Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Babies

I was first introduced to doTERRA Essential Oils when my second born, Ryder was already one.

Man, I wish I had these bottles of plant magic when our first (Ella) was born! Looking back….we VERY MUCH NEEDED them! I was a young, nervy first-time Mum and a general-all-round-perfectionist. She was easily irritated, highly-strung, a terrible sleeper and had super sensitive skin. There were times when I was so desperate for a decent sleep or a ‘chilled out’ baby that I would buy into any and every product marketed my way. It was suggested to me that ‘Lavender’ would calm Ella and help her sleep better….so I stocked up on bottles of expensive ‘lavender scented bubble baths and baby lotions’ and bought lavender smelling toys and lit lavender-scented candles around the house each evening.

I cringe when I think back to what I was doing. Hindsight can be an eye-opener hey!? Little did I know, I was pumping our home and Ella’s little body with toxic fragrances and chemicals that were actually doing way more harm than good! And of course, because the lavender was synthetically made (not pure essential oil) it had no positive effect on her sleep or moods, so I wrote Lavender off as a sleep-support and declared it was a load of CRAP!!

I am now done in the baby making department (which is both heartbreaking & a relief at the same time), but if I was to have another delicious little baby enter our life, I would do things very differently. Reducing the toxic-load they’re exposed to would be high on my radar, and the products I used on & in their little body would mainly be derived from Mother Nature (aka: doTERRA).

(*Psstt….obviously there is an important & vital need for conventional medicine and I am not dissing that. However, as a Mum, I would be (and now am) very aware and vigilant of the self-care / body products I am using on my children in an attempt to reduce the toxins entering their body. This includes the air quality in our home and trying to remove as many synthetic fragrances as possible)

Ok, moving on…back to the post at hand! Using essential oils on your baby and/or children is a choice. I feel comfortable using them and have seen amazing results in both my kids and our home. In fact, doTERRA’s Lavender Oil has since transformed the whole family’s sleep in epic ways!!!!

The key to using Essential Oils (EO’s) topically (on skin) is to dilute! And when I say ‘dilute’, I am talking about mixing the EO with a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil). If you want to learn more about all the ways you can use Essential Oils, please head here.

As for dilution ratios for babies and children, refer to this quick guide for a better understanding:

Essential Oils Dilution Chart for Babies and Children doTERRA

Use the above chart when making your own ‘Topical Blends’. I stock up on roller bottles (in both 5ml and 10ml sizes) I buy them off eBay and also love getting supplies from Diffusional.


Here are few recipes you can make yourself at home to support your Little Ones naturally:


Sleep support for babies using essential oils

Sleep Support for Babies & Children

Coz sleep deprivation is the pits!

Ingredients:

  • 10ml roller bottle

  • Lavender Essential Oil

  • Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

  • Vetiver Essential Oil

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

    (refer to Dilution Chart for how many drops of each EO to include depending on your child’s age)

  • Roll down your baby’s/child’s spine and soles of feet (massage in under the big toes) approx 30 minutes before bedtime.

* Alternative oils you could use for sleep support: Wild Orange, Cedarwood, Lavender Peace, Copaiba, Frankincense, Adaptiv.

We diffuse some of these oils in our children’s room while they sleep also.

AND….

Pillow Mist Spray:

Ingredients:

  • 30ml glass spray / spritz bottle

  • 20 drops Lavender Peace Essential Oil

  • 5 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

  • Top with Filtered Water & a squirt of Witch Hazel (this helps the water & oil mix)

  • Spritz onto bedding and pillows a couple of minutes before laying your baby down to sleep.

* Alternative oils you could use for sleep support / bedding sprays: Wild Orange, Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Adaptiv.


Copaiba Essential Oil doterra for Children & Baby Teething

Teething Relief

Naturally support your Bub during the pain of teething…

Ingredients:

  • 10ml roller bottle

  • Lavender Essential Oil

  • Copaiba Essential Oil

  • Frankincense Essential Oil

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

    (refer to Dilution Chart for how many drops of each EO to include depending on your child’s age)

  • Roll across your baby’s jawline, throat, behind & in front of ears.

* Alternative oils you could use for teething/inflammation/pain support: Siberian Fir, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram.

On Guard Immune Support for Babies and Children #onguard

Immune Support

Boost & support your Little One’s Immune System…

Ingredients:

  • 10ml roller bottle

  • OnGuard Essential Oil

  • Lemon Essential Oil

  • Frankincense Essential Oil

  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil

  • Oregano Essential Oil (just one drop of him…he’s strong!)

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

    (refer to Dilution Chart for how many drops of each EO to include depending on your child’s age)

  • Roll along your child’s spine and soles of feet before going out in public or to Daycare / School. Also apply to throat if they’re unwell.

