Welcome back to my two post series on Reinventing Healthcare in Your Home! In Part 1, I talked about the first five oils that come in the DoTerra Family Physician Kit. If you have not had a chance to read it then click the link here. Let’s discuss the last five essential oils in the DoTerra Family Physician Kit.
Deep Blue (Soothing Blend) essential oil is by far my favorite essential oil for pain relief. Deep
Blue is perfect for muscle and joint support. I personally use this all the time to limit the amount of pain medications I have to take for the back and neck injuries I sustained when I was rear-ended on the freeway. Deep Blue is a topically used soothing blend consisting of a unique combination of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus essential oils. There are three main ways to use deep blue. First, you can rub it on your joints to help with soreness and stiffness. Second, you can rub it on muscles to reduce discomfort (especially before and after a workout). Thirdly, you can combine it with carrier oil for a great deep-tissue massage for those of you who are lucky enough to have someone from whom you can ask for a massage. I couldn’t find an online link but if you want to find more information about this oil and how to use it, check out the DoTERRA product guide found through the link above and check out my Research Page for information on the oils in each blend.
Breathe (Respiratory Blend) essential oil is a blend consisting of a unique combination of laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, and ravensara. This essential oil is great for those of you who, like me, have seasonal allergies. The blend can be applied directly to the chest and neck to help clear up your lungs and sinuses. It can be added to a humidifier or a diffuser when you need to sleep better at night. Lastly, it can be used directly on the chest or bottom of your feet during those times of seasonal discomfort which can really be a damper on one’s day. You can find more information about this oil and how to use by clicking on the product information guide here and check out my Research Page for information on the oils in each blend.
DigestZen (Digestive Blend) essential oil is a digestive blend consisting of a unique combination of ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander, and anise essential oils. It can be swallowed at meal times to help with healthy, comfortable digestion, or for children, it can be applied to the bottoms of their feet when they are having digestive issues. It can also be applied directly on the stomach when battling nausea, digestive discomfort, and/or motion sickness. As I am gluten intolerant, this blend will be my friend when I am unsure on whether something I am eating has gluten in it. I couldn’t find an online link but if you want to find more information about this oil and how to use it, check out the DoTERRA product guide found through the link above and check out my Research Page for information on the oils in each blend.
On Guard (Protective Blend) essential oil is a natural defense essential blend consisting of a unique combination of wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. I’m currently using it as I write this blog by diluting it in my tea for added immune support. On Guard blend can also be used as a protective mouth rinse by diluting it and gargle morning and night. For those of you who are not a fan of the sharp taste of this essential oil (due to the strong clove and cinnamon presence), you can put several drops of On Guard blend in a gelatin capsule (or purchase already made beadlets/capsules here) to avoid the intense taste. You can also use this blend in a humidifier when fighting sickness and don’t want the airborne pathogens to affect anyone else. It can also replace items such as lysol spray by diluting On Guard in a spray bottle and spraying on doorknobs, telephones, and other surfaces that might be contaminated. I couldn’t find an online link but if you want to find more information about this oil and how to use it, check out the DoTERRA product guide found through the link above and check out my Research Page for information on the oils in each blend.
I consider Frankincense essential oil to be an important addition to the medicine cabinet. In the DoTERRA Family Physician Kit it says that “when in doubt, use Frankincense” because of its versatility of uses. Frankincense can be used to take care of minor cuts, bites, and sores. When you are stressed and/or have a headache, Frankincense can be combined with lavender and peppermint to provide relief. Like On Guard, it can also be used to support immune function. It can be used aromatically and applied directly to the skin to help lift up your mood and increase awareness. The last comment I will make is that it can also be combined with a carrier oil (Specific oils used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy such as Fractionated Coconut Oil- insert link to buy) or face moisturizer for healthy skin. You can find more information about this oil and how to use by clicking on the product information guide here, and and check out my Research Page for more information..
Thank you for reading through to the end of this blog. There is so much more information out there and uses, but I hope this gave you a better idea of ways essential oils can change your life and reinvent healthcare in your home. I’m very excited about the opportunity to change the way I take care of myself and my husband in a natural, pure, non-toxic, and affordable way! Once again, diluting the essential oils mentioned will be the best route if you have really sensitive skin, or just want to make it last longer. You only need a tiny amount which is an amazing feature of essential oils! If your interest has been peaked, and you would like to try this out for yourself, please go to my website (http://www.mydoterra.com/karlasnow/), or the titles of each essential oil links back to my store. There you can learn more about DoTERRA, shop for products, and learn about the company. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by clicking my name at the top of my website page or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.