Essential Oils 101


What is a esential oil?

Essential Oils are made from plants for physical and emotional benefits. They are distilled from leaves, flowers, tree bark, seeds, or rind of fruit in concentrated amounts. Typically one drop of a dōTERRA® essential oil has a powerful effect making them affordable at just pennies per use!

How do I use esential oils?

You will soon learn that there are hundreds of ways to use dōTERRA® essential oils, including relaxation, personal hygiene, household cleaning, cooking, and supporting a healthy body. Every oil has at least one of three application methods: Aromatic, Topical, or Internal.

For Aromatic Use ~ Breathe in or use a diffuser to open up airways, improve mood, or freshen the air.

For Topical Use ~ Use a carrier oil when applying to bottoms of feet or affected areas to target specific needs.

For Internal Use ~ Drop in water, under tongue, or in veggie capsule to support mouth, throat, digestive system, or overall health.

What are some basic safety tips?



No sunbathing after applying citrus essential oils. Citrus oils are sensitive to the sun since they are made from the rind of fruit. Avoid direct sunlight to the exposed area for at least 12 hours of that location may have a skin irritation or burn. Oils applied underneath clothing should be fine.



• Avoid These Areas 

Never put essential oils in your eyes, inside ear canal, or up nose. However, you may apply oils around the eye bone in a C shape, on ear cartilage and behind ear bone, or diffuse essential oils.



• Hot Oils

If it starts to burn, skip the water. Use a carrier oil or whole fat milk. Because essential oils don't mix with water, applying water to the area can actually drive the burn in deeper. Ouch!


Safe Storage

The majority of all adverse reactions to essential oils by children have been as a direct result of accidental overdose and ingestion in large amounts. Keep out of reach of children. Use child proof safety caps.


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(Grounding Blend)

Creates sense of calm and well-being, at the same time that promotes tranquility and sense of balance


(Respiratory Support)

Clears airways and promotes easy breathing. Use with diffuser at night for restful sleep and alive respiratory discomfort.

Deep Blue®

(Muscle & Joint Support)

Apply to tired, aching joints. Use before and after exercise to reduce discomfort, and it is special for deep tissue massage.


(All Things Calming)

Soothes occasional skin irritations. Taken internally, Lavender oil reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep.


(Powerful and Versatile)

Supports immune function and helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically.


(Digestive Support)

Taken orally, helps reduce gas and occasional indigestion. Supports healthy digestion when used internally


(Cleans and Freshens)

When diffused, Lemon has an uplifting aroma. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits.


(First Aid for the Skin)

Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Taken internally, promotes healthy immune function.

On Guard®

(Natural Defense)

Taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function. Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.


(Natural Immune Support)

Supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and provide powerful antioxidants when used internally.

Wild Orange

(Revitalizing and Uplifting)

It can be used as a daily surface cleaner. Enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.


(Cools and Invigorates)

Alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally.