Drops of Wisdom

Looking for information about doTERRA Essential Oils and how to use them? 

Each week or so, we will spotlight a new oil or product for you to learn all about, or some stories, tips, or general information about doTERRA Essential Oils and how to incorporate them into you and your family's life. The best way to learn about the oils, is to experience them!

9/13 - OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate

On Guard, On Guard, On Guard! The uses for it are seemingly endless. One bottle of On Guard Cleaner Concentrate fills 18 16-ounce bottles with the perfect cleaning solution. So for the wholesale price of $14.50 per bottle of On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, you ca
3n fill 18 bottles at 80 cents apiece. So now that you’ve got 18 bottles of cleaning solution, what can you do with it you might ask. The better question is what can’t you do it with it. This cleaning concentrate is perfect for dishes, countertops, shelves, floors, and pretty much any other surface you can think of. I also love it because I can use it knowing it is safe for my family with it being a plant based cleaner. Want to learn more about this amazing product? Check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on the versatile cleaner: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-cleaner-concentrate.


8/29 - OnGuard Laundry Detergent

With sports and school starting, your family needs a trusted way to remove any and all stains. Look no further because dōTERRA’s On Guard laundry Detergent is here to save the day! Not only can it clean all your clothes, it can act as a natural stain remover so you can target problem areas in a natural way. All you have to do is use a small amount of the detergent directly on the stained area. Leave it sitting for 3-10 minutes and then wash as directed. Easy, right? This detergent is so effective, you only need to add one tablespoon to your load for the most effective results. Want to know more about this amazing product? Check out the spotlight on dōTERRA.com: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-laundry-detergent.

8/22 - OnGuard Protective Blend

On Guard! This is one of my favorite oils not only because of the amazing benefits it brings to my family after a long day at school/work but because it smells so good! Diffusing On Guard along with Wild Orange and Lemon creates a lovely scent that uplifts my family and boosts their immune system at the same time. Another of my favorite ways to use this oil is the On Guard Beadlets. They are 1/4th of a drop of oil from the bottle which is the perfect amount if you need a quick pick me up. On Guard is one of the most popular oils blends at dōTERRA because of its wide range of uses. How have you used the oil in your home?
 
To learn more about this versatile oil, check out its spotlight here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-protective-blend.

8/15 - OnGuard Throat Drops

It’s back to school time! This is exciting but can also be a bit of a scary time for some of us and our health. dōTERRA makes it a little easier with their On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops. Some of the key ingredients in these throat drops are Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, and Myrrh all of which will help you and your students stay awake and their immune systems boosted during studying hours. Another great time that I like to have a throat drop is right before I teach a dōTERRA class. It soothes and preps my throat so I am ready to teach my information and answer all the questions I get afterwards. What situations have you found it was handy to have a throat drop? To learn more about this product, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on their Protecting Throat Drops here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-on-guard-protecting-throat-drop
 
8/8 - Serenity

This is one that got Dan hooked on Essential Oils!! The newly updated dōTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. The blend creates a relaxing environment with its grounding aroma that calms the mind and soothes the senses. It is especially calming when used in a warm bath with Epsom salts to create a relaxing, renewing experience. dōTERRA Serenity can be used in conjunction with dōTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels to promote a restful night’s sleep. To learn more, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on the uses of Serenity Blend: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-serenity-restful-blend

7/25 - Summer Safety

Summer is all about fun in the sun with your family. Essential oils play a big part in the health of our family so we always want to make sure that we are using them in a way that will be beneficial and not hurt our kids. That’s why we are so happy that dōTERRA has published several articles about safety when using essential oils. Today’s article is featuring Summer Essential Oil Safety that can help keep your family and friends protected while being in the great outdoors. Check out this great article on the dōTERRA Blog: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/healthy-living-summer-essential-oil-safety

7/11 - dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing®

What makes dōTERRA’s oils so great? Well, a lot of things but today I wanted to tell you about Cō-Impact Sourcing®. So what is Cō-Impact Sourcing®? It is an initiative to develop beneficial supplier partnerships that allow our oils to be sourced in their indigenous countries, providing us with the highest quality oils while also creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. This benefits not only our suppliers but has a direct impact in their communities as well. “We recognize the many other gifts essential oils allow us to enjoy, as well as the responsibility to pay those gifts forward.”
 
