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Essential Oils – I have to admit that although I had heard of essential oils, I had not really paid much attention to them. I was not really sure what they were, or what the purpose of them was.

Many of you know that I have been focusing on my health this year. One of the ways I have been doing this is by seeing a naturopath doctor along with my general practitioner. When my naturopathic doctor recommended that I use tea tree oil for the rash I have on my chin I thought I should get more familiar with essential oils as a whole. That is when I was introduced to My Life’s Essentials.

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Julie, from My Life’s Essentials teaches everyday moms how to use natural alternative for their healthcare needs with essential oils. She introduced me to therapeutic grade essential oils made by dōTERRA®. I learned about the many different uses for various oils and I decided to try out some of the oils on myself, my husband and my daughters.

I’ll start with myself – I have used various essential oils, I will share the 3 I have used the most…

  • First I used the Melaleuca (more commonly known as tea tree oil). I decided to use this one first since it is the one my naturopathic doctor recommended. I put this one on the rash on my chin once a day and noticed a difference after just one use. Melaleuca essential oil is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It also promotes healthy immune function. 
  • Next I used Lavender. I put 2 drops into my bath water one night when I was feeling anxious, then I used one drop topically before I went to bed. Lavender essential oil is known to calm anxiety and sooth emotions and I did fall asleep easily that night.
  • I have been very busy this month and found when I would sit down to work I was not concentrating very well. I used Peppermint essential oil to help keep me alert. Peppermint promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing and it is also known to help alleviate upset stomach. 

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Next, my husband.

  • Trevor plays rugby – if you know rugby, you know it means a lot of bumps, bruises and sore muscles for those who play. I used a few drops of the Deep Blue combined with coconut oil as a rub for his back. He loved the smell and said that the first word that came to mind was soothing. Deep Blue is dōTERRA®’s combination blend of Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. This blend works together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. 

My daughters.

  • My 8 year old fell asleep one night and she was coughing and coughing. I decided to try the Breath respiratory blend. I rubbed some on her chest – she opened opened her eyes and said she did not like the smell, but she fell right back asleep – the coughing settled right down and when she woke up the next morning there was no more coughing, I was really quite shocked.
  • Both of my girls love playing outside. Living in Manitoba we have a lot of mosquitos this time of year. I did not have bug spray along at the girls soccer game, but I did have the peppermint essential oil in my purse. I put some peppermint oil behind the girls knees, in the bend of their arms and behind their ears – it seemed to keep the bugs away for just over an hour – after the hour the mosquitoes were back, but it was a healthy alternative and I was impressed that it worked at all. (I think I would look for a recipe to make bug spray using the peppermint oil next time, but since I had it in my purse I used it how it was).

Now here is something that has never happened to me for the entire time I have done product reviews – I was so impressed with  dōTERRA that I am considering selling the product myself. I have not made any commitments, but I think it would make sense since I know I will be using essential oils from now on. 

I just shared my personal experience with a few of the essential oils and blends – I have a lot more to learn and a lot more to try. I want to use the lemon essential oil in my cleaning, the peppermint oil on my toothbrush and so much more. I received a guide to natural solutions for 250+ ailments, so I am sure I will be testing for a long time to come.

If you are curious about essential oils I hope you will come to Julie’s FREE webinar – just register here. At the end of the webinar, one participant will win a prize. Julie will be able to answer question and give you more information about using essential oils.

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Julie is also offering an incredible giveaway to a Mommy Moment reader from Canada. One lucky winner will get to choose $100 worth of essential oils of their choice. To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below.

***Giveaway is now complete. Please see our WINNER’S PAGE  for winner’s information***

UPDATE: I loved the essential oils so much and we kept seeing such incredible results that I decided to start selling oils as well. Julie helped set me up, so now if you are interested in oils yourself, you can contact me directly.

 

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Comments

  1. nicolthepickle says:

    I wold choose the Basil Essential Oil and the Eucalyptus, grapefruit and lemon.

  2. I have been using lavender in my baths sometimes and am very interested in other ways to use oils.

  3. Tina ref says:

    I would love to try frankincense

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d definitely choose the Peppermint Oil because I’ve recently read that it will keep spiders away when mixed with water and sprayed around where spiders come into your home! Having trouble sleeping, I’d also choose the Lavender Oil!

