Wonder how in the world you'd use these crazy oils? Here's just a small sampling! Get a glimpse of other's daily essential oil routines - plus my own - here. BONUS! Lots of links to how-to's and info to dive deeper, if you wish!
Our customers were asked how they incorporate doTERRA's essential oils and other products into their daily lifestyle.
Over 500 responses were given (below is just a random sample of 24 of them). You can see how varied and individualized the uses are. Everyone has their own favorite oils and routines. There were actually tons of testimonies of how our products helped with some very serious issues. But, not to run afoul of our precious FDA, I've had to leave those out. :-(
Here's how I use my oils and other products. My story is like many of the others you will read: essential oils are so easy to use and versatile, I use them pretty much all day long!
I start diffusing. Rosemary + Peppermint is a current favorite, but it varies from day-to-day. This combo gives me cheery energy and focus. I take my supplements: LLV, Deep Blue caps, PB Assist, TerraZyme. Two drops of DDR Prime under my tongue. On Guard toothpaste.
Shelby takes her doTERRA children's vitamins and probiotics, too. I oil her up before school: On Guard on her hands, Balance on her wrists (mine, too!), InTune Focus blend, plus a couple of custom blends on the back of her neck. Two drops of DDR Prime also in her morning kid's omegas. Breathe Vapor Stick for both Shelby and me every morning and throughout the day as needed.
Before exercise: Basil (or AromaTouch) on my legs, Breathe Vapor Stick around my nose and chest. After exercise: Deep Blue Rub as needed.
I use all the doTERRA Spa products and skin care (Verage). I also make some of my own skincare with our oils. Around my eyes: Immortelle or Frankincense. A drop or two of Rosemary (healthy scalp and hair growth) in my doTERRA conditioner. I also use doTERRA's shampoo. I make my own sugar scrub. Oils of choice (usually Motivate + Passion or one of the other Emotional Aromatherapy blends, or just plain Lemongrass) in my unscented body lotion. Peppermint, Wintergreen and Cassia on the soles of my feet after a shower. Deep Blue Rub as needed on shoulders. My own blend of perfume ... or Whisper + Peppermint + Bergamot ... or one of the Emotional Aromatherapy blends ... or just Bergamot as my "perfume".
I take the rest of my LLV with lunch, plus continue diffusing. If I'm dealing with any issues like tension or sinus pressure, etc. I will either take appropriate oils internally or apply topically.
A variety of oils in my water: Lemon, any citrus. Peppermint + Lemon, Slim & Sassy. Cassia + Grapefruit is probably my favorite for an add-in to water. Hot tea with various oils -- Bergamot, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Ginger, etc. Sometimes I add Cinnamon to my coffee!
I add Melalecua and Rosemary and/or Lavender to Shelby's bathwater. I diffuse Breathe, Serenity and Arborviate in her room at night. For both me and Shelby: I apply Breathe Vapor Stick -- nose, chest and neck.
In my room for very restful sleep: Serenity + Wild Orange. Either Basil or Cypress or AromaTouch on my legs and feet. Deep Blue Rub on my shoulders. Roman Chamomile in my night-time face cream. Two drops of DDR Prime under my tongue, again. I frequently take Serenity Softgels. Sometimes I take a warm, relaxing, soothing detox bath at night.
Shelby loves her "back situations" (essential oil back rubs) as she calls them. I use a variety of different oils and rub them - diluted - one at a time on her spine -- just depends on her need. For her, usually oils that are good for her respiratory & immune system and/or her brain. Balance, DDR Prime, On Guard, Black Pepper, Ylang Ylang and Breathe are ones I commonly use, although the usual AromaTouch protocol is Balance, Lavender, Melaleuca, On Guard, AromaTouch, Deep Blue, Wild Orange and Peppermint - in that order. I do this several times a week for her.
I always have Peppermint and On Guard Beadlets plus On Guard Protective Throat Drops and Breathe Respiratory Drops in my purse. I almost always have my rollerball bag with 10 different Touch rollerball bottles in it. I also have my home-made hand sanitizer with me at all times made with On Guard and Melaleuca.
It is so important to learn to manage stress appropriately. I reach for these: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, AromaTouch, Peace, Spikenard, Petitgrain, Elevation or Lavender when feelings of stress and anxiety hit. Essential oils can help with so many moods -- to encourage good ones or lessen the bad ones. Citrus Bliss is my go-to when kids start to bicker!
I make many of my cleaners for bathroom and kitchen with On Guard, Lemon and/or Melaleuca.
