Back To School Essential Oils

Essential Oils In The Classroom

(for Teachers & Students)

Move over summer-a new school year is coming!

Now that its back-to-school time, your family is going to be exposed to a warfare of germs, viruses, and pathogens. There will also be sluggish mornings and less than tranquil evenings and worry over your child’s academic performance.

Energize your mornings with diffusing Citrus Bliss Oil Blend, Peppermint Oil, Wild Orange Oil and/or On Guard Oil Blend 

(Also works great to apply directly to skin or clothing — won’t stain!)

To Calm down at bedtime – diffuse Serenity Oil Blend and/or Lavender Oil 

(Also works great to apply to the feet or a few drops on the pillow- the kids will be sleepy in no time!)


Using doTERRA in the Classroom

Teacher Testimonies


Calming Nerves 

“I’m a special education teacher in a middle school located in Arizona, and I first started to use doTERRA products when my district was taking the state assessment test. My students came into class the first day a bit nervous and talkative. You could just sense the unrestful energy in the classroom and inappropriate behavior was the result. I went home that evening and was determined to figure out how to change the environment. The next day, before the students came in, I placed a couple drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and placed it behind a fan in the room. As the students entered the room, I turned on the fan and it began to diffuse the Lavender. The students initially had that nervous energy;  however, within 15 minutes I noticed the students were beginning to calm down. I would continue to add a drop of Lavender on a cotton ball every hour. The calming effect continued for the remainder of the testing week.  I stopped placed in the oil on the cotton ball for 3 days and noticed the nervous energy came back, but on the 4th day I resumed using the Lavender and observed the calming properties resumed.

doTERRA Essential Oils have played an important role in my classroom. As teachers, if we can reduce undesirable behavior or calm our students to a manageable degree, then we can focus on what we do best and teach our students. I have also been amazed with the results I have experienced in my own household”

-Albert LeFebvre – Casa Grande, AZ


A Cleaner Classroom

“I am a reading intervention teacher so I see lots of groups of children throughout the day. I use the Lotus diffuser at school to help fight germs and odors in the classroom. My 2nd grade students were fascinated with the glowing blue light and the mist that comes from the diffuser. I told them it was a germ-fighting machine. Some of the different  doTERRA oils that I used were – On Guard Oil Blend, Wild Orange Oil, Lemon Oil and Grapefruit Oil.”

-Michelle Bonne – Littleton, CO


Diffusing for Better Performance

“I’m a 6th grade math teacher. Math is a high-anxiety subject for many people. 6th grade is a also a high emotional stage for most. This combination makes doTERRA essential oils in my classroom a necessity!  At our initial Meet The Teacher Night, I had my diffuser running with Lavender Oil and Balance Oil Blend to keep me calm and ready to meet parents and students. I had many parents come in and comment on the lovely smell and several notice the diffuser and asked about it. I gave a simple explanation that they were essential oils in a diffuser and received comments of, “I wish MY teacher had that when I was in school,” “Even I can do math with an atmosphere like this!”, etc. I was presently surprised at the positive way that the diffuser and oils we received.

My students began to watch me when I put oils on myself and in the diffuser, and would ask why I was using them, what I was using, and what the benefits were. Its been a fun year of explaining that, “Lots of students are coughing or out sick so I’m putting in On Guard to kill the germs in the air and keep me and you healthy”, ” I needed some peppermint to wake me up a bit”, “I put Lavender on because you guys are a little crazy right now”, or “This one will help you concentrate on the test!” If I ever took the diffuser home, students would beg me to “bring back the raindrop thing!” They ask to smell it up close and like to play a guess game of which oils I’m using. Others, who know when then need the help to calm down, will ask me to put oils in the diffuser to help them!

I feel like having the oils in my classroom has done several things for me and my students this year. We’ve had a healthier classroom with much, much less sickness being passed around, my room smells great, we’re a calmer and happier group, I’m able to be balanced and level and teach them at a lower stress level. Thanks doTERRA for a great year in the classroom and many more to come!!