  5. I would choose Lavender, peppermint and Breath.

  6. I would choose lavender and peppermint oil for sure!

  7. Melinda L. says:

    I would choose Lavender, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Bark and Lemongrass

  8. I love DoTerra products and regularly use Digestzen for tummy issues related to IBS and Slim N Sassy to help curb cravings and regulate my blood sugars.

  9. Where to start, I use oils pretty much every day in our house. For pain, cough, allergies, cleaning, bug repellent (citronella, peppermint, geranium, tea tree, and lavender oils), to aid with sleep and more. I live essential oils! However, I have never tried doterra oils, so it would be good to compare them to what I have.

  10. I have starting using Frankincense oil on my kids as they both have contracted a childhood form of a wart. I have only been using it for a few days but have already noticed a difference! I am anxious to try out other oils.

  11. I would love to try the Deep Blue on my back.

  12. Kristy Vassell says:

    I would love to try the Melaleuca tea tree oil. Thanks!

  13. charityk says:

    i would pick Coriander Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  14. I would be very interested in the Melaleuca, peppermint and lavender. I would also like to learn more natural ways of healing. What a fantastic giveaway!

  15. I would love to try their blends like the Deep Blue and Breath.

  16. Susan T. says:

    I would definitely want to try the Deep Blue and probably others that help with sore muscles.

  17. Robyn L says:

    Breathe as both hubby and I are coughing again; Deep Blue for both of us with aches and pains.

  18. Suzie M says:

    Peppermint & the Deep Blue

  19. Donna L says:

    I’d choose the Melaleuca. My daughter has very sensitive skin and is prone to rashes.

  20. DARLENE W says:

    I would choose the Deep Blue for all the aches and pains that you get from growing older

  21. I would love to try the Lavender essential oil in my bath. Sounds like it would be great to help me relax.

  22. Delacey says:

    I would get Deep Blue or Sandalwood, if I won.

  23. Agnes O. says:

    I would probably get geranium, lavender & eucalyptus essential oils.

  24. Lori JB says:

    I would start with the lemongrass and lavender

  25. I would choose lavender, grapefruit and lemon essential oils!

  26. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    frankincense oil for sure. I really want to incomporate it into my bath or creams.

  27. Tina L. says:

    I would pick Melaleuca, Lavender, Peppermint & Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  28. Teresa Claire says:

    I love essential oils and lavender is one of my favourites.

  29. Dayna Wilson says:

    Lavender and cedarwood!

  30. I would choose the lavender and the Deep Blue.

  31. i would get lavender, peppermint, clarycalm, & lemongrass! thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  32. I would get the lavender for myself and then the Breathe for my sister. She has a wicked cough that just won’t quit.

  33. lavender for sure for me, it’s my fav

  34. I would try Breathe or Deep Blue

  35. I love Doterra oils . I would get clary sage , breathe , peppermint ( can never have enough lol),terrasheild and I’m sure there’s more I want them all lol

  36. I think I would go with the Beginner’s Trio since I’m not very familiar with using essential oils. I hope to one day learn more about them. Thanks. :)

  37. Sophia M says:

    I would like lavender, Breathe, Melaleuca.

  38. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d get the Whisper blend for women, Fennel, and Lemon oils.

  39. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would choose Deep Blue and breather

  40. Jessica Wall says:

    Definitely lavender oil. I have heard many great things about it and how calming it is before bed time. I could definitely use that to unwind at the end of some of my nights :) would love to try it out and see if it has the calming effects.

  41. I REALLY want to try the deep blue to help with my pain and permanent damage from the car accident I was in a few months ago.

  42. Carole Dube says:

    I would choose lavender and peppermint oil

  43. nicoleroannef says:

    I would try the Melaleuca tea tree oil

  44. I don’t know which I would choose, but Peppermint would be one.

  45. Sarah Forrester says:

    I would like to try the lemon oil.

  46. I would love to try the lavender and melaleuca :)

  47. David Pierce says:

    I would choose Melaleuca, Eucalyptus, and Frankincense.

  48. Oh wow that is a hard choice! I know I would like the peppermint for sure.. otherwise, I would need to attend the webinar to learn more :)

  49. Angie Andrews says:

    I would choose the Fractionated Coconut Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and Clary Sage Essential Oil

  50. Crystal says:

    Tough choice! I would probably choose basil, lavender, lemon and peppermint. So versatile!

  51. I would choose Fennel, Digestzen for stomach issues and Slim N Sassy to help curb my cravings and to regulate my blood sugars.

