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 

Description

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.

Uses

  • 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.

Cautions

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

Leaf

Main Constituents

Methyl salicylate

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WINTERGREEN: gaultheria procumbens

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Botanical Family: Ericaceae (heather)

Extraction Method: Steam distillation from leaves

Common Primary Topical Uses: 

  • Arthritic Pain 
  • Bone Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Dandruff
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Development
  • Muscle Tone
  • Pain
  • Rotator Cuff (Sore)

Common Application Methods:

Can be applied neat (with no dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil) for children and for those with sensitive skin when using topically.
Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Apply topically on location, and use only small amounts (dilute with fractionated coconut oil for application on larger areas).

 

Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant (bone), and warming.

Historical Uses: Wintergreen oil has a strong, penetrating aroma. The American Indians and early European settlers enjoyed a tea that was flavored with birch bark or wintergreen. According to Julia Lawless, “this has been translated into a preference for ‘root beer’ flavourings [sic].” A synthetic methyl salicylate is now widely used as a flavoring agent, especially in root beer, chewing gum, toothpaste, etc. In fact, the true essential oil is produced in such small quantities (compared to the very extensive uses of the synthetic methyl salicylate) that those desiring to use wintergreen essential oil for therapeutic uses should verify the source of their oil to make sure they have a true oil, not a synthetic one.

French Medicinal Uses:Rheumatism, muscular pain, cramps, arthritis, tendonitis, hypertension, inflammation.

Other Possible Uses: This oil may be beneficial for acne, bladder infection, cystitis, dropsy, eczema, edema, reducing fever, gallstones, gout, infection, reducing discomfort in joints, kidney stones, draining and cleansing the lymphatic system, obesity, osteoporosis, skin diseases, ulcers, and urinary tract disorders. It is known for its ability to alleviate bone pain. It has a cortisone-like action due to the high content of methyl salicylate.

Body System(s) Affected: Muscles and Bones.

Aromatic Influence: It influences, elevates, opens, and increases awareness in sensory system.

Safety Data: Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use by people with epilepsy. Some people are very allergic to methyl salicylate. Test a small area of skin first for allergies.

Blend Classification: Personifier and Enhancer.

Blends With: basil, bergamot, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, and peppermint.

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DIY: Beard Balm

Remember our Beard oil post.  Pretty simple huh? Just combine carrier oils with desired essential oils shake and go!  Well beard balm is almost as easy but we are adding some bee wax to solidify the end result and contribute to some styling hold.

What’s beard balm and what’s it all about?
Beard balm is another beard care product that is perfect for both making your beard softer and styling it.

So, what do I choose? Beard oil or beard balm?

Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that beard balm replaces beard oil but it’s more like a great addition to your beard care kit if you want to soften your mane and shape it while keeping it naturally soft.

Yes, naturally soft as opposed to using beard wax.

More specifically, beard wax is mainly used for styling and some waxes give a bit of unnatural hold -depending always on the actual product. Therefore, the beard balm falls right in between beard oil and beard wax both in terms of softening your beard and styling it.

But let’s talk about what beard balm consists of.

Most all natural beard balm recipes are made of four types of ingredients.

Beeswax
Butters
Carrier oils
Essential oils
If you remember from the beard oil recipes that we discussed in a previous article, a beard oil is a mix of carrier and essentials oil. Now, with the beard balm recipe, you need to add two more ingredients.

If you or the man in your life is the proud owner of a beard, you may already know that beard hair can be coarse, bushy, dry and tough to tame.

This beeswax-based balm helps maintain the luster of coarse facial hair, making beard grooming more manageable. Beard balm makes a wonderful gift and is also fabulous for unruly eyebrows and mustaches.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 4 Tbsp. apricot kernel oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops clary sage essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler, or in a small glass jar set inside a pot of warm water.
  2. Once wax has cooled, but is still liquid, stir in oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a jar or tin and cool completely.
  4. Rub balm onto hair at the roots and work through to ends with a comb.

Why would you want to make your own beard balm?
That’s a very good question…

I think that there are essentially four reasons why you would want to make your own beard balm recipe.

Save money
Most beard balms that are available on the market cost between $10 and $30 for 1oz to 4oz.

Making a beard balm at home will surely save you some money. But this was something you already thought about.

Let’s get to the calculations then and understand what I’m saying.

