• neissa@igniteyourlifenow.

Why We Recommend Using Essential Oils as Part of Your Wellness Regime


I've been using Essential Oils religiously for about one year. It all began when I developed a cold, Russell was out of town for a week and between two kids and iGnite, I didn't have time to be sick. So, I called on my neighborhood friend, holistic nutritionist and fellow University of Texas grad Stacey Baganz to give me some quick-healing tips, which included essential oils.

What are Essential Oils

  • Extracts from plants

  • Highly concentrated

  • 50-70 times more powerful than herbs

  • Wide range of uses from cosmetics to foods to natural solutions

  • 100% natural way to support healthy body functions

  • Effective- plants produce essential oils as a protection against environmental threats

  • When we use essential oils we receive similar health benefits

Immediately upon receiving her instruction I began using the oils. Not only did they work, but I have continued to use them as a means of prevention. When any of us in our family begin to get a scratchy throat, congestion, or runny nose, I double up on the oils.

Essential Oils are Used 3 Ways:

  • Aromatic

  • Inhale or use diffuser

  • Eases breathing

  • Purifies the air

  • Topical

  • Apply to bottoms of feet to nourish bloodstream within 30 seconds

  • Dilute for sensitive skin to apply to large areas

  • Internal

  • Add to water, drop under tongue or ingest in a capsule

  • Benefits digestive system, mouth, throat, liver and urogenital tract

Listed in the picture are the following oils from doTerra, along with how I use and have used them:

1. OnGuard- Smells like Christmas

  • Use with cold, flu, cough, sore throat ,viruses, and weak immune system

  • Can be used for preventative measures

  • Supports healthy immune function

  • Cleanses and purfies

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally (throughout the house and at night while sleeping)

  • Apply to bottoms of feet hourly (Oils are most effective when used less more often vs more less often)

  • OnGuard soft gels (shown in the picture) are ingested

2. Breathe- Smells like peppermint

  • Use with cold, flu, allergies, respiratory issues, cough, sore throat, RSV

  • Can be used for preventative measures

  • Supports overall respiratory health

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally (throughout the house and at night while sleeping)

  • Rub one drop to front and back of toes

  • Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and rub on chest and under nose. Inhale into hands.

  • Breathe Vapor Stick (shown in picture) can be rubbed on chest, neck and throat

3. Oregano

  • Use with cold, flu and with bacterial conditions

  • Can be used for preventative measures

  • Bacteria runs from oregano oil

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally (throughout the house and at night while sleeping. WARNING: It does not smell good like OnGuard and Breathe)

  • For internal use, add 1 drop to 4 oz of water (CAUTION: It tastes horrible but is effective)

4. Peppermint

  • Use with the cold, flu, stomach and fever

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally (throughout the house and at night while sleeping)

  • Can be used as a fever reducer by diluting with fractionated oil and rubbing on back of neck and on feet

5. Lemon

  • Use when experiencing respiratory issues, cough, sore throat. Great for digestion and cleansing

  • Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and rub on chest and feet

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally

  • For internal use, add 1 drop to 4 oz of water

6. Serenity or Lavender

  • Promotes relaxation, calm and a good nights sleep

  • Diffuse oil in the air liberally

  • Add a few drop to Epsom salt bath

  • Apply to bottom of feet

  • Rub in hands and inhale

  • Apply to wrists

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