March 17, 2012
A whiff of rosemary gives your brain a boost
December 2, 2011
Season Your Immune System
In the field of combating infections, oregano oil has been demonstrated in both traditional texts and clinical papers to be potent and effective. It has been shown to guard against and kill various types of infections including Candida albicans, E. coli, Staphylococcus, Sclerotinia, Bacillus cereus, Trypanosoma, Giardia, Aspergillus, multiple food-borne pathogens and various fungi. Read the full article here:
September 15, 2011
Astaxanthin shows benefits against colitis, for mice at least
(our xEO Mega contains astaxanthin)
Consuming the carotenoid astaxanthin as part of the diet may reduce the development of colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel condition, suggests new data from mice. Read the full article here:
Sep 1, 2011
Scientific literature supports safety of essential oil mouthrinses
Antimicrobial mouthrinses provide anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis benefits beyond brushing and flossing alone. Read the full article here:
April 1, 2010
Thyme, Cinnamon essential oils among oils researched as key anti-microbials
Researchers say oils distilled from plants are highly effective against drug-resistant bacterial infections and could prove to be an inexpensive way to combat super-bugs found in hospital settings. Read the full article here:
March 23, 2010
Article Highlights dōTERRA's AromaTouch Technique and CPTG Essential Oils as Answers to Insomnia
Penny Stine, a reporter for the Daily Sentinel, recently experienced relief from her insomnia after experiencing an AromaTouch massage with CPTG essential oils. "In my never-ending quest to enjoy more than one night’s sleep in any given week, I hosted an aromatherapy gathering at my house the other night." Read more here: http://www.gjsentinel.com/special_sections/articles/ending_insomnia_one_relaxing_w
November 11, 2009
Report Warns Against Overuse of Household Disinfectants and Suggests Essential Oils as Alternatives
(ConsumerAffairs.com author: Lisa Wade McCormick) The report by Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) -- titled “Disinfectant Overkill: How Too Clean May Be Hazardous to Our Health” -- cites more than 40 scientific studies that illustrate the health risks associated with chemicals found in kitchen cleaners, handy wipes, and other common cleaning products.
WVE’s report also outlines several “green” alternatives to cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals, including the essential oils of thyme, rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, and oregano.
June 4, 2009
dōTERRA™ Essential Oils in the News
On the May 4, 2009, episode of Fox 13's morning show, Michelle Howard, Spa Director at the Zermatt, promoted the use of dōTERRA essential oils. Michelle shared several spa treatment recipes using dōTERRA essential oils that make perfect pampering gifts for Mother's Day. To view the news video, click here. For the Zermatt's spa recipes using dōTERRA essential oils, please visit our blog.
March 19, 2009
Frankincense, Gift From 3 Wise Men, May Treat Bladder Cancer
Turns out frankincense, an aromatic tree oil burned as incense and used frequently in Christian church services, may be helpful in treating bladder cancer, a study finds.
Scientists tested an enriched extract of frankincense — believed to be one of the gifts presented to baby Jesus from the three wise men — on human bladder cancer cells and normal bladder cells in laboratory experiments, according to a study published this month in the British Medical Council journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The oil suppressed cancer growth and activated the mechanisms that worked to kill the cancerous cells, according to researchers from the University of Oklahoma, French news agency Agence France-Presse reports.
"Frankincense oil may represent an inexpensive alternative therapy for patients currently suffering from bladder cancer," lead researcher Doctor Hsueh-Kung Lin told AFP.
February 12, 2009
dōTERRA™ International hosts Sleep Awareness Event to benefit Kids On The Move, a UT based non-profit organization
Orem - February 17, 2009 - dōTERRA International, a Utah-based wellness company, is partnering with Brigham Young University Recreation Management students to host the 1st Annual Pajama-Rama during National Sleep Awareness Week (March 1-8, 2009). According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll, 58 percent of US adults report at least one symptom of insomnia in the past year. Insufficient sleep can cause a wide range of health issues in both children and adults.
September 25, 2008
Lavender in the News
A recent article at (star-telegram.com) reported that in a recent study at the Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, 14 intensive care nurses who worked 12 hour shifts rubbed essential oils on their forearms and were then asked to rate their stress levels. Half were given a true lavender and clary sage essential oil, while the other half were given a placebo oil made from almond oil. More than half of the nurses using the lavender essential oil reported a decrease in perceived stress. The article emphasizes the importance of using a pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil that has not been diluted or spiked with chemical fillers.*
Lavender was also mentioned at (chron.com), in a reference to a study reporting just five minutes of exposure to a mild lavender scent helps curb the release of cortisol, a stress hormone that can trigger inflammation and lead to premature aging. Other studies are reported to demonstrate lavender's support in fighting insomnia and working as a calming agent. Lavender also has antiseptic properties and can be used to calm headaches when rubbed onto the temples.* (But you already knew that, didn't you?)
