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.

Uses

  • 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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Cardamom and a Fall recipe

Whenever I think of fall, my mind goes straight to family, friends, and food. There are so many holidays packed with spending time with loved ones and gathering around the table to enjoy delicious meals together.

On these feast days, help ease any indigestion with dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil.*

When taken internally, Cardamom may help soothe occasional stomach discomfort. *

Dilute one drop in a 4fl. oz. of liquid. Not only is dōTERRA Cardamom great for cooking and maintaining overall gastrointestinal health*, it also promotes a sense of openness and mental clarity when diffused or inhaled.

Cardamom and Pear

With Football season starting, enjoy some Cardamom mustard chicken wings while watching the games with family and friends!  Keep reading for a link to that recipe and more!

Cardamom Oil Product Description
Known as the “queen of spices” in the cooking world, cardamom is a popular spice used around the globe in a variety of dishes. While cardamom is a flavorful, distinctive spice, the essential oil that comes from cardamom seeds has uses that reach far beyond the kitchen. With calming and soothing properties, Cardamom essential oil can ease digestion,* promote feelings of clear breathing,* alleviate stomach discomfort,* and more.

Where to Buy Cardamom Oil
If you are ready to buy your own Cardamom essential oil, visit our page and look up Cardamom under the single oils under the Shop Tab to learn more about ordering.

Whether you plan to use Cardamom oil for cooking, topical application, or aromatically, you’ll want to ensure that you are using pure and potent oil. Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA ensures the quality and efficiency of the harvesting and distillation process that the cardamom seeds undergo.

Close relationships with growers and distillers in Guatemala allow doTERRA to produce a high quality, potent oil through a proprietary distillation process.

Cardamom Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. The chemical makeup of Cardamom essential oil makes it a calming oil—allowing it to provide soothing effects for the digestive system when ingested. Cardamom oil can be used to slow down muscle contractions in the intestines and to ease bowel looseness,* which is why it is commonly taken to aid in digestion.* Consider taking Cardamom oil internally when experiencing occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, or after over-indulging at dinner.* When taken internally, it is best to dilute one drop of Cardamom oil in 4 oz. of liquid.
  2. Just as Cardamom oil can be used to calm the digestive system, its aroma can also be calming and soothing. When using Cardamom essential oil to promote a sense of openness or feelings of mental clarity, consider diffusing the oil in the essential oil diffuser of your choice. Diffusing Cardamom oil helps promote a sense of a clear head, offering an overall soothing and calming feeling.
  3. The calming and soothing properties of Cardamom essential oil can also be experienced when used topically. When you want to soothe or cool your skin, apply Cardamom oil on the skin for a cooling, refreshing sensation. Remember, when applying Cardamom essential oil to the skin, apply one or two drops to the area and dilute the oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help avoid skin irritation or sensitivity.
  4. Freshly ground Cardamom seeds are used widely in the culinary world; you can use Cardamom oil in place of cardamom seeds to enhance the flavor of many recipes. The minty flavor and scent of Cardamom has made it a popular ingredient in traditional Indian sweets and teas. It is also used in curry dishes due to its warm, spicy aroma and flavor. As a companion to coffees, teas, sauces, and pastries, Cardamom is truly “queen of the spices.” Next time you are cooking, consider adding Cardamom oil to breads, smoothies, meats, and salads to enrich food flavor and to aid digestion.*
  5. Another internal benefit of Cardamom essential oil is its ability to promote clear airways and breathing and aid in respiratory health.* It is a key ingredient in the doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend and Respiratory Drops.
  6. Cardamom essential oil has a unique, pungent aroma that makes it useful around the home when you want an inviting, warm scent to fill the room. Cardamom oil’s spicy, warm, balsamic aroma is the perfect addition to any cozy home—particularly in the fall and winter. If you want to spread the unique fragrance of Cardamom essential oil around your own home, try making your own potpourri with Cardamom oil. You can place it anywhere you want a spicy and warm aroma.
  7. Looking for a way to use Cardamom in the kitchen? This Cardamom essential oil recipe with molasses and oatmeal will be your new favorite once you give it a try. Visit the blog to learn how to make these delicious Hearty Cardamom Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls with doTERRA Cardamom essential oil, and add a new recipe to your book.

