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Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.

For more information please visit KATHRYN JOST dōTERRA Website for product information and more details about these amazing gifts of the Earth!

Or contact me directly to info@oilmuse.com for more information about the therapeutic properties of essential oils on a cellular level.

Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Motivation, Procrastination, Joy! Yes, there’s an oil for that…essential oils affect cellular biochemistry.* Given the vast numbers of molecules that orchestrate cellular life, it is compelling that essential oils can have such potent effects on our cells.* The emotions kit contain 6 different blends of oils known for calming and relaxing aromas allowing you to unwind and destress from your day, or rekindle some excitement in your life, or ignite some creativity, or assist you in searching for more joy. It’s time for you to find the daring, to try something new, as well as discover renewed joy for the current blessings in your life.

SINGLE OILS

Lavender  ~ AKA SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF OILS
doTERRA's distillery in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is one of the foremost areas in the world for producing lavender and Melissa.

Primary Benefits
• Soothes occasional skin irritations
• Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep*
• Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Lavender is an oil that has been used for millennia and noted for its cleaning and healthful properties.  Through modern scientific testing its time proven properties have been confirmed.  It is one of the most popular and used of the essential oils. There are multiple types of Lavender (from different plants) so it is important to have lavandula angustifolia.  This specie is more refined and therefore more expensive but has much preferred qualities to use for personal health conditions.

Lavender “All things Calming” is considered the swiss army knife of oils addressing so many issues. It helps ease anxiousness & stress, calms emotions, soothes cuts, burns, itchy skin, dry skin & other skin disorders & bug bites. Lavender’s lifts a person’s thoughts, behavior, soothes feelings and promotes a sense of well-being. May help regulate blood pressure

Uses
• Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
• Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
• Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
• Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
• Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

FRANKINCENSE ~ KING OF OILS!
doTERRA® Frankincense Oil Uses and Benefits
Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.*

Primary Benefits
• Supports healthy cellular function*
• Promotes feelings of relaxation
• Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function.* When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Uses
• Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
• Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
• Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
• Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*

Helichrysum ~ AKA LIQUID STITCHES
Helichrysum is often used to prevent signs of aging and referred to as “The Everlasting Flower” because of its rejuvenating benefits for the skin and ability to improve the complexion….Love, Love, Love this oil!

Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. The name “Helichrysum” is derived from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysum has been used in herbal health practices since ancient Greece and the oil is highly valued and sought after for its many health benefits. Helichrysum is best known for its restorative properties to the skin. Also referred to as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower, Helichrysum is used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin. Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion. It helps ease discomfort of bruises, pain, soreness, cuts, & bunions.

Uses
• Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
• Apply to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
• Massage into the temples and the back of the neck for a soothing sensation.

dōTERRA Reflex Feet Chart & Oil Use Guide

dōTERRA Hand Reflex Chart and Oil Use Guide

Lemon Oil ~ LIQUID SUNSHINE
Sourcing doTERRA Lemon and Bergamot Essential Oil

Primary Benefits
• Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
• Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
• Supports healthy respiratory function*
• Promotes a positive mood

The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood. Such a bargain at .04 per drop, Lemon oil can be applied to the bottom of the feet or added to a glass of water as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost!

USES
• Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
• Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
• Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
• Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
• Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

Application:
Topically – Can be applied directly to the skin although it’s suggested to avoid sunlight.
Internally – May be taken internally with food and drink or via gel capsules. It’s refreshing in a glass of water.
Aromatically – Diffusing promotes cleaning, healing, mood elevation, and physical energy.
Precautions: Can be a skin irritant over time. Use a skin test. May react to sunlight or UV rays. When using photosensitizing oil, wait a minimum of six hours before exposing skin to UV rays.

GERANIUM ~ AKA “THE PURE MAN’S ROSE”

Another favorite! With various beautifying purposes, Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma.

Primary Benefits
• Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin
• Naturally repels insects
• Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.

Uses
• Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
• Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect.
• Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.
• Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect.

Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

4 GRADES OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Grade A oils are pure therapeutic quality and are usually made from organically grown plants, and are distilled at the proper temperatures.
Grade B oils are food grade, they may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, extenders, or carrier oils.
Grade C are perfume grade and may contain the same type of adulterating chemicals as food grade oils. They usually contain solvents which are used to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents are not healthy.
Floral Water is a byproduct of the distillation process, a very high quality, IF it comes from a Grade A distillation process. Accordingly, it is a low quality if it comes from poor quality raw materials and/or poor distillations processes

WHY dōTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS? A WIN-WIN FOR ALL
Why You Should Choose doTERRA Essential Oils
Sure there’s lot of oils on the market but the essential oil industry is NOT regulated and not all oils are created equally. dōTERRA oils are gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils. Co-Impact Sourcing™ by doTERRA helps health-conscious individuals find safe alternatives while also lifting entire communities and giving them a hope for the future.
Impacting Lives with doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing

The oils also do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients, dōTERRA ensures that the correct species of plant is used and harvesting is carried out at the perfect moment.

Each batch of oils is carefully tested (by a third party, unassociated with the plant growers, distillers or dōTERRA) using dōTERRA’s strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol.

dōTERRA essential oils under go proper extraction and quality control methods to ensure that each bottle is free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues. This ensures the superior quality and standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.

CINNAMON

Cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune support properties. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits.* Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums.* Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks.

Primary Benefits
• Supports healthy metabolic function*
• Maintains a healthy immune system*
• Naturally repels insects
• Long used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits

Uses
• Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system.*
• Place 1 drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your irritated throat.*
• Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
• During your nightly routine, add one drop to two ounces of water and gargle for an effective mouth rinse.
• Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and create a warming massage for cold, achy joints during winter time.

Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area.
Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

THYME

Is someone’s snoring keeping you awake? Thyme has been shown to help reduce snoring, put on the bottom of feet and all over big toes before your significant other goes to bed. Thyme is also very effective at controlling mold when diffused in the general area. Thyme is certified as GRAS by the FDA and can be taken internally. For irritated throats or congestion, take with juice, agaves, or honey or it may be gargled or used in oil pulling. It can be applied neat to areas of concern, like toenails. Thyme can also be used as a surface sanitizer.

Primary Benefits
• Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin
• Supports a healthy immune system*
• Naturally repels insects

In addition, Thyme acts as a memory booster and can uplift your mood. It helps to increase concentration and helps to support healthy respiratory functions, discourages anorexia, helps get rid of cellulite, dry skin, foot conditions, flaky skin, insect and animal bites, stings, irritated throats, and other contaminations. Finally, it can be used to eliminate bad breath and body odor.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY
Thought to impart courage to its bearer, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares. The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites. Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.*

Uses
• Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support a healthy immune system.*
• Use when gardening to naturally repel insects.
• Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.
• Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.

CLARY SAGE

Primary Benefits:
• Soothe monthly discomfort associated with menstrual cycles.
• Helps balance hormones.
• Soothes nervous tension and lightens mood.
• Calming and soothing to the skin.

Clary Sage is biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its ability to ease monthly menstrual cycles ad help balance hormones. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was nicknamed “clear eyes” for its positive effects on the eyes, and it was frequently used for female discomfort, as a throat gargle, and for soothing minor skin irritations. Inhaling Clary Sage can soothe nervous tension, lighten mood, and create a sense of euphoria.

Uses:
• For menstrual discomfort, rub three to five drops on the abdomen.
• Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.
• Apply to feet or pulse points to help balance hormones.
• Diffuse or apply to pillow at night for a restful sleep.
• Add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.
• Combine with Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil, to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.

HOW ESSENTIAL OILS WORK ~

Essential oils placed anywhere on the body are “transdermal” which means they can pass through your skin and into your circulatory system and cells.

“One of the most important healing modalities of the oils is their ability to lift our bodily frequencies to levels where disease cannot exist.”

dōTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS are Sourced from their Place of Origin from Around the World.
As part of doTERRA’s promise to provide pure, potent, consistent essential oils, Co-Impact Sourcing ensures that the doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® process starts at the source.
Co-Impact Sourcing by doTERRA Provides the Best Essential Oils and Lifts Entire Communities

