Benefits of aromatic use:
• A simple and convenient
application method that requires
very little experience with
• Allows you to create the custom
environment of your choosing
(calming, uplifting, grounding,
renewing, energizing, etc.)
• Helpful for managing mood • Can help to purify the air
1. Combine several of your favorite essential oils in a diffuser to create a custom diffuser blend. (Use one to
three drops of each oil.)
2. To promote clean, fresh air in your car, place a few drops of an essential oil on a cotton ball and wedge
it into the air vents.
3. When you want to breathe in the aroma of essential oils throughout the day, combine oils with a few ounces
of water in a spray bottle and spritz on clothing to keep the scent with you for several hours.
4. To help create a peaceful, relaxing environment for your family before sleep, diffuse calming essential oils
while your children are brushing their teeth, reading bedtime stories, and getting ready for bed. (Try Clary
Sage, Lavender, Melissa, dōTERRA Balance®, or dōTERRA Lavender Peace ®.)
5. Diffuse invigorating and energizing essential oils at your desk at work to promote motivation
and positivity during the sluggish afternoon hours. (Try Grapefruit, Lemon, Spearmint, Spikenard,
Tangerine, or dōTERRA Motivate®.)
6. Keep the aroma of essential oils with you while on the go by creating your own aromatherapy jewelry.
(Placing a few drops of oil on clay beads typically works best.)
7. Diffuse during your morning routine to give your day an uplifting, invigorating start. (Try Cypress,
Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Citrus Bliss®, or Elevation.)
8. To help promote feelings of focus, place a diffuser nearby when you are working on homework,
important projects, or studying for tests, or when you are working from home. (Try Basil, Douglas Fir,
Peppermint, or InTune®.)
9. When you are expecting company, diffuse essential oils to produce a fresh and inviting aroma
throughout the home. (Try Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, or Purify.)
10. Improve the aroma and environment of any room by taking your diffuser with you to hotel rooms,
conference rooms, your office, the car, the classroom, or anywhere else that could benefit from the power of essential oils.
Benefits of topical use:
• Significant benefits for the skin • Specific areas of the body can be targeted to achieve a desired effect • Provides soothing, calming, warming, cooling, or energizing feelings for the body
• Provides aromatic benefits while oil absorbs
11. Use essential oils topically to cleanse the skin or promote a healthy-looking complexion. (Try
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Tea Tree, or any of the Verage ® skin
12. Apply essential oils topically to the chest to promote feelings of clear breathing and create an
invigorating vapor. (Try Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, or dōTERRA Easy Air®.)
13. If you work at a desk all day, target areas of tension by applying soothing oils Lavender, Deep Blue and Past Tense to the neck, temples, shoulders, and hands.
14. Apply essential oils to the abdomen to help alleviate occasional stomach discomfort. Digest Zen and Ginger are great!
15. Rub essential oils that are known for naturally repelling insects on the wrists and ankles before
going on a hike. (Try Arborvitae, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Lemongrass, or Thyme.)
16. Combine essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Oil to give yourself a soothing scalp massage.
(Try Lime, Tea Tree, or Rosemary.)
17. Apply essential oils to the abdomen during your menstrual cycle when you want to create a
18. For occasional skin irritations, apply one to two drops of essential oil to the affected area.
(Try Lavender, Tea Tree, or Correct-X®.)
19. Add your favorite essential oil (or oils) to non-scented lotion and apply to the skin to experience
the topical benefits.
20. Use dōTERRA SPA Lip Balm to help hydrate and soothe the lips throughout the day.
Best practices for topical application
• Always read labels and instructions before applying essential oils topically
• Some essential oils (especially citrus oils) can cause sensitivity when
exposed to sun or ultra violet light after topical application. Pay attention to labels and avoid sun exposure for twelve hours after application
• Sensitive areas to avoid topical application: eyes, inner ears, genitals, and injured, broken, or damaged skin
• Remember to always dilute essential oils before applying to children or if you have sensitive skin.
Neat: Essential oils in this category can be applied without any dilution. Oils in this group
tend to have a mild chemistry, and thus a low risk for sensitivity.
Dilute: This classification refers to oils that should be diluted with a carrier oil every time
before topical application. These oils have a stronger, more potent chemistry, and can be
safely enjoyed after dilution.
Sensitive: These oils should always be diluted before using on young or sensitive skin. Be
sure to pay attention to this label if you already know that you have sensitive skin, or if you plan to use oils on your children.
