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The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content – like that found in the dōTERRA Peppermint essential oils – distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, Peppermint also helps to alleviate stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function. Peppermint is one of the best-selling favorites among dōTERRA essential oils.

Primary Benefits:
Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
Alleviates stomach upset
Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health
Uses:
Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Rub on stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort.
Add a drop of Peppermint to your chocolate treat for a yummy twist.
Re-energize by applying Peppermint to the palms of hands and deeply inhaling.

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I know we are almost through with cold & flu season, but we always seem to get “spring” colds here.  These are my go-to oils for colds.  We put both oils on the bottoms of our feet and defuse both. Since we have been using doTERRA essential oils, we have seen that our time with colds are shorter, and the kids are back to school sooner..with one with asthma, that is both amazing and wonderful! In addition to the many health benefits of both oils, Breathe is one of my favorite oils because of the beautiful aroma.  It is also the oil that “sold” me on doTERRA! Once I used it, I was hooked!  Do you use Breathe already?  What are your favorite oils for colds?  Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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Spending birthday money and gift cards is a pretty big deal when you are six.  She looked all over the toy department for what she wanted.  She was sure it had to be these little birds.  One bird sings and the other records what she says and plays it back to her. She loves them….us…well we love that she loves them, and we love it when she plays with them in her room. Shopping with her birthday money was definitely a day I will cherish.

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As part of this new series, I want to talk a little about essential oils.  Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They have been around for centuries.  Recently essential oils have become quite “popular”.  There are many companies that sell essential oils, and which company is right for you is a personal decision.  I decided to go with doTERRA after doing my own research and using a few samples myself.  One use of Breathe and I was hooked! For me, essential oils was a natural progression from where we were, and what we had tried.

My first experience with essential oils was with another brand that is readily available at local health food stores.  And while they served a purpose, it was not until I tried therapeutic grade oils with a company that supported it’s product and provided education that I learned what  a wide range of uses they serve. In our family, we use essential oils daily: topically, diffused into the air, and occasionally internally* for things like cuts & bruises,  burns, headaches, fevers, coughs, congestion, hormone balance, stomach aches, and hormone balance.  Essential oils support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and for us that fits with where we are going in other areas of health and nutrition.  I began my journey with doTERRA essential oils over a year ago, and now I am ready to share our successes with you, mostly because I believe in the product, and because I think we all strive for a more healthy way of living.  This is just one step in our journey, but it has been a major step in the right direction.

If you would like more information about starting on your own journey to health and wellness you can click HERE.  Please leave me a comment and tell me your story.  I would love to start a conversation with my wonderful readers about this.

In case you were wondering….I started with the family physician kit pictured above.  It gave me enough of the oils I would use on a daily basis to get started, and in using a variety of them daily, I learned about new uses and combinations of oils to target specific concerns.  I have since grown my collection of oils way beyond the ones that are pictured here.

DISCLAIMER:

I am an independent distributor of doTERRA Essential Oils.

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to doTERRA essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about doTERRA Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician.

This information is for learning purposes only. I’m not a medical professional, just simply sharing what has worked for me and my family, and I can not promise any specific results. It is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage it’s abandonment. I encourage you to do your research and discuss any changes to your healthcare routine with a trusted healthcare practitioner.