Ginger Zingiber officinale

Description – Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant, the subterranean stalk supporting the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Internal use of Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea.* Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing aroma. When used as a kitchen spice, the hot, earthy nature of Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes, and can help to support healthy digestion.*

Do you love to try new foods? dōTERRA Ginger is a main ingredient in many Asian dishes for its hot, fragrant flavor. It may be more familiar to you as it’s used more commonly in sweets such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. When used as a kitchen spice, Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes and can also help support healthy digestion.* Apply ginger over your lower abdomen for a soothing massage to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*

For a great, healthy breakfast, try dōTERRA Ginger Pancakes by clicking on the link below this image

doTERRA’s Ginger Pancake Recipe

We love to travel, but endless miles and you may sometimes experience occasional nausea from sitting in a car for too long. Something I found that really works for me and others I know is dōTERRA Ginger essential oil. dōTERRA Ginger can help reduce occasional nausea by either being applied topically or inhaled.* I diffuse it in the car diffuser for everyone to enjoy or place a drop of ginger in the palm of my hand and inhale to create a soothing aroma.


  • During a long car ride, diffuse or place drop in palm and inhale.
  • Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes or in a warm spiced tea.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions – Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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

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Joe Norman Jennie Knourek
Wellness Advocates #2923893

Jennifer is a trained Massage Therapist and Certified in Herbal Remedies with over 15 years experience using Essential Oils for her own health and the health of her friends, family, and clients. email: or visit her site HERE

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Citrus X paradisi

Grapefruit essential oil can provide an uplifting environment due to its invigorating and energizing aroma, while acting as a purifying agent when added to a skin care routine.


The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters which resemble those of grapes. Known for its energizing and invigorating aroma, Grapefruit helps uplift mood. Grapefruit is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin. Grapefruit can also support a healthy metabolism.*


  • Add to your teenager’s facial routine to improve the appearance of blemishes (avoid sun exposure).
  • Diffuse while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation.
  • Add one to two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Add dōTERRA Grapefruit to your body scrubs and body wash to stimulate smooth and radiant skin. Enjoy the fruity and spry flavor of Grapefruit in your morning smoothie to *support a healthy metabolism. In moments of distraction, diffuse dōTERRA Grapefruit to bring a sense of focus to the task at hand.

Children can also enjoy the aromatic benefits of dōTERRA Grapefruit with this DIY Alphabet Grapefruit Soap recipe.

For more uses and benefits of dōTERRA Grapefruit oil, read the Product Spotlight here!

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

Joe Norman Jennie Knourek
Wellness Advocates #2923893

Jennifer is a trained Massage Therapist and Certified in Herbal Remedies with over 15 years experience using Essential Oils for her own health and the health of her friends, family, and clients. email: or visit her site HERE


Vetiver Essential Oil

vetiver plant


Vetiver oil is distilled from the roots of the vetiver grass which has long been used to prevent soil erosion due to it’s impressive root system. Vetiver essential oil has long been used as a fixative in the perfume industry.  It has an aroma that is very earthy, sweet, and woody. (You can learn more about the Vetiver Plant Here)

The plant is harvested for it’s roots which are stream distilled for the oil.  This oil is very viscous (thick like honey) although it does thin out when mixed with other oil and can actually be added to almost any blend.



dōTERRA Vetiver has a unique, exotic aroma that’s sweet, woody, caramel, and smoky making it ideal for calming emotions and focusing your thoughts.  These properties make Vetiver Oil ideal for use in massage therapy.  It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. When taken internally, Vetiver can support a healthy immune system.*

  • Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immune-supporting properties*.
  • Use as a massage oil to calm emotions.
  • Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
  • Diffuse with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® to calm emotions and lessen stress.
  • Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.

Directions for Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice or apply to a personal inhaler or the felt pad of a charm or leather strap for the aromatic use.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Always safer to dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Click HERE For more information on the safe use and application of essential oils.

**These statements has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

How do we use it? 

The earthy aroma of this oil aromatically blends well with black pepper, geranium, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot, lavender, mandarin, rose, grapefruit, clary sage, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood, lemon, ginger, and lemongrass.

Vetiver oil may be used to treat most skin problems and is also know to naturally help reduce swelling and could be recommended to those managing aches and pains, sprains, muscle or joint stiffness, and similar problems. Widely used to scent household products including but not limited to detergents, soaps, cleaners, window coverings, baskets, and table or floor matts.

