When I first heard of essential oils as a means to compliment medical treatments I was skeptical. Really skeptical. But the more I read and heard first hand accounts from friends I considered exploring an essential oils introduction. The oils can be used aromatically, topically, or internally and with so much educational information available, I felt quite overwhelmed when I began my journey to learn more. Then I had a consultation with Live Well with Adele and felt completely comfortable exploring the many different uses of oils.
Adele regularly teaches classes and offers consultations but also provided me with the Modern Essentials book and guide to essential oils for maternity. Currently pregnant and having no previous personal experience with essential oils, the educational materials were excellent resources. I learned there are many safe oil options while pregnant, nursing, and even for newborns.
Therapeutic oils have been used as a means to improve overall health and treatment of many everyday illnesses for many years but it wasn’t until 2008 that dōTERRA® began offering therapeutic-grade essential oils and other healthy living products while providing education through wellness advocates. As a healthcare professional with experience in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care of Adults and Intensive Care of Newborn babies as a respiratory therapist, Adele began her journey with dōTERRA because she saw firsthand the powerful benefits of essential oils. She provided me with the +Family Physician Kit to help me get started and experience the benefits in my home.
With 10 different oils I was excited to begin learning about all their benefits. The top of the box clearly explains the use of each oil and different application methods. By cross referencing the Modern Essentials book and essentials oils for maternity guide I was able to start immediately using the oils. The guide included in the kit makes it easy to use the oils without any additional educational material.
dōTERRA +Family Physician Kit
The 10 different oils included in the kit provide a great introduction to the use of essential oils for your family. Oils included are Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Malaleuca, Oregano, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, On Guard® and Frankincense. Each oil has many different uses and some can be used in combination with others.
Lavender – diffuse in a room or apply topically to calm anxiety, apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips, massage on back or bottom of feet at bedtime for calming, apply immediately to help calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite
Lemon – add a drop of honey to sooth a dry or sore throat, diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood, use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances, take internally with water as an antioxidant and detoxifier
Peppermint – use with lemon in water for a healthy mouth rinse, inhale deeply to invigorate lungs, add water in a spray bottle and mist body when overheated, apply to neck and forehead with lavender to calm headaches
Melaleuca – apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily cleansing program, use with shampoo or conditioner for healthy scalp and hair, apply to feet and toenails after showering
Oregano – take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for periodic immune support, dilute and apply to bottom of feet as a natural defense, use internally as part of a monthly cleansing regimen for GI health
Deep Blue – apply directly to tired aching joints, rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort, use with carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage
Breathe – apply topically to chest and neck to help clear lungs and sinuses, diffuse or add to humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep, apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort
DigestZen – rub on stomach to ease digestive discomfort and nausea or morning sickness, take internally at meal times to support healthy and comfortable digestion, apply to bottom of feet of children to help ease digestive issues
On Guard – dilute and gargle as a protective mouth rinse, take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for added immune support, dilute in spray bottle to clean in home community surfaces, diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens
With so many different remedies in the +Family Physician Kit, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The kit has been an way to safely introduce essential oils to my family.
We have been using the dōTERRA Petal Diffuser with the Breathe oil instead of a humidifier when my daughter is stuffy. All the oils and many different combinations can be used in the diffuser and I’m looking forward to exploring the different benefits.
Have you been wanting to try essential oils but not sure where to start? Live Well with Adele is giving away an entire +Family Physician Kit to one lucky Brie Brie Blooms winner. The kit is valued at $125 and has everything you need to start learning how essential oils can help manage your families health.
If you’d rather get started right away or continue on your existing path with essential oils, Adele is offering a few great incentives to purchase oils.
All kits purchased or $100 enrollment will receive a free 5ml bottle of Wild Orange Oil.
Enter to win your free +Family Physician Kit just in time for the holidays!
THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED but if you are interested in receiving a complimentary sample of your preferred oil, please contact Adele by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary DoTERRA +Family Physician® Kit, petal diffuser, and education materials from Live Well with Adele to facilitate this post.
Check with a healthcare provider if you have any questions or conditions warranting a professional opinion. My experience with oils is limited and I am in no way claiming to be an expert.