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Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday  Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

…Doterra BOGO Week Presents: Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free

Thanksgiving is officially over and while most of the country is going crazy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday I offer you Doterra Best Friday of the Year Bogo for 2017  This Friday Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free… While Supplies Last on this one, so make it quick.

Petal Diffuser doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017
Isn’t doterra’s Petal Diffuser so freaking Cute.  It is one of my favorite Diffusers… and I have a lot of diffusers

Buy One Petal Diffuser, which is one of my favorites you can set it to run for 2 or 4 hours and it has the option of running solid or intermittently and I personally love the option of shorter timers so because it is perfect for evenings.  I also love that it leaves the reservoir completely dry.  Other diffusers will leave a little water in the bottom which can get a little yucky after a couple of days.  I use this in my guest bedroom so that if it takes me a couple of days to get in there to clean and strip the bed I don’t have to worry about stagnant water in the diffuser.

Cassia Wild Orange doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017

Cassia

Get One Free,  And it is a sweet little thing worth it’s weight in gold literally.  It is similar to cinnamon but sweeter.  In fact a lot of oil companies will cut their cinnamon with cassia because cassia costs less to source than cinnamon, so you have to be careful of that.  It is one of the 50 traditional Chinese herbs, which the Egyptians imported from China to use in their embalming process.  In the middle east during ancient times it was considered worth its weight in gold.  So what are the therapeutic qualities of this little bottle of gold?

  1. Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
  2. Boosts Metabolism
  3. Warms Cold Extremities (dilute and give yourself a foot massage after skiing)
  4. Encourages Lung Detoxification
  5. Natural Antidepressant.

Wild Orange doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017

Wild Orange

Get one free oil is great, but two is always better… right.  Wild Orange is a great oil that is energizing and uplifting full of antioxidants that also curbs your appetite.  I feel like some orange oils are very sweet, this one has spicy undertones that make it really nice.   As with most citrus oils, avoid putting it on topically and then going out in the sun.

5 Ways to use Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Diffuse it in the car to keep your spirits high and your temper low
  2. Add a drop to your smoothie or sweet bread recipe
  3. Add to chocolate recipes for orange chocolate flavor
  4. Put it in a carrier oil and massage on calluses to soften skin
  5. Diffuse in the house for uplifting energy

How Do You Get Your Hands On This Deal?

To order your Doterra Bogo click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

 

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Happpy Thanksgiving Everyone.  My favorite Holiday of the year.  A whole day based on Gratitude and love.  Sit with that for a moment.  I have elevation in my diffuser and I am loving life.

I am extremely grateful that I found doterra,,, and that they do BOGO week a few times a year.  Today is exciting but I’ll keep it short since I know there is family to attend to and food to eat.

Today Doterra announced that for Doterra Bogo Week they are giving us the opportunity to stock up on 2 staples Buy one Lavender, get one peppermint Free.  Wondering what you can do with them?

Lavender Peppermint doterra bogo week Thursday Nov 2017

Lavender Oil 

Lavender Oil 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.  Today, lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. Research shows that Lavender Essential Oil improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure. Improved circulation increases oxygen that is available to your cells, organs, brain and skin.[1]  Since oxygen is necessary for proper cell regeneration and function, lavender essential oil can be a great thing to add to your health arsenal.  It has also been proven to treat insomnia in a recent study.[2]

Lavender is also frequently used to reduce the appearance of surface skin imperfections. You can add lavender 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. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

 

10 Uses for Lavender

  1. Take a Lavender Bath. Put 5 drops of Lavender into 1 Cup Epson salts then add to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
  2. After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.  It will help soothe sore muscles and allow you to fully rest.
  3. Mix three parts fractionated coconut oil with 1 part Lavender roller ball to help clear up skin irritation.
  4. Bring on the ZZZS. Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
  5. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops Lavender essential oil on your mattress.  Vacuum after an Hour
  6. Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
  7. A sleep time Trick. A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
  8. Lavender is a flavor enhancer Lavender Sea Salt is a welcome addition to many savory dishes adding to risotto and rice, and makes a fragrant rub for chicken, fish, or lamb, and an unusual and subtle flavor enhancer for freshly cooked vegetables, especially asparagus. Lavender Sugar, you’ll love the flavor it adds to your baked goods and drinks.
  9.  1 drop of Lavender will help relieve the pain and sensitivity of occasional sore gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes and abrasions or after too much sun
  10. Clear the Mind. Rub 2-3 drops of lavender on your temples to calm the mind.
  11. Apply Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.

