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dōTERRA ARōMATOUCH™ TECHNIQUE
The ARōMATOUCH™ TECHNIQUE is a specific form of holistic healing developed by Dr. David Hill to help assist the balance of the body (homeostasis), and wellbeing, in the person receiving the treatment. The treatment takes approximately 45 minutes, and addresses health issues caused by stress, toxicity within the body, inflammation and autonomic imbalance by applying specific essential oils within an aromatherapy massage treatment. And that isn’t just the end of it, there is a quite a lot more to it than just a light massage using essential oils!
As you read through the process of the technique you will begin to understand that this treatment has had a lot of research into it – 7 years in fact by a registered doctor – Dr David Hill. The key to this special treatment is bringing balance back to the body and mind. One really has to experience it to really know how good it feels afterwards.
What to expect in an AromaTouch session?
You will be lying face down on the treatment couch, having removed your clothing from the waist up only. A light touch will be used to apply oils one at a time, predominantly on your back but also moving to your head, ears and feet. Your hair might get a bit messed up, however it won’t feel oily as the oils are so pure they don’t leave any sort of residue (that only happens with cheap oils containing fillers or synthetic materials), and the oils easily absorb directly into the hair and skin.
Note: there may be some fractionated coconut oil applied if your skin is a bit dry as this will help with the assimilation of the oils into the skin more smoothly.
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Homeostasis is the key in ARōMATOUCH™ TECHNIQUE
Essentially the state of homeostasis is one of balance and stability. The issue for many people is that life can be up and down, not only through work and relationships and a variety of psychological and emotional factors. In addition to that there are physical factors, toxicity within food and drink from chemicals, pollution in the air we breathe, and so forth…. Generally for most people, especially when living in cities and towns, life lacks balance as comes from nature. The toxicity that humans have introduced cycling back to effectively poison us on a variety of levels.
The treatment was developed to induce homeostasis so that we can heal our bodies naturally and with relative ease. As you may be aware of, detoxifying helps us to heal as the body moves into a smoother energetic flow when it is clean and clear. As chemicals and toxicity are released the body and mind can refocus energy into healing tissues effectively and with greater ease.
Through using essential oils that promote the cleansing of the body of toxic elements, including stress, and other factors which inhibit healing, you become able to achieve a point of natural balance and stability = homeostasis! This will enable you to heal yourself more effectively.
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Treatment stages of an ARōMATOUCH™ TECHNIQUE
The treatment is carried out in specific stages by a certified practitioner (like me!). Each stage has its own particular set of essential oils especially targeted for each stage of the treatment. Each essential oil is applied throughout the treatment, with specific hand movements and strokes of the best results possible. With each pairing of oils, 8 in total with 4 pairing and distinct stages as a result, your body and mind are taken through cycles that aid you to cleanse, rebuild and heal.
Important Note: Whilst many aromatherapists may have issue with the number of essential oils, and subsequently their volume too; 8 pairings at 3 to 4 drops each, thus around 24 to 32 drops of essential oil applied during the treatment. This technique has been in use by a great many practitioners for many years, as such with thousands of sessions being carried out, and has been demonstrated time and time again to yield very good results.
What are the oils used?
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When you look at the oils that are used in the technique, it is no surprise why it is so beneficial:
Stage One – Stress Management
The first blend is mix of oils such as Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense and Blue Tansy. These oils have a calming action of your central nervous system, promoting a sense of balance, relaxation and reduction of anxiety. Frankincense has been shown to have anti-inflammatory chemical compounds and also stimulates the limbic system- the emotional centre of your brain. This creates an overall sense of wellbeing.
The second oil, Lavender is chemically complex and offers a broad spectrum of activity in the body. Studies have shown that Lavender oil is effective as a calming agent, a mood modulator and relieves anxiety. It is also excellent for the use in management of wound healing and tissue damage.
Stage Two – Immune Support
Then Melaleuca (“tea tree”) is applied. This oil is often used for infections and is revered for its cleansing properties. Modern science has begun to investigate the effectiveness of melaleuca against different types of pathogens and microbes including MRSA (the hospital super bug). Its germicidal characteristics make it an excellent choice for wound care and tissue health. For the Aromatouch™ technique, it is used to support the immune system and aids the body’s return to homeostasis with its system cleansing properties.
