ahhhh…. Breathe Easy

doTERRA Essential Oil Blend


(Respiratory Blend)

Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society, and dōTERRA® essential oils are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Breathe is a remarkable blend of CPTG® essential oils which combine to do just that, help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for night time diffusion allowing for restful sleep.

Breathe helps you do just that – Breathe! Its helps open airways and clear the lungs in a natural, organic way. I threw out all my Vick’s bottles after learning the harmfulness of petroleum based products. And now I have an even better alternative!


Ways to use:

Diffuse, apply topically on chest over lungs, throat, and/or nose, and apply topically on feet at night.

Apply Directly: to chest of adults, back of adults, on the bones behind the ears, on the forehead and facial sinuses, on the bottoms of feet of children and adults, on vita flex points of feet, hands and head.


“A week ago, I caught a cold, and to my horror, it turned into asthma. It’s been almost a year since my last asthma attack. Last time it happened, I had to get on inhalers, my breathing machine, and Prednisone. It took several months to feel like I was breathing normally again, even on the medication, and I experienced some bad side effects from being on a steroid (severe anxiety and loss of appetite).

Basically, our family missed summer last year because I was so sick. So, two days ago when my chest started getting tight and wheezy, I got really scared (and so did my family!). I’ve used essential oils for so many ailments, but I’ve never gotten aggressive with them during an asthma attack. Honestly, I have lacked the confidence that they could work for something as serious as asthma. As I looked at my breathing machine and medications, I resolved to do everything I could so I wouldn’t need to use the medication. But, I knew it was there, and that I would use it if I wasn’t seeing improvement with the oils.

I looked at my Modern Essentials book under “asthma” and got all the top recommended oils out, which included: eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint, thyme, Breathe, and lavender.

I dripped several drops of Frankincense under my tongue a few times during the day. I rubbed a few drops on the bottoms of my feet (along with all the other asthma oils), and swallowed several drops in a gel capsule. With asthma, the bronchioles become inflamed, so I figured Frankincense would help, because it is an anti-inflammatory. And as the saying goes, “when in doubt, use Frankincense!”

I also dripped a few drops of Breathe into my hands, rubbed them together, then cupped them around my face and breathed in through my nose. I was amazed at how well this worked in decreasing the wheezing/congestion, and in opening me up. It became my natural breathing machine, instead of the one you plug into the wall and fill with medication such as albuterol, which causes rapid heart rate, shakiness, nausea, and anxiety.

I did this many times throughout the day and it always brought relief….

I also put the asthma oils on my chest, and put a moist heating pad directly on my skin. The moist heat helps drive those oils into the body….

By evening, I started to realize that my asthma was almost gone! Usually asthma gets worse at night, so I was really surprised that it was getting so much better! I was completely blown away by the results I got from using the essential oils to make my asthma go away. ONE DAY to get better instead of weeks/months! The essential oils allowed my body to heal itself. I know that asthma medications can be life-saving, but they can also be damaging. I feel that trying to heal my asthma with synthetic medications in the past worked against me, and left me sicker than I was before using the medications. I understand the life-saving necessity of medications- I don’t want to sound like an extremist. I have no intention of throwing my asthma medications in the trash- I just don’t think I’ll need to use them again! It is empowering to me to know that I can help my health without experiencing the negative side-effects of medication.

I am so happy I had this experience with asthma and the essential oils so I can share it with others! That makes the suffering worth it to me. doTERRA essential oils and Buteyko breathing got rid of my asthma attack, and I have no doubt they can do the same for others who suffer with asthma.

The NEXT DAY, our family went rock climbing! Unreal! I am so grateful!”

-Jen Kelly, Sparks Nevada


Breathe & Peppermint Video Testimony

Click here to read a 7 yr old’s story about Breathe:

A Boy’s Story About dōTERRA’s “Breathe”


I’m Dreaming of a WHITE…. Fir!

doTERRA Essential Oil

White Fir

White Fir is recognizable as the common Christmas tree

Derived from the soft needles of the tree, white fir is a favorite among essential oil users for its ability to relieve and soothe muscle aches and pains when applied topically.

Fir also increases poor circulation, is effective with genital and urinary infections, and reduces asthma and coughing.  It is also used as a disinfectant and decongestant.

Properties: Antiarthritic, antiseptic, expectorant, analgesic, anticatarrhal, and stimulant. (anti-inflammatory)


White Fir is an excellent direct topical massage oil, and is used often as a surface disinfectant.  White Fir diffused can be an airborne antiseptic and is antimicrobial.