 

And Then There’s Peppermint….

peppermint lavender doterra bogo week thursday nov 2017

Peppermint Essential Oil

Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.[1]

 

10 Uses for Peppermint:

  1. Dilute a drop of Peppermint oil combined with fractionated coconut oil and place under your nose to support open airways and help you breath easier.
  2. Add a drop of peppermint to your tongue and crazy sciency things happen with your protein receptors and the message your brain gets about the body temperature, and it can literally help you to feel much cooler.[2]
  3. Peppermint oil may be used to soothe a sore throat. The chemical properties of menthol temporarily cool and calm pain while at the same time thinning mucous. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil can also help to reduce swelling and provide further relief. Try brewing peppermint tea then flavor with honey and lemon to help combat infection and speed recovery.[3]
  4. You Could Start a Fire with Your Breath! Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.  It freshens breath and builds confidence in your close encounters.
  5. Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to prescriptions for reducing colonic spasms.It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain. Try peppermint oil or leaves added to tea for gas relief.[4]
  6. Insect Repellent. According to one study Peppermint Essential oil was an effective mosquito repellent. bye bye west nile.[5]
  7. Out on the Open Road. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel, inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up on long drives.
  8. Approaching Deadlines =Long and Late Hours. Rather than grab a snickers deeply inhale Peppermint to feel revitalized and ready to go.
  9. Un-Block Writer’s Block. Peppermint can support blood circulation and leave you rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz peppermint in the area to keep going. Another test showed that students that inhaled a peppermint while studying and then applied peppermint while taking a test did better on the test, because of the sense of smell allowing you to access areas of your brain differently.
  10. Savor the Combination. Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate add a drop into your favorite chocolate beverage or baked goods. For a Quick snack for visitors break out a box of brownie mix and add 4 drops of peppermint oil to the mix before baking. Everyone will oooh and aaah over the minty brownies.

How Do You Get Your Hands On Them?

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

The week just keeps getting better.  They have just announced Wednesday doterra bogo and it is buy one Holiday Joy and Get on Arborvitae Free… Yippee.

 

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017 1

Holiday Joy

this is a lovely combination of siberian fir, wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, cassia, douglas fir, birch, nutmeg and vanilla.  It smells like christmas in a bottle.  It is only available for a limited time so I get it every december and diffuse it all month long.  It has a warm spicy scent that makes the house feel cozy when it is chilly outside.  It is grounding for the soul and uplifting for the spirit.  I love when this time of year comes around so that I can get my hands on this little nugget.

 

Arborvitae + Holiday Joy Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Arborvitae

This is an underrated powerhouse in the essential oil world.  The name Arborvitae literally translates into tree of life.  They can grow to be 1,600 years old and their oil is so prolific within the fiber of the wood that it wont rot because the moisture cant hurt it.  It is a variety of cedar tree and bugs don’t like it so literally the logs just lay there for hundreds of years.

Doterra does a great thing with this oil in their sourcing and that is that they get the sawdust from a cedar roofing manufacturing company, distill the oil from the sawdust, then donate the pulp that is left after the oil is distilled to a paper factory so that there no waste and little impact.

So how can you use it.

  1. Use it in meditation It is an amazing grounding oil
  2. Good for respiratory support diffuse regularly
  3. I like to mix it with clary sage, cinnamon and rosemary in the diffuser,
  4. Massage into tired feet not only will if feel good, but arborvitae is anti fungal
  5. It deters bugs, so you can put some on a cotton ball and put in the attic or in rooms that aren’t used very often.
  6. Add Arborvitae to any mens blend of oils for a grounding and earthy base note.

