doTERRA Medicine Cabinet Make Over

How To Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet

instead of…
Pain/Headache Medicine
try Past Tense®
instead of…
Nasal Decongestant
Cold/Flu Medicine
try Breathe…
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Cough Suppressant
try rosemary…
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Anti-Itch Lotion
Sleeping Aids
Burn Cream
Cuts/Scrapes Disinfectant
try lavender…
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try peppermint…
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Immune System Boost
Sore Throat Medicine
try On Guard®
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Upset Stomach Medicine
Heartburn Medicine
try DigestZen®
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Sterilizing Agent
try Purify…
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Fluoride Toothpaste
try On Guard® Toothpaste…
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Muscle Pain Cream
try Deep Blue®
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Athlete’s Foot/Anti-Fungal Treatment
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Wart Removal Medicine
try oregano…
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Synthetic Facial Products
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DoTerra Lemongrass Oil

doTerra Lemongrass Oil

Sweet, citrusy fragrance, balances emotions, lowers cholesterol

Lemongrass oil, though not a citrus oil, has a sweeter, more powerfully citrus aroma than lemon oil.  It has a long history of use, dating back thousands of years.

Historically, lemongrass has been used for infectious illnesses and fever, an insecticide and as a sedative to the central nervous system.  And, according to Professor Amrine, “African people used lemongrass to manage honeybees for the last 60,000 [?] years.”  He noted that this oil boosts the immune system of the bees, making them more resistant to the pathogens carried by mites that can invade the hive.

Key properties of Lemongrass oil

Some of the therapeutic properties oflemongrass include: analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent and sedative.

Common uses for Lemongrass oil

Lemongrass can be used for its calming effect, to relieve stress.  With its sweet, citrusy scent, it is excellent to help restore and balance the emotions.  Whether diffused, used with direct inhalation or diluted for a full-body massage, it’s a powerful tool to help stabilize the emotions, especially during times of distress and emotional trauma.  It is also helpful for boosting mental acuity.

Lemongrass can also be used in skin care, particularly for cleansing oily skin and to close pores.  It is also helpful for other skin disorders and bruising.

Lemongrass is very effective in soothing aching feet, tired muscles and painful backs.  Applied topically, it has an analgesic effect on the back, feet and large muscles.  Many people have also found it effective for migraines.

The FDA has certified lemongrass as GRAS, so it can be ingested for help with digestive or stomach issues.  It may be helpful for stomach ache, indigestion, constipation or flatulence.  Just dissolve 1-2 drops of lemongrass in a teaspoon of agave or honey, or put on a sugar cube, and add to ¼ cup of water.  You may also put the oil into a capsule for easy ingestion.

Since it has anti-fungal properties, lemongrass can be used effectively to aide with athlete’s foot and nail funguses.

If you tend to perspire excessively, just add some lemongrass oil to some water (at about a 5% – 10% dilution) in a spray bottle, shake it well to disperse the oil and spritz yourself.  Many people have found this to be very effective.

Modern research into Lemongrass oil

Lemongrass has been proven to lower cholesterol. 

The University of Wisconsin has published the results of a clinical trial, involving 22 people with high cholesterol.  The participants were given 140 mg capsules of lemongrass oil daily.  On average, cholesterol was lowered from 310 to 294.

Others involved in this study also had a significant drop in blood lipids.  They experienced a 25-point drop in cholesterol, after one month, and this positive trend continued over the course of the short study.  Once the responders stopped taking lemongrass, their cholesterol returned to previous levels.

Other uses for Lemongrass oil

  1. Lemongrass oil revitalizes the body and relieves the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches and helps to combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.
  2. It is a great overall tonic for the body, and it boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, which is a boon when recovering from illness, as it also stimulates glandular secretions.
  3. It is useful with respiratory infections, such as sore throats, laryngitis and fever, and helps prevent the spreading of infectious diseases.
  4. Lemongrass oil may help tone the muscles and tissue, relieves muscle pains by making the muscle more supple.
  5. It helps to keep pets clean of fleas, ticks and lice.
  6. When diffused, lemongrass oil can be used for nervousness and as an insect repellant.  It is also great to revive the mind, when feeling lethargic, and to energize, as well as relieving fatigue.
  7. Lemongrass is a great oil to add to a bath, to assist with cellulite, digestive problems, as a diuretic, for infections, nervousness, for over-exerted ligaments and as a general tonic.
  8. Mix lemongrass with dōTERRA‘s fractionated coconut oil and use in massage for clearing cellulite, as well as toning the skin, opening blocked pores and helping with acne.  The antiseptic and anti-fungal properties are useful in treating athlete’s foot and other fungal infections.
Precautions:  Can be a skin irritant over time.  Use with care during pregnancy.

Get Heathly Inside & Out with On Guard and Clear Skin


On Guard

On Guard is dōTERRA’s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Studies have demonstrated citrus oils to produce some of the most prevailing benefits for eliminating unwanted bacteria, viruses and molds.

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.


on-guard-hand-washOn Guard™ Foaming Hand Wash is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh antibacterial soaps made with synthetic ingredients that may dry and irritate sensitive skin. Fortified with the power of doTERRA’s naturally safe Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, On Guard Foaming Hand Wash provides the protective benefits of one of doTERRA’s most popular proprietary essential oil blends. On Guard Foaming Hand Wash cleans and softens hands while providing natural protection against harmful surface-borne microorganisms with an invigorating blend of essential oils that leave your hands smelling fresh and citrus clean.

