Calming, Peaceful & Fun to Say – Ylang Ylang!

doTERRA Essential Oil


Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang oil comes from greenish-yellow flowers that are shaped like starfish.  It is a tropical tree native to tropical Asia, but can be sourced in other parts of the world. The DōTerra Essential Oil Ylang Ylang (complete) is of the botanical family Annonaceae, it is grown in Madagascar where it is steam distilled from the flower.

Ylang ylang oil, offers many therapeutic qualities as it has an exquisite fragrance and also a long history as a part of perfumes. It uplifts mood and has great calming properties.

Oil Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, and sedative.

Past Uses: Ylang ylang historically was used as a perfume of the beds of newly weds for their wedding night. It was also used for skin treatments, insect bites, hair loss, constipation, stomachaches, colic, indigestion and to regulate respiration

Aromatic Uses: Diffusing ylang ylang essential oil can influence relationships and sexual energy. Its calming qualities can mitigate anger and relax moods.

Wellness Uses: Calm & stress relief, hair & skin care and immune support.

Ylang Ylang is a skin treatment for oily skin types, by balancing oil production and reduces excessive oiliness. Also helps with hair to promote thick, shiny and lustrous hair. Helps control split ends.


Application Of Oils:

  • Topically – It can be applied to the skin.
  • Internally – You can take ylang ylang essential oil with food and drink or with gel capsules.
  • Aromatically – Use a doTERRA diffuser with ylang ylang

 It is recognized as GRAS  and is used in flavoring, most notable in bubble gum!  


PMS Body Oil Blend:

Ylang Ylang 3 drops, Roman Chamomile 4 drops, Clary Sage 6 drops, Coriander 4 drops, and Whisper 6 drops.  Gently blend and apply to body, abdomen and feet.



“Ylang Ylang was the very first essential oil that I tried and it really caught my attention in minutes. It had been a long time and I was feeling a bit frayed around the edges. A friend gave my a couple of drops of Ylang Ylang on my wrists to try. I will tell you I was EXTREMELY skeptical. I tried it and then went about to forget about it. About 10-15 minutes later I noticed something, the frays around my edges were now gone??? I just felt a sense of calm…..The closest thing I can relate it to is when you have a glass of wine. Within the first few sips you feel a calm come over you that is later followed by the buzz. Well the feeling the Ylang Ylang gave me was the calm without the buzz. It was nice. But I don’t convince that easy, and I had to try it over and over and sure enough it brought on an amazing calm”

Thank you doTERRA’s ylang ylang!! I am 38.5 weeks pregnant, on bed rest for extremely high blood pressure. I have been using our ylang ylang for 3 days and my BP is back to normal!! Thanks for making such amazing and pure products!! -Rhonda DeSantis Woodruff

doTERRA Ylang Ylang Blends:

Serenity – Calming Essential Oil Blend

Solace – Women’s “Monthly” Blend

Elevation – Joyful Blend

Whisper – Women’s Perfume Blend



Serenity: Calming Essential Oil Blend

A wonderful, aromatic way to beat stress and promote well-being

Serenity calming essential oil blend from doTERRA

Serenity™ is a beautiful essential oil blend, composed of individual oils known for their calming properties.  It’s a wonderful way to create a sense of well-being and relaxation.  

Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease.  In fact, it’s estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. Reducing stress and controlling its damaging effects is of keen interest in medical research and modern science has discovered the calming and healing attributes of pure essential oils. Recent studies have shown that essential oils actually reduce stress by calming the nervous system.

Serenity™, with its peaceful, renewing fragrance, is the perfect way to beat stress and face your world in a calmer, more peaceful manner.

With its subtle aroma, blending together the calming fragrances of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vanilla beanSerenity™ is ideal for aromatic diffusion or topical application.

How to use:

  • Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, Serenity is an excellent way to promote restful sleep.
  • Added to a warm bath Serenity creates the perfect escape.
  • Diffuse in bedrooms, living areas and office.
  • Apply to bottom of feet, wrists and outside of ears for relaxation.
  • Blend with fractionated coconut oil for a calming massage.

