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Are doTERRA oils organic and non GMO?

It sure is popular to have that Organic-Non GMO label, right?  I buy mostly organic for my family, and it is a top priority for me. I love growing some of our fruits and vegetables, because I get to start with organic seeds.  :)

You see, doTERRA feels it is more important to source their oils from all over the world, in each plants natural habitat, they also accepted the fact that it was nearly impossible to reach Organic Certification from one country to the next. 26 to be exact! Would it make sense to have their Peppermint oil, grown in Washington State “Certified Organic” but not their Lemongrass oil, grown in Haiti? Every country has a different standard and process for getting certified, and many are Third World countries where, forget Organic Certification, they are in survival mode! They are looking for food, freshwater, work and schooling. DoTERRA sources their oils on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the community and their needs, they set these growers up for success, as well as everything they need to produce the best quality of oil you can find. They are paying these people throughout the stages of growth, rather than just at the time of harvest. This way, the natural process and timing of the plants is achieved and never rushed. The communities are thriving because of it.

So, if you are simply looking for a label that says “Certified Organic-Non GMO”, then doTERRA may not be for you.

With that said, watch this short video on how doTERRA sources their Lemongrass!


In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on Balance


If you haven’t experienced this smell, ohhh you need to!!   It smells soo great!!! I love to have this in the diffuser when the kids get home.   It’s also my tantrum buster….I have a very opinionated 4 year old.  I don’t even have to put this on topically.  A whiff chills her out.   It’s also great for Mom (and Dad too!)…ever get so stressed out by life or kids, finances…etc?    This blend will certainly help you become more, well, grounded!

How does this amazing blend work?   Check out this quick video!

Application Techniques

Balancing blends contain oils that are geared toward the central nervous system and other body systems. If there are times when you feel confused, doubtful, unsettled, or in need of a sense of well-being, a balancing blend may be an excellent option.

For children who deal with ADD, ADHD, autism or bi-polar conditions, use a balancing blend to calm and balance moods.

For those who suffer mood swings, anxiety, temper problems or doldrums, a balancing blend may help calm and balance their emotions.

Diffusion is the most effect method of enjoying a balancing blend.

Use an inhaler or cup and tissue for school, office or on the go.

Direct application with massage to the feet, neck and back can be effective.

During times of anxiety for children, consider a massage application to their feet, neck, shoulders or back.

Blend Ingredients

Blue Tansy
Ho Wood

This Blend Addresses

Attention Deficit


In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on OnGuard


I’ve used oils for quite some time.   But this oil right here is what got me hooked on doTERRA.   As soon as I got it, I mixed up a roller bottle and started applying it to myself and my kids at night, on their feet.   Then December rolls around and everyone and their kids have the flu.  There was a point when my HALF of my son’s class was out sick.  Kids were dropping like flies.   All except my kids.   The regular flu missed them (we do not get the flu shot), the stomach flu missed us all.  Only my poor husband got the stomach flu. Can you imagine, a house with 5 people, 3 kids….usually those nasty viruses run thru the whole family.  Not this time.   I diffused OnGuard, I applied it topically, and we ate lots of OnGuard apples.  Of course I also boosted their Vitamin D and gave them lots of Vitamin C in the form of fresh oranges.

I also add a drop of this to my cleaning solution!

Not to mention the other AMAZING products in our OnGuard Line….toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent and more!


This oil is AMAZING!!!   So many uses!  Check them out!

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Application Techniques

Editor’s note:  (…)® makes a number of products to make it easier to use the Protective Blend®  blend.  These include throat drops, tooth paste, foaming hand wash with a push top dispenser and a cleaner concentrate.  Click here for more information about these products.

Apply to surfaces to kill germs and pathogens. Diffuse in rooms to provide immune support and to rid the area of bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi.

Apply topically with massage to feet, back, neck and shoulders to offer immune support.

Apply with lymphatic massage at the onset of or during illness. The oils included in this type of blend are GRAS.

Take 2-3 drops per day orally for 3 days prior to surgery and apply with massage to strengthen immune system and guard against infection.

Take orally with honey, agave, or juice at the onset of nagging symptoms of cold, flu, and viruses.