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doTERRA CPTG quality means we are confident in using this internally and topically for use in soaps, toiletries, diffuser and aromatherapy, massage oil, balms, tonics, homeopathic products, air fresheners, lotions, face lotions, inhalants, deodorants, skin care products, hair products, shampoos, conditioners, beard and hair oils, household cleaning products, detergents, candles, body sprays, body creams, ointments, bath salts, perfumes, and colognes.  For a relaxing and stress free evening at home, we use Vetiver as a massage oil for the body, a beard oil for my husband, in a rollerball blended with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® and rolled on our feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep*.

You can also add a few drops of Vetiver essential oil to a warm bath for a deeper relaxation.

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Joe Norman Jennie Knourek
Wellness Advocates #2923893

Jennifer is a trained Massage Therapist and Certified in Herbal Remedies with over 15 years experience using Essential Oils for her own health and the health of her friends, family, and clients. email: or visit her site HERE


Learn about Options for Thyroid support

Our ancestors have used plants, seeds, wood, and resins from nature for thousands of years to heal the body, while also positively affecting our spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being.

Although many of us consider it a lost art, we don’t have to forage in the forest anymore (although an herb garden is a wonderful addition to any kitchen). We are blessed with the convenience of packaged herbs and supplements, and little glass bottles brimming with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.  Using CPTG essential oils on a daily basis has the power to provide tremendous healing benefits and support.

These high-quality essential oils are properly distilled from plants that have been studied and properly harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers, and trained harvesters from around the world from the soils they naturally were intended to grow.

There are hundreds of powerful plants and oils that can restore balance to conditions ranging from sleep disorders, stress management, gland imbalances, chronic congestion, inflammation, digestive issue, germ infections, fatigue, weight gain, neurological imbalances, and much more.

Story and Testimony:

I would like to share a story about a friend and member of our community… After years of struggling against her body and a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s hypothyroid condition, she began experimenting with essential oils.

Like so many others she was intrigued by the incredible potential of essential oils for therapeutic use and wanted to learn the right way, not just from postings on Pinterest.

Some of the worst symptoms she experienced from her condition included sluggishness, constant bloating and over-all puffiness, digestive pain, and mental fogginess.  She was on a significant dose of thyroid medication, taking daily up to 175 mcg of Synthroid. Fortunately she had already decided to eliminate processed foods, gluten, refined sugars, and any ingredients made in a laboratory.  But even with this healthy lifestyle change to her diet and high dose of thyroid hormone, she still felt awful even though her tests “looked fine.”

Still under her doctors care she was determined to wean off the high dose that didn’t seem to be helping her feel better, so she decided to give essential oils a try.

We were both thrilled and she was astounded by how effectively they brought her back into balance and cleared up the symptoms she had been struggling with for so long.

Every morning, she began applying essential oils to her thyroid (at the front base of the neck) and over her adrenal glands (lower back above her kidneys) as well as the reflexology points on her feet for thyroid and adrenals.

In the evenings, she began applying the oils to the bottoms of her feet, massaging her feet with essential oils and coconut oil on the thyroid and parathyroid points.  She has noticed an astounding change in how she is feeling!

When choosing your essential oils, be sure to research the source.  I would only recommend Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils


Would you ever take your family to a doctor at the local store or find the cheapest one through a Google search?  Of course not!  So why would you trust the cheapest oils for your family if your intention was therapeutic use?   – Best option and safest option is to buy direct from the company with your own wholesale account. No brokers and no middlemen, but all of the support and commitment to education you would never receive from pharmaceutical companies.

dōTERRA‘s quality guarantee and efficacy is surpassed by no other. You will learn safety protocols for topical, internal, and aromatic use, and as dōTERRA continues to change lives and healthcare as we know it.

After you have done your homework, or perhaps you have already decided, joining us will make you a valuable member of our community learning first hand on how to support your health and the health of your family with these quality products.

You should know exactly what you are putting on your body and where it was harvested, and dōTERRA offers transparent reporting on the chemical properties and testing of each bottle! downloadVisit and learn about the health practitioners, medical advisory board, growers, harvesters, distillers. Essential oils are 50 to 75 percent more powerful than the herbs or the plant itself, so a little goes a long way. Cost per drop is a great value.

Here are my recommended oils for use for under-active Thyroid, including Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism conditions:

These essential oils specifically stimulate glands responsible for the secretion of hormones, activate the metabolism, and boost the immune system as they stimulate the circulation of blood.

