doTERRA Essential Oils +GIVEAWAY


I am by no means a connoisseur of essential oils, in fact, I would call myself the newest of newbies. I have always been intrigued by the thought of using essential oils both in my home, and into my family’s lives and daily routine but have always had too much on my plate to give it the attention I feel it needs, and deserves. A great friend of mine Jen, who also blogs {mama. papa. bubba}, is an avid daily user of essential oils. She recently shared her views on her 15 favorite uses for essential oils on the Moments in Mommyland blog and this is what really tipped the priority list for me. I needed to make a change and give essential oils my undivided attention. AND SO I DID!

Over the Holidays, we all fell ill, all at different times and severities, because of course. This time however, I’m embarrassed to say I was a wee bit giddy about treating some of our symptoms with my new found oil love. Don’t get me wrong I was not happy that we were under the weather, missing holiday events, and loosing sleep, just excited to get the chance to test and share some recipes from a first-person point of view. With the help of my doTERRA Home Essential Kit, I concocted and tried a cough suppressant for little people, and a energy booster for the whole family, an cool-your-jets relaxer for the babe, and even tested it out with skin blemishes. Here’s how it all turned out:


Cough Suppressant {original recipe}
Using all doTERRA oils, I mixed the following with 2 tbsp of organic Coconut Oil; 4 drops On Guard, 2 drops Oregano, 2 drops Melaleuca, 3 drops Lemon, and 2 drops Frankincense. I applied this, topically to Sofia’s spine and the bottoms of her feet each night to help with getting a good nights rest. I found this did relieve the cough, did not completely remove our evening of it, but no doubt it was better, and more sleep was gained because of it.
*as the original recipe suggests the recipe has not been reported used on children under 18 months, and naturally to be caucious of using any oils on your children. always, always, use a carrier oil {like coconut oil} when putting essential oils on your child and test a small area first.

Energy Boost
Using our petal diffuser, I filled it with to the marked spot with distilled water and dropped in 10 drops of doTERRA’s lemon oil each morning. This my friends is a sure fire way to shake out your morning groggies or even an afternoon slump. I felt so reguvinated just after a few minutes of inhaling the vapors. Our morning cartoon session I noticed were cut short on the days I did this, we were all eager and ready to start our days thanks to the energy boost from the lemon oil. Who knew?! Since then I’ve also used it late in the evenings when I have work that will take me through the night. It’s really my life saver these days.

Cool-Your-Jets Kid
Using our petal diffuser again, about 30 minutes before bed I will fill the petal with distilled water and about 4 drops of lavender. I will let it vapor into the air while we wind down at night usually in our living room, and without any struggle, our evening bedtime routines are hands down tear free, I may even say painless.
*my girlfriend jen, also suggested making a little spray bottle filled with distilled water and a few drops of lavender oil to leave bedside in sofia’s room. if she ever wakes in the middle of the night, misting a bit of this magic potion on her pillow and sheets will do the trick in easing her back into a solid sleep {she uses this with her daughter, gracen}. luckily i have not had to try this, but you’d better believe it’s ready to go come the time.

Blemish Buster
After washing my face clean, using doTERRA’s Melaleuca, also known as Tea Tree oil, I take a q-tip and add a drop to the tip of it, I then dab it on the area that is blemished. Come morning if the spot it not totally a thing of the past, it’s well on it’s way to being old news. This may be one of my most favorite personal uses thus far. Who likes a zit anyways, BAH!

Home Essentials Kit_v4These are just 4 ways I have started using my doTERRA Essential Oils, however I know the world, and pinterest is full of other amazing ways you can incorporate them into your daily lives. I’m just so smitten with these 4 I had to share them with you at once, OH YEAH, that and the fact that I wanted to GIVEAWAY SOME TOO! Enter for your chance to win a doTERRA Home Essential Kit of your own. This kit will include their popular Petal diffuser, and a collection of their most popular health and wellness essential oils including: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, Breathe respiratory blend, DigestZen digestive blend, On Guard protective blend, and Deep Blue soothing blend. Open to the US & Canada.

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Disclosure :: We happily accepted a Home Essential Kit, including one to giveaway, from doTERRA to product this post. This post was created in partnership with them, however please be reminded, all opinions on this blog are completely my own. I’m just so happy that I am given the opportunity to share one with you and your family. 


