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Chapter Six – Wellness

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Whether you consider yourself to be a health and wellness guru, or you just do your best to eat a little better or exercise a bit more, essential oils can be useful for promoting a vibrant life.

As a natural product, essential oils can be a great way to care for the body when used properly. You’ll probably find that—when combined with other healthy habits like eating right, exercising often, and getting enough rest—essential oils provide an effective way of promoting wellness.

We touched briefly on some of the benefits that essential oils offer the body when we discussed internal usage in Chapter 3, but this is really only the beginning of the possibilities. When used for their intended purposes, essential oils have the potential to promote healthy digestion, protect against seasonal or environmental threats, support healthy immune function, provide antioxidant support, and more.* As mentioned earlier, the particular benefits an essential oil offers will depend heavily on its unique chemical makeup. Each essential oil has its own set of benefits; however, as you start to use essential oils more frequently, you’ll come to realize that a wide variety of oils can promote health and wellness.

No matter your wellness goals, essential oils can be used in your daily routine to promote a happy, well-taken-care-of body.

That’s the beauty of essential oils—they’re versatile enough to offer benefits to those working toward weight loss goals, people looking for digestive benefits, those hoping to boost their immune system, and others looking for a variety of benefits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.* Essential oils aren’t designed to be a quick fix or a cure-all; rather, they’re meant to be combined with healthy choices and activities that contribute to a healthy body overall. As you use essential oils to promote wellness, think about other healthy habits you can adopt that will help to enhance your entire life—this will make your use of essential oils even more powerful!

Let’s talk about 10 ways to incorporate essential oils into a healthy lifestyle.

How to use essential oils for wellness


Essential oils with cooling or soothing properties can be used topically to promote clear airways and easy breathing. Try Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, or any of the dōTERRA Breathe® products.


You’ll remember from Chapter 3 (about internal use) that certain essential oils can be used to help maintain a healthy immune system and provide immune support.* When you aren’t feeling your best or could use a little boost, try using Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Lime, Myrrh, Petitgrain, Wild Orange, or dōTERRA On Guard® products approved for internal use.


Toxins, processed foods, changes in environment, and even stress can lead to digestive issues. Some essential oils can be taken internally to help promote healthy digestion.* For these digestive benefits, try using Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Oregano, DigestTab®, or DigestZen®.*


Some essential oils can be used to protect against environmental and seasonal threats.* Try using dōTERRA TriEase® Softgels or dōTERRA On Guard® products.


Many essential oils provide antioxidant benefits and offer antioxidant protection.* Consider using Black Pepper, Cassia, Clove, Ginger, Wild Orange, Microplex VMz®, or dōTERRA a2z Chewables™.


Essential oils or related products like Basil, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Petitgrain, or xEO Mega® can be used internally to calm and support the nervous system.*


The dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® contains essential oils and provides the body with nutrients, metabolism benefits, and antioxidants, while also helping to promote energy and health.* Add LLV to your daily routine to promote vitality and feel your best.


You’ll also remember from Chapter 3 that some essential oils may help to support a healthy cardiovascular system.* For these benefits, consider using Bergamot, Cardamom, Coriander, Helichrysum, Marjoram, Oregano, Petitgrain, Thyme, or xEO Mega® internally.


When used properly, some essential oils can help reduce gas and occasional indigestion.* Try Ginger, Peppermint, DigestTab®, or DigestZen® for this.


Some essential oils may help to support healthy lungs and respiratory system function.* Try Black Pepper, Coriander, Lime, and dōTERRA On Guard® products for these benefits.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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