* dōTERRA products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Although dōTERRA welcomes submissions of personal product testimonials by individuals, no compensation is provided for submissions. Product testimonials reflect personal experience with dōTERRA products. Individual results may vary.
September 5, 2008
New dōTERRA Typography Standards
In an effort to create brand equity through the consistent use of our name and logo, we will no longer use the upper-case "dōTERRA" version of our company name in typewritten content. Instead, we will only use a lower-case lead letter "d" and "ō" and upper case "TERRA" to more closely mimic the typography of our logo mark, "dōTERRA."
The only exception to this typography standard will be the use of an "o" without a top line for non-HTML viewing of e-mails. We ask for your patience as we make these updates to existing company materials, and we encourage you to follow this standard in your future communications that include our company name, dōTERRA.
(To insert the top line above the "o" in Microsoft Word, go to Insert, then Symbol, find the appropriate character on the pop-up palette, and then press Insert. The "ō" character is available in common san-serif fonts such as Arial or Franklin Gothic and is also available in Times Roman. You can also set up an automatic replace function in Microsoft Word using the AutoCorrect Option in the Spelling & Grammar tool.)
August 15, 2008
dōTERRA Launch Celebration rapidly approaching
Join us on October 17 and 18 for two days of intensive essential oil training from industry and wellness experts. We will be introducing our new line of Lifelong Wellness nutritionals and other new essential oil products at the event so you won't want to miss it! We will also celebrate our official company launch with friends and associates of our rapidly expanding dōTERRA family.
dōTERRA recently held an exciting conference call with company executives. Important details pertaining to the upcoming Launch Celebration & Training Conference 2008 were discussed. A recorded version of the call is available for those who missed it:
Playback Number: (712) 432-1282
Access Code: 561359#
July 29, 2008
MJ Assist™, FM Assist™, and Spa Therapy Bath Salts Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the availability of our first two products in our Health Assist™ targeted wellness line, MJ Assist™ and FM Assist™, two all-natural dietary supplements formulated with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. We would also like to announce the availability of our first product offering in our dōTERRA Spa line, Spa Therapy Bath Salts, a custom blend of therapeutic bath salts from around the world that provide a soothing and detoxifying medium for using dōTERRA essential oils in therapeutic bathing.
July 11, 2008
Losing fat with fragrance
In a world where thin is in, everyone longs to lose weight. Whether the problem is hereditary or a consequence of bad eating habits, it is essential that you don't ignore weight gain or take it lightly because it could lead to fatal diseases later in life. Click here to read full article
How your home smells is as important as how your home looks
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils can make your home feel both cleaner and cozier. The aroma can also imply a cultural influence and the use of essential oils can disinfect and even keep pests such as ants and spiders at bay.
June 20, 2008
dōTERRA Announces Insect Repellent Blend
dōTERRA is proud to announce the forthcoming launch of TerraShield™
As reported recently in HealthNewsDigest--"DEET is commonly known as the king of mosquito repellents, though not everyone is keen to slather it on their skin. A study conducted in the late 1980s on Everglades National Park employees to determine the effects of DEET found that a full one-quarter of the subjects studied experienced negative health effects that they blamed on exposure to the chemical. Effects included rashes, skin irritation, numb or burning lips, nausea, headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia, in studies on rats, found that frequent and prolonged DEET exposure led to diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes, and concluded that humans should stay away from products containing it."
dōTERRA's "TerraShield" Repellent Blend includes only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is derived from eucalyptus leaves and is the only plant-based active ingredient for insect repellents approved by the CDC, is one of the oils found in this new blend. This new blend of oils will be up to 10 times more effective than DEET.
See also: Green alternatives to DEET-based bug sprays
June 17, 2008
Scent-sational by nature
Fewer women wear traditional perfumes or scents at all. They cite allergies and environmental concerns over how perfume is produced as reason to hark back to its natural origins. Meanwhile, the aromatherapy industry booms with natural essential oils as key ingredients.
May, 2008 FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News)
Essential Oils Now Used In Mainstream Medicine
The healing powers of essential oils have been known for centuries. Now a Fort Worth hospital is the first in North Texas to take those powers to a clinical level. http://cbs11tv.com/local/essential.oils.lavender.2.690747.html
April 03, 2008
How Aromatherapy is Beneficial for Health
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical wellbeing. Aroma therapists blend therapeutic essential oils especially for each individual and suggest methods of use such as topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate the desired responses. http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/57401
March 25, 2008
Essential Tips for Aromatherapy
Don't buy perfume oils thinking they are the same thing as essential oils. Perfume oils do not offer the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Even if you only intend on using aromatherapy in your lifestyle for the sheer enjoyment of the aroma, essential oils that are breathed in can offer therapeutic benefits. These benefits do not occur with the use of perfume oils. http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/56346
Citrus essential oils could be antimicrobials for food
Citrus oils - particularly those already used as flavourings - could be an ideal alternative to chemical-based antimicrobials for food applications, says a new paper. http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/ng.asp?n=83939-citrus-antimicrobial