Primary Benefits

  • On Guard Foaming Hand Wash cleanses and protects by eliminating seasonal and surface-borne threats
  • Gentle cleansers and emollients clean and soften hands throughout the day without drying or irritating sensitive skin
  • On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is pH balanced to protect the delicate moisture barriers of the skin
  • The spice and citrus aromas of On Guard™ invigorates the senses during and after use


Clear Skin Roll On by doTERRA

Clear Skin

dōTERRA Clear Skin Topical Blend is a complex formula of exotic essential oil extracts sourced from around the world–from Africa to North America to Australia–that have been traditionally used and clinically validated for anti-microbial activity.

17 different oils have been synergistically combined in a potent topical solution unfriendly to bacteria and microbes that can cause unsightly and persistent reactions in the skin.

A must-have blend for families, dōTERRA Clear Skin can be applied topically to facial blemishes, itchy scalp, nail fungus, Athelet’s Foot, and other affected areas of the skin. (If you have ever used Melaleuca for healthy skin, you will love this new blend!)

How to use: Apply topically or diffuse into the air.

-Caution: Keep away from eyes.

Ingredients: The CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oils of palmarosa, leleshwa, niaouli, melaleuca, lemongrass, clove, citronella, eucalyptus globulus, thyme, ocimum gratissimum, origanum saccatum, eucalyptus citriodora, betel leaf, elsholtzia eriostachya, eucalyptus longifolia, monarda, and cymbopogon khasianus.

Patchouli : doTerra Essential Oil


Used for centuries in perfumes and fragrances, Patchouli is one of the more aromatic essential oils. Patchouli oil has an easily recognizable rich musky-sweet fragrance and is used widely in the perfume industry.

Patchouli is a species from the genus Pogostemon a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small pale-pink or white flowers. The plant is native to the tropical regions of Asia but is now extensively cultivated in China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, West Africa and Vietnam.

During the 18th and 19th century silk traders from China traveling to the Middle East packed their silk cloth with dried patchouli leaves to prevent moths from laying their eggs on the cloth. Many historians speculate that this association with opulent eastern goods is why patchouli was considered by Europeans of that era to be a luxurious scent. It is said that patchouli was used in the linen chests of Queen Victoria in this way. Studies today suggest that patchouli essential oil may serve as an all-purpose insect repellent.

Patchouli essential oil is known to have a grounding, balancing effect on the emotions while providing excellent mood support. Patchouli is also widely used for wounds and tissue repair, as well as in skin care preparations for these same properties.

Product Tips:

  • To make your own wrinkle cream, add 10 drops of Patchouli, Myrrh, and Geranium to an unscented body lotion or massage oil.
  • For oily skin and hair add a few drops of Patchouli essential oil to your shampoo or facial cream.
  • Diffuse for a calming, soothing effect.
  • Add a few drops to your pets shampoo for a deodorizing effect.
  • As an anti-fungal, patchouli oil has been used to treat athlete’s foot. *Before going to bed put the following mixture on your feet for 7-10 days: Mix 2-3 drops of Patchouli, 3 drops Melaleuca, 3 drops Lavender. For advanced athlete’s foot, substitute Oregano for Melaleuca and add a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil*

How have you used Patchouli Essential Oil?


Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

OREGANO (Not just for cooking!)
Historically, Greek physicians used oregano essential oils for wounds, headaches, and venomous bites and even hemlock poisoning. It wasn’t long before its medicinal benefits were used to treat lung conditions, bronchitis, sinusitis, and cold symptoms including cough.   The benefits of using oregano essential oil have captured the interest of modern-day researchers.  Today, oregano essential oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiseptic properties. For external use, oregano essential oil is valued as a strong analgesic and antirheumatic agent.


As a general guideline, oil of oregano can be diluted 50% or more with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil)and applied directly to the affected area.  It is a hot oil so dilution is recommended to prevent irritation.  It can also be used more specifically, as in the following examples:

  • Rub the diluted oil into the gums 1-2 times per day for infections.
  • Apply oregano essential oil to warts, boils, or even fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. Saturate the area, bind with a clean bandage. allow the oil to sit overnight and then change the dressing.  Continue until the infection is gone.
  • Add several drops of oregano oil to liquid hand soap or body wash to expedite healing of wounds, abscesses, or skin infections.
  • Apply diluted oregano essential oil into areas of diaper rash at each diaper change until the rash is gone. Make sure to use only a 1-2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil to avoid irritation.
  • Rub a drop of the oil underneath each nostril daily to relieve sinus problems. Inhale deeply each time to allow the vapors to travel through your sinuses.
  • Oregano oil can also be used as an antiseptic for use in cleaning supplies. Try adding several drops of the diluted oil to a clean cotton cloth and wiping down kitchen surfaces to kill any harmful bacteria.
  • Diffuse overnight to help reduce congestion or sinus problems.
  • Gargle Diluted with water for sore throats.
  • Can be used internally as a natural anti-biotic

There are several studies showing that Oregano my be effective in fighting bacteria:


Oil Of Oregano Rivals Modern Antibiotic Drugs

Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Georgetown Researcher Finds

How has Oregano Oil changed your life?


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