Top 10 essential oils for wintertime

Using essential oils can help alleviate much of the discomfort brought on by the changing seasons! Winter brings some of the darkest, coldest, and gloomiest days of the year. Here are our top 10 essential oils for wintertime.

Uplifting and Motivating: doTERRA Cheer, doTERRA Motivate
®, and Neroli Touch

Any oil in the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ System can be used to help alleviate negative emotions that arise during the winter, but two oils in particular can help bolster your mood when you are unhappy or discouraged. doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend combines citrus and spice oils to provide a boost when you need cheering up. doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend utilizes the calming and uplifting benefits of citrus and mint oils to energize you, give you courage to face pessimism and doubts, and help create feelings of self-assurance. 

Another great oil for relieving occasional anxious or unsettled feelings is doTERRA Neroli Touch. Apply Neroli Touch to your palms and cup your hands over your nose, breathing deeply, to feel more relaxed and at peace. Use Neroli Touch, doTERRA Cheer, or doTERRA Motivate (or combinations of the three) on your wrists or the back of your neck to help lift your spirits and bring a little sunshine back into your day. 

Smooth Skin: Rose Touch and Lavender

Cold, dry, and windy weather leaves skin dry and irritated. Rose oil is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and has a calming and reassuring aroma.* Use Lavender oil and doTERRA Rose Touch oil with your moisturizer to soothe, moisturize, and ease occasional irritation and dryness, bringing back a balance of moisture to your skin.* Together these oils can be especially useful for soothing chapped knuckles, elbows and knees.

Well-being and Clear Breathing: doTERRA On Guard®, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint

The changing seasons brings an onslaught of environmental threats. To help protect against seasonal threats and support healthy immune function, diffuse doTERRA On Guard in your home.* There are many great doTERRA On Guard products to aid in supporting healthy immune function.*

A few oils to use to help promote clear breathing include Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil. Apply over the chest, add to steamy bathwater, or diffuse at night to aid in promoting feelings of open airways. Be careful to dilute both Eucalyptus and Peppermint for skin sensitivity. (For young or particularly sensitive essential oil users, consider using Melaleuca and Spearmint oil in place of Eucalyptus and Peppermint. Both are gentler oils that can assist in feelings of clear breathing.)

Digestion and Appetite: DigestZen
® and Slim & Sassy®

Whether you have a New Year’s resolution to eat smarter, you are recovering from poor holiday eating, or you just want to give extra care to your digestive system, these two oils can help alleviate discomfort and support healthy digestive function. 

Fennel, Peppermint, and Ginger are just a few of the oils starring in DigestZen, the “tummy tamer” blend. Put a few drops of DigestZen in your water or rub on your stomach or the bottom of your feet to help relieve occasional stomach discomfort.*

Slim & Sassy blend not only helps to curb cravings and manage your appetite, but also helps support a healthy metabolism when taken internally.* The aromas of Grapefruit and Cinnamon, along with Lemon, Peppermint, and Ginger, are also uplifting and comforting. A few drops of Slim & Sassy in a glass of cold water can help you manage cravings and ease discomfort.*

Which oils help you get through the hardest parts of winter? Let us know in the comments!

27 Essential oils for $25 or Less

When you’re starting out with essential oils, the potential impact they could have on your overall health and wellness is exciting. Beyond the Introductory Trio, however, the options can sometimes seem endless and overwhelming. Another complicating factor is that everyone’s body is unique, and it is important to try out various oils to find what is most effective for you.

To save you from the headache of trying to figure out where to start, we have created a list of 27 oils that will allow you to experiment with a wide variety of benefits in a way that is easy on your budget. In fact, both Wholesale Customers and Wellness Advocates can enjoy any of these oils for $25 or less.

Essential Oil Singles

  1. Basil: $24
    After an active day, massage Basil into your skin to relax any feelings of tension. Similarly, you can ease some of the effects of menstrual cycles by taking one drop of Basil in a Veggie Capsule.*

    According to research, Basil can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes. This works because oils are oil-soluble, and effective at dissolving through the surface of your skin and entering your pores.

  2. Cassia: $19
    When it comes to taking an oil internally, Cassia has many benefits for multiple systems. For example, take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule, to assist in circulatory and cardiovascular health.* By taking the oil internally, you will also be giving a helping hand to both your immune and digestive systems.* Uniquely, it also helps maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range, supports a healthy metabolism, and contributes vital antioxidant properities.*

    Some notes on usage: While Cassia can be used topically, it must always be diluted with a carrier oil as it is classified as a hot oil. To take Cassia internally, always use a Veggie Capsule. Do not add it to drinking water.

  3. Cedarwood: $13.00
    The scent of Cedarwood oil naturally repels insects, especially moths; put a drop on a cotton ball and leave in your closet or drawers or in storage sheds to help keep them away. Cedarwood oil also improves the appearance of skin imperfections, and has the power to soothe the mind and body. Add it to homemade cleaners for its cleansing properties.
  4. Clove: $16.00
    Another internal powerhouse, Clove combats free radicals with its antioxidant properties and helps to maintain a healthy immune system.* Clove may also help support the lungs and respiratory tract, the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, the joints, the liver, the nervous system, and metabolism.*

    The same rules for Cassia apply to Clove, another hot oil. Always dilute to use topically, and take internally using Veggie Capsules.

