Fun Facts

Essential oils are 50-70 times more potent than there herbal counterparts.  Very powerful!

The name “doTERRA” is a Latin derivative meaning “gift of the Earth.”

Oils applied to the bottoms of feet take only 30 seconds to enter the bloodstream.

Aromatic · doTERRA

Essential Oil Recipe of the Week – Reed Diffuser

I found this recipe on the doTERRA blog.

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils.


¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops favorite essential oils
Reed diffuser sticks

You can purchase reed diffuser sticks at most craft and candle stores.


  1. Put Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into glass container.
  2. Add reed diffuser sticks.
  3. It may take up to a day for the essential oil blend to make it’s way up the diffuser for you to smell.

Tip: Flip each reed every two to three days for a stronger aroma.

Some of my favorite oils to use are:

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Why Essential Oils? Why doTERRA Essential Oils?

Why did I choose essential oils?

My body does not absorb pills very well. I also experience every side effect and sometimes even some that aren’t documented yet (some side effects have a permanent and lasting effect-death). Essential oils seemed to make sense. Mother Nature gave us a beautiful self-healing planet to live on. That’s not to say we don’t need doctors or that I don’t use doctors, please don’t misunderstand me. Plants have been used as medicine for thousands of years (because they work)! The medicinal use of plants is mentioned in the Bible. Because essential oils are natural it’s easier for our bodies to use them, our bodies know what to do with the oils. Essential oils are also more potent, so we only need 1-2 drops.

Why I Choose doTERRA Essential Oils?

I have been using essential oils for many years, but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I found and fell in love with doTERRA. doTERRA oils can be taken internally (look for the Supplement Facts information on the side of the bottle).  If an oil is safe for internal use the bottle will have Supplement Facts like the bottle of Cassia in the first picture.  The second picture has a bottle of Cypress which is not safe for internal use.

With Supplement Facts
Without Supplement Facts

With doTERRA, you can be sure that you are getting 100% pure essential oil. Try rubbing a drop of doTERRA oil and a drop of another’s brand essential oil between your fingers (different fingers for each oil). If the other oil leaves an oily feel on your fingers you know it’s been cut with a carrier oil. doTERRA doesn’t add a carrier oil, you know you have 100% essential oil with doTERRA. If you do a sniff test you can smell the difference also.  Some other brands smell perfume-y or chemical-y.  doTERRA oils come with an expiration date so you can keep track of the shelf life of your oils. doTERRA is committed to sourcing the best oils in the world, direct from the grower, through ethical sourcing practices and places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers. Our oils are unique and unrivaled.  Each batch of doTERRA essential oil undergoes seven different testing procedures by a third-party laboratory and surpasses USDA organic standards. You can even see the GC/MS reports for your bottle by typing in the code from the bottom here. doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s oil production and making sure they are treated ethically. I really could go on all day about doTERRA but I’ll let you read direct from doTERRA at your leisure.

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doTERRA · Food Recipes

Essential Oil Recipe of the Week – Flavored Toothpicks

I found this recipe on the doTERRA blog.
Everyone enjoys a flavored toothpick! They are great for freshening breath, cleaning teeth, and fighting off sweet tooth cravings.
Items Needed
Glass jar with lid
10–20 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
Tin to hold toothpicks
  1. Take glass jar and fill bottom with Fractionated Coconut Oil, about ¼ inch.
  2. For mild cinnamon flavor add 10 drops Cinnamon Bark oil to jar. Add more drops for stronger flavor.
  3. Place toothpicks in jar. Let toothpicks sit in oil mixture for 8 hours or until oil is absorbed.
  4. After toothpicks have absorbed oil mixture, lay toothpicks on plate and let dry 24 hours.
  5. Place flavored toothpicks in small tin or glass jar to use when needed.

Note: Try different flavors such as Peppermint, Slim & Sassy®, doTERRA On Guard®, or Wild Orange. Get creative and try to make your own flavor combination such as Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint, or Peppermint and Grapefruit. The options are endless.

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A Daily Essential Oil Routine

While I was poking around on the doTERRA blog, I found this and thought I would pass it on.  Hope you enjoy.

