🌺TIPS FOR BEGINNERS🌺
You can get as much or as little as you like out of using dōTERRA essential oils. You will however only get what you put in, so don’t lock them away in a cupboard never to be seen again. You must use them!
🌺 Unscrew the lids and start using the oils!! They won’t work if you don’t. Start by diffusing your oils one by one. It’s a great way to get familiar with them, see how they work for you and whether you like the aroma. There might be some that you don’t like and that’s ok. If you do find some that you don’t like, you actually probably need it and that’s your body’s funny way of letting you know 😉 Research the physical and emotional benefits of those oils and see how that correlates to your current state.
🌺 Once you are familiar with the oils, start experimenting with blends. Hold the bottles together with the lids off and see if you like it before putting them in the diffuser. If you make up a combination that you don’t like try adding some citrus! It tends to make blending disasters smell a lot better!
🌺 Don't put your oils in the cupboard! Yes your oils should be kept in a dark cool place like an oil box but at the beginning, if you need to put them on your kitchen bench so that you remember to use them...do it!
🌺 Create new rituals with your oils that fit into your daily life! Some rituals that I have created:
✨ I aromatically dress every day with my oils...all that means is that instead of body moisturiser after I step out the shower I mix a tablespoon or so of carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil because it absorbs easily in the skin and doesn't leave a residue) with whatever oils I feel like that day (about 4 -5 drops) and I rub it all over my body! I am totally loving on Frankincense, Copaiba and Balance at the moment.
✨ We put a drop of oil in our glass or stainless steel water bottle each morning. You could try...Lemon, Smart and Sassy, Wild Orange, Lime or Grapefruit.
✨ We have the diffuser on in the morning with something uplifting like Peppermint & Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss or Litsea and again in the afternoon to create a calm environment for our kids (and us) to come home to. You could try...Frankincense, Lavender & Wild Orange.
✨ I have spritzer bottles for different needs which are simply water and essential oils in a spray bottle (glass)! Like lemon for cleaning and spraying fruit for lunch boxes (stops it from going brown), lavender to spray on our sheets and pillows, OnGuard to wipe down and kill any germs on the bench tops. Try our mozzie spray recipe (message us for details), it’s the best.
✨ I have created a bed time routine...massage Balance or Lavender Peace into the soles of your kids and/or partner’s feet and down their spine. Put a couple of drops of Lavender Peace in the bath or shower (out of the way of running water) and put the diffuser on in your bedroom half an hour before bed time to help calm, soothe and relax the mind. We often use oils like Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Lavender Peace, Balance and Cedarwood in our bed time diffuser.
✨ I create my own handwash and body wash. Hand wash always has either On Guard or Tea Tree in it as a natural antibacterial. And our body wash usually has something calming like Lavender or our favourite Lavender Peace.
✨ I don't use perfume instead I use either one of my rollers or select an oil and put a drop or 2 on my clothes or on my diffuser necklace. One of my own blends that I use a lot is my Happy Mumma blend! This one is simply Grapefruit, Lavender Peace & Bergamot. I 💜 it!!!
✨ I always add essential oils to my cooking. Bliss balls and chocolate, smoothies, stir-frys, soups...you name it!
🌺 Become empowered! You don't need to be an expert but if you want to start using these oils for physical and therapeutic purposes then get yourself a copy of the Modern Essentials book or install the Modern Essentials app on your phone. That way when something comes up, you can so quickly and easily see how best to work with the situation using your oils.
We believe the book and app are so imperative to your use of oils that we gift you the Modern Essentials book with Natures Solutions kits and the app with Home Essentials kits (terms & conditions apply - contact us for details)
🌺 Ask questions! Don't be afraid to ask! I asked a million questions at the beginning. You can post in our Flourish Oil Family FB group or message your contact person and they will happily help!
MOST IMPORTANTLY...have fun with your oils, embrace the journey and enjoy it. There really is no right or wrong with these oils...it's just about using them in whatever way works best for you and your family! ✨Lauren & Brad✨ xx