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doTerra Essential Oils {review and giveaway}

A few months ago I was contacted by Allison, of Health the Essential Way, a doTerra consultant, about doing a review and giveaway. Now, with doTerra being a multi-level marketing company, I did take a bit of extra time interviewing her, making sure that any rep I promote to my readers isn’t going to be spammy or pushy. I wanted to make sure that I was recommending a knowledgeable consultant that desires to help and educate, not push people to buy what they may not need.

And I found that in Allison, so I’m more than happy to recommend her to work with.

I also know that there is a lot of controversy out there right now with essential oils. Let’s not get in to that, mmmkay? Because while we could debate all day long about the quality of oils, one of the reasons I would choose to work with a consultant is because of personalized service. Have a question? Call a consultant? Unsure how to use a specific oil? Call a consultant. Need to ask someone what oils would be best to have on hand or to start your essential oil medicine kit? Call a consultant.

It’s as easy as that for me when a person might ask why certain brands of oil are more expensive than others. Quality aside, you get personalized service, and I was also sent a guide on how to use the oils for different ailments so that there was no guessing as I worked to find natural solutions to my family’s health concerns.

Peppermint_15mlI was sent a handful of oils to review, and it seemed very fitting that I had quite a doozy of a headache the day I received them. Right away I opened up my guide and found that the peppermint she sent could be used, and it even told me the six different points on which to apply it (I had normally only used two!). I quickly grabbed some carrier oil (I’m not a fan of using oils neat unless I have to – and I’ve always found that I get great results using them with a carrier oil) and applied the oil. Those extra application points really made a difference! A few hours later I reapplied and my headache never came back.

A couple other oils she sent stood out to me a bit:

Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
Known for its uplifting and mood-lightening attributes, clary sage is also widely used by women to soothe monthly discomfort associated with their menstrual cycles. It was also studied by noted expert Robert Tisserand for its mood-enhancing properties during massage. (source – doTerra)

Solace_Rollon-74x300Solace - Monthly Blend for Women (now called ClaryCalm)
Solace is a proprietary blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that have been traditionally used to balance hormones and manage symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause. Solace is a topical blend of clary sage, lavender, bergamot, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, ylang ylang, geranium, fennel, carrot seed, palmarosa and vitex that provides temporary respite from cramps, nausea, hot flashes, and the emotional swings sometimes associated with regular hormone cycles in women. (source – doTerra)

The Solace oil smells divine, and I love that it also has bergamot, an oil that was recommended to me by another friend as helpful in dealing with adrenal fatigue. (the scent may help to relax a person)

Allison mentioned this one to me as well, as they use it often with women who deal with hormone imbalance and infertility. For that reason, she wants to giveaway one bottle of Solace to one of my readers! (a value of $32.67)

Oh, but before we get to the giveaway, I also wanted to mention that she’s doing a FREE webinar all about fertility and essential oils.

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Up to 28% of couples struggle with infertility. Modern medicine offers invasive procedures and medications with long lists of side effects. Nature’s medicine offers the potential for healing through real food and essential oils. Join Health the Essential Way and Modern Wellness on Thursday, April 18 at 8 pm EST for Fertility and Essential Oils, a webinar with live questions and answers to follow. (Click here to sign up for the webinar)

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Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
Donielle is an author, amateur herbalist, lover of real food, and an advocate for natural health. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health, so much so that she is currently taking courses to become a master herbalist. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she began this blog in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to healing.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
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Comments

  1. I have been wanting to try DoTerra oils, I’d love to win this!

  2. I love Solace! Sometimes I even use it as perfume. :)

  3. Robyn Gray says:

    I have been wanting to try Solace!

  4. Love the idea of Purity, would love to know more. I’m just getting into essential oils and am super curious exactly HOW they work.

  5. id love to know more about purity

  6. I would love to try the sciatica blend. I love EO’s but have yet to try a blend.

  7. I would love to win a bottle of Solace!

  8. Christina K. says:

    Have recently come into the EO using family through a relative selling DoTerra. I hav suffered from chronic neck pain, migraines & headaces due to car accidents. In 4 months I have only had to use traditional medication one single time! All others have been treated with Pepermint, Lavender, & for the real bad ones, a little frankincense. Neck an back pain have been treated with the Deep Blue blend, sinus infection treated with eucalyptus – ALL WITH INCREDIBLE RESULTS! I would love to try the Solace blend as well!