Serenity may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

Even Cesar, The Dog Whisperer knows the value of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils! He uses doTERRA’s Serenity effectively on his Australian Kelpie Cross canine friend to help with relaxation



The FDA has not evaluated any statement made with regard to essential oils here. Essential oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

What is the AromaTouch Technique?

Doterra Essential Oil Blend…

Massage Blend

dōTERRA®’s proprietary massage blend combines the therapeutic benefits of oils well-known to relax muscles, calm tension, soothe irritated tissue, increase circulation, smooth and tone. AromaTouch® combines our CPTG® essential oils of basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender in a perfectly relaxing blend which adds many important benefits to various massage techniques. For topical use


AromaTouch was developed for several world-class spas.

I’ve found it to be very effective at stopping restless leg syndrome and twitching muscles.


Basil: Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Aids in relaxing spastic muscles, especially those that can cause migraines and headaches.

Cypress: Antiseptic, anti-infectious, lymphatic decongestant, mucolytic, relaxing and refreshing. May help improve respiratory issues, muscle cramps, and lung circulation.

Grapefruit: Sedative and calming properties. May help with stress and fatigue.

Lavender: Analgesic and antispasmodic properties. May help with sore muscles, sprains and headaches.

Marjoram: Relaxing and calming properties.  May help with sprains, spasms, migraines, headaches, bruises, and sore muscles.

Peppermint: Anti-inflammatory, cooling, soothing. May reduce fevers, vomiting, candida, nausea, and is a respiratory strengthener.



Optimal if applied on location for muscle use. Can be diluted with doTERRA fractionated coconut oil

What is the AromaTouch Technique?

dōTERRA’s AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.

The AromaTouch™ Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive using dōTERRA®’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience.

The AromaTouch Technique includes four primary steps designed to minimize systemic stressors to autonomic balance. Each step includes the application of two essential oils or essential oil blends specifically formulated to support healthy emotional and physiological functions for wellbeing. The technique requires 40 minutes per application, and multiple applications can be serviced with one set of dōTERRA’s essential oils.


Step One: Stress Management (Balance & Calm) The AromaTouch™ Technique begins with dōTERRA®’s Balance Grounding Blend of spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy followed by Lavender to support calming, de-stressing, and relaxation.

Step Two: Immune Support (Cleanse & Strengthen) After establishing a state of calm and tranquility, Melaleuca Essential Oil is applied as a cleanser and detoxifier, followed by an application of dōTERRA®’s On Guard™ Protective Blend of pure therapeutic-grade wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils that stimulates and supports the body’s own external and internal defensive immune functions.

Step Three: Inflammatory Response (Stimulate & Soothe) Step three begins with application of Aroma Touch™ Massage blend of basil, grapefruit, cypress, majoram, peppermint, and lavender to help stimulate blood flow to surface tissues, followed by a comforting application of Deep Blue® Soothing Blend of wintergreen, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus to help support a healthy inflammatory response in the body.

Step Four: Homeostasis (Invigorate & Center) The final step of the technique includes an invigorating application of pure Wild Orange and Peppermint essential oils that refresh, rejuvenate, and center the body, mind, and spirit in strength and serenity.


AromaTouch™ Technique Kit

Increase the benefits you experience with CPTG® Essential Oils by incorporating the AromaTouch™ Technique into your healthy lifestyle philosophy. This kit contains 5 ml bottles of the 8 CPTG oils used in the AromaTouch Technique (Balance, Lavender, Melaleuca, OnGuard™, Aroma Touch™, Deep Blue®, Wild Orange & Peppermint), as well as the AromaTouch overview booklet and presentation box.