At the onset of sore throat or to fight laryngitis, place 2-3 drops in ¼ cup of water, gargle, swish and pull for 5 minutes, then spit. Take 2 drops internally.

Add 2-3 drops of protection blend and 1 drop of Lemon in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and take internally every hour up to 8 hours while relief comes from gallbladder attacks. One can apply similarly using digestive blends.

Add several drops to distilled water in a spray bottle and use the mixture to disinfect surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom.

Protective Blend® by Robert James

52 Top uses for Protective Blend antimicrobial blend of essential oils.

1. Mix with a tblsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a sore throat.

2. Put 5 drops Oregano and 5 drops Protective Blend in a 00 capsule and take 3 times daily at the on set of cold or flu symptoms.

3. Put on the soles children’s feet at night during cold & flu season to support immune system.

4. Put several drops on a bowl of hot – hot water and Respiratory Blend in the vapors as it begins to volatilize when you have lung congestion.

5. Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

6. Add to your dishwasher for micro clean dishes.

7. Add to your laundry cycle for micro clean clothes.

8. Add to your mop water for cleaner floors.

9. Apply to bee and insect stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.

10. Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gum’s and to prevent and treat gum disease.

11. Apply to gum’s and teeth, or swish with 5 drops of Protective Blend & 1tbsp of water for pain relief from toothaches and after dental work.

12. Diffuse in homes or business to kill air borne pathogens, inhibit mold and build immune systems.

13. Put a few drops on air filters when changing them to kill pathogens in the duct work.

14. Add to Emergen-C or Orange juice to help congestion and fight flu and cold.

15. Put a drop in your mouth and push or squeeze it around to relive smoking urges. (enhance with an extra drop or two of Clove.)

16. For warts, apply topically, rotating between Oregano & Frankincense.

17. Apply a drop on a pets sore or wound to enhance healing.

18. Have the diffuser going in your home when the kids come home to ward off germs.

19. Make an anti-biotic blend using Protective Blend (12 drops) Oregano (6 drops) Frankincense (2 drops) in a 00 gel cap.

20. Add 15 drops to every cup of corn starch, mix and sprinkle on carpet. Rake, leave for 1 hour then Vacuum for micro clean carpet.

21. Mix a 2-3 drops of Protective Blend and 2 drops of Lemon EO with honey or agave in a teaspoon for a cold or cough relief medicine for kids.

22. Gargle with 1 tbps of water and 1 drop each of Lemon and Protective Blend hourly for laryngitis.

23. Put several drops on the HVAC vents of a hotel room or office to kill airborne pathogens and germs.

24. Mix with baking soda to clean bathtubs.

25. Apply neat to the toes and nails to combat fungus.

26. Combine 2 tbps of water with 5 drops of Protective Blend in a small glass and store your toothbrush overnight to sanitize.

27. Use a 50/50 mix of Protective Blend and purified water and spray onto oven interior. Leave for 15 minutes, then wipe away greasy spots.

28. Apply to hands to remove stubborn, sticky substances like tree sap.

29. Add to the water in your vacuum cleaner/steamer to disinfect the carpet.

30. Put a few drops in your vacuum bag to kill pathogens.

31. Put 15 drops in a 6oz spray bottle, shake and spray rooms, desks, or bed sheets to protect against pathogens.

32. Clean the upholstery and dashboard of your car.

33. Gargle with Protective Blend and 1 tbsp of water prior speaking engagements or singing performances.

34. Rub on stains as a pre-wash stain remover.

35. Add 3 drops to your tooth brush and brush every day for a healthy mouth and to prevent cavities, gum disease.

36. Apply to teeth that have been damaged or broken to help them heal.

Make an Protective Blend® spray with 15 drops for every 6 oz of water, use the spray for:

37. Wipe doorknobs and other things touched by the public.

38. Wipe dirty piano keys to clean and disinfect.

39. Use to clean childrens hands when traveling.

40. Use on the steering wheel and gearshift of your vehicle.

41. Use on public telephones to remove germs.

42. Use on public computer keyboards and mice.

43. Use as an underarm deodorant.

44. Spray on hands before and after shaking hands with a lot of people.

45. Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to reduce airborne bacteria.

