dōTERRA Arise Chemistry


Emotions are a complex sum of the activity of multiple systems in the brain and body. For instance, think back to a day when you had a lot on your mind but just a few hours of sleep to get you through everything. Your central nervous system was probably agitated and stressed, while your peripheral nervous system probably felt sluggish and struggled to keep up. As you can see, a single stimulus can affect multiple body systems in different ways, causing a complex response that can be just as complex to manage. With this complexity in mind, doTERRA scientists and yoga specialist Elena Brower worked together to design doTERRA Arise, a new blend that helps calm the mind and energize the body. This unique combination of invigoration and relaxation promotes profound feelings like freedom, inspiration, and enlightenment.


The oils in doTERRA Arise Enlightening Blend were chosen carefully in order to create a blend with a beautiful aroma and powerful biological effects. Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, Melissa, and Fractionated Coconut Oil are the individual oils included in the doTERRA Arise blend. GC/MS analysis shows that the main chemical constituents in doTERRA Arise are limonene, beta-pinene, alpha pinene, bornyl acetate, and gamma terpinene.

  • Lemon and Grapefruit oil are both known for their energizing properties, which may be explained in part by their high limonene content. In one particular study on Lemon oil, researchers found that physiological parameters related to energy and arousal were significantly increased following inhalation of the oil.1 Another similar study found that inhalation of limonene alone is sufficient to enhance alertness and other measures of bodily arousal.2
  • Siberian Fir oil is rich in alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, and bornyl acetate, compounds that work by different mechanisms to calm and uplift the mind. One study used electroencephalogram (EEG) technology to show that alpha-pinene enhances the quality and duration of deep sleep.Bornyl acetate calms the mind by relaxing the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Feelings of tension that we experience but cannot control are usually linked to this division of the nervous system, which operates outside of conscious control. Studies involving aromatic administration of Siberian Fir oil and its constituent bornyl acetate have demonstrated relaxing effects both on the ANS and the CNS.4,5 Lastly, the constituent beta-pinene was included in the blend because it promotes feelings of happiness. Recent studies have shown that the uplifting effects of beta-pinene are explained by its interaction with the brain’s monoamine system.6 
  • Osmanthus and Melissa are floral oils that contain hundreds of compounds, including ketones, esters, ethers, alcohols, and aldehydes. Their diverse composition contributes to the unique aroma of the doTERRA Arise blend.
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil contains short chain fatty acids that moisturize the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. It helps balance the blend and prevent sensitive skin reactions after topical use.


doTERRA Arise can be used topically with or without dilution, and it can also be used aromatically. Diffuse this blend during your morning routine, during times of stress, or during yoga or a workout to experience a unique combination of invigoration and relaxation. Apply topically to promote feelings like freedom, inspiration, and enlightenment throughout the day.

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