DoTERRA essential oils for beginners

Are you new to essential oils? Here’s a simple rundown of how to start your journey with doTERRA essential oils.
Start with the basics.


  • Characteristics:
    Cleansing, revitalizing, encouraging
  • For cleaning tables, counters and other surfaces
  • Use it to remove gum, glue, and other sticky residue
  • Use it to give your favorite desserts or drinks a tangy flavor
  • Can aid digestive health
  • Diffuse to purify the air and create an invigorating and refreshing aroma in the air

Lavender (lavender)

  • Characteristics:
    Soothing, calming
  • In preparation for a good night and restful sleep, put a few drops on the pillow
  • Apply directly to reduce blemishes
  • A few drops in the bath water can literally wash away stress
  • Taking 1-2 drops can help calm the nervous system

Peppermint (peppermint)

  • Characteristics:
    Cooling, energizing, natural insect repellent
  • Take internally to relieve occasional stomach upsets
  • Apply a few drops to the neck to cool down
  • Diffuse next to the bed at night for a clean, refreshing scent
  • Massage onto the head and neck to relieve tension
  • Add to the shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating head massage

Frankincense (frankincense)

  • Characteristics:
    Renewing, beautifying, rejuvenating, grounding
  • Take internally to support healthy cell and immune system function *
  • Apply topically to improve skin blemishes
  • Diffusion enables a feeling of relaxation

Melaleuca (tea tree)

  • Characteristics:
    Calming, cleansing
  • 1-2 drops together with your facial cleanser or your moisturizer brings additional deep cleansing; alternatively apply to skin after shaving
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails to keep the nails looking clean and healthy
  • Use as an effective surface cleaner
  • Add a few drops to the shampoo or massage into the scalp
  • Add to toothpaste or mix into water as a simple mouthwash

doTERRA Breathe Airway Mixture

  • Characteristics:
    Invigorating, refreshing, breathing
  • Apply externally to the chest to breathe deeply
  • Diffuse next to the bed at night for clear breathing air
  • Apply diluted to the upper lip and inhale deeply: invigorates and clears the senses
  • Apply topically at home on a cold, rainy day: you feel refreshed and the mood rises

doTERRA Deep Blue Soothing Blend

  • Characteristics:
    Soothing, relaxing
  • Apply to feet and knees before and after exercise
  • Make your muscles happy after training and apply it to the appropriate parts of the body
  • Massage into the lower back after a day of sitting at a desk or after physical work

doTERRA ZenGest

  • Characteristics:
    Oil blend for digestion
  • Take a few drops to aid digestion
  • To support the digestive system, take a few drops in water or tea
  • Rubbing a few drops on the stomach will reduce flatulence, gas formation and indigestion

doTERRA On Guard

  • Characteristics:
    Protective oil blend
  • To strengthen the immune system before a trip or at the change of the season, add 2-3 drops to a veggie capsule or take directly
  • Diffuse at home or in the office in autumn and winter months