Precious Oils dōTERRA

Essential Oil Education coupled with handy DIY projects + Yoga and Meditation Practices to support you in your journey. All of the units are optional so you can make your way through what takes your interest first. Enjoy your learning and if you have any specific issues, questions or topics you'd like to know about please don't hesitate to ask. Love, Claudia xx



Covering the most important safety information to ensure safe use of your dōTERRA oils

UNIT THREE - step 1

 Oil safety

UNIT THREE - step 3

Kids & oils

UNIT THREE - step 5

Pregnancy & essential oils

UNIT THREE - step 2

Dilution chart

UNIT THREE - step 4

Essential oils for pets

UNIT THREE - step 6

Cleaning your diffusers


Oil Safety

We love that essential oils are pure natural plant products. However, even though they are natural, they are potent and can be misused.
Always read the information on the side of the bottle before using any essential oil and please note this information only relates to dōTERRA branded oils.
This post will cover the most important safety information so please be sure to read the entire post so that you do not miss anything.

TOPICAL USE (on your skin)

When using essential oils on your skin it is always recommended that you use a carrier oil. A carrier oil is simply an oil that can be used on the skin that helps ‘carry’ the essential oil into the skin. This helps the essential oils absorb better and minimises any sensitivity issues. dōTERRA recommends using fractionated coconut oil, however any carrier oil that is for use on the skin is fine to use. You may wish to use jojoba oil, apricot oil, almond oil, rosehip oil or any oil that is primarily used for skin.
We don’t recommend using cooking oils as they don’t absorb well into the skin. They can leave an oily residue and may also stain your clothing.
See the image below (Step 2) in relation to easy dilution rates.
There are also some essential oils which are stronger than most, which you will need to dilute a little bit more before using on your skin. These are generally herb oils, spice oils, and some citrus oils. Most of these essential oils have a warming effect on the skin and can cause irritation if used undiluted. These are listed in the dilution chart below.


When using citrus oils on your skin you should minimise prolonged sun exposure for that area of skin. For example, skip the citrus oils in your aromatic dressing or ‘purefume’ if you are planning on spending the day at the park or the beach.
Essential oils should never be used in the eyes, ears or nose, or any other ‘sensitive’ area. If you do happen to get oils in these places avoid washing out with water, use a carrier oil-soaked cloth or paper towel and wipe over the area, or seek medical attention if severe. This is the recommendation also if you or your child gets a large amount of a ‘hot’ oil on their skin. Do not shower. Instead use a carrier oil and continue to wipe the area until the uncomfortable feeling subsides.
For more information about using oils on your skin – check out this e-book: 

AROMCATIC USE (in your diffuser or directly smelling)

Aromatic use is one of the safest ways to use your oils and, in some cases, the most effective. However, if you use too many drops in a diffuser it can be too overpowering.
We recommend for smaller rooms to use up to five drops in total. In large open areas such as open living areas you could use anywhere between 5 to 15 drops. Always start off with less because you can always add an extra couple of drops if you feel that it is needed.
When diffusing your essential oils make sure that you are using a cool mist (ultrasonic) diffuser. Steamers and humidifiers can reduce the effectiveness of essential oils because the heat can damage their therapeutic properties.
For more information about using oils aromatically – check out this e-book: 

INTERNAL USE OF OILS (for food flavouring)

Essential oils are heavily concentrated and, in some cases, they can be up to 50 to 70 times more concentrated than the plant itself – so a little goes a long way.
When using oils to flavour your food, start off with using the end of a toothpick and stirring that through – taste testing as you go along. One drop is usually all that you need especially when using the herb and spice oils, as they are quite concentrated.
When using essential oils to flavour your water, ensure that you are using a glass or stainless steel vessel. Essential oils can interfere with the chemistry of some plastics which may break it down, or leach some of the toxins from the plastic into your water. You only need a small amount of oil to flavour your water so start with one drop. As mentioned above take extra care when using spice or herb oils as these can cause a warming sensation or irritate sensitive skin especially around the mouth and inside the mouth.
There are other reasons you may wish to use oils internally for specific health reasons, so for more information in relation to using your oils internally check out this e-book:


Dilution Chart

This is just a quick reference post for our dilution guide for use when using oils topically on your skin.


