Super Immunity: Get to Know Your Body’s Ultimate Line of Defense

Super Immunity: Stay “On Guard” against getting sick

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Your body has an amazing defense system specifically designed to guard you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites all laying siege to invade your body. You probably wouldn’t give much thought to it, except that occasionally it becomes run down and you get sick.

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What is this amazing system?

It’s your immune system, and to understand its power, all you have to do is observe what happens when something dies. After death, the immune system shuts down and in a matter of hours the body is invaded by all sorts of bacteria, microbes, and parasites until it decomposes. None of these things are able to get in when  your immune system is working, but the moment your immune system stops the door is wide open. As you can see, keeping the immune system in top shape plays a huge role in maintaining good health.

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Give your immune system a boost

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Reduce Your Stress

Studies show a steady stream of stress can weaken your immune system. Reduce your stress by avoiding whatever stressors you can. Take time to relax and do things your enjoy.

Eat Your Antioxidants

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help you get a healthy dose of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from free radicals and molecules that can damage cells

Take Your Vitamins

A daily multivitamin will help ensure that your body is getting all of the building blocks for a healthy immune system. Some nutrients that may be especially important for immune system health include selenium, vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc and magnesium.

Click here to learn more about DoTERRA’s LifeLong Vitality Vitamins

Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used to clean counter tops and doorknobs, or diffused to purify stale air. Additionally, essential oils can be used topically or internally as directed to boost your body’s own natural defenses. Used aromatically, essential oils can also reduce stress, which is a key contributor to weakening the immune system.

Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods such as fast foods, snack foods, candy, and soda don’t provide much in the way of vitamins, fiber, or other nutrients. And they often contain high levels of sugar, and other additives and chemicals that are not good for your body. Choose nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains

Keep Your Body Moving

One simple way to strengthen your immune system is by exercising. Getting regular exercise can also reduce stress and help lower your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Exercise moderately a few times a week

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Without enough sleep, your immune system may not have the resources it needs to night off illness. Most adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Wash Your Hands

One of the easiest ways to help your immune system fight illness is to wash your hands regularly. It’s also one of the best ways to keep yourself and others healthy. Be sure to use soap and clean, running water, and wash for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use an cleansing essential oil, such as On Guard.

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How “On Guard” Can Help

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On Guard is dōTERRA’s unique proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function.* A combination of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils offer a fragrant, natural, and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of the most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to clear the atmosphere by diffusing.

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On Guard Protecting Throat Drops

Helps calm and soothe dry, scratchy throats
Supports fixed and mobile immune functions 

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On Guard Foaming Hand Wash

on guard 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

pH balance to protect the delicate moisture barriers of the skin

On Guard Cleaner Concentrate

Cleans and protects by helping to protect from negative environmental factors

One bottle refills 12 spray bottles to use as a multipurpose cleaner

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On Guard Beadlets

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Supports healthy immune function

Provides and easy and convenient consumption method for On Guard essential oil blend

Freshens breath

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On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste

Delivers On Guard protective blend of essential oils

Naturally whitens teeth by removing stains with natural gentle polishing agents

Supports strong teeth and healthy gums

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On Guard+ Softgels

on guard plus

Great way to strengthen and maintain healthy immune function

Encapsulated in vegetarian softgels

Contains essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system

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DIY: Aromatherapy Play Dough

DIY: Aromatherapy Play Dough using DoTERRA Essential Oils

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The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning play time into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough!

This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. Use a variety of oils and colors to help kids learn new scents.

Some fun essential oils could include: Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, or Lavender to help turn play time into nap time.

What You Need:

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2 cups flour

2 cups colored water

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

5 drops essential oils

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Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan  and stir until combined.

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2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.

Note: Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.

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3. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.

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4. Once cool, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.

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5. You’re done! Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun.

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with doTERRA’s Wild Orange Oil

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with doTERRA’s Wild Orange Essential Oil

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2 c. fresh cranberries

1 orange, chopped

1 apple, chopped

1 c. dates, chopped

1 small piece of ginger,grated

1/2 cup pineapple, chopped

1-2 drops doTerra’s Wild Orange EO

Water for consistency if needed

In a processor: Add cranberries, orange, apple, , grated ginger, pineapple and dates and process until chunky texture. Add doTERRA’s Wild Orange EO. Mix well. Add chopped pecans (optional).

Serve.

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Swine Flu and other Infectious Risks by Dr. David Hill

This is an article written by Dr. David Hill from doTERRA regarding methods for keeping yourself clear of infectious diseases. 

Swine Flu and other Infectious Risks

Unfortunately, germs and our exposure to them are a regular occurrence. As resistance and new strains continue to develop, we are at an increasing risk for serious infection.

