Top 10 Essential Oils

The kit that help kick start my natural wellness journey was the Home Essentials kit with the top 10 oils and diffuser. With so many oils to choose from, it took the hassle out of me deciding what I needed as it covered 9/10 of my day to day problems! 

Tummy feeling a little bloated, toddler tantrums, itchy mozzie bites, a natural antiseptic for cuts… I’ve got my DIY natural first aid kit of essential oils. I’m confident you’ll have as much fun learning and getting to know more about doTERRA’s top 10 essential oils with the little guide I’ve put together below. Soon, you’ll be saying, ‘I’ve got an oil for that!’.

LAVENDER

The Oil of Communication

Calming + soothing. Support the skin / sleep / emotions

➕Diffuse at night for a more restful sleep
➕Dilute and massage along the jaw while the little one 
➕Massage into my little one’s feet before bed
➕Add to a relaxing bedtime bath 
➕Soothe my family’s sunburn by adding to aloe vera gel
➕ Support burns by applying over affected area
➕Speed healing for bruises
➕Stop itching for mozzie bite, soothe ant and other bites
➕ Add 1 drop to my facial serum or moisturiser for enhanced skin hydrating and soothing properties
➕ Add a drop to icing, scones or lemonade

PEPPERMINT

The Oil of Buoyant Heart

Cooling / invigorating / pick me up

➕Rub onto temples to ease a head tension
➕Rub clockwise onto the belly with fractionated coconut oil to ease an upset, bloated or sluggish tummy
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll down sides of the nose and across forehead to ease sinus tension
➕Make a cooling spray by combining with water + lavender for sunburnt skin
➕Add to chocolate, chocolate cake, bliss balls or slice for a choc-mint taste explosion
➕Diffuse at work to support increased concentration and motivation
➕Place 1 drop in the palm of my hand, rub together and cup over nose while inhaling deeply for an afternoon pickup instead of that extra cup of coffee
➕Add 1 drop on the top of my hand a lick it up to freshen the breath or pick me up
➕Add to a spritzer and spray to deter ants + spiders
➕Diffuse in car to stay alert and settle tummies on windy roads

LEMON

The Oil of Focus

Cleansing / uplifting / degreasing ninja

➕Diffuse to promote optimistic feelings
➕I like to boost flavour in my food with a few drops (delicious in guacamole and hummus) 
➕Combine with white vinegar for a mirror and glass cleaner
➕Add 1 drop to 1 tbsp coconut oil for oil pulling in the morning (helps cleanse and whiten teeth)
➕Add a few drops with olive oil for a great furniture polish
➕ Use as a natural sticker & pen remover
➕Diffuse in the kitchen after cooking anything smelly to eliminate odours
➕I like to add 1 drop to my glass/stainless steel water bottle (naturally cleanses the body, aids in digestion is alkalising and detoxifying). This is not the same as squeezing lemon juice, so won’t damage the enamel on your teeth and costs a whole lot less. 
➕Add 1 drop to a damp cloth for cleaning stainless steel
➕Fill your kitchen sink, add 4-6 drops of lemon essential oil, soak fruit and veggies to remove unwanted residue before storing
➕Add 2 drops lemon + 1 drop On Guard + tsp raw honey to warm water for a soothing tea when feeling under the weather

FRANKINCENSE

The Oil of Truth

Support skin / emotions / cellular / balance / brain. It’s the King of Oils!

➕Enhance the benefits of any oil and drive in deeper by adding Frankincense
➕Put a drop on my thumb and press into the roof of my mouth. Frank is one of the few oils that crosses the blood brain barrier and helps with memory loss, focus, concentration, irregular growth on the brain and irregular patterns that stimulate the brain
➕Diffuse during sickness for respiratory support (expectorant)
➕Diffuse to let go of lower vibrations and negative energies
➕Take 1 drop under my tongue daily for cellular health and anti-oxidant benefits
➕Massage into the back of the neck and third eye before meditation to increase third eye/intuitive awareness
➕Add to my moisturiser or face serum (I like to use an organic Rose Hip oil) to support optimum elasticity, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines and pigmentation
➕Apply in a high concentration on new scars once wound has closed to aid in prevention of scar tissue and regeneration of healthy cells
➕ Add 2 drops to the diffuser with 2 drops Lavender for a restful night’s sleep
➕ Add 2 drops of Frankincense + 2 drops of Lavender and rub over breasts if you’ve got blocked milk ducts to soothe and help unclog