  9. Julie W. says:

    I would like to know more about the Purify.

  10. I have several do terra oils and love them! I would really like on guard. I want to learn more about caring for a fever and the common cold.

  11. Marlo S. says:

    My son suffers terribly from allergies. I would love to know more about the three oils recommended for allergies.

  12. I’d like to know more about the headache blend and the ones for colds and sore throats. Hubby has sore throat and ear infection currently and would love to be able to give him natural relief.

  13. gabriella says:

    Would like to know more about purify.

  14. jessica w says:

    i would love to learn more about the allergies blend

  15. This would be neat to win. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  16. Stephanie says:

    I’m intrigued by Solace, and I would also like to try the fungus blend.

  17. I’ve heard about On Guard but do not know much about it. I would love to know more.

  18. Clear SKIN

  19. Danielle A says:

    Solace sounds great! I would gladly try it!

  20. Sandra G. says:

    I would love to try the Headache one!

  21. My husband and I are hoping for a second baby, so anything we can put in our tool bag for conceiving would be great!

  22. I’m dealing with adrenal fatigue and just learning about essential oils. Would love to try Solace!

  23. Kristin says:

    I have just started building my essential oils collection. I would love to win solace as I’ve been looking for an oil to help with monthly mood swings.

  24. Karen H. says:

    The Solace sounds divine! Would love to try it. I love Clary Sage so I know it will be great.

  25. Christine says:

    I only use essential oils for cleaning so far, but I’m interested in attempting to use them for more!

  26. I’ve been wanting to try DoTerra oils for a while now. Never tried a blend before, but would love to!

  27. I would love to try Solace! Also “Whisper” sounds really great as well.

  28. I would like to know more about Past Tense. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. jessica says:

    i would love to try out these oils!

  30. I think I’d like to try one of those wonderful blends!

  31. I’d love to know more about the PastTense.

  32. monica hartman says:

    I’ve been wanting to check out doTerrra for some time! I’m really interested in purify and the oils for allergies.

  33. Mallory E says:

    I was recently introduced to doTerra, so I’m interested in any of them!

  34. Stephanie W. says:

    I’ve recently been getting into essential oils more, too. I’d like to know more about Roman Chamomile. Many of the blends sound interesting!

  35. I would like to try breathe or colds.

  36. I would like to know more about Purify!

  37. Ashley Aré says:

    The Solace Oil sounds interesting as well as their Allergy Oil and the Bergamot for adrenal fatigue.

  38. I love doTERRA! I would love to know more about Solace, I haven’t tried that one yet. And I didn’t know thyme was helpful for colds! That’s good to know.

  39. The Clear Skin oil sounds great, I am looking for something natural to treat my persistent acne.

  40. Abi Craig says:

    What don’t I want to try?! Solace does sound interesting. I would like to add some Thyme to my cabinet and will also try the allergy relief recommendations for my son. Where do I find a roller bottle?

  41. Lisa K. says:

    I am definitely interested in the Solace, but am also interested in the AromaTouch. I am a labor doula and student midwife and I would love to try this with my clients!

  42. Laura H. says:

    I’d like to know more about the Clear Skin blend.

  43. Adrienne says:

    Have just recently been looking into essential oils. I would love to try the OnGuard. I often get headaches and don’t really have time to figure out what is really causing it-so I just take some Advil. Would love to have a more natural alternative for on the go times!!

  44. I would like more information about whisper and using it as a deoderant.

  45. Jasanna Czellar says:

    I’d love to know more about the Helichrysum!

  46. kimberly irvin says:

    Yes! I’m so excited to Starr building my oil stash. I’ve been eye balling the solace for my horrid periods and PCOS.

  47. Jessica says:

    I have been wanting to try the DoTerra oils. I would like to try a few others, especially the ones for allergies and asthma.

  48. I would love to know more about the oils that help with allergies and that can be used with cloth diapering.

  49. Emily N. says:

    I am interested in PastTense to see if it would help some of my family members with their migraines.

