I’ve created a little guide just for you. A fun + practical guide to using the oils specifically offered during BOGO week (both the Australian + U.S. offers).
I love that you love the oils as much as we do, and that you’re taking the next step of your oils journey (whether that’s your first oils ever, adding a few new oils to your collection, or stocking up on your faves because you’re a seasoned oiler who knows what they need + love when it comes to oils). We know that joining us in this oils lifestyle is so much more than just what’s in the bottle…..and we’re thrilled that we get to continue to support, inspire, educate and connect with you.
Enjoy reading through this guide + cracking open your new oils when they arrive this week.
Mum to Quinn and Mackenzie + doTERRA Blue Diamond + Founder of The Happy Collective
Inhale or use a diffuser
Reaches bloodstream within 30 seconds when applied to soles of feet
Add to water, add to cooking, drop under tongue or put in a vege capsule
Power to affect your mood through your limbic system in your brain
Kills airborne pathogens
Improves air quality
Apply to feet, back of ears, chest, neck, pulse points or directly where needed
Dilute with carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) to minimise skin sensitivity, increase surface area and reduce evaporation rates of the volatile essential oils
Nourishes whole body including digestive system
Use as directed on labels (not all oils can be ingested)
Keep out of ears, eyes, nose
How to Set Up Your Diffuser
:: Use clean, room-temperature tap or distilled water. Fill to the water level indicator line.
:: Add 4-8 drops of essential oil. You can add more oil for a stronger scent, or less for in a child’s bedroom. Experiment with the amount of oil you use and find what works best for you.
:: Avoid placing your diffuser in direct sunlight or near a fan
:: Make sure to unplug your diffuser prior to cleaning.
:: When removing excess water from the water tank, pour from the rear of the diffuser to avoid spilling on the operating buttons.
:: Clean the inside of the water tank and the outside of the diffuser with a small amount of neutral detergent cotton cloth or a small foam brush. Avoid using any harsh cleaners on your diffuser.
:: Rinse and dry.
Pure comfort, this is your oil for all things soothing. Think skin - sleep - emotions.
:: Massage into your little one's feet before bed
:: Add to a relaxing bedtime bath
:: Soothe sunburn by adding to aloe vera gel
:: Support burns by applying over affected area
:: Speed healing for bruises
:: Stop itching for mozzie bites
:: Soothe ant and other bites
:: Pop a few drops on your pillow when changing your sheets
:: Add 1 drop to your facial serum or moisturiser for enhanced skin hydrating and soothing properties
Replace your afternoon coffee AND ease your tension. Basically, your post 2pm best friend.
:: Rub onto temples to ease a headache
:: Add 1 drop to a large glass of water to freshen breath
:: Rub clockwise onto your belly to ease an upset, bloated or sluggish tummy
:: Roll down sides of the nose and across forehead to clear sinuses and ease sinus tension
:: Make a cooling spray by combining with clean water for sunburnt skin
:: Add to any chocolate, chocolate cake or slice recipe for a choc-mint taste explosion
:: Add 1 drop to your morning coffee for a delish mint twist that will motivate you for the day ahead
:: Diffuse at your desk to support increased concentration and motivation
:: Apply behind your ears and onto pulse points before a workout for some extra pep
:: Add 1-2 drops to a veggie capsule to aid upset digestion
This is your ultimate anti-inflammatory sidekick for all things muscle aches + pains, joint pain and cramping. It’s the perfect companion for an active lifestyle.
:: Dilute and apply onto feet and knees before and after exercise
:: Massage into sore muscles and aching joints
:: Dilute and massage into children's legs before bedtime to ease growing pains
:: Make a rollerbottle with fractionated coconut oil to carry with you to massage into lower back and belly to soothe joint pain, muscle pain or stomach cramps during that time of the month
:: Help muscles recover after intense exercise by massaging into area directly
Cedarwood is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. This guy has a grounding aroma and, when applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.
After a difficult day, diffuse to create a relaxing environment.
During your facial routine, add one to two drops to your facial toner or moisturizer to promote clear, healthy looking skin.
Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closet to keep moths at bay.
The culinary uses and additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.
Place two drops in a doTERRA veggie cap to support healthy digestion and immune system function.*
Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.
Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma.
The warm, woody aroma of dōTERRA Balance Grounding Blend creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in dōTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.
Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.
Balance is a great oil blend to use during an AromaTouch® Hand Massage.
Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.
Slim & Sassy (called Smart & Sassy in Australia and New Zealand) is, our proprietary metabolic blend. It combines powerful essential oils known to promote a healthy metabolism when ingested; Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon.
Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.
Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.
Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.
Add a few drops to your post workout protein shake
doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend includes Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender help take it to the next level for your muscles.
Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.
Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Merging the major benefits of citrus essential oils, Citrus Bliss can uplift mood and reduce stress (and, let’s face it, it smells incredible).
Diffuse to help lift mood.
Put 1 drop on your wrist and rub both wrists together for a great everyday perfume.
Add 2–3 drops to dryer sheets to add a refreshing aroma to your laundry.
Combine with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a cheerful hand massage.
Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces. These days, we mostly use Marjoram for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system when used internally. It also can support both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.
Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.
Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.
Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram.
Apply to muscles before and after exercising.
