Over the past year essential oils have replaced nearly every other natural remedy my family was using and for good reason – they work!
You can read more about why I’m using dōTERRA essential oils here, but for now I’d love to share with you some of the MUST HAVE blends and single oils our family doesn’t want to live without!
Correct X – Contains soothing essential oils that nourish the skin and speed up healing. This tiny tube of super powered oils is great for everything from small cuts and abrasions all the way through to deep wounds. It is very gentle and non-stingy when applied, making it great for mums of active boys or outdoorsy children.
DigestZen – a blend of oils to support digestion, this has wide spread uses for the entire family. We make our own diluted rollers for fast application to sore tummies, but can also use this oil blend diffused in a room, or added to your water bottle to help calm the stomach after food.
This oil blend comes in pre-made capsules (1 full drop per capsule) and in a 15ml bottle (not pictured) and is great for people with gut health issues and very irritable tummies.
OnGuard – Fight germs and boost immunity naturally with this powerful blend. Containing clove oil which is chock full of antioxidants, OnGuard smells like Christmas with its cinnamon and orange tones, but it also works brilliantly. We diffuse this blend when germs are rampant, and apply it diluted to the skin to boost immunity before sick germs fully take hold.
This oil blend comes in many forms including pre made beadlets (1/4 of a drop), capsules (1 full drop per capsule) and in a 15ml bottle (not pictured). There are also a full range of dōTERRA OnGuard products such as foaming hand wash and laundry detergent based on this oil blend.
Because all parents need a good nights sleep!
Vetiver – this oil is like liquid sleep and I use it in my favourite sleep blend every night. It can be applied directly to the base of the feet and rubbed into the big toe to assist with winding mind and body down at bed (works great on children too!!)
Lavendar peace – this is our standard bedtime diffuser blend, along with some vetiver or cedarwood oil. It is a sweet smelling, soothing blend and the addition of vetiver makes it even more powerful. Is also lovely added to your bath, and is safe to be taken as a sleeping tablet (under the tongue or in a capsule) for people who need extra sleep assistance
Peace (roller) – my other favourite sleep oil is this blend called Peace. Unlike the one above, it doesn’t have a strong lavender smell but more earthy tones. Along with other soothing oils like Marjoram, Frankincense and Clary Sage, this blend really helps shut my mind off when its busy chattering, I use this blend rolled onto my temples and wrists at bedtime to clear my mind and sink into a lovely slumber.
Lets face it, being a parent is tiring and we need to have as much energy as possible available to use to keep up with our children!
Lifelong Vitality supplements – doTERRAs supplement range is their best selling product and for good reason. Safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, this is a must have for mums to keep their energy optimal. Learn more about these supplements with Dr Axe here.
Clary Calm is a women’s roller blend which is brilliant for balancing hormones. This helps soothe us when we go through bumpy patches at different times of the month, and also provides comfort and relief with menstrual symptoms or the transition into menopause. Teenage girls can also use this.
Balance – This is part of my daily routine and is definitely one of my top 5 favourite oils. A grounding blend comprising many wood oils, balance bring us back to our centre, our bodies and our hearts. Balance can be used in many ways which for me include – applied to the feet to bring calm and focus, 1 drop rubbed onto wrists and neck before yoga to help me collect myself and ‘arrive’, 1 drop applied to wrists and neck to soothe anxious feelings and much more.
Salubelle – This is a beauty blend containing Frankincense, rose and other powerful oils for skin support. Applied directly to the face as an anti-ageing oil, this is gentle on the skin and is easily absorbed. This blend is also great for supporting scar healing, stretch marks in pregnancy and more
Deep Blue (roller) – Suffering from sore muscles or head tension? This blend is your friend to soften relax and ease the muscles into wellbeing. Applied directly to sore muscles this blend will delight exercise fanatics and office workers by providing fast relief while helping the body repair.
Many of these oils come available in kits, so if you are yet to get a dōTERRA account get further information about this amazing company and its passion for natural health products here.
About the author
Bree Taylor Molyneaux is a Brisbane based women’s self-care + happiness coach specialising in fertility, pregnancy + birth, motherhood + beyond. She is trained a HypnoBirthing® practitioner + personal renewal facilitator with a passion for helping women bring more self-care into daily life.
Bree coaches women across a wide range of areas, runs restorative + self-care retreats, and has a range of and hypnosis downloads available on iTunes. Read more about Bree here.