Say that you want to make the most basic beard balm recipe which requires only a few ingredients. For the sake of argument, we assume that these are beeswax, shea butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil and tea tree oil.

Another simple recipe could be the following:

1 tablespoon of beeswax
1.5 teaspoon of shea butter
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon of argan oil
4 drops of tea tree oil
This beard balm recipe gives you approx. 3oz worth of product.

All these ingredients would cost you a total of around $35.38.

Have you thought how much beard balm can these ingredients make?

If you use the entire volume of all the ingredients, you can easily end up with 30oz of beard balm!

$35.38 for 30oz beard balm…

Cost of 30oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
, even if you buy the cheapest beard balm that is available on amazon, for 30oz worth of product you’ll end up paying a bit below than $195.00…!!!

Now, comparing it again with the Honest Amish beard balm in a 2oz can, the cost of making your own beard balm with beeswax -and put in a 2oz can, would a bit above $2.

Cost per oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
How does a homemade beard balm sound to you now?

 

Additional Recipes

Manly Recipe

2 tbsp Beeswax
3 tbsp Shea butter
3 tsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp Sunflower oil
3 drops tea tree oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

O.R.E.O Woodland Balm

2 Tbsp beeswax, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
3 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp rosehip oil
4 drops Siberian Fir
4-8 drops cedar essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil

Basic Beard balm recipe

2 tbsp of beeswax
4 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of shea butter
5 tbsp of almond oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Spiky Frank balm recipe

1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
20 drops Spikenard
14 drops Frankincense
5 drops Clove

OREO balm recipe

Woodsy Yet Sweet
2 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of jojoba oil
1 tbsp of shea butter
1 tbsp of rosehip oil
4-5 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
8 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil
6 drops of Balance blend essential oil
4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

 

Oral Health – D.I.Y. healthy chewing

Essential Oil Gum Recipe

What You Need

  • Six ounces of natural beeswax
  • 1 drop of clove essential oil
  • 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil

What You Do

  • Use or make a double broiler.
  • Melt your beeswax.
  • Add the essential oil drops.
  • Pour the mixture into a silicon mold or ice tray and freeze for 2-3 hours or until hardened.
  • Chew!

Important Note: Please do not use cheap essential oils for this recipe. You will be ingesting these oils as you chew the gum so I highly recommend you avoid brands that may have synthetic additives (which are not always listed on the bottle).

Our personal recommendation are DoTerra essential oils have been tested for purity and are labeled appropriately for internal use. But many cheaper oils aren’t safe to use internally due to how they were produced so be aware.

You can add a healthy sweetener such as xylitol or stevia if you like. I think the cinnamon oil added enough flavor but ultimately it’s up to you and your preference.

There are also other oils options to include as an alternative like Slim and Sassy Blend, Lemon, Grapefruit, Peppermint or Spearmint, and you can even consider OnGuard Blend.

Why use Clove Oil?

For many years, clove oil has been used in dentistry as a numbing agent. It’s powerful and safe as long as it is diluted (which the beeswax does in this recipe). Clove oil is the perfect solution when experiencing a bout of sensitive teeth after eating something cold or drinking a hot beverage and goes well with cinnamon.

And it has also been reported that clove oil decreases decalcification of teeth and actually stimulates remineralization. Now that is awesome!

Why Cinnamon Essential Oil?

Because it tastes good! It has also been linked to improved immune function because it is naturally purifying and germ-destroying. Cinnamon also lifts mood and helps to relieve sadness or self-doubt. And some even believe it to be a natural aphrodisiac – WHAT?!

In Closing

Chewing gum has its benefits. So as long as you don’t chew like a cow. hewing can be a healthy activity for your oral heal and your cravings.

And with a couple of minutes, three ingredients and the amazing power of essential oils, you can make your own chewing gum that tastes good, improves the condition of your teeth and improves your mood. Sounds like a win!

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an age-old remedy rooted in Ayurvedic medicine that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it may be beneficial for gum health and that certain oils may help fight harmful bacteria in the mouth!

What is Oil Pulling?

Short answer: Oil pulling is the act of swishing oil (usually Sesame, Sunflower or Coconut) in the mouth for up to 20 minutes to improve oral health.