A blend of cleansing essential oils including Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary is also used to boost the immune system, making this treatment particularly helpful in those who are currently ill or recovering from sickness. Clove is known in the medical system (both ancient and modern) for its cleansing properties thanks to its high content of a compound called eugenol. Clove alleviates colds, digestion disorders, nausea, neuralgia and toothaches.
Stage Three – Inflammatory Response
Following this, the next blend is designed to soothe tissue irritation and elevate circulation in order to manage any discomfort that is present in the body. This oil includes cypress, marjoram, basil, lavender, grapefruit and peppermint. These oils have been shown to help calm the soft tissues. Cypress consists of several compounds, the most prevalent being alpha pinene. This helps to relieve fatigue and maintain healthy circulation throughout the body systems. Grapefruit essential oil is a favourite for clinical stimulation of a sluggish lymphatic system (which makes it effective on cellulite too ladies!!).
The sixth oil the technique uses is a blend developed for pain relief. It includes constituents used in many liniment type products such as wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. These oil provide cooling relief to aching joints and supports a healthy inflammatory response in the body, reducing the effects of chronic inflammation. Wintergreen is famous for its ability to support healthy inflammatory responses as well as it’s cleansing properties. It has a presence of methyl salicylate- an ingredient in aspirin. It is said that 5ml of Wintergreen oil contains the same amount of methyl salicylate as 20 aspirin pills! See link here for further information. So it really is like a treatment within a treatment!
Stage Four – Homostasis
The final part of the treatment is completed with an application of wild orange and peppermint to the soles of the feet and spine. Citrus oils are known for their ability to boost and support the immune system through citrus compounds such as limonene. Limonene is known to naturally support the levels of the antioxidant glutathione. Cells in our body are dependent on this important antioxidant for cellular protection.
Peppermint offers a great range of both internal and external benefits. The active ingredient in peppermint oil is menthol, which is an organic compound that assists as a discomfort modulator and soothing agent. It has a cooling effect on the body by stimulating those nerves responsible for the sensation of coldness and suppressing the nerve transmission of uncomfortable impulses within the body. Peppermint is used in several of the blends and is an excellent oil at addressing systemic stressors.
Read below for some interesting details about some of doTERRA’s essential oils….
Frankincense Oil (If in doubt, use Frank!)
Known as the king of essential oils, Frankincense has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and to promote cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally,* among other benefits. With all of its many uses, there is no question as to why Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices. For some religions, Frankincense is correlated with one of the most prized possessions of ancient biblical times, as it was considered valuable enough to be given as a gift to Christ after his birth. Frankincense was also used during religious ceremonies for salves for soothing skin and perfume. The perfume or aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness, which explains its unique value in ancient times. Just as in its treasured past, Frankincense oil is highly valued in the doTERRA community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils.
Frankincense Oil Uses and Benefits
- Add Frankincense’s incredible aroma to any room in your house by making this DIY room spray! Start by getting an empty glass spray bottle and putting in 15 drops of Frankincense, 15 drops of Grapefruit, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir. Top off the rest of the bottle with water. You now have the most amazing room spray! Just spritz this spray on carpet, furniture, or in the air of any room you desire. When using this homemade spray, you will be able to bask in the rich fragrance of doTERRA Frankincense essential oil, and experience its relaxing and peaceful benefits.
- Razor bumps can be irritating and can turn your morning shave into a daylong frustration. Even though shaving may be essential, razor bumps are not. Frankincense is one of the best oils to help skin feel and look rejuvenated. By using this serum infused with Frankincense oil, the chemical properties of the oil will aid in reducing appearances of skin imperfections and the serum will benefit the irritated skin by soothing the sensitive razor bumps for an all-day appearance and feel your skin will love.
- What better way to start your day than with the relaxing fragrance of Frankincense essential oil? Whether you are a yoga enthusiast or a morning meditator, diffusing Frankincense oil during these experiences will aid you in focusing your intention for the day. The fragrances of Frankincense essential oil will also help bring added satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and even feelings of overall wellness to your morning routine. With its strong aromatic properties, Frankincense oil is essential in giving a positive and focused lift to the rest of your day.