 

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

 

Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

I absolutely love Doterra Essential Oils, I love Thanksgiving holiday even more which is why I adore that Doterra offers a Buy One get One Free every day the week of Thanksgiving.  This year is no Exception.

Peace + Motivate Doterra Bogo Week Tuesday November 2017 1

Motivate Blend

This pre diluted motivate blend promotes feelings of confidence and courage increasing feelings of energy, focus, concentration and stamina.  I diffuse this blend every day at my desk and it is amazing.  A combination of Peppermint, citrus, coriander, basil, yuzu, melissa, rosemary and vanilla.  It is uplifting, warm and spicy with sweet undertones. I love this oil and could not be more excited.

Motivate blend not only motivates you to do things, but affects the part of your brain that re-engages your excitement about things that you have been passionate about.  Diffuse this and you will Rei-ignite your passion for life.

 

Peace + Motivate Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

Peace Blend

This is a very earthy and grounding blend.  It contains oils from the Vetiver, lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage, marjoram, labdanum and Spearmint plants.

It promotes feelings of peacefulness and calmness.  It is a great oil to roll on during the holidays.

 

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Holy Greatness.  I love when doterra does a bogo week.  This time is no exception as we are starting the week off strong with Buy On Guard Essential Oil Blend and Get Breathe Essential Oil Blend for free.  Yippee, these are both oils that I use in my home daily.

On Guard Essential Oil

Lets start with on guard.  This is a powerhouse of an oil chalk full of antioxidants (from the clove oil in the blend), and Limonene D (from the wild orange) which is a cholesterol solvent and in this study was shown effective in reducing cholesterol in gall stones.   This power house oil can not only disinfect your home surfaces, but can kill airborne bacteria and by simply diffusing it or putting a drop on your furnace filter when you change it.  And it will boost your immune system the whole time.  It sounds like a busy oil, but it is surprisingly grounding.

I also love On Guard for it’s amazing ability to shift the energy in my house as I transition from outside activities that are prominent in the fall to more inside activities. It has a warm spicy grounding aroma that always works well for me this time of year.

 

Breathe Essential Oil

This is the oil that turned me on to doterra.  It smells absolutely delightful and is extremely effective in respiratory support opening the airways, leaving your body feeling surprisingly light.  My husband, Scott, diffuses it every night on his side of the bed because although lemon and peppermint can be uplifting, having open airways helps him sleep more calm and deep.  He loves it.  I also love it and use it before a workout, whenever my chest feels full, to maintain healthy sinuses and I also put a drop on my yoga towel so that when I get to savasana I can lie in complete relaxation.

 

Every day this week there will be a new pair of BOGO oils so stay tuned this week for more bogo deals.

 

Clove Essential Oil Doterra Product of the month November 2017

Clove Essential Oil Doterra Product of the month November 2017

I am so excited that doterra has selected such wonderful oils as their promotions for November.  The Big news is their Enrollment kit Promotion,,, holy cow it is a good one.

Special U.S Promotion for November 2017…Save an Additional 20% on Select Enrollment Kits. 

Select Enrollment Kits (which are already bundled and discounted) are discounted even Further!!!! Yikes, in 3 Years I have never seen doterra do this before.  Here’s the breakdown of savings.

  • Home Essentials Enrollment Kit  Discounted by $130.50 off retail Price.
  • Cleanse and Restore Kit Saves $130.50
  • Emotional Diffused  Kit has a savings of $103 from retail prices
  • If you’re interested in the Natural Solutions Enrollment Kit (this is my favorite because it is a mini house makeover) You will save $338.95 off retail pricing.
  • Every Oil Kit will save you $995.25; you get every oil that doterra sells with this kit. Yes Please!
  • Diamond Kit saves you a whopping $1396.25 and you get every product that Doterra Makes and sells, it is awesome.

Contact me to get more info on this awesome promotion that I have never seen doterra offer before, it is truly awesome. Or if you are ready to dive in click here to read the instructions on getting started. 