TEA TREE

The Oil of Energetic Boundaries

Cleansing / purifying / first aid

➕Add a few drops to my facial cleanser for added anti-bacterial and skin toning benefits
➕Add 5 drops to a spritzer with aloe gel for a hand sanitizer
➕Add 3 drops to my mop bucket for an amazing clean smell and added anti-bacterial benefits
➕Diffuse to purify the air during sickness and kill airborne pathogens
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil with tea tree +  lavender and carry throughout the day to roll on cuts, bites and stings. This will help protect the area from infections and help promote healing
➕Add 10 drops tea tree + 5 drops lavender to a spritzer with water and a squirt of my favourite conditioner for an anti-nit and detangling spray
➕Dilute and apply to the back of the neck for energetic protection from negative influences
➕Add to a bath with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar to fight ringworm, eczema, fungal infections, thrush or just to tone and fortify the skin
➕Support burns by applying diluted 2-3 times per day in combination with lavender + frankincense
➕For ear problems, I add a few drops to a cotton ball and hold over ear hole for a min then rub around ear
➕To deter bed bugs I add 8 drops to a jar full of bi-carb soda, shake and then sprinkle over mattress, then vacuum  
➕Add 5-6 drops to a laundry load to during a gastro outbreak
➕Mix up a foot rub with coconut oil to combat fungal infections

OREGANO

The Oil of Humility & Nonattachment

This is your go to oil for everything fungal, bacterial and out of balance and a super boost to your wellness. Think skin / cellular / wellness.

➕I like to Dilute and apply to the bottom of the feet for amazing wellness boosting properties
➕Add to the diffuser for wellness-enhancing benefits (I like to make up a blend called the BOMB with Lemon, Peppermint, Oregano, On Guard, and Frankincense)  
➕Massage into the back of the neck (heavily diluted) before meditation to help release the ego
➕I have applied diluted carefully to planta warts or skin tags daily until they dropped off. True! 
➕Add 1 drop to tomato recipes that call for oregano. 1 drop oregano = 1 Tbsp dried herbs
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll onto anything fungal, cracked heels, ringworm, persistent eczema and athlete’s foot or nail rot.
➕I like to dilute with a carrier oil and massage into aching joints and muscles

ONGUARD

The Oil of Protection

Think wellness / sickness support / cleaning

➕Diffuse during sickness to help eliminate airborne pathogens
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and swipe onto the soles of children’s feet or your feet before going out into the world
➕Add a few drops to raw chocolate for an wellness boost
➕Make a germ killing toilet spray by adding to an atomiser spray bottle with water
➕Add 6 drops, 1 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil to a container and add a roll of paper towels for natural baby wipes
➕Massage (diluted) into glands during sickness
➕Make a floor cleaner using On Guard, vinegar and castile soap
➕Make your own green laundry liquid detergent using On Guard, coarse salt, castile soap and bicarb
➕Make a surface spray by combining with water, vinegar and a squirt of natural dishwashing liquid
➕Add 5 drops to a spritzer with aloe gel for a hand sanitiser
➕Soak cut up apples in a bowl of water and a few drops of On Guard
➕Soak toothbrushes in a few drops of On Guard and water weekly

EASY AIR

The Oil of Surrendering Breath

Think clear airways / fresh / energetic

➕Diffuse during sickness to support easier breathing and more open airways
➕Apply to bridge of nose and around nostrils if stuffed up and congested or you need respiratory support
➕Diffuse for a refreshing and clean aroma
➕ Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll onto chest, soles of feet and down spine to open your airways
➕Diffuse at night to support against snoring, respiratory issues and apnoea
➕Dilute and apply to bridge of nose and chest to support seasonal allergies
➕I like to place a drop in the palm of my hands, rub together and inhale any time (do not get in eyes) helps you connect to your breath
➕ Place a drop in the corner of a warm shower and inhale aroma to open airways during sickness or in the morning to awaken for the day ahead
➕Apply before a hike, run, or yoga to open airways

DIGESTZEN

The Oil of Digestion

Think digestion / tummy upsets / bloating. The oil that helps digest life experiences and emotions

➕Diffuse during meal times to stimulate trigger the limbic system for optimal digestion
➕Dilute as directed and rub onto bub’s belly, soles of feet and down spine to ease symptoms of colic and reflux
➕Carry a sample vial with you when visiting friends or travelling and trying new foods to ease occasional tummy upsets
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll clockwise onto belly or the soles of the feet to ease stomach upsets, cramps and bloating. Use this same roller when seasonal threats are high, roll on bridge of nose and in belly button
➕ Apply diluted to belly, down spine and rub into soles of kiddies feet during gastro bug attacks
➕Place a drop in the palm of your hands, rub together and inhale any time

ICE BLUE

The Oil of Surrendering Pain

Think muscle aches + pains / joint pain + cramping

➕I like to be proactive and massage into sore muscles and joints of concern before exercise  
➕I dilute and massage into my children’s legs before bedtime if they are complaining of growing pains
➕Make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil to carry with you to massage into lower back and belly to soothe joint pain, muscle pain or stomach cramps during that time of the month
➕Help muscles recover after intense exercise by diluting and massaging into area directly

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