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Here are the top 10 essential oils and blends- the “feel better” essentials that every person may use to care for themselves and their family’s on a daily basis.

Note: These uses are specifically for doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils because of their potency and purity.

1. Frankincense Essential Oil - One of the most precious essential oils of the ancient world. This oil is an essential addition to your family’s medicine cabinet and emergency supplies. Frankincense is powerfully versatile and a favorite alternative for many health applications- when in doubt, use Frankincense!

  • Use to clean and dress minor cuts, bites, and sores
  • Apply to neck and forehead with lavender and peppermint to help calm stress and headaches
  • Apply to the bottom of the feet or take internally in capsules to support immune function
  • Use with a carrier oil or favorite face moisturizer for beautiful, radiant skin
  • Use aromatically and topically to help life mood and awareness
2. Lavender Essential Oil - All Things Calming.

  • Diffuse or apply topically to calm anxiety and soothe emotions
  • Apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips
  • Massage on back or bottom of feet and apply a drop to pillow at bedtime
  • Apply immediately to help calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite
3. Lemon Essential Oil - Clean and Freshen.

  • Add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat
  • Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood
  • Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Take internally with water as an antioxidant and detoxifier

4. Peppermint Essential Oil - Cool and Invigorate.

  • Use with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
  • Inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness
  • Add to water in a spray bottle and mist body when overheated
  • Apply to neck and forehead with lavender to calm headaches

5. Melaleuca Essential Oil - First Aid for the Skin.

  • Apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily cleansing program
  • Use with shampoo or conditioner for healthy scalp and hair
  • Apply to feet and toenails after showering, swimming, or working out

6. Oregano Essential Oil - Natural Immune Support.

  • Take several drops in an empty veggie cap for periodic immune support
  • Dilute and apply to bottom of feet of kids and adults as a natural defense
  • Use internally as part of a monthly cleansing regimen for GI health

7. Deep Blue Soothing Blend - Muscle and Joint Support.

  • Apply directly to tired, aching joints
  • Rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
  • Use with carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage

8. Breathe Respiratory Blend - Respiratory Support.
  • Apply topically to chest and neck to help clear lungs and sinuses
  • Diffuse or add to humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep
  • Apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort

9. DigestZen Digestive Blend - Digestive Support.

  • Rub on stomach to ease digestive discomfort, nausea, or motion sickness
  • Take internally at meal times to support healthy, comfortable digestion
  • Apply to the bottom of the feet of children to help ease digestive issues

10. On Guard Protective Blend - Natural Defense.

  • Dilute and gargle morning and night as a protective mouth rinse
  • Take several drops in an empty veggie cap for added immune support
  • Dilute in spray bottle to clean doorknobs, telephones, and other community surfaces
  • Diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens

You may purchase these specific essential oils in a Starter Kit online by contacting me at http://facebook.com/dailyhealthtruth -or- Rachel@HealthTruth.Biz. This kit also includes tips for using the oils, online community support, and a wholesale membership to purchase more oils and wellness products at wholesale prices (25% off retail) as needed to restock.

How often do you get around to cleaning your makeup brushes? I like to clean mine every 1-2 weeks nowadays since I’ve learned how gross it really is to let them go for very long! Skip those expensive chemical-filled cleaning solutions and try this non-toxic recipe I like to use!

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner & Disinfectant

What you’ll need:

- Dirty makeup brushes

- Olive oil

- Liquid Castile soap (I like Dr. Bronner’s)

- White vinegar

- 3 Small bowls/jars

- Washcloth

- Essential oils (I used doTERRA’s Melaleuca & Lemon)


First, get everything ready. I used shallow glass bowls/jars so that I wouldn’t get the base where the hairs are connected TOO wet. In the first jar (on the left) I combined white vinegar with 2 drops of lemon essential oil + 2 drops melaleuca (also known as tea tree oil). I used these two because of their useful properties:


In the second small glass bowl (middle) I just poured a small amount of olive oil. In the last jar (on the right) I combined a small amount of the unscented Dr. Bronner’s liquid Castile soap with water and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.


