The dōTERRA Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit is not only a fantastic way to get 10 of the top essential oils for you and your family, it's also incredible value! Maybe you want to get started with essential oils, but you're not really sure which oils to buy. Or maybe you've already bought a dōTERRA Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit but you don't feel too confident in using the oils and getting the most out of our your investment.
Have no fear, we are here to help!
We know getting started with essential oils can be a bit tricky and overwhelming, so we've put together this fantastic beginners guide to the 10 essential oils in the dōTERRA Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit.
Let’s get started by examining the contents
dōTERRA’s Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit includes a fantastic range of 10 essential oils, all in 5ml bottles, Peppermint Beadlets, dōTERRA On Guard® Beadlets, and The dōTERRA Essentials Booklet.
These bottles are small but mighty and they'll last you much, much longer than you'd ever think!
Oils that are included:
By Purchasing the Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit, the enrollment fee as a Wellness Advocate included ($35 USD). If you were to purchase these oils separately, you would pay much more than the Kit price. This is a GREAT option to get started on the road to health and wellness.
What can you do with these essential oils?
These oils can be used in an almost endless number of ways on you and your family. I recommend that you download the Modern Essential App to your phone. This is a handy tool for you have a your fingertips whenever you need a quick answer for you or when you are sharing with someone. If you don’t have a smart phone then I recommend that you purchase the latest version of the Modern Essential Book. I do recommend both because the book goes into a little more detail.
Lavender is best known for its calming and relaxing qualities. dōTERRA’s Lavender can be used to support a good night's sleep and can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and irritations. There are countless ways to use this wonderful oil, known as 'the Swiss army knife' of essential oils!
Here are a few of my favorite:
Skin irritation including sunburn and diaper rash: Add 2-3 tablespoons of doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil to 5-7 drops of doTerra Lavender. For diaper rash, see Melaleuca below for a homemade cream.
Relaxation and tension release: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser (I use the doTerra Petal Diffuser) or apply to the back of the neck and temples.
Beautiful aroma in your home: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, sit back and let it work its magic!
Cooking: Add 1-2 drops to a cake of biscuit mixture and a tiny amount to frosting mixture - yum!
A good night's sleep: Rub a drop or two on the bottom of feet or put a few drops on your pillow. A lovely way to use this oil on your children.
Lavender blends well with: Bergamot, Citrus Bliss, Marjoram and Basil essential oils.
This oil is zingy, fresh and has lots of uses. It's known for its purifying properties and so it can be used to cleanse and deodorize surfaces and the air. It also aids digestion and supports healthy respiratory function. It typically takes 15 lemons to fill the 5ml bottle in the Family Essential Kit!
Here are just a few ways to use Lemon essential oil:
Start your day with a refreshing, cleansing drink: Add 1 drop (just one! This oil will last you!) to a glass of water. It will naturally cleanse the body and aid digestion.
Lift and energize your mood and help cleanse and purify the air and surfaces: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser for a fresh, bright and clean smelling home. Blend 2 drops of Lemon with 1 drop of Lime, 1 drop of Lavender and 1 drop of Rosemary for a "Clean Summer Kitchen" aroma.
Add a sweet lemon zing to your smoothie or dessert without the sugar: Add 1 drop to a smoothie.
Natural cleaning agent: From glass cleaner, to all-purpose cleaning sprays, using your Lemon oil as part of your household cleaning routine is a wonderful way to eliminate nasty chemicals.
Get rid of sticky residue: If a price tag has left a sticky mark, or your toddler's sticky hands are all over the wall, floor, chair, table...basically everywhere, then add a bit of Lemon oil to a cloth and gently rub.
Lemon essential oil blends well with: Grapefruit, Lime or Bergamot essential oils to bring out the bright energizing scent of Lemon. It goes well with spicy essential oils like Wild Orange and Cinnamon. It also compliments Douglas Fir and Wintergreen.
So Many Uses! This oil is amazing!
Let's dive straight into just some of the ways you can use it:
A fresh, energizing addition to water and smoothies: Add 1-2 drops to your smoothie for a refreshing twist. Add 1 drop to a cup of water with some sliced fruit for a deliciously infused drink. These tasty drinks will help promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.