I realize that there are many discussion threads regarding the potential dangers concerning the swine flu and other infectious health risks. There is much in the way of scientific medical research which demonstrates the efficacy of essential oils against a variety of pathogenic germs. Naturally occurring compound groups such as alcohols, phenols and aldehydes are often identified as being the most beneficial. I feel confident that it is a reasonable and responsible approach to use essential oils daily in a model of prevention and for resolution of symptoms in the cases of exposure.

In general, reducing our exposure and enhancing immune protection is our best defense. I suggest using dōTERRA essential oils in the following way:

1. Establish the daily routine of applying doTERRA’s OnGuard blend on the bottom of feet (for yourself as well as family members) both morning and night, which creates long-lasting and consistent protection.

2. Diffuse doTERRA essential oils in your home routinely throughout the day. On Guard and your favorite citrus oil combined is a potent and uplifting aroma.

3. Drink plenty of water. Adding a few drops of your favorite citrus oil will enhance your body’s natural defenses.

4. Viruses and bacteria are found in staggering numbers on surfaces. Use essential oils to thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces you and your family come in contact with. A mixture of Wild Orange, On Guard, and Thyme is especially potent. Diluting the mixture with water in a small glass spray bottle can easily be used anywhere, anytime. Simply spray and wipe for germ-free surfaces on the go.

5. Wash and wipe your hands using essential oils. Adding essential oils to your favorite soap increases effectiveness.

6. Use essential oils in combination to enhance their germ fighting benefits. The essential oils of On Guard (dōTERRA’s natural defense blend), Oregano, and Thyme are a critical part of your family’s protection plan. At the onset of any infection this combination used internally by capsule ingestion or on the bottom of the feet can offer quick relief and elimination.

7. Maintain the basis of personal health through appropriate supplementation. Using dōTERRA Lifelong Wellness pack has immune sustaining benefits for your entire family. With an ORAC score of nearly 6000 per serving, every cell in your body is fortified.

Using CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils is a safe and consistent approach to safeguarding individual and family health.

Yours in Health,

Dr. David Hill

Chief Medical Officer Chairman Scientific Advisor Committee

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Homemade Wild Orange Vinaigrette

Make your own…

WILD ORANGE VINAIGRETTE 

Ingredients:

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1-2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

1/2 cup brown sugar

sea salt & black pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS:

Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

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This dressing is good on all salads. One recommendation is:

Romaine lettuce, sliced apples, dried cranberries and toasted sliced almonds.

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STORE IN GLASS JARS ONLY. It will keep in the fridge for several months.

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True Bliss…Citrus Bliss!

doTERRA Essential Oil

Citrus Bliss

Invigorating Blend

dōTERRA®’s Citrus Bliss invigorating blend merges the benefits of citrus essential oils. We combine the powerful essences of wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, and clementine with a hint of vanilla to form this unique and harmonious blend. With benefits that extend beyond elevating mood and reducing stress, Citrus Bliss has natural, potent compounds with cleansing properties. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while emitting a fresh sweet scent.

Common uses:

  • Kills airborne pathogens
  • Elevating
  • Disinfectant
  • Calming
  • It boosts and strengthens the immune system
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Citrus Bliss’s special combination of elements is anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, antiseptic, circulation improvement, detoxifying, immune system booting and has a wonderful sweet fragrance that works well in a working environment as a motivator and in home to brighten each person’s outlook.

Citrus oils enhance Glutathione production in the body. Glutathione is a naturally occurring substance that is an anti-oxidant, detoxifier, and immune system booster. Glutathione creates an atmosphere within the body for mood improvement as well as circulation strengthening and tissue regenerator. BecauseGlutathione is present in every cell, it is important to note that doTerra’s Citrus Bliss essential oil runs thru the whole body, so as a precursor to implement Glutathione production, the whole body benefits.

Wild Orange: Major anti-depressant, mind lifter, stimulant, pep-up.

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Lemon: It’s healing, boosts physical energy, is invigorating and warming…

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Grapefruit: antidepressant, uplifting, natural diuretic, and relieves anxiety

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Mandarin: Excellent for relieving stress and irritability; promotes happiness

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Bergamot: Is uplifting and may help with depression and agitation.

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Tangerine: Decongestant to the lymphatic system and is a diuretic.

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Clementine: Soothing and Sedating.

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Vanilla Bean Extract: Is calming and may help ease tension.

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Amazing blend inside and out, that creates atmosphere of optimism and an Expectation of success. Can be worn as a perfume and positively influence people around you and even use in the office to discourage crabby people from approaching.