My go-to oils to help with over-active thyroid, including Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ are:

These essential oils induce relaxation, calmness, concentration, inner vision, and their properties are sedative calming feeling of anxiousness, fear, stress, and restlessness.

I love Frankincense because it is one of the most potent natural sedatives—many of my massage clients have been very successful with applying it to their throat chakra and temples whenever they feel anxious, anger, or stress—the common mental symptoms experienced with hyperthyroid and Graves’ conditions.

For those with hyperthyroid conditions who feel flighty and easily irritated, Spruce oil is amazing!!  It has an immediate grounding effect and is a powerful remedy for centering, calming and focusing.  Spruce oil is in our favorite Grounding Blend dōTERRA Balance®.  Spruce was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body.

Lemongrass is one of my favorite scents because it is so invigorating and refreshing.  It’s also great for the nerves and nervous system, and I’ve heard that it’s amazing remedy for those who often experience nervousness.  Because of this sedative property, it’s also great for soothing and calming the mind, relieving tension, and releasing anxious feelings.  Many of my massage clients with hyperthyroidism complain of restlessness and trouble sleeping,  Lemongrass, dōTERRA Serenity® blend and Lavender are some of the best essential oils to help promote a peaceful nights rest.

A general rule for using essential oils for your thyroid is that for an under-active thyroid, use oils with stimulating properties.  For an over-active thyroid, use oils with a sedating and calming properties.

What I have experienced works best for my clients is purchasing CPTG – Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade essential oils and placing a few drops in a glass roller-ball bottle with a base oil of Rosehip oil or fractionated coconut oil (Rosehip oil is lovely but doesn’t have as long of a shelf life as FCO, so if you make it as you use it the Rosehip oil is wonderful, just keep all of your oils stored in a cool dark place).

Our customers enjoy our Healthy, Happy, and Strong (HHS) Workshops which offer a number of targeted health supporting topics including Thyroid Support, Women’s Health, Weight Management, DIY Projects and more.  These are informative yet fun workshops where we teach you more about the oils and how they support our health.

Want to make you own roller-ball to support your thyroid?  You will need Geranium, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Frankincense a 10ml glass roller-ball bottle and either Rosehip, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil.  Add to the empty bottle equal amounts of each of the essential oils 3 to 5 drops each and then 1 tbs of carrier oil (use you nose and see what strength feels good for you).

Here is why I suggest this combination of essential oils especially for thyroid support:

  • Geranium is known to support adrenals and lifts spirits
  • Lemongrass calms your nervous system and supports thyroid health
  • Peppermint cools and reduces swelling  (common in inflammation)
  • Frankincense balances hormones and also addresses associated swelling

Once you have put these into a roller-ball bottle, apply topically to the base of your neck tracing the infinity sign (horizontal figure 8) every morning as part of your self-care practice and throughout the day, especially when you feel like you need an extra boost and confidence.

So you don’t contaminate the roller-ball applicator, with your roller-ball apply to clean finger pads and massage a few drop of essential oils into your foot’s big toe and reflexology point for the thyroid located at the base of the foot in the fleshy area below the big toe.

Did you know? You absorb oils quickly into your bloodstream through the bottom of your feet. If applied all over the bottom of the foot, the oil can be detected in every cell of the body within 20 minutes.


    • To relieve muscle or joint pain, try a soothing bath using Geranium, Frankincense, Peppermint, and Lemongrass oils.
    • To fight fatigue, try a combination of Peppermint and citrus oils, such as dōTERRA Citrus Bliss® blend, Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit, Tangerine, Wild Orange, Green or Red Mandarin, etc.
  • To improve your mood and reduce anxious feelings or irritability, use the grounding blend Balance®, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, and Lavender oil, either diffused in your home or added to a bath.

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joe and jen 2019
Joe Norman and Jennie Knourek


Wellness Advocate #2923893 for doTERRA

Jennifer is a trained Massage Therapist and  Certified in Herbal Remedies with over 15 years experience of Essential Oils use for her own health and the health of her friends, family, and clients.  email: or visit her site:



Oil Life Diffusers

Spearmint, Tangerine and Lime Essential oils

Spearmint is probably one of my favorite mint oils.

Mind you, it used to Peppermint, and I do still love the effects and smell of that amazing oil.

But if and when you’ve had a chance to try a spearmint brownie, or smell a homemade bar of rosemary and spearmint soap, then you too may fall in love with this milder mint.

