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Oil of the Week – Black Pepper

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

With noteworthy topical and internal benefits, Black Pepper essential oil can be used to add spice and sharpness when cooking, or to ward off seasonal and environmental threats.

Description

Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation but should be used with caution when applied topically due to its strong warming sensation. It can also help with the digestion of foods, making it an ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavor and internal benefits.

Uses

  • Create a warming, soothing massage by combining one to two drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  • Diffuse or inhale directly to soothe anxious feelings.
  • Take one to two drops in veggie caps daily when seasonal threats are high.
  • Add to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.

Primary Benefits

  • Provides antioxidant support
  • Supports healthy circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Enhances food flavor
  • Soothes anxious feelings

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Oil of the Week – Bergamot

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously providing cleansing and purifying benefits.

Description

Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin while having a calming effect.

Uses

  • Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high.
  • Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.
  • Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot.
  • Apply to the feet before bedtime or use with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a calming and relaxing massage.
  • Add one to two drops to your DIY skin care cleanser.

Primary Benefits

  • Calming and soothing aroma
  • Provides skin purifying benefits
  • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits

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Oil of the Week – Basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking.

 

Description

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, and it is also cooling to the skin. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience.

 

Uses

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Helps to keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused
  • Supports cardiovascular and nervous system health when consumed internally

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