Justin describes what are considered the top five, must have, essential oils; Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Oregano and Frankincense. I have used all of these and I think they are all extremely potent and wonderful! Hubby can tell when I've had a bottle open because he can smell it where he is in another room (and this is the same guy who doesn't notice that the kitty box is ready to be changed... but now that I think about that it could just be that he doesn't want to admit he knows it's ready because then he'd have to deal with it... hehe)
I love the these oils are so versatile! I just feel like (and I can't figure out how to say this without sounding "cheap", but that's not my intention!!) you seriously get the bang for your buck. Because doTERRA oils are CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Essential Oils you can trust that they are of the highest potency and clarity. That means that when you purchase a single bottle of doTERRA's CPTG Essential Oils you will only need about 1 drop at a time (depending of course on what you're doing), which means that you'll get around 250 uses out of that bottle!
A quick example - let's say that I put 1 drop of lemon into my water, and I drink three bottles of water a day, that's 3 drops of lemon a day. Divide that by 250 drops and I will roughly get 83 days of use out of one bottle. Lemon, at wholesale cost, is $10. If I did my math correctly I'm spending 12 cents a day to do the following (copied from www.builddoterra.com); Lemon is a small evergreen tree, (grows from 9 to 19 feet tall) with oval leaves, fragrant flowers and green fruits turning to yellow. It fruits all year round and each tree can yield as much as 1500 lemons per year. Cold Pressed from rind; sweet, sharp, clear citrusy fragrance which is invigorating, mood enhancing, warming and detoxifying.
Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, mild diuretic, immune tonic, lymphatic decongestant, pancreatic stimulant, invigorating and refreshing.
Lemon Oil has been documented to be helpful with: anxiety, blood pressure, clarity of thought, digestive problems, energy, gallstones, kidney stones, promoting new blood cell growth, lymphatic system cleansing, memory improvement, can lower blood pressure, assist in liver detox, and relief of muscle aches and pains, cleansing and repair of skin injuries, decreases intestinal parasites, sore throat and sinus repair, pain relief of arthritis and rheumatism, water purification, removing gum from hair, removing wood stain from clothes and from wood, removes oil and grease spots.
Due to its’ ability to improve microcirculation, Lemon Oil can support repair from: arteriosclerosis, obesity, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, and hypertension, relief of lymphatic congestion, bloating, and can relax stiff muscles. It is also useful in skin care to brighten the complexion, and is indicated for oily skin and acne.
Lemon Oil has the ability to counteract acidity and makes it useful to rheumatic conditions, gout, arthritis and digestive acidity.
Use in canteens to keep water fresh, to avoid mold and keep slime from developing. Proven effective against food poisoning, malaria, typhoid and scurvy.
Can work as a natural antihistamine.
In France, physicians treat disorders such as diabetes, gonorrhea, high blood pressure, malaria, syphilis, tuberculosis and typhoid with lemon oil. It fights the infection of bronchitis, coughs (a few drops in mouth work quickly) and sore throats and relieves the discomfort of colds, fevers, and flu. It can also prevent most asthma attacks (rubbing on the throat and chest and inhaling calms the tightness of the chest and opens the capillaries so the lungs can process oxygen).
Because lemon oil can kill bacteria and other germs in minutes, many European hospitals use it to sanitize hospital rooms and kill airborne germs.
Lemon Oil enhances immunity by stimulating white blood cell production and improving the body’s ability to combat infection. It can be helpful with Chronic Fatigue syndrome and sluggish lymph system. Lemon Oil encourages the elimination of wastes, reduces constipation, and eases arthritis. It tones the heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas.
Lemon Oil can stop the bleeding of cuts, wounds, shaving nicks, nosebleeds and bleeding gums from gingivitis or tooth extractions. It helps diminish the pain of cold sores, herpes, and mouth ulcers.
Lemon Oil balances overactive sebaceous glands that lead to oily or blemished skin, helps clear acne, and controls oily hair and dandruff. It revitalizes sluggish or mature skin and helps reduce cellulite byimproving circulation and encouraging the elimination of wastes. Lemon Oil encourages the exfoliation of dead skin and enlivens the complexion. Lemon Oil can work well to bleach (make lighter) spots on the skin with consistent treatment (on face or neck, please dilute 1 drop lemon to 2 drops of coconut oil). It tautens (tightens) tired or aging skin. Long-term treatment with lemon oil reduces broken capillaries and varicose veins, softens scar tissue and minimizes warts and corns. Lemon Oil can also strengthen brittle nails.
Emotionally and psychologically, Lemon Oil is radiant, uplifting, reviving and stimulating. It helps to prevent emotional outbursts and assists in making decisions. Lemon helps spring-clean the mind, bringing clarity and shedding light when the mind has become foggy and confused and assists in recall. It can subdue aggressive behavior, fights depression, eases fear, strengthens resolve, and assists in communication and decision making. Lemon inspires trust and a sense of security; it relieves confusion and worry. It can help you overcome obstacles and provide a clearer perspective. Useful in meditation for clearing the mind, lemon also opens the heart. It purifies and promotes spirituality.
Um, yeah, sign me up! NOT to mention that that was just me - not all the other uses for this one simple oil. =)
Alright, that's enough for now =) Please let me know what questions you have! I would love to get your more information about these amazing oils from God's creation and share with you how they can become part of your story too.