So what do you do with all those little brown bottles of essential oils once you have a "collection"? Research, research, research. Companies that sell in commercial stores or online have an email address you can inquire at or a phone number you can call. Folks that blog about oils have a comments box for your questions. Consultants that sell for companies can answer your questions (or in my case, find the answer and get back with you, but I'm learning!).
TheFamily Physician Kit that I got when I signed up came with the following oils ~ Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca (tea tree oil), Frankincense, Oregano, and the oil blends Deep Blue, On Guard, Breathe, & Digestzen.
Here is just a short list of what you can use them all for ~
Lavender Essential Oil ~ All things calming
*diffuse in a room or apply topically to calm anxiety & soothe emotions
*apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips
*massage on back or bottom of feet & apply a drop to pillow at bedtime
*apply immediately to help calm a reaction to a bee sting or bug bite
Lemon Essential Oil ~ Clean and freshen
*add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat
*diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood
*use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances
*take internally with water as an antioxidant and detoxifier
Peppermint Essential Oil ~ Cool and invigorate
*Use with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
*inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness
*add to water in a spray bottle and mist body when overheated
*apply to neck and forehead with lavender to calm headache
Melaleuca Essential Oil ~ First aid for the skin
*use to clean and dress minor cuts, bites, and sores
*apply to neck and forehead with lavender and peppermint to calm stress and headaches
*apply to the bottom of the feet or take internally in capsules to support immune function
*use with your favorite face moisturizer for beautiful, radiant skin
*use aromatically or topically to help lift mood and awareness
Oregano Essential Oil ~ Natural Immune Support
* take several drops in a empty gelatin capsule for periodic immune support
*dilute and apply to bottom of feet of kid and adults as a natural defense
*use internally as part of a monthly cleansing regiment for GI health
Deep Blue Soothing Blend ~ Muscle & joint support
*apply directly to tired, aching joints
*rub in muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
*use with fractionated coconut oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage
On Guard Protective Blend ~ Natural Defense
*dilute and gargle morning and night as a protective mouth rinse
*take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for added immune support
*dilute in a sprat bottle to clean doorknobs, telephones, and other community surfaces
*diffuse in a room to purify the air
Breathe Respiratory Blend ~ Respiratory support
*apply topically to chest and neck to promote clear breathing
*diffuse or add to humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep
*apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort
Digestzen Digestive Blend ~ Digestive support
*rub on stomach to ease digestive discomfort, nausea, or motion sickness
*take internally at meal times to support healthy, comfortable digestion
*apply to the bottom of feet of children to help ease digestive issues
Note ~ do not use any essential oils or blends in eyes, ears, or nose.
Also, these are only recommended suggestions on how to use the oils and blends ~ this is not to take the place of medical advice but simply for your information.
Our experiences with the above oils ~
I use lavender daily (actually not my favorite scent) ~ I have it in a small spray bottle diluted with distilled water on my bedside table. Spray on the bottom of my feet when I got to bed and get a deep, restful nights sleep ~ no more Tylenol pm or melatonin. This works for me. The little bottle is mostly filled with water then 4-5 drops of lavender.
I use the Lemon daily ~ I drop 3-4 drops in my water glass and drink. Yesterday I got a cool glass water bottle to use! For me its a great diuretic. I am still taking my prescription pill but will be asking the doctor about dropping that since I am using the other. Lemon is also great in cleaning sprays for your home ~ nice fresh scent.
I use the peppermint ~ a drop in my hot chocolate is tasty. Lots of folks use it in their water with lemon and I tried it several days ~ for me it gave my lips a tingly, burning feeling ~ quite unpleasant.
We have the Melaleuca in a roller bottle with other oils and distilled water to use for scrapes, bug bites, etc.
Frankincense is in a roller bottle I carry in my purse. Through my research, I discovered that its good for dizziness symptoms. Apply to the bone behind your ear and down the sides of your neck. I use this for the "lightheaded symptoms", also carry my prescription pills for the more serious symptoms.
Oregano is used in our "morphine bomb" and "z pack" recipe. We use it in a capsule with other oils ~
Deep Blue is my favorite ~ not only does is work well for aching muscles and joints, it smells awesome. The oil came in the kit but we also sell a lotion. After a minute or two on the skin, it has a warming effective.
We don't have a lot of experience yet with the On Guard or the Digestzen but we are working on it. We did use the on guard in a capsule for Amy to take after she spent the night with some friends of ours (their daddy was sick), I am also going to use it in a foaming hand soap and homemade laundry detergent (we have a concentrated liquid version also).
Almost forgot about Breathe ~ I've been using this to help with seasonal allergies (yay! its springtime!)....one drop on the bottom of each foot...within a minute I can smell it. It is helping me with the seasonal stuffiness. Last night I put a couple of drops in my spray bottle with the lavender ~ slept all night and woke up unstuffy.
Trivia.....why put on the bottom of your feet? One drop of essential oil can nourish every cell in your body. From the bottom of your feet it enters your blood stream within 30 seconds.
For any of these oils you can visit my online store at ~ http://www.mydoterra.com/donnajackson3/.