- But how will I have time to use all the oils?
- Will this be another waste of money on products I won't use?
- Morning time is way too busy to be adding all these oils into it!
- What do I do with my oils when I get them?
I got you covered!
- Do you wish you had more energy in the morning?
- Could easily boost and support your family's immune system?
- Protect your family from chemicals and toxins?
- Start the day energised, yet calm and relaxed?
- Start the day more focused?
- Get your gut health in check from the moment you wake up?
- Send your kids off for their day focused and grounded?
- And also have time for self care routines!?
Besides being able to have 150 Ways to use 10 awesome Essential Oils on hand in this download, I'm going to run through how I use Essential Oils every morning in my home; and for myself personally - as well as the ways in which I've easily and quickly added them to my already existing morning routine.
Because let's face it, who has extra time or energy in the mornings to add much else to it?!
(Stay tuned for my daily practices and nightime routine - coming soon...)
Step 1: Bathroom
As soon as I wake I'm off to the bathroom, and this is where I use the oils to wake myself up, get my mind clear and focused for the day and also help my body to eliminate all the toxins it wants to get rid of after a long night of rejuvenating, healing, restoring and cleansing my body.
1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil goes into my hands...
I rub my hands together and take a big breath in. This immediately clears my sinuses if they're stuffy (men - been snoring all night!?), invigorates my whole system and wakes my whole self up!
1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil then goes into the bottom of my glass...
I top it up with water and down that straight away. Lemon Essential Oil is the Oil of focus and concentration, so for anyone that's not a morning person, is a Mama with Mama Brain, has a foggy head after shift work, didn't get enough sleep the night before, has a high focus job, is a student or you just need to get your brain kickstarted - this will do it!
Not only that, your body has spent the last 6-12 hours whilst you slept, working to eliminate all the waste and toxins that it doesnt need, from your body. The water and the Lemon Essential Oil will aid this elimination process, get your digestion started and cleanse your body from the inside out - whilst balancing your PH levels (from Acidic to Alakline) from the moment you wake up!
Step 2: Diffuser (Loungeroom or Kitchen)
I turn the Diffuser on straight away, to make sure I'm setting the tone of the house right off the bat - and then I open all the curtains to let the day in!
This beautiful blend (The Oil of Breath) also sets the scene for one of my own self care practices - being present with correct breathing. I was always a shallow breather, but EasyAir encourages and reminds me to take full deep breaths consciously - and subconsciously. And I start this right from the time I wake up - when that diffuser goes on.
As our 'respiratory blend' or 'chemical free Vicks', it also helps me with any Hayfever symptoms, sneezing or stuffiness - which, if I'm going to get, usually happens in the morning. Perfect too if there's been any sniffles around or if the kids have runny noses on those cold winter mornings.
I find the Roman Chamomile in the EasyAir blend also keeps the house calm and relaxed during the morning rush too.
Step 3: To the shower!
I drop of Tea Tree/Melaleuca into my face wash / body wash / shampoo...
as this Essential Oil is cleansing and purifying, with it's antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties - especially if you're prone to blotches or spots on your face and neck, or an itchy and dry scalp. I know teens that have had great results using this in their daily face washing routine, and also adults suffering from adult/pregnancy acne, whilst others with dandruff have benefited also.
Also very beneficial to add a drop to your body wash, for those with inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, and those prone to blotches or spots on their chest, shoulders or back.
And for those detoxing from conventional deodorants (yes, we are supposed to sweat!), there is often a period of time when the build up of toxins from years of suppressing your sweat, will release and mix with your natural bacteria - creating a touch of a tang under there! The Antifungal properties of Tea Tree Essential Oil will stop that fungus growing, and therefore the smelliness.
Frankincense Essential Oil is a resin which works deeply on your skin, affecting the deeper dermal layers. Think fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dark areas.
"Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like) structure of frankincense essential oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin." - Dr. Axe
And Lavender is incredibly smoothing to the skin, with it's anti inflammatory and calming properties, so will relax and soothe the skin - taking out any redness or dryness. (This is why it's the perfect Essential Oil for any burns.)
Free radicals, like toxins, chemicals and pollutants cause unbelievable damage to our bodies - and where does this often show up first? In our skin.
"The body’s natural response to free radical damage is to create antioxidant enzymes — especially glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD); that prevent these free radicals from doing their damage. Unfortunately, your body can actually become deficient in antioxidants if the free radical burden is great enough...because of poor diet and high exposure to toxins.
Thankfully, lavender essential oil is a natural antioxidant that works to...(increase)...the activity of the body’s most powerful antioxidants - glutathione, catalase and SOD....More recent studies have indicated similar results, concluding that lavender has antioxidant activity and helps to prevent or reverse oxidative stress." - Dr Axe.
1 drop of Frankincense + 1 drop of Lavender added to Fractionated Coconut Oil/non-scented Body Moisturiser
"Aromatic dressing is all about applying an oil or beautiful synergistic blend with a carrier oil onto your body while you lovingly massage it in. Talk to your body as you do this, giving it messages of love and acceptance. Create powerful affirmations and aromatic anchors as you use your essential oils and aromatically dress.
After a shower or bath, begin from the bottom of your legs in big circular motions working your way up the body towards the heart. Dip and rub, dip and rub, giving your body loving touch and loving words, while saying positive affirmations and giving love to yourself…" - Vanessa Jean, Food Alchemy
1 drop of DeepBlue added to Fractionated Coconut Oil/non-scented Body Moisturiser
If you ever wake up with aches and pains, stiff joints, sore or tight muscles, if you have a bad back or work out / play sport - doTERRA's DeepBlue Blend works as natural inflammatory and is labelled our 'chemical free Deep Heat.'