A quick pick-me-up: Wake up your senses and promote a feeling of energy by putting 1 drop in the palm of your hand and inhaling deeply. Add 1 drop of Frankincense (included in the Family Essentials Kit) and 1 drop of Wild Orange to lift your mood (Orange), promote feelings of relaxation (Frankincense) and promote a sense of soothing (Peppermint). You'll feel energized and relaxed in no time!
Massage oil and shampoo: Add a drop or two to your favorite massage oil, or combine with dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, for a cooling and soothing feeling. Add Lavender as well, and you've got the perfect mix. Add a drop to your shampoo to pamper your scalp.
Repel bugs and spiders: Many bugs don't like the potent smell of Peppermint, so add 1-3 drops to a cotton ball and put in the corner of the rooms the creepy crawlies love the most!
A soothing and relaxing aroma: Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser.
Peppermint oil blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano (all included in the Family Essentials Kit), Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Cypress. Try a blend of two or more in your diffuser.
Did you ever put an purifying or germ-destroying ointment on a bruise,cut, or abrasion when you were a kid and wince as it stung your skin, while you prayed it would get rid of the spot before school the next morning?! I know I did! Truth is, high quality, 100% natural Melaleuca (Tea Tree) from dōTERRA will not sting at all and will reduce the spot and redness before morning!
There are endless other ways to use this versatile essential oil
Purify and freshen the air: Add 3-4 drops to your diffuser. Try a lovely revitalizing blend in your diffuser: add 2 drops of Lemon (included in the Family Essentials Kit), 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 1 drop of Melaleuca and 1 drop of Peppermint (included in the Family Essentials Kit). Add an extra drop or two of Lemon, Peppermint or Melaleuca if you haven't got Eucalyptus - when it comes to blending your oils, there aren't any rules - just give it a try. Some oils go better together than others.
Purify and tone the skin, and soothe occasional skin irritations: Apply 1-2 drops of dōTERRA’s Melaleuca oil to the irritated area/spot. Use with dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil if your skin is sensitive. Add 1-2 drops to your facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties.
Natural cleaning agent: Just like dōTERRA’s Lemon oil, Melaleuca is great for cleaning purposes as it protects against environmental and seasonal threats with a wonderful scent.
Natural diaper cream: Try this homemade, super-simple cream recipe if you're looking for a more natural way to sooth your baby's bottom. You'll be making great use of not only your Melaleuca oil, but your Lavender as well.
Melaleuca blends well with: Peppermint, Lemon (included in the Kit), Eucalyptus, and Lavender.
This is known as 'the king of essential oils', and for a good reason! The fact that it comes in the Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit is one of the best things about the Kit! It's one of the more expensive essential oils, so it makes the Kit incredible value.
Frankincense is a powerful essential oil known for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and promote cellular health and immunity, among other benefits. The aroma promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation and overall wellness.
Every morning as part of my personal care routine. I add 2 drops of Frankincense to my favorite SPF facial cream and rub into my face and bald head. It does wonders to protect and keep my skin supple.
DIY room spray: No more nasty chemical room sprays! Try combining Frankincense with one of the oils it blends well with (Lemon, Lavender, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Lime, Geranium, Sandalwood and many others). Here's a nice recipe to try out. With the room spray, you not only get the incredible aroma, but you and your family also experience its relaxing and peaceful benefits.
Create a peaceful, relaxing environment: If you're into yoga or meditation, or just want to relax, diffusing Frankincense's aromatic properties will give you a positive and focused lift, helping you to feel peaceful and relaxed.
Relieve stress: If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet (1 drop should be enough) to help you relax and balance your mood.
Revive dry hands and fingernails: Add a few drops to a moisturizer to help hydrate your skin. Why not buy an non-fragrant, inexpensive moisturizer and have it to hand whenever you want to combine it with an essential oil. There's something quite satisfying about turning an inexpensive moisturizer into a luxury Frankincense cream!
Frankincense blends well with: Lime, Lemon, Wild Orange, Lavender, Cypress, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Geranium.
