Before I discovered doTERRA oils, I had used essential oils to make my own cleaning products and natural perfumes, but I hadn’t realised the support that they could provide emotionally. Because essential oils are carbon based (like the human body) the body allows essential oils to penetrate cell walls, meaning that the oils can work on a deeper level than other synthetic products, which just go into the bloodstream.
I’ve been using the following blend of oils to support me emotionally (when I’m feeling stressed nad need to chill or when I want to feel more grounded, centred and peaceful), and I’ve heard and seen the effects on many other full grown and little humans too.
Lavender is one of my must-have oils which I keep on hand at all times due to its myriad uses. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. It’s calming and relaxing properties promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. I use it to clean my hands when I’m out and about (due to its antiseptic properties), to soothe bug bites and blemishes, for skin inflammation and to chill out when I’m stressed or having trouble sleeping. I find it blends well with many other oils and often use it as a base.
Wild orange oil can foster creativity, support a positive mood, restore physical energy and aid in transitions. It can reconnect an individual with their inner child and brings spontaneity, fun, joy and playfulness into one's life.
Orange oil is a balancing oil, meaning it can be either calming or uplifting, depending on what’s needed. I use it when I’m needing a mood boost and when I want to feel happier. Like lavender, it blends beautifully with most other oils.
Balance is a beautiful woody grounding blend, which creates a sense of calm and wellbeing; I use it when I need to get my feet and my head firmly back on the earth. The blend includes Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.
Mum and Boys Chill Out Blend
Because the oils are so pure, they are potent and just one drop goes a long way. To make larger quantities, adjust the ratios as appropriate. I use either a 10ml roller ball, 50ml spray bottle or a small mason jar (for lotion). These are easily found online.
I love this blend rolled on the bottom of my feet (for grounding) or on my chest around the heart (for chilling out).
For young children:
- 1 drop each of doTERRA Lavender, Wild Orange and Balance essential oils
- Combine with 10ml (2 tsp) of carrier oil or lotion
- 3 drops each of doTERRA Lavender, Wild Orange and Balance essential oils
- Combine with 10ml of water, carrier oil or lotion
For more information on dilution ratios: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-safety-physiology-recommended-ideal-amounts
Lauren is a 500hr trained yoga teacher and level 3 mat Pilates teacher. She is a doTERRA wellness advocate, whole foods enthusiast and loves sharing the joy of essential oils, cooking (and eating!) new recipes, spending time outdoors (with friends) and travelling to new parts of the world. You can find her on Instagram @laurenewilkie