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DoTerra’s Invigorating & Calming All Natural Bath Bars

Citrus Bliss Invigorating Bath Bar

Citrus Bliss Invigorating Bath Bar

Product Description
dōTERRA Spa Citrus Bliss Invigoration Bath Bar is a moisturizing bar combining dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend of therapeutic grade essential oils, exfoliating milled oats, and natural emollients from coconut, sunflower, and safflower oils and shea butter. It is free from harsh, artificial fragrances and colors and other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin. The Citrus Bliss blend of essential oils provides an invigorating cleansing experience and makes bathing a blissful and uplifting highlight of your day.

**Better than a cup of coffee in the morning!**

What makes this product unique?

  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils
  • Contains milled oatmeal to gently exofoliate and stimulate the skin
  • Contains conditioning emollients of shea butter, sunflower, safflower and coconut oils
  • Complies with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy—does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals


Serenity Calming Bath Bar

Serenity Calming Bath Bar

Product Description
dōTERRA Spa Serenity Calming Bath Bar is a moisturizing bar combining dōTERRA’s Serenity blend of therapeutic grade essential oils and natural emollients from coconut, sunflower, and safflower oils and shea butter. Serenity Calming Bath Bar is free from harsh, artificial fragrances and colors and other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin. The Serenity blend of essential oils provides a serene, calming cleansing experience. Pamper yourself at the end of a stressful day with Serenity Calming Bath Bar.

What makes this product unique?

  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s Serenity blend of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils
  • Contains conditioning emollients of shea butter, sunflower, safflower and coconut oils
  • Complies with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy—does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals


Quit Smoking With Essential Oils

DoTerra Essential Oil Help For:

Quitting Smoking

Nicotine is an addictive drug. It causes changes in the brain that make people want to use it more and more. In addition, addictive drugs cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The good feelings that result when an addictive drug is present — and the bad feelings when it’s absent — make breaking any addiction very difficult. Nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break.

When a person smokes a cigarette, the body responds immediately to the chemical nicotine in the smoke. Nicotine causes a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate and the flow of blood from the heart. It also causes the arteries to narrow. The smoke includes carbon monoxide, which reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the nicotine effects, creates an imbalance between the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood can supply.

What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?

  • irritability
  • impatience
  • hostility
  • anxiety
  • depressed mood
  • difficulty concentrating
  • restlessness
  • decreased heart rate
  • increased appetite or weight gain

When you’re mentally ready to quit, there are several products & options to assist you.  Many people have found success quitting using the following DoTerra Essential Oil methods. It tends to not only the addiction itself, but also the withdraw symptoms. If you or someone you love is trying to quit smoking… I recommend this to help. The withdraw symptoms are much less and makes the process easier on everyone involved.

DoTerra Essential Oil Helps For Quitting Smoking

Overall Help:

Take 3-4 drops each of On Guard Oil Blend and Grapefruit Oil daily

Rub Balance Oil Blend or Ylang Ylang Oil on feet, nightly

For Cravings:

Purchase an essential oil inhaler, like a Vicks Nasal Inhaler but essential oil accessory outlets have those that can be loaded with the oil of your choice.

Load your inhaler with several drops each of the following oils:

Clove Oil, Cinnamon Oil , Grapefruit Oil , Peppermint Oil, Balance Oil Blend, Serenity Oil Blend.

Utilize the inhaler when cravings hit

Put 2-3 drops of Slim & Sassy Oil Blend in 8 oz of water, drink daily.     (helps cravings and balances metabolism)

For Anxiety:

Rub Lavender Oil on back of neck or rub on feet

Put a drop of Lavender Oil on pillow before going to bed.

Diffuse Serenity Oil Blend in the air

Additional Help:

Rub Peppermint Oil Blend on back of neck and on temples (avoid eyes)

Diffuse Purify Oil Blend in the air

Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily


Government Resources:

Healing Stress & Anxiety Naturally

DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment For:

Stress & Anxiety Disorders

In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors. External factors include the physical environment, including your job, your relationships with others, your home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you’re confronted with on a daily basis. Internal factors determine your body’s ability to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get.

