doTERRA: Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils {Giveaway}

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants.  High quality essential oils have many health applications and can be used towards a holistic approach to wellness.

There are three common ways to use essential oils. Aromatically, topically and internally.  I didn’t really know that you could use essential oils as dietary supplements and in recipes before and after receiving an introductory kit from doTERRA I learned that some oils can be taken internally, but there are also some that should never be ingested.

doTERRA offers essential oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and safe to be ingested. They do not contain filters or artificial ingredients and they are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

The introductory kit I received contained a sample of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint oils, an instructional audio CD and booklet.  I tried the Lemon oil immediately after opening the box as I had a sore throat that was very painful. The Lemon oil can be used with honey to soothe coughs and sore throats.  I love using natural remedies when dealing with colds and coughs.

I have started using the Lavender oil before bed to help me relax. I have been applying a drop to the bottom of my feet or pillow before bed and I really like the soothing and calming feeling.

It is important to note that some people are o.k. using essential oils undiluted directly on their skin when using them topically, but if you haven’t used essential oils before it’s a good idea to start with a carrier oil first.

Here are some other uses of the three essential oils I received:

Lavender

-Apply to back, hands, or feet if you are restless or agitated

-Use it to calm reaction to a bee sting or a bug bite

-Lightly apply to soothe sunburned or scalded skin

Lemon

-Apply directly to cold sores for soothing relief

-Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors

-Add to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish

Peppermint

-Add to shampoo and conditioner for a stimulating hair and scalp massage

-Use with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse

-Apply with lavender to sore, tired muscles and joints.

Watch the video below for more info on doTERRA.

http://youtu.be/xT4duKmb7ao

So many wonderful uses! I am really happy with the quality of the doTERRA oils I received and I can’t wait to try some of their other oils and products. Be sure to visit their page to check out their wonderful products and accessories.

Win it: One lucky reader from the US/CAN will receive an introductory doTERRA kit like the one I received. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.



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73 responses to “doTERRA: Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils {Giveaway}”

  1. Cathy V — April 10, 2012 @ 11:23 pm (#)

    I would love to try their Cassia Essential Oil and the Lotus Diffuser

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  2. Amy C — April 11, 2012 @ 12:59 am (#)

    I would like to try Breathe.

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  3. ToCo — April 11, 2012 @ 4:43 am (#)

    My hubby coukd sure use the Deep Blue Rub

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  4. 409cope — April 11, 2012 @ 5:48 am (#)

    I would love to try the Grapefruit Essential Oil the most.

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  5. Acelynn — April 11, 2012 @ 9:43 am (#)

    I have the lavender oil and love it! It really helps me relax. I want to try the slim and sassy and lemon oil.

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  6. Chelly — April 11, 2012 @ 11:35 am (#)

    Lotus Diffuser. I don’t have a good way of getting my essential oils diffused around the house.

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  7. Alessandra Peterson — April 11, 2012 @ 11:35 am (#)

    I’d love to try the PastTense or Serenity for my migraines!

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  8. doreen riopel — April 11, 2012 @ 11:38 am (#)

    Clear Skin Set (Topical Blend + Face Wash)

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  9. doreen riopel — April 11, 2012 @ 11:39 am (#)

    Clear Skin Set (Topical Blend + Face Wash) sounds great.

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  10. Dreena — April 11, 2012 @ 11:47 am (#)

    I would love to try: Myrrh Essential Oil. I’m sure the scent would be amazing!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  11. Olivia L — April 11, 2012 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    I want to try their peppermint beadlets!

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  12. Maegan Morin — April 11, 2012 @ 1:10 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Aroma Ace with On Guard!

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  13. Anne Perry — April 11, 2012 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    Deep blue rub

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  14. Jessica Bleasdale — April 11, 2012 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    serenity for my headaches

    Jessica Bleasdale (JACB)
    sexxyjessi at hotmail dot com

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  15. Janette — April 11, 2012 @ 3:56 pm (#)

    Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash

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  16. Kate — April 11, 2012 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    I would love to try Grapefruit Oil for weight loss!

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  17. Kathy P — April 11, 2012 @ 4:44 pm (#)

    I’d like to try ylang-ylang….for blood pressure

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  18. Sacha Hammerer — April 11, 2012 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    i would love the grapefruit to help with any colds we may get!

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  19. Serena Debolt — April 11, 2012 @ 5:10 pm (#)

    I would try the dōTERRA®’s Citrus Bliss – it would be invigorating

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  20. Diana — April 11, 2012 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Deep Blue Rub.

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  21. Jessica Gilbert — April 11, 2012 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    i’d like to try the lotus diffuser

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  22. craig pratt — April 11, 2012 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    i would like to try breathe

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  23. Glogirl — April 11, 2012 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Ginger Essential Oil.

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  24. Mariyana Petrova — April 12, 2012 @ 4:40 am (#)

    I would like to try their On Guard products!

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  25. Jennifer L. — April 12, 2012 @ 5:49 am (#)

    I would love to try their Balance Oil Blend.

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  26. jessica tang — April 12, 2012 @ 8:10 am (#)

    breathe is something else i would like to try

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  27. Kathy Stumm Calgary Alberta — April 12, 2012 @ 10:48 am (#)

    Would love to try these essential oils!

