How much is too much?

Dr. David K. Hill, D.C. shared these recommendations at the 2015 doTERRA Convention.

Recommended Ideal Amounts

Dr. David K. Hill, D.C. shared these recommendations at the 2015 doTERRA Convention. To create these recommendations he balanced effective ranges of essential oils with known safety data. It is important that essential oil users stay within the Ideal Amount ranges to derive the maximum benefit from using the essential oils. In fact, overwhelming the body with too much essential oil can sometimes lead to unwanted outcomes. This is because cells in the body utilize complex chemical reactions to metabolize the oils. It is never appropriate to exceed the metabolic capacity of the cells. Learn more about metabolism in this article: “Essential Oil Metabolism.” Continue reading How much is too much?

End the Carrageenan Controversy

There have been many naysayers on the Internet when it comes to carrageenan, including some well-known health bloggers. I wanted to put the controversy to an end when it comes to the products I recommend. I had an extended discussion with Jeff Dorsett, MSHS, Research and Development Scientist at doTERRA. I expressed my concern over the fact that some products in the doTERRA lines have carrageenan listed as an ingredient, notably the On Guard toothpaste and all of the softgel preparations. What I found out is that Jeff is the man who wrote the white paper on carrageenan at doTERRA and he graciously offered it to help me clear the air on this misunderstood compound used in food and health products.

What is Carrageenan?
“Carrageenan is a safe and natural fiber extracted from seaweed. It is an indigestible polysaccharide that is commonly used in foods as a natural thickening, gelling, and stabilizing agent.” [1] Continue reading End the Carrageenan Controversy

Taking Essential Oils Internally

Internal use

Questions that have been asked:

Don’t I need to use a carrier oil when taking essential oils internally?

Not necessarily. We have found that some of the hotter oils like Oregano it may be more comfortable to the tummy it you add a few drops of carrier oil.

What are some of your other favorite Essential Oils to take internally?

Lavender and Frankincense is a great mix to relax in the evening, decrease inflammation throughout the body.

Coriander Essential Oil

CorianderCoriandrum sativum
Popular across many cultures for various uses, coriander essential oil is extracted from the seed of the coriander plant. Coriander’s healthful therapeutic benefits, which can be attributed to its extremely high linalool content, range from digestive support to maintaining an already healthy insulin response.

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Clary sage Essential Oil

Clary SageSalvia sclarea
Clary Sage is known for its mood-lightening properties.

  • A favorite of women
  • Used to lift and lighten mood

During your menstrual cycle, apply to abdomen for a soothing massage.

Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.

Apply one to two drops to the bottom of feet or pulse points.

Apply one to two drops to your pillow for a restful night’s sleep.

Add three to four drops to shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon BarkCinnamomum zeylanicum
Well-known for its use as a spice, Cinnamon also has many unique benefits.

  • May promote healthy circulation*
  • Maintains a healthy immune system*
  • Long used to flavor food

During your nightly routine, add one drop of Cinnamon to two ounces of water and gargle for an effective mouth rinse.

Place two to three drops in a spray bottle with water for a quick and effective cleaning spray.

During the winter months, dilute Cinnamon with Fractionated Coconut Oil and create a warming massage for cold, achy joints.

Place two to three drops in a dōTERRA Veggie Cap to maintain a healthy immune system.*

Place one drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat.*

Add to your favorite recipes in place of ground cinnamon for a delightfully spicy flavor.

Supports healthy metabolic function.*

Naturally repels insects.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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Cilantro Essential Oil

CilantroCoriandrum sativum
From the leaves of the Coriander plant, Cilantro Essential Oil is commonly used for its fresh and tasty flavor.

  • Aids digestion*
  • Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor
  • Cleanses and detoxifies*

Add to salads, dips, and guacamole to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.

Place one to two drops in a dōTERRA Veggie Cap to experience Cilantro’s cleansing and detoxifying effect.*

For a fresh, clean-smelling, herbal aroma, diffuse three to four drops of Cilantro with the citrus essential oil of your choice.

Assists with digestion after over-indulging at dinner.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

CedarWood Juniperus virginiana
Cedarwood has a warm, woody, balsamic fragrance that relaxes the mind and body.

  • Promotes clear skin
  • Has a soothing, grounding effect on the mind and emotions
  • Relaxing and calming aroma is perfect for massage therapy

Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain  vitality throughout your workout.

After a difficult day, diffuse Cedarwood to relax the mind and the body.

During your facial routine, add one to two drops of Cedarwood to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties.

After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to affected area to immediately improve the appearance.

Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay.

Add to mulch or topsoil to repel insects.

When a child wakes up scared, apply to the bottom of feet to return a peaceful feeling.

Take internally to promote relaxation.*

Naturally repels insects.

 

*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.

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Cassia Essential Oil

*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.

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