All people feel anxiety–whether it is the butterflies in your stomach before you ask someone out on a date or the rush of anxiety that propels you out the door when you are running late. Often these feelings of anxiety are uncomfortable, but anxiety is a normal part of being a human being.

It can be difficult to tell if your level of anxiety is too much. A good rule of thumb is “how much does this impair my life or keep me from doing the things I would like to do.” Remember, since we see anxiety as a normal part of life there are certain times that anxiety can actually be helpful. For example, research suggests that there is an optimal level of anxiety that contributes to positive test performance. Too much anxiety and you can’t concentrate. But too little anxiety impairs performance as well. So feeling stressed about important upcoming events or in the face of challenging life events is normal.

“Many of us suffer from high stress or anxiety at random times in our life, some of us suffer with them their whole lives. Personally, I used to have General Anxiety Disorder and it impaired my daily life to such of an extreme, that I had to be on stress leave from my job and was taking Paxil. The side effects of the medication was horrible… and although, I didn’t have as much anxiety, I ended up having a whole new set of issues to deal with.

I was totally numbed emotionally and would get frequent headaches.  I am SO happy to know there is an effective, all natural essential oil alternative. It smells good, calming results and no side effects!”

DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment

Put 4-5 drops each of Melissa Oil, Wild Orange Oil and Peppermint Oil in a capsule. Take daily until symptoms subside.

Rub 3-4 drops of Frankincense Oil or Serenity Oil Blend on the neck & base of skull.

Rub Balance Oil Blend on feet nightly.


Additional Help:

-Rub 3-4 drops of Bergamot Oil and Roman Chamomile Oil on back of neck & temples.

-Diffuse Serenity Oil Blend, Lavender Oil, and/or Balance Oil Blend 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, Basil, Wintergreen, Balance, Rosemary, Lavender, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint

Hot compress for 15 mins, massage in



All Natural Help For Depression

How Do You Feel Today?

Approximately 20.9 million American adults in a given year, have a mood disorder. This is also rising very quickly in children and teens as well. In fact pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers are clinically depressed.

Many of us are feeling stuck in a rut with how we feel. It might be just for a short time–or for an extended period of time. Most of us will experience this, or know someone who will. Depression is usually marked by feelings of feelings of sadness, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness, irritability, sudden weight loss or gain, trouble sleeping or loss of interest in activities normally enjoyed.

Why do I feel this way?
This can be due to many factors. Things such as a chemical imbalance, side effects of medicines, genetics, illness, death, the economy, finances or abuse. However, even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, having a child, getting married or anything that involves a big life change can lead to depression as well. Recently I have talked with several people that struggle with seasonal depression also, which usually comes with the changing of the weather. No matter what the reason, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut we feel stuck in.

About 11 years ago, I went through a time when I didn’t want to get up in the morning. I couldn’t stay awake during school, at work, or at home–no matter how hard I tried. The second I would get home, I would get into bed and go straight to sleep. I didn’t want to talk to anyone or see anyone. I was in school then, and I went from being a 4.0 GPA student to a 2.1 GPA student in just a short time .

I didn’t care about anything but sleep. It was a really strange experience for me. I didn’t know why I was acting or feeling this way, but I was. I felt like I was in the bottom of a deep hole and I didn’t know how to get out. It was frustrating and scary. This is something that is common in our society, I hear stories like mine all the time.

What Essential Oils work well for Depression?
I am frequently asked while teaching, “what essential oils can help make an impact on our mood and how we feel?” People love using the oils because they don’t have the harmful side effects that many anti-depressants have.
Here are a few oils that might help. You can use one by itself–or you can use multiple oils together. Everybody has a different body chemistry and we all need something different–so don’t be afraid to figure out what oils work best for you!