- One of Frankincense’s most powerful benefits is its ability to promote health, specifically cellular function.* Try taking Frankincense oil internally by adding one to two drops in a Veggie capsule or straight under the tongue. This natural supplement will help support healthy cellular function. Try this DIY supplement and experience the cellular benefits you may be in need of.*
- Are your hands experiencing dryness from the winter air? Do you want to improve the look of your scaly hands? Frankincense can help! Whenever your hands are feeling or looking unmoisturized or marred by harsh weather, add a couple drops of Frankincense oil to the moisturizer of your choice to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. The scent of Frankincense essential oil combined with your moisturizer will add a warm, spicy, and clean scent to your skin. You’ll want to take this lotion with you wherever you go! When using Frankincense essential oil to revive the look and feel of your hands, don’t forget your fingernails. Whenever traveling somewhere dry, apply Frankincense oil to maintain healthy looking fingernails. Simply place a drop of oil on your nail and rub it around the cuticles and edges of your fingernails. This will leave your nails looking healthy and strong even in the driest locations.
- Feeling stressed? It just so happens that Frankincense essential oil has a solution for that. The chemical components of Frankincense result in an extremely powerful aroma that can help to dispel negative feelings—like stress. If you are feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet. The soothing sensation and aroma will promote feelings of relaxation and a balanced mood.
- Try this amazing “Star in the East” diffuser blend and fill your home with a warm and peaceful aroma. To create this blend, add 1 drop of Frankincense oil, 1 drop of Sandalwood oil, and 2 drops of Grapefruit oil to your diffuser for the perfect diffuser blend. The “Star in the East” blend works great for encouraging relaxation and uplifting mood.
- Enjoy a facial rejuvenation day with DIY clay facial mask. With a simple combination of bentonite clay, cider vinegar, and essential oils, your face will feel nourished and fresh. Because Frankincense oil contains properties that help revitalize and beautify the skin, this homemade clay mask with Frankincense essential oil will prove ideal for facial care. For best results, apply this mask to your skin once a week and enjoy that continual fresh facial glow.
Interesting Fact – One Boswellia sacra tree can produce a couple of pounds of resin each year. If Boswellia sacra trees are properly cared for, the tree can produce resin for hundreds of years.
Plant Description – Frankincense oil is derived from the Boswellia sacra tree and trees of a similar species. The Boswellia sacra is characterized by its thin and peeling bark, tangled branches, and clustered leaves at the end of the branches. The trunks of these trees often have more than one stem; however, some have only one trunk. These trees can grow up to 8 meters and are commonly found growing on rocky slopes and southern coastal mountains. The Boswellia sacra is native to Ethiopia, northern Somalia, south-western Oman, and southern Yemen.
Frankincense oil is produced from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. The resin of a tree is a sap-like substance with a high viscosity. For centuries, the resin of the tree has been obtained by slashing or making an incision into the tree, which then emits large amounts of resin. After the resin secretes from the tree, it is then scraped off or collected as it drips onto the ground. When doTERRA obtains the resin from trees, the trees are carefully scored or “bled.” From there, the resin is delicately distilled and essential oils are extracted.3
Chemistry of Frankincense Oil – Main Chemical Components: α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene
Frankincense oil contains a complex mixture of monoterpenes such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, and beta-Pinene. This intricate mixture of components works together to make an oil with many uses and benefits. The unique chemical constituents contribute to Frankincense essential oil’s renewing effects when applied topically and ability to support diverse cells in the body when taken internally.* The monoterpenes also contribute to the aromatic benefits of Frankincense oil, including its ability to promote relaxation and a sense of focus.
Lavender (The Relaxer)
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep, and more.
The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favourite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
- Whether you are trying to soothe skin irritation or merely nourish delicate skin, there are many uses of Lavender essential oil for skin. The soothing properties of Lavender have made it a popular option for skincare products, at-home skincare DIYs, and simple topical application. Do you struggle with obnoxious razor bumps after shaving? Well, shaving might be essential, but irritating razor bumps are not.
- Do you have a pot of potpourri that has seen its day? Don’t throw it out! You can utilize the amazing aroma of Lavender essential oil by adding a few drops to a potpourri mixture that could use a little revitalization.
- Are your hands constantly plagued with dry skin and unhealthy looking cuticles? Making a homemade cuticle cream with Lavender essential oil is a great way to bring the moisture and healthy look back into your nails. You can also use this cream on your hands, lips, or anywhere you have dry spots.
- One aromatic benefit that Lavender oil is widely known for is its ability to promote a relaxing atmosphere that leads to a restful night’s sleep. The calming properties of the oil help create a serene environment that is optimal for resting well and staying asleep. Wondering how you can use Lavender essential oil aromatically to aid in relaxation for a better night’s sleep? Add a few drops of Lavender to your pillows or bedding so that you inhale the aroma as you are drifting off to sleep. You can also apply Lavender oil to the bottoms of your feet as a part of a relaxing bedtime ritual.
- Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Thankfully, Lavender oil holds many soothing properties that are perfect for calming occasional skin irritations. If you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun and find your skin irritated, reach for a bottle of Lavender essential oil. The next time you are dealing with discomfort from too much sun, try an after sun spray with Lavender essential oil. Add a few drops to a spray bottle (200mls I would add about 10-20 drops) of filtered water and spray on sun-kissed skin.
- In addition to its calming aromatic properties, Lavender essential oil can also help ease feelings of tension when used internally.* While internal use of Lavender is often used to promote restful sleep, it can also promote relaxation and feelings of ease during your waking hours. Whether you diffuse Lavender oil, or take it internally, this oil can be used at the end of a long, taxing day. Its light, floral scent will make you feel at ease and peaceful emotionally. It can also help you relax and drift into a peaceful sleep when taken internally.*
- Whether you have kids, pets, or just a lot going on in your home, unwanted odors can sneak into nearly any room. Thankfully, the fresh, powdery, floral aroma of Lavender essential oil can get rid of musky, pungent smells that might be haunting your home. Combine Lavender oil with water in a spray bottle to create an instant solution for the unwanted smells that might be plaguing your home or belongings. Spray a light mist from your Lavender spray bottle into your car, linen closet, on your mattress, or any other areas that could use some freshening up.
- Yes, Lavender is revered for its calming, soothing, and relaxing properties, but it is also widely used in cooking for its taste and fragrance. You can use Lavender oil when cooking to soften citrus flavours in lemon sauces for chicken or fish, marmalades, citrus salads, and more. Lavender oil will also add a flavourful twist to marinades, baked goods, smoothies and desserts.
- The ancient Romans and Egyptians often used Lavender oil aromatically for relaxation purposes, and you can too. All your worries will slip away as you sink into a relaxing Lavender oil bath. Add a few drops of Lavender to your bath water or bath soap to reap the benefits of this tranquil, light aroma. You can also apply Lavender to your temples and back of the neck to enjoy its relaxing aroma and help melt away feelings of stress or tension. Whether applied topically, or added to a luxurious bath, Lavender oil is the perfect solution for when you want to unwind at the end of a long day.
In one of doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® locations, the Ylang Ylang flower is harvested by some of the hard working natives of Madagascar to produce doTERRA’s potent Ylang Ylang essential oil. The Ylang Ylang flower has been used for centuries in perfumes, religious ceremonies, aromatherapy, and wedding events, and the essential oil produced from this blossom is just as versatile. The many uses and benefits of Ylang Ylang oil can be obtained when used aromatically, topically, and internally. When ingested, Ylang Ylang essential oil has the powerful ability to provide antioxidant support, which makes it a cherished oil for bodily health.* Ylang Ylang is frequently used for its external benefits and can promote the appearance of healthy skin and hair.
The popular fragrance of Ylang Ylang oil is often used in perfumes and aromatherapy treatments due to its rich scent and its calming and lifting effect on the mood.
Ylang Ylang Oil Uses and Benefits
- Help transform your dreary mood to a cheery mood by using Ylang Ylang essential oil. Whenever you are feeling down or stressed, apply a few drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to the back of your neck for a calming and uplifting effect. Due to one of Ylang Ylang oil’s main chemical constituents, germacrene, the oil contains natural abilities to soothe. Ylang Ylang is also known for its uplifting effects and is a great oil to apply when in need of an elevating boost.
- Don’t let the damaging heat of the summer prevent your hair from looking healthy and strong. Instead, use Ylang Ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang oil is loaded with organic components that promote the appearance of healthy hair. To protect your hair from looking beat by the summer heat, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.
- Fill your home with the rich and sweet scents of the tropical Ylang Ylang flower. This yellow, star-shaped flower is a gem of the aroma industry and its essential oil can be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. To obtain these delightful aromatic benefits, add a few drops of Ylang Ylang to your diffuser. This rich aroma will not just smell good, it will also lift your mood and promote a calming effect.
- Soak your stresses away with an incredible bath that will invigorate your senses and promote relaxation. For an ultimate bath experience, put Ylang Ylang essential oil into an Epsom salt bath. Due to the calming and soothing properties of Ylang Ylang oil, this bath will be just what you need to help you unwind after a long day.