* Alternative oils you could also use for Immune Support: Arborvitae, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender, Lime, Wild Orange, Clove.

Digestive support for babies children using essential oil DigestZen doTERRA

Tummy Tamer

Settling Little One’s Tummies has never been easier…

Gas, colic, bloating, gastro, food intolerances….so many reasons our Bubs can have tummy issues. Apply this blend when needed or directly before/after eating or drinking.

Ingredients:

  • 10ml roller bottle

  • DigestZen Essential Oil

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

    (refer to Dilution Chart for how many drops of each EO to include depending on your child’s age)

  • Apply to your baby’s/child’s tummy and massage gently in a clockwise direction. Can be applied to soles of feet also.

* Alternative oils you could use for tummy issues / digestive support: Peppermint, Lemongrass, Ginger (a hot though….meaning it warms on the skin), Copaiba.

Soothing children's babies moods and emotions with essential oils

Emotional Support

Little kids. Big emotions. Let’s help them calm down…

Ingredients:

  • 10ml roller bottle

  • Balance Blend Essential Oil

  • Lavender Peace Blend Essential Oil

  • Wild Orange Essential Oil

  • Bergamot Essential Oil

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

    (refer to Dilution Chart for how many drops of each EO to include depending on your child’s age)

  • Apply to your child’s spine, behind ears, pulse points and massage into soles of their little feet.

* Alternative oils you could use for emotional support: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Copaiba, Adaptiv, Vetiver, Lavender.

For more information on the oils I use for / on / with my children head over to this page.

Feeling empowered and educated in taking ownership of your family’s health and wellness is the way of the future and feels so freakin wonderful!

I hope you found these recipes useful. Implementing all-natural health solutions really doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, once you have your own oil collection, these recipes become super easy to whip up.


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Happy Oiling Mummas,

Claire xx

DIY Skin Firming Coffee Scrub using Essential Oils

This recipe is soooo super easy, anyone can mix this baby up…

DIY skin firming coffee scrub using essential oils with doTERRA

A few years ago when I was fashion blogging; coffee scrubs (although being a ‘thing’ for many years) hit stores & the online world massively….like all trend-setting fads do. Some beautiful brands were born around this time and an array of coffee scrub beauty products were launched. I tried a couple and loved them…but found them costly, considering they didn’t last long (due to their small packaging options), so I made my own & loved it!

However, fast forward to now; 2019 and I’m more than ever more conscious about what I put on my skin and how I support my health. So I’ve started making a super easy (but highly effective) coffee scrub using doTERRA Essentials Oils and it’s all kinds of ah-mazing! Not only is it completely no-tox but it smells fantastic and supports your skin in so many ways!

I was listening to a podcast recently and the holistic health coach being interviewed made a statement that stuck with me…. “if you can’t eat what you’re putting on your skin, then it’s not safe to use!” because we now know that what we put on our skin…ends up in our bloodstream!

So, here’s a super duper easy DIY recipe that is safe to eat (meaning….the ingredients are all safe to have internally….but with that said I wouldn’t recommend sitting down to a meal of ‘ground coffee scrub’ hahaha gross). It’s also really affordable and would make a beautiful gift for someone…

DIY Coffee Scrub with Essential Oils

DIY Coffee Scrub with Essential Oils

I’ve been a bit of a coffee addict since becoming a Mum 11 years ago and my sleep was severely disrupted. But did you know that caffeine also has some great benefits when applied to your skin and may brighten up your complexion as well as ‘perking’ up your body too!

Caffeine’s ability to constrict small blood vessels and reduce inflammation, and is the reason it is in a number of creams as it can minimise dark circles and sagging skin under the eyes. These same anti-inflammatory qualities serve caffeine well as an ingredient in cellulite creams, where caffeine’s ability to cause dehydration is put to good use drawing excess fluid from fat cells to improve the skin’s appearance. So, not only does it smell good, give us an ENERGY BOOST and keep sleep-deprived people sane, but it also does wonders for our skin.

This scrub also supports our skin by;

  • EXFOLIATION - Exfoliating on a regular basis helps us get rid of dead skin cells which hang out on the surface of our skin and allow new skin cells to turnover, making our skin look rejuvenated and more radiant.

  • CELLULITE REDUCTION - It also helps improve cellulite by increasing the circulation and moving lymph around our body (lymph is a short word for moving the fluid that’s present in our lymphatic system, it’s an important part of overall health and detoxification.) And the Grapefruit essential oil added to this recipe also works it’s magic with combatting cellulite.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of ground coffee (can be fresh or used - I recycle our ground coffee from our plunger)

  • 1 cup of coconut oil

  • 4x drops of doTERRA Wild Orange Oil

  • 4x drops of doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

  • 4x drops of doTERRA Grapefruit Essential Oil

METHOD:

Simply place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine. Keep at room temperature and store in an airtight jar or container.

