine diffusion, ridding the air of unwanted impurities such as bacteria. Safe to use on counter tops, On Guard(TM) is a non-toxic way to disinfect a variety of surface areas. Toxic molds have been identified as a major source for chronic respiratory infections and other health issues. Its prevalence in our homes and the environment is overwhelming. On Guard(TM) is superb for eliminating and controlling infectious molds due to the blended constituents of these extraordinary essential oils. On Guard(TM) can be used topically, internally and diffused into the air.

Breathe Blend

Respiratory issues are a prevalent and unwanted circumstance for many individuals. Both young and old are bothered by this troublesome and sometimes chronic condition. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils are a perfect way to address congestion and many other respiratory issues with sustained benefit. Breathe is a remarkable blend of the purest essential oils which combine to open airways and alleviate respiratory stress. Their collective characteristics promote elimination of bacteria and viruses and help to soothe inflamed tissues and airways. A proprietary blend including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Lemon and Ravensara can easily be applied topically to the affected area. When combined with a warm moist compress the tissues are eased with deep penetrating effects. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for night time diffusion allowing for a restful sleep. Diluting Breathe with pure fractionated coconut oil is ample to allow its use with even the smallest of children. Breathe can be used topically and diffused into the air.

Balance Blend

We all experience moments when we feel disconnected or have a mounting level of anxiety. This superb blend with its warm woody aroma creates a sense of well-being through its calming action on the central nervous system. When blended perfectly, Spruce, rosewood, frankincense and blue tansy offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance affecting multiple body systems. This unique blend is perfect for aromatic diffusion at home or work. When applied to the bottom of the feet or the back of the neck Balance(TM) quickly releases its harmonizing effects. The Balance(TM) essential oil blend can be used topically and diffused into the air.

Deep Blue Blend

More than half of us, according to modern medicine, are sufferers of inflammation. Whether chronic or acute the end result is generally the same, pain and discomfort. Nature holds within it some of the most functional analgesic compounds known to mankind. Naturally occurring compounds such as the ones found in pure essential oils are not only efficacious they are safe. Wintergreen is only one of several oils studied for its amazing ability to diminish pain and discomfort. In a proprietary blend the miraculous properties of these chemical constituents are synergistically combined. Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work collectively creating a persuasive ability to reduce inflammation, easing achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Apply Deep Blue(TM) directly to areas of discomfort. Its cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately. Deep Blue(TM) can be used topically and diffused into the air.