Essential Oil Basics: Featuring doTERRA’s Healthy Start Kit

I have had some moms coming to me lately who want to begin using essential oils, but they’re not sure where to start. They want to incorporate the oils in their daily routine to keep their family healthy, and they want to they get the biggest bang for their buck. That was me too! So, I thought I’d create some blog posts that explain the oils in doTERRA’s various Starter Kits. Today, I’ll be focusing on the Healthy Start Kit. Just like the name suggests, it gets you all you need for a quick, healthy start. It comes with 10 (5ml) essential oils, and a diffuser!

LAVENDER: This is called the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils, because it’s such a versatile oil. Use it with Tea Tree oil on your kiddos diaper rash, heat rash during the summer, and bug bites all year round. Combine it with Frankincense in a diffuser to calm your baby before bedtime. Put some on your pulse points in the afternoon to ease your anxious feelings. It’s a MUST for all families.

LEMON: I LOVE me some lemon oil! I like to combine this with Peppermint in the morning to help wake up our house before school and get out all the morning grumpiness. It’s great to drink in a glass of water for a gentle daily detox. Lemon also works to break up any gunk in your little one’s cough.

PEPPERMINT: If you ever need an afternoon pick me up, grab your bottle of Peppermint! Put some drops in your diffuser with Lemon and Frankincense to help you focus. Peppermint is also great for supporting a healthy digestive and respiratory system. Simply dilute and rub on those pain points, and you’re good to go.

TEA TREE (MELALEUCA): Tea Tree oil is all things cleansing. ItYou can clean your home with a few drops of this oil and water in a spray bottle for PENNIES. It’s also great for helping you achieve clear skin, and offers amazing sinus support. Use it in your shampoo to help control your dandruff, too!

OREGANO: What I like to call “the big guns.” This is not an oil that you will use everyday, but you’ll be glad you have it when ya need it! It’s one I like to use when I feel like my kiddos need some extra immune support. Combine it with OnGuard and Frankincense for the ultimate immune supporter. It’s also great to use for cooking! I like adding a drop to our favorite Italian dishes; yum!

FRANKINCENSE: The king of all oils. “When in doubt, get your Frankincense out!” This oil is great for literally everything: immune systems, respiratory systems, emotional support. It’s great to incorporate in your skincare routine, as it has some awesome anti-aging properties. It’s also great combined with Peppermint for head tension. For more info on this oil, check out this blog post.

ONGUARD (Protective Blend): This was my gateway oil. This oil soothed my sore and scratchy throat so well, that I dove all in and got a kit after that. OnGuard can be used as a daily, preventative measure to support your immune system. You can make a hot tea out of a couple of drops with hot water to soothe your throat, diffuse it to cleanse the air in your home, and apply topically on your kiddos spine to keep them healthy.

DIGESTZEN (Digestive Blend): This blend is GOLD. I love having it handy for when one of my kids has tummy troubles. I just rub this right on their bellies (diluted with some Fractionated Coconut Oil) for relief. It also saved me during my pregnancy when I kept having digestive issues. I put a couple drops in a veggie cap before a meal, I was so much more comfortable after having this oil.

BREATHE (Respiratory Blend): I love rubbing this blend on my chest before a run. It helps to promote clear breathing and helps to open my airways. When one of my kids start coughing, I put Breathe, Lemon and Frankincense in a diffuser, and it helps them sleep so much better at night.

DEEP BLUE (Soothing Blend): This is my husband’s favorite blend, for sure! We never run out of this. He rubs Deep Blue on his back after a lot of lifting, and it really helps to soothe his sore muscles. I like to rub some on my legs after a long run to help with post workout soreness. 

BREVI STONE DIFFUSER: You literally get everything you need by having this diffuser included in the kit. You can adjust the time limit on this diffuser, and can use the light as a night light for your kids, or turn the light off if you wish.

THE DETAILS: This kit is only $160. It offers a $25 savings on the oils plus a FREE wholesale customer membership. This gives you 25% off doTERRA products for a whole year — no selling or any additional orders required. What a generous deal! Get started today HERE. 

BONUS: For the month of July 2020, anyone who starts with the Healthy Starter Kit (or any larger kit) will receive $50 in FREE product of your choice next month. Get started today HERE, and receive a surprise welcome gift from me.

This kit will be such a gift to your family. I know for my family, we have been able to address so many health concerns in a natural and holistic way the past few years. What are you waiting for? Start TODAY.

FDA disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

My Favorite Essential Oil: Frankincense

Frankincense is my favorite essential oil. It’s rightly called “the king of oils,” and was a gift to baby Jesus along with gold and myrrh. Hey, if it’s good enough for Him, it’s good enough for me. That alone speaks so much about the value of this oil.

You can use doTERRA Frankincense essential oil topically, aromatically, and internally. Remember, when using essential oils on infants dilute 1 drop of essential oil to 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil (FCO). Frankincense also has the ability to magnify the effect of other essential oils, so throughout this post you’ll notice I’ll give suggested pairings along the way.

Overall Health: For overall health, I like to take 1 drop of frankincense under my tongue every day. This oil is packed with antioxidants and will support brain and cellular health.

Immune Support: I have what I call a “FLOOM BOMB.” In a roller bottle, I put 3-5 drops each of Frankincense, Lemon, OnGuard, Oregano, and Melaleuca and top it off with FCO. This combination is like magic. I roll it on my spine and the bottom of my feet when I’m feeling under the weather, and I’m back on my feet the next day. It’s also soothing for your scratchy throat. Just roll on over your throat and massage over your lymph nodes.

Anti-Aging: Frankincense is packed with anti-aging properties and is a powerhouse when paired with Myrrh. You can make your own blend in a roller bottle, or check out doTERRA’s Immortelle Anti-Aging blend. It’s got Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Rose, and Sandalwood. Fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

Emotional/Mood Support: If you deal with mood swings, sadness, or anxious feelings then you should definitely be diffusing frankincense in your home. When I need my mood to be uplifted I diffuser Lemon and Frankincense. If you need to reduce anxious feelings and calm your emotions, try diffusing Lavender and Frankincense. It’s a great blend for sleep as well!

Soothing Tension & Soreness: You can use Frankincense for head tension and for muscle soreness. For head tension, apply Frankincense, Lavender, and Peppermint where you’re feeling discomfort. For sore muscles, combine Frankincense and Deep Blue and massage into your muscles.

These are just a few ways you can start using doTERRA Frankincense in your home. For those of you looking to get started using essential oils, doTERRA has some really cool specials this month! You can save BIG with one of their starter kits! Want more details? Check out all their starter kits HERE.

Now, did you learn something new? What’s your favorite way to use frankincense?