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  1. Andrea B. says:

    I am new at this, but have been interested in it for a while. Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. Nate Fuller says:

    I keep hearing about these essential oils and i feel like i’m missing out on something “essential” i’d like to see what their about!

  3. I’m like you too, a essential oils newbie but it sounds like you had a lot of success with using them!

  4. This is very new to me…never heard of this product before ! sounds great

  5. I love essential oils! My fave blend is the Yoga blend from Saje. I haven’t tried doTERRA yet!

  6. I have some oils I use for cleaning, but I’ve been wanting to try diffusing them. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Newbie. Super interested, but haven’t purchased any

  8. nicolthepickle says:

    I am a total newbie. I’d really like to learn more though.

  9. Great giveaway! I’m also learning more about essential oils. So interesting!

  10. Ashley Anderson says:

    I am an essential oils newbie. But I’ve heard such amazing things from friends who are veterans that I had to try it. Still figuring it out and would love to have this to learn more about it!!!

  11. Ashley Anderson says:

    I’m a total newbie. But I have friends who are veterans and swear by the stuff. I’d love to try more options though!!!

  12. I’m some what of a newbie – really getting into it though!

  13. I’m a newbie! I just bought my first two oils this past weekend! This could not come at a better time! Fingers crossed :):) I’m loving them so far and can’t wait to learn more about it and really get my family involved with them!!

  14. shannon grochowski says:

    totally newbie as in only seeing amazing things in pinterest and pinning them or wanting to pin but think this is too hard….lol. Would love to find new ways to help with coughs and colds and energy rather than hitting up the childrens advil or sugar induced ice coffee!

  15. Newbie for me. I really want to get into essential oils though. Since becoming a parent I like to use natural products as much as possible, for both health and environmental reasons

  16. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    Im a newbie but have a therapeutic tub that I can use these in.

  17. I’m a total newbie but I love the idea of having beautiful scents without all the chemicals used to create synthetic ones!

  18. I never tried these but I would love to! I have three kids and if anything should help them naturally I am thing dottera essential oils can!

  19. Birdiebee says:

    I am a newbie but have heard so many great things about Essential OIls.

  20. sunshine h says:

    I would be an absolute newbie.

  21. Newbie here! I just recently got into essential oils and I”m already becoming addicted! Lol! xD

  22. Jaralyn Grant says:

    I’m an oil novice but excited to learn! 🙂

  23. Alys Smith says:

    Loving EO. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I am a essential oil newbie, but so very interested!

  25. I am a newbie too. I have used lavender for bedtime and tea tree for blemishes but would love to do more.

  26. I’m somewhere between rookie and experienced 🙂 I love essential oils – they’re the only “fragrance” I can handle without headaches.

  27. JEnn Scott says:

    I’m somewhere in the middle. I’ve been using Onguard and the Liquid Ambien blend for awhile now. I really want to expand my collection to make my family healthier. =)

  28. I’m a newbie but would love to learn more.

  29. I’m new to the essential oils world. I have a lot to learn. I started looking into it desperate for things to help with my ulcerative colitis.

  30. I have not used EO but would love to get started!

  31. Im a newbie 🙂

  32. I am a newbie, Would love to try these oils.

  33. seham merzib says:

    I am a newbie, but really interested

  34. I’m a newbie but I’ve heard so many good things about it!

  35. I’m about a year in. I consider myself a pro novice. It started with a love for On Guard. Hard to pin down a favorite, but I’ll share an accidental use I stumbled on. I had been diffusing lime. For bedtime reading, I added a couple drops of Frankincense. Instant aphrodisiac out of the blue! Thought maybe it was random, tried it again, same result. Thank me later :))

  36. Dee Hughes says:

    I’m a newbie, I just finished my first book on essential oils and I’m exploring the possibilities.

  37. I’m completely new to essential oils, but I’m slowly learning what all the different oils can do!

  38. I’m a newbie…just mainly use a blend for my daughters teething 🙂

  39. I am still a newbie, I have a lemon and an orange oil that I like to simmer on the stove to make my house smell nice.

  40. I am pretty new, but madly in love with a stomach one, I think it is called Digezion (or some weird spelling LOL)….my youngest has really bad stomach problems and a friend game me some of this -and -it smells awful but it works!