  • Historical Oil Uses: White fir essential oil was used for fever, rheumatic and muscular pain, and respiratory complaints.

    Possible Uses: White fir essential oil can help to fight airborne bacteria and germs, asthma, reduce pains from the flu and colds, arthritis, supporting the blood, bronchial obstructions, fevers, rheumatism, coughs, urinary tract infections and sinusitis.


  • Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.
  • Dilute 1 drop of oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. of beverage for dietary supplement (not for children under 6 yrs of age.  Use in caution and in greater dilution for children over 6 yrs of age).
  • Diffuse to create a feeling of grounding, anchoring, and empowerment.
Immune-Boosting Massage oil:
Fractionated Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons, Geranium 4 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Lemon 2 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Frankincense 2 drops, and Myrrh 1 drop.
Candida Immune-Boosting Body Oil: 
4 Ounces of Coconut Oil, Geranium 4 drops, White Fir 6 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, Thyme 3 drops, Patchouli 2 drops, and Melaleuca 3 drops. Massage into skin several times a day – apply to bottoms of feet in the evening and put on thick cotton socks.

ahhhhh Roman Chamomile…. take me away!

DoTerra Essential Oil…

Roman Chamomile
Anthemis nobilis

The most versatile of the chamomiles, Roman Chamomile is extracted from the small, white, daisy-like flower of the roman chamomile plant. Used widely for its calming properties, Roman Chamomile is especially soothing to the systems of the body and helps to support a healthy inflammatory response.

For aromatic, or topical use.

Roman chamomile oil is extracted from the small, white, daisy-like flower of the Roman chamomile plant.  Soothing to all types of skin, Roman chamomile oil is used extensively in Europe in skin preparations for young and old alike.

Its gentleness makes it especially valuable for restless children.

Roman chamomile is one of the oils that has been used for millenia. The Egyptians mention it as well as all the later cultures including the Romans. Interestingly the name “Roman” has nothing to do with the ancient Roman’s use of the oil, only that the plant was named such since it was found in that locality.


 Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, calming and relaxing.

Historical Uses: Roman chamomile essential oils has been used historically by the Romans during battles to give them a clear mind and also give them courage. It has been nicknamed “plant’s physician” due to the fact that when other plants are placed near roman chamomile, it tends to cure any ailment the plant might have.

Possible Uses: doTERRA roman chamomile essential oil may help increase the skins ability to regenerate, allergies, cleanse the blood, aids liver in rejecting poisons, bruises, depression, cuts, muscle tension, insomnia, restless legs, calming to the nerves, boils, acne, eczema, dermatitis, sensitive skin, rashes. It may help calm children, fight fevers, ease earaches, soothe stomachaches and toothaches. May also help reduce nervousness in children, especially the overactive or hyperactive children.

Aromatic Guide: Diffusing doTERRA roman chamomile essential can help combat depression, stress and insomnia due to its calming and relaxing abilities. It may help eliminate anxiety, irritability and nervousness. It promotes patience and peace.



  • Topically – Can be applied neat, or diluted with a carrier oil for children or those with sensitive skin. Apply to the body’s reflex points or directly onto the area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse the roman chamomile essential oil for aromatic benefits.
  • Internally – Categorized as GRAS for human consumption by the FDA. Take internally via gel capsules or with your food and/or beverage.


Top Roman Chamomile Tips from the dōTERRA® Blog:

  1. It’s my favorite in a hot bath at the end of the day! — Kelli Merritt
  2. We have added it to our lavender night spray.  Not only does it smell amazing with the lavender, my kids get the added benefits of chamomile. — Revellie Pope
  3. I love the way the Roman chamomile helps make my skin soft.  I use a couple of drops in my bath.  Very calming and soothing. — Karen Merritt
  4. I use this on my Mom.  She sleeps only briefly each night.  I used this along with lavender, knocked her out for 12 hours! — Sharon Sevy
  5. I have a recipe called “Angel’s Breath” Roman chamomile, blended with lavender, sweet orange, ylang ylang and sandalwood.  Diffuse it, dilute it for room spray or wear it as a perfume.  This is an amazing oil! — Melit Cash
  6. When I start to have bad neck spasms, I really need Roman chamomile. — Pete Covatta
  7. I love Roman chamomile.  I have a lot of stress with moving, care giving and everyday stuff.  When asked how I cope, I point to my oils. — Dawn Larson
  8. I use it on my baby who is teething! — Emili
Research:   Schnaubelt, in his classic book Medical Aromatherapy, describes the power of Roman Chamomile in this way: “While monterpenoid esters are common in many essential oils, there is practically no other oil that reflects the nature of esters, as exclusively as Roman chamomile. Despite its etherial fragrance, Roman chamomile has highly physical effects. It is a powerful antispasmodic and muscle relaxant that can be used as an emergency remedy during asthma attacks (rubbed on solar plexus, wrists, and temples) until more specific help becomes available.”

