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Episode 291: Using TriEase Plus a Look at Citrus Twist

In this episode we sit down with Lauren Busch, Director of Product Education at doTERRA, to talk all about TriEase. She'll discuss the essential oils inside of TriEase, some of the benefits, as well as how she likes to incorporate it into her routine. Then, we'll explore the essential oils inside the Citrus Twist blend.

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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.

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Today, we’re excited to talk to Lauren Busch, Director of Product Education at doTERRA, all about TriEase. Plus, we’ll take a look at the oils inside the Citrus Twist blend.

doTERRA: Lauren, thank you so much for being here with us today. To start us off today, can you tell us a little bit about TriEase?

Lauren: So both my husband and my daughter are huge fans of the TriEase Softgels. So it’s that time of year. Uh, some of us have a love-hate relationship with springtime, right? I know I have two family members in my household that definitely do. My husband, first of all—he is always up bright and early, first thing in the morning. 5:00 a.m., he’s up ready and going to the gym . . . until springtime hits.

And then I watch him. He’s a little bit more groggy, a little bit more tired. He’s a little more demotivated to get up out of bed and outside in the morning.

And then I have a teenage daughter who loves being outside. It doesn’t matter if it’s the dead of winter freezing cold, she will still find every reason to get out, enjoy some fresh air, go for a walk, and loves being outside. But springtime again. She’s got that love-hate relationship early in the springtime.

doTERRA: And what are some of the essential oils that are inside this supplement?

Lauren: They have a mix of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils in them, and it’s so easy for you to be able to, you know, pop a softgel as needed.

doTERRA: And before we end today, can you tell us a little bit about how you incorporate TriEase into your and your family’s routine?

Lauren: We have a couple different routines in our household, because what I love about our doTERRA products is that you can really personalize your wellness routine. So they use some things in common, but they use them a little bit differently. So I’ll share two different experiences. And just really for anybody who’s listening, I just want to encourage you that you learn to listen and kind of create your routine based on what works best for you.

And I hope some of these tips really help, but just know that you might find, like, your own unique oils that you reach for, oils that you diffuse, products that you utilize that you know really work for you whatever season you’re in and make you feel like, you know, “I’m in charge.” Like I know what to do. I know what my body’s needs are. I know what it’s asking for, and I can handle this season.

My husband and my daughter both—they use TriEase both morning and night, and that becomes part of their routine starting in the springtime. And that is really helpful for them. But there’s a couple other things that we have found that have been incredibly helpful. One is obviously I forget what movie it’s from, but there’s that line. It’s that quote. It’s like, “It’s nature! It’s all over me. Get it off!” So hopping in the shower, getting a nice fresh, clean slate after being outdoors can be a huge help and kind of a reset for the body.

Uh, second is my husband loves taking Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint directly underneath the tongue. So he’ll take a drop or two of each one right underneath his tongue. Especially if we’ve been with the kids at the park, working out in the yard. Just a day where we’re a little bit more in nature. He’s found that works really well for him.

My daughter, on the other hand, is not a fan of you using those oils in that way. So what she has found that works best for her is she’ll do the same three oils—Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint—but she mixes them into some raw local honey, and she just puts it on a spoon, and down the hatch it goes. And that has worked brilliantly for her.

You know, there’s a lot of different things that you might reach for—the Breathe essential oil blend. You can pop it in your diffuser. Both my husband and daughter love the stick. The Breathe stick is one of their favorites. We never run out of that in our household. It’s put in multiple places inside the house. That’s something easy for them to be able to utilize. Keeping Breathe drops on hand.

And again, there’s probably oils and routines that you’re going to find work best for you. I think that the most important piece to all of it is having it on hand and ready to go, because when you’re already uncomfortable in that moment, having to wait and go find a tool that is, you know, supportive for the body, for you, that’s when things get kind of messy, right? So making sure that you know what you need, have enough things on hand, have them easy to reach for, and that’s really important.

And then I’ll add one more key piece that we have found over the last year that’s been really helpful. And that is utilizing PB Restore on a daily basis. So gut health is so vital and so important for every aspect of health, especially and including immune health. So utilizing PB Restore on a daily basis, most of the time during the year, my daughter will take one. Previously she used our amazing PB Assist+, and so now she takes two PB Restore every single day. And so does my husband, and well, my whole family does. Everybody is able to swallow, uh, takes a new PB Restore, and my little ones are using the PB Assist sachets.

So again, being able to really support what is the foundational wellness points that we need to hit. And it’s definitely gut health. It’s definitely microbiome health. And then what are those tools that we learn to reach for as needed, when needed. And really, again, customizing your wellness routine and finding what works best for you. And being really in tune for what my body needs at this moment and knowing what my options are.

doTERRA: Lauren, thank you so much for sitting down with us today, teaching us a little bit more about TriEase and how we can use it with our families.

Citruses have the power to invoke a wonderful vision of summer. Laying on the beach with a lemonade, riding bikes in the sunshine, running through the sprinklers, and eating popsicles as the sun sets. We decided to take all of those feelings and bottle them. Today we’re going to talk about some internal historical uses for some of these plants, but we want to remind you that not all of these oils and blends are for internal use and should only be used aromatic or topically.

Any internal benefits discussed for the individual oils in the blend are not applicable to aromatic or topical use. Also, various plant parts such as the leaves, bark, flower, stem, fruit, peel, bud, resin, etc. were often used for many different practices and benefits. These historical uses are mentioned here to offer insight as we explore the histories of oils and plants. As such, these ancient uses are solely for informational purposes and are not being advocated or recommended by doTERRA. Proceed at your own risk with such uses.

