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Essential oils have been stirring up quite the buzz over the last few years as people are starting to become more and more health conscious. If you didn’t already know, the use of essential oils can have many health benefits, along with a variety of other uses.
Over the years I’ve been using and testing out a wide range of essential oils from numerous companies and I have to say that I’ve developed quite an obsession with them as I’ve incorporated them in my normal day to day life. Whether it be adding them to my homemade natural cleaning products, mixing them into carrier oils for a body or massage lotion, making relaxing room and body sprays, or just using them in my diffuser to add a touch of comfort and serenity in my home. My love for essential oils has become part of my lifestyle now.
Being someone that has been using and testing out so many different essential oil brands, it even come to a shock to me that I had never tried DoTerra oils yet, despite all of the amazing things I’ve heard about them. I guess it was based on convenience since I normally just run to the closest health food store to get my natural products, and Doterra was never an option here.
Doterra is a brand that stands out from the rest as they are a trusted name in the industry and they are the one brand that is known for offering essential oils that you can actually ingest! I was able to test out a few of their products and I’m really excited to let you know my experience thus far!
The three products I’ve been using from Doterra are PastTense, Passion, and Lemon (this one you can ingest). Read on to hear their uses and my reviews!
The PastTense roll on bottle is great for headaches, tension, and cooling down after a workout or during a hot flash. I personally love this roll on and use it religiously since I tend to get a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders, especially during stressful times. As soon as I feel discomfort or a tension headache coming on I’ll roll it on my neck and lightly on my temples and let it do it’s work. I’ll also drink plenty of water during this time to help my body fight off the headache in case it’s been induced by any dehydration. I usually find within minutes my headache will be completely gone and my muscles are more relaxed. The bonus is that it has a nice refreshing minty scent!.
This is one product I will always have in my purse or bring with me travelling. It can be a lifesaver in those times where you need to ease tension.
This roll on smells so exquisite that sometimes I’ll just wear it as a perfume! It has a divine warm tone that intends to uplift your mood and give you feelings of excitement and passion. I roll it on my chest, neck, and wrists whenever I feel like I need a little kick of motivation.
I saved the best for last here; this is one of my favourite essential oils ever!!! This special oil is pure enough to ingest, which is perfect for those who like a little splash of lemon in their water to excite the taste buds. Not only does it taste great but it has many health benefits as it detoxifies your liver, helps relieve stomach cramps, indigestion, heartburn, boosts your immune system with vitamin C, and soothes a sore throat. It’s also just a great way to start your morning, and even better if you add these drops to hot water first thing in the morning before eating anything to keep your immune system strong and to help your body detox!
Lemon oil is also a great household cleaner! It works like magic to remove crayon on walls, or gum from hair or carpet (anything sticky really). You can also use it as a disinfectant by adding it to vinegar in a spray bottle to wipe down surfaces and eliminate germs and bacteria.
Apart from the endless benefits lemon oil can offer, another one of my favourite uses for it is incorporating it in my beauty regimen. Lemon oil is great for you hair and nails. Rub the oil on your cuticles and nails to soften and nourish them. You can also make your own spray if you want to add some natural highlights to your hair! Just add a few drops of lemon oil to water in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair before lying out in the sun for some perfect natural highlights!
There are so many other great products that Doterra has to offer that helps aid in all sorts of conditions! It’s is a great brand to start with if you are new to the essential oil game and is definitely worth a try if you tend to experiment with different brands as Doterra offers some of the most pure oils on the market!