For some, essential oils seem like an elusive trend that requires training and knowledge to understand and use. The truth is, it doesn’t take much to learn how to effectively use essential oils—even if you are a beginner. As long as you have a basic understanding of the safety guidelines of essential oils and adhere to any label cautions and instructions, it is easy to start enjoying the benefits of essential oils right away.

Not only are essential oils a “learn-as-you-go” type of product, but they are also extremely applicable in everyday life. It is a misconception that you must be living an all-natural lifestyle or have a deep understanding of chemistry to be able to use essential oils in your daily routine. Essential oils can easily be incorporated into the seemingly simple things you do every day.

For some ideas on how to incorporate essential oils and other essential oil-infused doTERRA products into your daily routine, take a look at the suggestions below:


  • Diffuse energizing essential oils while you get ready in the morning for an invigorating start to your day.
  • During your morning shower, use products from the doTERRA SPA product line to cleanse and refresh the body.
  • Use the new Natural Deodorant with doTERRA Balance® for a long-lasting freshness.
  • Hydrate your skin with the Hydrating Body Mist with Beautiful Blend for an enchanting personal fragrance and to nourish your skin.
  • With breakfast, take two capsules of each product from the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® for energy, health, vitality, and other benefits.
  • Pop a Peppermint Beadlet in your mouth before heading out the door to help you feel alert and to give yourself long-lasting fresh breath.


  • Add a few drops of essential oils to your water for an extra boost of flavor that will act as a tasty reminder to drink more throughout the day. (Try citrus oils like Lemon, Lime, or Grapefruit.)
  • When you are dragging at work in the afternoon, diffuse uplifting essential oils like Bergamot or doTERRA Cheer® at your desk.
  • While the kids work on homework after school, consider diffusing essential oils like Spearmint or Basil nearby to promote a sense of focus and mental clarity.


  • Add a few drops of essential oils to your evening bath to help you relax after a long day.
  • Take two more capsules of each product in the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack with dinner to reap the internal benefits of this product line.
  • After standing on your feet all day, performing manual labor, or working out, massage essential oils like Deep Blue®, Black Pepper, or Wintergreen into the feet and legs.


By the end of the day, you will have effortlessly infused the use of essential oils into your life without any inconvenience. As you discover new oils and which ones you like best, it will only become easier to benefit your life and your family’s life every day with simple essential oil use.


How to Clean Your Diffuser

The doTERRA diffusers are an ideal asset to keep in your home or office. Depending on what essential oils you diffuse, they purify the air you breathe and freshen the space with oils infused to meet your needs, which can range from calming and promoting sleep, to waking and grounding the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.

Regardless of the type of diffuser you have, learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit, and can also negatively affect your aromatic experience when there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser—imagine trying to diffuse Basil after diffusing Spikenard first!

To keep your diffuser in perfect running condition for years to come, clean your diffuser after each use by wiping it out and letting it dry before using it again. For a quick clean, it is a good idea to diffuse Lemon oil for a short time. This makes it easier to clean out any residue or water lines before you wipe it out. For diffusers that do not use water, make sure to rinse out the nozzle with tap water and then wipe it clean.

We also recommend that you deep clean your diffusers once a month or as needed. Do so by following these steps based on the type of diffuser you have:

How to Deep-Clean an Ultrasonic Diffuser (for Aroma Lite, Lotus, Lumo, or Petal diffusers)

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of pure white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to disperse throughout.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
  8. Wipe the reservoir with a dry cloth and let air dry before using it again.

How to Deep-Clean a Nebulizing Diffuser (for the Aroma-Ace diffuser)

  1. Completely submerse the quick-change top in rubbing alcohol for 30–60 minutes.
  2. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Keeping a clean diffuser allows for the best possible experience in using your doTERRA essential oils aromatically.

What’s wrong with having a diffuser in each room with a different scent? Absolutely nothing. Just ask the employees of doTERRA, who frequently diffuse different oils at their desks. To view each of the diffusers doTERRA offers, click here.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
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