- Are you struggling to see the bright side of things? Use Ylang Ylang essential oil aromatically or topically for a more optimistic perspective. Ylang Ylang is a powerful uplifting component and helps promote a positive outlook.
- Create the perfect massage blend for de-stressing with Ylang Ylang essential oil. Massages are a great way to help relax tense muscles and feelings and incorporating Ylang Ylang into your massage will provide the ultimate relaxing experience. Ylang Ylang is known and valued for its ability to soothe and calm the mood while also providing an uplifting effect. To create a powerful and effective massage blend that helps reduce the effects of daily stresses, add several drops of Ylang Ylang to fractionated coconut oil and massage into your back and shoulders.
- Avoid the harmful chemicals found in deep hair conditioners and deep hair conditioning treatments, and go natural! Create your very own natural deep hair conditioner by adding Ylang Ylang essential oil to doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying it to your hair. Ylang Ylang oil contains great hair benefits that will leave your hair looking healthy and beautiful!
- Give your skin a little TLC with a Ylang Ylang essential oil aromatherapy steam facial. Steam facials are great for your skin. The heat from the steam helps open pores and, in the process, release bacteria and dirt from your skin. Including Ylang Ylang in your steam facial will help promote healthy looking skin and will also add a sweet scent to your DIY facial care.
- Ylang Ylang’s rich scent is well loved and has been used extensively for making perfumes. For a wonderful-smelling, natural perfume, put a drop or two of Ylang Ylang on your wrists. This perfume will also give off a soothing and calming aroma.
- Support your body with Ylang Ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang oil is known to provide antioxidant support.* To increase antioxidant support in your body, take Ylang Ylang oil internally.*
Plant Description – The Ylang Ylang, or Cananga odorata, is a plant characterized by its drooping branches and bright green leaves. Along the green stems of this plant grow stalks from which multiple yellow-green flowers bloom. These flowers dangle from the stalks and are highly fragrant. The pungent flowers also produce green fruits that grow in clusters and turn black when ripe.2 doTERRA Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the flower of the Ylang Ylang plant.
Chemistry of Ylang Ylang Oil – Main Chemical Components: Germacrene, caryophyllene
Two of the main chemical constituents of Ylang Ylang essential oil are caryophyllene and germacrene. These two chemical components are part of the sesquiterpenes group. Ylang Ylang’s unique chemistry and scent promote soothing feelings when used aromatically. A recent study conducted by multiple Korean universities found that caryophyllene helps support healthy cell growth when ingested orally.
Oils that Blend Well with Ylang Ylang Oil
Ylang Ylang oil blends with a diverse range of oils to benefit both mind and body. For an ideal essential oil blend, combine Ylang Ylang oil with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Sandalwood, or Vetiver essential oils for diffusion.
Watch this Co-Impact Sourcing video to learn about the sourcing of Ylang Ylang essential oil.
Pettigrain Oil (The man’s “Lavender” for helping to sleep…)
Petitgrain comes from the leaf and twig of the bitter orange tree. doTERRA is very specific about what we source, when we source it, how we source it, and which part of the plant we source. There are other types of Petitgrain: sweet orange, mandarin, lemon, and even grapefruit Petitgrain.
So why did we choose bitter orange? It comes down to the therapeutic benefit we see. There are distinguishable differences between them. For example, mandarin is a great flavoring agent but has hardly any therapeutic benefit. Petitgrain is very similar to Lavender— you might even call it the “manly Lavender” because Petitgrain’s smell is deeper and herbaceous. Comparing the chemistry of Lavender and Petitgrain, we see that Petitgrain has nearly four times less chemistry than Lavender. Petitgrain gives us the opportunity to have a more intense outcome because of the non-competitive nature of additional chemistry. —Dr. David Hill
Finding farmers that grew healthy crops of the bitter orange tree proved difficult at first. Once doTERRA secured enough farmers for the needed amount, we began educating. At doTERRA, we are uncompromising when it comes to purity and potency. Due to this strict standard, we have ongoing trainings for these farmers to ensure purity and potency for generations to come.