This blend of citrus oils is special in that they are powerful adaptagens within the chemistry of your body, These oils each provide stimulating and sedative Elements depending on what you need. So it can clear your mind and heart and yet be calming at the same time. This group is powerfully anti-depressive, a good diuretic, tonic for stomach and intestines, motivating emotionally and healing physically.

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Anti-depressant: Citrus Bliss diffused in the home or in the car daytime.

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Anti-depressant: Citrus Bliss 3 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Roman Chamomile

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COPD Relief: Citrus Bliss 3 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Eucalyptus 1 drop. Gently blend and apply vertically along the sternum.

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Focus Improvement: Citrus Bliss 2 drops, Lavender 2, Peppermint 2 drops. Gently blend and apply to temples and inhale.

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Hormone Cool Down Compress Blend: Citrus Bliss 5 drops, Roman Chamomile 6 Drops, Clary Sage 6 drops, Geranium 2 drops, Patchouli 2 drops …add oils to a glass Bottle and gently blend. Add 2-3 drops of the blend to 1 /2 teaspoon of Epsom salts, And add to 1 quart of cool water. Soak a clean cloth in the water and apply it to your face, forehead, back of your neck, chest or other areas of your body to prevent or cool down hot flashes.

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Shock Recovery: Citrus Bliss 3 drops, Frankincense 2 drops, Patchouli 2 drops, Cassia 1 drop. Gently blend and apply to back of neck and wrists and inhale.

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Topically it can be applied on the wrists, behind the ears, or can be used in a relaxing bath.

Caution: Avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use on skin.

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Ideal for parents:

Darren shares his experience with Citrus Bliss and putting it on his children:

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ESSENTIAL OIL INFUSED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

doTERRA Essential Oil Infused Chocolates…

 
Great recipe from http://purelydoterra.blogspot.com:

THESE HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES MADE WITH DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS ARE ABSOLUTELY DELECTABLE. THE ESSENTIAL OILS ADD A WONDERFUL FLAVOR THAT ANY CHOCOLATE FANATIC WILL LOVE.

WHILE BEING EASY TO PREPARE, THESE CHOCOLATE TREATS MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR HOSTESSES, BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, WEDDINGS, OR JUST ABOUT ANY OCCASION! BON APETIT!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate baking bars, broken in 1/4-inch pieces (for best results, we recommend using Ghirardelli brand)
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened cocoa
  • 10 drops CPTG Essential Oils of Lavender, Peppermint, Cinnamon,  Fennel, or Wild Orange

DIRECTIONS

In a microwave-safe glass bowl, melt together the cream, chocolate and butter in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth. Remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring until well incorporated. Pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl. Cool, cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
On parchment paper or a pie plate, spread the cocoa powder evenly. Line an airtight container with parchment (or waxed) paper. Dip a melon baller or small spoon into a glass of warm water and quickly scrape across the surface of the chilled truffle mixture to form a rough 1-inch ball. Drop the ball into the cocoa. Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture. Gently roll the truffles to evenly coat them with the cocoa powder. Transfer truffles to the prepared container, separating layers with additional waxed paper. Can be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Variations: Use the same recipe above and instead of cocoa powder, try dipping the truffles in melted white chocolate or rolling them in chopped almonds or pecans. If making peppermint chocolate truffles, why not roll them in crushed peppermint candies? Get creative! The possibilities are endless!
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Holiday Wassail (Spiced With Essential Oils)

Holiday Wassail
spiced with Essential Oils

Serves 4


Ingredients:
2 Cups Apple Juice
1 Cup Cranberry Juice
3 Drops Wild Orange
1 Drop Lemon Essential Oil
2 Toothpicks of Clove Essential Oil
2 Toothpicks of Cinnamon Essential Oil
1 Toothpick Ginger Essential Oil

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Directions:

Add Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Wild Orange Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil to a pan and heat on stove bringing to a boil. When it begins boiling, take your toothpick and press down into the essential oils listed above, then swirl in the ingredients already contained in the pan. Once finished pour in your favorite mug and enjoy

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Get your HOLIDAY JOY!

New doTERRA LIMITED TIME blend

Holiday Joy Essential Oil Blend

Enjoy the delightful fragrance of our limited-time blend, Holiday Joy. This festive blend of wild orange, nutmeg, pine needle, cassia, cinnamon bark, and vanilla will help all who enter your home embrace the holiday spirit.

