This week has been kind of crazy at our house with the kiddos taking turns being sick and myself feeling a bit ran down. I’ve been using essential oils as I always do and they have been a huge help. I want to share some of the oils that I’ve found help with various things at our house. Please note I don’t have medical training and my post is not intended for medical advise. I’m just a mom who is passionate about essential oils and healthy living and I want to share what I’ve learned to potentially help others. If you are in a hurry and want to save this post for later, click below and you’ll receive this post in a handy PDF format to review later.
Frankincense is an amazing oil and so good for almost anything. It’s more expensive than other oils but it’s so effective. When my kids are running a fever, I usually apply frankincense and the fever is gone in about 24 hours. I use about 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (almond or fractionated coconut oil) mixed with about 5-10 drops of frankincense. I apply it on their chest and back and the bottoms of their feet. I do this 2-3 times a day depending on the severity of the fever. When I make mixes at home for colds, I like to put a drop or two of frankincense for extra strength.
Eucalyptus is a great essential oil for colds. I make a cold mix with a few drops of eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon. I mix a few drops of each with about 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply on the chest, throat area and the back of the neck as well as on the face around the nose and the forehead. If you don’t have other essential oils except eucalyptus, you can use it by itself also and apply it on the bottoms of the feet. It’s really good for colds and sinus issues.
Lemon is one of my favorite oils because the scent is so uplifting. It’s really good stress relief. The Doterra lemon essential oils can also be taken internally. I like to use a drop in my water. If you do, please make sure your water is in a glass bottle or cup. The essential oils will not work with plastic. I’ve been having a stress pain in my foot and lemon essential oil gives almost an instant relief. I just apply it neat (not mixed with a carrier oil) and it works great. Be sure to use sunscreen if you’ve applied essential oils and are exposed to sun. Lemon essential oil can cause the skin to be more sensitive to the sun.
Wild orange is another great citrus oil and I helps to gain focus and overall feel more refreshed. I love to use Wild orange on the essential oil diffuser bracelets that I make. Another favorite of mine is using 1 drop of wild orange and 1 drop of peppermint, rubbed together on hands and the back of the neck. It’s in instant refresher.
Lavender is a great all around oil to have. It’s great for burns and rashes. You can use a few drops of lavender on a burned skin to help sooth and heal the burn. One time my youngest child got a weird looking rash after playing in the grass so I applied lavender oil directly on the skin and a few minutes later the rash was gone. Lavender is also great for relaxing and for going to sleep. You can apply for drops on your hands and rub on your pillow or on the bottoms of your feet. You can also diffuse it in the essential oil diffuser for night time relaxing. I like to combine lavender with the Doterra Serenity oil blend for sleeping and relaxing.
Serenity is a beautiful blend by Doterra. It’s really calming and I love using it at night time in the diffuser. I just use about 5 drops in the diffuser and set it for the night. I also use it to make a relaxing/sleep inducing blend for my daughter.
Motivate is a great blend for refreshing and getting things done. I love to use this on the essential oil diffuser bracelets by diffusing the lava beads with a drop of motivate.
Digestzen is great for tummy troubles. I just use a few drops mixed with a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub it on the tummy. My kids will ask for it if they are having tummy troubles too.
Breathe blend is a great mixture of essential oils that are good for times of colds and sinus troubles. Similar to eucalyptus oil, just more potent since it’s a mixture of eucalyptus and other essential oils. I like to use about 3-10 drops of breathe mixed with about 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (almond or fractionated coconut oil) and rub it on chest, back, sinus area and the bottoms of the feet whenever I’m feeling like a cold is coming on.
Doterra OnGuard is a great, all around oil to have in the purse. This is an oil that is great to have for starters if you don’t want to buy a lot of different oils. OnGuard works great as an antiviral, antibacterial oil. You can mix a few drops with about a teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply it on the bottoms of your feet or put a few drops in a bath if you feel like you are coming down with an illness. Doterra also offers Onguard in little digestible beatlets and I use them whenever I feel like I’m getting sick. They work wonders. I just take 2-3 beadlets 1-3 times a day and usually whatever I have, is gone in a day or two. I like to combine taking the Onguard beadlets internally and then applying onguard and a few drops of frankincense externally for fighting viruses and colds.
If you are interested in purchasing oils directly from Doterra, please contact me. I signed up with a wholesale account with Doterra because it made the most sense for our family since I use essential oils so much. It’s $35/year and you purchase oils directly from Doterra at wholesale cost. Another company I like to purchase oils from is Mountain Rose Herbs. I’ve been purchasing from them for years and really like their quality. I usually buy most of my oils from either of the two companies.