3 Oil Thursday


Oregano

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional health practices for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties.* The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess cleansing and antioxidant properties.* Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin. One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function; Oregano can be taken more frequently when seasonal threats are high or as needed to further boost immunity.* In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano supports healthy digestion.* Oregano also acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends and can help support healthy respiratory function when taken internally.*

Uses
Take one drop daily to maintain healthy immune function.*
Add one to two drops to a veggie capsule to support healthy respiratory function.*
Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.
Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

Statements with asterisks refer to internal use.  All others refer to aromatic or topical use. 


Peppermint

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps to alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

Uses
Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Statements with asterisks refer to internal use.  All others refer to aromatic or topical use.


Fennel

Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion is equally noteworthy.* Fennel may help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract and can be added to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.* Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.*

Uses
Take internally to support healthy respiratory function.*
Put a drop of Fennel in water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.*
Add to desserts for an additional depth of flavour.
Add 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to promote digestion.*