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doTERRA Wellness Summit 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii

Essential Oils are only great if you know how to use them. Sure, you can learn how to use essential oils online or by reading a book, but there's something about a live essential oil event that makes it better. It's not the person on the stage (Although they can be fantastic speakers.) It's the attendees. It just makes the information shared more real and ...

I lost 11 Pounds and 1.94% Body Fat in One Month

Path to Wellness When I was in Europe back last month in May 2017, I noticed that I looked very bloated in some of my pictures. The only thing I could do is to keep my jacket on to hide my overall physique. I knew that overeating and a lack of exercise has caught up to me. I was resolved to make changes in my life when I returned home, to create a manag...

Essential Oil Chemistry: Synergy and Quenching

Understanding essential oil chemistry can give us insight to why we choose essential oils. While it's great to feel positive effects, the results are not quite measurable. Thr ough scientific methods, one can identify the molecules found in essential oils. Scientist research to identify active ingredients, components which are shown to produce a desired effe...

Beware of Fraudulent Essential Oils in the Market

There are many brands of essential oils to choose from. Unfortunately, what you see is not always what you get. Some brands promising 100 percent purity contained no essential oils at all. On the right, these oils are marketed as "100% Pure." They were found to have synthetic additives. Each 15ml bottle oil is sold for $2.97, regardless of the type of oil....

A Comparison of Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamomum verum picture by Simon A. Eugster What is the difference between cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon leaf essential oil? Both come from cinnamomum zeylanicum also refererred to as cinnamomum verum tree. Both have that familiar cinnamon aroma (although cinnamon bark has more depth). Both have properties that help maintain a healthy immun...

Evaluating Essential Oil Prices

I am going to go over how to look at essential oil prices. Rather than choose premium brands from Europe such as Pranoram, Primavera, or Sanoflore, I decided to compare prices of essential oils that we can find in our local health food stores in Honolulu. Today, I went to the local GNC Store, Whole Foods, and Down to Earth. Oftentimes, I hear that people go ...

Learn About Deep Blue Rub

Our friends and family love Deep Blue Rub. It's one of those items that you use everyday that didn't matter how it worked as long as it works. In fact over these past few years, rather than talk about it, I'd just people experience it. People tell me that they have better results with Deep Blue Rub than other creams or lotions. Today, I looked over the ingre...

Learn About On Guard Essential Oil Blend

On Guard is an essential oil blend we never leave home without. When we travel, we either diffuse it, use it in a spray for the airplane or hotel, or take a capsule of it in On Guard+. Benefits of On Guard include: Supports healthy immune and respiratory function* Protects against environmental threats* Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses...

Choosing an Essential Oil Blend to Meet Your Need

What do you do when you need to choose an oil to aid in digestion* or to soothe occasional aches*? When you look up what to use, somehow that ginger essential oil or peppermint may not satisfy your need completely. There are several options: Use a different oil. We each have different body chemistry and have different needs. An oil that works for a friend ...

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood ('Iliahi) Essential Oil

Growing up, I was taught that sandalwood in Hawai'i was exploited to near extinction in the 1800s. You can imagine how surprised I was when doTERRA announced that they will be offering Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil at their 2012 annual convention. Sandalwood, especially Hawaiian Sandalwood is prized for it's unique aroma. It was high in demand hundreds o...

Learn About Vetiver Essential Oil from Haiti

Vetiver essential oil is a popular base note oil to us in essential oil blending and perfumery. Vetiver is the base in many perfumes and colognes including Dior's Eau Sauvage, Geurlain's Vetiver, Roja Parfums Vetiver Extait. Besides perfumery, vetiver is used extensively in aromatherapy. Common with other base note oils with heavier molecules, Vetiver helps ...

Where do doTERRA essential oils come from?

UPDATE 6/13/2017 - Added Manuka Oil UPDATE 3/20/2017 - I've been to all the conventions and major events receiving the most accurate and up to date information. doTERRA essential oils come from the best sources around the world that can produce enough quantity to support the demand of essential oil enthusiasts. When I look at doTERRA essential oil bott...

Facts About Essential Oil Quality. Is there a difference?

Have you every stood in a store wondering why one brand cost significantly more than the other? Usually, we learn from trial and error or a recommendation from a friend. Sometimes the internet may help us and at other times it doesn't. In the past, I purchased whatever is on sale or brand that I recognize. Sometimes, I assumed the most expensive product was ...

Wintergreen (Nepalese) Essential Oil from Nepal

Wintergreen is great for your muscles after a workout. It is a natural source of methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. The methyl salicylate used in topical creams are typically synthesized in a laboratory. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that cont...

How many drops are in an Essential Oil bottle?

If you work with essential oils you know that a drop or two can go a long way. How many drops are in each bottle? As I discussed most of the oils come in the standard size of 15 mL bottles while premium oils come in 5 mL bottles. Many people like to share or distribute oils in smaller 2mL bottles. Here is the break down (They range because oils drops var...

Learn About Lemon Essential Oil from Sicily, Italy

Lemons in Italy are used to make everything from granita (shaved ice doused in lemonade) to limoncello (lemon based liqueur). There’s a saying in Sicily that lemons are not real lemons unless they’re Sicilian. The best lemons come from Sicily, so it's no surprise that the best lemon essential oil comes from Sicily. The following video shows where doTERRA sou...

Learn About Jasmine Absolute from India

Jasmine absolute is highly prized. It evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence and promotes a healthy-looking, glowing complexion. Sourcing of Jasmine doTERRA sources Jasmine from India. Jasmine blossoms are picked and harvested by hand at the most optimal time of 6:00 AM to 12 Noon, when the flowers contain the maximum amount of aroma. Watch...