Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DoTerra Essential Oil Review and Giveaway- The Pitch List

I love essential oils.  Before doing this review I had never heard of doTerra though.  I was intriqued to learn more about them and their standards.  You see, not all essential oils are created equal.  There are some oils that you can only use externally and some you can use internally as well as externally.  doTerra can be used both internally and externally which makes it a very safe oil. 

Do you know what I'm talking about?  Have you even heard of essential oils before?  If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out this free ecourse to help you learn a bit about the oils and how you can use them.

I personally have never used oils internally.  I love them for aromatherapy and use them externally to help us feel better.  Let me introduce you to three different oils that I received to try out!


"lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use." 

The quote above comes from the doTerra site about lavender oil.  I personally love lavender oil.  It has long been a bedtime or fussy baby favorite of ours.   I have been known when the kids don't want to calm down and sleep to drop a bit of lavender oil on top of their nightlight bulb to diffuse throughout the room. But, aromatherapy is not the only use for lavender.  It is also a wonderful headache reliever.  I get migraines.  At times they can be really bad and I hate taking medicines for them.  Lavender oil, mixed with a fractioned oil such as coconut oil and rubbed on the temples offers wonderful headache relief!

Melaleuca(Tea Tree Oil)

I have long used tea tree oil for numerous things.  Get a sore on the skin that isn't an open wound?  Well we dab some tea tree oil on it.  Poison ivy?  Really it itches?  Well put some tea tree oil on it!  It also works wonders for treating fungus as well.  Any fungus from  ring worm to athlete's foot.  I've heard some that will put it in their homemade diaper wipe solutions to help clear up yeast infections on babies bottom, but I have not done that.

According to the doTerra site, tea tree oil or melaleuca as they refer to it, "melaleuca 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. For aromatic, internal or topical use."

On Guard Blend:

The on guard blend is described on the website as "a 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 our 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. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use."

In other words this is a great oil to have around my house where we are often sick.  We just got done with a bout of strep throat and I had some serious cleaning to do.  I have long used some oils in my cleaning solution.  This time I put a few drops of on guard into my mix and it smelled wonderful leaving me knowing that my house was pure and done with the sickness. 

Oh and the added bonus is that it smells awesome!!

You can also find these oils on facebook and twitter.  Like what you've been reading?  Feel free to enter the giveaway below.  Only one winner per household or IP address.  Please note that you will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email before a new winner will be chosen.

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NOTE: The advice shared in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.

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  1. learned - dōTERRA® means "Gift of the Earth". Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I learned that all the oils are CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. Nice to know there's such quality involved.

  3. I like the quality standards and their own blends.

  4. I can't wait to try more oils, these are great!

  5. I learned that they will be offering new products, and one I am interested in is Stress Management. Give me something that smells amazing and relieves stress.. Oh yeah I am in on that!!

  6. A pure essential oil should absorb completely and cleanly into your skin.

  7. I love their lemon. I use it in my green tea which really brightens it.