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Essential Oils 101 : doTERRA

Hello everyone! Are you ready for some exciting news?

As official wellness advocates, we are now able to take orders for all DoTERRA products.

This is so exciting for us to be able to offer to our community and for use in our products.

As our culture leans toward more natural and clean ways of living, essential oils have become a staple in many homes. While some of you may be armchair experts in all things essential oils, some of you may just be plain confused.

Let’s explore a few essentials together now!

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Simply put, they are the concentrated oils of any given plant, usually obtained by a distillation, or steaming, process. These oils can then be used as a single oil or in multi oil blends. Both oils and blends can then be used in several ways including aromatic, topical, and internal.


In addition to smelling good, many benefits (physiological, mental and emotional) may be derived from oils being absorbed through our scent receptors. After being absorbed, they have a direct link into our limbic system which supports our emotion, behavior, motivation and memory – to name a few.

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is with my Lumo misting diffuser. When I am stressed, fighting a cold or just want to smell something lovely, I turn up my diffuser and settle in with a good book and a hot cup of tea. You will have a ton of fun thinking of new blends for a fresh scent or boost to your immune heath.

I even have a felt diffuser for my car! Much better than those car wash pine cones!

Also very popular is use of essential oils with lava stone necklaces and bracelets. These are fun if you are interested in exploring essential oils in place of more harmful fragrances and perfumes.


Essential oils are very easily absorbed into the skin, so use directly to the skin is common. However, use of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil, is advised on sensitive or dry skin and to dilute more potent oils.

Application to the bottom of your feet is especially effective since the soles of our feet do produce oil which acts as a barrier.

doTERRA essential oils

For the corporate use of doTERRA International LLC. File distrobution and third party use/sales are restricted.

Remember that every body is different, so start off with the lightest dose, 1-2 drops, if you are not sure how you will react to direct skin contact. Typically you will want to reapply every 4-6 hours depending on desired use of your oils.

Northern Michigan Soap CO. Magnesium body butter is made with

doTERRA’s On Guard (thieves) blend and is great for use on sore muscles.

DoTERRA Breathe stick is a favorite of mine during allergy, cold and flu season.


When you use a cinnamon stick in your tea or oregano in pasta sauce you are actually consuming a less concentrated version of essential oils. When consuming essential oils internally, they enter the bloodstream and are carried throughout the body. Please, take care to follow the label recommendations or seek professional dosing guidelines and always start with small doses.

doTERRA essential oils

doTERRA Slim and Sassy

If you are trying to find a great way to incorporate more water into your daily routine, try DoTERRAs Slim and Sassy blend to jazz things up. Use your oils in cooking, smoothies and teas as well.


With the increased popularity of essential oils there is certainly no shortage of players in the game.

Why do we out our trust in DoTERRA? In a word: quality.

DoTERRA prides themselves on their adherence to the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol. This means what your getting is safe, pure, and natural. No need to worry about harmful fillers.

The standard for quality starts even before the careful distillation process. It all starts at the the source, plants that are carefully harvested by experienced growers worldwide.

We know safety is a priority for you and your family, so we are very excited to be able to aid you in acquiring safe, quality products for your natural life.

While we are currently using DoTERRA in some of our topical products, keep an eye out in the months to come for more!

Newbies, what are you excited to try out? If you’re more familiar with essential oils, share with us your favorite blends.



*Guest post for Northern Michigan Soap Company written by Larissa Gulde


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  • Sara | mshealthesteem

    Essential oils are truly life changing! I personally never leave the house without peppermint oil and my bathroom is stocked with tons of other oils I can’t live without. Thanks a ton for sharing the goodness of oils ♡

    November 30, 2018 at 10:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa Gulde

      They are so amazing! Thanks for reading, look for more installments to come!

      January 8, 2019 at 9:51 am Reply
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    Great article!

    December 2, 2018 at 4:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa Gulde

      Thanks for reading!

      January 8, 2019 at 9:51 am Reply
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