My Favorite Classroom Oils

On Guard — “for germs”

Lemon — “for germs & to keep the students happy”

Lavender — “to keep them calm and relieve stress”

Peppermint — “to wake them up”

Balance — “to balance them out”

Bergamot — “helps them be happy students”

Citrus Bliss — “kills germs, smells delicious and balances classroom atmosphere”

Elevation — “to relieve emotional stress”

—Lindsay Baily – Glendale, AZ


Essential Oils for Better Behavior

“I have been using doTERRA essential oils in my 2nd grade classroom for almost 2 years.  Students always want to have the seat closest to the diffuser! Last year, I had a classroom full of students with very high energy and Serenity Oil Blend helped to keep them calm. I also diffused doTERRA’s On Guard blend during cold & flu season, and Peppermint & Lemon worked well during testing.

This year, however, I have a very different class. This class seems to need more help with focusing, so I diffuse mostly Peppermint with Wild Orange or Lemon, and of course On Guard.”

-Cynthia Velez – San Francisco, CA


How Germs Impact Education

– Nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold

– 52.2 million cases of the common cold affect Americans under age 17 each year.

-Infectious disease accounts for millions of lost school days and cost the US $120 billion a year

Adding doTERRA’s Essential Oils to your home and/or classroom will help keep your kids healthy, focused & ready to learn!


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



Bergamot Essential Oil

DoTerra Bergamot Essential Oil

A highly favored oil for its lovely fragrance, Bergamot is unique among citrus oils for its calming properties. dōTERRA®, in keeping with the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® standard, cold-presses the oil from the rind of the bergamot fruit. For aromatic, topical, or internal use.


  • Topically – Can be applied neat to the skin. Can be applied to forehead, reflex points or directly onto the area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Can also be diffused.
  • Internally – Can be added to food or water to be taken internally. Bergamot has been classified as GRAS by the FDA for human consumption.

The health benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, anti biotic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, sedative, analgesic, anti depressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, digestive etc.

Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Oil. The scientific name of Bergamot is Citrus Aurantium var. or Citrus Bergamia. It is a tropical plant but thrives well in Europe too.

This oil has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years to help oily complexions and troubled skin.  It may also be used to soothe insect bites.  It is also what gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive flavor.

Bergamot Oil has a very sweet smell and a number of medicinal and industrial uses due to its properties listed below

  • Anti depressant & Stimulant: The components of Bergamot Oil, like Alpha Pinene and Limonene, are anti depressant and stimulant in nature. They give a feeling of freshness, joy and energy in cases of sadness and depression by improving circulation. They also stimulate hormone secretion and thus help maintaining proper rates of metabolism. This stimulating effect increases secretion of digestive juices, bile and insulin, thereby aiding digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, assimilation and decomposition of sugar and the resultant lowering of blood sugar level.
  • Relaxant & Sedative: The Flavonoids present in Bergamot oil are very good relaxants too. They soothe nerves and reduce nervous tension, anxiety, stress etc. and hence help cure ailments associated with stress such as sleeplessness, high blood pressure etc.
  • Anti Biotic & Disinfectant: Certain components of the essential oil of Bergamot are anti biotic and disinfectant in nature. They inhibit growth of germs, virus and fungi. They also effectively prohibit infections, such as those of skin. If regularly used with bathing water or in soaps (this is already used extensively in skin-care soaps), the skin and hair remains protected from infections and become shiny. It also cures infections of colon, intestines, urinary tract and kidney
  • Anti Septic & Vulnerary: The same disinfectant and anti biotic properties of Bergamot Oil make it a good anti septic and vulnerary agent. It not only helps fast healing up of wounds, cracks on skin and heels, ulcers, eczema, itches etc. but also protects wounds from being septic and developing tetanus.
  • Febrifuge: Febrifuge is a substance or an agent that reduces fever and lowers body temperature. Bergamot is a good febrifuge due to many reasons. First, being an anti biotic, it fights infections from virus, bacteria and protozoa which cause fever, such as influenza (virus), malaria (protozoa) and typhoid (typhus bacteria), and thus helps curing fever. Second, it stimulates the metabolic system and secretions, thereby giving a feeling of warmth and resulting in more secretion (perspiration or sweat) from the Eccrine glands (sweat glands) and sebaceous (sebum) glands, thus reducing body temperature.
  • Analgesic: It reduces the feeling of pain in the body. Actually it stimulates secretion of certain hormones which lessen sensitivity of nerves to pain. Thus it is very helpful in case of headache, sprains etc. all those symptoms which require heavy dosage of analgesic pills.
  • Digestive: As discussed above, it activates and increases secretions of the digestive acids, enzymes and bile and facilitates digestion. It also synchronizes or regulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and this way too, help in digestion.
  • Cicatrisant: This property of Bergamot oil is the reason behind its extensive use in cosmetics, skin-care products such as beauty soaps, creams, lotions etc. Cicatrisant is a property or an agent which helps the scar and other marks on the skin to disappear. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin even and uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks.
  • Deodorant: No doubt, this property of bergamot oil is going to attract the teenagers who are after every new deodorant in the market and desperately want something really refreshing and natural. This is an excellent deodorant. Its own refreshing aroma (fragrance) and disinfectant properties (which inhibit growth of germs causing body-odor) make it a really effective and attractive package as a deodorant.
  • Anti Spasmodic: It relaxes nerves and muscles and thus gives quick relief in cramps, convulsions, painful muscle contractions etc.
  • Vermifuge: It kills worms. Thus it is going to be a very fragrant choice for children who have worms. It can also be applied on the affected tooth or used as a mouthwash to kill oral germs and protect teeth from cavities.