Kids & Oils

We are sure you were as excited as we were to get these natural products into your home to support your whole family.
Essential oils are safe for adults and children, however we have to remember that these are pure, potent plant products. So, a little always goes a long way.
In the image below, you will see some simple dilution rates for your whole family.
We also get that you are incredibly busy and may not have all the oils that you want just yet to make up some of the recipes for specific blends. This is why dōTERRA created a collection just for kids. This is so your kids can have their own very special set of natural resources to use when they feel called to. Obviously, we do advise that they are only used under supervision, especially in little hands.
We’re sure your kids love the oils just like all of our kids do. So, knowing that they have their own blends that they can use and connect with is just so powerful for our little people. dōTERRA has created each of these kid-friendly blends with children in mind—their fragrance preferences, emotional needs, and most common health complaints.
Each blend represents either the body, mind or the heart.
There are 2 blends to support their growing bodies – these are Stronger and Rescuer.
Stronger is amazing to help support their bodies stay well throughout the year and Rescuer our is the perfect blend for those growing bodies and those active bodies when they need some discomfort support.
For the mind, we have Thinker and Calmer. Thinker is an amazing oil blend to help your kids remain focused on daily activities. It is a perfect blend to pop in their pencil cases for them to roll on at school when they need a little bit of a pick me up or if their mind is a little bit too noisy and they need some support concentrating. Calmer is a beautiful blend to help calm their minds to drift off into a peaceful sleep. You can also use this when your kids really need that additional support to remain calm during stressful situations, or just to ‘calm their farms’ after school.
We just love how dōTERRA has incorporated mind, body and soul in this line, so we have two beautiful blends to support their hearts. These oils are Steady and Brave.
Steady is a beautiful blend to help with grounding and calming and a beautiful way for your kids to start their day off with the right mindset. Think of this as Balance for kids.
Then we have Brave, which is a beautiful blend that helps kids recognise and understand when they’re feeling scared or worried. It is so powerful to give kids this empowerment over their own thoughts and feelings. From a young age we are helping them recognise when they are feeling a little bit fearful and want to feel like they can conquer the world. This beautiful oil is an aromatic anchor to help them do this.
In the US warehouse we have a new addition to this kit to support the body, which is an essential oil called Tamer to help tame those little tummies. You can order this from the US warehouse and hopefully it will be added to the Australian collection for kids in the very near future.
If you love mixing up little potions for your kids, just use the dilution chart below so that you can ensure that it is the right ratio.
If you’re not sure how to use a roller bottle we have a video in the first unit ‘How to use your oils’ showing you how to best fill up your roller bottles and we also have a post that gives you links to all of our favourite essential oil accessories so that you can get the highest quality roller bottles at the best price.
As a hot tip from some Mums who have been doing this for a little while, we recommend when making up a new blend that you:
  1. Put the stickers of what oils you put in the blend on the outside of the roller bottle
  2. Also pop a blank sticker with who the essential oil was made for; and
  3. What the blend was used for (e.g. Digestion).
If you are anything like us and get carried away making all of these amazing blends then possibly forget what you made that blend for the stickers are a must. These stickers come with your starter pack. If you ever run out, you can re-order in the accessories tab of your account for just $1.
If you’re not sure whether that blend is going to be suitable for your circumstances and you don’t want to waste your precious oils, you can just halve or even quarter the roller bottle recipe to begin with until you know what is the best mix for you. So obviously fraction out the amount of the drops as per the recipe and only fill up your coconut oil to the desired level.
In relation to safety, which we covered in the safety post, it is a great reminder to just make sure that you keep the oils out of reach of your little ones, especially the ultra clever toddlers who seem to be able to get into the highest of places.
These are natural products, however your kids are going to love them just as much as you do and may want to grab a bottle and have a play themselves. Most of the oils are going to be fine, but we don’t want your little one grabbing the full bottle of Oregano and rubbing that all over their skin as it is a very potent and hot oil. It’s Murphy’s Law for parents isn’t it? They’re likely not going to grab the lavender, they’re going to grab the most potent oil you’ve got.
If you find that your little ones or even yourself, do get excess oils on your skin, be sure to use a carrier oil to remove it, not water. Water intensifies essential oils and also spreads it further. The carrier oil will actually carry the oil off the skin a lot easier.


