Can essential oils help with Vertigo?

Have you ever suffered from vertigo?

Sometimes vertigo is attributed to an inner ear infection that affects the vestibular nerve. The vestibular nerve can help you respond to sensory stimuli, and help you to know where you are as you move your body.

 If you are looking for a more natural approach, essential oils are the way to go.



Peppermint is used for many reasons, and has been used for many centuries. It can help relieve the vertigo as well as help relieve the nausea that may accompany it.

Peppermint has the ability to cool you and make you feel refreshed, which takes away from the “fainting” feeling. Place a few drops into your diffuser and inhale the benefits. Alternatively, you may add a few drops to a cotton pad and just inhale the vapour.


Ginger has properties that are very well known for treating nausea. Most people are not aware that it is also effective in relieving vertigo. Ginger helps to improve blood flow to your brain and relieve dizziness. Place one or two drops at the nape of your neck, on the bottom of your feet, and behind your ears. You can also put a few drops in your diffuser.


Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils, and with good reason. It has a ton of properties that are good for a variety of ailments. The smell of lavender is sweet and relaxing. It helps to relieve dizziness, depression, and helps you sleep.

Add some drops to your room diffuser or you can use a few dabs on your skin, spray a little on your pillow, or take a bath with it.


Basil has anti-septic properties that can help reduce dizziness and vertigo.

Add 10–12 drops to a pot of hot water. When steam forms, place your face over it and put a towel over your head, covering the pot; breathe in. You can also use it in your diffuser.


Clary Sage is a great oil to help combat vertigo. Clary sage can help balance the nervous system, and act as a sedative. In addition, it has been used as a remedy for seizures and anxiety attacks.

Add a few drops to your diffuser, or add a few drops to a pot of hot water and breathe it in deeply. You can also use a diffuser. When you inhale the vapors, your nerves will be calmer and your senses heightened. Be careful when applying sage oil on your skin as there may be adverse effects. As always, make sure you dilute all essential oils with a carrier oil, if you are applying directly to your skin.


Rosemary oil can be helpful in relieving dizziness, depression, and fatigue. It can also alleviate migraine headaches. Use with your diffuser, or by adding some oil to a pot of hot water and inhaling with a towel over your head, and covering the pot.


Frankincense is a resin that is obtained from the sap of the Boswellia family of trees. Place a few drops of oil a the base of the neck or at the temples of the head. You can also breathe in the benefits by adding a few drops to your diffuser or a hot pot of water. This is a great oil that can assist in reducing vertigo from middle ear infections, anxiety attacks, and stress.

If vertigo persists, and you are unable to relieve it with essential oils, ensure you see your doctor immediately. Vertigo may be a symptom of a serious health condition that needs evaluation and treatment from health professionals.

Always dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil when applying to the skin. Always use with caution, especially the ones with stronger scent. They can have side-effects, and may not be tolerated well in people with respiratory illnesses. Essential oils should not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding or by people who have immune system deficiencies. If you are using a citrus essential oil, ensure that you do not go into direct sunlight after applying to the skin. Citrus essential oils can be photo-toxic.

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.

What is Brain Health?


     It’s easy to remember to take care of your physical needs, but have you ever considered the importance of tending to your psychological health? In a video ,Mariza Snyder, doTERRA® Wellness Advocate discusses a few elements of brain health. Mariza want’s to create a culture with her doTERRA team that centered on healthy living and nutrition. Brain health refers to the ability to remember, learn, play, concentrate and maintain a clear, active mind. Mariza became certified in nutrition and got involved in green smoothies and promoting a plant-based lifestyle. It was from there that she was introduced to essential oils, and found that they completed her mission for plant-based health. Mariza shares her favorite essential oils that help her maintain mental clarity, stay focused, and feel motivated.


     According to Mariza, ensuring that your brain is functioning at an ideal capacity starts with your physical health. Three areas she suggests focusing on are supplementation, nutrition, and usage of essential oils. Every day, Mariza takes the doTERRA Life Long Vitality Pack®, Mito2Max®, DigestZen TerraZyme®, and PB Assist®+. Each of these supplements works together to give the body energy and aid in the healthy digestion of food, as well as offer many other cellular benefits. In addition to these supplements, she uses a myriad of essential oils on a daily basis. Some of her favorites are Rosemary, Motivate, Basil, Frankincense, Patchouli, InTune®, and Peppermint. Mariza recommends using these products consistently for best results.


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Mariza Snyder , doterra wellness advocate