Essential Oils Guide

Your Essential Oils Guide

Confession: When I first started scouring the internet for natural solutions for my family, essential oils were not on my radar.  Fast forward three years and we use them everyday.  All six of us.  Why?  Allow me to share with you what essential oils are, why we choose to purchase them from doTERRA, and how you can use them to benefit your family too!

What are essential oils?

They are naturally occurring compounds found in parts of plants that protect and benefit the plant.  When these compounds are distilled they become highly concentrated.  Throughout history, essential oils have been used in food, wellness practices, and beauty routines.

Why we choose doTERRA essential oils?

Did you just begin to search which oils are “the best”?  Are you wondering how to tell the difference?  I have a list of incredible reasons I could share with you in this essential oils guide. These include what doTERRA says about their testing, standards, humanitarian efforts, etc and why they are the best.  These are all great reasons to use doTERRA…but, none of them were OUR reason.

We chose and continue to choose doTERRA because they worked the best for us.  We tried other reputable brands for multiple oils, but doTERRA’s essential oils came out on top.

Maybe you’re thinking, “That’s great for you, but what about me? I don’t want to test a bunch of brands.” Fair enough.  Here are the reasons you should use doTERRA essential oils.

  • CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils – The oils are sourced from around the globe and harvested in areas where the plants are naturally successful.  The relationship doTERRA develops in other areas of the world with their growers provides for food, shelter, and empowered communities.  The oils are tested multiple times in multiple ways.  There are never any artificial ingredients and additives.
  • Each bottle comes with a sku number.  You can enter that number on this site,, and discover the exact chemical makeup of your oil based on testing.  (This is my favorite thing about doTERRA!)

How can you use essential oils?

*(So here’s the big FDA-approved disclaimer: I am not a doctor.  This site and the information contained therein is not meant to cure illness or disease.  If you have concerns, consult your physician.)

Now that we have that out of the way, I can share with you all the fabulous ways we use essential oils!

Aromatic –  We diffuse lavender at night to help us sleep.  I also diffuse a joyful blend called Elevation that combines many great oils which make me feel positive, calm and happy!  During the day, you can diffuse wild orange and peppermint to encourage alertness and productivity! (Great for schoolwork time!)

Internal –  Some doTERRA essential oils can be used in foods to increase flavor.  Other oils, like peppermint, are beneficial when added (1 drop) to a glass of water (do not use a plastic cup).  I personally add one drop of Wild Orange essential oil to a glass of water and mix in 2 tsps of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar!

Topical – Lavender, peppermint, frankincense, and many more oils can be used topically to sooth and relax the body.  Our personal favorites for sore muscles are lavender and peppermint together!


Where to find doTERRA essential oils for your family?

You can find all of our essential oils and natural solutions here, or e-mail me at  I love to help others find natural solutions for their needs!  Also, check out our Facebook page at PracticallyCleanLiving for more!  I hope you gained understanding from our essential oils guide.