46. Carry for protection in countries with cholera, malaria or dysentery.

47. Use as an air freshener for cooking odors or other unwanted smells.

48. Take to the gym and spray all the equipment you use.

49. Take to the supermarket and use to disinfect shopping cart handles.

50. Use in the classroom for desks, tables and other items handled by children.

51. Spray in your mouth and throat at first onset of cold or bronchitis.

52. Spray on shower stalls and bathroom walls to disinfect and remove mold.

Blend Ingredients

Clove bud
Eucalyptus globulus
Wild Orange

This Blend Addresses

Immune system
Topical disinfectant


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In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on Cassia


This November, doTERRA was offering BOGO specials on some of their oils.  Oh the anticipation of waking up to see what the super secret deal of the day was.    Cassia was one them.  Wasn’t sure what this oil was good for, but I knew I wanted it.  Turns out it is now one of my husband’s fav smelling oils.  So much so that he also has his own roller of cassia and frankincense that he uses daily!  Since Cassia is also a anti-viral/biotic this is a great alternative for oregano if you are feeling a little sickness coming on.   It smells like cinnamon.  Diffusing this around Christmas, with a nice toasty fire, real tree smell and sparkling lights was, well Christmas-y!  Make sure you dilute this one good!  It’s a “hot” oil.  You can use just about any oil as a carrier oil.   I like doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil best.   Four to five drops carrier to one drop oils should be good for most adults.

About Cassia

Cassia  comes from China where it has been important for centuries in Chinese herbal medicine.  the tree that Cassia comes from and the Cinnamon trees are closely related.  The spice labeled Cinnamon commonly sold in stores today is usually Cassia as it is not as expensive as its cousin true Cinnamon.  Cassia essential oils are usually made from the dried bark, twigs and/or the leaves of the tree.  The aroma or flavor is similar to Cinnamon but not as intense or strong.  (…) Cassia comes from the family Lauraceae, grown in China and is distilled from the twigs and leaves of the tree.

Typical Applications

Cassia is recommended for digestive problems including diarrhea and constipation.  The typical recommendation is to add drops of oil to warm water with a sweetener and sip.  It is also recommended for colds, fevers and flu using difussion.  Another use mentioned is its help as a circulatory stimulant to help with arthritic or rheumatic pain.

Precautions:   Care should be taken with neat topical application as this oil can be a skin irritant for sensitive skin or sensitive areas.  Avoid using with infants and small children and dilute appropriately for those that may be more sensitive.  Consult professional advice before use by those who are pregnant or nursing mothers.



Wellness Uses

Cold and Flu Season
Disinfect Living Areas

Health Concerns

Arthritic Pain
Colds and Flu
Stomach Ache



In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on Lime

limeThis oil smells soooo good!!!   And works well too!   I love to use it for chesty coughs and breaking up mucus.  Diffuse some lime and breathe when you are stuffy, and it works like magic to open up your airways!  Plus, it’s really good in food too!!   Salsa, margaritas, and my favorite…chicken tacos.   I marinate the chicken in some olive oil and a drop of lime.  Soo yummy!!!

About Lime

Lime essential oil comes from the fruit of the common citrus tree.  It can be either steam processed or cold pressed to produce the essential oil.  The former produces a clear oil and in the heating process an important constituent (furocoumarin) is destroyed.  (…) uses oils that are cold pressed producing a Lime colored essential oil wherein the furocoumarins are preserved.  (Furocoumarins are organic chemical compound produced by plants as a defense mechanism against various types of predators ranging from insects to mammals., Wikipedia)

As with other citrus oils Lime is known for its cleansing properties as well as having an uplifting effect on the spirit.

Typical Applications

Lime can be used as an alternative to Lemon for its cleansing properties as well as help with colds and flu.  Some people prefer the odor of Lime for diffusing both as a disinfectant and as a mood enhancer.  Alternating with other oils periodically can add needed variety.  Another use of Lime essential oil can be the cleansing of skin where it is reported to improve the complexion and tighten the skin.