  41. Kirsten G. says:

    I’m a newbie to essential oils. The more I read about them, the more I want to learn about them and try them!

  42. I’m an intermediate newbie – been using them for a year and have learned a lot, but still have so much more to learn!

  43. I’m a newbie ready to learn about oils.

  44. a complete newbie

  45. I’m pretty new. Thought I do enjoy lavender and peppermint, and have used them before.

  46. I am an essential oil newbie.

  47. Jessica Jaynes says:

    I am a newbie

  48. I am a newbie interested in using essential oils to help with my fibro and arthritis.

  49. I’m a newb. But I’ve been reading so much about them, I can’t wait to try them!

  50. I am a newbie to the essential oil world.

  51. i’m a newbie – my sister has started using them, so i hear about it, but never tried

  52. I am a newbie

  53. I am a newbie, too! I have used tea tree oil for acne, and I love using lavender at night to help me sleep. Recently I have started using lavender in my dryer wool balls to make my clothes smell amazing! Thank you!

  54. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I am a newbie but I am so excited to try doterra essential oils.

  55. I’m very much a newbie, but they sound wonderful!

  56. Thus far, my experience with oils has been limited to the oils found in candle wax, as well as some aromatherapy products, and I really like them! I’ve heard good things about doTERRA and would love to win this giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity. 🙂

  57. Erin Noie says:

    I’m a newbie, but have been reading a lot. I would love to try what I’ve read!! Thank you for the awesome chance.

  58. David Holder says:

    I am still a newbie. I started off using a combination of essential oils to keep lice and other bugs away from my chickens. That led to using more around the house for cleaning.

  59. I am a newbie. I have been reading up on a lot of essential oils and uses, it amazes me and would love to try!

  60. I’m an essential oil newbie, I don’t have a favourite essential oil as I am still new to it but have heard so many great and wonderful things about it and so many of the uses for them that I am really looking into exploring essential oils within our family and home.

  61. Total newbie, but I’ve been crushin’ a lot on the idea of it. Would love to try it out!

  62. newbie! first time here via twitter

  63. Totally a newbie, I know a bit about them but have yet to invest and use!

  64. I’m a newbie like you! Never tried before!

  65. BlessedTA says:

    A newbie

  66. tried rosehip oil but would like to try others

  67. Florence C says:

    I am a newbie, i would love to try them.

  68. I would say I’m in the middle – I’ve dabbled in essential oils but never gone all out for the family. This would be a great way to get started!

  69. I’m kind of new. I’ve used tea tree oil for my pimples, lavender for the bath and rosemary for aromatherapy. Otherwise I’m a newbie!

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  70. I’m a newbie

  71. julie_bolduc says:

    I am a newbie to oils

  72. julie_bolduc says:

    I am a newbie to oils!!!!!

  73. I’m a essential oil newbie.

  74. Lisa Neutel says:

    im a essential oil new comer ..

  75. I’m not a newbie, but I’m certainly not a pro either… I LOVE so many of my oils, but always have tea tree and lavender in my purse!

  76. I’m kind of a newbie. The only thing I currently use essential oils for is homemade bum cream.

  77. carol clark says:

    im a newbie for sure i do love tea tree though

  78. Allyson Bossie says:

    I am just getting into this, and I am a newbie I guess, or a learning ametuer. I have this awesome blend that is for sleeping and one that is for calm (at almost 39, my calm isn’t easy sometimes) and both really work well, I rub my kids with the sleep blend with a carrier oil every night and they sleep like a baby 🙂

  79. Rosemarie Khuu says:

    My one year is teething hardcore and I would love to learn a natural remedy!

  80. Mairin reading says:

    I am a newbie to essential oils, and am very excited to learn more!!!

  81. I’m very be to essential oils, but I’m loving how they have helped my headaches. Totally want to learn more and try them for other things.

  82. I’m a complete newb but I just recently bought a stress relief oil blend.

  83. Nicole JubleeW says:

    I’m just learning about them now.

  84. I’m a newbie but as a mom of two I’d love to try more with our family!

  85. Chantal Contorines says:

    I’m a newbie but so would love to try this! Fingers crossed!!!

  86. I’m a newbie.

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