We’re thrilled to talk to you today about a blend that’s ready for warmer weather and fun activities: Citrus Twist. This fresh, citrusy blend with a zing of spice is a fun combination of Wild Orange, Lemongrass, Litsea, Ginger, and ginger extract that’s ready to bring the sense of summer right to you. No one really knows when the orange was first cultivated, but it’s believed to have originated in ancient China, and the earliest mention of the sweet orange in particular was in Chinese literature in 314 BC, and their popularity has only grown.

As of 1987, orange trees were found to be the most cultivated fruit tree in the world, and as of 2012, sweet oranges, which is the group our Wild Orange comes from, accounted for approximately 70% of citrus production. And if that wasn’t enough to show how popular this is, in 2017, 73 million tons of oranges were grown worldwide.

You can also see the orange popping up in different places throughout history. Because of Alexander the Great’s conquests, the orange was introduced to Europe. Because of its introduction to Europe, Nostradamus was able to come in contact with the fruit almost 2000 years later. Of course, you may know Nostradamus as someone who wrote books of prophecy and foretelling, but did you know that he also wrote something entitled Treatise on Cosmetics and Conserves? And in this writing, he described how to use the blossoms and the fruit of the orange to make cosmetics.

The sweet orange is one of the most important crops in the world. It is mainly used for extraction and consumption of its fresh juice. In addition, due to the chemical compounds present in its byproducts and waste, sweet orange has also been studied for its health benefits, making it a sweet addition to the citrus twist blend.

Lemongrass is native to tropical regions such as Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania and is an important ingredient in many traditional Asian cuisines—like those of Vietnam and Thailand, where it provides both the base and added flavorings for numerous soups. In countries such as India, China, and Thailand, it has been used as a flavoring agent in beverages and desserts.

The scent of lemongrass is fresh and light, with a hint of lemon citrus, even though it is actually a grass. It belongs to a family known as Gramineae, the same family that Citronella and Palmarosa belong to. Its pleasing scent makes it very useful in perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics.

In hoodoo. Lemongrass is the primary ingredient of van van oil, one of the most popular oils used in conjure. Van van oil is an old hoodoo formula designed to clear away evil, provide magical protection, open the road to new prospects, change bad luck to good, and empower amulets and charms. It is the most popular of the New Orleans hoodoo recipes. Lemongrass is used in this preparation and on its own in hoodoo to protect against evil, spiritually cleanse the house, and to bring good luck in love affairs.

In addition to cooking and personal care products, lemongrass has also been used throughout history and traditional wellness practices. In India, it has long been used in their traditional practices, and in Latin America they would often brew a tea with the grass to take advantage of its wellness benefits. The leaves of the grass were also chewed, or the sap would be made into a compress to utilize. Today, lemongrass continues to be used in Cuba and the Caribbean as part of their natural wellness solutions.

There are over 1000 species of ginger plant that exist in the world today. But did you know that ginger is a cultigen? A cultigen is a plant, species or variety known only in cultivation, especially one with no known wild ancestor.

We know that ginger originated from Island Southeast Asia and that it does not exist in its wild state. And while it is most often called a ginger root, it is in fact not a root at all. It’s a rhizome, which is an underground stem.

The Austronesian peoples—or more accurately, Austronesian-speaking peoples—are a large group of various peoples in Taiwan, Island Southeast Asia, Micronesia, coastal New Guinea, Island Melanesia, Polynesia, and Madagascar that speak the Austronesian languages. Ginger was carried with them in their voyages as canoe plants during the Austronesian expansion, starting from around 5000 BC. They introduced it to the Pacific Islands in prehistory, long before any contact with other civilizations.

The rhizomes and the leaves were used to flavor food or eaten directly. The leaves were also used to weave mats. Aside from these uses, ginger had religious significance among Austronesians, being used in traditional wellness and also for asking protection from spirits. It was also used in the blessing of Austronesian ships.

In Indian cuisine, ginger is a key ingredient and has a role in traditional Ayurvedic practices, which is one of the world’s oldest wellness systems and remains one of India’s traditional wellness systems to this day.

Ginger is used in many forms—for example raw, crushed, or powdered—in the culinary practices of cultures around the world. Everywhere around the world, people have fallen in love with the scent, taste, and benefits of ginger. The Ginger in the citrus twist blend adds a fun spiciness that makes this blend perfect for any time.

Litsea might be the oil in this blend that you may be the most unfamiliar with. It belongs to the Lauraceae family, which includes the true laurel and its relatives, though it is a very broad family that includes things from the bay leaf to the avocado. Listsea cubeba, commonly known as mujiangzi, Chinese pepper, or mountain pepper, is a small tree native to southern China and tropical Southeast Asia.

The tree bears pale, lemon-scented flowers and small fruits that look like peppers, which is where the nicknames come from. Although it is native to southern China and other parts of tropical Southeast Asia, it is most widely cultivated in Japan, Taiwan, and China. The benefits and properties of this plant have been known for thousands of years. It’s been used by the indigenous people of Taiwan in their traditional wellness practices, as well as in traditional Chinese wellness practices.

Litsea essential oil was not introduced to the Western world until the 1950s, when it was introduced as a source of citron. After it made its way to Western culture, it began to be wildly used in fragrances, flavorings, and soaps, and we are so glad Litsea has continued to make its mark on cultures around the world, contributing a fresh brightness to finish off this, blend—your perfect summer companion.

Thanks for joining us and congratulations on living a healthier lifestyle with essential oils. If you want to try any of the products you learned about, click on the link in the episode description or find a wellness advocate near you to place an order today.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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