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Discover doTERRA

'Doterra' is Latin, and literally means 'gift of the earth', so it makes perfect sense for Mother Earth Lifestyles to be a Wellness Advocate for doTerra, and use their products daily! They are the backbone of the work I do with Aromatherapy. To discover more about the range of products available, above are some downloadable brochures for you to browse (The doTerra Essentials, Product Guide, and doTerra Spa - a range of pampering skin and haircare products), and which you can then purchase through my SHOP, together with my own range of bespoke aromatherapy products made with doTERRA oils. Alternatively, please visit mydoTERRA shop.  

 

Founded in 2008 by a group of health-care and business professionals, doTERRA aims to give the world the most pure, potent and effective essential oils on Earth. Through scientific innovation and unmatched quality testing, doTERRA offers CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ essential oils and other natural solutions for the whole family.

DoTERRA has produced a range of oils and products for aromatic purposes, and even some for topical and internal use. That's right! Essential oils can be added to food or drinks for flavouring, or can be added to veggie capsules and taken internally to boost your immune system for example!  One or multiple application methods can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends. Please check out my BLOG for more tips and tricks on how to use essential oils, including cleaning tips, recipes and more, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

 

Topical application

Essential oils are lightweight and lipid soluble, so are easily absorbed into the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit. Use of a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, when massaging for example, can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.

A carrier oil can also dilute more potent oils and is recommended when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils

  • Neck

  • Forehead and temples

  • Chest and abdomen

  • Arms, legs, bottom of feet

Other Effective Methods of Topical Application 

  • Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath

  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area

  • Add oil to a lotion or moisturiser and then apply to skin

Sensitive Areas to be Avoided:

  • Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes

  • Eyes and inner ears

  • Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin

 

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions*. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your porridge, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.

Essential oil contributes many health benefits as well as flavouring and aromatic properties to foods. When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for health benefits. Internal use is a safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies.

When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolised by the liver and other organs and are then excreted. Positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils. Proper dosing according to labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity.

Effective Methods of Internal Application 

  • Use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices

  • Remember that essential oils are much more potent than dried or fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount

  • For more potent oils, it may be better to administer them by toothpicks (dip the end of a clean toothpick into the oil and then add to the food) rather than drops

  • Add essential oils to water, smoothies, milk, tea, or other drinks

  • Take essential oils internally in a veggie capsule or add to a small amount of pureed fruit or yogurt

*For all application methods, be sure to read and follow the labels for specific instructions and safety information.