Get To Know Cassia Essential Oil

DoTerra Essential Oil…

Cassia Essential Oil
Cinnamomum cassia

Cassia, a close relative of cinnamon, is notable for its wonderful fragrance. Mentioned in the Old Testament, cassia has literally been used for thousands of years both for its fragrance and calming properties.

Cassia: One of the ingredients in the anointing oil (Ex. 30:24), and an article of merchandise imported into Tyre by Greek merchants (Ezek. 27:19).


Properties: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral

Historical Uses: Cassia has been used often as a spice.  For its medicinal value, it has been used for colic, colds, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, kidney and reproductive complaints, diarrhea and rheumatism.

Possible Uses: Cassia can be very strong on the skin. Is often used in blends as a supportive oil. Can be used in small quantities.



  • Topically – Generally dilute (with coconut or olive oil) when applying topically due to its caustic nature. Apply to reflex points, muscle, forehead or directly to area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Can be diffused for a cinnamon type aroma. Diffuse with care, too strong may irritate nasal membranes.
  • Internally – Can be taken internally in gel caps, water or honey. Cassia is categorized GRAS for human consumption by the FDA
When Cassia is diffused it can assist with fevers, colds, flu, low vitality, chills and will support the digestive system.
Great Aroma Blend Idea: Diffuse 10 drops of Cassia Essential Oil and 6 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil to create a most heavenly blend. It helps lift moods and be more alert in the mornings as well as purifies the air!
All Natural Asthma Treament
Essential Oil Liver Cancer Treatment
Quick Acting Fever Relief


I just wanted to write to tell you of my latest experience with doTERRA’S essential oils.

My 7 year old daughter is prone to bladder infections. Well, about 3 months ago she
had a bubble bath and got one. So I looked in the Modern Essential’s book and it said to apply a warm compress with Cinnamon. I didn’t have it as I loaned it out so I used Cassia (very similar oil) and it worked like a charm! I also made a rollerball up with Lemongrass and Purify as is also suggested. The bladder infection was gone in just 2 days. Then just 3 days ago the same thing happened… Kids got bubble bath for Christmas, put lots in the bath and bam! Next day she had a bladder infection so again I did the Cassia warm compress on her abdomen and the roller ball with Lemongrass and Purify with fractionated coconut oil. Worked great again! Thank you doTERRA!

-Susan Crivac


As a sufferer of Crohn’s Disease for over 20 years, I have found that a capsule of 2 drops of DigestZen and 2 drops of frankincense makes a world of difference in the pain level that I feel on a daily basis.

I have also found that using cassia, DigestZen, and peppermint externally can help with the pain as well.

I also drink a peppermint tea (4 cups water, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 drop peppermint – work on it until you get your taste right) everyday that helps me with my Crohns.



  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Repeated use can cause extreme skin irritation.
  • Diffuse with caution; it will irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from the diffuser.



DoTerra Balance Essential Oil Blend

DoTerra’s Balance Essential Oil Blend

Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA®’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend spruce, rosewood, frankincense and blue tansy to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. For aromatic or topical use.

Balance is an empowering combination of dōTERRA® CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and “spiritual” aspects of the body, to increase feelings of strength, courage and self-esteem, enabling you to better face adversity.

Renowned for its protective qualities, Balance enhances your internal resources.  It has the truly amazing ability to balance the electrical energies within the body, and has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment.

I’ve found it to be very effective at quieting a racing mind (mine and others’), and is very calming when I’ve just felt “wired”.  I think Balance has this effect because so many of the things in our environment today — from lawn and agricultural chemicals to things in our foods to exhaust fumes to EMFs — have such a chaotic energy, our body’s own electrical system begins to spin out of control.  But, Balance helps to bring this all back into balance, enabling you to be who you truly are — not just the product of so much toxicity.

