Part 1: Introduction to Oils
Part 2: Dive Deeper
- Lesson 1: Lavender Essential Oil
- Lesson 2: Lemon Essential Oil
- Lesson 3: Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lesson 4: Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Lesson 5: Oregano Essential Oil
- Lesson 6: Frankincense Essential Oil
- Lesson 7: On Guard Essential Oil Blend
- Lesson 8: Breathe Essential Oil Blend
- Lesson 9: ZenGest Essential Oil Blend
- Lesson 10: Deep Blue Essential Oil Blend
- Lesson 11: Lifelong Vitality Pack (LLV) Supplements
Part 3, Section 1: Essential Oils For Mind & Mood
Part 3, Section 2: Essential Oils For Body
Part 3, Section 3: Essential Oils For Home
Part 4: Thank You Learning!
Lesson 3: The Gut & Brain
Do you have trouble focusing?
I often struggle with staying focused when things get a little chaotic. This is likely do to adrenal stress. Thankfully, there are essential oils that can help with this too! (Now do you believe how beneficial essential oils are to virtually every area of your life?)
If you need a quick pick-me-up, essential oils worth checking out include juniper berry, rosemary, lime, grapefruit, lemon, and frankincense.
I also get great results using a drop of Frankincense under the tongue. Consider using it on a road trip when you begin to get tired. Often after just one drop you’ll be able to go for an extra 2 hours without being drowsy. The reason has nothing to do with frankincense being a stimulant, but rather its active role in balancing and toning the nervous system. In fact, that is why it works so well with mental focus for kids!
My all time favorite blend for this is dōTERRA® InTune, one swipe under the nose and application at the back of your neck keeps you focused for hours. And do you want to know a little secret most people don’t know?
Apply to your belly and see mental focus go up even more because the gut is our second brain. (And many of the oils found in dōTERRA® InTune have ingredients that help to temporarily decrease inflammation which helps your tummy.) In fact, there are more neurotransmitters in the gut than there are in your brain. MIND BLOWN, right?
The Gut & The Brain
When I learned that, I knew I needed to get as much intestinal support as possible, considering our modern day diets. dōTERRA® Pb assist® and dōTERRA® Terrazyme® are a great addition to intestinal support which in turn helps with mood and focus because of all the neurotransmitters in our intestines that directly affect our brain.
The Benefits Of A Cleanse
Have you ever noticed our brain and gut look similar in shape?! Going back to the need to focus, I have to say that I love adding 2 drops of wild orange and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil to my diffuser and pausing for a moment to b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
After a minute or two, I’m ready to tackle the world.
If you don’t have a diffuser, add a few drops of these essential oils to a warm bath, sniff from the bottle or apply to hands and cup hands in front of nose and breathe deeply.
As always, feel free to experiment! You may be pleasantly surprised.