I use Lavender, Melaleuca and TerraShield on my dogs as needed; Lavender on my cats.
I frequently replace dried spices with my oils. Thyme, Basil Rosemary and Oregano in my spaghetti sauce, etc.
I have at my fingertips an entire tool chest of wholesome, natural, safe and effective products and oils to help both Shelby and me through just about every issue. Discomfort of any kind, stuffy noses, immune protection, bites & boo-boo's, upset tummy ... and so much more. Love that I can begin taking care of problems before they escalate into huge issues!!
Here is just a small sampling of how others use their oils (I always learn a lot and find it facinating to see how others use their oils, don't you?):
I start out with peppermint in my coffee , get diffusers running with oil of choice for that day , pick a emotional blend to support how I feel for that day , I use the shampoo , toothpaste, skincare . I will fix a trim shake for lunch , take my supplements, some times I use the oils when I am cooking dinner. At bedtime I prepare the diffuses for sleeping ....the next day I do it over again
One of my favourite ways to incorporate oils daily is in my morning smoothie! I've created a couple of awesome shakes so far, one using Wild Orange & Vshake & Lemongrass....I'm excited to keep experimenting!!
I have incorporated these AMAZING Gifts of the Earth into every aspect of my life. dōTERRA has given me healthy solutions and had changed my life. All of my daily routines include doTERRA. My skincare is dōTERRA; my hair products and bath products are dōTERRA; all of my personal Hygeine is dōTERRA; my Oral Hygiene is dōTERRA; all of my Supplements and Vitamins are dōTERRA; my cleaning products and routine are dōTERRA; doTERRA is diffused at home, work and in the car; I cook with dōTERRA; I use the Trim Shake/Control/Slim & Sassy products; I infuse doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils in drinks and food; I Aromatically, Topically and Internally use MANY Oils and Blends Daily.
First thing in am as I step out of bed is apply peppermint & deep blue on my never ending knots on my shoulders. Before kids get down to eat breakfast, I diffuse balance, lavender & wild orange in the kitchen to start give their day a good start. On way to school, I apply roller of balance & elevation on both of their necks. I put drops of lemon in my water bottle to stay hydrated. After exercise & shower, 2 drops of frankincense under my Tongue. I moisturize with mixture of rose, geranium, & frankincense oil. The day ends with a diffuser using serenity, and cedar wood or bergamot in all of our rooms. Right before sleeping, I use essential oils on my face again & use a roller for immunity strength on bottoms of my feet as well as my husband & kids! Wow what did I do before oils ruled my life??
I recently ordered some Lemon EO and am right now using it on a rag to wipe down counter and cabinets. I also use a drop or two in my water, not quite every day but several days a week. This morning my baby woke up with an elevated temperature so I gave her an Onguard bath, fever was gone by 8:00am and she hasn't thrown up again since. Enjoying this journey with doterra oils!
By continued education about Doterra products and essential oils I am able to use them on an as need basis and preventative measure...waking up with Frankincense and Peppermint in my palms to for mental clarity to Balance on my wrists for decreasing anxious feelings to Motivate on the crown of my head to open myself to focus..sleep mode brings me to Serenity restful blend with Cedar wood if needed...all through the day I can adjust the oils/products to fit ME!! AMAZING!! Loving my Doterra!!!
Since becoming acquainted with eo's, I've incorporated them into my everyday routine. To start the day, I add a few drops of Onguard and Lemon to a piping hot cup of water and sweeten to taste. Not only is it delicious, but I'm also supporting healthful immune functions during the cold/flu season. I also use a variety of essential oils for focus, nurturing the heart, and feelings of sadness.
I use essential oils from the moment I get up until bedtime. Right now, I'm using Cheer and InTune when I wake up to keep me happy and focused as a mom of two under three and home business owner. In the evening, I draw a hot bath and use the bath oil to pamper myself, and Bergamot and Peace in my diffuser to help me relax.
