Essential Oils 101

Essential oils have been a part of my family and personal health routine for the past three years. Over the years, I have enjoyed learning about and using essential oils to support my family’s immune system, protect them from environmental/seasonal stressors, soothe upset tummies, relax and encourage solid sleep, as well as to clean around the house without harmful chemicals.

As I have shared a little about dōTERRA’s Essentials oils on Instastories, I have received so much interest that I felt it necessary to explain why I use them and how to use them. I am excited to share more details about my personal everyday favorites!

Why do I use dōTERRA ?

On every dōTERRA bottle, you will see the letter CPTG. This stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade which, sets these oils apart.  These oils are derived from plants that are grown and harvested in their natural habitat, where they grow best. For example, dōTERRA Lavender comes from Bulgaria and Lemon from Italy. Second, dōTERRA oils are third-party tested and every test available is run on every single batch, ensuring every batch is safe and beneficial…which is SO important if you are taking them internally. dōTERRA is the only oil brand that I feel confident taking internally.  All of dōTERRA’s oils that are safe for internal use are marked with supplement facts on the bottle per FDA regulations.  dōTERRA also utilizes co-impact sourcing, which cuts out the middleman in third world countries and meets the needs of the people in these countries year-round, by providing water, schools, etc. Super cool, and makes me love the mission of this company!

What is the best way to dive into Essential Oils?

Although you can purchase any oils individually, the best value and easiest way to begin is with a starter kit which includes a free wholesale membership.

The Family Essentials and Home Essentials Kits are two of the most popular choices.  (The Family Essentials Kit has all 5ML bottles, and the Home Essentials Kit, pictured above, has *15ML bottles.) I personally started with the Home Essentials Kit because you get more oil and a diffuser, which I use each and every day!  

If the Home Essentials Kit is not in your budget then go with the Family Essentials Kit which comes with smaller bottles of the same oils and includes Peppermint and On Guard® Beadlets instead of a diffuser.  Both kits save you a ton money and include a free wholesale membership that I’ll explain at the end!

*Both kits include 10 of the most popular dōTERRA oils:

Lavender • Lemon • Peppermint • Melaleuca • Oregano • Frankincense • Deep Blue® • dōTERRA Breathe® • DigestZen® • dōTERRA On Guard®

*Note: Deep Blue® is 5ML in both kits

Here are a few of my favorites, along with their uses ::

WIth the winter bug season upon us, I am using dōTERRA On Guard® ALL DAY LONG to support our immune systems!! I diffuse this oil blend all around the house each day, roll my kids feet morning and night, and my hubby and I are taking it internally. I am also LOVING the dōTERRA On Guard® Hand Sanitizing Spray and keep it in my car and in my purse.

I love adding a few drops Lemon to my water each day to add flavor and help detox my body! I also take lemon whenever I feel throat discomfort and/or a stuffy nose coming on!

Deep Blue® has been a miracle worker on my sore, tired muscles post-workout! I add a few drops to my favorite body lotion and rub into my neck and back whenever my muscles are tense and sore.  Deep Blue® is also awesome to soothe cramps!

Lavender is soothing. It promotes solid sleep and soothes skin irritations. I love diffusing lavender in my bedroom at night.

How do I place an order?

The best way to order is via a wholesale membership. dōTERRA works much like Costco in that once you get a wholesale membership you can purchase anything at wholesale prices with no strings attached! Most importantly, there are NEVER hidden fees, monthly fees or any pressure to sell anything. You can pay $35 for a wholesale membership or you can get it FREE if you purchase one of the starter kits!

My recommendation for all of you wanting to dive into Essential Oils, is to order a Kit {Home Essentials is my pick for the best deal} and then add the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Spray and the dōTERRA On Guard® Softgels to support your immune system while the flu-craziness is going around!

To place an order ::
1. Go to my dōTERRA website
2. Click on “Join and Save” at the top.
3. Scroll down and click the green “Join” button. Be sure my referral number 1302384 is in the box.
4. Choose your country
5. Enter your info.
6. Choose your kit and any additional items you would like to add.
7. See “what’s next” below, to join my private Facebook group and to register for Oil Camp.

A few other FAQ’s ::

Am I obligated to make a monthly oil purchase? NO.

Do I have to start selling dōTERRA essential oils? No. But if you become passionate and ever want to consider earning an income, you can email us at

What’s next after I get my wholesale membership?  Click here to be added to our private Facebook group, Edit Essentials, where you can learn more and ask questions. Also, be sure to register here to join our team’s next online oil camp which is the absolute BEST way to learn how to use your oils! This Facebook group and Oil Camp are exclusive to Wholesale Members on my team.

Please feel free to email me any questions at at

I look forward to sharing more of my favorite uses for dōTERRA oils soon!

Let’s get oily!

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