  52. ChristineB says:

    I would choose lavender, peppermint and deep blue.

  53. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would like to try the Bergamot Essential Oil

  54. Deanna Barkley says:

    I’d choose lavender, basil and peppermint oils.

  55. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d definitely go for the essential oils first, so the tea tree oil, lavender, peppermint, as well as eucalypsus.

  56. I would like to try a variety of essential oils, but I would definitely pick lavender because I love to fall asleep surrounded by the scent of lavender.

  57. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I would choose the lavender.

  58. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I’m interested in the Deep Blue and Breath.

  59. Cinnamon Bark would be my choice

  60. Cairine says:

    I would try the Deep Blue Soothing Blend for my bumps and bruises. I’ve been gardening and have a bruise on my arm and don’t remember how I got it.

  61. kathy downey says:

    I would very interested to try the Melaleuca tea tree oil

  62. I’d go with LAVENDER oil

  63. Jeannie says:

    I already use tea tree oil and eucalyptus so I would choose those and I would add the deep blue.

  64. GARRY S says:

    FRANKINCENSE

  65. Carole B. says:

    I’ll choose differents oils blends

  66. Debbie W says:

    I would pick the Lavender. I find it very calming

  67. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    the peppermint one, cause i have alot of upset stomach and stomach issues

  68. tammy campbell says:

    the lemongrass would be nice

  69. cheryl sharpe says:

    love lavender

  70. louise gilbert says:

    they sound so wonderful I think I would choose the lavender and the Deep Blue

  71. Hux Bear says:

    I’m definitely a fan of the citrus notes as well as lavender for EVERYTHING and probably look for oregano for it’s super immune-boosting properties… :-)

  72. I would choose the Melaleuca, peppermint and lavender for sure

  73. I’d love to have the Frankinsense or Myrrh oils.
    Thanks.

  74. Je crois que choisirais malaleuca, comme c’ est des produits naturels , il n’ y a pas de danger pour le peau sensible et je prendrais de l’ essence de citron, j’ aime tellement cette odeurs.

  75. mbrunello1 says:

    I would like to try lavendar and sandlewood.

  76. Kristen D. says:

    I would love to try the Deep Blue, Lemongrass and Lavendar

  77. roger simmons says:

    On Guard Foaming Handwash with Dispensers

  78. Ashley O says:

    Cinnamon Bark! SOUNDS AMAZING!

  79. Lucretia says:

    I would love the lemon and the peppermint! Keep my breath fresh and citrusy at the same time!

  80. Brandie Dery says:

    Peppermint, Breathe, TerraShield & Deep Blue

  81. Danielle says:

    I would love to try the Lemon and Orange oils

  82. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I would pick peppermint, lavender and tea tree oils.

  83. Citrus Bliss, PastTense, TerraShield and Fractionated Coconut Oil would be my top picks.

  84. Elva Roberts says:

    I would love the Tea Tree OIl (Malaleuca ).

  85. Christine D says:

    I would use the Lavender one for myself, and my husband would probably like the Deep blue.

  86. wobbles13 says:

    lavendar oil

  87. Silvia D says:

    Melaleuca, lavender and the deep blue would be my choices! i found this review great, never knew the uses for some before! thanks!

  88. Tea tree oil, lemon, peppermint, and bergamont!

  89. kim Tanti says:

    I like to put pachulie oil on my vacuume filter

  90. Surso S. says:

    i would buy the Pore Reducing Toner and Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash. thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Any that would help with my son’s anxiety and headaches!

  92. I would love any of the lavender scents!

  93. Tee Tree oil is a household fav! I love all types of oils!

  94. I would like to try lavender to help my family with sleep and hair-but now that I read about breathe I would like to try it as well-hard to choose just one

  95. Dee Schwark says:

    I would choose a variety to make up an “oils needed for the home”. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time now so this is a great prize…I think the one I’d choose first is the frankinsen and myrrh as they are pricey!

  96. melanie Borhi says:

    Lavender and peppermint since they both have relaxing and soothing effects on the body!!

  97. melanie Borhi says:

    I would choose lavender and peppermint oil

  98. Sabrina Tong says:

    I’d pick citrus scents as they make me happy and peppermint for all of its benefits :)

  99. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would pick the teatree oil and peppermint oils.