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Making Scented Pine Cones!! Who doesn’t love the smell of Christmas?!!! doTERRA has this amazing oil called “Holiday Joy” if you haven’t smelled it….you NEED to! I diffuse this in my house all day….every day!!! This is a great oil to add to pinecones. Here is how it works.
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Scented Pine Cones
Pine Cones (Can buy at most craft stores– or find them outside)
Gallon size Ziplock Bag
Your Favorite Holiday Essential Oil
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If you collected the pine cones from outside, you will need to clean them first.
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Here is what you do: Wash them in the sink, then place on a foil-covered cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour at 200F, keeping an eye on the oven for safety.
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Method #1 Add a 5-10 drops of cinnamon, Clove, Cassia, Wild Orange, White Fir or the Holiday Joy blend essential oils into a spray bottle with a little water and spray cones until they are damp. Place scented pine cones in a plastic bag and seal for 24 hours. Then take out and let dry completely.
Method #2 Place pine cones in a sealable plastic bag, add several drops of  the Holiday Joy blend essential oil, close bag a and shake several times to distribute. Keep sealed for 2 -7 days for more fragrant cones.
Put in Gift Bags for gifts, or for around the house place on Wreaths, or in baskets or bowls.
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A few other ideas: You can also get an unscented lotion and add your favorite oil to it. Or make your own Lip Balm–this is a fun gift for teenagers to be able to give to each other as well!
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I did a class last night with about 20 people, a bit crazy but fun! They LOVED the new “Holiday Joy” Essential Oil blend I was diffusing. It was so yummy! -Susan Crivac

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Go Wild With Orange!

DoTerra Essential Oil…

Wild Orange Essential Oil
Citrus sinensis

Cold-pressed from the orange peel, wild orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrusy aroma.

 DōTerra Wild Orange, is of the botanical family Rutaceae, grown in the Dominican Republic, with the oil expressed from the peel of the fruit.

Wild orange is an unpretentious essential oil, used in aromatherapy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nervous digestive problems.

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Properties: Antidepressant, anticancer, antispasmodic, antiseptic, sedative and tonic.

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Historical Uses: Orange essential oil has been used historically for scurvy, palpitation, bleeding, jaundice, prolapse of the uterus and anus, heartburn, diarrhea, and blood in the feces.

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Possible Uses: doTERRA wild orange essential oil may help with appetite, anxiety, colds, bronchitis, complexion, colic, digestive system, dermatitis, flue, fever, mouth ulcers, high cholesterol, obesity, muscle soreness, tissue repair, sedation, wrinkles and water retention.

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Application:

  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin. Apply to reflex points or directly onto the area of concern. Like any citrus oil, avoid direct sunlight after application.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse orange essential oil.
  • Internally – Take internally using gel capsules or just with your food or beverage. Orange is classified as GRAS for human consumption by the FDA.
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Common uses for Wild Orange oil

Wild orange is one of the most powerful and aromatic of the essential oils.  It is excellent for disinfecting and killing fungus and pathogens.  It has very effective actions against colds and flu, and is highly recommended for use during their early stages.

Wild orange also supports the elimination toxins from the body, while stimulating the lymphatic system.

It can be both energizing and uplifting and sedative.  It does this by instilling feelings of peace.  It can be used in the treatment of anorexia.

Wild orange’s main constituent, limonene, has powerful anti-cancer activity, suggesting that this oil might be effective as an anti-cancer agent.

It also supports collagen formation in the skin.

Modern research into Wild Orange oil

In clinical testing, the antioxidant Citrus sinensis exhibited absolute fungitoxicity (it kills fungi) against 10 post-harvest pathogens.  It was also absolutely toxic for spore germination.

A university study has demonstrated that wild orange oil is highly effective as an antidepressant.

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Other uses for Wild Orange oil

Diffusing wild orange is very effective at killing pathogens in the air.  It provides a very pleasant way to disinfect and kill bacteria, and assists with colds and flu.

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Diffusing wild orange can also be beneficial for nervous tension and stress, and is relaxing for children at bedtime.

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Diffuse in the car on long trips.  It is very calming and uplifting, and relieves stress.  Its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic activity also enhances the enjoyment of travel.

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Put 1-2 drops of wild orange in drinking water.  It’s a good diuretic, and is most useful in balancing water retention, and may be helpful with obesity.  Its lymphatic-stimulant action further helps to balance water processes, as well as detoxification, aiding the immune system and general well-being. Can be very helpful for acid reflux or heartburn.  It has a powerful alkalizing effect on the system, making it very effective for many digestive issues.

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Blended in massage oil or added to a bath, wild orange assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins from the body, boosts the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.

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Add to furniture polish, to help protect furniture against damage from insects.

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Add several drops of wild orange oil to some water in a spray bottle, shake well, to disperse the oil, and spritz on bed sheets, drapes or upholstery (think Febreze®).  May also be sprayed into the air as a fragrant, pathogen-killing air freshener for kitchens and bathrooms.

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Check out the video: Heidi had an great experience with doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil and the kids in the car. If you want to try and get the screaming and fighting kids to calm down, try and do what Heidi did.

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