When doTERRA went to Paraguay to identify farmers with whom we wanted to partner and source Petitgrain oil, run-down distillation facilities and collapsed wells were found. Since doTERRA has started working in Paraguay with these farming families, new interest has sparked in Petitgrain production and doTERRA has been able to be the catalyst for revitalizing several Petitgrain production areas that are particularly in need of economic opportunity. “Through supplying technical assistance and training on methods for improving distillation practices and oil quality, as well as providing guaranteed long-term contracts to these partner farming families, doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing is truly able to provide sustainable opportunities in these impoverished areas,” stated Tim Valentiner, doTERRA Director of Strategic Sourcing. “This is always at the core of what we hope to accomplish through Co-Impact Sourcing.”
Jared Moon, doTERRA Strategic Sourcing Manager, has been managing sourcing efforts in Paraguay since 2016. “Having lived in Paraguay, it has been amazing to go back and work with rural farmers. This project has been near and dear to my heart because of the love I share with the people of Paraguay. I know a farmer with three kids in college. This farmer has a tiny house out in a rural area of Paraguay, but he is able to send his three kids to college due to the premium that we pay. By working with rural farmers and rural areas that are very impoverished, we’ll be able to provide jobs for the famers themselves as well as an incentive for their children to stay there and work the land these families have harvested for decades.”
Petitgrain essential oil is derived from the bitter orange tree, which has a long history of use in traditional health practices. Historically, Petitgrain essential oil has been used for cleaning purposes and it has been used internally to support healthy immune system and nervous system function. Emerging scientific evidence provides support for these traditional and other uses.
There are three essential oils derived from the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, Neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms, and Bitter Orange oil is produced by cold pressing the rinds of the fruits. Petitgrain is widely used in the perfume industry, giving body sprays, fragrances, lotions, and colognes a fresh, herbaceous note that is popular among both women and men.
Pettigrain Oil Uses
- Diffuse for a calming and relaxing aroma. Blends well with other citrus oils, Cassia, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Lemongrass.
- Take internally to help ease feelings of tension, help calm the nervous system, and promote restful sleep.*
- Before going to bed, add a few drops of Petitgrain along with Lavender or Bergamot to pillows and bedding for its aromatic benefits.
- Add one to two drops to water or juice and drink to help support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, nervous, and digestive systems.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in a cup of water/juice
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Commonly recognised for its ability to spice foods, Marjoram essential oil is a unique cooking additive with many additional internal and external benefits. The herbaceous flavouring of Marjoram oil can be used to spice up stews, dressings, soups, and meat dishes and can take the place of dried marjoram when cooking. Aside from its culinary benefits, Marjoram can be taken internally to help support a healthy cardiovascular and immune system.* Marjoram can also be used topically and aromatically for its calming properties. It also has a positive effect on the nervous system.
The aroma of Marjoram oil is warm, herbaceous, and woody and helps promote a calming atmosphere.
Marjoram Oil Uses and Benefits
- Marjoram oil is a unique and valuable oil because of the extensive benefits it provides for the body. One of the most significant benefits Marjoram essential oil offers is its ability to have a positive effect on the nervous system.* Marjoram oil is also used for its calming properties. To obtain these benefits, take Marjoram oil internally, apply it to the skin topically, or use it aromatically.
- Another powerful benefit of Marjoram essential oil is its ability to support a healthy immune system.* To help support your immune system with Marjoram oil, dilute one drop of Marjoram into a cup of water/juice and drink. You can also put Marjoram oil into a veggie capsule and ingest.
- While working on long, intense projects, apply Marjoram essential oil to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress. Marjarom oil contains calming properties that help relax emotions during stressful moments. Applying Marjoram essential oil topically can help provide the calming feelings you need to get through difficult or strenuous tasks.
- The cardiovascular system includes one of the most fundamental and crucial parts of the body—the heart. Because of its prominence in keeping the body running, it is important to support your body’s cardiovascular system. Marjoram oil may promote a healthy cardiovascular system, helping to give your body essential strength that it may need.* These benefits can be obtained by taking Marjoram essential oil internally.
- If “Rock-a-bye Baby” doesn’t seem to be lulling your child to sleep, don’t worry; just use some Marjoram oil. Prior to a nap, apply Marjoram essential oil to a fussy child’s feet. The calming properties of Marjoram oil will help soothe the child, helping him or her to rest easily and peacefully.
- Marjoram is a great spice to have in the kitchen and can help spice up a variety of dishes. Next time a recipe calls for dried Marjoram, replace it with Marjoram essential oil for a convenient and spicy flavouring that will take your meal to the next level. Usually, one drop of Marjoram essential oil is equivalent to two tablespoons of dried Marjoram.