Lime and Tangerine (as well as Lemon oils) are never far out of reach at our house.

For these warmer months there is nothing more refreshing in a summer cocktail that a twist of lime or lemon or citrus!

With these oils on hand you won’t ever have to worry about the beverage bar not being stocked with fresh citrus.

And I never make guacamole anymore without my lime and cilantro oils handy.

You may know that our favored supplier runs these amazing special three times a year. BOGO deals are becoming as popular as Amazon Prime Day specials in our Industry!

Offered three times a year this is a great time to stock up or replenish your favorite oils.

Well todays special (July 17th, 2018) of buy a (1) one 15ml Spearmint Oil and recieved (2) two 15ml bottles of Lime oil and Tangerine oil for FREE is so amazing.

I wanted to share more about these oils and some of the featured articles on how to use them.



Spearmint Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage disposal refreshers

Spearmint and Rosemary Soap:



Tangerine Punch:

Tangerine Cranberry Scones:

Tangerine Fruit Dip:



Strawberry and Lime Sugar Scrub

Lime and Raspberry Water (video)

Lime Chicken Tacos:


Raspberry and Lime Lemonade

If you are already a wholesale member or a customer you have likely already jumped at this amazing deal… there is a limit of 5 per account!

And these are definitely oils work stocking up on!

If you aren’t a customer yet, I would love to have you join our community by shopping through our link at HERE

We offer unlimited support and welcome your questions and offer lots of community and FREE instruction.

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Safety Tips when using Essential Oils

Essential oil safety is so very important.

Please follow the following tips and guidelines as you learn the proper use and common sense practices of using Essential Oils for you Health and Wellness.

  1. Do not put oils in eyes, ears, or up nose!

  2. If you get oil in your eye, apply 1-2 drops of carrier oil to the eye to ease the burning. Do not use water!!
  3. Citrus oils can cause photo-sensitivity (this means your skin may and will burn when exposed to UV light). Do not apply to exposed skin prior to being in the sun.
  4. Please reference oil/drug interactions in the books. Caution for epilepsy.
  5. Always use glass containers, not plastic, with your oils.
  6. Apply a small amount of oil to your skin to test for a skin reaction before using.
  7. Should you have irritation, redness, itching, or burning, apply a carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, or a natural vegetable based oil) to the area to dilute the essential oil and stop the sensation. DO NOT USE WATER!!
  8. Be sure to read labels prior to ingestion. Some oils should not be taken internally.
  9. Typical application is 1 drop or less for most applications.  It is important to remember that therapeutic grade essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and should be used with reasonable care.
  10. To improve absorption, slow evaporation, allow for the distribution of oils over a greater area, and prevent skin sensitivity it is recommended to use a carrier oil with all oils.
  11. Please consult a physician when using with medications of if you have any health concerns.
  12. For dilution see below chart.


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Essential Oils for Soothing Throat Irritation.

There are so many uses for essential oils!

Learn how you can support your families needs and your own health as we explore options for supporting an irritation in the throat.

The following essential oils have been identified to eliminate germs, reduce swelling and support cellular health.


Peppermint oil is commonly used to reduce adverse health symptoms including increased body temperature, cough, unwanted pathogens, other threats causing swelling of the mouth and throat, including an irritated, scratchy throat.

Peppermint oil is also used for digestive problems, including burning sensation in chest, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, abdominal discomfort and pain, cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, loose stool, overgrowth of unwanted pathogens of the small intestine, and bloating gas.

Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which provides a cooling sensation and a calming effect to the body.

Research indicates that the cleansing, purifying and germ-destroying properties of peppermint essential oil can help alleviate an irritation in the throat.

Menthol also helps to sooth and calm throats as well as loosen mucus and break up coughs.


Lemon essential oil is known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage, to rejuvenate energy and purify skin.

Lemon oil is derived from the peel of the lemon and is excellent for irritated throats with it’s properties aiding in destroying germs, cleansing, reducing swelling, is high in vitamin C, increases salivation and helps keep the throat moist.


Today, oil from the eucalyptus tree appears in many over-the-counter cough and cold products to relieve congestion.

The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide cleansing protection and improve respiratory circulation.

Originally referred to as “eucalyptol” by the scientific community, the health benefits of eucalyptus oil come from a chemical now known as cineole, which is an organic compound shown to hold astounding, widespread medicinal effects — including everything from reducing swelling and pain to eliminating damaged and dangerous cells!