Essential Oils For Pets

You’re probably wondering, because of the amazing benefits of essential oils in humans, whether you could use essential oils to support your pets. The answer is yes you can, but not all oils are safe for pets due to the chemical make-up of their bodies being completely different to humans.
As we’re not vets, we don’t want to see any of our advice (even with the best intentions) harming anyone in your family. So, if you are really interested in using essential oils around your pets there is an amazing vet in the US that has great resources on just that.
Here is the link to the Essential Oil Vet, where you can find out more information about using these amazing oils to support your pets naturally:
Or you can follow her on Facebook here:


Pregnancy & Essential Oils

If you are currently pregnant, or planning on falling pregnant, we thought we would cover off the most asked questions so that you know how to find the right information about using your oils and dōTERRA products during your pregnancy.
We hear most pregnant ladies say that as soon as they found out that they were pregnant they ceased using ALL of their oils because they didn’t know if they were safe. The truth is MOST oils are perfectly safe to use whilst pregnant. As long as you are following the safety recommendations from trusted professionals.
So, let us break it down for you!
Can I use oils when pregnant?
The answer is yes! But quality matters, so this only refers to dōTERRA’s oils as they are therapeutic grade and the highest quality oils in the world.
An amazing resource is ‘The Essential Oil Midwife” in her Book ‘Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies – The Essential Midwife’.
She says…
“I often tell my clients, ‘If you get sick, there isn’t much you can take while pregnant, but essential oils are very effective for most ailments and perfectly safe in pregnancy’.Essential oils can be extremely beneficial during pregnancy, labour, birth, and even the postpartum period. I have found that using essential oils on a daily basis is the best way to eliminate a mom’s emotional stress levels.”
She has amazing knowledge on the subject so we highly recommend purchasing her book so you can cover all of the questions and uses for what will work for you personally.  The book is simply amazing and it discusses fertility right through to postpartum. It is full of recipes to help you also. So it is well worth the purchase 🙂
But a blogger said it was dangerous to use most of the oils I have?
We would only take information from a trusted professional.
The truth is, we are not experts, so you need to seek one out, which is why we have recommended the book above.


Cleaning Your Diffusers

Cleaning out your diffuser is super important. It helps your diffuser run easier and more effectively. If you’re using a diffuser frequently you may wish to give it a clean every couple of weeks. For the diffusers that aren’t used as often, you may want to give him a clean once a month.
The best way to clean your diffusers is to fill them nearly to the max line with water and add a good squirt of vinegar. You can add a few drops of lemon essential oil as well to loosen up any grime. Run the diffuser for about 5 to 10 minutes and then discard the water and wipe out with a clean cloth or paper towel.
For hard to reach spots in your diffuser you can use cotton buds to clean.

UNIT FOUR - Using Oils for DIY & Personal Self care

Pure, high-grade natural alternatives to support yours and your family’s wellbeing.


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Product Guide

Gives you all the scientific information about the products.

Aromatic Use of Essential Oils

Smelling a potent aroma can uplift us, bring back pleasant memories, warn us of danger, help us relax, and so much more.

Topical Use of Essential Oils

Topical application of essential oils is one of the fastest, simplest ways to experience the benefits of essential oils for the body.

Internal Use of Essential Oils

Internal essential oil use offers some exclusive benefits for the body that aromatic and topical use simply cannot accomplish.

Google Drive for E-Books & Recipes

Internal essential oil use offers some exclusive benefits for the body that aromatic and topical use simply cannot accomplish.