Other Benefits:

It is also Tonic, that is, it tones up respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, nervous system as well as skin and muscles. It is also anti congestive and is used in vaporizers to relieve congestion and respiratory problems, particularly during cough and cold.

Few Words of Caution:

Bergamot Oil must be protected from sunlight. Bergaptene, one of its components, becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. That is why it should be stored in dark bottles in dark places. Even exposure to sunlight should be avoided after it is applied or rubbed on skin (for 72 hours)


I LOVE this EO. I use it primarily for CP soaping, but it is an excellent scent for aromatherapy, massage, homemade cleaners, & creams. Everyone always wants to know what smell that is they can’t put their finger on. I always think of trees, oranges, and spices when I smell it. If you have never tried it, get some now!

-Jenny Jones


I use this oil (topically) primarily for its antispasmodic qualities. Combined with lavender, it does a wonderful job of helping me relax and let go at the end of the day.

-Ashley Phipps

Bergamot is one of my favorites for use in Aromatherapy. The sweet scent is not overpowering, yet it works wonders.

-Jennifer Mackenzie


All Natural Antibiotics For All Infections

DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment For:


Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere – in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ.

Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact.

There are four main kinds of germs:

  • Bacteria – one-celled germs that multiply quickly and may release chemicals which can make you sick
  • Viruses – capsules that contain genetic material, and use your own cells to multiply
  • Fungi – primitive vegetables, like mushrooms or mildew
  • Protozoa – one-celled animals that use other living things for food and a place to live

Antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria (stomach flora) in your gut.  That “good bacteria” is crucial for your immune system to function properly

Cells in our bodies are surrounded by an oily membrane.

Bacteria are found on the outside of these cell walls and Viruses are on the inside of the cells.

Regular antibiotics cannot penetrate the cell wall and so they only work on bacterial infections NOT on viruses (and many times cause side effects)

Essential Oils CAN penetrate the cell wall and are therefore effective against bacteria AND viruses.

See how doTERRA can assist:

Preventative Care

(especially good during cold/flu season or on the onset of symptoms)

Take 2-4 drops each of On Guard Oil Blend, Thyme Oil and Peppermint Oil in a capsule every other day.

Drink 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil or Wild Orange Oil in 8 oz of water, 1-2 times a day.

Rub 2-4 drops of On Guard Oil Blend on bottoms of feet, nightly

Basic Infections

(There can be specific treatments dependent on the seriousness & nature of the infection, however the following treatment has been shown to be effective for most common & some uncommon infections)

Take 4-5 drops each of On Guard Oil Blend, Oregano Oil,  and Peppermint Oil / or DigestZen blend in a capsule daily.

–(Take Oregano no longer than 10 days – then follow with 5 days of a probiotic, if still wanting to take treatment substitute Oregano with Cassia Oil while taking probiotic)

Rub AromaTouch Oil Blend  and Oregano Oil on bottoms of feet 2-3 times a day.

(Put a little coconut or olive oil on feet first to avoid any burning sensations from the Oregano Oil)

Rub 2-4 drops of On Guard Oil Blend and  Lavender Oil on bottoms of feet, nightly

Drink Drink 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil or Wild Orange Oil in 8 oz of water, 2-3 times a day.


