Dr. Mom Handout (Common Ailments Oils Can Help)

With DoTERRA Essential Oils 
“I finally figured out how to use essential oils –
     You can use all of the oils 3 ways; Topically, Internally (drip into an empty gel cap) and with the diffuser.  If the bottle has a ‘supplement’ box on the label, you can feel completely safe using it internally.  When diluting* the essential oils, use one drop of Coconut Oil for one or two drops of the essential oil.  It is not necessary to dilute the essential oils, but for some essential oils which are particularly cool (Peppermint, Wintergreen) or hot (Oregano, Cinnamon, Clove, Cassia), it may not be comfortable on your skin without diluting, and may be particularly uncomfortable for a child.  If you use an oil without diluting and it is uncomfortable to the recipient, simply apply a small amount of coconut oil and it will quickly resolve the problem.  Also, if you are using the oils on an open sore or wound, it is always a good idea to dilute with coconut oil.  Diffusion is powerful because the child can breathe it in and it kills microorganisms in the air which helps stop the spread of sickness.
     If the oils get in the eyes, it will sting but will not do damage.  Simply rub a few drops of your diluter oil on the eye and it will help to relieve the suffering. You can combine and mix any of the oils as much as you like and the oils are safe with any medication.
     If you are not sure how to apply the oil, know that you can ALWAYS rub it on the bottoms of the feet and you will get the full affect. This can be a great way when using them on children because they are less likely to rub it in their eyes. For a small problem, 2 or 3 applications** a day is probably enough.  For more serious problems like RSV, apply every hour or half hour.  For pain and digestion remedies you would typically rub the oils right on the spot of discomfort.  For oral application, dilute with Coconut oil and rub on gums or teeth or swish around in the mouth.  If there are special instructions for a particular illness, it is listed below in the appropriate section.
      The beauty of the essential oils is that the research has consistently proven them to be healthy for our cells.  They repair and assist our bodies at a cellular level so when you are not sure which oils to use, don’t be afraid to use several oils and the body will gain a myriad of benefits

*For diluting you can also use Olive Oil, Vegatable Oil, Grapeseed Oil among others
**An application is usually 2 to 4 drops of an oil.

