Your Guide To the Home Essentials Kit – for Beginners

Let’s crack straight in, shall we!!?

 

Frankincense

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.

Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.

More info here on Frankincense

Lavender

Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.

In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.

Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.

Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.

Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.

Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.

Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

Lavender is my go-to oil for small grazes and burns as it soothes irritations.

More info here on Lavender

 

Lemon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.

Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*

Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces.

Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.

Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.

Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.

Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

More info on Lemon 

Melaleuca / Tea Tree

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function.

The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect.

Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion.

For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.

Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.

Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.

Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

More info on Melaleuca

Oregano

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants*—extending its uses far beyond the kitchen.

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices.

Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin.

Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.

Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

Have you ever heard the phrase “we’re better off together?” In Oregano and Peppermint oil’s case, it’s true! In a recent study, a group of Brazilian researchers reported that, at least in the cases they were looking at, Oregano and Peppermint oil worked better when used together. When two different substances like Oregano and Peppermint oil work to create a combined effect that is greater than the effects of the individual substance on their own, the result is called synergism.  When using Oregano essential oil, use it alongside Peppermint oil for a more powerful result. To find out more about the synergism of other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.

More info on Oregano

Peppermint

The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. The plant’s first recorded appearance dates back to 1000 BC when dried peppermint leaves were found entombed in ancient Egyptian pyramids.

Throughout time, this herb has been valued as a multi-purpose plant and an essential oil whose components are now used by cosmetic, culinary, and health industries around the world.

Looking for something strong and natural to freshen your breath with? Mix a drop of Peppermint oil with a drop of Lemon essential oil in water, take a sip, and swirl it around in your mouth for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.

Would you like Peppermint essential oil recipes and DIYs? Here are some more of our favorites:

DIY: Essential Lip Balm
DIY: All-Purpose Spray
DIY: Herbal Hairspray
DIY: Dry Shampoo
DIY: Essential Hair Wax
DIY: Shaving Cream
Essential Oil Recipe: Hot Cocoa

 

DoTERRA Easy Air

A popular essential oil blend, doTERRA Breathe’s refreshing aroma can be used to create feelings of clear, easy breathing.

doTERRA Easy Air is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara.

doTERRA Easy Air (called Breathe in the US)  maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.

Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.

Put two drops in hot water, a towel over your head and inhale for an awesome experience when you’re feeling icky and under the weather.

Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment.

Read more about Easy Air here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/breathe-respiratory-blend-oil

Digestzen

DigestZen is a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, and soothe occasional upset stomachs.

This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective.

Add a few drops to water to take internally.

Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.

Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.

Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

Read more about Digestzen here:https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/digestzen-oil

On Guard

As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.

Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.

Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*

Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.

Read more about On Guard here https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/on-guard-oil

Deep Blue 

Formulated to soothe and cool, doTERRA Deep Blue is an enriched blend of oils perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout. Don’t grab any sensitive body parts  after- WASH your hands! Yeowch.

Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool.

After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.

Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.

Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.

Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.

More info on Deep Blue here https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/deep-blue-oil

Petal Diffuser (YAY!)

The Petal Diffuser is a small, convenient, and night-friendly diffuser with a far-reaching mist designed to help purify and humidify the air around you.

This high quality, affordable diffuser is perfect for both novice and experienced essential oil users who want a reliable, easy-to-use essential oil diffuser.

I use one in my kitchen after dinner to help clear lingering dinner smells, or to diffuse On Guard & Easy air if I have little ones under the weather. It’s the perfect size for bedrooms also.

PLEASE NOTE! None of these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To get your hands on these fun little bottles of alchemy and light, grab a Home Essentials Kit and I’ll help you embark on your new way of living. Enrol here: http://www.katabianac.com/enrol-essential-oils/ 

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