In other News this Month… Did anyone else notice that cLOVE has love in it… Well I love this oil and it is the free oil of the month.

Clove is free with any 125pv Loyalty Rewards Purchase through November 15, 2016.  It is a magnificent oil here is a video about the history uses and benefits of this oil.

 

The discounted oil this month is one of your new ones, Siberian Fir, all month long this oil is 10% off which is great because it is a powerhouse oil.  Here is a video about siberian fir:

 

 

Try this Thankful Diffuser Blend this Thanksgiving Month.  Combine the oils and add them to a diffuser, to some pinecones for a beautifull display or on the inside of the paper towel roll so that every time you grab some paper towels you get a little gratitude.

  • 2 drops cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop clove
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 1 drop Wild Orange
  • 1 drop cardamom

See you in the next post, have an awesome week.

xo,

s

 

 

Doterra Yoga Collection

Doterra Yoga Collection

 

I was so excited this summer when Doterra announced their new Yoga Collection, and series of 3 Essential oil blends; arise, anchor and align.  These oils smell absolutely delightful, each of them like a breath of fresh air in their own way; each of them very unique.

I have to admit, when I first heard that some lucky girl got the chance to work with doterra to come up with their yoga line, I was a little jealous.  I know not very yogi of me, but the emotion existed anyway.

Then I watched this video:

 

Although the video doesn’t give tons of details about the oils themselves, I fell in love with Elena Brower and instantly understood doterra’s decision.  She is a true creator and did a fantastic job.

I love how she thinks about the oils and how they allow you to get in touch with yourself, but from a spacial perspective:

“Anchor blend Welcomes you Home to yourself, helps you get started, keeps you grounded”

“The align blend is a way to clear the path and center”

“Arise will brighten any moment, any day, and help you get seated for your meditation and beyond.

Like, wow…. What a rock star.  So of course after watching the video and smelling the oils I had to cyber stock this lady a bit.  What I found was even more goodness.

She also recently published a book “Practice You, A Journal”… What???? After reading about it I ordered it.  What I found when it arrived was a truly lovely, gently guided journal so beautifully designed and illustrated that it is a little intimidating to begin.

It is a great reminder to remember how great all my other journals are after being used and carried around.  I guess you could say the same about our bodies and our minds. as we age.  Pages will have statements like “This is what my center feels like” or  “This is how I become like water”  with ample space for you to explore, write and find.

I knew from the moment I smelled these blends that they were really special, and after learning more about Elena Brower, I know that it isn’t just the oils that make them special, but also the energy that she put into creating them.

I cannot recommend the journal and the oils highly enough and oddly enough, even though they aren’t marketed together, the oils will assist with diving into the journey that is the journal.

 

Thank you Elena, I’m not sure that you will ever see this, but I love both my oils and my first Practice Journal.  Thank you for creating such beautiful things for the world to use.

 

Here is a video that goes into a little detail about the specifics of each oil.

 

 


Even if your Essential Oils are 100% Pure, They are not 100% Safe

Even if your Essential Oils are 100% Pure, They are not 100% Safe

It amazes me when I hear people say that because their essential oils are 100 percent pure therapeutic grade, or certified pure therapeutic grade or organic that they are 100% pure they are 100% safe.  Well I’m here to tell you that even water can kill a person if they drink too much (like a fu*kTon of it) but still there have been people that have overdosed on water…. and Essential Oils are a lot more concentrated and powerful than water people.  A lion is 100% pure and natural, but you wouldn’t want to cuddle with a hungry one would you?

The bottom line is that I don’t believe that substances are safe, or unsafe.  I believe that people create safe and unsafe situations with substances.  Aaaand that’s why it is important to talk about dilution.  Dilution is important for a number of reasons.  Sensitization doesn’t happen overnight, it is a reaction that your body develops as a result of overexposure to substances multiple times.  One day you wake up and start breaking out in a rash from your beloved Jazmine oil, but it wasn’t that day that caused the problem. It was all the times before that, when you put a very powerful (too powerful) substance on your body neat, your body became more and more irritated with the invader (jazmine in this case) until it finally said enough is enough.  Sensitization is a great reason to dilute, you don’t want your body to get rid of your favorite scent do you?