Acne: Purify, Melaleuca, Geranium, Vetiver, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Clove
Allergies: Lavender and Wintergreen
Arthritis: Wintergreen, Deep Blue, Peppermint, Clove, Helichrysum, Frankincense
Asthma: Wintergreen, Breathe, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, Marjoram
ADD/ADHD: Vetiver, Lavender, Serenity, Sandalwood, Peppermint,
Bad Breath: Blend:Peppermint, Lemon, Clove, & Melaleuca; can also use Cinnamon
Bee Sting: Melrose, Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Purify, Deep Blue
Blisters: Melaleuca, Lavender, Purify
Blood Pressure: Marjoram and Lavender
Boils: Melaleuca, Clove, Thyme, Oregano, Purify, On Guard
Broken Bones: Thyme, Deep Blue, Helichrysum, Wintergreen Peppermint, Lemongrass, Frankincense
Breastfeeding: (Dry cracked nipples) Myrrh, Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood
Breastfeeding: (Mastitis) Melaleuca, Thyme, Clove, Rosemary, Lavender, Deep Blue, Frankincense
Bronchitis: Breathe, On Guard, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Wintergreen, Oregano, Melaleuca, Myrrh,
Purify, Deep Blue, Clove
Bug Bites: Purify, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Rosemary, Deep Blue
Burns 1st &2nd Lavender, Helichrysum
Burns 3rd Deg: Wintergreen, Deep Blue, Peppermint, Basil, Lavender, Oregano
Canker Sores: On Guard, Clove, Lavender, Sandalwood, Thyme, Peppermint, Purify
Carpal Tunnel: Wintergreen, Marjoram, Peppermint, Basil, Cypress, Lemongrass, Deep Blue
Cartilage Injury: Wintergreen, Peppermint, White Fir, Marjoram, Lemongrass, Frankincense, Helichrysum
Cellulite: Grapefruit, Rosemary, Lemon, Cypress, Lemongrass
Cholesterol: (High) Lemongrass, Rosemary, Clove, Helichrysum
Cleaning:Antiseptic Melaleuca, On Guard, Thyme, Clove, Oregano, All Citrus Oils, Rosemary, Cinnamon,Cassia
Colds: (regular) On Guard, Peppermint, Thyme, Oregano, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Purify
Colds: (Head) Breathe, On Guard, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint, Rosemary, Wintergreen, Lemon
Constipation: Peppermint, Digestzen, Ginger,
Concentration: Basil, Lemon, Rosemary, Vetiver, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Frankincense
Cough: On Guard, Breathe, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Marjoram, Serenity
Cramps: Abdominal Ginger, Peppermint, digestzen, rosemary
Dandruff: Melaleuca, rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender
Depression: Combine: Balance, Serenity & Elevation, Also; Frankincense, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, 
Rosemary. Lemon
Diarrhea: Digestzen, Ginger, Oregano, Clove, Lemon
Dizziness: Peppermint, Basil, Sandalwood, Frankincense
Ear Ache/: Melaleuca, Wintergreen, Purify, Thyme, lavender, Rosemary, Helichrysum, Peppermint, 
Eucalyptus, Deep Blue, On Guard
Ear Infect: (w/out pain) On Guard, Thyme, Wintergreen
Emotional Trauma Serenity, Balance, Frankincence, lavender, Lemon,
Epilipsy: Frankincense, Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood
Flu: Oregano, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, melaleuca, Digestzen, On Guard, Purify
Fungus:Athlete’s Foot Peppermint, Melaleuca, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Lavender, Thyme, On Guard, Purify
Fungus: (Intestinal) Combine: Oregano, Lemon & Melaleuca, Also; Lemongrass, Cumin, Geranium, Thyme, 
Peppermint, lavender, Rosemary
Fungus:Ringworm&Skn Melaleuca, Geranium, On Guard, lavender, rosemary, Lemongrass, Oregano
Fungus: (Thrush) (Mouth) Clove, Cinnamon, Peppermint, rosemary, Geranium, Orange, Lavender
Fungus:(Vag.Yeast Inf.) Melaleuca (on a tampon), Lemongrass,  lavender, rosemary, Geranium, Peppermint, 
Thyme (Combine some of these in a douche)
Gas/Flatulence: Digestzen, Peppermint
Headache: Peppermint, Wintergreen, Deep Blue, Lavender, Frankincense, Clove, Eucalyptus
Headache: (Sinus) Breathe, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Deep Blue, melaleuca, Rosemary, Lavender, Geranium
Head Lice: Melaleuca or blend: Thyme lavender, Geranium, Also; Peppermint, Thyme, Rosemary
Heartburn: Ginger, Lemon, Basil, Idaho Tansy, Sage, Sandalwood
Hemorrhoids: Basil, Wintergreen, Cypress, Helichrysum, Myrrh, Lemon, Peppermint
Hives: Wintergreen, Peppermint, Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca
Indigestion: Digestzen, Peppermint,  Ginger, Cumin, Grapefruit
Infection: (Bacterial & Viral) On Guard, Oregano, Thyme, rosemary, Lemongrass, Clove, Rosewood, Melaleuca, Geranium, 
Inflammation: Frankincense, Wintergreen, Myrrh, Clove, Lavender, Thyme,  Peppermint, Melaleuca, 
Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Helichrysum
Insomnia: Lavender, Orange, Serenity
Ligament Sprain (or tear) Deep Blue, Peppermint, Helichrysum, Lavender, Basil, Frankincense, Lemongrass
Menstrual Cramps:  Lavender, Clary Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Cypress, Vetiver
Migraine: Combine: Peppermint, Wintergreen & Frankincense, Also; Deep Blue, Lavender, Helichrysum
Mono:  On Guard, Thyme, Frankincense, Oregano
Muscles: (brusied) Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Deep Blue, Serenity
Muscles: (Sore) Rosemary, Deep Blue, Marjoram, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Ginger, Lavender
Muscle Spasms: Wintergreen,  Rosemary, Marjoram, Basil,  Deep Blue
Narcolepsy: Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary
Nausea: Peppermint,  Ginger,  Wintergreen,
Nosebleeds: Helichrysum, Geranium, Lavender, Cypress
Pain: Deep Blue, Wintergreen, Peppermint (for pain), Frankincense (for inflammation), Helichrysum
Parasites: Lemongrass, On Guard,   Basil, Peppermint, ginger,  Melaleuca, Rosemary
Pink Eye: Melaleuca, Purify, Lavender
PMS Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang,
Pneumonia: Breathe, On Guard, Oregano, Melaleuca, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Peppermint,
Restless Leg Synd: , Wintergreen, Serenity, Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Cypress, Roman Chamomile
RSV: (babies) Eucalyptus, Breathe, On Guard, Purify, Rosemary, Basil, Frankincense, Wintergreen,  Oregano, 
Melaleuca, Clove, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint and Thyme
Runny Nose: Breathe
Scars:(& scar tiss.) Helichrysum, Lavender, Cypress, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Shingles: On Guard, Melaleuca, Oregano, Sandalwood, Thyme, Peppermint
Shock: Peppermint,  Frankincense, Basil, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Sinus Infect. Breathe, Peppermint, On Guard, Eucalyptus,  Thyme, Melaleuca, Rosemary
Skin: Chapped or Dry Myrrh, Sandalwood, Roman Cham.,  Geranium, Lavender
Skin: Diaper Rash Lavender, Helichrysum,  Cypress
Skin: Eczema Lavender, Myrrh,  Geranium, Rosewood, Purify
Skin: Fungal Melaleuca, Lemongrass, Oregano,  Lavender
Skin: Psoriasis Roman Chamomille, Melaleuca,  Helichrysum, Lavender
Sprain:  Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lemon grass, Wintergreen, Basil, Cypress,
Strep Throat: Combine: 1 drop Oregano, 2 drops Lemon in small glass and gargle every hour (very strong)
Stress: Lavender, Balance, Serenity, Roman Chamomile,  Marjoram,  Sandalwood, Frankincense
Tear Ducts blocked Lavender
Tendonitis: Marjoram, Lavender, Vetiver, Wintergreen, Deep Blue, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
Toothache: (or infect. of gums or mouth) Clove, Melaleuca, Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Oregano, On Guard, Deep Blue
Ulcer: (Stomach) Lemongrass, Digestzen, Lemon, Oregano, Thyme
Varicose Veins: Helichrysum, Wintergreen, Cypress, Geranium, Clove, Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender
Warts: Cinnamon
Wounds/Scrapes /Cuts: Lavender, Melaleuca, On Guard, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Wintergreen, thyme, Oregano, 
Wrinkles: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Cypress , Lavender, Geranium, Rosewood, Sandalwood