These oils are uplifting and invigorating to the mind and body.
Citrus Bliss (invigorating blend), Balance (grounding blend-my personal favorite), Elevation ( Joyful Blend), Lemon , Frankincense, Bergamot, Wild Orange

These oils are uplifting to the mind and body, but are also calming and help with sleep as well. Lavender, and Serenity (calming blend)

Also very beneficial: doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality Pack –helps your body with the nutrients it needs to be its optimal self. Helps with things such as energy, mood enhancement, pain and inflammation, stress management, immune support, and overall good health.

A few ways we have found most beneficial to use these oils for Depression are:

  • Diffuse into the air, or put a few drops on hand and inhale. Breathing the oils in aromatically is one of the most powerful ways to change your mood
  • Rub 1-2 drops on forehead, temples, and back of neck
  • Add 1-3 drops in a warm bath
  • For help with sleep–diffuse in room before going to sleep, or rub 1-2 drops on bottom of feet
  • For supplements: take daily as reccomended on package

By Danny and Nicole Larson


The Decision to Quit Smoking

The Decision to Quit Smoking

I made the decision to quit smoking on November 17, 2010. As a 31 year-old and an Independent Product Consultant for dōTERRA, I felt it was time and the right choice. The oils, I believed, would help me quit smoking. Each time I had the urge to smoke, and it happened a lot, I put a drop of Clove and a drop of On Guard essential oil directly on my tongue. I continued doing this for a week. Then I chose to use only OnGuard. Today, approximately one month after I chose to quit smoking, I use OnGuard throat drops whenever I have the urge to smoke. These urges have drastically decreased from when I first began, and I have not had a cigarette since November 17, 2010.

Smokers may be aware that the other difficulty faced is your temper. When a smoker misses their cigarette, they can become easily irritated and moody. In my home we have a dōTERRA diffuser, and in that diffuser I place Lavender and Serenity. It has been a great lift to my spirits and allows me to relax. I believe that my diffuser saved me from sleepless nights as I began my journey to become smoke free. I highly recommend it to others who are trying to quit smoking.



School and Serenity

School and Serenity

I have a 6 year-old grandson who suffers from an anxiety and separation disorder each time school starts. When the new school year began, despite expecting problems, he did fine the first few weeks. However, things quickly changed and his anxiety increased each time he was taken to school. He was very verbal about his desire not to go to school and he would cause a scene when he was made to go. When I heard about his troubles I almost found myself in tears; someone so young should be enjoying school.

Hoping to help I took my grandson to Mandy Johnson to receive reflexology. While he was there he was introduced to Serenity essential oil. He loved the smell of it. On the way to the car he asked if I would take him again sometime and allow him to smell those bottles. Mandy had given us a sample of Serenity, so I had my grandson spray it on his pillow and rub it on his feet before going to bed. The next morning, although not excited, my grandson climbed out of the car, said goodbye, and ran into the school. He has not complained about attending since.

My grandson now loves to attend dōTERRA meetings. He loves the chance he has to smell all the different essential oils. Every time I see him now he has a hold of a bottle of essential oil smelling it. I am so grateful to have found dōTERRA.

–Jody Merritt


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doTerra Essential Oils List

doTerra Essential Oils List

Single Oils 

dōTERRA’s collection of single essential oils represents the finest aromatic extracts available in the world today. Each oil provides the living essence of its source botanical, gently distilled from plants that are nurtured and carefully harvested throughout the world. Each oil is 100% natural and passes strict standards of purity and potency. A beautiful palette of botanical energies, they can be used individually or blended for personalized essential oil therapies.

Clary Sage
White Fir
Wild Orange
Fractionated Coconut
Ylang Ylang
Rose (New)

Oil Blends

dōTERRA’s essential oil blends are proprietary formulas for targeted wellness applications. They represent the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of a growing body of research and scientific study. Harnessing the inherent living energies of plants, each formula is synergistically balanced to enhance product potency and benefits and contains only certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

Deep Blue
Citrus Bliss
On Guard

New Oil Blend:  Slim & Sassy!



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