I use doterra's shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hd clear face wash, toothpaste, homemade deodorant (baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil and lemongrass EO), some days I use lemon, slim & sassy or peppermint in my water, I use the LLV pack, pb assist, digestive enzymes, phytoestrogen & sometimes use zendocrine. I also use the peppermint and wild orange lip balm, usually use clary calm, one of the emotional aromatherapy roller bottles and whichever oils I'm needing for the day (it's different every day). I also use them in our diffusers overnight and whenever I'm home during the day. I have made my own cleaners with oils and on guard concentrate and use those frequently. It's hard to find something I don't use oils for and I'm sure I'm forgetting something in this list
How don't we incorporate oils into our daily routine is a better question! From the moment we wake up until we go to bed essential oils help me and my family navigate through the day! From our morning routine of putting Balance, InTune and a few other oil on ourselves before getting dressed, to putting oils in our water to help support our bodies throughout the day, to putting oils in the diffusers around the house to clean the air and uplift our moods, all the way through to the end of the day. We use oils in our bedtime routines- lavender in the bath on a daily basis and 2-3 times a week switch out to a detox bath with Epsom salt, baking soda, Rosemary & Juniper Berry oils. Putting our "bedtime" oils of Serenity, Balance, Roman Chamomile, and Melissa on our feet and in our diffuser takes us into restful sleep to goer ready to take on the next day! We could NOT go a day without our Oil routine. My 8 year old is a traumatic brain injury survivor along with a couple other diagnosis and when we started using the oils it made such a huge impact at school that his "team" of teachers called a meeting. When they found out the oils were the difference they were blown away, and interested! I now make sure oils are being used in every classroom he is in throughout the day. DōTERRA has been such a huge blessing for this single momma is so many ways
We love Lemon! I use it in my fruit and veggie wash. Diffusing is my favorite and drinking in my water to naturally detox my system. Juniper Berry came Late in the game for me, but it's a favorite! Love diffusing this for an uplifting aroma. We use it at night to help support the respiratory system and prevent coughs all while encouraging sweet dreams! Love these two together and now I'm inspired to diffuse them together!!
I use them for everything! I start with LLV supplements every morning, along with Triease if needed and deep blue complex for my aching muscles. I have water with slim&sassy or lime with breakfast and usually again at lunch. I use clary sage and Bergamot in my shampoo, brush my teeth with on guard or wild orange. Put lavender on my face before my make up. Basil on my stomach to get the adrenal glands moving. Lemongrass, marjoram or deep blue rub on my neck/hands and elbows. Plus I'm always diffusing a variety of oils, breathe in the morning, on guard at night and all kinds in between.
We diffuse oils in our bedrooms and common areas daily . In our house a good morning and good night foot rub encourages both connection with each other and our child as well as creating a great environment in our bodies for encounters that may create stress for us . The LLV pack is a must for us as well as the children's probiotic , and additional as needed rollerbottle applications through the day are a great plus ! Our home , our pets , and all of us benefit from consistent smart use of our doterra oils and products !
Going for my oils is the first thing i do when i get up! I not only incorporate doTERRA's fabulous oils but many of their otger products including OnGuard toothpaste, Lifelong Vitality supplements, PB assist, Terrazyme, and Triease. My favorite morning diffuser blend would be Purify and Balance as i need to remember to start each day grounded and refreshed. As a middle school teacher, i often find myself emotionally and mentally drained each day so when i come home from work, i run to my diffuser again :-) lately i have loved Spearmint & Citrus Bliss. My bedtime routine includes diffusing of course but also HD Clear oil blend, and the new Spa Body Butter. My favorite bedtime diffuser blend is the new Serenity Restful blend and Bergamot! I just love incorporating these products into my daily life and am slowly getting my family to use them daily as well. PastTense has also been a great friend of mine lately as i have been dealing with some health issues. I just don't know what i did before doTERRA!
I use On Guard toothpaste for a fresh bresh and white teeth, 1-2 drops of Lemon in my water daily for internal cleanse, 1-2 drops of Grapefruit in my water after lunch to help digestion, DDR Prime and Mito2Max softgels to repair mitrocondria in my cells, Balance on my pulse points for daily sanity, Spearmint and a variety of oils in my office diffuser for mental alertness, and Serenity behind my ears nightly for a good nights rest. Of course on any given day, I use other doTerra essential oils for moods, illnesses, or scent. I just finished the 30-day cleanse which is my start to clean eating and hopefully optimal health!
I guess for me, what don't I use it for!!! I use it for wash, dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, etc. Then from an oil stand point, i use them for emotional support, help with seasonal threats, better sleep, etc. I diffuse at work and home. Then lets not forget my fur babies!!! One gets lavender, one uses correct x and the other gets frankincense and breathe for his respiratory issues. I love my options!!!
