Doterra essential oils are something I’d never heard of three months ago. In fact, the past two months have been a real eye-opener in terms of learning about the power and benefits of oils.
My journey of learning about Doterra essential oils began when my daughter began having sleeping problems. When you’re child struggles to sleep you naturally want to find a solution to help them.
I began researching and looking up solutions which included trying Camomile tea, using lavender in the bath and spraying lavender on my daughter’s pillow.
At the same time, I was struggling with a toothache and a family friend and Doterra Wellness Advocate suggested I try essential oils, something which has had a positive effect on both me and my child.
My New Interest Doterra Essential Oils
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What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants through the distillation process to form natural oils.
The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavour, known as the “essence.” Each oil has unique aromatic compounds giving each essential oil its characteristic essence.
Essential oils can be used in many different ways to promote relaxation and sleep, stimulate the senses and help the body.
Doterra essential oils, in particular, are undiluted natural oils. They are high grade and can really benefit the body in so many ways. From supporting the skin, helping to heal cuts and minor burns, helping with pain, colds and headaches.
Each essential oil has a special property and has different uses which can complement the body and help provide a natural solution for the user when needed.
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used in a number of ways. The most popular methods being topical use directly on the skin, taking oils internally in veggie caps and then using oils in products such as massage oils, sprays and adding essential oil to food and water.
Last week I attended an essential oils club to learn how to make my own essential oil spray and massage oil which I’ll be sharing with you further down the page.
Do Essential Oils Work?
I was a little sceptical of essential oils when I first heard about them, however, our experience of using oils to support health, sleep and headaches have been quite positive.
I’ve been using lavender to help Sylvia to sleep and it’s really had a good impact on helping her rest at night.
I’ve also used peppermint to help with headaches and a combination of oils to improve my skin, in an area that often gets infected. I’m impressed with the results and the way it’s helping me.
I have a chronic illness and Adrenal Insufficiency and whilst essential oils will not cure me of my condition, they have helped a little with symptoms, especially in reducing the anxiety I feel when I am really unwell and helping with headaches and relaxation.
How to Make Linen Spray With Doterra Essential Oils
So at the oils club, I made my very own Linen spray which not only smelled wonderful, it’s helped me and Sylvia to fall asleep more easily and feel more relaxed.
I was surprised by the power of the Doterra oils. The first night I used the spray Sylvia crashed out which is not normal and so I used the spray three days in a row.
On the first night that I did not use the spray, Sylvia was back to her usual sleep struggles and so I knew that this really did have a positive impact on helping her rest at night.
The Doterra Essential Oils linen spray was made with the following oils and ingredients:
- 10 drops of Bergamot
- 3 drops of Ginger
- 3 Drops of Lime
- 2 Drops of Ylang Ylang
- 2 Drops of Sandalwood
Once the drops were added to the spray bottle I added purified water to the bottle and shook up. The spray was then ready for use.
This spray is very relaxing and makes the bedsheets smell gorgeous.
How to Make Massage Oil With Doterra Essential Oils
To make massage oil using essential oils you can mix essential oils with fractionated coconut oil and or another massage oil base.
I then added the following oil drops.
- 8 drops of Wild Orange essential oil
- 4 drops of Clove Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil
- 2 drops of Ginger essential oil
- 2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil
I’m really looking forward to experimenting with essential oils over the coming months. I’m planning to make up some oils to help protect the family from germs and boost the immune system.
I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences and seeing how these oils impact our health.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!