It’s no wonder it can be one of the steps to beat and minimize symptoms.


This well-known herb in oil form is a smart choice for defense against an irritated throat.

There is evidence that the essential oil of oregano has cleansing, purifying and germ-destroying properties.

One study published on Phytotherapy Research showed that protocols using oregano oil may be useful for unwanted pathogens in the gut.

If you have any doubts what oregano oil can do, it has even been shown to eliminate the superbug MRSA both as a liquid and as a vapor — and its germ-destroying activity is not diminished by heating it in boiling water.


Clove essential oil is useful for boosting the immune system, so it is extremely useful at discouraging symptoms and relieving an irritated throat.

The specific benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its cleansing, purifying, germ-destroying, and stimulating properties.

Chewing on a clove bud can help a irritated throat (as well as a achy tooth).

A study published in Phytotherapy Research found that clove essential oil shows antimicrobial activity against a large number of multi-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Its overall properties and ability to purify blood increases resistance to a multitude of diseases, including irritated throats.


Hyssop was used in ancient times as a cleansing herb for temples and other sacred places.

In ancient Greece, the physicians Galen and Hippocrates valued hyssop for inflammation of the throat and chest, pleurisy and other bronchial complaints.

It’s not surprising that hyssop has a long history of medicinal use. The cleansing properties of hyssop oil make it a powerful substance for fighting infections and eliminating unwanted pathogens.

Whether your irritated throat is viral or bacterial, hyssop is an excellent choice for a sore throat as well as lung inflammation.


Thyme oil has the strongest cleansing and purifying properties known, and it has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times.

Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous and other body systems.

A 2013 study tested thyme oil’s and four other essential oils response to oral health. The results of experiments showed that the oil from the thyme oil can act as an effective intracanal (root canal) antiseptic/cleansing solution against oral pathogens.

Thyme oil even demonstrated a good efficacy against antibiotic-resistant strains.

What a sure bet for that scratchy irritated throat!

Juniper Berry

With a sweet, woodsy smell, juniper berry essential oil is a popular ingredient in many household cleaning products, aromatherapy blends and fragrance sprays.

Today, juniper berry essential oil is also commonly used as one of the best natural remedies for irritation in the throat as well as respiratory infections, fatigue, muscle aches and joint discomfort.

Juniper berry’s use is validated by research that shows juniper berry essential oil actually contains over 87 different active constituent compounds, providing strong cleansing, purifying and germ-destroying effects .

How to Use Essential Oils for Throat Irritation

Essential oils can be used for a in three different ways for throat irritation: by inhalation, topical application or internal consumption.

1. Inhalation

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.

One main way to use essential oils for aromatherapy is to inhale the smell or aroma of an essential oil.

When the scent of an essential oil is inhaled, molecules enter the nasal cavities and stimulate a firing of mental response in the limbic system of the brain, including the regulation of stress or calming responses such as heart rate, breathing patterns, production of hormones and blood pressure.

Aromatherapy can be obtained by using essential oils as direct inhalations, in a bath with caution (remember oil and water don’t mix and a carrier is recommended to disperse oil safely to avoid skin sensitivity), in a vaporizer or humidifier, fan, vent, perfume, cologne, or through aromatherapy diffusers.

An easy way to regularly practice direct inhalation is by applying one to two drops of an essential oil onto the palm of your hand and rub your palms together, fingers outstretched; next, cup both hands over your nose and mouth and take 5–10 deep and slow breaths.    – Jennifer Knourek

You can also add two to three drops of an essential oil to a cotton ball and place it inside your pillow or in any place that will be easy to smell it.

Another excellent way to soothe a irritated throat is by inhaling the steam of boiling water containing a few drops of some of the essential oils I just mentioned.

Simply fill a big bowl with hot water and drape a towel over your head to create a tent and breathe in the steam.

Of course, be careful not to burn yourself.

2. Oral Use

Many essential oils can be ingested by the mouth; however, it is critical to make sure that the oils you use are safe and pure.  PLEASE DO NOT INGESTS OILS IF THEY ARE NOT LABELED SAVE TO INGEST.

Many oils on the market may be diluted or blended with synthetics that are unsafe for ingesting.

The FDA has approved some essential oils generically for internal use and given them the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) designation for human consumption.

By using essential oils in a gargle, you can directly have the essential oils come into contact with the problematic area.

Simply add one to two drops of essential oil to half a glass of mildly warm water and gargle for a minute or two.