During a shower or bath, lather the scrub in circular motions over your body and face. (Be careful of your eyes and eye area).

You can use any doTERRA Essential Oils for this recipe (Frankincense, Peppermint & Lavender would be ah-mazing!) but I love the citrusy hit of the Lemon, Orange & Grapefruit oils. They’re all antibacterial and cleansing as well. Your skin will feel so smooth and nourished after using this every few days.

(Oh and p.s. if you end up with an oily residue in your shower or bath from using coconut oil products on your body, simply spray the surface area down with vinegar + water + lemon essential oil and wipe/scrub away)

Exfoliating & Nourishing.

Exfoliating & Nourishing.

Simple, quick and affordable DIY Coffee Scrub.

Simple, quick and affordable DIY Coffee Scrub.

If you’d like to get yourself these oils so you too can make your own non-toxic, health-boosting & affordable beauty products (amongst other things), please get in touch with me. Or head over here to get your own set of oils at 25% OFF!!!!!

Claire x

So, you've received your oils! Now what?

When you become a doTERRA customer via me, you become a member of our 2x tribes (The Healthy Happy Co. & The Path to Wellness), which means you’re being supported, loved & nurtured in ensuring you’re using your oils daily, feeling confident in how to best incorporate them into your home and absolutely loving them! My role (and/or the leader who enrolled you) is to support and assist YOU in your oily (health & wellness) journey!

Once you receive your first order of oils from your enrolment, I send out an email outlining a few ideas to get started in using the oils and a few suggestions of resources I use, love and recommend. However, I know emails get lost, filed, deleted, forgotten at times, so I’m sharing a similar version of that email here in a blog post for your referral….

how to use doterra essential oils

So....I'm hoping by now you've experienced that exciting moment when your first brown & purple doTERRA box turned up at your front door and you then had the joy of unwrapping and unveiling the contents. 
I hope you've cracked open each little amber bottle's lid and inhaled the sweet glorious magic of what's inside. If not, please take the time to sit and smell and spend a moment with each oil to really get to know each scent and how it makes you feel (I know that sounds a little woo-woo, but trust me, your body will connect with these oils whether you believe it or not!). This will ensure you are in a position to intuitively pick and utilise these oils as you become an expert of how to get the most use and support from these powerful products.

Whether you enrolled with one or two oils, or you invested in a whole starter kit - it is of high priority to me that YOU get the most value out of your purchases.
doTERRA Essential Oils have changed my life (yes, a dramatic statement - but a true one!) and I want them to enhance both yours and your family's health and wellness each and everyday too! 

You can take control of your health & wellness, starting NOW, by simply integrating these bottles of plant magic into your everyday routines!

what to do when you get your first doterra order

So, you've received the oils, had a good sniff and play with them....now what?  

1. Please be sure to log-in to our team’s exclusive website (you should’ve received an email with your login details) and make the time to read through the modules, as it's here that you'll really be able to dive in and learn all about what essential oils are, why doTERRA is the best most purest wellness brand, how to use them safely (including babies and pregnancy and pets), recipes for home-cleaning, beauty application, diffusing, applying topically and even how to add them in food. There's information on boosting your immune system and managing your stress and emotions with these amazing products! It is a treasure chest of information and education and resources, and only available exclusively to our team - how cool is that?! You can also access our team’s (free) upgrade account which is a full business training program that will teach you exactly how you too can have your own doTERRA business, like myself.  (Let me know if this is something you want to pursue!)

2. Please also join our Private Facebook Groups, which were also included in your Welcome email. These two pages are for our team and our greater tribe to share ideas, information and inspiration to get you living an oily & epically healthy life!   

Available for iPhone & Android.

Available for iPhone & Android.

There’s an App for that!

3. I highly recommend the Modern Essentials App (it's around $10 in the App Store which isn’t that ‘cheap’ in the App World, but so worth it!), as I seriously use this App daily! You simply enter a health or wellness concern/ailment into the App (eg: migraines, menstruation, acne, endrometriosis, sore throat, stress, muscle injury etc) and it will tell you what oils to use and how to use them! It also teaches you the chemistry of each oil and what part of the plant it has been extracted from. It's a game changer in being the alchemist of your own and your family's health!! 

emotions and essential oils book buy in Australia

4. The App mentioned above assists us in using Essential Oils to enhance and support our physical health, but I also adore this book; Emotions & Essential Oils, as it delves into using EO’s for our emotional & mental health. You can buy it in Australia here. This beautiful book looks more deeply into each essential oil and how they can work/trigger/support/realign our emotions, feelings & mental blocks. When I’m drawn to a particular oil in a reoccurring pattern, I look into this book and always have my mind-blown with ‘ah-ha’ moments when I realise the emotions that attract or need that oil, and how uncannily it all makes sense! Also, if a friend or family member (or yourself) is stuck in an emotional rut or pattern, you can make blends using this book to aide, lift and support them.