How to use: Apply on bottoms of feet and to throat, wrists, chest, sacrum and the base of the neck. Balance is also great when applied along the spine.

Diffusion is a popular and effective method of enjoying a balancing blend.

Use an inhaler or cup and tissue for school, office or on the go

If your mind is racing, and you just can’t quiet it down, having someone apply Balance to the bottom of your feet, and then holding them (right hand to right foot, left hand to left foot) until there is an energy exchange can be very helpful.

Another application: place a few drops of Balance into your non-dominant hand, stir it with the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand and, moving from your non-dominant to dominant sides, apply the Balance across your forehead.  This can have truly amazing results.

Also, applying Balance to the bottom of the feet enhances the ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body which can be beneficial to those who suffer from asthma and other lung diseases that make it hard to breathe.


Below is a video of blood samples before and after applying doTERRA’s Balance essential oil blend:


10 Basic Oils Every Home Needs

You might be asking yourself  “Why do I even need essential oils when I can just go to the Doctor?”  The reason is: Essential Oils are a safer, more natural approach to medicine with no side affects.  Eighty percent of the time your illness is a viral infection and there is no “over the counter” medicine to combat a virus, however,  Essential Oils have several studies showing there ability to kill a viral infection.

Every home needs ten basic essential oils. These oils are found in the Family Physician Kit and are available at a retail price of $166.00.  You can also set up your whole sale account for $150 (It’s like having a Costco Card for doTerra) and it comes with this full kit (along with Slim & Sassy ‘Metabolic’ blend)

I use the Family Physician Kit for most of my medicinal needs.  It has completely replaced my medicine cabinet.  Here are a few ways that I have had success in using the oils in this kit:

1. Lavender – It is the most versatile and popular oil. It is great for burns and takes aways pain and blistering fast! It works very well as a sleep aid and it has a very calming effect. It also works as a natural antihistamine and provides relief from insect bites. Rub on your feet each night for relaxation, or headache relief.

2.  Lemon – Use a drop of lemon every day in your water to keep your body acid free (alkaline). Lemon helps clean your lymphatic system.  It is excellent for sore throats– just place a drop on your tongue or gargle with lemon water. You can also use it as a cleaning agent. Lemon oil will clean ninety-nine percent of bacteria.

3.  Peppermint – It has been double-blind studied against Tylenol and was proven to be just as effective in treating headaches.  Peppermint Oil was reported by the Mayo Clinic as being one of the most promising treatments for I.B.S.  It is fantastic for digestive issues and when inhaled it will stimulate the brain to increase alertness.

4.  Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) – This is fantastic for acne since most acne medications are antibacterial creams, melaleuca is antibacterial.  It is also great for most skin conditions: general rashes, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, and MRSA.  You can rub it on your head to control dandruff and on your chest for coughs.

5.  Deep Blue  –  It reduces inflammations and relieves sore muscles and back aches.  Use this oil on all sport related injuries and will also relieve headaches.

6. Oregano – It is your heaviest fighter oil with several studies proving its ability to kill MRSA (staph infection). It is one of the most important oils to use when fighting any infection. It is a very hot oil and must be diluted with any carrier oil (Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil etc) to apply topically.

7. On Guard – This oil helps to strengthen your immune system.  This is great for disinfecting the home via a diffuser or even mix with water to use as a cleaner to wipe down counters.  Rub this on your feet every night for cold prevention and can rub on teeth to help reduce plaque & gum infections.

8.  Breathe – Use this oil from respiratory infections,coughs, or asthma symptoms.  Rub it on your chest to help combat congestion.  Rub on chest and under your nostrils to help with snoring.  Unlike other Vapor Rubs, Breathe will actually assist your body in fighting off the infection.

9.  DigestZen – this blend will work for any digestive disorder: Acid Reflux, heartburn, H.Pylori Bacteria, diarrhea, Constipation, IBS, etc. Rub four drops of DigestZen on your stomach for all the above.  Seventy percent of your immune function is through your GI so if you have a compromised GI you have a compromised immune system. Using DigestZen will help strengthen immune system.

10. Frankincense – this oil contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood-brain barrier.  It may help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands.  Many people belief it helps with anxiety and depression.  Several studies have been done on Frankincense and its ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!   doTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use on all ages.

