• Paula Gray

The top 10 essential oils you need

Updated: Jul 18



Starting out with essential oils can be a little daunting at first, with so many choices and purposes it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed! Thankfully doTERRA has put together a tried and true kit of the “top 10” must-have essential oils for your home, also known as the Healthy Essentials Kit. We all have our favourites and this by no means an exhaustive list (once you start delving into oils, you’ll see what I mean!) but if you are looking for a solid starting point which will take care of least 80% of your personal/family needs on a day to day basis in a safe and natural way (sleep? digestion? headache? colds & flus? cleaning?)

there’s an oil for that! please read on:


1. Lavender - Calming - Mood, Skin, Sleep

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities, when taken internally, continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Diffuse in the air to enjoy its soothing aroma. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.


2. OnGuard - Immunity Support

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.


3. Lemon - Cleansing - Clean, Detox

Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.


4. Copaiba - Restoring - Skin, Mood, Immunity

From the resin of the Copaiba tree that only grows in Brazil, Copaiba is one of the most powerful known anti-inflammatory substances on the planet. It supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune digestive and respiratory systems. Helps calm, soothe and support nervous system. Powerful antioxidant that promotes clear smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes. It is also noted for being very high in beta-caryophyllene (BCP) which is in the compound in CBP (Cannabis) that makes it effective for pain and inflammation. Copaiba contains 55% BCP while CPB Oil only has upwards of 35% making it even more effective in helping modulate the body’s response to pain and inflammation.


5. Balance - Grounding Blend - Mind, Body, Soul

Reminds us to not only take care of our bodies, but also our minds and spirits. The warm, woody aroma of doTERRA Balance Grounding Blend creates a tranquil environment that is perfect for relaxation, meditation or yoga practice. With a perfect blend of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance. Spruce, one of the oils in doTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body.


6. Breathe/Easy Air - Respiratory Support

doTERRA Easy Air is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Easy Air maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Easy Air can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.



7. Adaptiv - Stress, Calming, Mood

When stress and tension seem to be relentless, Adaptiv Calming Blend is the precise solution. Use Adaptiv to help get comfortable with new surroundings or situations. When a big meeting is coming up, or for other important events, keep Adaptiv Calming Blend on hand. Lavender, Magnolia, Neroli, and Sweetgum provide stress-relieving effects while Wild Orange and Spearmint energize and uplift. Copaiba and Rosemary soothe anxious feelings to round out the calming blend. Whether you’re feeling fatigued or restless, indecisive or irritable, Adaptiv Calming Blend is part of the toolbox to help the body and mind to stay balanced.


8. Digestzen - Digestive Support

DigestZen is well known for its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health when taken internally.* This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.* DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. Internal use of DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.*


9. Peppermint - Invigorating - Tension, Stomach, Respiratory

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally. Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.


10. Deep Blue - Comforting - Muscles, Joints

Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.


There are many more uses for these incredible oils not mentioned above. You can purchase them individually but bundling these oils = big savings. The Healthy Essentials Kit contains all 10 of these oils (full size) a wholesale membership (25% off all products) for a year + an essential oil diffuser. Once you receive your kit, I will be here to help you navigate and make the most of its usage. For any questions and more details please send me a message! I'd love to come up with personalized recommendations for you.


Important note regarding internal use: only take doTerra CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) NHP oils internally and according to proper dilution ratios. Health-food store oils have a clearly marked warning: DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY, as they are not guaranteed to be free of fillers and impurities.

Serenely yours,


Paula

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