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.”

Viva La Vetiver!

DoTerra Essential Oil:

Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiveria zizanoides

Vetiver is loved for its rich, exotic, and complex aroma. Used extensively in perfumes as a base note and fixative, vetiver’s woody, earthy scent complements many other essential oils. Vetiver also has many therapeutic uses, including as an antioxidant and for relaxation.

For aromatic, topical, or dietary use

Vetiver, with its calming properties, has been known to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability. Further, even neurotic behavior stemming from stress and tension has been reduced.

Properties: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, grounding, calming, rebefacient, immune stimulant, stimulant, sedative.

Historical Uses: Vetiver roots have been as a perfume.

Possible Uses: doTERRA vetiver essential oil may help anorexia, acne, breasts (enlargement), anxiety, cuts, arthritis, depression, muscular rheumatism, insomnia, skin care, nervousness, stress, and sprains.

Aromatic Guide: Diffusing vetiver essential oil may help relieve stress and to recover from emotional shock and trauma. A natural tranquilizer, can help induce a restful sleep.


  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin. Apply directly to the area of concern or to reflex points.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse doTERRA vetiver essential oil.
  • Internally – doTERRA vetiver oil can be taken internally. Take using gel capsules or directly with food or beverage. Vetiver is classifed as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA.

Native to India, the grass also grows in Java, the Seychelles, Reunion, Brazil, Haiti and Japan. Its nature as the oil of tranquility is reflected in a dark amber liquid that is so thick and almost treacle-like. It is a beautiful oil for the home as it can help with many day to day ailments.

Here are the five reasons to love vetiver essential oil:

Reason #1: Vetiver essential oil is deeply relaxing

Known as the oil of tranquility, it is beneficial for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, insomnia or depression. It is a nervine (strengthens the nerves and nervous system) and sedative (reduces nervousness, distress and agitation) therefore the perfect oil to help you ground, relax and balance yourself in “I want to scream and pull my hair out” moments.

Reason #2: Vetiver essential oil is great for skin, especially wrinkles and stretchmarks

Its vulnerary (prevent tissue regeneration and promotes wound healing) and cicatrisant (promotes formation of scar tissue) properties make it excellent for healing tired and stressed skin.

It is excellent for revitalizing skin after childbirth to minimize stretchmarks. It can also help with cuts, wounds and scars. It is helpful in daily skincare in the treatment of dry, dehydrated skin as well as bruises. Very moisturizing, it can even be used in facial blends for wrinkles. It is up there with a woman’s best friend.

Reason #3: Vetiver essential oil is very effective at relieving muscular aches 

Vetiver oil is rubefacient (meaning it’s warming and increases blood flow) and therefore superb in the treatment of general body aches and pains, bruises, rheumatism and arthritis.

The use of vetiver in a massage blend is a deeply relaxing treatment that soothes aches and pains and is highly recommended for anyone with sore joints. Very good for massage in stressful times that manifest into a very sore and achy body.

Reason #4: Vetiver essential oil is superb at helping PMS and menopausal issues

Vetiver oil is an excellent oil to have in the house when there are women around (of any age!). Whether it is you that suffers PMS or menopausal symptoms or the person you live with, vetiver essential oil is a star in helping to regulate hormones!

It is said to regulate the secretion of estrogen and progesterone, making it very helpful during menopause. Its cooling action also helps with hot flushes and its grounding action helps to balance the emotions.

PMS can be caused by estrogen deficiency and therefore is helpful for the same reasons as menopause. Its uplifting and grounding nature can help with unbalanced emotions during the menstrual period.

Reason #5: Vetiver essential oil is great for the digestive system

Vetiver oil is able to support the body’s restorative, absorptive and anabolic functions. It is therefore useful for stimulating a poor appetite, for weight loss, in cases of anemia and malabsorption. It is also said to be helpful for a congested liver and pancreas.

Vetiver oil is a gounding and uplifting essential oil great for revitalizing the skin, relaxing the mind and relieving muscular aches and pains, treating PMS and menopausal symptoms and helping with digestive complaints.

For the oil burner or diffuser it blends excellently with essential oils of frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Most recently, parents have found it highly effective in treating ADD or ADHD as an alternative to Ritalin and other prescription medications.
Recently, Dr. Terry Friedman MD, did a 2 year study of children between the ages of 6-12 years old, trying to identify essential oils useful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Vetiver Oil was shown to be highly successful with a 100% of the subjects over a 30 day period when the children felt “scatter brained”. Dr Friedman used the inhalation method.

Typical Applications

Apply 3-4 drops of vetiver to a child’s back or the bottom of their feet using a carrier oil immediately following a shower and prior to bed time. With experience combine vetiver with a balancing, uplifting, or relaxing blend to enhance the help. The synergistic combination with a single oil such as lavender, ylang ylang or clary sage will also be effective.

Application has also historically proven helpful through the olfactory system (inhalation). Prepare a tissue cup or inhaler to be used when anxiety or other symptoms of ADHD are felt.

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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.


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.  DoTerra’s most popular oil, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.


  • Apply to the bottom of feet or on a pillow before sleeping.
  • Use to calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite.
  • Use with bath salts for a relaxing spa bathing experience.
  • Apply to wrists or inhale when traveling to ease motion upset.
  • Lightly apply to soothe sunburned or scalded skin.
  • Apply to back, hands, or feet of a restless or agitated child.
  • Use to calm and soothe diaper rash.
  • Calm sensitive skin and soothe pores after hair removal.
  • Apply to dry, chapped lips before applying lip balm.
  • Use with peppermint for a healthy scalp massage.
  • Add to lotion for a stress-relieving massage.
  • Experiences with Lavender:

“My 5 year old fell off a bar stool and had a bruise that stood out about an inch and a half.  My brother put Lavender Oil on the bruise and the color was very light and it was not raised at all by the next day.”

“My brother put Lavender oil on his sons burned fingers that other burn remedies did not sooth and he was comforted almost immediately.”

“My children claim that they sleep a lot better when I put this on their feet.  I think they enjoy the foot rub as much as the good night’s sleep!”

“A friend says that she was sleeping horribly before she began using lavender oil.  She loves it!”

“I like to add lavender oil to my laundry…leaves a nice lasting relaxing scent, especially on my sheets!”

“In the spring, my allergies cause me to have rashes on my abdomen which are very itchy. But in the morning, if I put doTerra Lavender Oil on them… they go until night time before feeling itchy again! Such a blessing!”

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What experiences do you have with Lavender Oil?



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