Essential Oils are used daily in my home as part of my healthcare routine. I choose to use the brand, doTERRA, due to their commitment to purity in all of the products they produce. The benefits of daily Essential Oil use are not widely known and I’m excited to share with you how they continue to help my family, both for preventative and healing purposes.
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I am at the season where the days are long but the years are short. I am so grateful to have Essential Oils, that I trust, to use on my family to improve our quality of life. The power of pure, Essential Oils is something I have experienced time and time again to support healing in my body from any ailment and prevent harmful illnesses from entering my body.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are are the product of distilled plant parts. Therefore, they are incredibly potent if pure practices are used. For example, one drop of Peppermint is equal to 28 cups of Peppermint tea. They are an extremely condensed, powerful makeup of nature in a bottle and they pack a punch.
Are all Essential Oils created equal?
No, all Essential Oils are not created equal. In fact, not one company is even comparable to another. This is why it is important to do your research and ensure you are using a CPTG product. Powerful results can only be achieved when pure practices are used and ensured.
My Essential Oil journey
When I first got introduced to Essential Oils I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I made the mistake of not doing my research. Looking back now, I’m not even sure why I bout a kit in the first place, if I’m being completely honest.
I bought a starter kit from doTERRA Essential Oil company 9 years ago and it sat on my shelf for a couple of years. I think the reason I probably did that was due to a recommendation from my Chiropractor I was using at that time. Because, I was a confused teenager unsure of what I was doing with my life.
God truly works in mysterious ways, however. Several years later I became a Nanny for a Woman who used doTERRA Essential Oils religiously in her home. Over time, I began to see what a huge difference the Oils were making on the health of her home and everyone in it.
Curiosity began to churn in my brain. Long story short, she got me up to speed on understanding the Oils and all that I was missing out on. So, I got transferred onto her team and have only grown in the use of the Oils and education about them since then. I have become passionate about sharing Essential Oils with absolutely everyone. Because I experience over and over again the dramatic health benefits everyone in my home reaps from using them. We will never turn back or seek another Essential Oil company.
Why I use dOTERRA
doTERRA prides themselves on their commitment to purity that is unmatched. “Pursue what’s pure” is their slogan and it fits beautifully with the mission they are accomplishing. The oils you get from this company are what is called CPTG. Therefore, each bottle of oil they create goes through intense third party testing.
Each bottle of oil goes through I believe 8 tests, to ensure purity. Starting from the soil health, to being harvested at peak time, and cutting out the middle man you can be sure you are getting the purest product on the market. There is a lot number on the bottle of each oil. If you ever find ANYTHING funky about your bottle of oil, doTERRA will recall the entire batch of oil from that lot number and send a replacement. However, recalls rarely happen due to the length they go to ensure purity.
There is also a mission side of doTERRA called the “Healing Hands Foundation.” Jobs are created all over the world, including third world countries, due to working directly with the farmers to ensure pure practices and positively impact the world. Schools and pure water sources are just another couple of examples that are being provided through this powerful ministry. There are more reasons why I love this company and use them, exclusively, but I’ll stop there…for now.
What CPTG stands for
To further explain, CPTG stands for “Certified pure tested grade.” This is just a way for consumers to know they are getting a pure product. Many things go into what it takes to be labeled as such. Follow this link to learn more about how this is achieved for doTERRA specifically.
Here is a list of the Essential Oil products I use daily
- Onguard toothpaste
- Facial Cleanser
- Hydrating cream
- Wild Orange EO
- Peppermint EO
- Rosemary EO
- Lifelong Vitality Pack
- Douglas Fir and Greek Orange Natural Deodorant
- Onguard EO
- Lemon EO
- Abode EO
- Dishwasher pods: Abode
- Adaptiv roll-on
*Stay tuned for the daily Essential Oil routine I use for my small children
Homemade EO products used daily
In my home I like to make my own personal care products, as often as possible. I buy Dr. Bonner’s Castile Soap in bulk since I use it for so many uses. I like to do it this way because I am a Woman who likes to save money wherever possible and this process truly is so simple. The homemade products I always have around are: Hand/Dish washing soap, Shampoo, and Body wash. There are other homemade products I make throughout other times of the year but I do not always have them on hand.
