Essential Oils 101

I’ve been using essential oils since I was in high school. My mom seemed to have a natural remedy
for everything when we were growing up. When I became a massage therapist in my early 20’s, I
really got really interested in their benefits for relaxation and began using them in diffusers and
dabbled in blending them into the massage oils and lotions I was using for my clients. Later, when I
got married and started having children I started really making sure that our house was toxic free.
So, I started doing lots of DIYs with essential oils, baking soda, cleaner concentrates, vinegar, and
borax to clean my house.

15 Reasons Why You’ll Want doTERRA Essential Oils…

1. They will rock your world. doTERRA has a wide variety of single essential oils and proprietary essential oils blends that will love to user for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

2. Integrity and care. When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

3. Most Tested. Your bottle of doTERRA Essential Oil has been tested by a 3rd party and bottled only after passing numerous and extensive tests. Go to and see the tests that were done on your very own bottles of oil.

4. No Gross Stuff. Free of fillers, contaminants, artificial ingredients, contaminants, pesticides, chemical residue, synthetic ingredients.

5. Most Trusted. When numerous essential oils were tested by the Aromatic Plant Research Center, doTERRA oils showed more consistent results with desired outcomes than any other essential oil brand tested. More than 80% of all other essential oils in the market today are adulterated in some way.

6. Most Education. doTERRA seeks to educate and empower so you feel confident in using essential oils daily in your home.

7. Growth. doTERRA is the largest and fastest growing essential oil company in the world.

8. Debt Free. doTERRA started out and continues to be a debt free company. In addition, they wan to be known as the network marketing company that gets the most people out of debt.

9. Co-Impact Sourcing – an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas in the world.

10. Lives Impacted and Jobs Provided. Since its beginning in 2008, doTERRA’s co-impact sourcing has impacted 96,095 lives and provided jobs to 455,549 people around the world.

11. Healing Hands Foundation® – helps support development projects in sourcing communities. Projects include schools, health clinics, health and hygiene education, improved infrastructure, clean water systems and partnerships to end human sex-trafficking.

12. Science and research driven. The doTERRA mission hinges on discovering and developing the world’s highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils and related natural wellness products. They do this with a strong team of in-house scientists as well as highly accomplished scientific and medical advisors. And, they also stay at the forefront of scientific advances by partnering with selected academic, industry and medical institutions.

13. Other people LOVE doTERRA. They are excited to have a 68% retention rate, compared to a direct selling industry average near 10%. This means that after joining doTERRA, 68% of all customers reorder, continue to share doTERRA products, or build a doTERRA business.

14. Make Medical Advancements. doTERRA is committed to making natural healthcare accessible and affordable through the building of their new medical clinics that provide a meeting of traditional and alternative methods of healthcare.

15. Use, Share or Build. When you are a member of doTERRA you can be a user, share oils with your loved ones when needs arise or build a business telling others about oils while experiencing financial and time freedom.

You can trust doTERRA to provide 3rd party testing results on every bottle of oil so that you can feel confident in the essential oils you use on your family.



Need a boost to your emotions, behavior, memory or sense of smell?

By inhaling essential oils you can prompt some very powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses in your body. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve.

You can choose essential oils for uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. You will definitely want a diffuser because it is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. You can take a whiff straight from the bottle or simply place a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.


Want more ideas for aromatic usage?

  • Apply oil to a clothes pin and place on the air vents of your vehicle
  • Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, linens or in stinky shoes
  • Add oil to a batch of laundry or a couple of drops to a dry washcloth and toss in the dryer


In our house, we love having doTERRA’s premade roller blends on hand and we also love to make our own creations for uses such as boosting immunity, healthy ears, and happy moods to name a few. Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily absorb into the skin. And, this is super cool because this means they can cross the blood-brain barrier and into cells to work on a cellular level!

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. You will want to lightly massage the area where you applied the oil to increase blood flow to the area and allow improved distribution throughout the body.

You will use a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, to dilute the essential oils to decrease the sensitivity to the skin

It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose.

 Areas to apply

  • Neck
  • Forehead and temples
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Arms, legs, bottom of feet

Other topical uses

  • Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath. I suggest adding a few drops of essential oils to ½ cup of Epsom salt or milk and then add to your bath water.
  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
  • Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin

Areas to avoid:

  • Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
  • Eyes and inner ears
  • Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin


Taking essential oils internally? This was a new concept for me when I started using CPTG essential oils from doTERRA. All the oils I had every used specifically instructed me not to ingest. But, doTERRA is different. Their standards, purity, testing, and potency set the bar for quality.

Essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract and transported throughout the rest of the body when taken internally. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. They are then metabolized by the liver and other organs and excreted from the body.
Every essential oils reacts differently with cells and organs in specific ways. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils.

Every essential oils reacts differently with cells and organs in specific ways. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils.

Always be sure to read labels of essential oils to avoid toxicity. And, read labels! If doTERRA oils are ready for ingestion, you will find the supplemental facts on the side of the bottle. Do not take doTERRA essential oils internally unless you see this on the label.

Ways to use oils internally:

  • Use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices
  • Remember that essential oils are much more potent than dried or fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount
  • For more potent oils, it may be better to administer them by toothpicks (dip the end of a clean toothpick into the oil and then add to the food) rather than drops
  • Add essential oils to water, smoothies, milk, tea, or other drinks
  • Take essential oils internally in a veggie capsule or add to a small amount of applesauce or yogurt


I am a mom. We moms like to know that our kids are staying safe. My boys have been known to pull some pretty dangerous stunts while out of my eyesight. But, I can be sure of one thing….what I feed my kids and what goes in and on their bodies is in my hands.

Just like my kids know that we avoid harmful things like food dyes, lots of sugar, sodas and a various other unhealthy foods, they also know that when they get a boo-boo, feel under the weather or want to be in a better mood that Mom is going to turn to essential oils and natural remedies as the first line of defense.

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Hi, I’m Hannah.

I am on a mission to help mothers learn how to take care of their families using essential oils in a natural and safe way. I am here to guide you in learning ways to use essential oils for emotional and physical support in an effective and affordable way. Join me in the journey!

I believe that with the right tools, we as mothers can feel great about supporting our families. My desire is to share, educate and support you in learning how you can be the best mother possible while using essential oils as one of your tools. You deserve to feel happy, healthy and amazing!

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