  5. Cypress: $15.50
    Many of Cypress’s benefits come from its energizing aroma. Not only is it perfect for when you’re feeling sluggish and need a boost before working out, it is also helpful to promote vitality and energy before going outside to garden. When used on your skin, it provides calming and cleansing effects, improves the appearance of oily skin, and helps to reduce blemishes.
  6. Douglas Fir: $19.50
    A piney favorite, Douglas Fir can be easily diffused to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. As it diffuses throughout the room, you will also find that it promotes a sense of focus if you’re trying to get something done. Finally, add this unique tree oil to your lotion for a cleansing and purifying boost.
  7. Eucalyptus: $17
    Also a tree oil, Eucalyptus is cleansing for surfaces and the air you breathe. Put a few drops at the bottom of your shower to experience the mind clearing benefits, and to invigorate the senses. It also offers soothing comfort to the lower abdomen during menstruation—simply massage into the abdomen daily.
  8. Fennel, Sweet: $15
    Fennel may support healthy blood flow and a healthy cardiovascular system.* If you’re ever trying to stay away from sugar, but can’t seem to find the willpower to stick to your goal, try drinking a drop of Fennel in water to battle your sweet-tooth cravings.* While you’re doing this, you will also reap the benefits Fennel may possess to promote overall cellular health.*
  9. Grapefruit: $18
    A major component of a favorite doTERRA blend, Slim & Sassy®, Grapefruit is an excellent choice to diffuse when you’re trying to make a lifestyle change for the better, whether it be exercise or eating a healthier diet. Add one or two drops to water and support your metabolism in a healthy way.*
  10. Juniper Berry: $19
    One of the more commonly known benefits of Juniper Berry is its use in supporting a healthy urinary tract as well as kidneys.* It is also internally cleansing—we recommend adding it to citrus drinks as part of a natural cleansing routine.* Used topically, it is an excellent skin toner that will reduce the appearance of blemishes and give you a clear, healthy complexion.
  11. Lemon: $11
    Harvested in Sicily, Lemon is a doTERRA must-have oil that comes in the doTERRA Introductory Kit. It is helpful to ingest when you’re experiencing seasonal respiratory discomfort, and also to support healthy respiratory function.* Add it to olive oil for a chemical-free furniture polish to clean and shine wood finishes. Use Lemon in an oral rinse to soothe your mouth and throat.
  12. Lemongrass: $10
    Aside from being useful for flavoring food, another major benefit of Lemongrass is its soothing support after a hard workout. Combine with Fractionated Coconut oil and massage into the skin wherever your body needs it most. If you love being outdoors, rub or spritz on the skin before heading outside to naturally repel insects.
  13. Lime: $13
    This essential oil may support the health of the brain and nervous system, while also having calming properties.* It may support healthy lung and respiratory function.* In addition to supporting gastrointestinal function and a healthy colon, Lime can also help relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion.* Lime may also help to support cardiovascular health.*
  14. Marjoram: $19
    The more gentle relative of Oregano, Marjoram is useful for creating a relaxing environment when your fussy child needs a nap, but just won’t settle. To help, apply Marjoram to their feet. For yourself, when your muscles are tired or stressed, add Marjoram to a massage blend.
  15. Melaleuca: $21
    For occasional skin irritations, apply onto affected areas, diluting as necessary. Because of Tea Tree’s purifying properties, you can apply it to the bottom of your feet or the inside of your shoes for a refresher. It has some specific internal uses as well—taken in a Veggie Capsule, Melaleuca supports healthy joint function and can soothe soreness after exercise.* It also supports healthy lung and respiratory function.*
  16. Rosemary: $16
    A well-known herb, Rosemary oil can be taken internally to support healthy internal organ function.* Specifically, it supports both healthy respiratory and digestive function.* Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.* Apply to scalp and massage for an abundant-looking head of hair.
  17. Siberian Fir: $20
    Put a few drops in the palms of your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale deeply for a relaxing aroma. Internally, you can add it to tea to calm your senses and support a relaxed mood. Alternatively, you can add a drop or two to your moisturizer and apply to the back of the neck or bottom of the feet to help balance emotions and soothe anxious feelings. Apply to muscles and joints or use with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a massage.
  18. Tangerine: $15
    Citrus oils are typically mood-boosters, and the soothing and relaxing aroma of Tangerine is no different. To boost energy and uplift mood, place one to two drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room.

    You can also apply Tangerine to flex points or abdomen to promote feelings of happiness.

  19. Wild Orange: $10.00
    Add a drop of Wild Orange to your water for a burst of flavor, to provide antioxidants that combat free radical damage, and to promote overall health.* When the temperature drops outside, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.* During clean up, use Wild Orange in a spray bottle with water to cleanse and purify counter tops, tables and other surfaces. Additionally, you can improve your home’s scent and purify the air by placing a few drops of Wild Orange on your air filter.

    A note on using Wild Orange: as a photosensitive oil, avoid using it on the skin if you will be going outside in the next 12 hours.

  20. Wintergreen: $22.00
    Wintergreen contains the same active chemical compound as Birch (an oil not currently for sale at doTERRA), which means that their uses are similar. For example, you can massage the oil into your hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise. The strong minty aroma of Wintergreen combats any odor; place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag to reduce the presence of negative odors.

Essential Oil Blends

doTERRA also has a few favorite blends for $20 or less:

  1. doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend: $21
  2. doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend: $22
  3. Citrus Bliss® Invigorating Blend: $18
  4. PastTense® Tension Blend: $19.50
  5. Purify Cleansing Blend: $20
  6. TerraShield® Outdoor Blend: $10.50
  7. doTERRA Forgive® Renewing Blend: $20

Note: Cost reflects wholesale pricing; retail cost is higher. Prices also reflect cost at publication date and are in US dollars for the US market. These are current prices for 2019.