Dr. David Hill gives the following chart to ‘position’ the various essential oils derived from citrus fruits.  It shows the balance of constituents in Lime and how it differs from the other citrus oils.  He concludes recommending Lime essential oil for two primary health concerns.  Combine Lime with the Respiratory Blend for any respiratory condition.  Use Lime topically to reduce muscle cramps and spasms.

Precautions:   Lime is photosensitive so if used topically on the skin the area should not be exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light for 12 hours to avoid severe burning.



Wellness Uses

Calm & Stress Relief
Cold & Flu Season
Disinfect Living Areas
Skin Care

Health Concerns

Cold and Flu
Muscle Cramps
Respiratory Concerns
Sore Troat


In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on Purify


Okay, so this oil doesn’t technically live in my  “medicine cabinet”  It lives in the basement, next to my laundry detergent.   Not because I don’t like it, on the contrary….I love it.  How many times have you thrown a load in the washer and then forgot about it?  I’ve done it more than I can count.   And then your laundry smells raunchy.   And you have to wash it again, and then again to get the smell out.   Or you need to freshen your towels or your husbands stinky socks.   Or clay mud caked clothing from a weekend of ATV riding.  A drop of Purify in your laundry soap will freshen ALL of that.   Believe me.  ;)  Our family camps and rides atvs.  You can imagine the musty blankets, smoky clothing and stale mud clothing that my washer handles.   It’s also good for bug bites.   Like I mentioned yesterday, spider bites.   And even mosquito bites.   I often put a drop in the bottom of my trash cans and the toilet water!    Here’s some more great ideas!

Application Techniques

Diffuse in living areas and office to kill pathogens.

Diffuse to strengthen the immune system.

Use topically for people who work in or have spent time in hospitals or around people that are ill.

Apply topically at the onset of blemishes and cold sores.

Prepare a spray and spritz bed sheets 1 hour prior to bedtime to disinfect, protect against and repel dust mites, bed bugs and other insects.

Spritz your pet to guard against fleas and mites. (Note: some animals, including cats, can be highly sensitive to some oils included in Purify.  Please see submission on Pets for more information.)

Spritz in shoes to deodorize and combat odors.

Place drops on a cotton ball and place in car vents to purify the air in the car.

Place drops on the intake vent of a home HVAC system and run the fan for 1 hour. Do the same in a hotel room HVAC room filter.

Blend Ingredients


This Blend Addresses

Bug bites
Cuts and wounds
Disinfects surfaces
Kills airborne
immune system



In Dr. Mom’s Medicine Cabinet – Spotlight on Basil


Basil is a relatively new oil for me.   I originally purchased it for using on ear infections.   My youngest was plagued by chronic ear infections for the first 2 years of her life.   The Dr. wanted to put tubes in her little ears.   Before I went that route, I wanted to find the CAUSE of the infections.   I found it…dairy!!  Cut the dairy and she has a handful of ear infections since.  It’s been almost 3 years now that she has been dairy free.   The only time she gets in ear infection if she gets some dairy in her little system.   I have not had to use this awesome smelling oil for any ear infections.   :)  I have found that it is WONDERFUL in helping to heal spider bites.  One morning I woke up with a horrible bite on my side.   Ohhhh…it itched and burned and HURT!!   Stupid spider!   Essential oils to the rescue on this!   For 4 days I alternated purify and basil on the bites.   Within a week it was completely healed.   And I’ll post about Purify tomorrow.   :)

My other use for this oil is in the kitchen!!!  DoTERRA’s oil are 100% certified pure therapeutic grade.   Meaning unadulterated.  Nothing but basil essential oil in this bottle.   With that being said, they are not FDA approved, but are considered GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA.   DoTERRA oils are also labeled according to FDA standards.   That means you will see “nutrition facts” on the label, and you might even see an expiration date (on our citrus oils).  Just like the food you eat, or anything you consume, you read the label right?  Well if your oils don’t have this type of label, I certainly wouldn’t use them in my food or put them on my skin either!!!   I digress…that is a post for a different day.   A little goes a long way.  One drop of basil will flavor your spaghetti sauce or flavor a marinade for your chicken!

