Essential Oil Basics – 10 Most Commonly Used Essential Oils

Essential Oil Basics - 10 Most Commonly Used Essential Oils

Incorporating Essential Oils into our family’s wellness lifestyle has been a game changer for us! After using essential oils for almost two years I felt it was my calling to help educate other people, especially moms about the beauty and profound benefits that essential oils can offer. I hope you’ll take a few moments to go through the information below and come to the same realization I did over 5 years ago, and that was that we all have options!

Would you like to feel like you’re Ready for Anything?

Essential Oils empower you with natural options that help to support your body in a variety of ways. For many years I didn’t feel like I was ready for anything and I love that these oils have provided me with a plethora of options that are safe for my family!

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, resin, and other parts of plants. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils also protect the plants. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, personal hygiene, natural cleaning solutions, and health care practices.

Why do I recommend doTERRA Essential Oils over any other brand?

When I decided to look into living a more natural lifestyle I wanted to make sure I was making the best choice for my family. I spent countless hours pouring over websites, making phone calls, and asking for recommendations from others. To say the information I found was scattered is an understatement. What I fell in love with about dōTERRA was their level of integrity, the quality of their oils, and their desire to bless our global community. There really is no comparison in my mind as to which essential oil company is the best!

What does it mean to be Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade?

dōTERRA is committed to providing the purest, most potent essential oils possible. dōTERRA employs a global network of farmers who knows intimately the process of growing plants for essential oils. Every dōTERRA essential oil is put through the highest standard of rigorous and thorough testing and sets the bar for quality, purity, efficacy, and consistency through their CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) process.

How can you use Essential Oils for Health & Wellness?

Essential Oils are used in three mains ways:

  • Aromatically
    • Uplift Mood
    • Cleanse Air
  • Topically
    • Localized Support
    • Soothe Skin
  •  Internally
    • Detox
    • Digestive Support



Essential Oil Safety Information you should know.

One of the beautiful things about essential oils is that they are safe to use and provide so many benefits when used correctly. doTERRA Essential Oils are very pure which means they are very potent. You want to make sure that you apply them correctly to reduce skin sensitivity. Here are some general safety guidelines when using doTERRA Essential Oils.

  • Dilute all essential oils when applying topically. This helps to reduce sensitivity as well as helps them absorb better and reduces the rate at which they evaporate off of the skin.
  • Extra dilution is necessary with hot oils such as cinnamon and oregano and also for sensitive skin (such as children and elderly).
  • Never put essential oils in your eyes, ears, nose, or other sensitive parts of your body.
  • Supervise oils around small, curious children to ensure they are being safe.

Top 10 Most Commonly Used doTERRA Essential Oils

doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil

doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

doTERRA Melaleuca Essential Oil

doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil

doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil

doTERRA Oregano Essential Oil

doTERRA Breathe Essential Oil – Respiratory Blend

doTERRA On Guard Essential Oil – Protective Blend

doTERRA DigestZen Essential Oil – Digestive Blend

doTERRA Deep Blue Essential Oil – Soothing Blend

How to Purchase doTERRA Essential Oils

doTERRA offers a Wholesale Membership option that is very much like a Costco or Sam’s Club Membership. You are able to get products at a wholesale discount. This is the best and most affordable option for purchasing essential oils. By becoming a Wellness Advocate (wholesale member) you are able to enjoy many benefits in addition to lower price point. These videos will help explain the options available to you!

Here is a breakdown of some of the benefits of becoming a doTERRA Wellness Advocate.

  • Loyalty Rewards Program – This program lets you earn 10%- 30% back on your monthly purchases

  • Product of the Month Club – Each month you can earn a FREE product of the month when you place a qualifying order.

  • Free Personal Website – This is a great place to send friends and family that want to learn more about essential oils

  • My doTERRA Virtual Office – This feature lets you access and manage all of your orders online (no middle-man)

  • doTERRA Business Opportunity – Many people could benefit from making some extra money or even replacing full incomes. This opportunity is a great way to educate others about the benefits of essential oils and to be rewarded for your efforts.

I would love to help you jump into the world of essential oils and explore the many ways in which you can incorporate them in your home! To get started as a Wellness Advocate (learn about the benefits here) and become a member of our Modern Wellness Team you can Enroll Here! Once you have complete your enrollment be sure to send me an email at so we can get you added to our team resources.

Christy (aka Sunshine Mama) is the wife to 1 (amazing husband), mother of 3 (wonderful children), lover of health, wellness, the beach, and sunshine. She is passionate about living an inspired life and loves to inspire others to live life at their fullest. You can find her online educating others on how to live a more natural lifestyle, especially on how to use essential oils…or hanging out at the beach.

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