Need more ideas for Cardamom oil recipes? Take a look at a few Cardamom recipes from our product blog:
Cardamom Mustard Chicken Wings
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Plant Description
A member of the ginger family, cardamom is widely known for its applications in the culinary world. This perennial is native to Southeast Asia and produces flavorful and aromatic seeds that have many uses—including being harvested for essential oil. Though the plant is popular in several areas throughout the world, it is one of Guatemala’s top export products, and the labor-intensive harvesting process makes it one of the most expensive spices worldwide.

Chemistry of Cardamom Oil
Main Chemical Components: Terpinyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, linalyl acetate, sabinene, linalool

Cardamom is made up of monoterpenoid esters called terpinyl acetate and linalyl acetate. Other oils like Lavender, Clary Sage, and Roman Chamomile also contain monoterpenoid esters, which is why these oils are commonly known for their calming and soothing properties. Due to the high quality production process, doTERRA Cardamom essential oil contains higher amounts of 1,8-cineole than other cardamom essential oils. 1,8-cineole, or eucalyptol, is a monoterpenoid that is commonly known for its positive effects. This chemical component contributes to Cardamom oil’s ability to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.*

Oils that blend well with Cardamom oil

As a versatile, soothing oil, Cardamom blends well with warm, spicy oils, as well as florals and citrus oils. Whether you are creating your own essential oil diffuser blend, or looking for the best companion for Cardamom, consider using CinnamonCloveGingerCedarwoodSandalwoodVetiverFennelPatchouliYlang Ylang, or citrus essential oils.

Sourcing
doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is produced from cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, where doTERRA has established a Co-Impact Sourcing initiative to help local growers improve their quality of life. By providing a new drying facility for the cardamom plants in Sika’abe, Guatemala, doTERRA has helped improve the efficiency of the cardamom harvesting and production process. Before, cardamom growers had to travel far distances to dry the product, which was problematic due to the short shelf life of cardamom seeds. Aside from aiding with equipment and production processes, doTERRA has provided help for cardamom growers in Guatemala by offering education regarding growing, harvesting, and other agricultural activities. This education process has come as a result of efforts of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™.

In the Polochic region of Guatemala, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation partnered with CHOICE Humanitarian to fund the construction of the Sika’abe Training Center—a center that serves as a learning center for community members. At the Sika’abe center, individuals receive certifications and attend classes that teach job skills, new agricultural practices, and more. The objective of this training center is to help families in this area of Guatemala lift themselves out of poverty.

To learn more about the Co-Impact Sourcing initiative in Guatemala, visit these links: 
doTERRA’s Partnership with CHOICE Humanitarian Brings Drying Facility to Guatemala
Co-Impact Sourcing Cardamom
Finding New Pathways

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.

 

 

 

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

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

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.

Eucalyptus

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.

Oregano

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

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

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

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

 

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

  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

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

  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.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

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.

 

Resources:

http://www.aromaticscience.com/antibacterial-and-antifungal-properties-of-essential-oils/

http://www.aromaticscience.com/antibacterial-effects-of-the-essential-oils-of-commonly-consumed-medicinal-herbs-using-an-in-vitro-model/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470976623.ch11

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054083/

Essential Oils that everyone should have

For years I have believed in the support and balance that therapeutic grade essential oils can offer us it addressing ailments, aches and pains, and emotional support. 

I am often amazed at the effects these amazing oils actually have, and even skeptics become true believers in the healthy balance and support these oils provide their “issue” once they actually use them.  I suppose I am equally amazed that so many people in our society trust, on blind faith, that the prescription drugs and over the counter medications are not causing any health problems to our families. And despite the synthetic man-made ingredients, disclaimers and list of potential side effects, these over the counter and prescription options claim treatment of the symptoms in hopes of a cure.   

Plant Medicine has been around since the beginning of time, both in the support of, and the prevention of disease.  And essential oils are the natural oils extracted from a plant’s seeds, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and rinds.  Slow steamed, or cold pressed, these are naturally extracted by co-impact partners, growers, distillers of doTERRA from the regions where the plants grow naturally.

Fast forward over 15 YEARS and here I am, speaking with you on all the amazing wonders of essential oils.

So, let’s get started.

Below you will find the top 10 oils every family should have in their home. Now I would love to name the hundreds of ways to use each one of these, but here are just a few reasons to have these in your medicine cabinet.

lavender-15mlLavender

  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities.
  • Known for its ability to calm and soothe skin.
  • Helps to ease feelings of tension and anxious feelings.
  • Promotes a restful nights sleep.

