One of my main healthy lifestyle ESSENTIALS (yes, we’re getting punny over here at Dani On The Loose) are essential oils.
I know, I know- you may be thinking, “what witch craft potions is she about to push our way?” But, hear me out. The way I understand them, in their simplest form, is the pure nutrients distilled, extracted, and pressed out of different plants, barks, seeds, roots, and flowers all holding varying historical, natural healing properties.
When taken internally, applied topically, or diffused into the air, your body is able to absorb and soak up all these aromas and nutrients quicker than eating and digesting- similar to the benefits of drinking cold pressed green juices that send vitamins & minerals straight to your bloodstream rather than requiring the body’s digestive system to break down a whole salad first.
Essential Oils are detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral, mood boosting, and more.
They can be used as aromatherapy, personal care, and as natural medicine treatments. So, where and how can you start to stock your medicine cabinet with these? There are many reputable companies out there, Doterra being one of them and my own personal favorite. I specifically like them for the quality, the blends they carry, and the results I’ve seen firsthand. I also trust this company even more after seeing a number of functional medicine doctors use them in their practices.
(Find ordering tips at the end of this post!)
20 Ways To Start Using Doterra Essential Oils
Lavender Oil – Diffuse or rub lavender oil onto the soles of your feet before bedtime. You can also add to a spray bottle with water and spritz the air and pillow cases before bedtime for a deeper sleep.
Serenity Blend – Diffuse and use all the same ways as lavendar oil.
Peppermint Oil – Diffuse or put a drop of peppermint oil to your temples, behind the ears, under your nose, and onto your tongue.
Elevation Blend – Diffuse or add to wrists to promote feelings of happiness.
Peppermint Oil – Apply to the temples and behind the ears. You can also add 1-2 drops to thumb and place thumb in roof of the mouth for a few seconds.
DigestZen Blend – Add a few drops to stomach area and rub into skin.
Tea Tree Oil – Put 2-3 drops tea tree oil onto cotton ball and apply to any skin inflammation like a pimple.
Whisper blend or Jasmine (females) – Apply 1-2 drops to wrists.
Cedarwood (men) – I just recently made the hubs a homemade cologne with a little roller bottle from Whole Foods. Simply just dropped in ½ cedar, ½ lavender.
Lemon Oil – Make your own all purpose cleaning solution: Add 1/3 distilled white vinegar, 2/3 water, and 5-10 drops of lemon essential oil.
Peace Blend – Rub onto soles of the feet and wrists.
Balance Blend – Diffuse or rub onto soles of the feet and wrists.
Adaptiv Blend – Diffuse into air, rub onto soles of feet, or add 2 drops to a veggie capsule and take internally.
Grapefruit Oil – Mix a few drops with Doterra coconut carrier oil and apply to skin. I also have a post here with the recipe to make a DIY skin tightening scrub using grapefruit oil and coffee beans.
Slim & Sassy Metabolism Boosting Blend – Add 2-3 drops in water throughout the day to boost metabolism and curb hunger cravings.
Deep Blue Blend – Mix with a few drops of Doterra’a coconut carrier oil and run into the sore area.
Past Tense Blend – Rub a few drops into sore shoulders or back of the neck to help relax muscles.
Eucalyptus Oil – Add a few drops to the bottom of the tub before you shower.
Oregano Oil – This is like nature’s antibiotic. Add 2-3 drops to a veggie capsule with another 2-3 drops lemon and take once daily.
Breathe Blend – Diffuse into air.
Boosting Immunity/Winter Season
On Guard Blend – Diffuse into air.
Brightening Blonde Hair
Blue Tansy – Safe for highlighted hair! Add a few drops to your shampoo bottle and use in place of “purple shampoo.”
Tangerine Oil – Add 5-10 drops to a spray bottle with water. You can use in bathrooms, kitchen, or anywhere to get rid of smells!
Air-X Blend – You can also use this blend to purify and cleanse the air. Diffuse or add a few drops to a spray bottle with water.
Holiday Peace Blend
Holiday Joy Blend
Add a few drops as you’re cooking in place of spices or fresh herbs! Below is a list of my favorites.
Get Started Kit:
Lastly, instead of individually purchasing, I’d highly recommend this Healthy Start Kit that is pictured throughout this post. You will honestly save so much money and you get way more bang for your buck.
It comes with a smaller version of all the basics you will want as well as a chic diffuser! Check out the Healthy Start Kit here and get it for WHOLESALE PRICE (over $50 in savings!) This is the one I personally got started with, so I feel confident recommending it to you guys.
And there you have it! I LOVE essential oils because they are the first thing I started using when I switched over to a nontoxic lifestyle. The use cases are endless. I even have a video on Instagram here you can check out for how to get started.
What questions do you have about essential oils? Want to order one of these from the post? Please leave me a comment on this post OR reach DM me on Instagram.