Now take your brush and dip it into the olive oil. Using the washcloth, wipe as much of the surface residue off as you can. I just used downward swipes as to not mess up the hairs too much!


As you can see lots of makeup came off in this first step but we still have to finish cleaning and sanitizing so that it’s safe to use on your beautiful face!


When you’ve finished wiping off the initial grime gently swirl and wash your brush in the jar with the Castile soap + essential oil solution.


See how much makeup was still on that brush?!?!


Next, dip your brush into the white vinegar + essential oil solution. Twirl it around and let it soak some. Finish by rinsing your brush under cool clean water from the faucet.


Lay your brushes over an edge (never upright!) and form back into their proper shape. Let them air dry over night. Easy as that!!

THESE TIPS ARE ONLY FOR DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS BECAUSE OF THEIR PURITY TO INGEST ~ Contact me for online ordering options + education! Rachel@healthtruth.biz or Facebook.com/DailyHealthTruth

—————-> Add essential oils into your food simply for a fun, healthy, tasty treat:

💧Add a few drops of doTERRA essential oil into several bowls of melted organic chocolate (i.e. peppermint, orange, lavender, OnGuard, etc.). Use to dip fresh fruit.
💧Put 2-3 drops of OnGuard in a bowl of water. Then, add slices of apples to the water for a refreshing treat.
💧Put 2-3 drops of OnGuard in a spray bottle with water. Spritz over sliced peaches.
💧Mix 2-3 drops of Cassia in almond milk yogurt for a delicious fruit dip.
💧Put 2-3 drops of a variety of doTERRA essential oils into small bowls of dairy free whipped cream for dipping fresh fruit or pound cake.
💧Add 2-5 drops peppermint essential oil to your favorite chocolate brownie recipe.
💧Add 2-4 drops Wild Orange to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
💧Add 2-3 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil to frosting for cupcakes.
💧Add several drops of lime to guacamole for a zesty treat.
💧Add 1-3 drops basil to strawberry lemonade for an amazing drink.

Sharing Natural Solutions: Eczema (Part 1: Topical Application)

💧To soothe and heal the skin: Geranium
💧To relieve itching: Lavender
💧For infection: Melaleuca 🍃Combine 20 drops of each with a tsp of extra virgin coconut oil (store in a small glass jar for many applications).

✔Apply to the affected area a few times a day or as needed. 💦For larger areas a bath works great. Add 6 to 12 drops of the Lavender and the other oils as needed. 🙋Contact me for doTERRA essential oil ordering options (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade ~ wholesale or retail ~ we ship worldwide), Personal Online Consulting, Online Natural Health Education/Community and more! 💌Rachel@HealthTruth.Biz or FB: Facebook.com/DailyHealthTruth

Ditch those toxic products for muscle/joint pain and try this! A total must-have for our little family! 💁 Contact me for instructions on how to use for specific health concerns and ordering! 💧💙

Thankful for modern medicine if we truly need it but even more thankful to have everything I need at home to take care of myself and the family!

One of the most asked about health concerns ~ headaches!

Instead of reaching for conventional headache medicine try the essential oil blend called Past Tense. The oils in this blend are: wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, roman chamomile, marjoram, basil and rosemary. Our entire family now carries their own roll on bottles ~ no headaches around here! Oh and the aroma is divine 😍 If you’re interested in making over your medicine cabinet contact me and we will get you started (wholesale pricing, natural health education, personal mentoring, and online community access)! 💕

Home from vacation and feeling it on this first day back to work!

