1. Essential Oils and Depression

    Nearly 60 million Americans struggle with depression and anxiety disorders. Essential oils can provide a great natural alternative to medications that often have harmful side effects and can create dependency. These aren’t a cure but can help considerably when used to accent other forms of therapy and self healing work.

    Our sense of smell has the ability to change our mood and ease tension. Smell is the most sensitive of the senses. People can remember smells with 65% accuracy after a year, while visual recall is about 50% after three months.

    Research has shown that smell is the sense most linked to our emotional recollection. So, when linked to a product, that can reap dividends.

    Studies show that 75% of emotions are triggered by smell which is linked to pleasure, well-being, emotion and memory – handy when you want people to buy your products. Smell recognition is immediate and can immediately affect our attitude and mood.

    To receive the aromatic benefits of essential oils, diffuse the oils in a diffuser, wear the oils on your body or clothes (diluted if needed), put a few drops on a diffuser necklaceand/or place a few drops on the wrists and breathe in the oils.

    Essential Oils For Depression:

    Balance: Stabilizes, calms, and grounds. Helps with disconnection, instability, and feeling scattered. Also helps reduce feelings of anxiety.

    Citrus Bliss: Helps with motivation, energizes, encourages, and restores creativity and lifts mood.

    Elevation: Uplifts your spirit and fights depression, promotes happy thoughts. :) Elevation was formulated to be used as an antidepressant. It also helps against addictions and negative habits.

    Helichrysum: Brings gratitude and promotes happiness.

    Peppermint: Brings happiness and energy to the body.

    Thyme: Release and forgive; Helps to relieve anger.

    Depression Blend

    3 drops Citrus Bliss
    2 drops White Fir
    1 drop Roman Chamomile

    Apply to wrists, bottoms of feet & inhale or diffuse.

    **And just a reminder: Depression can affect anyone. You are NOT alone. Please talk with someone or seek medical attention if you are having suicidal thoughts.

    (Source: fireflyfieldsliving.com)


  2. doTERRA for Thyroid

    doTERRA Essentials Oils can be effective at helping with various thyroid problems but it can be tricky knowing what oils to take. You may not realize that the thyroid produces and secretes the hormones need to regulate blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and energy production. That’s a lot of work for one little gland to do! That’s why if it gets diseased, you experience so many unpleasant side effects.

    Here are some doTERRA Treatments to consider.  Keep in mind that the oils work differently on different people so if  you try something and don’t see results, try something else…

    Take 1 drop of frankincense under your tongue 3 times a day or DDR Prime capsules if you want a more convenient option and want to help a few other things while you are at it.

    doTERRA Essential Oils Thyroid Natural Treatment

    Mito 2 Max to support the entire endocrine system and to give you healthy energy.

    Rub 2 drops of frankincense and rosemary on neck/thyroid area.

    Use the Lifelong Vitality Pack.

    For overall thyroid dysfunction, try clove.

    For Hyperthyroidism try 1 drop myrrh and 1 drop lemongrass on the base of throat.

    For Hypothyroidism try 1 drop lemongrass with 1 drop of either peppermint or clove on the base of throat.

    Please let us know what has worked and not worked for you.


  3. Homemade Z-Pack

    Recipe 1 
    On guard 6 drops
    Oregano 3 drops
    Frankincense 1 drops

    Recipe 2 
    Melaleuca 5 drops
    Lemongrass (can use basil or coriander) 5 drops
    Thyme (can use rosemary or basil) 3 drops
    Cinnamon 3 drops

    Recipe 3 
    Cinnamon 5 drops
    Oregano 5 drops
    Lemon 5 drops
    Frankincense 1 drop

    Use recipe 1 for 3 days. Take one cap in the
    morning and one cap in the evening. Switch to
    recipes every 3 days until symptoms are completely


  4. DIY Aromatherapy Earth Paint

    Making your own art supplies can be just as fun as using them. One idea is homemade earth paint. Inspired by our ancient ancestors, earth paint is made from herbs and comes in all of your favorite colors.

    DIY_Earth Paint

    Add to the fun by assigning an essential oil to each color. Use Cinnamon essential oil for your red paint, Lime essential oil for your green, or Lavender for your purple. The options are endless and so is the fun!

    What You Need:


    2 tablespoon ground herb
    2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
    1 teaspoon bentonite clay
    3 drops essential oil

    Note: You could also use an egg white or water instead of vegetable glycerin. However, if you use water or an egg white, the shelf life is only a day. The shelf life with vegetable glycerin is 6 months.

    Herb Colors and Essential Oils:


    Beet Root Powder: Red (Cinnamon)
    Turmeric Powder: Orange (Wild Orange)
    Ground Mustard Seed: Light Yellow (Lemon)
    Skullcap Herb: Light Green (Lime)
    Spirulina: Dark Green (Peppermint)
    Bilberry Fruit: Purple (Lavender)
    Black Walnut: Gray (Balance)
    Activated Charcoal Powder: Black (Fennel)
    Arrowroot: White (Purify)


    1. Combine powdered herb, clay, and vegetable glycerin in a small bowl.


    2. Mix well.


    3. Add essential oil and stir.


    4. Store in airtight container.


    Tip: We used empty baby food containers.

    5. Use as desired.



    If you used the vegetable glycerine base, there are a few different types of methods for using earth paint. The first is to use the paint without any water and the other is to use it with water.


    Without Added Water

    Dip paintbrush into paint, with no added water, for the most vibrant color. However, it will take a very long time to dry without any water added. If you decide to use this method, make sure to let it dry in an area where it will not be disturbed.


    With Added Water:

    Dip paintbrush in water to create a more watercolor-like consistency. This will be the best method for a quick dry time. However, the colors will not be as vibrant.


    Check out these awesome paintings employees at dōTERRA made:



  5. doterra:


    If you look on the back of your mouthwash bottle, what you may discover is that you are actually just getting a mouthful of chemicals.

    Active ingredients in mouthwash usually include Benzalkonium chloride, Methylparaben, Hydrogen peroxide, Domiphen bromide, Hexetidine, and Chlorhexidine…


  6. Slim & Sassy® Metabolic Blend is a proprietary formula of 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils designed to help manage appetite between meals

    Includes a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils

    Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water (regular size bottle of water) and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood

    Email doTERRAchicago@gmail.com with more ?’s


  7. It’s so simple to feel good. Believe in the power of nature.


  8. An oldie but a goodie. Essential oils are spreading!


  9. doTERRA for ear infections


  10. doTERRA shot recipes. Yum!