The basic idea is that oil is swished in the mouth for a short time each day and that this action helps improve oral health. Just as with Oil Cleansing for the skin, the principle of “like dissolves like” applies, as oil is able to cut through plaque and remove toxins without disturbing the teeth or gums.

The practice of oil pulling (also called gundusha) started in India thousands of years ago, and from my research, was first introduced to the United States in the early 1990s by a medical doctor named Dr. F. Karach, who used it with success in his medical practice.

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling seems to be a practice with a plenty of anecdotal support but a lack of extensive scientific studies (though times they are a changing and there are more every day… see below). Most sources do agree that oil pulling is safe, but debate you will always find a debate on the effectiveness of the protocol. Personally I’ve noticed the benefits and dozens of bloggers swear by its effectiveness as well.  Fundamentally it make sense but like any natural solution to commercial practices, if you don’t do it it won’t work for you.

In my research I found hundreds of testimonials online from people who experienced benefits from oil pulling, including help with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems and more.  When you understand the importance of detoxifying and balancing the body, it is not hard to understand why thy are making these claims.  And where Oil Pulling may not have been the sole reason for the relief of systemic symptoms of their ailments, I am confident it saying that it certainly didn’t hurt.

I’ve heard several experts explain how bacteria and infection can enter the blood through the mouth, it does make sense that addressing these infections could have an impact in other parts of the body.  At the very least, I think that oil pulling can be very beneficial and has no downside as long as a quality oil (that is high enough quality to eat) is used and it is done correctly.

Oil pulling is a very inexpensive therapy that could potentially have great benefit on oral health, so I see no downside to trying it and I have used it myself for several years.

How to Oil Pull

The concept is incredibly simple. Basically, a person swishes a couple teaspoons of a food grade nut or vegetable oil (coconut, sesame or olive) in the mouth for 20 minutes and then spits it out and rinses well. Oil pulling is best done in the morning, before eating or drinking anything, although in Dr. Bruce Fife book Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing he suggests that it can be done before each meal if needed for more severe infections or dental problems.

Oil Pulling Instructions

  1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of oil into the mouth. The oil traditionally used in oil pulling is organic sesame oil, and this is also the oil that has been the most studied for use in oil pulling. It is also possible to do oil pulling with organic coconut oil or pre-made coconut oil chews. Whichever oil you choose, place 1-2 teaspoons in the mouth. I also pour a few drops of OnGuard: Protective Blend or Myrrh Oil into the mix.  You can re-purpose a stopper bottle or get something like these resealable glass flasks with essential oils already added to the oil of your choice or a covered mason jar to hold the coconut oil chews (drops or unprocessed coconut oil which are first melted to add the essential oils and then added to Mini Ice Cube Trays with Flexible Silicone Bottom For Easy Release Pop out | here is a Set Of 3 Ice Molds BPA Free and cooled in a freezer until re-solidified.  I will link a DIY article for that soon)
  2. Swish for 20 minutes. Apparently the timing is key, according to Dr. Bruce Fife, as this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. It will also double in volume during this time due to saliva. At first, it can be difficult to make it the full 20 minutes, but you can work up to it and 5 minutes is better than nothing.
  3. Spit oil out, not down the drain. Don’t spit into the sink! Esspecially if you are using unprocessed Coconut oil which may thicken and clog pipes. Do not swallow the oil as it is hopefully full of bacteria, toxins and puss!  Nasty!  Have a container or you can use an empty Supplement bottle to spit into until it’s full or a paper towel and then throw it in the garbage.
  4. Rinse well. Warm water works better than cold and you can also use a Organic mouth rinse or Apple Cidar Vinegar which you can keep by the sink for mouth rinsing.  I swish a few times with warm water to get any remaining oil out of my mouth and then some Homemade Mouth Rinse.  Some sources recommend swishing with warm salt water.
  5. Brush well. I prefer to brush with On Guard Protective Blend Toothpaste to make sure any remaining bacteria is killed, or you can make your own healthy toothpaste.

This can also be done with coconut oil, which is naturally antibacterial and has a milder taste that other oils. Anyone with a sensitivity to coconut oil or coconut products should avoid using coconut oil in this way. Sesame oil was traditionally used in the Ayurvedic tradition and is another great option, just make sure to use an organic sesame oil.

Is Oil Pulling Safe?