You can read more about Cō-Impact Sourcing® by checking out this or this page on doTERRA.com. Here are many more stories you can read about the Cō-Impact Sourcing® of our oils: Vetiver,  Frankincense, Douglas Fir,  Arborvitae, Ylang Ylang, Wintergreen, and Lavender and Melissa.

6/27 - Cedarwood

 Have you tried dōTERRA Cedarwood oil yet? Often referred to as Cedar oil, this essential oil is both unique and useful. With a warm, woody aroma, Cedarwood oil possesses cleansing and soothing properties that make it useful for promoting healthy-looking skin, soothing the mind and body, cleaning around the house, or promoting a calm environment in any room. Cedarwood is also extremely useful for repelling insects both inside and outside. I like to use a few drops of Cedarwood on a felt pad in my closet to ward off bugs or to freshen up my Cedarwood hangers and shoe trees. Cedarwood is especially effective to keep moths at bay. If you haven’t had a chance to use this oil, dōTERRA has provided many different ways to use this oil on their Uses and Benefits page.
 
I love incorporating Cedarwood into my diffuser blends because of oils warm, inviting scent. I often mix Cedarwood oil with other warm oils like Cinnamon and Sandalwood. It also blends well with floral oils like Patchouli and Jasmine, or citrus oils like Bergamot and Lime. Here are two of my favorite Cedarwood essential oil diffuser blends:
 
Alpine Awakening diffuser blend
2 drops Bergamot oil
1 drop Cedarwood oil
2 drops Wintergreen oil
 
California Coast diffuser blend
2 drops Frankincense oil
2 drops Cedarwood oil
1 drop Rosemary oil
2 drops Wild Orange oil
 
To learn more about Cedarwood oil, visit this page on dōTERRA.com.

6/20 - Operation Underground Railroad

This week we are excited to talk about another of the Healing Hand Foundation’s Humanitarian Partnerships, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R Rescue). O.U.R Rescue was created to rescue children from sex trafficking. It was founded by Tim Ballard in December of 2013. Since that time, O.U.R has rescued 670 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 280 traffickers. In 2016 alone, they have 200 rescues and 130 arrests. dōTERRA is proud to be in partnership with this organization and created the Hope oil blend to help contribute to this cause. Each time you purchase dōTERRA Hope Touch, the full price of the bottle is donated to the Healing Hand Foundation which supports O.U.R. Rescue. While in Haiti, Tim had a touching experience. You can read his story here.

I would also highly recommend you watch this video about how your donations to the Healing Hands Foundation has impacted this amazing cause. I hope you enjoy!
 
If you would like to know more about Operation Underground Railroad to see how your donations are helping children around the world, check out our page about it: https://doterra.com/US/en/humanitarian-our-rescue. 


5/31 - Peace

We don’t know about you but we like some peace in my life, especially when it comes to road trips. The fun part about dōTERRA is they actually have an essential oil blend that is called Peace so we make sure to pack that for all my long car trips, or just anytime we're in the car. dōTERRA’s Peace was made as part of their Emotional Aromatherapy System and is only one of six wonderful blends to help keep your and your family’s emotions balanced.

Check out all the uses for Peace here: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-peace-reassuring-blend 

5/16 - Terrashield

TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities. This oil is safe for everyone in your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier. TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities. Learn more about this blend by clicking HERE or click HERE to read more about the spray. How have you used it to keep your family protected?

5/2 - Organic Gardening

As we all know, spring is the season for gardening. If you’re like me and thought that gardening was just putting seeds in the ground, you might find this article interesting. It seems there is much more to it than just having good dirt and water to grow your plants. dōTERRA has 8 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden that make the process much friendly for those who have yet to develop the green thumb. What tips and tricks have you discovered that made your garden flourish?

4/25 - TriEase Softgels

I have quite a few dōTERRA products I would consider to be essential in my collection but one I have been using a lot lately with the changing of the seasons is the TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend. TriEase is so helpful to take before heading to the garden, going on a family hike, or even just to the park while the trees are budding and the bees are buzzing. This blend has three of the most potent essential oils for a healthy respiratory function and protection against all the seasonal threats. Learn more about these wonderful softgels and check out dōTERRA’s Product Spotlight: TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend.

