Lavender essential oil
Lavender has calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.
Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep.
In our house, Lavender has been used as a sleep aid, applied to pulse points, pillows and pyjamas! We've also had it in the bath, and it's been used to benefit the skin in an after sun spray. It is an excellent choice to add to body butter too.
The Protective Blend
On Guard is doTERRA's protective blend. It contains Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark/Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.
On Guard is an effective natural alternative for immune support. protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system. When diffused, On Guard can be very energising and uplifting.
In my home we use it to wash our hands (in a foaming handwash). We apply it to the bottoms of our feet to support our immunity, especially when we feel sick. We take the On Guard beadlets that contain 1/4 of a drop to help ease a sore throat, and the On Guard throat lozenges too.
Peppermint essential oil
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function. It can also help soften tired muscles.
* Use a drop of Peppermint in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
* Take one to two drops in a Vegie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.
* Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
* Place one drop in palm of hand and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
* Diffuse to help alleviate nausea.
The Digestive Blend
DigestZen is doTERRA's digestive blend. It contains Ginger Rhizome/Root, Peppermint Plant, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Anise Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed essential oils.
DigestZen is known as the “tummy tamer” blend due to its ability to aid in digestion, nausea, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health.
DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.
We apply it over the stomach area with a carrier oil to help prevent car sickness, and also to ease any tummy pains, and reflux.