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  28. Cebe — April 12, 2012 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Myrrh Essential Oil

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  29. Michelle S — April 13, 2012 @ 5:23 am (#)

    I would love to try their OnGuard and the diffuser! I have heard many great things about this company!

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  30. Alison McFarlane — April 13, 2012 @ 7:00 am (#)

    Yay for applecheeks giveaway

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  31. K Anne — April 13, 2012 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I want to try the dōTERRA’s Deep Blue Rub

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  32. Journeysof TheZoo — April 14, 2012 @ 8:15 pm (#)

    deep blue rub!

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  33. Katy Emanuel — April 15, 2012 @ 1:06 pm (#)

    I would like to try the OnGuard Protecting throat drops

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  34. Vanessa — April 15, 2012 @ 1:45 pm (#)

    I’d love the lavender neck wrap!

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  35. Nicole — April 15, 2012 @ 3:17 pm (#)

    The breathe combination looks interesting for asthma or congestion

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  36. Jamie L. — April 15, 2012 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    I would to try their Breathe Respiratory Blend.

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  37. Deb Dorrington — April 15, 2012 @ 6:44 pm (#)

    I would love to try their Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend..

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  38. Donna L. — April 15, 2012 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    Deep Blue Rub

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  39. Elena V — April 16, 2012 @ 10:05 am (#)

    I’d like to try the Deep Blue Rub, looks very interesting.

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  40. Elva Roberts — April 16, 2012 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    April 16-I would like to have the Deep Blus Rub. My daughter is saying that her legs ache a lot. I’m sure this would help her.-el03ro

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  41. Brenda Penton — April 16, 2012 @ 5:10 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Clear Skin Topical Blend.

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  42. Elizabeth E — April 19, 2012 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the ginger essential oil and the deep blue rub

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  43. Jules A. — April 20, 2012 @ 11:51 am (#)

    I’d love the Lotus Diffuser and the Elevation Joyful Blend

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  44. Leah S — April 20, 2012 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    Citrus Bliss
    Invigorating Blend

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  45. Anne Derkat — April 21, 2012 @ 4:05 pm (#)

    I’d go for the Lavendar Oil

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  46. Jamie — April 22, 2012 @ 7:50 am (#)

    Citrus Bliss

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  47. ellen — April 22, 2012 @ 6:51 pm (#)

    i think the Lotus Diffuser looks really cool

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  48. Becky — April 24, 2012 @ 10:03 am (#)

    I would like to try the Whisper™ Blend for Women.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  49. Amy — April 25, 2012 @ 8:14 am (#)

    Breathe!

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  50. Lisa P — April 26, 2012 @ 8:01 pm (#)

    I would love to try their Deep Blue Rub!

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  51. tennille — April 26, 2012 @ 9:46 pm (#)

    the bergamot oil!

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  52. Vesper — April 27, 2012 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    The white fir

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  53. andalene — April 29, 2012 @ 1:13 am (#)

    The Deep Blue Rub would be OK.

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  54. Amanda Alvarado — April 29, 2012 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Peppermint Beadlets

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  55. corey — April 30, 2012 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    Maybe the peppermint beadlets for my wife.

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  56. Clifford — May 1, 2012 @ 8:07 pm (#)

    The Lavender Neck Wrap would perhaps help the ache I have in my neck and shoulders.

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  57. Liza — May 4, 2012 @ 9:28 am (#)

    Ylang Ylang question if i win can you put lavender in a sleep apnea machine to breathe in?

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  58. Krys R — May 4, 2012 @ 11:33 am (#)

    The peppermint Beadlets sound great!

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  59. Amber Y — May 5, 2012 @ 2:21 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the Lotus diffuser

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  60. Tiffany Elliott — May 6, 2012 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    I would love to try the lavender oil!

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  61. Michelle jadaa — May 6, 2012 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    Their deep blue rub looks interesting!

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  62. Tina — May 6, 2012 @ 11:27 pm (#)

    Peppermint Beadlets

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  63. Candice Kelly — May 7, 2012 @ 4:34 am (#)

    The Lavender Neck Wrap

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  64. Melissa Alexander — May 8, 2012 @ 7:41 pm (#)

    I would love to try their Elevation Blend! I could use a lift!!! In my mood of course 😉 I especially would love the ADD and lack of energy properties too!

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  65. Debbie P — May 9, 2012 @ 7:32 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the On Guard Foaming Hand Wash. Thanks.

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  66. Jennifer — May 9, 2012 @ 9:02 pm (#)

    Would love to try the Lotus Diffuser.

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  67. Brooke Phillips — May 10, 2012 @ 5:26 pm (#)

    I would love to try the peppermint shampoo and conditioner!!

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  68. Kim Barrett — May 10, 2012 @ 5:27 pm (#)

    Their Family Physicians Kit would be handy to have.

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  69. Becky Webb — May 10, 2012 @ 5:28 pm (#)

    Pick me Pick me! I love to use essential oils!

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  70. Diane W — May 10, 2012 @ 5:44 pm (#)

    I would like to try dōTERRA® Diamond Kit so there is a little of everything.

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  71. Lisa L — May 10, 2012 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    The Citrus Bliss Invigorating Bath Bar sounds nice!

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  72. Wanda Tracey — June 6, 2013 @ 7:29 pm (#)

    I would love to try the peppermint oil beadlets and their deep blue rub.Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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