As some of you might have seen on Twitter, I have recently become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and it has been such an amazing journey. I talk more about my doTERRA journey on my new website (which will hopefully be up in a couple months) misstorisue.com. My new website with be a lifestyle and health focused blog, which I am so very excited about! You all will know as soon as it is up.
One of my favorite dōTERRA products is the dōTERRA branded key chain, which conveniently allows for easy access to your favorite oils on-the-go. I can keep my favorite oils on hand with me at all times and I do not have to worry about carrying full bottles around with me. It comes with eight, empty, amber 5/8 dram vials and cost $6.50 plus the price of the oils. I fit about twenty drops of essential oils in each 5/8 dram vial, so they cost about $2 a piece.
I love how convenient the dōTERRA branded key chain is because if I want to add Lemon to my water, or smell Balance to help with my anxiety, or rub Elevation on my wrist to enhance my mood, they are all right there in one convenient place. Not to mention the little vials are adorable!
The first side of my kit is my warm colored oils. Yes, I am that obsessive haha. This side includes Elevation, Lemon, Wild Orange and On Guard.
Elevation- Elevation is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood blended flawlessly for an immediate and dramatic effect. I love using this blend as a revitalization in the middle of the day. I just place a drop in the palm of my hands, rub it around and smell my hands to liven me up when I am feeling run down.
Lemon- Lemon oil is sometimes referred to as “Liquid Sunshine”, and for good reason. It is versatile, with a well-established history for its use. It’s an aromatic powerhouse, useful for everything from disinfecting surfaces to lifting the mood. One of the easiest ways to receive lemon oil’s remarkable properties, is through diffusion or direct inhalation. It can also be applied to the bottom of the feet, or added to a glass of water, as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost. Diffusing lemon oil in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster. I always carry lemon with me because I LOVE lemon in my water but at restaurants, the lemon they put in the water is covered in bacteria so I ask them to hold them lemon and I put my lemon essential oil in the water instead.
Wild Orange- Wild Orange is an unpretentious essential oil, used in aromatherapy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nervous digestive problems. Wild Orange is one of the most powerful and aromatic of the essential oils. It is excellent for disinfecting and killing fungus and pathogens. It has very effective actions against colds and flu, and is highly recommended for use during their early stages. It can be both energizing and uplifting and sedative. It does this by instilling feelings of peace. Wild orange’s main constituent, limonene, has powerful anti-cancer activity, suggesting that this oil might be effective as an anti-cancer agent. It also supports collagen formation in the skin. This is one of my favorite essential oils ever! Not only does it smell amazing but I love the benefits it has for my body.
On Guard- On Guard is dōTERRA’s unique, proprietary blend, formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary, offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of dōTERRA’s most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. It is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens, due to the potency of its constituents. I used dōTERRA’s On Guard this last semester at school and it was the only semester in all four years of college that I did not get sick…not even a cold!
The second side of my kit is my cool colored oils. This side includes vials of Melaleuca, Balance (my everyday must have), Breathe and Lavender.
Melaleuca- Melaleuca or tea tree oil from dōTERRA has been revered for its cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. Composed of more than ninety different compounds, melaleuca has limitless therapeutic applications. I personally have found melaleuca to be extremely helpful for itchy feet when applied topically and I get really bad dry eyes from my allergies and this stuff works miracles when used aromatically.
Balance- Balance is considered a grounding blend. Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend spruce, rosewood, frankincense and blue tansy to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. For aromatic or topical use. I cannot go a day without using this product and definitely notice if I forget it because I will start to have panic attacks but when I use balance my emotions do a much better job of staying in check! Cannot live without it!!!
Breathe- Breathe is knows as the respiratory blend. Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society, and dōTERRA essential oils are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils, that combine to do just that help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara, it cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for night time diffusion, allowing for restful sleep.
Lavender- Lavender essential oil from dōTERRA is their most popular oil. Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. It is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. As a result of it being the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
I also created my own mood-lifting “My Happy Place” roll on perfume one day by combining my favorite fragrances used for uplifting the mood and helping calm my anxiety. “My Happy Place” is made up of wild orange, grapefruit, lemon, balance and elevation. I mixed these essential oils with some fractioned coconut oil, which is really moisturizing. Mmmmm it smells so yummy!
My online dōTERRA store can be found at http://www.mydoterra.com/toriroach/. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate as well!
Have you tried essential oils in the past or would you be interested in trying them?
Hugs and kisses xoxo