Thankfully, this is one point that all sources seem to agree on! Some sources claim that oil pulling  doesn’t have the benefits often attributed to it or that it doesn’t actually detoxify the mouth, but all of them agree that it shouldn’t hurt anything.

All of the oils that are often used are completely edible and considered to be healthy when eaten, so they aren’t problematic when swished in the mouth. The only potential danger I’ve seen is if the oil is swallowed after it has absorbed any bacteria or toxins from the mouth.

When I asked my own dentist about oil pulling, I was told that while the research is lacking, it could be considered an effective and safe alternative to mouthwash and that there shouldn’t be any harm to trying it.

What Oil Should Be Used for Pulling?

It depends.

If the goal is whitening the teeth, I’ve found coconut oil to be most effective (especially when combined with this unusual remedy). Coconut oil is also slightly more effective at removing certain bacteria from the mouth, including the Streptococcus mutans bacteria that is known for causing dental caries (source).

Sesame oil is recommended by most sources (though this is partially because it was one of the more widely available oils when the practice first started years ago) and it is also the most well studied and considered safe for those who are not allergic to sesame seeds. Olive oil is sometimes used, though some sources claim that it is too harsh for the teeth. The main thing is to avoid using any high Omega-6 or chemically created oils like vegetable oil, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil, etc.

  • Peppermint:  Peppermint is good for giving you an energy boost both mental and physical, give you lovely fresh breath,  and helps maintain a healthy digestive system.
  • OnGuard: Protective Blend also has clove in the blend which helps with sensitive teeth and may support your healthy immune system.
  • Orange: Orange is very uplifting and tastes amazing.
  • Grapefruit: Grapefruit is fresh, invigorating and tasty and is often used when managing weight loss.
  • Lemon:  Lemon is good for so many things including cleansing, detoxing, uplifting, supporting a healthy immune system and easing everyday stresses.
  • Oregano:  Oregano is traditionally used to help cleanse the mouth so it’s a good oil to be used with oil pulling.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and smells and tastes wonderful.

You get Peppermint, OnGuard, Oregano, and Lemon as part of the many of the starter bundles and can get all others a wholesale pricing when you join doTERRA

Who Can Do Oil Pulling?

Children: Several practitioners I’ve asked about this said that oil pulling is safe for kids once they are old enough not to swallow the oil.

Pregnancy: According to what I have found out it is generally considered safe for pregnant women, especially after the first trimester. Oral health is especially important during pregnancy. Just consider it like brushing or using mouthwash.  As with anything, check with a Doctor, Doula or Midwife before doing oil pulling, especially if pregnant.

Nursing: Generally considered safe but check with a dentist or doctor to be safe.

Dental Issues: Generally considered safe but check with a dentist or doctor to be safe but check with a doctor or dentist to be sure, especially if you have any metal fillings, crowns, or dental problems.

Note: Some people supposedly notice a detox reaction for the first few days of using oil pulling that usually includes mild congestion, headache, mucous drainage or other effects. I personally didn’t notice any of these effects, but have read cases of others who did.

Does Oil Pulling Work?

My only personal experience is yes, with the oral health benefits and I continue doing it for this reason.  I had chronic bleeding in my gums due to gingivitis and my gums continue to get healthy.  The most comprehensive resource I’ve read on the topic is the book “Oil Pulling Therapy” by Dr. Bruce Fife.  There are additional books available like Teeth Healing Through Oil Pulling: by Tammi Diamond

Though the research is limited, there are some scientific studies that support the benefits of oil pulling, including those showing its benefit on different types or oral bacteria, on dental caries, on plaque/gingivitis and on oral micro-organisms:

Studies About Oil Pulling

S Asokan, J Rathan, MS Muthu, PV Rathna, P Emmadi, Raghuraman, Chamundeswari. Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry. 26(1):12-7, 2008 Mar

TD Anand, C Pothiraj, RM Gopinath, et al. Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria (PDF)African Journal of Microbiology Research, Vol 2:3 pp 63-66, MAR 2008. (PDF Link)

HV Amith, Anil V Ankola, L Nagesh. Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and GingivitisJournal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry: 2007; 1(1):Pages 12-18

S Thaweboon, J Nakaparksin, B Thaweboon. Effect of Oil-Pulling on Oral Microorganisms in Biofilm ModelsAsia Journal of Public Health: 2011 May-Aug. (PDF)

FAQs

There are several questions that are repeatedly asked in the comments, so I’ve compiled them here, along with the most common answers and any research I could find:

Does Oil Pulling Help Bad Breath?

