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Episode 166: Supporting Your Body Inside and Out

In this episode we sit down with Kendra Bamforth to talk about how you can use essential oils to support your body on the inside and the outside. She'll discuss supporting your body with antioxidants, taking care of your skin, and more!


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doTERRA: When you take the best care of your body, you can tell the difference, and taking care of your whole body means looking at the inside as well as the outside. Today, we'll share a few tips on how to make sure you're giving your body everything it needs.

Welcome back to Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA, the podcast where you'll hear exciting, useful, and simple everyday uses for essential oils from experts in the field. If you like what you hear today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. We always appreciate hearing from you.

Today, we're excited to talk to Kendra Bamforth about taking the best care of your body, inside and out. Kendra, thank you so much for sitting down with us today.

Kendra Bamforth: Thank you, it's great to be here! I appreciate it.

doTERRA: This is such a fun topic to talk about because it kind of covers everything. Well, my first question is why is it important to help support our body? Why can't we just let our body do its own thing?

Kendra: This is a great question, and it seems like a pretty obvious answer, but so easily we don't do it. Our bodies are amazing when we're giving them the right tools to function at their best. When we're supporting our bodies correctly, we feel better. And then we're also able to live our lives at our fullest potential each day. So I'm a firm believer in focusing on supporting our bodies both inside and out each day. And as these daily actions compound, then you have long-term, healthy, successful results.

doTERRA: I love that. I love the notion that it's just these little actions, that you don't have to do these crazy, big things, but it's the little things every day.

Kendra: Absolutely!

doTERRA: So what is the role of antioxidants in supporting your body? I think that's a word that we hear a lot, but what do they actually do?

Kendra: OK, so this is a great question, and I know I'm just a mom of three boys, not a scientist, so I'm going to break it down for you. Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in our body. So think of free radicals as these unstable molecules that could possibly cause harm in our bodies if they get out of hand or if the levels are too high.

And like I said, our bodies are amazing. And when we already have these natural antioxidant defenses in place to help fight these free radicals and keep them in check, but giving our bodies additional tools that are natural, safe and effective can also provide even more added antioxidant support.

doTERRA: Definitely. Now this is a question you probably saw coming. But what doTERRA products can I use to receive antioxidant benefits?

doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®

Kendra: Oh, there are so many amazing oils and products, but I'll highlight a couple of my favorite top few. So there—hands down—would be doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack. This is the foundation of my health and wellness.

Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules

Another supplement that I never miss a day of using is Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules. So I’m sure, you've heard of turmeric. But you might not know that it contains curcuminoids, which actually help protect against oxidative damage in our cells, and it helps our body to fight the free radicals. So it's awesome not to mention that they're in dual chamber capsules, which are unique and unlike any other turmeric supplement on the market because it delivers both oils and extracts together. So this helps for maximized effectiveness.

doTERRA On Guard®

There are two oils that I want to highlight as well, and I would say doTERRA On Guard® and Copaiba. So On Guard, using it internally can support our body's natural antioxidant defenses. It's really easy to use internally.

So not only can you add a couple of drops to a veggie capsule each day, you can also make On Guard apples. Now this is a snack that I use with my boys. So you have a bowl of cold water. Add a couple of drops of On Guard, put your freshly cut apples in there, let them soak, and then drain the water and you have a fresh snack that not only is going to provide immune support, but is also going to help with antioxidant benefits.

You can also use On Guard in apple cider. So for the fall time, for family gatherings, use apple cider in a hot crockpot, if you will, and put it about a gallon or two of your apple cider and add just one, maybe two drops of On Guard. It's really refreshing. It makes your house smell amazing, and you're going to get all those benefits internally as well.


For Copaiba, I would say this is one that is unique. A lot of people have not heard of or used Copaiba, but it's one of my favorites to use in all areas, but especially because it does provide powerful antioxidant benefits internally.

So you can simply put a drop under your tongue. Or you can even add a drop into a spoonful of honey or agave and just stir that right into your hot tea. So it's perfect right before bed, and then you're giving your body all of this amazing support.

doTERRA: I love all of those ideas, and like you said, with the apples or little things, there's ways to help your kids take it as well and make sure they're getting those benefits.

Kendra: Absolutely. My oldest son actually uses the On Guard Beadlets, and so he's 10 years old. He can pop them in there and swallow them. So they're a smaller, easy way to get them internally, but still easy for kiddos too.

And a little tip for little ones. If you have an applesauce packet, you can put an On Guard Beadlet right in there. And the first time that they kind of squeeze that pouch and take their little veggie or applesauce pouch, they can get them internally as well, too. So all these mom tips and tricks that you got to do to help support our little ones’ bodies as well.

doTERRA: I love it! Well, shifting gears a little bit now, I want to talk about that outside of our body and how we can take care of that. Kendra, why is it that supporting our skin is so important?

Kendra: Oh, our skin's health is in correlation with our internal health, and I think we all know that when we have healthy, beautiful skin, not only does it help you feel confident, but it does make a world of a difference full circle. So it's very, very important to support our skin, not only internally but also on the outside as well.

doTERRA: Yes, absolutely. What are your personal favorite products to use topically to give that support to your skin?

Rose Touch

Kendra: Think floral oils. So these are my go-to. Not only do they smell amazing, and the aroma is just beautiful, they also offer many benefits. For example, Rose Touch rollerball, it promotes helping that even skin tone and healthy complexion. And it's really easy to add into your daily skin care routine because the rollerball form is just so simple to roll all over your face. So I would say definitely my Rose Touch rollerball is right there on the counter, ready to use every single morning and night.


And then there's Lavender. And Lavender is just—I always say it's a Swiss Army knife of essential oils. So with wild, active little boys, of course, I have Lavender everywhere. We have one in the bedroom. I have it in my purse—used to have it in diaper bags. We have them in backpacks—everywhere we're going for sports and activities because it does really, really help support and help soothe occasional skin irritation. So of course, we're running around the park or at football games, or just feeling certain types of ways for boys and just helping for your skin to calm on all levels. So definitely floral oils when you're just trying to help support your skin topically.

doTERRA: I think those are amazing recommendations! Kendra, it has been wonderful to talk to you and learn a little bit more about how we can use doTERRA to support our body, inside and out.

Kendra: Thank you so much! I appreciate your time today.

doTERRA: Thanks for joining us and congratulations on living a healthier lifestyle with essential oils. If you liked what you heard today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. Also, if you want to try any of the products you learned about, go to or find a Wellness Advocate near you to place an order today.

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