Benefits of Internal Use:
• Gastrointestinal support*
• Immune support*
• Can promote healthy cell function*
• Internal cleansing benefits*
• Adds flavor to food and drinks*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
It is important to note that some essential oils are never safe to use internally because of their
chemical profile. Each dōTERRA® essential oil includes application guidelines using the symbols
and which stands for “Aromatic,” “Topical,” and “Internal.” Any dōTERRA product
marked with an “I” has been deemed safe for internal use. Remember, even if an essential oil is
considered safe for internal use, the proper application methods and dosage must be applied in
order to stay within the realm of safe usage.
Daily dose (no more than 20 drops):
Essential Oils that should never be taken internally:
21. Add one or two drops of essential oil to a glass of water or veggie capsule to help aid digestion.*
(Try Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cilantro, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, or DigestZen®.)
22. Add essential oils to tea or hot water and drink slowly to soothe the throat.* (Try Cinnamon
23. Take essential oils internally to help promote cellular health.* (Try Cardamom, Frankincense, or
24. Take essential oils internally to support a healthy cardiovascular system.* (Try Cardamom, Cassia,
Coriander, Ginger, Frankincense, Marjoram, Petitgrain, or xEO Mega®.)
25. Provide the body with immune support by taking essential oils internally.* (Try Basil, Black Pepper,
Cassia, Fennel, Lime, Tea Tree, or dōTERRA On Guard® Beadlets.)
26. Some essential oils may be taken internally to promote restful sleep.* (Try Dill, Lavender, or
dōTERRA Serenity® Restful Complex Softgels.)
27. Use essential oils internally to help ease anxious feelings.* (Try Black Pepper or Lavender.)
28. Essential oils may be used internally to promote healthy organ function.* (Try Geranium,
Rosemary, or the Zendocrine® Detoxification blend.)
29. Some essential oils may provide internal cleansing benefits.* (Try Juniper Berry, Helichrysum, or Lime.)
30. Use essential oils internally to provide soothing comfort to the body.* (Try Basil, Coriander,
Lavender, or Bergamot.)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
Cooking with essential oils
Best practices for cooking with essential oils
• Only cook with essential oils that have been approved for internal use
• Use stainless steel, ceramic, or glass cookware, as some essential oils can damage certain types of plastic
• Essential oils are affected by heat, so add extra oil to the recipe before baking or boiling. If possible,
add the oil at the end of cooking to preserve the flavor
• Start small—only a small amount of oil will be needed for powerful flavor. You can always add more
later but you cannot take the flavor out once it has been added
• Always use the toothpick method when adding essential oils with a strong chemistry such as Cassia,
Cinnamon, Clove, Cumin, Thyme, or Oregano (Note: these oils should also be properly diluted
when added to beverages)
How to use essential oils for cooking:
31. Add flavor to tea, hot chocolate, smoothies, cider, lemonade, and other beverages by mixing a few
drops of an essential oil in with the liquid. (Citrus, mint, and spice essential oils work best.)
32. Consider changing up your normal meat and vegetable recipes by adding essential oils to your
marinade. (Spice and herb essential oils work best.)
33. Infuse a twist of flavor into your baked goods—such as cookies, cake, bread, scones, pies, and
muffins—by adding a few drops of essential oils into the dough or batter before baking. (Note: much of
the flavor will evaporate in the oven because of the heat, so add a little extra oil if you want the flavor
to come through.)
34. Make your favorite dip or salsa more interesting by adding essential oils. (Use the toothpick
method to add oil until you reach the desired flavor.)
35. Create your own essential oil seasonings by combining essential oils with salt, pepper, and other
dry seasonings. You can even make a sweet topping for oatmeal or toast by adding citrus or spice
essential oils to sugar.
36. Essential oils can be combined with other ingredients (like olive oil and apple cider vinegar) to
make salad dressing for a green salad, or you can add a drop of essential oil to vegetable salad, pasta
salad, or chicken salad for added flavor.
37. Add essential oils to sauces to give your pasta and meat dishes an extra boost of flavor. (Herbal
essential oils work best.)
38. Place a few drops of essential oils into a glass of water along with slices of fruit (like lemons and
limes) or fresh herbs (like basil or rosemary) for a refreshing drink.
39. Give your soup recipe a makeover by adding herbal or spicy essential oils to the soup—but do so
near the end of the cooking process so the flavor doesn’t cook out.
40. Essential oils can be added to everyday snacks like yogurt, oatmeal, peanut butter, applesauce, and
more. This is especially useful for getting your kids to try essential oils.