I received product from doTERRA to do this review but all opinions are 100% my own!
I started my oil journey over 6 years ago because I had 4 little kids at the time and seemed like I spent a lot of time and money at the Dr.’s office. Don’t get me wrong I love my pediatrician but I knew there had to be something I could do at home first.
So a friend dragged (yep, I was a skeptic) me to a doTERRA introductory oil class (click the link and you can watch your own introductory oil class here!) and I have never looked back. I bought an introductory kit and a book, took it home and seriously had so much fun playing “voodoo doctor” on everyone. Yep, that is what my husband affectionately calls me. 🙂
Fast forward 6 years and the oils are second nature to our family and it is always “Our First Line of Defense“!! We still visit our pediatrician for well checks but I have gone entire years with no sick visits! I think with 7 kids this is quite the accomplishment!!
After reading about all these fabulous oils you are going to want to try some so make sure you read to the end to find out how you can get some for yourself!!
How did I do this you ask?
These 10 oils are where I started and are still my go to most used oils. I have added many more oils over the years but these are the base that can help with almost any ailment that happens in my home. Here are some of the ways I use them in my home that work for me (please know that not all oils work the same for everyone so what works for my family might be different for you, but trust me they are totally worth experimenting with)……
Not a day goes by I don’t use lemon. I drink it in my water to help with digestion every day. When my kids have colds I dilute 2 drops in 2 T. fractionated coconut oil and rub it on their feet and chests. It works wonders on their poor runny noses! Mix with peppermint and lavender it will send your “seasonal congestion” running away!! I can clean with it too!
Peppermint is fabulous on fevers when the littles are sick. Rub a little on the back of their neck and bottom of feet. Put a drop on your thumb and press onto the roof of your mouth for an afternoon wake up and it freshens breath too! Peppermint can be rubbed on the tummy for upset stomachs and combined with the Digestive Blend (Digest-Zen) works even better. I combine it with Deep Blue and lavender for migraines and it knocks them out flat.
Lavender is fabulous for bug bites and burns. It stops itching and the burning sensation within a few minutes. It is also good for helping bodies relax and sleep. I rub a little on the bottom of my sons feet and along his spine before bed to calm him down and help him relax to go to sleep easier.
This is my favorite oil because it helps with my migraines. To ease my migraine I rub deep blue, peppermint, and lavender on my temple, forehead, and back of the neck. I spend a little while with a cold cloth over my eyes and my migraine should be headed out. A quiet room helps too but lets be honest with 7 kids that rarely happens! It also works well for muscle aches and pains.
The Protective Blend (aka On Guard)
This one I use in my diffuser most often. It is antiviral and when diffused kills germs in the air. Whenever I have a sick kid I diffuse this to help it from spreading. You can put it on your kids’ feet before you send them off to school everyday to help protect them from colds and flu. This one is great for cleaning and a drop in the back of the throat or in a glass of water is fabulous for sore throats. I use it in my homemade hand soap to give it an extra germ killing kick!
This is my go to for cuts, scrapes and bruises. It also helps with cold sores. Myself and a couple of my kids get them and it works great with peppermint for kicking them out fast! Put a couple drops in a glass of water and it eases a sore throat, too! If you have teens or tweens this is a great one to keep around for those inconvenient pimples!!
I have personally not done a lot with Oregano but I have used it to help remove warts and skin tags. It also can help with moles and I am trying that now. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂 Since Oregano is a hot oil it will burn your skin, so you want to use with caution!!! It is a natural antibiotic so it has lots of amazing uses I just haven’t tried it much. I guess I have some homework:)
The Respiratory Blend (aka Breathe)
Breathe is my go to for anything respiratory! I use it in the diffuser at night to help anyone who needs help breathing better. It also can be used as a natural inhaler. Place a dot on the palm of your hand, cup the other hand over it and then take a quick puff and your airways will open right up (see pictures below).
The Digestive Blend (aka DigestZen)
This one works fabulous on anything in the digestive system. Rub some on your stomach for a tummy ache, constipation, diarrhea, and anything else you can think of. I like to pair it with peppermint for a kids tummy ache and it almost always makes them better fast!
This is the oil of all oils! When in doubt use Frankincense. Now this oil is pricey, so I do use it sparingly, but what I use it for the most is for coughs!! It works wonders on a bad cough when put in a diffuser. One night of using Frankincense in the diffuser makes the worst cough go away. It’s like magic!!! There are lots of other uses for Frankincense but this is what I use it for most often.
I have mentioned my diffuser a few times and I have to say it is my favorite doTERRA product! Everyone in my family fights over who gets to take in their room at night. I guess it is time to order some more! Right now everyone’s “seasonal congestion” have been just awful so I put 4 drops each of lemon, peppermint, and lavender and it has stopped our allergies in their tracks!!! I can’t believe how well it works!!
So you made it to the end, now how do you get your own???
First Enter this weeks drawing for a free introductory kit which includes a 5ml bottle of lavender, lemon, and peppermint! Enter to win an introductory kit of doTERRA essential oil using the form below. This giveaway will end 4/28/15 at 10:00 pm AZ time. All extra details are below! Good luck. If you do not see the form, click here for the link. BONUS ENTRY 1: After you fill out the form, share this post on your favorite social media and leave a comment below this post in the comment section. Tell us where you shared. One social media share bonus entry per person. If you win, we will ask for verification. p.s….you can use the share buttons on the left side of the screen to make it faster!
I am sure you saw an oil that you want to try at your house so we want to send you one!!! If you are not already a doTERRA wellness advocate tell us in the comments what oil you would like to try and what you would use it for and we will pop it in the mail to you for FREE! Feel free to ask any questions as well we will happily be answering them!!
Have a FABULOUS day and I can’t wait to see what oils you want to try!