To purchase your Family Physician Kit and set up your wholesale account, click here- doTERRA Wholesale Account.

Please note that by clicking the “Join as an Independent Consultant” does not require you to sell doTERRA products, it is allowing you to purchase all doTERRA products at wholesale cost.  


“I am not new to essential oils, been using them upwards of 10 years. DoTerra is BY far the most superb Therapeutic grade essential oils I have ever had the pleasure of using! I use the Family Physicians Kit everyday!” –Jennifer Trujillo

* Studies on essential oils can be reviewed at http://www.pubmed.com/


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

Many Uses for Marjoram Essential Oil

 Marjoram: DoTerra Essential Oil


Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is indigenous to the Mediterranean region: Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. It was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. The ancient Greeks used marjoram in cosmetics, fragrances and medicines; Greek physicians also used it as an antidote to poison. In 16th century Europe, sweet marjoram was used in bags to scent the bath water and for washing. In Egypt, it was known for its healing properties and was also anciently used to aid grieving.

dōTERRA sources its sweet Marjoram Essential Oil from Egypt. Many use marjoram for alleviating migraines, arthritis, headaches, respiratory infections, sinusitis, insomnia, anxiety, nervous depression, asthma, bronchitis, colds, constipation, flatulence, grief, menstrual difficulties (including PMT) and stress.

Other Uses of Marjoram

Sweet marjoram oil is also used as a fragrance ingredient in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and detergents; it is also found in meats, sauces, and seasonings.

Culinary Uses of Marjoram

When cooking with marjoram essential oil, remember that doTERRA oils are in their purest form, which makes them very concentrated. Only a tiny amount is needed to flavor meats, sauces, or seasonings. When substituting marjoram essential oil for the dried or fresh herb, begin with the toothpick method. Dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl into the sauce until the desired taste is achieved. For larger quantities, one drop of the oil will add plenty of flavor.

Recent News about Marjoram

A recently published article in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living refers to Marjoram Essential Oil’s ability to treat eczema. Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder. Although eczema is not contagious, it is very common—estimates are that more than 15 million people in the United States have eczema. One clinical study evaluating essential oils for treating children with eczema concluded that massage with essential oils was effective in improving the dry, scaly skin lesions. The essential oils most often chosen by the mothers in the study included sweet marjoram, frankincense, German chamomile, myrrh, thyme, benzoin, spike lavender, and Litsea cubeba.


All Natural Asthma Support

DoTerra Essential Oil Support For:


Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight and the lining of the air passages swells. This reduces the amount of air that can pass by.

In sensitive people, asthma symptoms can be triggered by breathing in allergy-causing substances (called allergens or triggers).

Common asthma triggers include: Pet hair, dust, changes in weather, mold, chemicals in air or food, pollen, respiratory infections (cold/flu), stress or smoke.

Most people with asthma have attacks separated by symptom-free periods. Some people have long-term shortness of breath with episodes of increased shortness of breath. Either wheezing or a cough may be the main symptom.

Asthma attacks can last for minutes to days, and can become dangerous if the airflow is severely restricted.

Those with Asthma have noticed:

  • Cough with or without sputum (phlegm) production
  • Pulling in of the skin between the ribs when breathing
  • Shortness of breath that gets worse with exercise or activity
  • Wheezing, which:
    • Comes in episodes with symptom-free periods in between
    • May be worse at night or in early morning
    • May go away on its own
    • Gets better when using drugs that open the airways (bronchodilators)
    • Gets worse when breathing in cold air
    • Gets worse with exercise
    • Gets worse with heartburn (reflux)
    • Usually begins suddenly

Click here for full list of symptoms

First, recognize what triggers attacks for you and avoid them. The following treatment has been found to be very beneficial to those who have attacks regularly (especially where asthma is interrupting their life)  or those who simply want a natural approach that works.

doTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use on all ages.


doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Asthma Support:


Take 4-5 drops each of Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Oil and Frankincense Oil in a capsule daily

Rub Breathe Oil Blend on chest/throat area and bottoms of feet, nightly

During an asthma attack:

Drop 2-3 drops of Cinnamon Oil or Cassia Oil and 2-3 drops each of Lemon Oil and Myrrh Oil, and 5-6 drops of Coconut Oil onto a tablespoon and swallow. (can substitute olive oil for coconut oil if need be, and can add more coconut/olive oil if needed)

Rub Breathe Oil Blend, Eucalyptus Oil or Rosemary Oil around nose, and on chest/throat area.  Can also diffuse these oils in the air.