Use the doTERRA Peace Blend to promote feelings of contentment, composure, and reassurance when anxious feelings overwhelm you.
Give yourself peace of mind by rubbing doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend into your temples.
Apply doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend to tense shoulders.
When experiencing anxious feelings, apply one drop to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply.
To calm an upset or restless child, apply to bottoms of feet.
With natural preservation properties, essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma.
Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands to protect against environmental threats.
Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking.
Diffuse to purify the air and to repel insects inside the home.
Mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil for a natural wood preservative and polish.
Use during meditation for a sense of peace and calm.
Litsea (also known as the “Oil of Tranquility) is an evergreen tree or shrub belonging to the Lauraceae family. Its fruit produces Litsea—a lemon-like essential oil with a wide range of aromatic uses.
Diffuse or apply one to two drops to a scarf or shawl to promote feelings of balance throughout the day.
Create your own blend by combining with complimentary oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Vetiver, or Fennel.
As a milder alternative to other mint essential oils, Spearmint is gentle enough to use topically or while cooking—without losing any of its freshness.
Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits*. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings.
- Diffuse to uplift mood
- Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath
- Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion*
- For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink*
Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.
Use internally as part of a daily health regimen to support healthy gastrointestinal function.*
Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.*
Diffuse or inhale for a sense of openness and mental clarity.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 1 litre of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
This is your go-to blend for all things optimal digestion, tummy upsets and bloating.
:: Diffuse during meal times to stimulate trigger the limbic system for optimal digestion
:: Take 1 drop in a large glass of water 30 mins before meals to improve digestion
:: Dilute as directed and rub onto bub’s belly, soles of feet and down spine to ease symptoms of colic and reflux
:: Carry a sample vial with you when visiting friends or travelling and trying new foods to ease occasional tummy upsets
:: Add 1 drop to your glass or stainless steel water bottle to sip through the day
:: Make a rollerbottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll clockwise onto belly or the soles of the feet to ease stomach upsets, cramps and bloating
:: Apply diluted to belly, down spine and rub into soles of kiddies feet during gastro bug attacks
:: Place a drop in the palm of your hands, rub together and inhale any time.
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.
Substantial mist output helps purify and humidify the air
1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings
Optional LED light
Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet
Simple, 3-piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use
Stable and light for the many spaces in your life
The beautiful thing about dōTERRA is that you get to be involved at whatever level you want to.
Here's the 3 pathways you can choose from when you get started with my oils tribe:
You love the oils and you’ll be an oil user for life, but you can’t see yourself telling anyone about them. (you want to be a CLOSET user ;) ) That’s ok! If this is you, hang tight for the next post where I'll guide you through how to get started with the oils.
You're sure you're going to love the oils, and you don't even have yours yet but you're already talking about them to people. When someone presents a health goal or concern, you think, “I bet there’s an oil that could help with that!” You can see yourself sharing naturally when it comes up with friends, family, and coworkers, and you’d like to host a class or get some support from us in learning how to help others start using dōTERRA. You'd also like some basic training to understand how commissions are earned, how to share dōTERRA without being weird (ha....I know you know what I mean), and how to earn free gifts while helping others find natural solutions in their lives.
You want to do what I do (educate people on how to use essential oils) and you might not have any idea what that means yet, but you feel curious and want to know more about the training + how to create a part time or a full time income with doTERRA.
Have a think on which pathway sounds most like you and I'll share some info next on how to take that next step forward (whatever that is for you)
Let’s expand on that, now that you've picked a pathway for you.
Guess what? If you picked pathway number 1, 2 or 3 in the previous post, everyone starts in the exact same place. The Oils.
doTERRA is really unique in the network marketing space. In other network marketing companies, there's often a high % of people doing the business side of things and a smaller percentage who are purely customers. This type of company has a SUPER unsustainable business model because they don't have a loyal customer base who love and need the product.
doTERRA has 5 million customers worldwide (they're the largest essential oil company in the world) and approximately 75% of those customers are purely that.....customers. Customers who adore the oils, use them everyday and aren't interested in the business side. This is a great thing. It means sustainability and a product that has a need that's not being fulfilled by the other oils that are available on store shelves.
So that's what I say when I say that no matter what pathway you're interested in (live, share or build), then we all start at the same place. The Oils.
Does pathway number 2 of 3 speak to you? The Share pathway or the Build (what I do) pathway? Fun! We get to talk about my fave thing: the doTERRA Biz Opp.
I won't touch on this for very long because everything always starts with the oils and using and loving them is always the place to start.
But maybe you're like me when I began my doTERRA business 3 years ago.....and you've been feeling a pull (again you can't quite put your finger on why) to know more about the doTERRA biz side of things. If that's you, jump over here and read a bit about my Happy Collective tribe (they're the best), the doTERRA compensation plan, why the doTERRA biz and why Network Marketing is the best business model when it's based on an incredible product and a company with integrity/vision.
Now that you know a little more about me, I invite you to:
Download my free The High Vibe Life eBook to help you kick start your oils obsession.
Email me at hi (at) aliceabba.com so we can talk more about how we could work together, and what saying yes to this opportunity could mean for you.
With love + all the oils,
Mum to Quinn & Mackenzie, Founder of The Happy Collective, doTERRA Blue Diamond.