Doterra’s recycling initiative

Join us in helping the environment with the doTERRA recycling initiative

doTERRA is dedicated to protecting our beautiful planet, but we can’t do it alone! We encourage our customers to properly recycle or upcycle doTERRA packaging after enjoying their products. By keeping our planet clean, we can keep making your favorite essential oils for years to come. Read below to see what you can do to help us take care of the earth.

Can doTERRA Packaging be Recycled?

Yes! doTERRA essential oil bottles, their packaging, and any supplement bottles can-and should-be recycled. doTERRA is dedicated to recycling materials so that they don’t go to waste. Our hope is that everyone will help us by recycling empty bottles and packaging.

The first step in recycling doTERRA packaging is knowing what the material is. This information can be found on the bottom of each bottle, but here’s a quick guide for doTERRA products and their plastic types:

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How Do I Recycle doTERRA Bottles?

The easiest way to find your nearest amber glass recycling location is by entering your zip code into the Recycle Nation box below.

You may also find location that accept different materials for recycling, as the process can be different depending on the area. While doTERRA packaging is recyclable, your local municipality has the final say about what they will and won’t recycle.

Disclaimer: Recycle Nation is specific to the U.S., this does not apply to international countries.

Homemade holiday cookies with Essential oils

Happy Holiday’s everyone .I have been baking 5-9 dozen cookies for a week straight and I will keep going with these. I’m 50 this year and baking ccokies was something I have been doing since I was 7 and I was looking for a treat. We didn’t have chocolate chips or brown sugar but we did have cream of tartar and cinnamon  and sugar. My sister who was 5 thought I was genius. The cookies came out so good. I was hooked as a cookie maker. The look on someone face when your give them homemade cookies is priceless. Eating cookies a few minutes after their out of the oven, yum! The cookies are different from the tradition Cook Books from my youth. As I’ve gotting older get added benefits to my food to improve my aging is a must. Changing bad habits for better ones without anyone noticing is key. #Don’tTellTheKids there a essential oils in the cookies. I’m providing holistic and healthy options so I can live long enough to help save our planet.

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Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings:2 dozen

Prep Time:7 min

Cook Time:10–12 min

Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1½ teaspoons natural red food coloring
1½ cups all-purpose flour
2½ tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon corn starch
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butters and sugars.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients.
  6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

Tips:

Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.

Snickerdoodles

Servings:2 dozen

Prep Time:7 min

Cook Time:10–12 min

Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda

Roll cookie balls in:
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butters and sugars.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients.
  6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

Tips:

Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.

Gingersnaps

Servings:2 dozen

Prep Time:7 min

Cook Time:10–12 min

Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
¼ cup dark molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1–3 drops Ginger essential oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Roll cookie balls in:
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butters and sugars.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients.
  6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

Tips:

Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.

Chocolate Cookies

Servings:2 dozen

Prep Time:7 min

Cook Time:10–12 min

Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
⅔ cup cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butters and sugars.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients.
  6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

Tips:

Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings:4 dozen

Prep Time:7 min

Cook Time:10–12 min

Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 drop Cardamom essential oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butters and sugars.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients.
  6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

Tips:

Change the essential oil used to adjust flavor and create a unique cookie experience. Melted chocolate and sprinkles can make a simple cookie festive.

What is Clove Essential Oil?

What Is Clove Essential Oil Made From?

Clove essential oil can be made from the blossoms, branches, or leaves of the tree. The highest quality and most potent clove oil comes from the blossoms, due to the rich concentration of eugenol contained in the buds. Eugenol gives Clove essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of benefits. Essential oil from the stem and leaves of the clove tree is more plentiful, and therefore considerably cheaper, but does not have the same potency. doTERRA Clove essential oil is steam distilled in Madagascar and Indonesia from clove blossoms for maximum potency and efficacy.

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Can I Use Clove Essential Oil In My Mouth?