 

 

Lemon

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces for a chemical free clean.lemon-15ml-1
  • Promotes a positive mood.
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
  • Diffuse it with Peppermint and Lavender when seasonal threats are high.
  • Awesome furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.

 

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Peppermint

  • Promotes clear breathing and alleviates an upset stomach.
  • Diffuse when feeling low on energy.
  • Helps reduce bloating, gas, and indigestion.
  • Apply topically to relieve feelings of tension.
  • Natural breath freshener.
  • promotes digestive health.

 

BreatheBreathe

  • Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.
  • Diffuse to open up the airways when breathing is difficult.

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Deep Blue

  • Loosen tight and sore muscles.
  • Perfect for a soothing massage.
  • Apply topically when in need of soothing growing pains.

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Melaleuca

  • Supports immune function and purifies skin.
  • Keep head lice at bay with a few drops in a glass spray bottle with water.
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.
  • combine one to two drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties.

FrankincenseFrankincense

  • Supports cellular health.
  • Supports aging skin.
  • Apply to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

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Oregano

  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.
  • Promotes a healthy immune system.
  • Excellent source of antioxidants.
  • Supports healthy digestion.
  • Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent.

 

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Digestzen

 

  • Promotes healthy digestion.
  • Eases feelings of queasiness.
  • Soothes stomach discomfort.

 

 

OnGuard

  • Effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support.
  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for a quick immune boost.
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.
  • Protects against environmental threats.
  • Diffuse in your home to rid the air of airborne pathogens.

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” The reason we’ve chosen doTERRA above all others is because of its commitment to quality and the companies ability to provide consistent support and training.  The company’s commitment to changing human healthcare and it’s partnerships with practitioners, growers and harvesters are unmatched in the industry. “

There are several starter bundles which are below wholesale and include the membership fee for the year!  (doTERRA is a wholesale club, similar to Costco and there are no monthly requirements and no required commitments to sell products!)

Of course you can always pay retail, but please take a moment and learn more about the benefits of the membership are to make it more affordable for you and to be able to properly support you.   In your search you can even find doTERRA’s labels on Amazon, but I caution you here, if you aren’t buying direct from the company, they cannot honor their amazing guarantee to return the product if you aren’t satisfied.   And unfortunately there has been evidence that doTERRA labeled products on Amazon or through other sources have been tampered with and are not pure.   Such a shame.  But you are here to learn, and now you know.

Get Started with one of these amazing starter bundles

To get started today with natural alternatives for you and your family’s healthcare click HERE. I will walk you through how to get started. You will receive a special gift from me as well as never-ending support from our oil tribe.

I’m excited to get you started on your natural health journey today!

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind while lemon juice comes from the pulp, resulting in two very dissimilar substances with unrelated properties. Chemically, Lemon essential oil is very high in limonene, much more so than lemon juice. In particular, the high concentration of limonene is why Lemon essential oils is so cleansing and can aid in digestive and respiratory function when consumed.

Essential oils are also highly concentrated; even if  the substances were identical in makeup, it would take a large amount of fresh lemon juice to match the potency of two drops of Lemon essential oil in water. Finally, Lemon essential oil may also be easier to ingest for those with sensitive stomachs because it does not contain citric acid, the component of lemon juice that makes it sour. Perfectly said by Dr. David K. Hill, DC.

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Benefits of Lemon essential oil:

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces.
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
  • Supports healthy respiratory function.
  • It may help with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Diffuse to promote a positive mood.
  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort (add Peppermint and Lavender along with Lemon in a gel capsule, 1 drop each).
  • Add Lemon oil to a glass spray bottle of water to clean tables, counter tops, and other surfaces.
  • Lemon oil makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes. (add a few drops of Arborvitae).
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Put on a rag to help remove stubborn, sticky residue on surfaces.
  • Wash hands in Lemon oil to remove grease from your hands after changing your oil.
  • Add Lemon to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.
  • It promotes healthy functioning of the GI tract.*
  • Use Lemon essential oil in an oral rinse to soothe the mouth and throat.

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This is one of our favorite oils and I have several bottles around the house.

We hope you enjoy the lemon oil from doTERRA as much as we do, is just so amazing.

 

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References and Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonene

 

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