  100. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’d definitely choose Balance

  101. Jules A. says:

    I’d like to try the Breathe and Aroma Touch products

  102. Karen E Hill says:

    Lavender Oil

  103. Brandee H says:

    I would choose the Deep Blue or the Tea Tree. I use a lot of Tea Tree!

  104. mongupp (@mongupp) says:

    I love lavender and eucalyptus

  105. Jennifer Allen says:

    Ooooo… I would like Peppermint, Lavender, Breath and Deep Blue

  106. amber y says:

    I would choose Cassia Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Lemongrass Essential Oil

  107. I’d really like the lavender scent!

  108. Jennifer H. says:

    I would choose lavender and deep blue.

  109. the breath would be awesome to have on hand for cough/colds

  110. I would choose the AromaTouch massage blend, the bergamot oil because I love the smell, lemon oil and coconut oil

  111. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would love Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, and Lemon Essential Oil.

  112. Sherry K says:

    I haven’t tried essential oils before, but think I would like the Lavender and the Deep Blue and the Breath to start with

  113. Chris Stockford says:

    I would choose Lavender, peppermint and Breath

  114. Julie G. says:

    I’d want the peppermint oil for sure – mosquitos love me, but I don’t love them!

  115. Dawn walsh says:

    coconut oil

  116. I use essential oils all the time. I use peppermint on cotton balls and place in drawers to repel bugs. I drop some lemon
    oil in my vinegar for a nice scented clean!

  117. sarah sar says:

    I would use the Lavender oil to help soothe and relax when my day is over.

  118. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d like some lavender and peppermint oils.

  119. NathaniaH says:

    lavender and peppermint oil!

  120. I would love to try Cedar Wood, I have an AWFUL time with my skin healing in a timely manor.

  121. Our family loves essential oils! Great alternatives health options and so many uses.
    Lavender and peppermint are two of our faves so we are always needing to stock up :)

  122. I would love to win this and get back into essential oils. I actually took 3 levels of Aromatherapy a few years back… although sadly I think I forget most of it. I used Peppermint a lot and also bergamot.

  123. I would choose Lavender.

  124. holly o'gorman says:

    I’d love to try lavender to help with sleep

  125. Angela L. says:

    Too much to choose from! I have to do some studying for sure but I would definitely be getting some peppermint and some lavender!

  126. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would really love to try frankincense.

  127. John Hutchens says:

    I would choose myrrh and lavender

  128. Lavender and peppermint

  129. Kayla Gilbert says:

    Cedar Wood sounds wonderful!

  130. Crystal M says:

    I would love to try Grapefruit and Wild Orange!

  131. Michelle Armstrong says:

    I would choose lemon, peppermint, grapefruit and lavender

  132. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    Lavender essential oil would be my pick.

  133. Christy Martin says:

    I would choose the peppermint essential oil, as I itch, itch, itch away! I’ve heard about using peppermint and people swear by it. I also would love to try the lavender.

  134. M James says:

    Oh the tea tree Oil and Peppermint Oil… Pretty much all of them sound interesting!

  135. Karin Dollery says:

    I would choose the Peppermint Oil as I know that they help keep the spiders away and I love the scent of fresh peppermint.

  136. Lavender is one of my favourite scents, so I would choose that one.

  137. I’m leaning towards the lavender essence oil.

  138. Gene Donnelly says:

    Peppermint would be my choice

  139. I would choose the chamomile essential oil because it is calming.

  140. I would choose lavender, peppermint and breath

  141. Gina Fleury says:

    I have always wanted to try essential oils. Deep Blue would be lovely right now. Our Manitoba weather has been extremely wet lately and I am stiff and sore from putting up new rain gutters all day between rain showers. Here’s hoping for a win

  142. Faith Siemens says:

    Lavendar smells great and is relaxing:)

  143. i would love some lavender, basil & lemongrass!! thanks so much!

  144. All of them :o
    I’d love to try the lavender.

  145. Amy Lumley says:

    I would love to get the lemon, lavendar, and peppermint for allergies and bugs and frankincense.

  146. nikki robak says:

    I would like lavender and meleluca

  147. Emily Chui says:

    I like the sound of the tea tree, lavender, and peppermint oils!

  148. Viv Sluys says:

    I would definitely get lavender and peppermint and probably some lemon essential oil

  149. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I think I would choose lavender and peppermint

  150. I’d use Myrrh, Rose and Frankincense to start with for their high vibrations.

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