I was on the fence over essential oils for a while until I tried them for my Lyme induced joint pain. I tried EVERTHING natural for joint pain, and even unnatural things, and it seemed like nothing would help! That was when a fellow wellness advocate really pushed me to try essential oils again. She is a doTERRA rep so naturally this is the brand I tried, and I’ve used others since that have been pretty successful, too. For joint pain and other pain caused by inflammation like muscle aches, I layer Peppermint, Marjoram, and Frankincense which is unfortunately not pictured here because I use it so much that I ran out. That combination really seems to numb the deep aching and helps me to better relax and even sleep! I also use Peppermint on my temples when I have a headache that won’t quit and it really helps! doTERRA has a great roll-on called PasTense which I also am out of, but it does wonders for headaches as well.
My favorite oils for relaxation are Serenity and Balance. Serenity really calms me. I like to put it on my wrists and chest with a carrier oil such as extra avocado oil or coconut oil at night time and take several deep breaths. Instantly calming! I also put Serenity in my diffuser at night while I’m reading in bed and falling asleep. The Balance oil smells amazing! I use it as perfume and everyone always tells me I smell good, haha! I thought I might smell like a hippy, but, apparently it doesn’t come across that way to other people’s noses which is great! My husband loves it.
I like to use OnGuard particularly when I travel! Airports and public bathrooms make me super nervous because when you have a weak immune system, you can pick up anything and have it ruin your vacation! I take 2-3 drops under the tongue and wash it down with water for an immune boost! If you’re in a jam for hand soap, you can also mix it with a carrier oil and you’re good to go! It can even be used for cleaning! What are your favorite essential oils to use? Drop a comment below and share! 🙂
I love DoTerra oils!! I’ve been using them for several years now! I love On Guard specially when my kids or I feel a bug coming on. I was recently introduced to Copaiba and I really think it’s a very relaxing oil. And I’ve stopped using perfume! I only use Whisper lately and have gotten so very many compliments I don’t think I’ll ever go back to perfumes!!
Keep using the oils Kelly!! The can only help, and they’re natural, which is WAY better than filling your body with chemicals!!
Hi Carla! I haven’t tried Copaiba, I’ll have to order some, and Whisper, too! I haven’t worn perfume in years either, I am sure I never will. Frangrances are just full of nasty chemicals. I will surely keep using them! I only do holistic medicine now for about 4 years. It’s been more helpful to me than anything else! I have had moments of extreme pain where I’ve had to use some pain medication, but that’s only if it’s emergency room pain, which thankfully isn’t too often anymore 🙂