  50. Erianna Flores says:

    So curious about the Black Pepper oil and it’s uses! :)

  51. I’d love to try the Solace. Been TTC for a while now so anything that would help, I’m all ears!!

    • rachel hudson says:

      I would like to try whisper as well as the fungus. My husband has toe nail fungus that we cannot clear and I would love an alternative to the homemade deodorant that I make!

  52. Amy Van Dyke says:

    I’m new to EO’s and love what you’re doing on your website! Thank you!!

  53. Barbara says:

    I’m curious about on guard. We can all use an immune boost. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Christine says:

    I would like to try the solace.

  55. I woul love to check out the peppermint oil for headaches!

  56. Michelle says:

    I would love to try Solace! Sounds sooo GREAT! :) Thank you!

  57. I am curious about the fungus one for sure!

  58. I LOVE doTerra! Balance and clary sage are two of my favs.

  59. I would love to learn more about Balance and On Guard.

  60. Rebecca says:

    Would love this!!

  61. Nicole T says:

    Im interesting in the Solace

  62. I’d like to know more about the headache oils…

  63. I am so excited to see this giveaway! Thanks so much! I would like to learn more about On Guard.
    I posted about using essential oils, while cleaning, just last week!
    ~Linda
    http://www.lindalmartin.com
    http://www.ernestmartinjr.com

  64. Audrey 'Huss' Charba says:

    Never tried Solace, but have heard so many great things!

  65. Would love to try solace!

  66. Rebecca Christensen says:

    I’ve always wanted to know more about Deep Blue. I’ve got a lot of aches and pains and I wonder if it would help.

  67. I hate that I missed the give-away. However, I have a big question. I have ordered from Doterra before. I honestly don’t remember where I first heard of them- I just go to their page and order directly. So I don’t get any discount by going through a rep, but I don’t know a rep, so that’s just life.

    I have been soooo pleased with the oils I’ve ordered (5 different kinds so far). It’s been a such a good experience.

    But here is my question: I have NEVER received anything with any of my three orders that tells how to use the oils. Honestly, with my first purchase, I was a little shocked to open the box and find two bubble wrapped bottles, a simple packing slip, and nothing else. I thought there would at least be a print-out of suggestions or anything? So, does this info that you mention (like extra places to put the peppermint oil for headaches- I only know to put it straight on my forehead!) does this info come from your rep? Is that the advantage?

    How can I get info like that? I have googled about essential oils- but I really want info directly from Doterra because I know their oils are different/better in some ways (as in, most of the info on the internet says to never ingest any oil- but I know that is ok with Doterra oils that are marked for internal).

    Thanks for the help!

    • donielle says:

      @Jennifer, Allison, the doTerra consultant that sponsored this giveaway, is probably a good one to talk to about specifics. You can find here at http://www.healththeessentialway.com

      (and there is quite a debate on whether or not oils should be ingested at all – from any company. Just so you know. :-) Because there are people that say all oils basically come from the same distillers. Others also say that oils should not be used internally no matter the quality. So it really is up to you on whether or not you’re comfortable with the practice)

  68. Hello Ladies, as a Licensed Massage Therapist I have tried multiple different essential oils. Now I only use Doterra products, they have a huge variety that can aid in healing a lot of different health issues. To name a couple is Breathe-calms asthma attacks and is way better than Vicks with sick kiddos. Deep Blue- is a topical treatment of pain- this stuff is amazing!!! Just to support and back up the product.

  69. just me says:

    Some of us with families have to choose between good organic food, shoes & clothing for the kids, heat in the house, gasoline for the car, and doTERRA essential oils, and usually the extremely high cost of the oils (not to mention their MLM scheme) prohibits that choice, quite unfortunately. Sigh.

  70. I know this is an older post… but I’m researching essential oils for fertility and have read in multiple places that Clary Sage isn’t safe during pregnancy, which makes sense due to it’s hormone-influencing properties… but do you know if it’s safe to use Clary Sage and/or Solace during your two-week-wait (aka luteal phase), if you’re actively TTC? I don’t want to mess up my body’s hormones or my very tiny baby should I become pregnant.

    Thanks!

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