This is one benefit of oil pulling that all sources seem to agree on. Likely because of its ability to help wipe out harmful bacteria in the mouth, oil pulling is known for its ability to help improve breathe and reduce plaque in the mouth.

Do I Have to Swish for 20 Minutes?

It can be difficult to swish for the full 20 minutes when first starting oil pulling. Though this is recommended, it isn’t a hard and fast rule. Neither is the recommendation to use a tablespoon of oil.  If you only use a teaspoon and swish for 5 minutes, start with that and don’t stress about it.  Some people also find that adding a drop of essential oil helps the taste and makes oil pulling easier.  Just make sure that any oil you use is safe to use internally.  I personally like to use Myrrh for gum support and Spearmint for the flavor.  I also find that a good time to oil pull is in the shower, since this is a time of fewer distractions.  Just remember to keep container for spitting out the oil near by so you don’t spit down the drains.

Can I Swallow the Oil? Or Where Should I Spit?

Please do not swallow the oil after oil pulling. It may contain bacteria, dead skin or other residue from the mouth and the whole purpose of oil pulling is to remove these things from the body. Especially with coconut oil, it is also important not to spit this in the sink, shower or toilet as it may solidify and clog the drain. You can use an old supplement container and spit the oil in that each morning and throw away when it is full.

Can People With Fillings Try Oil Pulling?

Check with a dentist to see if this would be appropriate for your particular dental situation.

Rosemary

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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

While it is frequently used for cooking, Rosemary has long been revered by many cultures for its internal benefits and energizing scent.

 

 

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue*

 

Aromatic Description

Camphoraceous, Herbaceous

Collection Method

Steam Distilation

Plant Part

Flower, Leaf

Main Constituents

1, 8-Cineole, α-pinene, camphor

Description

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion* and internal organ function.* Long revered by experts, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

Uses

  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration.
  • Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrées for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.*
  • may support healthy hair growth

Rosemary

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 a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional cautions below.

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.

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Quick and Simple Recipe for Dry Shampoo:   Combine 1/4 cup arrowroot powder and 2 drops Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint essential oil for a simple dry shampoo.  For a simple recipe, visit:  http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-dry-shampoo

DIY Sugar Scrub for the Fall Season

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, and essential oils.

This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. (This scrub is naturally white in color but can be changed with natural, skin-safe, food coloring.)

Ingredients

-¾ cup white sugar

-½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

-4 drops Cassia oil

-4 drops Clove oil

-2–4 drops Ginger oil

Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions

-Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

-Add essential oils.

-Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or -Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.

-For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

Let me know how I can help you!  – Jen & Joe

 

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

eucalyptus-inhalation-towel-bowlEucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)

Used to cleanse surfaces and the air, Eucalyptus essential oil can help promote feelings of relaxation and clear breathing.

Description

Eucalyptus trees are tall, evergreen trees that grow up to 50 feet in height and are sometimes referred to as Gum Trees. The main chemical components of Eucalyptus radiata are eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol, making it an ideal oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways and for creating a soothing massage experience. Eucalyptus has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension. Eucalyptus can be found in mouth rinses to freshen breath and promote oral health.

Uses

  • Combine with Lemon and Peppermint in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.
  • Add one drop to moisturizer and apply to skin for revitalizing benefits.
  • While showering, place a few drops in the hands, place over nose, and inhale deeply to invigorate and promote vitality

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 organic Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity, slow absorption, and evaporation from skin.

Primary Benefits

  • Helps to clear the mind
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation
  • Promotes feelings of clear breathing

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.