Homemade Hand soap doubled as Dish soap
To make hand soap I combine Castile soap with either Abode, Lemon, or Onguard Essential oil in a foaming hand soap pump. Then, water is used to fill the bottle the rest of the way. By using the Essential Oils in my hand soap, I am getting the benefits of each one as I use the soap throughout the day. This hand wash recipe doubles as my Dish soap as well. The Lemon Essential Oil works especially well for cutting grease. Adding a carrier oil to the bottle helps keep my hands from getting too dry, unlike other hand soaps I’ve used.
Shampoo is another product I make with the my Essential Oils. Though I wash my hair only 1-2 times weekly I still listed it in my daily use list. Rosemary is typically the Essential Oil I use in that recipe due to hair growth properties. Though, Rosemary has other amazing benefits including moisturizing the scalp and limiting the dry, itchy feeling.
Homemade Body Wash
In addition to Shampoo, I also make my own Body Wash. The recipe I use contains most of the same ingredients as the Shampoo and is easy to make. I love knowing exactly what’s in my care products. Since I made it and i used ingredients I trust, I can be sure it’s safe to use.
My morning EO routine
A friend of mine shared with me her “Go go juice” recipe that gets her going daily. Ever since then, I have added Wild Orange and Peppermint each to my daily routine by adding. All this recipe in tales is adding a drop of each to your hands, rubbing them together, and cupping your hands over your nose for a few deep inhales. If you want help waking up in the morning, skip the coffee and try this instead. Just kidding, I do not recommend skipping coffee. Because coffee is just a wonderful treat for the morning I won’t cut it out of my routine.
Another product I love that doTERRA offers is their tooth paste. Onguard and Spearmint are two of the main ingredients and it makes for a wonderfully fresh paste that keeps my teeth feeling clean all day. Again, I love this product because of the purity of the Essential Oils as well. I can know for sure I am not putting harmful ingredients into my body. Essential Oils are created to support our body to heal in many ways and I love that the emphasis is on the support part. God created our bodies to do amazing things and I love that there are natural options available to help my body in the process.
Face Wash and moisturizer routine
Another product I love from doTERRA is their Facial Cleanser. It contains Peppermint and Tea Tree Essential Oils for an invigorating cleansing experience. Where I live in Idaho the air is very dry. My skin suffers every year, especially in the Wintertime, because of this. So far, I have not found a better product that holds the moisture for me daily other than the Hydrating cream that doTERRA offers. Essential Oils such as Lavender and Jasmine are used in this product to support my skin on a cellular level and help repair my skin.
Lifelong Vitality Pack is the Supplement system doTERRA offers. When I skip this part of my routine, I can tell because I feel much more tired. I can’t begin to explain my love for these products due to all the things included in these supplements including: Omegas, Food nutrients, and Cellular Vitality Complex. I also take Digestive enzymes daily that doTERRA offers to ensure healthy digestion. Modern foods, even Organic whole foods, lack important nutrients that used to be present years ago. Farming practices are not the same so we are getting the same nutrition in the foods we eat, that’s why having a good supplement is necessary.
I’ve not yet created my own Dishwasher Pod recipe. Though, I think I will create these eventually I just use doTERRA’s already made Abode products for that. I love the Abode scent and I can be confident knowing these products are free of harmful chemicals.
Bedtime EO use
Adaptiv is my husband and I’s favorite Essential Oil right now. This Oil is a blend of single Oils. We love the way it smells and the benefits we reap. A couple of the Essential Oils it contains are Copaiba Essential Oil and Wild Orange. Copaiba works well for us in soothing our tense and sore muscles. While Wild Orange produces an inviting and relaxing environment. Our sleep has been so good since using this roll-on as well as putting a couple drops of this Essential Oil in our diffuser at bed time.
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Leave a comment below with your favorite Essential Oils. I’d love to hear what other things to possibly try.
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