Brought some goodies to help me perk up and feel better:
✔Organic Flavrz Liquid Drink Mixs: Immunity Boost and Rehydration…tasty!!! Perfect for on the go. These were in the #consciousbox that @consciousbox sent me this month to review! Use the code “Instagram” for a 25% discount on your next order!
✔Herbal Zap Immune Support All Natural Ayurvedic Supplement
✔Organic Lip Balm
✔Organic Vanilla Chai Lipgloss
✔Serenity Essential Oil Calming Blend
✔Slim & Sassy Essential Oil Metabolic Blend
✔Lifelong Vitality Supplements

Oh gosh how amaazing does this look?? 😍 See the recipe link on our FB page: 💛Facebook.com/DailyHealthTruth (link on profile!) 💌Let me know via FB message or email if you’d like to learn more and order these Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to use internally in food and drink recipes! 👌☺ Rachel@HealthTruth.Biz 💕

Increase the absorption of your essential oils when applying topically by:

1.) Using a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil to help hold down the aromatic compounds of the essential oil with the heavier molecules from the fats of the coconut oil. This also helps to drive the essential oil through the skin barrier more effectively, spread the essential oils over a larger area, and/or dilute the essential oil.

2.) Applying a hot compress over the area after applying the essential oil to the skin. You can easily make a hot compress by taking a clean wash cloth and soaking it in hot water and squeezing out the excess. Warming the skin will bring more blood to the surface of the skin which means more essential oil molecules will quickly enter the blood stream!

3.) Localized massage on the area of concern before/after applying the essential oil. This also helps to bring blood flow to the surface.

Do you have a question about using essential oils? Send me a message on Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailyhealthtruth

In my Lotus diffuser: Citrus Bliss! 😍 ••••••••••••••••••••••• 💁This blend addresses: calming, elevating, disinfects surfaces, kills airborne pathogens, eliminates odors, strengthens immune system + more! •••••••••••••••••••••••• 💁A few application techniques: ✔make a surface disinfecting spray with 2%-5% dilution with distiller water ~ use the spritz on bed sheets one hour before bed to repel dust mites, fleas, and other bed bugs. ✔Use spritz in cars, offices, and bathrooms. ✔Use as a clean smelling aftershave that will also soothe skin, especially after irritating shaves! ✔Use 4-5 drops in a bowl or sink to wash fruits and vegetables. The wash will clean off any chemicals, pesticides, and pathogens, but will also help preserve the produce! ✔Swish, pull, gargle, and swallow in mining for bad breath (halitosis) ✔Use in smoothies, drinks, and dressings! 💧💛 If this sounds like something you’d like to learn more about ~ just contact me and I will personally help you learn to use the entire line of 65+ certified pure therapeutic grade single oils and blends at home! 💌Rachel@HealthTruth.Biz #bliss #gargle #badbreath #disinfect #safecleaning #nontoxic #nontoxiccleaning #calming #immunesystem #bedbugs #fleas #skincare #fruitwash #versatile #amazing #holistic #healing

💌 It’s here!!!! My favorite mail!! 👊💥So pumped ~ clean eating + daily greens + doTERRA’s complete dietary supplements + doTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils (applied topically, diffused aromatically, & taken internally in water, foods, and veggie capsules) + TIU bikini series daily workouts…I’m going to be feeling refreshed, renewed, & energized and totally ready for all of July’s events! 🍃😁💧Contact me if you’d like to chat about getting started with your own personalized healthy regimen! 💛 #digestiveenzymes #wellness #health #vitamins #brainhealth #antioxidant #tiubikiniseries #nutrition #balanced #energized #renewed #refreshed

☑Switch out that toxic old deodorant with safe, homemade, healing, & therapeutic deodorant! Check out @tiugirlnicole & her blog for the recipe!!

Dealing with acute inflammation?

🔥My hubby has a swollen & sore ankle from over exercising/backflips!

What did we do? Went down to the beach for some cold saltwater hydrotherapy followed by applying Deep Blue Rub, Lavender E. Oil & Cypress E. Oil along with a light massage. These are anti-inflammatory & relieve pain amazingly without any negative side effects! 💙Later we will do this again and add Frankincense, Marjoram, AromaTouch, & Lemongrass to help with tissue repair/circulation. ➡If you have injuries/inflammation/bruising etc contact me and I can help you create a personalized healing regimen! 💌Rachel@HealthTruth.Biz