doterra oils accessories DIY make your own

5. DIY Accessories & Companion Products - if you want to get the most out of your oils by using them on your skin and/or to clean your house, then I recommend you make the small investment early on to stock up on products and accessories that will make using your oils easy, convenient and effective. It may seem like you’re spending up now, but once you have all these products, you can slash your grocery bill drastically by replacing all cleaning products, self-care/beauty products and first-aid items with your doTERRA oils. #winning Not only are you reducing the toxic load in your house and in your body but you’re doing you bank account a favour in the long-run also.

A few accessories & products I recommend you get:

  • 10ml roller bottles so you can make your own topical roller bottles with fractionated coconut oil (from ebay for approx $1 each, or on Diffusional for approx $1.10 each)

  • A pump bottle lid for your fractionated coconut oil (can be purchased in your mydoterra back office under the USA store) or a glass pump bottle from Diffusional for approx $5.50)

  • although I use doTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil for all of our dilution and recipes, I do prefer to use Organic Jojoba oil on my face (with some Lavender or Frankincense of course). You can buy this carrier oil (as well as many other types) on eBay or sites such as Diffusional.

  • a glass spray bottle (or several) for your all-purpose cleaners / window cleaners and vinegar.

  • do you plan on making your own balms, soaps, lotions, detergents etc? If so, look around (Pinterest is great) for recipes and see what you may need to buy in bulk (eg: beeswax pellets, citric acid, liquid castile soap.

    Don’t get overwhelmed though - you don’t need to get everything at once! I started with some roller bottles so we could make our own topical blends and then gradually built up a collection of accessories and products as I learned more about Essential Oils and I started to develop a keenness to get all DIY-ee!

6. Set up your LRP Order - (Loyalty Rewards Program) in your MyDoterra account. (Please check Lesson 8 in our team’s website modules that explains the how's and why's of LRP) But I am not lying when I tell you that it's one of the most generous loyalty rewards programs I've ever been apart of - it spits all over the measly FlyBuys I 'earn' although I'm spending tens of thousands of dollars per year on groceries! doTERRA's Reward Program however is super generous and increases every 3 months....so you eventually earn back 30% of your purchases in FREE PRODUCT CREDITS....yahooo!! Plus there is a free product of the month for all orders over 125PV!
Make an oils wishlist in your phone and each month simply edit your LRP order to build up your collection of oils, doTERRA products and also to restock on empty bottles (my family go through lemon and lavender monthly!), and then just sit back and watch those rewards points accumulate quickly! (Psst...I use my points to get the expensive oils like Helichrysum, Copaiba & Franki!) LRP is not compulsory - but it's the BEST WAY to get your oils consistently and get rewarded for it. Plus it's a chance to really get rid of the toxic burden in your house - by trying the doTERRA cleaning products and supplements range! There is no minimum monthly order (one month you may just order an $8 lipbalm or a $13.50 Lemon oil and the next you may stock up on all beauty, household and cleaning products?) (Your monthly LRP just needs to be over 1PV to stay active and keep your discount % level, and all orders of 50PV or over allow you to earn back FREE CREDIT!)

I am happy to explain LRP to you over a call or message, or if you need help setting up your template - just reach out!

((AND FROM the awesome Alice Nicholls, here is a document I created that will walk you through the value I see in the LRP PROGRAM and how to set it up step by step with pictures. OR here is a tutorial in the doTERRA university to show you how to set up your LRP.))

join our LRP club for a free oil

And psst....once you've placed an LRP order each month before the 15th (for any amount!) pop over to this ^ ^ image in our Private Facebook group and comment that you've put your order in. Each month after the 15th I will randomly draw out a comment name for a PRIZE!) Yewww. More free stuff ;) 

Don't forget to look at the eBook's that were in the welcome email from me, especially the 150 uses for the Home Essentials Kit. The doTERRA blog also has some great DIY recipes to swap out your more toxic cleaners and self-care products. And I love love LOVE the ideas, combinations, education and blends on the doTERRA Pinterest page

Basically, my goal is to get you using and loving your oils, because they truly can change your health, home, hormones and LIFE if you let them!

—— AND if you don’t yet have any oils or a doTERRA wholesale customer account, head over here to get yourself a spot on our team and paying the same price we do (25% off!!) Yay, I can’t wait to see your name pop up in my tribe! If you join by following this link you will get ME as your support person and access to our team’s amazing online hangout ——

Claire x