LAVENDER

Since ancient times lavender has been used in soaps for its refreshing scent and anti-bacterial properties.  It is well known for its relaxing properties- a few drops on a pillowcase or behind the neck before bed can help with insomnia.  Application to the forehead can ease tension and headaches. A little known use of lavender …

PEPPERMINT

The smell of peppermint has the effect of freshening the mind and, as a result, improving concentration. Sometimes all that is needed is a whiff from the bottle to clear up respiratory passages or elevate mood. For a fever, fatigue or tension in the back or neck, application of just a few drops to the …

LEMON Essential Oils

If I were forced to choose only one essential oil, for its sheer versatility, I would pick lemon. Lemons have anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.  To disinfect kitchen and bathroom counters, add a few drops of essential oil in a glass bottle with water, or apply the drops directly onto a damp towel. Similarly, you can …

doTERRA ONGUARD PROTECTIVE BLEND HAS ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES

I’m a believer in using doTERRA’S On Guard (Protective) blend during the transition from fall to winter when we close our windows and spend more time indoors.  It contains cinnamon and clove which are not only “warm” scents that are reminisant of pumpkin pie, they also contain anti-bacterial properties.  The oil can help with viruses, …