I start my day with my LLV vitamins and a cup of tea. Take a shower with my doTERRA body wash and love my wild orange and peppermint doTERRA shampoo!!brush my teeth with Onguard toothpaste. Make a smoothie with fresh fruit and vanilla slim& sassy shake in the NutriBullet. Lemon oil in my drinking water and some in my dishwasher jet dry compartment. Diffuse some Onguard, citrus bliss and peppermint. Spearmint oil on my aromatherapy bracelet. Peppermint and Onguard beadlets in my purse for energizing and Immune support during my day. Also rosemary on hand to help me focus and stay on task! In the evening I rub some DDR Prime on bottoms of feet. Rub doTERRA fragrance free hand and body lotion with a drop of lavender oil on arms and hands to calm before bedtime. DoTERRA serenity oil in my bedroom diffuser for a good night rest!
Every night before I go to bed I have a routine of applying Cedarwood, Vetiver, Petitgrain and Roman Chamomile to my feet. I sleep like a baby. I had sleep issues for years. I finally found a combination that works for me! I also have 3 diffusers at work (a narcotic treatment program) that I use daily. I try to using calming oils to help my patients. They love the serenity and wild orange.
Not a day without my oils - Elevation/Bergamot in the am, LLV,, DDR prime and Deep Blue soft gels w/ Brkfast (Slim and Sassy in my shake), Balance all day long, wild orange/lemon in my water, Serenity soft gel and feet at night, Onguard in kitchen diffuser, Petigrain, Breate in bedside diffuser - a variety of others as needed!!
From the time I wake up until I go to bed each night, essential oils are part of my day. On Guard keeps my mouth clean and fresh. A little patchouli in my necklace to help me stay grounded all day. Passion on my wrists brings out the love for what I do. Choosing a daily diffuser blend is one of my favorite parts of the day. I love knowing that my home will smell inviting while we benefit from whichever oils I've chosen.
To cleaning with confidence that my children and pets are safe with On Guard cleaner and/or other handmade, natural, oil enhanced products.
And finally at the end of the day, relaxing and beautifying in the luxury of doTERRA care products.
Essential oils are essential to my everyday in every way!
I use melaleuca and lavender every day for cleansing and treating my skin, I add oils to my water. Actually, when I first started using essential oils, I thought it would be overkill to incorporate them into every aspect of my life. But, here I am, a year later, and there ISNT an aspect of my life that I DONT use oils in. Yes, they are the natural solution, but to me, they are the best and most effective solution. Instead of a glass of wine at night, I diffuse oils. I have started my weight loss journey with the slim and sassy line. I have kept my seasonal threats at bay with triease. I have unintentionally replaced so many other things with essential oils - and that is just so amazing to me!
For me, as a fitness instructor but also a business woman my needs vary. I started by diffusing at night with lavender and breathe to keep my respiratory system clear and restful sleep. I eat a good breakfast then take my supplements especially Tri-Ease. It's been 2 years of using Tri-Ease daily after finding out I was allergic to many environmental threats and taking shots and benadryl every day. I take care of my digestive health with PB Assit and Terrazyme. Being not able to eat gluten products, dairy or soy means to be proactive with my gut health. My personal regimen is shampoo and conditioner, Healthy glaze, then the Verage collection. I use Whisper each day, just because I love the way it makes me feel and the aroma makes me happy. For workout days, Mito2Max! You have to know and be consistent with what you use. I love my oils!!!!
My life has been completely changed since I have incorporated clary calm into my everyday life!!!! I have tried everything possible to give me relief from the torturous hot flashes I suffered for about 4 years! Nothing even came close to helping until I tried this product! They have almost completely vanished!!! If I feel a hot flash coming on I just roll on my abdomen and back of my neck and it completely stops it in its tracks!! I won't leave home without it!!!!
The day begins with the night before. Getting to sleep includes Breathe on my face, Deep blue on my neck, DigestZen on my belly and a drop of Frankincense under my tongue. I sleep like a baby. The next morning, I take my OMegas with a sip of coffee, followed by one Phytoestrogen and one Deep blue polyphenol. I take the CRS (which I think is kinda funny) and the MVT with me and take with dinner. Throughout the day, I am a nurse and use my oils to aid my fellow coworkers. Cypress for low back discomfort and head tension, lavender or balance when in crisis and more breathe to keep my airway open. I tried Oregano more recently for what felt like the start of a serious respiratory issue. I filled a veggie cap with 9 drops of Oregano and swallowed it with milk and intended on taking it twice a day for 7-10 days, By day three, I was healthy again and it was just that simple. I totally enjoy the experience I have had with my oils so far helping everything from a sore tooth, and bedwetting to chronic discomfort and feelings of sadness/anxiety. I received the oils as a gift for taking care of a very lovely woman's father with dementia. I never anticipated I would benefit so greatly and would help so many others because of it!
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