People argue all the time that if you diffuse it, it isn’t being diluted… well when you diffuse it, the droplets are being broken down into micro droplets, so although they aren’t diluted you aren’t getting nearly the same quantity of drops.

So what is proper dilution?

Experts Say that depending on the age and size of the person the dilution rate ranges from 2-5% of Essential Oil to carrier oil.  An easy way to remember this is that if you mix in a 5ml roller ball (find out why I prefer 5 ml roller balls in a later post), 1 drop of essential oil is the equivalent of 1% of essential oil in the mixture when you top the bottle off with your carrier oil.  This is in very simplistic terms but it is a far cry from the way my essential oil educator told me to put between 30 and 50 drops in a 10ml roller ball (thats about 3 times more than what experts recommend for an adult looking for therapeutic benefits).  And My oils last so much longer,,, I wonder if that is why so many people say to apply them neat,,, it uses more oil? Costing you more $, and making them more $?

So one of the crazy things people ask is how can I make a 1% roller ball of a recipe that calls for 3 different types of oils.  Trust me I struggled with this a little bit too.

For Example one Children’s Migraine Essential Oil Blend calls for:

  • 4 Drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Well I’m glad you asked because the answer is not to just put 1 drop of each in the roller ball and hope for the best even though that is what some oily people will tell you.  The answer is that you mix the essential oils together in a different container ( I love using sample vials for this) and then put the appropriate number of drops of that mixture into your roller ball and top with carrier oil  This method is better for 2 reasons.

  1. The first reason this is that you know you are always being safe and not potentially developing a sensitivity.
  2. The second reason is that individually your essential oils have great qualities, however together, their therapeutic qualities magnify.  — that is the definition of synergy.    And I didn’t make it up, It is actually from pg 11 of The Complete book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy .

 

 

With little people that can’t tell us any different I would go with less is more and always err on the side of caution.  Here is what Worwood says on the topic, and she is the most thorough source I can find.  Not to mention her ratios are the most conservative which is where I would start with my children.  In addition to giving the dilution ratios, she gives a list of oils that are safe to be used at each stage of development, which makes total sense because as their bodies are developing, they may not be able to process or assimilate all the oils.

  • Children 2 weeks to 2 months can have 1 drop in 2 Tablespoons of Carrier Oil of Essential oil of german or roman chamomile, lavender or mandarin.  (That’s 1 drop total, not one drop of each).
  • 3-6 Month old infants can have 2 drops of Essential Oil in 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil or Camellia Seed carrier oil of German or roman Chamomile, Coriander seed, geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Melaleuca.  Again that is 2 drops total of any of these oils, not 2 drops of each of them.
  • 7 Mont old to 2 year old infants can have 3-4 drops diluted in 2 tablespoons of sweet almond or camellia Seed oil of the following oils: German or roman chamomile, Coriander Seed, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Manuka, Sweet Orange, palmarosa, Ravensara, Thyme Linalol
  • 3-5 year olds can have 4-6 drops diluted in 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil of: German or Roman cahmomile, Frankincense, Geranium, ginger, Lavender, mandarine, Manuka, Palmarosa, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Rosewood, Spearmint, Melaleuca
  • Children 6-8 Years can have 5-7 drops diluted in 2 tablespoons of Sweet almond oil: Roman or German chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fragonia, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Ho Wood, Lavender, mandarin, Manuka, Niaouli, Sweet Orange, palmarosa, Petitgrain, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Rosemary, rosewood, Spearmint, Tangerine, Melaleuca, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
  • Children 9-12 years can have 6-8 drops diluted in carrier oil of choice

 

That’s it for now.  I hope this helps you dilute on a more consistent basis, and even if you are ok with applying neat, just remember before you tell someone else it is fine remember that they might be more sensitive than you, their physiological make up is different than you and just because it is good for you, doesn’t mean that it is good for them.  It is so much better to be safe than sorry.