doTERRA essential oils – natures medicine cabinet – how we use doTERRA oils in our family every day

doTERRA essential oils – natures medicine cabinet – how we use doTERRA oils in our family every day

doTERRA essential oils – natures medicine cabinet – how we use doTERRA oils in our family every day

doTERRA derives its name from Latin and is translates to meaning Gift of the earth.

Our family uses doTERRA oils are a part of our day – every day.

At our Sydney based clinic we believe that every modality and practice has a place and purpose, and they can complement each other. Western medicine, eastern medicine, herbs, homeopathy, frequency, essential oils, crystal therapy, reiki just to name a few.

Our sense of smell evokes all sorts of feelings and activates the limbic system of the brain – as the saying goes “Smells Ring Bells”

We have been using these oils for years and each oil has an important place and job in our day to day life. We have also shared these tricks and tips with our family and friends and have always had great results.

I started reflecting on how much we use these oils when I was in a chemist yesterday stocking up on some band-aids. As I looked around I realised that there really wasn’t anything there that I needed that oils could be used for.  It was amazing to realise how much we have changed– where once we might have used the more traditional preparations from a chemist, now we are using oils.

These are our favourite go-to oils for everyday use and below I will further share the ways in which we like to use them.

  • Ice Blue Rub
  • Peppermint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Wild Orange
  • Clove
  • Lavender
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • On-Guard Throat Drops


A creamy blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Osmanthus, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorella vulgaris extract providing a cooling and warmth!

We like to use Ice Blue Rub for growing pains, sore backs, pains in the stomach, nausea, sore and tired muscles, joints, headaches, sunburn, bites, muscle aches, to cool the body down, a mosquito repellent and inflammation. It is a handy one to have around – and a good all-rounder to pack in your travel bag.  Rub a bit onto area and after a few minutes it will start to work it’s magic!

Our son finds it the best remedy for growing pains which seem to be worse at night! We rub a bit on before bed, and then put a hot water bottle on top.  Seems to be the most effective way that we have found to ease the pain of growing pains.

Ice Blue Rub is also quite cooling – so it is perfect for any inflammation or niggles, as well as being quite adaptable to many different uses!

A word of Caution – be careful not to go too close to the eyes or any sensitive areas as it will burn and always wash your hands really well before going to the toilet!!


I love to diffuse this with some Wild Orange as a bit of a pep up! This combination smells amazing and is so uplifting!

Also useful to rub on temples and the back of the neck for headaches – be careful not too close to the eyes or they can water!!

A few drops on the tummy to help with nausea – for children dilute with some fractionated coconut oil or any oil that you may have (sesame, olive, almond, jojoba etc.)

Peppermint Oil is handy to bring a fever down into the body by rubbing some on the calves – this helps to bring the fever out of the head and into the body where it can do its work.

I used peppermint oil whilst I was in labour with our children to assist with nausea – I had a bit on a hanky to sniff as well as diffusing in the suite. I found Peppermint also good for a bit of energy!

You can also add a couple of drops to water for a refreshing drink! Or into some cooking – chocolate balls or whatever you can imagine!

Peppermint is perfect for any pep up!


Lavender is such a versatile oil and another very handy one to always have with you – it is so calming!

Lavender is great for cuts, burns, grazes and any skin imbalances – rub a bit on the area and it will work its magic! Even the sceptics are surprised at how quickly little cuts heal with this oil.  It also helps to stop the bleeding on small cuts.

A great one to diffuse to calm the energy of the house – a few drops on the pillow before bed or onto the soles of the feet for a relaxing slumber.

Good for anxiety as well – rub a bit on your belly or inhale some on a hanky.


Clove is an oil that I always associated with teething, but as I am learning it is quite versatile as well!

We do use it for teething and sore teeth, diluted with some coconut oil on gums after a tooth has been lost, it is not only a good anti-bacterial it is fabulous as it numbs the area as well which can be quite tender for a while.

Clove is good for mouth ulcers. I tend to use it undiluted the kids find it a bit strong and want it diluted! It doesn’t taste the best but it is great once it numbs the area.

We also found by chance that it is a great remedy for stings! Our daughter was stung on the forehead by a bee!  Crazy place I know to be stung but nevertheless.  The only things I had on hand were Ice Blue Rub and Clove so I put a bit of clove on the bite.  It had an almost immediate numbing effect and the sting did not get inflamed or red like I was expecting.   A lovely surprise as well as an affirmation that whatever oil I have at the time is perfect for whatever I need, and that the oils can be adaptable.


A blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Myrrh in a lozenge – we use these at the first sign of sore throats, ulcers, and lost teeth – the sugar and the oils are very soothing to tender gums – also helps with the bleeding after a tooth is lost.


This one is a great one – natures antibiotic! Rubbed on the soles of the feet it is beneficial for any little bugs or illness.  I use the diluted one on the kids as they find undiluted too hot and strong.  The Oregano Roll on Rub comes pre-diluted and handy to roll on.  I roll this one every 2-3 hours whilst they are sick and find that they recover quickly.


The fractionated Coconut Oil is great as a moisturiser, I like to rub some on before a shower or after a shower, great applied after sun, also handy to apply if oils are too hot – just apply directly over the oil and it will cool it down in a few seconds.


While it is considered to be a great remedy to calm the nervous system down, we have found it is also very useful in aligning the chakra or energy centres in the body. A little over each of the centres in the morning is a great way to start the day!

Smells amazing also when diffused with some wild orange!


This is pretty popular with the kids and is a great happy oil to use!   Great diffused with peppermint or rosemary for a happy energised space.  It is often referred to as the oil of abundance!  I like to rub a bit on my stomach when I am feeling a bit low in energy to give me a pep up!  Orange is one of those scents that people will either LOVE or HATE!  We of course LOVE it.

Also say 2 drops in the palm of your hand with 2 drops of peppermint – rub together and then inhale for a great pep up and clearing of the airways!

So there you go – these oils are our regular go-to oils on a day to day basis. I have an abundance of oils but find that these are so versatile and they can be used to treat most situations we have in our young family.

doTERRA essential oils are perfect for those looking for alternative health strategies to complement modern or allopathic health methods.

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