This is a wonderful oil to use for a massage as it provides a cooling, soothing sensation. It can be used to soothe muscles and relax the body after strenuous .The Deep Blue bottle is the one with the bigger cap - used to differentiate it from other oils because it should not be ingested.
Deep Blue is a blend of eight essential oils: Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus.
Growing pains: If your children are having a growth spurt and their legs are feeling the effects of 'growing pains' and occasional aches, combine a few drops with dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub onto their legs before bedtime.
Soothe muscles before and after exercise: Rub a few drops on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort. Combine with a carrier oil such as dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil for sensitive skin.
Head or neck tension: Rub a few drops on the back of your neck and temples.
Massage heaven: Either combine with a carrier oil such as dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil or your favorite massage oil for a deeply soothing massage.
Soothe joint and muscle pain: If you suffer from joint ache, use Deep Blue alongside your regular treatment. Rub directly onto affected joints.
Breathe is a blend of eight essential oils: Laurel, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom.
It is known for its ability to maintain feelings of clear airways and helps cool and invigorate, promoting feelings of easy breathing. It can also be used to help you have a restful sleep. It has an airy and fresh mint aroma.
Promote clear airways: I use this on my children when they have a bit of a sniffle. I rub a few drops onto their chest at bedtime so they can breathe in the cooling and invigorating vapor.
Diffuse for a restful sleep: Fill your bedroom with a fresh and minty aroma and you will feel calm and restful.
Reduce seasonal threats: When the seasons are changing, you're spending more time outdoors, or you're feeling the effects of the seasons, diffuse 3-4 drops of Deep Blue, rub on the bottom of feet or add a few drops to the palm of your hands and take some deep breathes in.
Breathe blends well with: Peppermint, Wild Orange, Bergamot and Lime.
DigestZen® has the nickname as the 'tummy tamer' blend! It's a blend of seven essential oils: Ginger, Fennel, Coriander, Tarragon, Anise, Caraway and Peppermint that combine to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion. It has a spicy, sweet, minty, liquorice aroma.
If you're prone to motion/travel sickness, this is the blend for you.
Assist your digestive system: Add 1 drop to a glass of liquid or other drink.
Soothe occasional stomach upsets: Rub 1-2 drops to your writs, temple, bottom of feet or stomach. Massaging it directly onto your stomach will be soothing and comforting. Combine it with Fractionated Coconut oil so it is easier to massage.
Aid digestion of heavy meals: If you're off on holiday or are going to a family get-together, add a few drops to a glass of water and drink.
Travel sickness: Rub DigestZen® on your stomach before or during a journey to ease sickness and nausea.
This is the oil for any parents out there or, in fact, anyone who can't help but reach for the hand sanitizer on a day trip - this is your new alternative!On Guard® is a blend of five essential oils: Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary - it even sounds clean!
As well as the bottle of On Guard® essential oil that comes in your Family Essentials and Beadlets Kit, you might like to try the wider On Guard® product range. I use the foaming hand wash and the natural whitening toothpaste.
Naturally support the immune and respiratory system: Add one drop of On Guard® to a glass of water and drink.
Sense a bug or the sniffles lurking?!: If your children have brought home a sniffle or mild bug, reach for On Guard®. Rub a drop or two on the bottom of their feet. Defend against sniffles, by proactively rubbing it onto their feet before school, particularly at the start of term. Combine 1 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil with 1-2 drops of On Guard®.
Natural hand cleanser: Make up your own little bottle of hand cleanser by combining On Guard® with Fractionated Coconut oil. Rub it on yours and your children's hands and fingers when you're out and about.
Natural household cleaner: For a natural, nontoxic cleaner, add a couple of drops of dōTERRA On Guard® to a small spray bottle with water and use as an effective all-purpose surface cleaner. It's got a lovely warm, woody, spicy aroma as well.
Immune boosting smoothie: Add a few drops to your homemade smoothies. Given its spicy, woody aroma, it might not taste great with all smoothies, so try this pumpkin smoothie recipe.
Uplifting, purifying and energizing aroma: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser to cleanse the air and surfaces and create an uplifting, purifying and energizing fragrance throughout your home.
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