Clove essential oil is most well-known for its oral health benefits and it is commonly used in dental practice to soothe teeth and gums. Since Clove is a hot oil, remember that it should always be diluted. To make a natural mouthwash, place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.

What Is Clove Oil Used For?

  • Clove essential oil has a long list of internal benefits.*
  • It supports the stomach and gastrointestinal tract and helps enhance the absorption of important nutrients.*
  • It may also help support the lungs and respiratory tract, the joints, liver, nervous system, cardiovascular health, and metabolism.*
  • Clove helps support healthy cellular function and promotes a healthy immune response when under stress.*
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How Do You Use Clove Essential Oil?

To take Clove internally, take a drop in water or in a veggie capsule daily. The oil is also used in cooking and baking, and is featured in many recipes, like gingerbread and pumpkin spice. Just a drop adds a spicy flavor while providing internal health benefits.* Clove essential oil is also popularly used in massage for its warming sensation. Prized since ancient times in China and India, Cloves became popular in Europe during the middle ages.

Where Does Clove Come From?

Native to the legendary Spice Islands of Indonesia, the clove tree, Eugenia caryophyllata, is a large flowering tree with a warm, spicy, and woody fragrance that naturally repels insects.

Repels Lice and other insects!

Clove blends well with Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Cassia, Fennel, and Cedarwood.

Looking for more Clove oil uses? Check out these tutorials on the doTERRA Product Blog for more ideas:
Bath Salt Ornaments
Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing
Winter White Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Cookies 
Essential Cologne

Fun Fact: Clove gets its name from the Latin word clavus, meaning “nail.” This is a fitting name, as the buds of clove resemble small tacks or nails.

Sleep and Junk food

Sleep is one of the most important factors in overall health, and possibly the most overlooked. Epidemiological evidence supports a link between sleep and weight management, and it is believed that this is primarily due to its influence on metabolic and endocrine function, but it is now being discovered that sleep deprivation may directly influence the central brain mechanisms that govern our food desires. The most effective way to quench that craving for junk food may be to improve your sleeping habits.

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In a study published in Nature Communications, the brains of 23 healthy young adults were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) after a night of normal sleep and another after interrupted sleep. What the fMRI found was that a single day of sleep deprivation resulted in significant acute inhibition of frontal lobe activity. The frontal lobe, often referred to as the frontal cortex, regulates complex cognitive functions such as problem solving, planning, selective attention, and reward response. This inhibition resulted in participants expressing increased cravings for unhealthy foods the following day.

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These findings may provide some insight as to why epidemiological studies have regularly correlated sleep deprivation with higher rates of obesity. Decision-making is best accomplished when one is fully rested and when attempting to manage weight, there is no more important decision than food choice. For best results, make sure to factor adequate sleep into your healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Dr. Damian Rodriguez talks about the importance of sleep for weight management success.

Conclusion
Science continues to confirm the notion that optimum health is the result of adherence to the principles of the doTERRA Wellness Lifestyle Pyramid. If you are finding it increasingly difficult to fight off those sugar cravings, try diffusing your favorite calming essential oil and taking 1–2 doTERRA Serenity® Restful Complex Softgels and sleeping your way to improved dietary habits.

Rest

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Possibly the most ignored and underrated factor of overall health and well-being is sleep.

Research has shown that sleep quantity and quality directly influence almost every component of health. Sleep deficiency has been directly linked to dysfunction of nearly every body system, and recent research suggests it has a negative influence on healthy lifestyle behaviors as well, specifically proper nutrition and exercise. Proper sleep hygiene as well as adequate quality and quantity of sleep are important for optimum health. Setting up a daily regimen of essential oil use, along with some key supplements, can go a long way toward helping you get the rest your body needs for lifelong health and vitality. Screen Shot 2019-11-23 at 9.07.16 AMOne way you can incorporate essential oils into your bedtime routine is by diffusing your favorite calming oils and blends just before bed. Below are doTERRA Science articles focused on the health benefits and medical implications of a good night’s sleep.

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