Basics for Beginning with Essential Oils

Methods of Use

Aromatic - Essential Oils can be used aromatically. Diffusion is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.

Topical - Essential oils can be used topically, which means you can apply them directly on the skin or mix them with carrier oils or other personal care products.

Internal - Essential oils that can be used internally. You can add oils to beverages, take them in dōTerra Veggie Caps, take dōTerra essential oils supplements, or use them in your favorite recipes. Note: dōTerra essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade and are the only essential oils I take internally as directed.

Top 10 Essential Oils


doTerra Lemon Oil


Cleansing, Revitalizing, Uplifting

  • Lemon cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces.
  • It naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.*
  • It supports healthy respiratory function.*
  • Diffuse Lemon to promote a positive mood.


doTerra Lavender Oil


Soothing, Calming

  • Lavender is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities.
  • It soothes occasional skin irritations.
  • Lavender reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or the bottoms of feet to prepare for a restful night’s sleep.


doTerra Peppermint Oil


Cooling, Energizing, Natural Bug Repellent

  • Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost.
  • Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
  • Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.*


doTerra Frankincense Oil


Renewing, Beautifying, Rejuvenating, Grounding

  • Apply this essential oil to the bottoms of the feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Frankincense helps to support the overall health of the digestive system and the GI tract.*
  • Frankincense is calming, soothing, and relaxing to the  nervous system and supports healthy nervous system function.*
  • Frankincense promotes healthy joint function.*


doTerra Melaleucia

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

  • Melaleuca is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
  • It promotes healthy immune function.*
  • Melaleuca supports healthy joint function and soothes body soreness after exercise.*
  • It helps support healthy lung and respiratory function.*

doTerra Oregano


Cleansing, Purifying, Immune Support

  • Oregano supports healthy digestion.*
  • It supports healthy respiratory function.*
  • It supports healthy liver function.*
  • It supports the health of the cardiovascular system.*


doTerra Breath

dōTerra Breathe®

Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.Respiratory Blend

  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  • Diffuse or inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest when environmental threats are high.
  • Diffuse at bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep.

doTerra Deep Blue

Deep Blue®

Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.Soothing Blend

  • Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of house work.
  • Rub Deep Blue on lower back after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
  • Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.


DoTerra DigestZen


Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*Digestive Blend

  • When traveling or trying new foods take DigestZen to soothe occasional stomach discomfort.*
  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*
  • Eases feelings of queasiness.* 


doTerra On Guard

dōTerra On Guard®

Supports healthy immune function.*Protective Blend

  • Rub on bottom of kid’s feet during school season.
  • Diffuse in home before company arrives to help cleanse the air and add a spicy and sweet aroma.
  • Supports healthy respiratory function.*

dōTerra® Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • Feather-light emollient provides a soothing barrier without clogging pores.
  • Ideal for combining with essential oils before applying topically to the skin.
  • Completely soluble with all essential oils; odorless, colorless, and non-staining.


Skin Sensitivity

Dilute- A category of essential oils that should be mixed with a carrier oil. The carrier oil will help “carry” the essential oils onto the skin.

Neat- A category of essential oils that can be applied topically without dilution because of their extremely mild chemistry.

Sensitive- A category of essential oils that should be diluted for young or sensitive skin.

Note:  If an oil is uncomfortable, apply a carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, etc) not water.


*These statements have not be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.