4/18 - Wild Orange

Wild Orange oil is one of dōTERRA’s most popular oils—and with good reason! Not only does Wild Orange oil have a variety of uses, but its invigorating, energizing aroma is hard to resist. One of my favorite ways to use Wild Orange is to add a few drops to my drinking water for a flavorful beverage. I also love to combine a few drops of Wild Orange oil with water in a spray bottle and use the mixture as an all-purpose spray for cleaning the surfaces around my home. As a citrus oil, Wild Orange has cleansing properties that make it useful for purifying surfaces like countertops and tables throughout the home. Not only do I love having clean surfaces, but the all-purpose spray leaves behind a lovely citrus aroma! To learn more about dōTERRA orange oil, visit the Wild Orange product information page or Uses and Benefits page.

4/4 - Frankincense

One of my favorite doTERRA essential oils is Frankincense, because it has such a unique aroma and so many practical uses. I always keep Frankincense oil close at hand, because I find myself using it nearly every day. Not only does Frankincense oil have a rich scent, but Frankincense has many benefits for the skin, can promote a relaxing environment in the home, is often used for massage, and more. Once you start using Frankincense in your daily routine, it will likely become one of your favorite oils too. Check out the doTERRA product blog to learn more about how you can use Frankincense oil in your daily life.

3/21 - Clove Oil

Have you tried dōTERRA Clove oil yet? If not, you are missing out! This unique oil has a variety of uses including cleaning the gums and teeth, providing a warming massage, adding flavor to desserts and other dishes—the list goes on and on. The warm, spicy scent of Clove makes it very powerful and invigorating, and a good addition to a diffuser blend, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Whether you are looking for an essential oil that can provide a soothing massage, improve your oral hygiene, spice up your meals, or provide internal benefits*, Clove oil is a must-have for your essential oil collection.
Learn more about Clove oil by visiting the Clove product information page: https://doterra.com/US/en/p/clove-oil 
  
3/14 - DIY Hair Care

If you are reading this, my guess is you are interested in going more natural in your way of living. Why not start with your hair products? dōTERRA has created ten different recipes to help your hair and scalp be a little more toxin-free. Which recipe do you think you will use?   https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-roundup-essential-oils-for-hair

3/7 - Helichrysum Oil 
 
Known as one of the best essential oils for skin, Helichrysum oil holds rejuvenating benefits that can help to promote a healthy-looking complexion. With chemical components that can help improve the appearance of skin, Helichrysum oil is a smart addition to any skin care regimen. One of the greatest benefits of Helichrysum oil is that it provides a safe, natural way to improve your skin. So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, but using a pure essential oil like Helichrysum to improve the skin allows you to keep your skin clean and protected.
 
If you want some ideas that will help you to utilize the skin-perfecting benefits of Helichrysum oil, check out this essential oil spotlight on the doTERRA product blog: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-helichrysum-oil

2/28 - Getting Started

Everyone has a different story of how they got started in dōTERRA. One of my favorite parts about dōTERRA is how authentic our community is. So many of our leaders did not start building in dōTERRA to become rich. They simply shared their story and their genuine desire to help others find their own success. In doing that, their team grew organically into the business they have today. This is Brad and Dawna Toewse’s story of how dōTERRA changed their lives and how they strive to help dōTERRA change the lives of those around them. Enjoy!
 https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/inspiration-these-health-conscious-parents-feel-at-home-with-doterra

2/22 - Lavender Oil 
Lavender oil is one of the most popular doTERRA essential oils because of its light, powdery aroma, and its myriad of uses for everyday life. Taken from the highly aromatic lavender flower, lavender oil has been used for centuries for its distinct aroma and powerful benefits. Whether you need to soothe the occasional skin irritation, ease feelings of tension, or promote restful sleep, lavender oil has many practical uses.*

As a naturally soothing and calming essential oil, you will find that lavender is a helpful oil to keep on hand. Want to learn how to use lavender oil? Take a look at the lavender essential oil spotlight to see the uses and benefits of lavender oil, where to buy lavender oil, and some fun lavender oil DIYs: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-lavender-oil

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.