Additional Help:

Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily

Diffuse Lavender Oil in the air

Have the following “Spine Therapy” done once a week:

First apply coconut oil (olive oil can be substituted) along the length of the spine.

Then, Drop any one or all of the following doTerra essential oils down the spine:

Starting with Oregano, then Thyme, Breathe, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rosemary, Deep Blue, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint

Hot compress for 15 mins after you massage into back along the spine area


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

A Boy’s Story About dōTERRA’s “Breathe”

A Boy’s Story About dōTERRA’s Breathe

David, like other 7 year old boys, loves to play outdoors and be active. But until two months ago, his activity was greatly restricted due to his asthma. Medications were a constant part of his routine, until his mom was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils. Here is David’s story, as told by his mother Bekah:

“We have only been using the oils for a little over 2 months, but they have had a significant impact on our family. Betsy Holmes introduced me to dōTERRA’s essential oils at the end of February–she was here visiting and David was in the middle of an allergic asthma attack. Instead of giving him his scheduled albuterol treatment, we opted to try the Breathe oil. Within minutes he stopped coughing and has whole-heartedly requested the oils instead of his treatments ever since then.

He actually went 2 entire months without an inhaler or steroids. Recently his school nurse administered his inhaler without calling me first and it actually brought on more symptoms instead of relieving them. So, David is hooked on the power of essential oils. We diffuse Breathe at night and apply it to his chest as needed. He is loving it! People around here know my David and how he’s struggled. His story is touching hearts and changing lives with dōTERRA – and he’s super stoked to be a part of it!

David, who is in second grade, was asked to do a social studies project on what he wants to be when he grows up. The project actually required that he answer some questions about his aspirations, and draw a picture of himself, which I totally wish I would have taken a picture of also! This letter was a follow-up to that project. He brought it to me last night.

Thank you, Bekah and David, for sharing your story with us!


Lemon (Citrus Limon)


Another doTerra favorite, this essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster. For aromatic, topical or dietary use.


  • Add a drop to a water bottle or to water served at a restaurant.
  • Diffuse aromatically or apply topically for mood elevation.
  • Add to a drop of honey to soothe a cough or sore throat.
  • Dilute with coconut oil for a daily fingernail conditioning massage.
  • Apply directly to cold sores for soothing relief.
  • Add a drop of lemon and peppermint to your toothbrush after use.
  • Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors.
  • Remove gum, lavel adhesives, and greasy substances from fabric.
  • Use to clean kitchen counter and stainless steel appliances.
  • Add to live oil for a non-toxic furniture polish.
  • Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and typhoid
  • Can be used as a mouthwash. Add a couple drops to a 4 oz glass of water and gargle.
  • Can be added to a spray bottle of water and sprayed into the air as a deodorizer, neutralizer, and air sterilizer
  • Prepare a mixture of lemon oil and baking soda, and apply it to sinks and tubs, in bathroom and kitchen (kills bad smells & germs)

Important: Make sure you use only glass, ceramic or stainless steel. The potency of the essential oil will pull out petrochemicals from the plastic, and you don’t want to ingest those.

As well, it helps in the formation of white and red blood cells, leukocyte formation (immune system warrior cells), is helpful in treating anemia, asthma, colds, fever, gout, heartburn, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, sore throats and infections, ureter infections, varicose veins, anxiety; is blood pressure regulating, helps ease and clear up cold sores, dissolves cellulite (!), good for debility, digestive problems, energy enhancer; helps alleviate gallstones, is liver and lymphatic system cleansing; beneficial for nervous conditions, respiratory problems, muscular aches and pains, memory improvement… to name but a few of the mighty lemon’s attributes.


There are many clinical studies with supportive data regarding the successful treatment of anxiety, cancer, and the conditions noted above, mostly due to its high content of d-Limonene, a powerful natural terpenine that is helpful in inhibiting the accumulation of toxins, while also helping to discharge existing ones from the liver and kidneys. Taken with plenty of fresh water daily, a drop or two of doTERRA’s pure therapeutic-grade lemon oil each time you drink is a great way to keep your system flushed and hydrated!


As a culinary treat lemon oil can also be added to cake batters, frostings, chicken dishes, and anything else you can think of! It makes a wonderful addition to vanilla ice cream, souffles, and smoothies, too.


How has lemon oil helped you?



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