So what are you going to do about it...? Getting sick is a normal part of life.

In fact, according to the 1980 National Health Interview Survey, children from age 1 to 3 years experience six to nine illnesses per year. From age 4 to 10 years, children develop, on average, four to six illnesses per year.

That is a lot of little children getting a lot of sick.

  You can tell your child to take it like a man, but I'm not sure that will go over to well when they grow up and you're the one they are caring for. Taking your child to the doctor is of course the best decision when necessary, but what about all the little nagging allergies, colds, stomach aches, cuts, scrapes and other common issues we face consistently? For things like this there are plenty of products you can run down to the corner store and grab, and lets face it, some of them work quite well. What if, however, you decide you want to go au naturel. You're feeling dangerous, your so close to the edge of your seat you’re about to fall off. Well, in that case I would say scooch back just a little. And then I would say, I have just the thing you might be looking for, essential oils! Essential oils by nature, no pun intended, are both highly antibacterial and cleansing. More and more people are finding them to be quite capable of assisting their families health, as I certainly have with my own.

  Below I have listed 3 ways to effectively use dōTERRA essential oils. As a word of caution, not all essential oils are intended for internal use and most essential oils should be diluted with some form of carrier oil before applying topically. To read the complete blog post follow the attached link in the section that follows.


Usage:

Aromatic

The sense of smell is a tool that can  elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct  link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic  system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions  including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory. For this reason,  essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application.

Topical

Topical application is a very effective  method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low  molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin.  Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a  variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds.

Read More: 3 Ways To Effectively Use Essential Oils


Getting Started

A great way to get started using essential oils in your family is to purchase dōTERRA's Family Essentials Kit.

The dōTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the "feel better" essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families.

The kit contains 5 mL bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard®. Each oil has their own specific use cases and lucky for us the kit also comes along with a quick guide for each essential oil and blend and how you can use them.

Why we only use dōTERRA Essential oils in our family

Aromatic Plant Research Center® APRC is a company that researches essential oils in the market and from their website states, "Our mission is to provide clients with a reliable source for verifying essential oil purity." A statistic taken straight from their homepage says, "Experts estimate that 80% of commercially available “pure” essential oils are adulterated in some way."

  Nobody likes to be sick, just as essential oils act as the plants natural defense from the environment around them, they can work to support your health as well.

If you have a friend or family member that you feel might benefit from essential oils, please consider sharing with them.

Our blog and family run on oils. No, not the crude oils found at the gas pump, essential oils sold by dōTERRA. If you would like to purchase dōTERRA essential oils please consider using our affiliate link HERE.

If you want to save 25% on all dōTERRA products, become a member by paying the low fee of $35 or purchasing an enrollment kit and the 25% discount will be applied the entire year!

If you find that you really really like dōTERRA essential oils, like we do, and would like to share the gift of essential oils with others, please email us at: oilsgift@gmail.com