How to Use Essential Oils to Improve Your Health | doTERRA Essential Oils

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I’m a big believer in holistic medicine. Growing up my parents didn’t have health insurance for our family. My mother took my sister and me to a chiropractor regularly as a way to prevent illness. It obviously worked because we were rarely sick. When we did get sick my mother used holistic remedies to relieve our symptoms. Of course modern medicines have their place and with certain illnesses they definitely need to be used. But I’d rather put as few medicines in my family’s bodies as possible.

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Gone are the days of my mother’s remedies that made us gag and cringe. Essential oils are the answer! I had heard about them from various natural parenting stores around me but had never dared to try them. I thought I would need to do a lot of reading and mixing and memorizing in order to use them. I have no idea why I thought they were so complicated.

When the offer came to review the doTERRA Family Physician Kit I was intrigued. It comes in a handy box with the different oils and their uses written printed right under the lid. It also comes with an informative audio CD to explain how to use essential oils.

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When I received the doTERRA Family Physician Kit I was eager to get started but nobody was sick. I started with the Lavender Oil and put it on the bottom of the children’s feet at bedtime. We added it to our bedtime routine and it seemed to help my 2 year old relax. For the baby, I didn’t put it on his feet but I put a drop on the sheets of his crib way up above his head.

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Little did I know that I would get an opportunity to try out so many more. My daughter came down with a stomach bug so I put the Digestzen Digestive Blend on her stomach to relieve the nausea. She had been throwing up every 15 minutes before I remembered to use the oil and after I applied it she slowed to getting sick hourly. It may have been coincidence but it slowed as soon as I put it on her. I soon felt queasy myself and used it on my stomach and it helped relieve the nausea significantly. I wish I had this when I was dealing with morning sickness and pregnancy heartburn.

After we went through the stomach flu with my family, we moved straight on to colds. Talk about a rough cold and flu season! I used Peppermint Essential Oil to relieve us from coughs and open up airways and ease headaches along with the Breathe Respiratory Blend. My little ones won’t take medicine without a wrestling match and blood curdling screams (it’s all very traumatic) so the ease of applying essential oils is AMAZING. I love that I’m not making my little ones feel worse by stressing them out with a syringe while naturally relieving their symptoms.

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There are so many ways to use these essential oils and they address many common complaints. You can use On Guard topically or diffuse in a room to prevent sickness. Lemon Essential Oil will soothe a sore throat or put some in a spray bottle to clean counters. Melaleuca Essential Oil is very mild and great for rashes, added to your shampoo for a healthy scalp and hair, or on your feet to combat athlete’s foot. The Deep Blue Soothing Blend will relieve muscle and joint pain.

After seeing the results of the oils I mentioned, I’ve decided to look more into essential oils to prevent sickness and boost our immune systems. After a month of sickness I have a renewed desire to be more diligent with protecting our health. I have to retrain myself to go for the oils first before rummaging through the medicine cabinet, but I’m slowly learning about the power of essential oils. I’m very impressed with the variety that this kit offers and the CD gave me the information and confidence I
needed to start using the doTERRA Essential Oils to make my family healthier.

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64 thoughts on “How to Use Essential Oils to Improve Your Health | doTERRA Essential Oils

  • May 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm
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    Would love this. I'd like to try oregano... Reply
  • May 16, 2013 at 4:50 am
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    I am excited about the Breathe Essential Oil the most! Reply
  • May 14, 2013 at 11:41 am
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    I want to try the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil the most because I love the smell and use it for its relaxation benefits. Reply
  • May 13, 2013 at 10:35 am
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    Peppermint for me. Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm
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    I would like to try Deep Blue. Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 11:09 am
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    I'm excited about vetiver! Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 10:10 am
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    I am most excited about the Lavender. Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:46 am
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    I would like to try Peppermint Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm
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    I want to try the Melaleuca and the Lavender Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm
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    I would love to try the breathe Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 11:56 am
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    I would like to try the deep blue! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 11:27 am
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    I am excited to try the peppermint. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 11:22 am
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    I'm looking forward to trying the Breathe, I have COPD and asthma and would love to see if it works. Natural is always the best way to go. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm
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    One of the best giveaways ever...seriously. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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    I am most excited to try "Deep Blue". I often get these awful tension headaches for no apparent reason. And with some damage already done to my liver I'm reluctant to use otc meds like tylenol and asprin. Hope I win to remedy this problem. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm
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    I'd love to try the allergy senergy. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 12:31 am
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    sorry, cant get my comment to load. Trying again... I know peppermint does help with nausea and have lots of bouts with this taking meds...love to try this! thanks much! Reply
  • May 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm
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    I am most excited to try the Lemon! Reply
  • May 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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    I'd most like to try the Breathe. Reply
  • May 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm
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    I'm excited to try the Deep Blue! Reply
  • May 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm
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    I'd love to try the "Breathe" blend- looks amazing for colds. Reply
  • May 4, 2013 at 6:16 am
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    I'm most excited about the Deep Blue. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm
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    I'd love to try the Breathe! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm
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    Deep blue for my RA. Thanks for the contest. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm
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    i would like to try the lavender oil. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm
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    I would like to try the deep blue and oregano Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm
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    Definitely Deep Blue! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm
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    I'm eager to try peppermint for my son's stomach issues, and I am eager to try oregano for my sinus problems! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm
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    I'm interested in trying the melaleuca oil most. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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    I want to try the peppermint oil Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm
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    Deep Blue, my grandson has been sick and we could have used it. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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    I am most excited to try Lemon! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 11:49 am
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    Lavender! I love lavender! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    I am excited to try Breathe Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am
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    This is very interesting! I'd love to give it a try :) Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    Deep Blue I have a lot of foot pain and would love to take less pain medicine and use something natural. Also the peppermint some days I take a lot of tums. Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:25 am
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    I am most excited to try the Lavender Oil. I absolutely love the aroma! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:23 am
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    I'd be excited to try the Deep Blue Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    I would love to try the peppermint! Reply
  • May 3, 2013 at 10:10 am
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    I'm most excited to try the DigestZen! I have some tummy issues that I hate taking medicine for, so I try to control them with diet, but sometimes it's just not enough, and this oil sounds like it would be amazing!! Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm
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    I'd like to try Oregano Essential Oil because I read so much about it. Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm
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    I would love to try peppermint. Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm
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    I would love to try the lavender. A drop in my bath sounds awesome. Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm
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    I'm excited to try the Lemon Essential Oil. Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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    I'm most excited about Peppermint! Not only do I love the smell, but its part of our herb garden and use it regularly. Would love to try the essential oil to replace energy drinks/coffee! Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm
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    I love the smell of lemons, so I really want to try the lemon oil. Reply
  • May 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm
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    I really want to try Deep blue for my sore muscles after I exercise! Reply

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