Do not swallow the mixture after gargling.

A safe and effective way to consume essential oils according to the book: The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils; The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy, By Kurt Schnaubelt, is to add one drop of oil to a glass of water or in a teaspoon of honey.

Other oral application options include using capsules, making a tea, and cooking with essential oils.

3. Topical Application

Topical application of an essential oil involves placing an essential oil on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails or mucous membranes of the body.

When the oils touch the body, they penetrate rapidly.

Since pure essential oils are so potent, it’s important to dilute them before using them on your body.

You can dilute an essential oil by blending it with a carrier oil (such as olive, jojoba, sweet almond, or coconut oil) or a natural unscented lotion.

Add 5–10 drops of essential oil to to two tablespoons of carrier oil or natural unscented lotion.

You can then apply the blended oil or lotion directly to an area of the body that will benefit the throat like the neck, chest, behind the ears, or bottoms of the feet.


Recipes Using Essential Oils for Irritated Throat

Easy: Steam Inhalation



  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • large bowl of boiling hot water


  1. Add the clove and juniper berry oils to a large bowl of boiled water.
  2. Drape a towel over head to create a tent over and around the bowl.
  3. Relax and breathe in the steam through mouth and nose.
  4. BE CAREFUL, not to burn yourself with the hot water.

Easy: Throat Gargle


  • 3 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 cup tap warm water


  1. Add 3 drops of lemon oil and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil to your water.
  2. Several times; take small amount into mouth and gargle for 10 seconds and then SPIT OUT.
  3. Final sip; hold in mouth for a moment and then swallow.

Risks and Cautions

  • Make sure you are using therapeutic grade essential oils.
  • Inhaled or topical use of essential oils is generally safer than oral use.
  • When using for an irritating feeling in the throat, swish, don’t swallow any essential oils or apply undiluted essential oils to the skin without proper training or medical supervision.
  • It is critical to understand how best to use essential oils.
  • Always consult a trained and experience practitioner and conduct a patch test before proceeding with caution as essential oils may react differently for different individuals.


Infants, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with severe illnesses should not use essential oils internally except under the supervision of a physician.
If pregnant, check with a professional before using essential oils externally on your body as well.
If your sore throat is severe or lasts longer than one week, seek medical attention.



Wellness Wednesday: Nutrition

doTERRAs Orange Cream TrimShake provides a convenient low-fat, low-sodium, low-calorie, sugar-free, lean alternative that is good source of fiber for individuals trying to lose fat or maintain a lean body composition through calorie reduction and exercise.

The Slim & Sassy TrimShake includes the patented weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim, which, research has shown, helps manage cortisol-a stress hormone associated with fat storage.

It may help control stress-induced appetite, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings.

It may also support blood sugar levels already in the normal range and enhance energy levels while alleviating fatigue commonly associated with dieting and exercise!

Blend one scoop of shake mix in 1/2 cup of almond, rice, or soy milk, or water until smooth and creamy. Also blends well with fruits and vegetables.

For unique flavor options, blend one drop of your favorite doTERRA essential oil in shake.

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Slim & Sassy Blend
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerine
  • Wild Orange
  • Frankinscense
  • DDR Prime
  • Copaiba

Serve chilled.

To learn more about the doTERRA Orange Cream TrimShake flavor, visit the Orange Cream TrimShake product information page on

Looking for a recipe to try the new Orange Cream TrimShake flavor? Check out doTERRA’s blog post with some suggestions.

Wintergreen: gaultheria fragrantissima

This is the preferred species of wintergreen plant harvested from the rural mountains of Nepal for doTERRA.  The soothing and stimulating properties of Wintergreen provide a fresh, uplifting aroma.

Aromatically Topically  Safety

Item: 31620001
Size: 15 mL
Retail: $25.33
Wholesale: $19.00 


Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally.

As a flavoring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating.  However, doTERRA’s labeling for this variety in not recommended for internal use.

Through doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative, our new source of Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by rural villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process creates increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.


  • Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use as a soothing massage. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
  • For a soothing bath, add 1–2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water (with Epsom Salts or bath oil).

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


Not for internal use. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Primary Benefits

  • Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise
  • Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating
  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring

Aromatic Description

Sweet, minty, refreshing

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Methyl salicylate


For additional information on Wintergreen 


Please contact us for more information about purchasing Wintergreen or joining the Wholesale membership.

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