Okay ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been actually working on this post for a long time since I wanted to have as much information as possible for you. Even though this post says “currently” obsessed, I’m pretty much going to be permanently obsessed with my new essential oils. Here’s the scoop: first of all they are sustainably and ethically sourced, they are CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade), and they WORK! I first got into doTerra from Myles. His breeder and our now good friend, Nancy, uses all holistic methods for flea and tick prevention, pain management, and more. I’m down with the natural approach and since May, I’ve been regularly using oils for multiple tasks around the house. Here’s how I use some of my faves and for what purpose!
The above is my go-to for air purification. The On Guard contains cinnamon bark and boosts immunity. Lemon also purifies the air and Wild Orange helps to boost energy and a general sense of wellbeing. I’ve been using this blend in a diffuser almost every morning on the weekends when I air out the house and have windows open. It also smells like FALL TO THE MAX!
For nighttime, we diffuse Serenity Blend and lately, Eucalyptus since I’ve been battling a cold and congestion. Even Myles loves the Serenity blend. All three of us fall asleep pretty quickly with this blend going.
For headaches I’ve used a diffuser or topical blend of Peppermint on my temples and the back of my neck. I also couple this with a ton of water and the occasional heat therapy. It works for a mild/medium headache.
Myles’ flea and tick repellent (which also works for humans), is a blend of Aloe, Water, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Terrablend, Cleansing Blend, and Geranium Oil. I spray this on him and his harness and collar once per day. Luckily, the summer is winding down and the cooler weather means less bugs of all types.
So far I’ve been having a great time adding oils to my lotions and even to my laundry soap (Lavender towels? Yes, please!) and it’s been fun playing around with different diffuser recipes. I’m still candle-holic, but I love that alternating with my oils also gives some health benefits. As I find more recipes and uses I’ll post them!
Here’s to the oily life!