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When it comes to yoga and essential oils, Adabelle Carson, a doTERRA Diamond, has a lot of experience. She says, “I became a certified yoga instructor about nine years ago when I was having my kids. Four of them had come pretty quickly, and I was just in a funk. So my husband said to take some time for myself and go to the gym. One of the first classes I did was a yoga class. At that class something clicked for me, and I was able to release a lot of emotions. I remember I cried; I didn’t know why then, but it left me feeling amazing.” Wanting to learn more about yoga, Adabelle took a 200-hour certification course which required doing 20 hours of teaching for free as a community service. So, she talked to people in her area and started a class at her church.
If you would like more information on classes in your area or
becoming an instructor visit YogaFit
Just after she became certified, essential oils came into the picture. She shares, “I took a class in California where they used essential oils in their yoga routine. They primarily used essential oils during the relaxation portion at the end of the class, called savasana or corpse pose. The instructor went around with Lavender, and it took me to a deeper place and boosted all the effects of yoga for me. I went home and decided that I wanted to incorporate essential oils into my yoga classes.” After years of using other brands of essential oils, Adabelle was introduced to doTERRA. “My sister-in-law, Heather Carson, gave me the Introductory Kit, and I wondered where these oils had been all my life. The rest is history.”
Adabelle uses essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally in her yoga classes primarily using Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. She finds that essential oils enhance the emotional support and therapy that yoga provides, besides the more obvious physical benefits. She says, “Essential oils create a bridge for both the novice and the expert who may have been doing yoga for a long time, but was never taught the purpose behind it. By using the essential oils, they can bridge that gap. When you breathe them in, you get it.”
“Never use more than three oils in your routine, because there is a lot of energy being processed in a  yoga session, and you want to prevent overload.  Also, make sure that you ask about sensitivity  to essential oils before you begin.  You will need to pay attention to the general feeling of the class to determine which oils to use.” – Adabelle Carson, doTERRA Diamond
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Essential Oil Routine

Example: Mood Balancing
– Begin with Breathe™. To connect yourself more deeply to your breathing, place a drop or two in your palms and bring them in a tent to your face. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
– Use Peppermint to get going. Place a few drops at the top of the mat and create a circle. Peppermint works a lot like a mantra; it helps you to focus and has calming properties. It also is a great reminder to breathe.
– Use Balance™ right before corpse pose. Place the oil on your feet to help you relax into the pose.
CROWN CHAKRA-Elevation
Location: Top of head
Benefits: Bliss, transcendence
THIRD EYE CHAKRA-Serenity™
Location: Brow
Benefits: Perception, intuition
THROAT CHAKRA-Whisper™
Location: Throat
Benefits: Communication, expression
HEART CHAKRA-Breathe™
Location: Center of heart
Benefits: Acceptance, compassion
SOLAR PLEXUS-DigestZen®
Location: Solar Plexus
Benefits: Self-confidence, willpower
SACRAL CHAKRA-Citrus Bliss®
Location: Lower abdomen
Benefits: Creativity, healthy relationships
ROOT CHAKRA-Balance™
Location: Coccyx, legs, feet
Benefits: Stability, ground emotions
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diy-eye-pillowsDIY: Lavender Eye Pillow 
½ cup dried lavender flowers
¼ cup flax seed
5-7 drops Lavender essential oil
28” x 4” pieces of fabric
Sew the fabric together and leave one short side open for filling, then fill the center with lavender flowers and flax seed. Place the Lavender essential oil on the inside of the pillow as well. To finish, close the open side with a sewing machine or by hand stitching.
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DIY: Henna
Basic Recipe:
¼ cup or 20 grams fresh henna powder
¼ cup lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons essential oil of your choosing

 

– See more at: doTERRA Blog

 

Wholesale Membership

dōTERRA offers product through a yearly wholesale membership. For a low membership fee of $35.00, a Wellness Advocate will receive the following benefits:

 Benefits Retail Customer Wellness Advocate
Product Discounts  Not Available 25% off retail prices
Loyalty Reward Points  Not Available Option to receive 10–30% of orders back in points redeemable for free product
Shipping Reward Points  Not Available Option to receive the cost of your shipping back in points redeemable for free product
Free Product  Not Available Place a monthly order over 125 PV and receive the free product of the month
Personal Website  Not Available Receive a personal website that can be used if you would like to share essential oils with others
Bonuses & Compensation  Not Available dōTERRA provides a business opportunity for those interested in creating an income

Wholesale Enrollment Kits are a very affordable and popular way to start you on your journey.  There are the current offers for Wholesale Customer and Wellness Advocate Enrollments.

We are grateful to be able to offer these options to you and have classes on a regular schedule for learning more about using your essential oils.

Be Healthy, Happy, and Strong!

Jen & Joe

 

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