For Fever:

Rub one drop of Peppermint Oil on temples, forehead & back of neck

For Congestion:

Rub 3-4 drops of Breathe Oil Blend on chest & nose (can add additional Peppermint oil as well)

For Upset Stomach:

Rub 3-4 drops of DigestZen Oil Blend over abdomen or add to capsule.


Additional Help:

Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily

Diffuse Cassia 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 2 or all of the following doTerra essential oils down the spine:

Starting with Oregano, then Thyme, On Guard, Clove, Frankincense, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint

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

Learn More:

Antibiotics vs Essential Oils



All Natural Strep Throat Support

DoTerra Essential Oil Support For:

Strep Throat

sore throat Sore Throat

Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat.

Strep throat is most common in the late fall, winter, and early spring. The infection is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva, often among family or household members.

Strep throat may be very mild, with only a few symptoms, or it may be severe. Often, persons with strep throat get sick 2 to 5 days after they are exposed to the bacteria that causes the illness.

Click here for full strep throat symptom list


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 Strep Throat Support:

Take 3-4 drops each of Oregano Oil, On Guard Oil Blend and Lemon Oil in a capsule twice a day for 7 -10 days – (no more than 10 days & follow with daily probiotic)

Gargle with a few drops of Lemon Oil and Oregano Oil a 2-3 times a day

2-3 drops of Breathe Oil Blend applied topically on the throat

2-3 drops of Lemon Oil or Wild Orange Oil in 8 oz water; 2-4 times a day.

Rub On Guard Oil Blend on bottoms of feet nightly

Additional Help:

On Guard™ Protecting Throat Drops

dōTERRA®’s On Guard™ Protecting Throat Drops provide a convenient way to benefit from On Guard’s immune-supporting properties. With all-natural organic cane juice and organic brown rice syrup, these drops help defend against pathogenic microbes of the mouth and throat, support fixed and mobile immune function, and can help calm and soothe dry, scratchy throats.

Click here to get your oils today!

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

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.

Antibiotics VS Essential Oils

Antibiotics VS Essential Oils

Basic FactsAntibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria (stomach flora) in your gut.  That “good bacteria” is crucial for your immune system to function properly.Cells in our bodies are surrounded by an oily membrane.

Bacteria are found on the outside of these cell walls and Viruses are on the inside of the cells.

Regular antibiotics cannot penetrate the cell wall and so they only work on bacterial infections NOT on viruses.

Essential Oils CAN penetrate the cell wall and are therefore effective against bacteria AND viruses.

I have what I refer to as my “Natural Antibiotic” that I use for almost every illness coming on. It is 4 drops each of Oregano, OnGuard, & Lemon in an empty gel capsule, 1-3x daily for 5 days.  It has never failed me!

“Isn’t it nice that for thousands of years, nature has already provided us with a way to fight off viruses?”

Did you know that you cannot develop a resistance to essential oils?  The bacteria CANNOT outsmart nature’s medicine cabinet.  Think about that for a minute!

Are you prepared for… The Last Days of Antibiotics?

The Last Days of Antibiotics
By Steve Mitchell for MSN Health & Fitness
Medically Reviewed By: Pat F. Bass III, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
“The growing problem of bacteria strains that are resistant to all but a handful of antibiotics, combined with a decline in development of new drugs to thwart the bugs, is creating the conditions for a perfect storm that could leave us vulnerable and unprotected from deadly germs.”
New antibiotics could help counter the development of resistance and keep us one step ahead of the bugs, but pharmaceutical companies have cut research in this area, leaving doctors without new weapons to fight off the germs.

“Larger pharmaceutical companies have been using less and less resources to develop new antibiotics because economically it doesn’t make as much sense to develop these as it does to develop other more profitable drugs, such as cholesterol-lowering medications,” Peters says.

Antibiotics are generally used for a week or two, but drugs for high cholesterol and other chronic conditions may be used for a lifetime, which ultimately means a larger revenue stream for drug companies.

According to IDSA, the number of new antibiotics hitting the market has dropped dramatically since the 1980s to less than four in the last five years, while the rates of people infected with antibiotic-resistant bugs has increased significantly.

The day WILL come when you wish you would have paid more attention to this.

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