- To bring relief to your muscles, apply Marjoram essential oil to the desired areas of your skin before and after exercising. Marjoram is also a perfect oil to add to a soothing massage blend for targeting tired and stressed muscles.
Interesting Fact – In Germany, the marjoram herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese.
Plant Description – The marjoram plant, Origanum majorana, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae family. This plant can grow to be one to two feet in height and can spread an equal distance. This plant is busy with fragrant, ovate leaves that are gray-green in color. Tiny, tubular flowers that are white or pale pink bloom in clusters on this plant. doTERRA Marjoram essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant.
Chemistry of Marjoram Oil – Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, sabinene hydrate, γ-terpinene
The main chemical component of Marjoram essential oil is Terpinen-4-ol. Terpinen-4-ol has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the alcohols functional group. Terpinene-4-ol contains toning properties that contribute to the overall toning properties of Marjoram essential oil.
Buying doTERRA oils & products wholesale – here is what you need to do
If you would like to buy the dōTERRA essential oils that are used in the AromaTouch Technique or any other doTERRA oils (see the list below for all of them) then you can either buy them from me at the retail price or you can buy them at wholesale prices by signing up. You can easily join up via my dōTERRA™ website page via this link.
You will see an image of me and some information regarding the essential oils. It’s quite straightforward and easy to do.
Click on Join & Save and you have a choice to apply for a Wellness Advocate (which will give you more of a discount and advantages with points with every time you order), or you can just become a wholesale member and save on products when you feel like buying – no pressure to buy each month, only when YOU feel like it, and some months you don’t order, then that’s fine as well! Ask me about it if you would like to know more.
If you do join up, I will personally give you a complimentary ARōMATOUCH™ TECHNIQUE and some other goodies too, so why not – buy the oils at wholesale prices and enjoy the experience of wellness and health at the same time! I don’t think you or your family will regret it essential oils that you can fully trust and believe in.
Lists of Essential Oils
doTERRA is always adding new oils (and products!!) to their product line. Here is the list of their essential oils so far..
Arbovitae, Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cilantro,
Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove, Copaiba, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense
Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass
Lime, Litsea, Manuka, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Mellisa, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint
Pettigrain, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary Sandalwood, Sandalwood (Hawaiian), Siberian Fir, Thyme, Vetiver
White Fir, Wild Orange, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang
These are the blends doTERRA has so far. My favourites have to be Immortelle (AU name is Sallubelle), Lavender Peace (Serenity) for sleeping, Deep Blue (Ice Blue) for any aches and pains and one that helps me so much with PMS and hormones is Clary Calm.
List of the blends:
AromaTouch, Balance, Breathe (Easy Air), Citrus Bliss, Clary Calm,
Deep Blue (Ice Blue), DigestZen, Elevation, HD Clear, Immortelle (Sallubelle),
InTune, OnGuard, PastTense, Purify, Serenity (Lavender Peace),
Slim & Sassy (Smart & Sassy), TerraShield, Whisper, Zendocrine
The Emotional range is also a favourite and depending on how I feel like during the day, I will opt for a few different ones.. These are also available in rollerballs (touch):
What you feel emotionally becomes how you feel physically. So how do youbest control your emotions? Everyone has to find out what works best for them. Whether it’s working out to get rid of pent-up anger and frustration, or listening to soothing classical violin concertos, there’s no wrong way to let go of negative emotions. doTERRA has developed an additional method for dealing with emotions, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ line, now conveniently in our pre-diluted doTERRA Touch® line.
I suggest using these oils in conjunction with the methods you already use to deal with emotions. Love going for long walks? Use doTERRA Forgive® Touch over your heart after your workout to finally rid yourself of unkind feelings to yourself or others. Needing to come out of a sad mindset? As you are listening to Beethoven’s Fifth, apply doTERRA Cheer® Touch to your temples.
Feeling anxious and unsettled, use Peace on the wrist and your chest to help calm oneself. The great thing about emotions is that you are in complete control of them. It takes practice to learn to control them, but you can and will develop methods to take charge. Use the Determine Your Mood feature of the doTERRA Daily Drop App for more ideas of how and where to apply the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends. Click here to go to the link. Kids get emotions too, as you are well aware. They can especially benefit from the safety and ease-of-use of the pre-diluted doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy Touch blends.