About Basil

Basil or Sweet Basil is a perennial found in warm climates or can be cultivated as an annual since it does not thrive well with frost.  It is native to Asia but is now common in Europe and other areas.  In Asia it has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes being known in India as tulsi and is a common part of their herbal medicine.  There are a number of varieties but the one common for essential oils is the plant two to three feet high with oval hairy leaves and pink flowers.  (…) Basil is from the family Lamiacea (Labiatae), the oil comes from the leaf of the plant, is steam distilled, and is grown in the United States.

Typical Applications

From migraines to bug bites, Basil evokes a broad range of biologic and physiological responses. Basil can be restorative to the nerves while calming to the central nervous system. Basil is safe and ample for use in respiratory and conditions of asthma. When used topically it is commonly referred to as a cooling herb and is used for rheumatic pain, irritating skin conditions and can easily be applied to sore muscles and joints. Basil oil can be used topically, internally and diffused into the environment.

Dr. David Hill suggests these uses for (…) Basil:

  Arthritic pain

  Calms nervous system – helps when there is excess cortisol

  Cholesterol, lowers – helps get off Lipitor or other cholesterol drugs.  Works at the cellular level to stop the oxidation of cholesterol.

  Circulation, improves


  Earache – put on cotton ball and place in or behind ear

  Gastric spasms – apply topically to tummy

  Gastric ulcers – take orally in a capsule


  Headaches – apply topically to base of skull

  Menstrual cramps

  Muscle spasm

  Muscle tension



Wellness Uses

Calm & Stress Relief
Cold and Flu Season
Disinfect House Areas

Health Concerns

Colds and Flu
Insect Bites

Precautions:   Consult professional advice before use by those who are pregnant or nursing mothers.  Can be a skin irritant.  Use a skin test.



In Dr.Mom’s Medicine Cabinet…..spotlight on Cedarwood


Ahhh, Cedarwood, how I love thee!   This is my “sleep oil”  It’s primary use is for my 10-year-old son.   This oil applied diluted to his big toes helps him to have a restful nights sleep.   For those of us with attention and focus issues, this is especially important!  We all know how hard it was to pay attention after staying up too late!   I can imagine this feeling intensified if you have trouble paying attention after a full night’s sleep!!

When applying oils to children (and even grown ups!) it’s important to dilute your oils.   It saves your oils and makes for better absorbtion.  It’s super easy to dilute your oils for every day use.  All you need is some glass roller bottles.  You can find them pretty affordable on Amazon and even Ebay, plus tons of other essential oil supplier sites.   Remember…less is more!!!  For this particular oil, I used 5 drops of cedarwood, in a 5ml roller bottle and top it off with fractionated coconut oil. 

About Cedarwood

Cedarwood is one of today’s essential oils that has been used in various forms for centuries. Egyptians used it for cosmetics, to repel insects as well as in burial and mummification processes. Greeks and Romans enjoyed the soothing fragrance in incense and perfumes. During those times the preferred wood came from the area of Lebanon. Those sources are now greatly diminished and present Cedarwood essential oil comes from Morocco (northern Africa) with a related oil, Juniperus virginiana, coming from North America.

(…)® Cedarwood comes from North America. The oil is steam distilled from the heartwood of the tree and is a base oil high in cedrol. Like the other base note oils Cedarwood has calming and relaxing properties. Cedrol also enhances fibroblast growth in the skin so it is very good for skin issues. This oil can be used aromatically and topically but is not recommended for internal use.

Typical Applications

The early writers that discuss essential oils suggest Cedarwood for respiratory conditions, skin difficulties as well as kidney and urinary tract difficulty. One author mentions that this oil is best used for chronic conditions over a period of time rather than looking for immediate relief of symptoms. Almost all mention its calming and sedative properties helpful through inhalation in times of anxiety and stress. Some contemporary research indicates Cedarwood may be helpful with alopecia.


High concentrations can irritate the skin (Tisserand). Use with caution during pregnancy, small amounts or dilution (Higley).


Insect repellant

Health Concerns

Psoriasis and other
skin disorders
Skin care