BRAZIL – lime
Europe
Bulgaria – Melissa, Juniper Berry
Bulgaria – Rose (Limited)
Greece (Crete) – Cypress
France – Lavender
France – Helichrsyum (Corsica)
Italy – Lemon & Bergamot – VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Lemon and Bergamot Essential Oil
Germany – Thyme
Austria – White Fir
Hungary – Marjoram
Turkey – Oregano
Asia
China – Cassia, Wintergreen (In Deep Blue)
Nepal – Wintergreen – VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Nepalese Wintergreen Essential Oil
India – Black Pepper and Sandalwood
India – Lemongrass – VIDEO: A Behind the Scenes Peek in Sourcing doTERRA Lemongrass Essential Oil
India – Jasmine (Limited) – VIDEO: The Delicate Process of Sourcing doTERRA Jasmine Absolute
Indonesia – Cinnamon & Patchouli
Africa 
Madagascar – Ginger – VIDEO
Madagascar – Ylang-Ylang – VIDEO: Co-Impact Sourcing of Ylang Ylang from Madagascar
Madagascar – Clove
Morocco – Rosemary
Ethiopia – Myrhh
Somalia – Frankincense
Egypt – Sweet Fennel
Mauritius – Geranium
North America & the Caribbean
USA – Basil, Cilantro, Coriander, Pink Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile
USA – Peppermint (Washington) – VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Peppermint
USA – Hawaiian Sandalwood (Hawaii) – VIDEO: Learn About dōTERRA Hawaiian Sandalwood
Dominican Republic – Wild Orange
Haiti – Vetiver – VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Vetiver with Co-Impact Sourcing Practices
Canada – Arborvitae – VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Arborvitae Essential Oil
Canada – Birch (Limited)
South America
Guatemala – Cardamom – VIDEO: Cardamom Sourcing
Lime – Brazil
Australia Australia – Eucalyptus Radiata
Australia – Melaleuca alternifora
New Zealand: Douglas Fir! VIDEO: Sourcing doTERRA Douglas Fir Essential Oil

ESSENTIAL OILS ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE DURING PREGNANCY

Not all oils will be helpful and some can be toxic during pregnancy, please see table below on oils that are safe for Mom & baby to be.

LEMONGRASS Sourcing doTERRA Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass has a sweeter, more powerful citrus aroma than Lemon. It has been used for soothing aching feet, tired muscles and sore backs. It helps with excessive perspiration and flatulence. Lemongrass’ cleansing properties make it effective against unwanted foot and nail growth. Many people find it effective in easing major head tension and discomfort. It is useful by some people to cleanse oily skin and help close pores. It can support mental acuity and help stabilize and balance emotions, especially during times of distress and emotional trauma.

Primary Benefits
• Supports healthy digestion when taken in a capsule*
• Combine with a carrier oil for soothing massage
• Apply diluted after a long run for a refreshing feeling

Description
A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems.* It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.

Uses
• Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil for a massage after a hard workout.
• Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.*
• Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.
• Dilute oil, then rub or spritz on skin before going outside.

Lemongrass essential oil naturally repels insects.


Lemongrass Essential Oil is grown in India and steam distilled directly from the grass.

OREGANO –

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants*—extending its uses far beyond the kitchen.

Primary Benefits

• Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
• Supports a healthy immune system*
• Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function*
• Offers powerful antioxidants*

Oregano Essential Oil is a mineral density powerhouse. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, vitamins C, A (beta-carotene), Niacin.

Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals which are active healing agents.
Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional health practices for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties.* The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess cleansing and antioxidant properties.* Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin. One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function; Oregano can be taken more frequently when seasonal threats are high or as needed to further support the immune system.* In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano also supports healthy digestion.* Oregano acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends and can help support healthy respiratory function when taken internally.*

Uses

• Take one drop daily to maintain healthy immune function.*
• Add one to two drops to a veggie capsule to support healthy respiratory function.*
• Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.
• Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

MAKE YOU OWN CUSTOM BLENDS –
This is great because it is interesting to both those who are new to essential oils and to those who already use them. The rollerball blends are an awesome way to allow new users to try the oils because they are inexpensive, easy to apply, and simple to know how to use.

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NOTE – NOT ALL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE EQUAL. Because the oil industry is not regulated, some oils are one drop oil and the rest toxin fillers. CONTACT ME for more information on how to access pure high grade quality essential oils!

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

3 comments

Kathryn, thanks for all the great information on essential oils and their applications. The Oil Muse is my go-to source as I include more aromatherapy in my practice. Love your web site You’re a great teacher!

by Pamela on December 21, 2014 at 9:34 am. Reply #

Thank you Pamela! It is a joy to share information about essential oils.

by kathryn629 on January 7, 2015 at 8:15 am. Reply #

Thank you Kathryn for your tireless support, encouragement, doTerra Oils, and all those little steps that is bringing big changes in my fight against Trigeminal Neuralgia Anesthesia Dolorosa. You have blessed my life in so any ways!
Love, Carla

by Carla on November 20, 2016 at 5:24 am. Reply #

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