I use 1-2 drops diluted and rub it on my lower back, as this is where I feel stiff in the mornings due to my Scoliosis. It increases blood flow and energy to the area, works as a pain relief but also stimulates my physical body to wake up and get moving! When I have time to do my morning Yoga routine, I always make sure I apply this first, as it encourages my physical body to open up and my muscles to expand further due to the increase of oxygen flowing to them.
If you just want to get your physical body up and going, but don't necessarily have any physical pain or ailments, apply it diluted to your large muscle groups and feel the magic!
1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil in water for a natural gargle / mouthwash
This has replaced my habit of needing even more freshness in my mouth after cleaning my teeth, by dropping a piece of gum before walking out the door.
Did you know that chewing gum causes you to swallow excess air, which can contribute to abdominal pain and bloating, along with other gastrointestinal issues?
That when you chew gum you send your body physical signals that food is about to enter your body. The enzymes and acids that are activated when you chew gum are therefore released, but without the food they're intended to digest. This can cause bloating, an overproduction of stomach acid, and can compromise your ability to produce sufficient digestive secretions when you actually do eat food.
That chewing gum can cause jaw muscle imbalance (if you chew on one side more than the other) and even TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder in your jaw?!
Let's not be chewing gum hey...not when there's a better (and again - cheaper!) alternative at 8 cents per drop/swig of 'natural mouthwash.'
"...for well over 1,000 years, peppermint oil has been used to naturally freshen breath. This is probably due to the way peppermint oil kills bacteria and fungus that can lead to cavities or infection. Peppermint oil ... displayed antimicrobial activities against oral pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus fecalis, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans." - Dr Axe
Step 4: Getting Dressed
As The Oil of Protection, the OnGuard Blend is our Immune Support and energetic protection for the day - for those walking into harsh or intense environments that may threaten your health or your energy. On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats, with a blend of essential oils known for their antioxidant qualities and positive effects on the immune system.
And for when the Winter Season creeps in, and more and more people are coughing and spluttering around you, I add a drop of Oregano to the mix. Oregano is labelled 'nature's antibiotics' and can penetrate the walls of your cells, due to it's tiny sized molecules - unlike conventional medicine/pharmaceuticals which are too large in size. This is why you cannot be prescribed these when you have a Virus, as Viruses lay inside our cell walls. Fun fact.
Step 5: Quick Cleaning
10 drops of OnGuard added to a glass spray bottle and topped up with water
I would have already used OnGuard by now in the morning too, as I have a spray bottle in the shower filled with 10 drops of OnGuard and purified water. I spray this on the glass and tiles just after I've turned off the shower. OnGuard is antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial - all the qualities/claims of conventional cleaners - without the Endocrine disruptors, toxins, indoor pollutants and harsh chemicals.
Another fun fact - Clove is the only element that can kill mould (No, Exit Mould does not do the job - it only bleaches it to a pretty white colour, whilst damaging your respiratory system through inhalation) - and our OnGuard Blend contains Clove in it.
At 13 cents per drop, that's a pretty cheap, effective, and most of all much safer and healthier, Shower Cleaner, mould killer and preventative. $1.30 guys...plus the cost of the glass bottle that you can re-use over and over again.
I also have another 'OnGuard + Water Mix' spray bottle under my kitchen sink, which is my all purpose cleaner. I will spray the table, sink and kitchen benches with this after breakfast. (Another cheaper, safer and more effective $1.30 cleaner!)
Step 6: Breakfast Time
1 drop of Peppermint into my smoothie
This is the perfect disguise if your kiddies don't like the taste of greens (either greens powder or spinach.) I add 2 frozen bananas to water or coconut/almond milk, either a big handful of spinach or tbs of greens powder, tbs of cacao, plus 1 drop of Peppermint (less is more!) and it's a nutrient dense choc-mint smoothie to start the day right!
1 drop of OnGuard Blend to a bowl of Oats
If it's way too cold for a smoothie during the cold winter mornings, I add the OnGuard Blend to already cooked Oats (don't add whilst cooking, the heat will destroy the therepauetic benefits of the oils.) It tastes yummy, with it's Cinnamon, Clove and Wild Orange essential oils, and is another way to support the Immune System at the start of the day!
1 drop of DigestZen Blend in a glass of water
If you're needing some extra digestive support or are looking to balance your gut health, reduce bloating, trying to become more 'regular' or less frequent - then doTERRA's DigestZen will support your body in this way.
If I'm feeling my digestive system is a bit sluggish or unbalanced, especially during pregnancy or the cooler months, I put a drop in a glass of water after breakfast and before heading out the door, drink it down. It has a non offensive licorice taste. If I have tummy nerves, a knotted stomach or am feeling stress in my stomach area, I do the same - or I rub a drop diluted onto my belly.
If you have kiddies that have an upset tummy or get car sick, rub some on the bottom of their feet or tummies diluted, or put a couple of drops on a cotton ball and put it in the vents of your car on the way to school / on road trips.
My digestive system has improved immensely since using this blend (it was one of the first I tried and was immediately blown away by how quickly it worked!) and so I rarely use it in the mornings anymore, I might do so every so often in the afternoon after lunch when our digestive systems naturally slow down anyway.
How do I start this natural health journey too?
As I mentioned in the video, buying all of the oils individually will cost you $550+, and whilst I still see the value in this, there is a cheaper way. doTERRA has put together a 'starter kit' so that you can implement these top 10 oils (which will help you out with 80% of your current needs by the way - whatever they are!) into your life within 2-3 days and for $220 cheaper. How?
By buying the Home Essentials Kit. Details below - click here to take the next steps via my website...